TCU Scholarships

TCU is committed to supporting international opportunities for all Horned Frogs through scholarships and financial aid.  For full consideration for all types of awards and aid, students must complete the FAFSA. TCU’s school code is 003636.

Note that consistent with TCU’s desire to support study abroad, even students not generally eligible for need-based aid may be eligible for TCU-sponsored financial aid available for Study Abroad.

This award is open to all TCU students participating in TCU programs awarding TCU credit. The award is intended to assist with the tuition and/or program fee.

Eligibility Requirements: Program must be credit-bearing and approved by TCU Global. Eligible programs include TCU-In or Affiliate semester abroad programs, or short-term programs offered in the May/Summer or Winter Intercession Terms. Students must be TCU undergraduate, degree-seeking students. Priority given to students with a minimum 2.8 GPA.

Exclusions: Students receiving certain other awards, including the employee tuition benefit or VA benefits, may be ineligible for this award.
Students may only receive the award twice, for two different programs.

Award decisions are based on essay and financial considerations. Award notifications are typically sent about 2 weeks after the application deadline.

Award: intended to support partial program fee or partial tuition


  • Please reference your program brochure – scholarship deadlines typically align with application deadlines. Exceptions will be noted.

How to Apply: The scholarship application is embedded in the study abroad program application. Complete a few short questions and submit a 350 – 500 word essay, responding to the prompt: Why should we invest in you? 

We encourage you to speak specifically to one or more of the following:

  • Specific ideas to engage in your study abroad locale
  • A plan to study or investigate a topic or issue using your study abroad locale
  • A vision for how the experience and knowledge gained abroad will impact your future academics, career, or life
  • A challenge or obstacle you face in pursuing study abroad

The Summer Study Abroad Grant is need-based and requires a separate application found at this link. We encourage students with any level of need to apply, regardless of whether the student has received need-based aid in the past. This grant is administered through the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.

Other Requirements: Program must be credit-bearing and approved by TCU Global.

Reference your program brochure to ensure the Summer Study Abroad Grant is offered for your program of interest. Exceptions will be noted.

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This award is for study abroad students after they return to TCU. The Larry Adams International Experience Award is presented annually to undergraduate study abroad students who exhibit global citizenship following their time abroad by engaging in a significant project or activity that exemplifies internationalization.

Award: Up to $1,000

Deadline: April 1

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This award is managed by the Center for Career & Professional Development. The Intern Scholarship Program is designed to provide scholarship assistance to students wanting to do an unpaid or low-paying (<$1,000/semester) internship in their major field, including international internships.

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This award is managed by the TCU Honors College and are available to TCU Honors students studying abroad over the summer on a TCU Summer or TCU Partner Program. They cannot be used on Honors Abroad programs such as Cultural Routes, Cultural Pathways or Cultural Pilgrimages.

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Partner Scholarships

These awards are limited to students participating in these specific programs.

The University of Roehampton is offering ten scholarships each semester worth £1,500 each. Intended to support diversity in Study Abroad, the scholarships will continue Roehampton’s heritage of supporting under-represented groups in higher education. To learn more, visit Roehampton Abroad and scroll down to the section for “Fees and Finance.”

Award: £1,500

Deadline: October (for spring applicants) and May (for fall applicants)

The Columbus Citizens Foundation offers scholarships to incoming study abroad students at John Cabot University in Rome (it applies to TCU in Rome participants) who have at least 25% Italian descent. Apply early. The deadline for the upcoming academic year takes place once a year.

Deadline: Once a year, sometime during the spring semester

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CIEE annually awards up to $5 million in scholarships and grants to students who plan to study abroad on yearlong, semester, and summer CIEE programs. This includes Merit Scholarships (for students who excel in academic pursuits and are devoted to specialized areas of study) and Need-Based Grants (for students who have historically been unable to study abroad because of financial circumstances).

Awards: Up to $2,500

Deadline: Rolling

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IES Abroad awards over $3 million in study abroad scholarships and financial to students participating in yearlong, semester, and summer IES programs. IES Abroad offers merit, need-based, diversity, legacy and disability scholarships.

Awards: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

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Scholarships for High Need or Underrepresented Students

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to students who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizen undergraduates who receive Federal Pell Grant funding.

Awards: Up to $8,000


  • Spring Programs: October
  • Summer Programs: October or March
  • Fall Programs: March

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FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad, supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

Financial Need is determined by the FEA Financial Aid Form we provide when you begin an application.

Demographic Factors that are considered include minority background, first-generation college student status, and community college experience.

Academic Plan and Preparedness is determined by your essays, unofficial transcript, and letter of recommendation.

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Stipends of $500 are available for those who successfully apply to become a Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador. The money is put towards a Spring or Fall semester volunteering or studying abroad program. Ambassadors are expected to blog about their experiences for the Diversity Abroad community with the aim of inspiring other members to travel.

  • Must be enrolled full-time in, or recently graduated from, a U.S. university or college
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA at an accredited U.S. university or college
  • You are energetic, creative and have a passion for international engagement

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Additional Scholarships

Fort Worth Abroad gives scholarships to college students from Fort Worth to study abroad and experience the proven benefits of international studies.

Eligibility requirement: A graduate from a Tarrant County high school

Preference given to applicants who:

  • Are attending a program at least a semester in length
  • Will study in a country with a primary language besides English
  • Have taken formal classes in the applicable language
  • Have completed 60 or more credit hours earned from an accredited university

The number of the scholarships will be dependent upon the amount of money raised. Current scholarships are for $1,250 per recipient.

Deadline: June 16, 2023 for Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 / Summer 2024 study abroad programs.

Location-Specific Scholarships

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Award: $3,000 – $7,000

Deadline: Varies

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BUTEX brings together universities, colleges and other higher education institutions across the United Kingdom that have a shared interest in learning abroad. Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad in the UK for either a semester or for a whole academic year.

Award: £500

Deadline: Once a year in June

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The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Award: $2,500 – $4,000

Deadline: April or October

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Awards for Research / Extensive Study

The TCU Honors College advises students on prestigious international awards for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including the Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Truman Scholarships. These scholarships are among the most prestigious available and can have a dramatic, life-changing impact on the lives of the students who receive them.

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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Award: Up to $24,000

Deadline: Once a year, typically in Jan. or Feb.

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded, summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Award: Fully-funded

Deadline: November

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