Maryville Study Abroad Scholarships make it easy for you to have an international experience, either for a semester or as part of a faculty-led experiential program.  For more information, go to the Center for International Education in International House or see any member of the IPC.

  • Students are eligible to use their Maryville College FAFSA aid to study abroad for the majority of programs (except ISEP-Direct, summer programs offering less than 6-credits, or non-MC programs). 
    Talk to the Financial Aid Office early to understand what aid is available to you.
  • Preference for Maryville College scholarships goes to students who have not previously received a study abroad scholarship.

Maryville College Scholarships

Ragsdale International Scholarship

$2,000 Maximum

Funding preference for Ragsdale Scholarships shall be given to extended study (semester/year-long programs)  Jterm applicants should apply for Carter/TRAVEL and will automatically be considered for Ragsdale. The Ragsdale Scholarship is a need-based award, and consideration is given to the need level outlined by the financial aid office, and an essay the student writes to explain his/her financial situation. In general, the Ragsdale scholarship will cover any required costs related to studying abroad above and beyond the base cost of education.

Application Deadlines:
October 1 for travel in the spring semester | March 1 for travel in the summer session or fall semester.

Ken Tuck International Study Award

$3,000 maximum

Funding preference for Ken Tuck International Study Scholarships shall be given to extended study (semester/year-long programs), however, consideration will also be given to short-term travel study applicants. The Ken Tuck International Study Scholarship is a merit- and need-based award, and consideration is given to the need level outlined by the financial aid office, and the scholarship essay. In general, the Ken Tuck International Study Scholarship will cover any required costs related to studying abroad above and beyond the base cost of education.


  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a pre-approved study abroad program.
  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of one year of full-time study at Maryville College at the time of application.
  • The applicant must study abroad in a country not currently under a U.S. Dept. of State Travel Warning.
  • The applicant should be an ambitious and productive member of the Maryville College student body and have demonstrated good citizenship in a way that has enhanced the Maryville College community.
  • The applicant agrees to participate in the Ken Tuck International Scholarship Program, which will include requirements such as pre-departure and re-entry programming, along with an online journal and follow-up project.

    Application Deadlines: October 1 for travel in the spring semester | March 1 for travel in the summer, fall or January-term semesters.

Travel/Carter Award

Generally up to 50% of program cost; *limited number of awards.  This award is only for Travel Study Programs.

Application Deadline: March 1 for the following academic year.

External Funding Sources

  • Gilman International Scholarship
  • ISEP Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Freeman-ASIA
  • NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad
  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
  • Asia-Pacific Foundation
  • The American Women's Club in Stockholm, Sweden, Scholarship
  • Critical Languages Scholarship
  • Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship
  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
  • Go Overseas Scholarship

Gilman International Scholarship

The Institute of International Education has opened the application cycle for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Founded by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this program provides scholarships of up to $5,000 for eligible undergraduate students to pursue study abroad. The online application can be accessed at the Gilman Web site at

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall or Summer - Usually in March
  • Spring - mid-September

ISEP Scholarships & Financial Aid

Information on scholarships for specific ISEP programs can be found at:

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.  There are scholarships for summer, semester or full-year study. 

Application Deadlines: Vary (summer: February, fall: April, spring: October)

More Info:

NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Institute of International Education is accepting applications for the 2005-06 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren undergraduate scholarships for study abroad. These scholarships provide funding for U.S. students to study abroad in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Award amounts range from a maximum of $10,000 a semester to $20,000 for an academic year. For details and an application form, access:

Application Deadline: February (one deadline/year)

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship aimed at increasing non-traditional students' participation in education abroad in the Asia/Pacific region. Diversity Abroad, in partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and the Foundation for Asia Pacific Education will offer $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students to study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during summer, fall and spring terms.

The scholarship is open to students at community colleges as well as at four-year institutions, regardless of which institution or provider they use to pursue education abroad in the region. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, having a physical disability, or first-generation college student.

See details for the scholarship here:

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan..

Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). For more information & application:

Application Deadline: April

Asia-Pacific Foundation

This foundation helps students to obtain international experience in the Asia Pacific region by awarding scholarships, particularly to students who are from underrepresented populations in international education.  Examples of underrepresented populations may include but is not limited to: students from low income families; ethnic backgrounds; academic majors; Rocky Mountain geographic region; and first-generation college students. For more information & application:

The American Women's Club in Stockholm, Sweden, Scholarship

The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence, is awarded in the form of a travel grant for $1,500. The grant was initiated to cover the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket between the US and Sweden. In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be currently living in the USA, 18 years or older, an American female citizen and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute. For more information & application:

Application Deadline: March

Application Deadline: September

Critical Languages Scholarship

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in 13 critical need foreign languages for summer 2011.  The CLS Program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. For more information & application

Application Deadline: November 15th (to CLS directly)

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.  For more information and application:

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

This program provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.  They recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.  The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. For more information & application

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The FEA was created to open doors for deserving education abroad students.  Starting with the 2011-2012 academic year, FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on any academically rigorous program.  FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students. For more information & application

Go Overseas Scholarship

GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.  Scholarships are awarded up to a maximum of $1,000.  For more information:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2011 for Spring 2011

Other scholarship listings may be found at:

Scholarships for Post-Graduation Study Abroad: