Study Abroad Scholarships

The College of Social Science has a long standing commitment to international study and offers a wide range of opportunities to participate in a study abroad experience. Globalization of economies, political structures, and communication has made it critical for students to understand the complex problems that confront contemporary societies. Study abroad programs offered by the college emphasize analysis of issues relating to political and economic systems in diverse cultures, global conflict and cooperation, adaptation to change, and the nature of differences in cultures and societies.

The college’s Study Abroad Director can help you find a program that fits your interests and academic needs. College-sponsored study abroad programs are available that meet university, college, major, specialization, language, and/or cognate requirements.

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College of Social Science Study Abroad Grant - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

The College of Social Science encourages participation in study abroad programs as an important component of the undergraduate experience. In support of this objective, the college will award a limited number of grants for FIRSTTIME PARTICIPANTS in study abroad programs for Summer, Fall and Spring.

College of Social Science Study Abroad Grant Guidelines and Application


College of Social Science Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

Thanks to a generous endowment funded by the MSU College of Social Science Alumni Association, the College of Social Science is pleased to offer the Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship. One scholarship in the amount of $1500 each will be awarded for participants in Summer, Fall and Spring programs.

College of Social Science Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship Guidelines and Application


M. Peter McPherson Study Abroad Scholarship - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

Thanks to a generous endowment funded by MSU Social Science alumnus Edwin Adler and his wife Gretchen, the College of Social Science is pleased to offer the M. Peter McPherson Study Abroad Scholarship.

The Adlers gave this gift in honor of MSU President M. Peter McPherson and in furtherance of the continuing MSU commitment to lead in international education and study abroad. 

M. Peter McPherson Study Abroad Scholarship Guidelines and Application


James & Kathleen Chant Study Abroad Award

This $1500 Award will benefit any Social Science major participating in a College of Social Science program and enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate commitment to academic success and would have difficulty in participating in study abroad without this award. Must be undergraduates in the College of Social Science and participating in a College of Social Science sponsored study abroad program.

James & Kathleen Chant Study Abroad Award Application


College of Social Science Scholarship Application Deadlines

Summer and Fall Programs
Deadline for all application materials is
5 PM on March 1 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Summer and Fall Programs

Spring/Winter Break Programs
Deadline for all application materials is
5 PM on November 1 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Spring/Winter Break Programs

Spring Break Programs (only for Study Abroad Grant)
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on January 15 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Spring Break Programs

PLEASE NOTE:  If application deadlines fall on a Saturday, Sunday or official University holiday, application materials will be due on the following business day by 5 p.m.


National Federation of Republican Women's Betty Rendel Scholarship

Betty Rendel Scholarship awards go to three female undergraduates each year who are attending a four-year accredited college or university and majoring in political science, government or economics. It is open to women across the nation.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of college before applying for the scholarship. Students must be interested in national government, politics and economics. When applying, they should be prepared to describe their level of interest in political and civic activities and what activities they have participated in.

The scholarship is sponsored by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) in honor of past president Betty Rendel. Scholarship applications need to be sent to the appropriate state offices listed within the application information. Each state president may select only one applicant from each state to submit to the national headquarters.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.

For more information, please visit the website here.


Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund for Women

The Go Red Multicultural scholarship champions greater inclusion of multicultural women in the nursing and medical industries, address important gaps in treatment, and ensure that all Americans have an opportunity to work with their healthcare providers to make the best choices that lead to good health.

Sponsored by the American Heart Association and made possible by the Macy's Multicultural Fund, the scholarship program aims to ease the financial burden to students and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine.

To qualify, applicants must be female, a minority (Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin); must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident; must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, health care institution or program in the U.S.; and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Applicants must also submit an online application, a community involvement description, a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an original personal essay.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

For more information, please visit the website here.


Women in Federal Law Enforcement

The WIFLE Scholarship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate female students interested in a career in law enforcement. Eligible students may major in criminal justice, social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, chemistry, and physics.

Students must be enrolled full-time in a four-year, accredited U.S. college or university and have completed the first year in college. Students can also be enrolled in a community college if they plan to transfer to a four-year institution. A grade point average of 3.0 or above is required.

To apply, students must submit a 500-word essay on their experience in community involvement or previous experience with law enforcement. One letter of reference from a police official or community leader is also required.

The scholarship is sponsored by WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. WIFLE works with other agencies to promote increased opportunities for women in law enforcement. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage more women to consider a career in law enforcement.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MAY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

For more information, please visit the website here.