Using Financial Aid
The Study Away Office works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make study away opportunities available to all students. Students who have completed a FAFSA should contact Becky Ward in the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their aid packages.
We suggest you talk to Ms. Ward before taking out any private student loans.
Using Missouri State University Scholarships or Applying for Study Abroad Scholarships
Missouri State University students who are studying abroad through Study Away Programs are eligible to use their Missouri State University scholarships. Students MUST meet the Study Away Programs eligibility requirements and be participating on an approved Study Away Program in order to be eligible to use MSU financial aid and/or scholarships.
Additionally, MSU's Colleges of Arts and Letters, Education, Health and Human Services, Humanities and Public Affairs, Natural and Applied Sciences, and School of Agriculture have teamed with the President's Office and International Programs in order to offer scholarship funds for both long-term and short-term study away students. Eligibility and requirements vary by college/school.
MSU College-and School-Specific Scholarships for Studying Away
Eligibility and application requirements vary by college/school. Please read the information located in the "Criteria" section of each application carefully.
In order to apply for any of the below scholarships, you must have your complete application and all required supporting documents turned into the Study Away Office located in PSU 209 according to the following deadline schedule:
If you wish to use potential awards for programs with a departure date between December 2, 2013 and May 1, 2014, your deadline is November 22, 2013.
If you wish to use potential awards for programs with a departure date between May 2 and August 1, 2014, your deadline is April 11, 2014.
If you wish to use potential awards for programs with a departure date between August 2 and December 1, 2014, your deadline is July 11, 2014.
School of Agriculture Scholarships
If you are a School of Agriculture (AGR) student or enrolled in an AGR faculty-led program, click HERE to APPLY
College of Arts and Letters Scholarships
If you are a College of Arts and Letters (COAL) student or a COAL major enrolled in a COAL faculty-led program, click HERE to APPLY*
*Please note that preference for the above award will be given to declared COAL majors.
College of Education Scholarships
If you are a College of Education (COE) student or enrolled in a COE faculty-led program, click HERE to APPLY**
**Please note that first consideration for the above award will be given to Teacher Education majors enrolled in programs led by COE faculty.
College of Health and Human Services Scholarships
If you are a College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) student or enrolled in a CHHS faculty-led program, click HERE to APPLY
College of Humanities and Public Affairs Scholarships
If you are a SHORT-TERM study away student enrolled in a program offered by a College of Humanities and Public Affairs (CHPA), click HERE to APPLY***
***Please note that at this time, the above award is not available to long-term students whose major is located in CHPA.
College of Natural and Applied Sciences Scholarships
If you are a College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) student or enrolled in a CNAS faculty-led program, click HERE to APPLY
College of Business Financial Awards
If you are a SHORT-TERM study away student whose major is located in the College of Business (COB) AND you are enrolled in a program offered by COB faculty member, click HERE for more information***
*** All inquiries regarding the COB Financial Award Program should be directed to International Business Programs.
MSU University-Wide Scholarships for Studying Away
Please note that the "Study Away Program Scholarships" and the "McCarthy Study Away Travel Fund" are not being offered in 2013-2014. There is a separate fund named the "McCarthy Global Studies Travel Fund," administered through the Global Studies Program in the College of Arts and Letters, that may be offered in 2013-2014. Contact Dr. Madeleine Hooper, Director and Associate Dean, at MKernen@missouristate.edu for more details. Additionally, please click on the link below for many other exceptional scholarship opportunities!
University-wide scholarships, as well as external scholarships and funding opportunities, will have different deadlines than those listed for the College- and School-Specific Scholarships!
MSU Scholarships for Studying Abroad
External Study Abroad Funding Resources
Outside Study Abroad Scholarships and Resources