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External Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Students who receive a Federal Pell Grant and who plan to participate in a study abroad program of at least 21 days are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships available for study abroad. Students who are awarded a Gilman Scholarship receive up to $5,000 towards their study abroad program. An additional award of up to $3,000 is possible for programs including critical language study.

Application Deadlines: 1st Tuesday in March for summer, fall, and academic year terms and the 1st Tuesday in October for winter and spring terms and early summer deadline.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad awards up to 20 scholarships of up to $10,000 annually to deserving students who are studying abroad on a program of at least 4 weeks in length.

Hershberg Scholarship for International Study

Students with permanent residence in the Louisville Metro Area are eligible to apply for the Hershberg Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society awards 50 grants of $1000 to high achieving undergraduate study abroad students each year. Membership is not required to apply; however, applicants must have a 3.75 GPA.

Golden Key Scholarship

Members of the Golden Key Honor Society are eligible to apply for the Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship.


If you wish to apply for any of the above scholarships, it is recommended that you seek assistance through the Office of Scholar Development. To schedule an appointment, email osd@wku.edu or call 270-745-5043.


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 Last Modified 1/23/19