Funding Your International Experience

Funding your experience abroad can be challenging. Fortunately, Oregon State and the College of Forestry offer a number of scholarships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and interns, as well as some resources for external sources of grants, sponsorships, or scholarships. Wherever you want to go, we can help you get there. 

Funding through OSU

Oregon State has many international scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors in good academic standing. In some cases, your OSU Financial Aid can apply towards your abroad experience, and qualifying graduate students can apply for affiliated grant opportunities. 

 

College of Forestry

The College of Forestry seeks to support its students in their international endeavors as much as possible. As the only college to offer an international fund for its students, the Dean's Investment Fund helps dozens of CoF students go abroad every year.

Dean's Investment Fund Awards for International Engagement

Believing that knowledge of the world beyond our national borders is essential to a well-educated citizenry, the College of Forestry is committed to expanding international learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Dean's Investment Fund Awards have been put in place to assist undergraduate and graduate students in pursuing their interests through international study, research, internships, and other collaborative experiences.

Learn more about the Awards and application process

Apply Now 

Funding for Exchange at University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury provides funding to students interested in completing an exchange program at the university. This scholarship is run through the Dean's Investment Fund Awards application but there are specific funds set aside for students exchanging at UC. 

Learn more about this funding 

 

OSU GO Scholarships

OSU's study abroad office, OSU Global Opportunities, has many scholarships available to students of all majors, both undergraduate and graduate. There is one common application for most of their scholarships, so you don't have to worry about finding out which ones you qualify for.

Awarded for: Various types of international study for a minimum of 4-10 weeks in length.

Majors: Any

Eligibility: Determined through their common application. Must be a current OSU student.

Details

 

OSU Prestigious Scholarships

OSU's Prestigious Scholarship office exists to help high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students pursue international study and research. From scholarships to grants and fellowships, they are ready to help.

More Information

 

 

 Other OSU Undergraduate Scholarship Resources

 

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

Awarded for: Students with financial need to study or intern abroad

Majors: Any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen undergraduate students in good academic standing, must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant

Program Details 

Boren Undergraduate Award for International Study (NSEP)

Awarded for:  Up to one year of language-focused study in areas critical to U.S. interests

Majors:  Any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen undergraduate, interested in a career with the U.S. government

Program Details

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Awarded for: One academic year of study, research, or teaching abroad to increase international understanding

Majors: any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; graduating senior, recent graduate, or graduate student (see program details for other categories)

Program Details

Marshall Scholarship

Awarded for: One to two years graduate study in UK to foster ties between UK and American citizens

Majors: Any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, graduating senior or recent graduate, Minimum 3.7 GPA, must have completed bachelor’s degree prior to Marshall scholarship start date

Program Details

 

 

External Undergraduate Scholarships & Programs

 There are thousands of scholarships available from non-affiliated sources, many of which are specifically created to help students study or intern abroad. 

 

Critical Language Scholarship

Awarded for: 8-10 week fully funded overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experience in 14 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. 

Majors: Any

Program Details

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Practical Traineeships

Awarded for: Students in Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry to pursue internships in commercial enterprises, research and higher education institutes for 2-3 months (dependent on internship provider). Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Majors: Any

Program Details

Freeman-Asia (Awards for Study in Asia)

Awarded for:  U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. 

Majors: Any

Program Details

Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Awarded for: Three- to six-week academic and cultural summer programs in the UK.

Majors: Any

Program Details

Fund for Education Abroad

Awarded for: U.S undergraduates planning on studying abroad for a summer to a full year. There are 8 available scholarships and one application to fill out. Looking for students with financial need, first-generation college students, community college students, or other underrepresented groups.

Majors: Any

Program Details

Ernst Mach Grant 

Awarded for: undergraduates interested in studying abroad and researching in Austria. 

Majors: Any

Program Details

Marshall Plan Scholarships

Awarded for: research in the technical sciences in Austria. 

Majors: Sciences and/or engineering

You must be nominated by your university to apply. Contact Michele Justice for more information. 

 

Other external, non-university affiliated scholarship opportunities may be found via the sites below:

www.studyabroadfunding.org
www.diversityabroad.com
www.InternationalScholarships.com
www.latinocollegedollars.org/
 
www.studyabroad.com/forum/financial_aid.html
www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org

 

 

Graduate Scholarships

Students in graduate programs cannot apply for undergraduate scholarships, unless specified. However, there are several scholarships and grants available, both from OSU and external sources.

 

College of Forestry

 

Dean's Investment Fund Awards for International Engagement

Believing that knowledge of the world beyond our national borders is essential to a well-educated citizenry, the College of Forestry is committed to expanding international learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Dean's Investment Fund Awards have been put in place to assist undergraduate and graduate students in pursuing their interests through international study, research, internships, and other collaborative experiences.

Learn more about the Awards and application process

Apply Now 

J. Richard Dilworth Graduate Award in Forestry

The J. Richard Dilworth Memorial Fund was established in 1983 to honor long-time College of Forestry faculty member "Dick" Dilworth in order to "improve the quality of the programs in the College of Forestry."

Awards from the memorial fund are available to graduate students in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management (FERM) and in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES), and are given in priority of scholarship, student travel, and teaching grants. Questions can be directed to doug.maguire@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-4215.  

Lee Harris Travel Grant

The Lee Harris Travel Grant Committee offers grants exclusively to FERM graduate students. If you are attending a conference or plan to in the near future, this is a chance to receive additional funding! All graduate students in the FERM department are eligible.

 

 

External Sources

Like undergraduate scholarships, there are many external scholarships, grants, and fellowships that you can apply for. Some partner with specific universities, while others are open to particular regions, countries, or the world. Below are a few examples.

 

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

Awarded for: One to four academic years of international graduate-level coursework.  

Majors: Peace studies, conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development

Program Details

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) RISE professional Research Internships in Science & Engineering

Awarded for: Research internships in German companies or at non-university research institutions with a strong industry impact for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Majors: Any

Program Details

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Graduate Study Scholarships

Awarded for: Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diploma or comparable academic degree) to participate in a postgraduate program for the purpose of technical or scientific specialisation

Majors: Any

Program Details

Ernst Mach Grant

Awarded for: undergraduates interested in studying abroad and researching in Austria. 

Majors: Any

Program Details

Questions?

Contact Kerry Menn