The Global Education Office administers a number of scholarships, available primarily to undergraduate students studying abroad on GEO programs. The table below summarizes the offerings available.
Most competitions for GEO scholarships can be entered with a single Common Application. The remaining scholarships are tied to a specific study abroad program or group of programs, and applications are contained within the applications for those programs (e.g. any VISAGE program).
Note that many scholarships are available only to students who are matriculated in or have a declared major, or dual major in a subject offered by the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science. These are identified as being for "A&S students only" below. Students matriculated in Blair, Peabody or Engineering are only eligible for "A&S only" scholarships if they have a declared dual major in the College of Arts and Science at the time of scholarship review.
Scholarships for study abroad in Summer/Maymester will open for applications in mid-November, with applications due in late January. We expect to announce the results in late February.
(Exceptions: VISAGE students will be able to apply for the Deromedi International Service Learning Scholarship as part of the application for their VISAGE program. This scholarship is only open to students who are matriculated in the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science. Students enrolled in other VU colleges are not eligible.)
|Scholarship||For whom?||Program Restriction||GPA Req't||Financial Need Req't||Maximum Award||Common App?|
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|Global Summer Fellows Program||VU Undergrads||VU credit, Summer||3.0||Yes||$8500||Yes|
|Schloss Family Summer Scholarship Fund||A&S students preferred||GEO programs||2.7||Yes||$8500|
|Martha Louise Scott Easley Study Abroad Travel Scholarship||A&S students only||GEO programs||2.7||Yes||$2000|
|Brooke Van Der Linden Memorial Scholarship||A&S students only||GEO programs||3.0||No||$3000|
|Study Abroad Discretionary Fund||A&S students only||GEO programs||2.7||Yes||$2000|
|Sandra and Roger Deromedi International Service Learning Scholarship||Students matriculated in A&S only||VISAGE||—||Prefer||$5000||No|
GEO maintains a list of select scholarships offered by other units at Vanderbilt as well as by external agencies. The list also references other useful resources, including scholarship search engines and fellowships for graduating seniors.
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