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Virginia Tech Scholarships

Education Abroad/OIRED Scholarships

Virginia Tech students participating in credit-bearing education abroad programs may apply for these scholarships provided by Education Abroad in the Office of International Research, Education and Development.

The deadline for submission of all application materials is mid-March for Summer and Fall programs and mid-October for Spring programs. Students can access the application form here or in Education Abroad, International Affairs Offices, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131.

Merit-Based

Education Abroad OIRED Scholarship Application 2012

Phi Beta Delta Scholarship

The Phi Beta Delta National Honor Society of Virginia Tech has allocated scholarship funds for Virginia Tech students who will study abroad on a credit-bearing program or who will do a another type of international program with a clear academic goal such as research, internship or data collection. Scholarships are available to students who participate in VT-managed programs (semester-long and short-term programs), bilateral and ISEP exchanges, VT Direct, and non-VT programs, or who are doing an independent program with a clear academic goal.

The deadline for submission of all application materials is mid-March for Summer and Fall programs and mid-October for Spring programs. Students can access the application form here or in Education Abroad, International Affairs Offices, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131.

Phi Beta Delta Scholarship Application 2012

ACC International Scholars scholarships

Virginia Tech students participating in education abroad programs in 2012 are invited to apply for a $1000 scholarship provided by the Atlantic Coast Conference through its International Academic Collaboration initiative. Three scholarships will be awarded in the 2011 application round (primarily for Spring Semester 2012 and calendar year programs), and two scholarships will be awarded in the March 2012 application round (primarily for Fall Semester 2012 and Academic Year 2012-2013 programs).

The deadlines for submission of all application materials is mid-March for Summer and Fall programss and mid-October for Spring programs. A complete application consists of a completed application form, a one-page essay, a one-page letter of reference from a Virginia Tech faculty, and complete transcripts (official or unofficial). Students can access the application form and information here or in Education Abroad, International Affairs Offices, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131.

ACC Scholarship Application 2012 Form

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Scholarships

CLAHS Education Abroad Scholarships: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences awards scholarships each semester for students participating in education abroad. Typical scholarships vary in value from $500.00 - $1,000.00. The number of scholarships awarded each semester varies with available funding.

CLAHS Opportunities and Services


College of Engineering

Students who have a major housed in the College of Engineering are encouraged to contact their Dean's office to see if any funds are available to assist with financing an Education Abroad program. More information will be posted as available. For questions, please direct all inquiries to engabroad@vt.edu


2012 Charles and Margaret Kendall International Programs Engineering Scholarship

2012 Kendall Scholarship Application

The Kendall scholarship supports Virginia Tech undergraduate students in the College of Engineering planning an international experience. Eligible international experiences include VT-managed programs, bilateral and ISEP exchanges, VT Direct, non-VT programs, international internships and international service learning programs. In 2011, two scholarships of $750 were offered. Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

    • Must be a current Virginia Tech engineering student
    • Must be enrolled in the Virginia Tech engineering program at the time of participation in the international experience
    •  Must be an undergraduate student

Applications for these scholarships will be posted in Fall 2011. Please check back then for more information.

2012 Greiner Study Abroad Scholarship

The Kendall scholarship supports Virginia Tech undergraduate students in the College of Engineering planning an international experience. Eligible international experiences include VT-managed programs, bilateral and ISEP exchanges, VT Direct, non-VT programs, international internships and international service learning programs. In 2011, two scholarships of $750 were offered. Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

    • Must be a current full-time Virginia Tech engineering student
    • Must be enrolled in the Virginia Tech engineering program at the time of participation in the international experience
    • Must be an undergraduate student

Applications for these scholarships will be posted in Fall 2011. Please check back then for more information.

2012 Study Abroad Scholarships through College of Engineering Departments

In addition to the above scholarships, some departments also have scholarships available for selected international experiences. Please contact your department to inquire about scholarships that may be available for the programs listed below or any others:

Aerospace & Ocean Engineering

Spring semester at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Biological Systems Engineering

Summer course in Water Resources Engineering and Watershed Management in Brazil

Chemical Engineering

Summer chemistry lab at the Technical University of Denmark

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Summer program in Civil and Environmental Engineering in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Senior design program at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Undergraduate international research experiences in China and the United Kingdom

Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Automotive Engineering summer program at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Undergraduate international research experience at Shandong University, China

Materials Science & Engineering

Undergraduate summer cultural exchange programs at Tianjin University, China and the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Minerals & Mining Engineering

Undergraduate summer program in China

   

Scholarship Books

All of the following books are available through Amazon.com. It should be noted that many such resources are outdated, as most scholarship information is available online, and these books are not printed very often. The books available in the Study Abroad Office are primarily from the late 90?s, as this is when most books were printed last.

  • Financial Resources for International Study: A Guide for US Nationals**
  • Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad**
  • Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals**
  • Free Money for Foreign Study: A Guide to More Than 1,000 Grants and Scholarships for Study Abroad
  • International Studies Funding and Resources Book
  • The International Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Study Abroad

**available in OIRED Study Abroad Office library

The LB section of Newman Library, on the 2 nd floor in the reference room, also has several financial aid resources, some specific to study abroad. See reference numbers below.

  • Free Money for Graduate School - Ref. LBG2337.2 B58 1990
  • Free Money for College - Ref. LB 2337.2 B57 1992
  • The Scholarship Book - Ref. LB 2337.2 C37 1990
  • Directory of Financial Aid for Women - Ref. LB 2338 D58 1995/1997
  • Directory of Financial Aid for Minorities - Ref. LB 2338 D56 1991/1993
  • Work Study and Travel Abroad - Ref. LB 2376 W48 1992/1993
  • Scholarships Fellowships and Loans - Ref LB 2338 F4 9th
  • Graduate Schools Students Complete Scholarships Book - Ref. LB 2338 6675 1998

We also recommend A Student's Guide to Scholarships, Grants, and Funding Publications in International Education and Other Disciplines. (April 1997, Michigan State University).

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