UK Study Abroad

Scholarship Opportunities

Wofford College is consistently nationally ranked in the top 10 institutions in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for studying abroad. This is made possible, in large part, by Wofford's generous financial aid transfer policy, which permits the transfer of students' merit and need-based aid to a Wofford-approved study abroad program for one semester. Additionally, there are other funding/scholarship opportunities, which students are strongly encouraged to explore. 

If you have questions or concerns about financing for your study/intern abroad experience or any of the funding opportunities listed below, do not hesitate to contact an International Programs adviser. To view a list of general undergraduate scholarships and competitive graduate fellowships compiled by the Provost's Office, click here

The C. Yorke Lawson Cultural Immersion Scholarship

Funding one student annually, the C. Yorke Lawson Cultural Immersion Scholarship applies toward a full academic year of study abroad with a focus on cultural integration. This competitive scholarship seeks ambitious and mature applicants with demonstrated need and a strong interest in opportunities for immersion. Click here for more information and to access the application.

Wofford Travel Grants

The College awards approximately $50,000 to study abroad students annually through Wofford Travel Grants. These grants are donor-funded, and students' documented financial need and academic merit are the primary considerations for selection. Wofford Travel Grants are available for short-term programs (Interim and summer programs), as well as fall and academic-year programs. Click here to learn more and to start your application. 

Partner Program Scholarships

Many of Wofford's study abroad partners offer merit-based, need-based, and/or diversity-related scholarships. Students are encouraged to consult their partner program's website to to view up-to-date information regarding scholarship applications and deadlines. 

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 


The Gilman Scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education. Only students that currently receive a Federal Pell Grant are eligible for this scholarship program. In addition, this scholarship program is primarily for academic-year, semester, and/or summer study abroad programs - some Interim Travel/Study Projects will not meet the minimum 3 weeks in a single country requirement. To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship program, click here

The Boren Scholarship 

The Boren Scholarship is sponsored by National Security Education Program. The Boren Scholarship program is for students conducting intensive language study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Typically, students must participate in a study abroad program which is at least 6 months in length to be considered competitive. Boren Scholars must work for the federal government for at least one year after graduation. To learn more about the Boren Scholarship program, click here

The Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships




The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers a wide range of scholarships for study abroad students, such as special funds for LGBTQIA-identified students, students studying in specific countries, regions, etc. To be eligible, students must be participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program, and their program must be at least 4-weeks in length. To learn more about FEA Scholarships, click here


IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

IIE Travel GrantsThe IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants are to be used towards travel to and from the country of study and within the region. IIE will offer 100 grants of $2,000 per student. To learn more about IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants, click here

One Wofford student was selected as a Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant recipient during the 2017-18 application cycle.