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Scholarships and Fundraising

Financing your education abroad may come from multiple sources of funds including scholarships and fundraising. The Office for Education Abroad has its own scholarships, and we encourage you to explore options in your MSU college(s) and sources outside MSU.


The Office for Education Abroad remains committed to supporting students in making their education abroad dreams become reality.

To that end, we are excited to announce additional scholarship support will be made available to May spring break and summer faculty-directed program participants!

Please note the following.

May 2021 Spring Break Programs

All spring break 2021 participants whose program travel is moving to May will be awarded an automatic $250 scholarship. This amount is equivalent to a typical EA scholarship award for spring break and will be applied to all confirmed participants. A separate EA scholarship application is NOT necessary as additional funding will not be available. All scholarships will be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st to be processed and posted to student accounts.

2021 Summer Faculty-Directed Programs

Every year, the generosity of the MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) allows for significant scholarships to be awarded to EA participants. Funds from this endowment were not able to be awarded in summer 2020 as all programs were suspended due to COVID-19. The MSUFCU has graciously agreed to allow EA to utilize these unused funds to help mitigate increased costs, as a result of new health and safety guidelines, for participants in 2021 summer faculty-directed programs. Funds will be divided evenly among eligible programs and scholarships will be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1st to be processed and posted to student accounts.

As this only applied to MSUFCU scholarships, summer participants are also encouraged to apply for additional Education Abroad Scholarships by submitting their application by the March 1st deadline, as well as seek out additional sources of funding such as college-specific scholarships and national awards.

As a reminder, all scholarships awarded by the Office for Education Abroad will be withdrawn if a program is suspended or a student chooses to withdraw from a program.

Questions about EA scholarships can be directed to our EA Business Office Manager, Kelsey Pink.

Group of students holding Spartan flagOffice for Education Abroad Scholarships

MSU undergraduate and graduate students applying to any credit-bearing education abroad program are eligible for the Office for Education Abroad (EA) Scholarships.

Student in Paris, FranceCampus Scholarships for Education Abroad

We have compiled a list of campus resources for you to research scholarship opportunities outside of our office's general application process.

Giraffe with hot air balloon in sky in KenyaNational and External Scholarships for Education Abroad

Outside of MSU, you have additional opportunities to apply for competitive scholarship awards. Scholarships can be focused on specific locations or be geared towards assisting students with financial needs.

Student in JordanFundraising

We offer you some tips on fundraising to find additional funds for your education abroad program.