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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.


Winter Intersession & Spring 2020 Semester: November 6, 2021

Summer & Fall 2020 Semesters: April 3, 2022


International Scholarships

PSECU International education scholarships

Fourteen PSECU International Education Scholarships available to be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship was founded by PSECU to provide funding for State System students to participate in international educational experiences to help them explore cultures, life experiences and world views different from their own.  The amount of each scholarship is $2,000.00

 The application deadline has been extended until November 30, 2019.  Would you please notify eligible students of this scholarship opportunity. Please also share this information with any of your university colleagues in the international education field who could help inform eligible candidates. 

Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements at their home institution at time of study abroad departure: 

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a State System university
  • Must be a Pell Grant or PHEAA qualified
  • Must be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Must be participating in an institutionally approved overseas program
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Preference will be given to students who have no overseas experience and to those whose stay abroad exceeds four weeks.

Applicants should visit the Foundation’s Scholarship Opportunities Page and complete and submit the required application, if they haven’t already done so.  Based on their answers on that application, the PSECU International Education Scholarship application will be available if they meet the requirements. They should then complete the PSECU International Education Scholarship application by November 30, 2019 and submit it.


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.

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

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship in particular is for students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Undergraduate student in good standing at a U.S. institution
  • Child dependent of an active duty military member
  • Receiving any type of Title IV federal financial aid
  • Traveling to a country or area with a travel advisory level 1 or 2
  • Abroad program length must be at least 2 weeks for students from two-year institutions or 3 weeks for students from four-year institutions.

The application is open now and the student deadline is Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

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.

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.

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.

Last Updated 2/17/22