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The College of Engineering’s study abroad trips offer you a chance to expand your global horizons and gain international relations and leadership skills. Scholarships are available below.

Our College of Engineering is committed to your training and development as a global leader in engineering. Read about some of the study abroad scholarship opportunities for which you can apply below. These scholarships are applicable to all College of Engineering-sponsored study abroad programs. Apply now below or stop by the Student Services Office in Lafferre Hall W1025 to pick up an application.

Scholarship awards will be announced by March 1, 2017.

Passport Scholarship: $135

To encourage more U.S. students to get a passport and begin planning for study abroad early in their academic career, the MU College of Engineering is offering a $135 scholarship — the current cost of a U.S. passport (2017) — to be used toward any MU College of Engineering study abroad program. Students must be a first-time participant of the College of Engineering Study Abroad Programs in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Note: this is not a scholarship intended to pay for a U.S. passport; $135 will be credited toward your study abroad trip expenses.

No application is necessary. Simply present your valid U.S. passport to the Engineering Student Services Office in Lafferre Hall W1025 by Feb. 20, 2017, to receive the scholarship.

Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Feb. 20, 2017

Engineering Leadership & Involvement Scholarship: $400

This scholarship recognizes the leadership and involvement of our students within the college. Students must be active members in good standing of one of our recognized Engineering Student Organizations and be willing to volunteer 10 hours for our international student, study abroad and international delegation events. For a list of our engineering student organizations, please click here. Students are eligible to receive this scholarship one-time only.

Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Feb. 20, 2017

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The International Expert Scholarship: $1,000

Students who previously have participated in one of the College of Engineering’s study abroad programs are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied for a second participation on a College of Engineering study abroad program. We will ask that you volunteer at least 10 hours for our international student, study abroad and international delegation events upon your return.

Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Feb. 20, 2017

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Diversity Global Advantage Scholarship: $500-$2,500

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide engineering students with financial assistance for participation in MU College of Engineering-sponsored study abroad programs. More is expected of engineers in the 21st century than just a mastery of technical skills. The engineering industry now looks for technically competent engineers with leadership, management, critical thinking and business skills, like empathy and communication, to effectively lead diverse and inclusive teams of engineers and scientists in global ventures.

Awards Eligibility:

  • 2.75 GPA Engineering Major: If your GPA is lower than 2.75, please explain the circumstances and your academic plan of success to improve your academic performance.
  • Interest in MU College of Engineering sponsored study abroad program (Spring Break 2017, May 2017, Summer 2017). Students participating in semester-long language learning programs through the MU International Center will also be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts in the MU College of Engineering and/or campus, Columbia community.
  • Active membership in a MU Engineering Student Organization with diversity focus, community service, campus wide diversity organizations and/or social justice centers (RSVP, Women’s Center, Green Dot, Diversity Peer Educators, Multicultural Center, LGBT Center, Veterans Center, etc.)
  • Student level of financial need is taken in consideration.
  • Attendance to 3 diversity/inclusion approved seminars (reflection paper for each).

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Feb. 20, 2017

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Helpful Links and Information

For additional information regarding study abroad scholarships and financing options, visit the MU International Center’s Financing page. The MU International Center also provides Financing Workshops every week on Mondays (11 a.m.) and Fridays (3 p.m.).