Scholarships

SMU Abroad Scholarships

SMU Abroad Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, need, and student eligibility for the award. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the student’s financial need as assessed by the Office of Financial Aid. Students are considered for all available awards. Scholarships are funded by generous donors and range from $500-$4,000, depending on the student’s level of financial need and the total funding available. The application is accessible from within your program application.

Eligibility

  • You must have an open SMU Abroad program application to submit an application for study abroad scholarships
  • You must be accepted to your chosen program to accept any scholarship

SMU Scholarships

President’s Scholars interested in using their scholarship to study abroad, please visit the President's Scholars website for details.

Major- and Program-Specific Scholarships

  • Meadows School of the Arts Scholarships for Meadows students participating on Meadows programs only.
  • Sharp Study Abroad Award for History Majors studying History abroad.
  • Kerbow-Suter French Awards for French Majors studying French language on the SMU-in-France program only.
  • Chen Scholarships for students studying Chinese language on the SMU-in-China program only.
  • Dr. H. Neill McFarland Memorial Scholarship for SMU-in-Japan participants only. See SMU-in-Japan program page.
  • Global Scholars Award for SMU-in-Normandy participants only.
  • Kay Wiley Fund for Russian Language and Culture students on the SMU-in-Prague program
  • Alexander Mamantov Fund for Russian Language and Culture students on the SMU-in-Prague program

In some cases, a summer study abroad program director may have access to additional funding that is not listed above.. All students are encouraged to speak with their program directors to inquire about program-specific scholarships.

Other SMU Funding

Many departments across SMU offer scholarships that could support a student studying abroad. To determine whether these grants and fellowships apply to you, please contact the funding sponsor.