Education Abroad & Travel Funding

The following funds are for undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. In order to be eligible for funding the experience must be part of an Ohio State-approved study abroad program. Please see the Office of International Affairs study abroad search engine to verify program approval. All programs listed on this search engine are approved by The Ohio State University.

Students who have designed an independent study/research experience in conjunction with an Ohio State faculty member and for which academic credit will be earned, may also apply for funding. Eligibility for each fund is specified with each type of fund.

How to Apply

Applications 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 form. Submit only one online application for each deadline.

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Application deadlines - October 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM and January 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM.
Please see “Apply Now!” above for a list of funds and study abroad dates that apply to each application deadline.

Shared Application: See Above

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 Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) office Program for Advancing Scholarship and Service (PASS). Upon their return, recipients are encouraged to make two presentations about their education abroad to student groups. Awards are made once each year.

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 Study Abroad Scholarships

The following seven scholarships are open to Columbus campus undergraduate students who plan to study abroad 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 study abroad program.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit.

The Forrest and Marjorie Miller Endowed Fund for Study 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 study abroad program.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit.  Preference will be given to sophomores or juniors.

The Hugh A. and Frances D. Harter Scholarship Fund

Funds will be awarded to a Spanish or French major who will study abroad in France or Spain.

Richard and Karol Wells Scholarship

Competition for the Richard and Karol Wells Study 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 study abroad program.

Robert and Mary Reusché Scholarship for Study Abroad

Competition for the Robert and Mary Reusché College of Humanities Study 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 study 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 study 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 study abroad in Spain, Portugal, France, or Italy.

Individual Applications

International Research Grants for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences

To encourage students to engage in research in international venues along with their faculty mentors.

Application Deadlines

The Autumn 2016 deadline for applications is Monday, September 19, 2016 before 5:00 PM.  The spring 2017 deadline for applications is Monday, February 6, 2017 before 5:00 PM.

Application Information and Application can be found at the ASC Honors Program website.

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

For additional information, contact the Valarie Williams (williams.1415@osu.edu).

Thank you for your interest! Applications are closed for this year.

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 Wednesday, February 1, 2017, before 5:00 P.M.

For additional information, contact the Valarie Williams (williams.1415@osu.edu).

Thank you for your interest! Applications are closed for this year.

Additional Resources

Departmental Funding Opportunities

Please contact individual departments for application information:

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
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

Office of International Affairs
University study abroad scholarship information
Financial planning - ways to fund your study abroad.
Getting Started sessions - to help you select a study abroad program that is the best fit for you
Online database of OSU study abroad programs - searchable by academic discipline, country, language, program length, time of year, etc.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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