Next OIED Application will open on February 15. Once open an Apply Now button will appear at the top and bottom of this page.
||For Education Abroad Programs Starting Between
||12/1/18 and 12/1/19
||2/15/19 and 2/15/20
||5/1/19 and 5/1/20
- Students are encouraged to apply early for scholarships.
- If students are unsuccessful in getting a scholarship when applying, OIED is happy to advise on making a stronger application, so that they may apply again in a later cycle. These students should make an appointment with an advisor listed below.
- Scholarships range from $250 to $2000. Students will be considered for all of the scholarships for which they are eligible, however they can receive one scholarship per academic year (August-July).
OIED Scholarship Application
The OIED application consists of applicant profile questions, 2 essays, and a recommendation letter.
Each essay is 4,000 characters maximum (including spaces).
- Each international experience is unique, and destinations vary greatly. What factors do you consider when choosing a program or destination? How will this experience impact your personal, academic, and/or professional goals?
- What unique background and life experiences do you have which will help you positively contribute to your international experience and the host community? How will you continue this global learning when you return home? For example, becoming more active on campus, taking more GLO courses, continuing to engage with the host language, encouraging others to travel internationally, learn a language, or be more globally engaged. Be specific.
The application also includes a letter of recommendation. This should be from a professor, supervisor, or community leader. Applicants should contact their recommender before sending a recommendation request to them through their online application. Please submit the recommendation request early to allow your recommender adequate time to complete it by the deadline. Applications with recommendations that are not submitted by the deadline will not be considered.
Am I eligible? Plus Other Frequently Asked Questions
Any full-time degree-seeking student at Appalachian applying to a study abroad program offering academic credit is eligible. Students must not have received any scholarship from OIED in the current academic year (August through July).
International student scholarships are open to any degree-seeking student on a F-1 visa who has completed at least one semester at Appalachian.
You do not need to be enrolled in a program when you apply. However, if you receive a scholarship before being admitted, you must apply to a program within four (4) weeks of receiving the scholarship. In all cases, program application deadlines still apply.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by e-mail within 3 to 4 weeks of the scholarship application submission deadline.
If you receive a scholarship, the scholarship will be credited to your student account during the term in which you study abroad. Note: Receiving a scholarship could impact your financial aid.
Your scholarship is added to your account within 10 days of your program's departure date. Please keep this in mind when making financial arrangements.
All awardees should enroll in direct deposit through the University.
For international students receiving scholarships, the scholarship will be credited to your student account during the semester in which it is awarded.
For more specific information regarding scholarship disbursement, how scholarships affect financial aid, and using financial aid to study abroad, including important forms for study abroad, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid: https://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad
Available OIED Scholarships
Adam P. Kephart Endowed Scholarship for International Programs
Established in 1994, the funds generated by the Adam P. Kephart Endowed Scholarship are directed to the highest and best use of "international" programs at Appalachian State University. Scholarships are provided to programs that offer the greatest potential for increasing international understanding.
Appalachian State University Study Abroad Scholarship
This fund was established by Appalachian State University to provide scholarship support for Appalachian students participating in approved long-term study abroad programs.
Chelsea Bell and Robert W. Garrett Scholarship for Study Abroad
This fund was established in 2017 to provide scholarships to students participating in international study abroad programs.
David Knight Endowment for International Experiences
This fund was established to provide support to students participating in an Education Abroad program.
Go Abroad: International Appalachian Scholarship
Established in 2009 by members of International Appalachian (INTAPP), a student organization, this endowed fund supports Appalachian students of all majors traveling abroad to the country of their choice for the purpose of study, research, or internship.
Green/Reaves Scholarship for Global Experiences
- 2.5 GPA
- Preference for financial need
Established in 2017 to provide financial assistance to underrepresented students in order to increase global experiences.
Jacob Alexander Little Endowed Scholarship
Kathryn “Katie” Stout Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship
- Preference given to Communication majors in the College of Fine and Applied Arts
- Preference given to tenor, bass, or snare drummers in the Marching Mountaineers
Established in 2008 in memory of Kathryn "Katie" Stout, the purpose of this endowed fund is to provide financial assistance to Appalachian State University students who are enrolled in approved University study abroad programs, with preference given to students who are studying in China.
Landon Hill Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Preference for travel to China
- One page essay explaining how study abroad opportunities will positively impact their Appalachian Educational Experience
Established in 2011 in honor of Landon Hill, Appalachian student and active member of International Appalachian (INTAPP), the purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to Appalachian State University students interested in studying abroad who demonstrate a desire to increase understanding and tolerance of human diversity worldwide.
T. Marvin Williamsen Study Abroad Scholarship
- Must demonstrate financial need
Established in 2009 by the Office of International Education and Development in honor of Dr. T. Marvin Williamsen's tenure as the first Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs at Appalachian, this scholarship provides support for Appalachian students participating in various education abroad programs.
VandalSmile “Get Away” Study Abroad Scholarship
Established in 2017 by VandalSmile, this fund provides scholarships to students participating in international faculty-led programs and international study abroad programs.
Woodson-Horine Endowed International Scholarship
- Recipients must be majoring in business, computer science, or communication.
This endowment fund was established in 2001 to provide scholarship support for Appalachian students participating in approved international education programs and/or to support international degree-seeking students studying at Appalachian.