Studying away can be expensive, but that does not make it impossible.

Using Your Missouri Western Financial Aid

In many cases, the financial aid that you already receive to attend Missouri Western can be used to defray the costs of studying away. Talk with staff in the Missouri Western Financial Aid office about how to help finance your study away experience. Fill out as much of this form as you can, and bring it with you to your Financial Aid appointment:

Missouri Western Study Away Scholarship

The Study Away Office is sometimes able to assist students with a small scholarship. Use the form below to apply. These internal scholarships can range up to $500, but there are a limited number available each year.

Semester-long programs

  • Scholarships applications for semester-long programs are evaluated as they are received. A three-person committee awards the scholarships based on your academic record and the strength of your essay. Really put some thought into your essay for the best results.
  • When money is gone for the academic year, no further scholarships can be awarded until the following year.
  • You should apply for the Missouri Western Study Away scholarship as soon as your plans for travel are complete. Scholarships will only be awarded after you have been accepted into your host school or program and you have accepted your placement there.

Faculty-led programs

  • Students participating in faculty-led Study Away courses are not eligible for the Missouri Western Study Away Scholarship.
MWSU Study Away Scholarship Application [pdf]

You may also apply for other sources of funding.

The links below will introduce you to the types of external funding opportunities available. Please click through to learn more about each scholarship opportunity, including who qualifies and how to apply. We encourage you to search the Internet for additional opportunities.

Rotary scholarships

Awards range from $2500-$70,000

  • District Grant Scholarships provide a stipend of $2,500 for one or two semesters of undergraduate or graduate level coursework abroad. Application (.docx)
  • Global Grant Scholarships provide up to $70,000 for graduate level studies at a university outside the United States. Application (.doc)
More Information

General scholarships

Awards range from $500-$5000

Location-specific scholarships

Additional scholarship resources