Funding Resources for First Generation Students

There are many funding resources to support first-generation students in education abroad programs.

Texas Global First Abroad Scholarship

Apply to the First Abroad Scholarship during September of your freshman year. Twenty-five students are selected each year to receive $3,000 towards a credit-bearing or experiential learning opportunity abroad.

UT University Leadership Network (ULN)

The ULN experiential learning requirement can be satisfied through an education abroad program. Speak to your ULN coordinator about funding and timeline.

UT Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars may use their $1,500 Individual Opportunity Scholarship towards an international experience.

Diversity Abroad

This national organization supports students in accessing financial opportunities to learn abroad. Use the interactive scholarship search to find first-generation scholarships.

IES Abroad

UT Austin partners with IES Abroad to provide academic and career enriching international experiences world-wide. IES offers diversity scholarships and grants, in addition to traditional need-based funding.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

UT Austin is proud to be the top-producing institution for the Gilman Scholarship. Many affiliate programs will match or supplement a Gilman Scholarship. Check with your program coordinator for details.