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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 
  • You are an undergraduate student
  • Your first semester at UT will be Fall 2023
  • 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 will be announced in January 2024 and are available for use starting the next Fall 2024.
  • 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.


The application is currently open and will close on December 1, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. Scholarship notifications will be made in January 2024 via email.

Please note that this application is on Qualtrics and not on our scholarship application portal, Global Assist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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