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Grants and Scholarships

$750 International Education Fee Scholarship

The International Education Fee Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Study Abroad Office by the following deadlines:

  • October 15 - December/January mini-term and Spring
  • March 1 - May mini-term or Summer
  • May 1 - Fall Semester
  • No less than one week prior to the first day of the Fall or Spring semester for a semester long study abroad. 
Student Eligibility:

A. In order to qualify for an International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship, 

  • A student must have completed 12 hours (undergraduate) or 6 hours (graduate) in the long semester preceding the date on which the IEAC votes on scholarships;
  • A student must be enrolled in at least 12 hours (undergraduate) or 6 hours (graduate) in the semester in which the IEAC holds its vote on scholarships.
  • The hours counted for this purpose must have been completed at Tarleton State University or another institution in consortium with Tarleton State for purposes of scholarship eligibility as defined by the University Scholarship Office
  • A completed FAFSA application must be on file:

B. A student must be in good standing with the University with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) at the time of submitting an IEF Scholarship application.

NOTE: A Tarleton graduating senior who has been admitted to the Graduate School (see above) AND plans to travel during their first graduate semester will be evaluated for an IEF Scholarship based on their Tarleton undergraduate GPA.

C. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for an IEF Scholarship

D. A student may not receive IEF Scholarship funds for travel to his/her home country. 


Eligible students will be awarded $750.00 until funds are exhausted. If any funds remain after the last travel period they will be distributed among all students equally.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant is awarded to exceptionally needy undergraduate students. Part-time enrollment reduces eligibility.

Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (SEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (SEOG) is awarded to exceptionally needy undergraduate students. Must be enrolled at least half-time.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP)

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) and the Fulbright Program funded by the Federal government have grants and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students for study and research overseas. Students should be aware that government organizations in other countries such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offer funding opportunities.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Mawitsa Scholarship

MAWITSA a health insurance provider for study abroad participants in Germany offers an annual scholarship for a person studying abroad with a child. The winner will receive a monthly stipend of €500 during a 12 month period.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Varsity Tutors offers a monthly essay contest with the opportunity to win $1,000 scholarship. New essay topics every month.