Study Abroad Funding

Millersville Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Global Education is able to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities on a semester by semester basis. Millersville University's study abroad scholarships are possible due to the generosity of MU study abroad alumni and other supportive benefactors.  These donors recognize the extraordinary impact that global education has upon professional and personal development and seek to inspire students to pursue international academic experiences during their time at Millersville.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • All scholarships are only available to regularly enrolled Millersville University students who have been officially accepted to study abroad by the Office of Global Education.
    • Note: If an MU scholarship is awarded to a student studying abroad through a Non-MU program, the scholarship recipient must provide proof of acceptance to the Non-MU program in order for the scholarship to be disbursed.
  • Student must submit a scholarship application with a completed Millersville study abroad application by the announced deadline.
  • Student must complete the entire pre-departure study abroad process, which includes submitting all application materials and pre-departure documents by the designated deadlines. Failure to complete the study abroad process satisfactorily and according to deadlines may jeopardize the student's scholarship eligibility.
  • It is expected that the recipient will maintain satisfactory academic progress prior to departure and during the study abroad term.
  • If the recipient of the scholarship should withdraw from his/her study abroad program at any time, the scholarship must be repaid in full to Millersville University immediately.
  • Note:  Scholarship recipientswill be asked to send a note of appreciation to the scholarship donor.

To Apply:

Scholarship applications are part of the Millersville study abroad application process. To be considered for any available MU scholarship opportunity, your scholarship application must be submitted along with a completed study abroad application.

Scholarship application and essay guidelines are located within the "To Apply" webpages of the Global Education website (Section B).

International Social Work Field Placement applicants will receive the application and essay guidelines with their pre-departure paperwork.


All applications and essays must be submitted to the Office of Global Education by 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

E-mailed submissions and/or late submissions will not be considered.

Current Scholarship Opportunities:

Scholarship Disbursement Policies:

  • All scholarships will be disbursed according to the regular Millersville disbursement cycle, as established by the Office of Financial Aid. Contact Financial Aid for details.
  • If the recipient receives a Millersville bill for the costs associated with studying abroad, the scholarship will be automatically applied to his/her bill. If the recipient is not billed by Millersville, the scholarship will be disbursed directly to the student.
    • If the scholarship recipient is studying abroad during a Summer session, he/she must complete a Summer Financial Aid Application with the Office of Financial Aid in order to have the scholarship disbursed with summer financial aid. The recipient must also communicate with the Development Office to notify them that he/she would like the scholarship applied to their Summer session.
  • Note: If the scholarship recipient receives other forms of financial aid (loans, grants, other scholarships, etc.) he/she should contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding how the study abroad scholarship will impact their overall financial aid package.

Study Abroad Funding

This website,, developed by the Institute for International Education and Educational Directories Unlimited, provides information on over 200 scholarships, grants, and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students outside the U.S.

PASSHE Scholarships

PASSHE scholarships for study abroad are availabe for regulary enrolled Millersville University students, as well as other PASSHE students participating in Millersville University study abroad programs who have been accepted to study abroad by the Office of Global Education.

The Office of Global Education will notify study abroad participants via email with details regarding PASSHE Scholarship opportunities and their respective applications, each semester. Typically PASSHE scholarships for study abroad include: the PASSHE Study Abroad Award, the PSECU International Education Scholarship and the Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award.

National Security Education Program, Institute of International Education

NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

This scholarship offers opportunities for U.S. undergraduate student to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to the U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad.

Available to all undergraduate U.S. citizens, enrolled in U.S. institutions and planning to study one the above described languages, this scholarship can be applied to programs lasting an academic year, a semester or a summer program that will last at least 8 weeks for freshman or sophomores, or science and engineering majors. Preference will be given to students studying abroad for a full academic year.

NSEP David L. Boren Fellowship for Graduate Students

The graduate fellowship is designed to encourage students of master’s and doctoral programs to add a language component to their education both domestically and overseas.

U.S. student enrolled, or those that have applied to enroll, in a U.S. graduate program and are planning to study less commonly taught languages and regions around the world are eligible for this fellowship.

Special opportunities are available for students studying in Asia.

NSEP National Flagships Language Program

This program offers advanced language training in Arabic, Central Asian languages, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian.

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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for graduate students. The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.

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US - JAPAN Bridging Foundation

The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships to US undergraduate students to study for one semester or academic year in Japan. Students must be accepted in a program in Japan, and provide the tuition.

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Rotary International

Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. Nine structured programs and nine service opportunities help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process.

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Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. These grants are competitive with an annual deadline of mid February.

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Experience Germany - Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The CBYX is a cultural program designed for individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. This cultural immersion program includes university study and an internship. The study abroad scholarship includes airfare, some travel costs, language training, housing and living expenses, as well as other program related costs.

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