Study Abroad Grants

The Center for Global Engagement is pleased to offer travel grants to students studying abroad for a full semester or short-term travel, or to gain internship experience (one month or longer). Grant requests will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Center for Global Engagement Advisory Board (made up of at least three committee members) on a rolling basis as they are received. In order to meet the minimum requirements to apply to receive a travel grant, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (e.g. A.A., A.S., bachelor's) and taking a minimum of six credit hours
  • Have at least six earned college credits with an institutional cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. (First-semester students are eligible, and their grades will be reviewed at the close of the semester to verify that six credits were earned with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.)
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the College (as determined by Student Affairs Division)

The budget and grant availability for 2014-15 are as follows:

  1. Semester Abroad: $1,500 (minimum of three months abroad)
  2. Internship Abroad: $1,000 (minimum of 30 days abroad)
  3. Short-Term Abroad: $800 (minimum of seven days abroad)

To apply for a short-term abroad grant, a student must have made a deposit for his or her trip with the tour operator and must complete the grant application request. In the event that a student cancels his or her trip after the refund deadline date, the student must repay the grant to the College. (Paperwork to this effect must be signed as a part of the grant application.) Please note that funds will be disbursed 45 days prior to departure as the final installment payment for the trip. Funds are paid to student's account with the tour operator and are not paid to the student directly. For more information, please contact the Center for Global Engagement at 407.708.2907, or email AnneLiese Busch. You can download the grant application process here.

Funding for Seminole State Study Abroad Programs

Non-Seminole State Scholarships

Additional funding opportunities are available through external agencies and organizations. These opportunities are not affiliated with Seminole State and should be explored independently.

  • Boren Awards: Provide study abroad scholarships up to $20,000 for a full academic year, $10,000 per semester and $8,000 for a summer (at least eight weeks). Seminole State College is a partner institution helping to promote this National Security Education Program. Contact the Center for Global Engagement at 407.708.2907 to apply before the Jan. 19, 2015 deadline date. Finalist will be invited for a campus interview with a College committee.
  • IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding: Offers a comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate U.S. citizens who want to study abroad during the fall or spring semester.