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Boren Scholarship Program

The Boren Scholarship Program is a "critical languages" study abroad scholarship funded by the National Security Education Program.  For detailed information, visit the Boren Awards webpage.
 

Eligibility

Most undergraduate majors are eligible, provided the individual student desires to study a language defined as critically important to current U.S. security interests. As stated at the Boren Awards website:  "Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined." 

NOTE:  The Boren Awards program requires an on-campus interview with the Campus Representative and a small interview panel.  Thus, the application must be completed well before the Boren Awards deadline. The Study Abroad Director in the Office of International Education (ALB 503) will schedule interviews in the weeks prior to the national submission deadline.
 


Gillman Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program is a federally-funded study abroad scholarship designed specifically for students with the highest financial need. For detailed information, visit the Gilman Scholarship Program website.
 

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing;
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof of receiving a Pell Grant during the term of the study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least four weeks, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.

NOTE:  The Gilman Scholarship program requires both the study abroad and financial aid offices to complete an on-line approval form for the applicant.  These approvals need to be in place by the Gilman Scholarship deadline--which is posted at their website.  
 


The U.S. Student Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is a great opportunity for recent graduates, but the application process should start while you are still an undergraduate!  Contact the Office of International Education if you are considering the Fulbright Program. Email: oie@uwsp.edu.  Phone: 715-346-2717.
 

Eligibility 

  • Be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
    • Applicants who have not earned a B.A. degree or the equivalent, but who have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered.
    • In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement
    • Applicants may hold a J.D. degree at the time of application, but not a doctorate.
    • M.D. or medical students or the equivalent (e.g., D.D.S, O.D.) who wish to continue medical or hospital training or to obtain practical clinical experience should apply to IIE. However, M.D.s who have completed formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for independent or collaborative research should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities. 
  • Be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
Preference is Usually Give to Applicants Who:
  • Have undertaken their higher education primarily at educational institutions in the U.S. Foreign study during the junior year or other periods of undergraduate study that are integral parts of the curricula of American institutions will not be considered a disadvantage.
  • Have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months. Duty abroad in the Armed Forces of the United States is not considered disqualifying within the meaning of this section. 
For most grants, applicants who have had extensive previous foreign experience in the country of application are at a disadvantage, but are not necessarily disqualified for that reason. 
 

Process & Deadlines 

Submit completed applications to the Fulbright Program Adviser at the Office of International Education, Room ALB 503, by the deadline on the website.

Campus Interview: After your application has been accepted, the Fulbright Program Adviser will contact you about the required on-campus interview and the final electronic submission procedures.  Campus interviews will be scheduled for late September and early October.