Education Abroad & Travel Funding

The following funds are for undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus.

Education Abroad: Shared Application

In order to be eligible for funding, the education abroad experience must be part of an Ohio State-approved study abroad program. This funding does not apply to service learning trips. Please see the Office of International Affairs education abroad search engine to verify program approval. Students may apply for funding before being admitted to their education abroad program.

Application for the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships, the Roth Family Endowment awards, the International Study Abroad Fund awards, and the Humanities Major scholarships may be completed through one online application. 

Application Deadlines

There are two deadlines each year depending on when you plan to study abroad.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM

See “Apply Now!” for information on which deadline applies to your term of travel and how to apply.

Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships

Need-based scholarships open to Columbus campus undergraduate students with a declared major in the arts and sciences.  These scholarships are designed to support students who plan to study abroad and would not normally be able to afford an international experience.  Scholarships will be awarded toward costs associated with study abroad excluding tuition.  Financial need will be determined by the Financial Aid Office based on information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must have a current FAFSA on file with Ohio State in order to be considered for these scholarships. Awards are made twice each year.

Please see information on how to apply, above.

Roth Family Endowment

Open to Columbus campus undergraduate students with a declared major in the arts and sciences who plan to study abroad and are active in the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment's Program for Advancing Scholarship and Service (PASS). Upon their return, recipients are encouraged to make two presentations about their education abroad to student groups. Applications are reviewed once each year during Spring semester.

Please see information on how to apply, above.

International Study Abroad Fund

Open to Columbus campus undergraduate students who plan to study abroad and who have a declared major in International Studies.

Please see information on how to apply, above.

Humanities Major Education Abroad Scholarships

The following six scholarships are open to Columbus campus undergraduate students who plan to participate in an Ohio-State approved education abroad program and who have a declared major in a humanities discipline.  Awards are made once each year.

Please see information on how to apply, above.

The Edmund M. Kagay Scholarship

Competition for the Edmund M. Kagay Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in a humanities discipline, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and above and a planned language education abroad program.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit.

The Forrest and Marjorie Miller Endowed Fund for Education Abroad

Provides one travel award per year for a student majoring in Italian, French, or Spanish who has a 3.0 (or higher) cumulative grade point average. Additionally, the student must be ranked as a junior or higher at the time of travel.

The Humanities Alumni Scholarship

Competition for Humanities Alumni scholarships is open to full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in a humanities discipline, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and above, and a planned education abroad program.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit.  Preference will be given to sophomores or juniors.

Richard and Karol Wells Scholarship

Competition for the Richard and Karol Wells Education Abroad Scholarships is open to undergraduates with a declared major in a humanities discipline, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4, and a planned education abroad program.

Robert and Mary Reusché Scholarship for Education Abroad

Competition for the Robert and Mary Reusché College of Humanities Education Abroad Scholarship is open to undergraduates with a declared major in a humanities discipline, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3, and a planned education abroad program.  Preference will be given to, but not limited to, students pursuing a major or minor in a foreign language.

Virginia S. Hull Scholarship

Competition for the Virginia S. Hull scholarship for education abroad is open to undergraduates with a declared major in a humanities discipline and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 and above.  This scholarship is limited to those planning to education abroad in Spain, Portugal, France, or Italy.

Apply Now!

Individual Applications

International Research Grants for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences, the Margaret Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund, and the William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts support different purposes. Please read each fund description for information on how that fund may be used and what is required in order to apply.

International Research Grants for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences

Scholarships for international research within the College of Arts and Sciences. Limited to undergraduate students. These grants are administered by the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. However, students do not have to be in the Honors Program in order to apply for funding.

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The Margaret Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund for the Arts

The Margaret Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund shall be used primarily to support travel opportunities for students in the Arts.  Funds may also be used to provide assistance to a College of the Arts student experiencing a financial hardship.

  1. Candidate Information
    1. Name of Applicant
    2. Address
    3. Phone
    4. Email
    5. Degree Program
    6. Area of Study
    7. Anticipated Graduation Date
  2. A 500-word statement or letter that describes the proposed study abroad program/project and activities.
    1. Thesis Statement: This includes the purpose of the travel, and how it relates to your current research, presentation, or creative work that you are conducting.
    2. Methodology/Process: This includes what you will be doing during your travel or how you are going to go about doing what you wish to do.  Remember to talk about items included in your budget.
    3. Significance of the Project: Explain why the travel is important.
    4. Budget (not included in the 450 word proposal): Applicants should list all costs associated with the travel, since those costs-whether to the student, the advisor, or the department/school-represent a financial commitment to the trip. No per diems are awarded.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018

This scholarship has concluded for 2018.

For additional information, contact the Ann Rottersman (rottersman.1@osu.edu).

William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts

The William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts shall be used primarily to support travel opportunities for students in the Arts.  Funds may also be used to provide assistance to a College of the Arts student experiencing a financial hardship.

  1. Candidate Information
    1. Name of Applicant
    2. Address
    3. Phone
    4. Email
    5. Degree Program 
    6. Area of Study
    7. Anticipated Graduation Date
  2. A 500-word statement or letter that describes the proposed study abroad program/project and activities.
    1. Thesis Statement: This includes the purpose of the travel, and how it relates to your current research, presentation, or creative work that you are conducting.
    2. Methodology/Process: This includes what you will be doing during your travel or how you are going to go about doing what you wish to do.  Remember to talk about items included in your budget.
    3. Significance of the Project: Explain why the travel is important.
    4. Budget (not included in the 450 word proposal): Applicants should list all costs associated with the travel, since those costs-whether to the student, the advisor, or the department/school-represent a financial commitment to the trip. No per diems are awarded.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018

This scholarship has concluded for 2018.

For additional information, contact the Ann Rottersman (rottersman.1@osu.edu).

Additional Resources

Departmental Funding Opportunities

Please contact individual departments for application information:

Department of Anthropology: Travel Award
Department of Classics: Scholarships and Awards
Department of Design: Reinhart Butter Fund for Study Abroad
Diversity and Identity Studies Collective: Scholarships
Department of English: The Arnold and Frances Shapiro International Scholarship
Department of French and Italian - French Scholarships & Italian Scholarships.
Department of History: Undergraduate Scholarship Information
Department of Political Science: Education Abroad Scholarships
Center for Slavic and East European Studies: Polish Studies Initiative
Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Huntington International Fellowships
Melton Center for Jewish Studies

Additional Resources

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