Office of Study Abroad Scholarships
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Office of Study Abroad (OSA) Scholarships
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In support of its strong commitment to international education, Central Michigan University has allocated more than $150,000 to award as scholarships to CMU students who participate in study abroad programs that are at least two weeks in duration. 

Depending on the duration of your study abroad program, you may be eligible for:

  • $250-$500 for faculty-led programs and summer study abroad under eight weeks
  • up to $750 for programs eight weeks and over in summer 
  • $500-$2,500 for semester or academic year study abroad
 Scholarship awards are based on the student's GPA, financial need, and scholarship essays.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a full-time CMU undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  • be fully accepted to study abroad by CMU.
  • have a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduate applicants; minimum 3.3 GPA for graduate student applicants.
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

In-kind service
Office of Study Abroad Scholarship recipients must provide in-kind service upon return to campus to help increase awareness of study abroad opportunities available to CMU students. In-kind service may include talking with prospective study abroad students, speaking to campus classes and groups, compiling a description of their particular study site, pre-departure and orientation information, and/or distributing promotional materials.

Application deadlines

March 1 - Summer term study abroad
March 15 - Fall semester or academic year study abroad
October 15 - Spring semester study abroad

Applications must be submitted by the deadline to the Office of Study Abroad, Ronan Hall 330

Scholarship application information will be provided to you once you have met with your Study Abroad Advisor. For more information, please contact the Office of Study Abroad. 


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If you complete the Office of Study Abroad Scholarship application, you will automatically be considered for the following scholarships. 

Bud Fisher and Fisher Companies Study Abroad Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation by Bud Fisher and Fisher Companies, the Office of Study Abroad is able to award two scholarships each semester to students participating in approved study abroad programs. Award amounts vary each semester. Applicant must:

  • be a full-time CMU student
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • be studying a language as part of the study abroad program.
Students who complete for the Office of Study Abroad Scholarship application and meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Stanley and Madalin Vihtelic Study Abroad Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation by Stanley and Madalin Vihtelic, the Office of Study Abroad is able to award two scholarships each semester to students participating in approved study abroad programs. To qualify, applicant must:

  • be a full-time CMU student,
  • meet the minimum GPA requirements (3.0 for undergraduate students; 3.2 for graduate students),
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Students who complete the Office of Study Abroad Scholarship application and meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for this scholarship.


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Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) Scholarship 

CMU students are eligible for the JCMU Consortium Scholarship. CMU students who study at JCMU will be awarded $1,900 a semester during the academic year and $2,000 for the Summer Session. More information about the scholarship and other scholarships for JCMU’s programs is available at www.isp.msu.edu/JCMU/.

This scholarship is awarded to all CMU students accepted to participate in the JCMU program.

Midwest Consortium for Study Abroad (MCSA) Scholarship

Each year CMU can award two $200 scholarships to students participating in a MCSA program. Awards are based on the student's GPA, financial need, and essay. 

Students who complete the Office of Study Abroad Scholarship application and meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

AHA International Scholarship

AHA International sponsors two $500 scholarships per academic year for students participating in the following programs: MCSA Vienna, MCSA Austria, MCSA Segovia. Awards are based on the student's GPA, financial need, and essay.

Students who complete the Office of Study Abroad Scholarship application and meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Edge Hill University

CMU students who study abroad at Edge Hill University automatically receive a scholarship from Edge Hill. Semester participants receive a $400 scholarship and students participating in an academic year at Edge Hill receive $800.

This scholarship is awarded to all CMU students who participate in the Edge Hill University program.

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) Scholarship

CMU students who study abroad at DIS automatically receive a scholarship from DIS. Semester participants receive a $4,000 scholarship and students participating in the summer program receive $250 (per three-week session).

This scholarship is awarded to all CMU students who participate in the Edge Hill University program.

Korea University, Sejong Campus Scholarship

Each semester Korea University, Sejong (KU-Sejong) awards scholarships for two CMU students to study at their university. Students pay l2 credits of CMU tuition and receive a generous scholarship from KU-Sejong to cover airfare, room and board.

Interested students should meet with a study abroad advisor for additional information.

AustraLearn Scholarship  

AustraLearn sponsors three $500 scholarships per academic year for students participating in a CMU-approved, semester-long program in either New Zealand or Australia. Awards are based on the student’s GPA, financial need, and essay.

Students who complete for the Study Abroad Programs Scholarship application and meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

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