Funding & Scholarships

Study Abroad Funding and Scholarship Opportunities

Clarion University Scholarship

International Scholars Award

The International Scholars Program offers competitive awards to full-time Clarion University undergraduates who plan to study abroad. This scholarship is intended for students whose study abroad experience consists of taking courses, conducting a course-related field experience or research project. The monetary award is intended to support travel, room and board, supplies or tuition for a program that qualifies for academic credit.

Award recipients will be selected by a competitive process administered by the Scholarship Committee of the International Advisory Council. All award recipients must give a presentation on their study abroad experience at the Undergraduate Research Conference held each Spring at Clarion University. If award recipients will be participating in their international experience during the spring semester, they must give their presentation at an alternative venue that must be approved by their faculty sponsor.

Applications can be obtained in the Office of International Programs, 414 Becht Hall or here:

Submit application materials to the Office of International Programs, 414 Becht Hall.

PASSHE Scholarships

PASSHE Study Abroad Award

The PASSHE Study Abroad Award is a needs-based award, which shall provide financial
support to select PASSHE students for international educational opportunities (study abroad, exchange, faculty-led programs, and independently-arranged programs). In helping to defray the additional costs associated with international educational experiences (travel, passport, visas), the PASSHE Study Abroad Award strives to assist a wide range of PASSHE students from diverse academic backgrounds to take advantage of the variety of academic
programs offered throughout the world. The PASSHE International Education Council plans to make awards ranging from $500 to $2,000, depending on duration, location, and type of program.

PASSHE Study Abroad application
PASSHE Study Abroad Student Award Certification of Qualifications
PASSHE Study Abroad Student Award Instructions


Winter Session Programs September 27, 2017
Spring Semester Programs October 25, 2017
Summer Session Programs March 28, 2018

International Scholarships

Kalu Yala scholarship

Description: The Kalu Yala scholarship was created with the future entrepreneurs and business people. Applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay to be considered for this $1000 scholarship. A committee will select one winner based on their essay at the end of December 2018.

To be eligible for the Kalu Yala Scholarship you have to meet one of the following criteria:

High school senior that has been accepted into a college or university.
Current college or university student that is not in their final semester. This includes all education levels (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate).


To apply for this scholarship you must write a 500-word essay on the topic: “The Main Benefits of Studying Abroad”.

Deadline: December 31, 2018


Description: Provides $3,000-$7,000 to students studying abroad in one of 15 Asian countries. Scholarship seeks to encourage study abroad by American students in Asian countries. Students who participate must commit to promoting study abroad in Asia on their home campus upon completion of the program.

Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens, enrolled as undergraduates in a U.S. college or university, who receive financial aid or have verifiable financial needs. Priority will be given to student with no previous experience in the country where they plan to study.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.


Description: Provides up to $5,000 for students participating in a study abroad program of any duration, up to one year. Students must be accepted for up to one year of study on a program of study abroad approved for credit by the student's home institution.

Contact information for Summer Program Scholarship:

Advisor: Jane Thiele; 713-621-6300 Ext. 16
Students with last name from A-L: Aileen O'Donnell; 713-621-6300 Ext. 25
Students with last name from M-Z: Olga Tunga; 713-621-6300 Ext 24

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and undergraduate students at an institution of higher education in the U.S., and must be receiving a Pell Grant. Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

NSEP (National Security Education Program)

Description: Provides funding based on financial need for study abroad program in a non-English speaking country outside of Western Europe. Requires work with an agency or office of the federal government or higher education equal to time funded within 8 years of return. Language study must be part of each program.

Eligibility: Student must have an undergraduate status, be a U.S. citizen, and study must take place in approved country. Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.


Description: Provides expenses for studying abroad for one year to further individual international understanding. Any major.

Eligibility: No relationship to Rotarian necessary. Language skills for country, scholarship, leadership, articulate, and must be well informed. Contact hometown Rotary club for information. SSP can also provide guidance about the application process. Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.


Description: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants exist to recognize scholarly endeavors. They are designed specifically to recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge abroad. Thirty-eight grants, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded annually.

Eligibility: Scholarship and description of intended study. Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.


Includes the Fulbright Scholar Program, Senior Specialist Program, New Century Scholars Program, Alumni Initiatives Award Program, International Education Administrators and German Studies Seminars.

IIE Passport Study Abroad funding

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Last Updated 1/11/18