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Many programs have scholarship money available to study abroad with their own particular program. Students should contact each program directly for information and applications. Students are also encouraged to explore other sources of funding. Federal and state grants and loans, such as the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Stafford Loan, are often made available for study abroad. Residents of Virginia may also be eligible for the Tuition Assistance Grant Program.

If a student is currently receiving need-based financial aid, she should contact the Financial Aid Office or the Director of International Studies concerning procedures required in order to obtain aid.  Sweet Briar financial aid may be used by students to pursue studies in the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France, Junior Year in Spain, University of Heidelberg, University of St. Andrews, and Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts programs if the student has a 3.0 cumulative average and is a resident of the United States (consult SBC Catalog).  If you are applying to other programs consult the Director of International Studies on ways to enhance your study abroad aid package.  Most programs Sweet Briar Students Apply to offer their own scholarships–apply early for the best results.

Sweet Briar College Scholarships

The Adelaide Boze Glascock Scholarship
Any CountryAdelaide Boze Glascock, class of 1940, has established an endowment for a Sweet Briar student to study abroad. Limited and highly competitive scholarship funds are available. For more information, contact the Director of International Studies.
The Helen Smith Davenport Endowed Scholarship Fund
Any CountryThis fund establishes a merit scholarship in memory of Helen Smith Davenport, class of 1957, to provide an opportunity for highly qualified sophomores, unable to consider study abroad during a junior year or semester without financial support from Sweet Briar. Preference is given to:

This scholarship is designed to help at least one student further develop her sense of our global community and encourage her to share her experiences upon her return to Sweet Briar for her senior year. For more information, contact the Director of International Studies.

The Junior Year in Spain Scholar Program
Seville, SpainThis program offers scholarship assistance for incoming students who plan to major or minor in Spanish and to study abroad in Sweet Briar’s JYS program in Seville, Spain. Click here for more information.
The Milan Hapala Scholarship
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Czech RepublicThe family of Milan Hapala, Carter Glass Professor Emeritus of Government from 1947 to 1990, has created this scholarship in his memory and for the benefit of future Sweet Briar College students. This scholarship will be awarded by the members of the Government and International Affairs Department to a junior who is majoring in Government or International Affairs. It is to be used for study in the Czech Republic. For more information, contact the Director of International Studies.

The Anne Lauman Bussey Scholarship
St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Andrews Cathedral Ruins – St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Andrews Cathedral Ruins – St. Andrews, ScotlandThis scholarship covers costs associated with a year at the Univeristy of St. Andrews, particularly in situations in which a highly qualified Sweet Briar student might find it necessary to decline the selection because of cost. For more information, contact the Director of International Studies.

Other Scholarship Resources

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Any CountryThe Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
East Asia | Southeast Asia

Royal Palace – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Royal Palace – Phnom Penh, CambodiaThe primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Africa | Asia | Caribbean | Central Europe | Eastern Europe | Eurasia | Latin America | Middle East

Royal Palace – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, TurkeyThe National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests. NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Southern Atlantic States Association for Asian and African Studies (SASASAAS)
Beijing, China

Forbidden City – Beijing, China

Forbidden City – Beijing, ChinaSome financial assistance may be available for the SASASAAS study abroad program in Beijing, China. For more information, contact the Director of International Studies.