Study Abroad Scholarships

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CALS students are encouraged to apply for scholarships as a way to help fund their participation in a study abroad program. Thanks to generous donations from CALS faculty and alumni as well as the College’s sponsorship of study abroad, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is able to award over $100,000 to CALS students through CALS Study Abroad Scholarships.

CALS Study Abroad Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements:

The following requirements must be met:

  • Must be a degree-seeking student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison
  • Must be actively applying to study abroad on a CALS, Wisconsin School of Business, College of Engineering, or International Academic Programs (IAP) experience

Application Timeline:

There are two application cycles for CALS Study Abroad Scholarships:

  1. Application for summer and fall programs opens mid-December with a deadline in late-February
  2. Application for winter, spring, spring break, and calendar year programs opens early-September with a deadline in late-September

Scholarship Funds:
CALS Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded as part of the following two funds:

General Funds

These funds assist students in easing the financial burden of studying abroad and grant students equal access to an opportunity for financial assistance. These funds have the broadest eligibility requirements of all our scholarships. This scholarship is not need or merit-based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay. Award amounts vary based on the length of the program:

  • Winter Intersession/Spring Break/Summer 3 weeks or less: $1,000
  • Summer more than 3 week: $1,500
  • Semester: $2,000
  • Academic Year: $3,000

Financial Need Funds

These funds are intended to ease the financial barrier of study abroad for students with significant financial need as well as increase representation of students with financial need on study abroad programs. To be considered for these funds, students must have an EFC of less than $15,000. These funds are not merit based and awards are granted based on the strength of a student’s essay. Students awarded Financial Need Funds cannot also receive General Funds. Award amounts vary based on the length of the program:

  • Winter Intersession/Spring Break/Summer 3 weeks or less: $1,500
  • Summer more than 3 weeks: $2,000
  • Semester: $2,500
  • Academic Year: $4,000

These funds are based on financial need and require interested students to complete the FAFSA.

Additional Study Abroad Scholarships and Funding Resources
CALS students are eligible for additional internal and external scholarships to support their participation on a study abroad program. For additional scholarships and resources on funding a study abroad experience, visit the UW Study Abroad website.

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