Funding

Students who currently receive financial aid at West Chester University may be eligible to use their aid to help pay for study abroad, however since every student has different amounts of financial need, students should meet with Deven Messner in the financial aid office to learn about their unique financial aid package. Email Deven Messner to learn more.  You may also review the Education Abroad FAQ document

Center for International Programs Awards

CIP Study Abroad Travel Awards Application

West Chester University’s Center for International Programs (CIP) is proud to offer students the opportunity to apply for the Study Abroad Travel Awards each year. Awards ranging in the amount of $200.00-$2,000.00 will be given to selected students participating in approved study abroad programs. West Chester University’s Strategic Plan, Building on Excellence, has made the objective to increase the international educational opportunities for students a top priority. To learn more about eligibility and application requirements, click the link above to visit the scholarship brochure and application page.

Deadlines

  • Winter/Spring semester/Spring Break programs: October 1st
  • Summer programs: March 1st
  • Fall/Academic Year programs: April 15th

WCU Global Rams Initiative Scholarship

WCU Global Rams Initiative Scholarship

West Chester University’s Center for International Programs (CIP), in collaboration with President Christopher Fiorentino, is proud to offer underrepresented minority students the opportunity to apply for the Global Rams Initiative Scholarship. Scholarships will be given to selected students participating in approved study abroad programs that have been granted the Global Rams Designation. To learn more and apply, visit the link above.

Deadlines

  • Click scholarship link to the left to view application deadlines.

PASSHE Foundation Scholarships

PASSHE Foundation Scholarships

Deadlines

  • Click link above to the left to view available scholarships and application deadlines.

WCU Foundation

The James McErlane Scholarship for Study Abroad  supports students with evidence of high academic performance, demonstrated financial need, and academic purpose of studying abroad. 

Additional WCU Foundation scholarships can be found utilizing the WCU Scholarship Search website.

External Resources

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