First Abroad Planning Scholarship

The First Abroad Scholarship supports first-generation students planning for a study abroad experience. It is a one-time scholarship of $3,000 used to fund participation in a UT-approved study abroad program. We will award 25 students in the 2020-21 school year.

This scholarship is ideal for first-generation students that know they want to study abroad, but have not yet chosen a program. Recipients work with an advisor to explore program options, learn about funding opportunities, and establish an academic plan for study abroad.

Eligibility:

You are eligible for the First Abroad scholarship if the following describes you:

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year college degree)
  • This is your first time in college (i.e. you did not transfer after a year at another institution)
  • Your first semester at UT was fall 2019 or will be fall 2020
  • You have a current FAFSA on file with UT Austin
  • You have not studied abroad before while at UT
  • You are not a recipient of the Hutchison International Scholarship

Awards:

Awards are intended to be used during the standard four years of an undergraduate education.

  • Awards are announced in fall and are available for use starting the next fall.
  • These awards are considered planning scholarships are not for spring long or spring maymesters immediately following the award announcements.
  • Awards are to be used within a student's standard four years at UT. Funds are not to be used to extend graduation.

Application:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We anticipate that scholarship notifications will be made in mid-October via email. Applications for the next competition will open on June 1, 2020.

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