Scholarships and Funding for Study Abroad

Inquire with the Office of International Programs for additional ways to fund your study abroad experience.  Remember Valparaiso University Financial Aid and Scholarships apply to affiliated programs abroad, with the exception of some music/athletic performance scholarships, so your payment plan remains the same.


Wallace L. Pretzer Study Abroad Scholarship - $1,250

Past Recipients: 

Aaron Bueltman, Spring 2011, Reutlingen, Germany Program, Theology Major

Madelyn Horvath, Fall 2010, Cambridge, England Program, Social Work Major

Eric Kutemeier, Fall 2010, Reutlingen, Germany Program, German/Geography Major


Benjamin Gilman Scholarship - up to $5,000

Past Recipients:

Jasmine Glab, Spring 2011, Japan, Psychology Major

Claire Simonpietri, Spring 2011, Namibia, Nursing Major

Austin Hook, Fall 2009, Germany, Finance & International Business Major

Kari Rogers, Spring 2009, Mexico, Spanish Major


Other Resources

Financing Study Abroad:

Study Abroad Loans
Parent's Guide to Studying Abroad
Study Abroad Writing Contest -

Study Abroad Scholarships and Funding

Freeman Asia Awards

For study in China, Japan, Thailand and other Asian programs. 

DAAD-German Exchange
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Undergraduate Scholarships to highly qualified undergraduate students.

Fulbright Scholarships
Since 1946, the Department of State Fulbright Program has funded U.S. students and faculty to study and/or conduct research in other countries, in order to foster mutual understanding between nations.

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
This program offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.

A searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.

IIE Passport listing of scholarships
List of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for individuals.

National Security Education Program
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) funds U.S. students to study and/or conduct research in other countries, to educate Americans in cross-cultural and global issues and strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.

Information for both US and international students looking for scholarships to attend college in the USA.

The British Council
This page explains the ways that you might be able to get a scholarship to study in Britain.

United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization listing of scholarships (UNESCO)
Information on scholarships offered by higher education institutions and international organizations in 129 countries.