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First Abroad 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 annually.

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 a program coordinator to explore options, learn about funding opportunities, and establish an academic plan for education abroad.


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 will be Fall 2022
  • You have a current FAFSA on file with UT Austin
  • You are not a recipient of the Hutchison International Scholarship


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

  • Awards are announced in December 2022 and are available for use starting the next Fall 2023.
  • These awards are considered planning scholarships and are not intended for Spring programs, including May terms, 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.


Applications are open and due by 11:59 PM on Friday, November 18, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Scholarship notifications will be made in mid-December via email. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Download the First Abroad FAQs sheet to learn more.