Study Abroad Scholarships in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Our 2023 scholarship application forms will be available soon. Please contact CLASS@cmich.edu or 989-774-3341 if you have any questions. Please visit our World Languages and Cultures program website for additional scholarship opportunities. 

An international experience is an invaluable part of a student's education and will provide an international perspective that cannot be fully recreated within the classroom. To promote international study, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has created a small fund to assist students with costs related to studying abroad.

At the time of study abroad, undergraduate students must reach sophomore standing or above with a signed major​ in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Graduate students must complete a minimum of one semester of study within a College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' program.

Deadline: Ongoing. Requests will be reviewed and applicants notified via e-mail in 2 to 3 weeks.

CLASS Student Study Abroad Grant

Mr. Wasaburo Fujimiya is a 1966 CMU alum and the representative director of Hugle Electronics, Inc. in Japan and Korea. Mr. Fujimiya wishes to support CMU students pursuing their education overseas and international students studying at CMU.​ An award will be distributed twice a year​ to a student who chooses to study in one of CMU's Japanese or East Asian exchange partner program universities and/or students from one of these exchange program universities studying at CMU. This award is not renewable.

Fujimiya Scholarship Application Form

Dr. Henry L. and Reverend Nancy Fulton are long-time supporters of CMU. Dr. Henry Fulton is an emeritus faculty member of the English department. Nancy Fulton is a ​CMU alum who majored in English. Awards will support undergraduate and graduate students who will participate in a minimum of one semester (summer study not included) at one of the following universities located in Scotland: University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of St. Andrews, University of Strathclyde, or University of Sterling.

Recipients will be required to enroll at the Scottish university in at least one course per term in Scottish literature, history, art history, politics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, or folklore.

Fulton Scholarship Application Form

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Pamela Gates received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. She taught students in the English Department at CMU, eventually becoming Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, retiring in 2018. Dr. Gates wishes to support CMU students pursuing their education overseas in appreciation of the transformational experience of travel.

The award is open to juniors or seniors who choose to study in a program within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Applicants must submit an essay that demonstrates how a study abroad experience will impact their educational and professional pursuits.

Gates Award Application Form

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Delphine Rogers taught students in Michigan and New Hampshire, retiring from the Gaylord Public School District in 1999. Mrs. Rogers wishes to support CMU students pursuing their education overseas in appreciation of the transformational experience of travel.

The award amount varies and will be distributed annually to a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. This award is not renewable. Preference will be given to students studying to be teachers and those with financial need as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Rogers Award Application Form

The Martin Steinbis and Friends Study Abroad Award is open to interdisciplinary students affiliated with programs, projects and/or courses in the School of Public Service and Global Citizenship with preference given to students minoring in Sustainability, Environmental Policy or Neuroscience.

Applicant must be involved in a faculty-led study abroad program or semester-long study abroad experience at international institutions affiliated with the School of Public Service and Global Citizenship.

Steinbis Award Application Form

The Carol and Lars Wigert Study Abroad Award was created by Carol and Lars Wigert to support study abroad opportunities encouraging student growth in the knowledge of cultures, values, political systems, religions and peoples who live outside their communities and the United States. It is the donor’s hope that this knowledge will result in greater understanding and tolerance of the lifestyles and beliefs of others.

The recipient will share with the donors, upon return, the ways in which the award contributed to their educational experience.

Wigert Award Application Form