Office of International Programs Travel Scholarships
To help offset the cost of study abroad, the Office of International Programs in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers summer and winter scholarships. Providing more international learning opportunities is one of Executive Dean Robert Goodman’s top initiatives, and this scholarship opportunity is a step in that direction. All SEBS students are eligible to apply for our scholarship.
Roy H. DeBoer Landscape Architecture Travel Award
All graduate and undergraduate students who will return in the following fall semester are encouraged to apply. Juniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA in their landscape architecture courses are given priority in their application for the prize. The application must consist of the following:
- Title Page with Name & Title only, followed by proposal as outlined below:
- Statement of Objectives
- Study Plan
- Study Product
For more detailed information, please connect to Gail McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rutgers Global offers scholarships for semester programs, summer programs, and winter programs. Rutgers Global scholarship awards are competitive; students are not guaranteed a scholarship. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. As an applicant, you are automatically considered for all applicable scholarships based on answers you provide on your application. Scholarship awards may only be used for Rutgers Global–Study Abroad administered study abroad programs.
Rutgers Global–China Office Study Abroad Scholarship
Rutgers Global–China Office Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.
EOF (Education Opportunity Fund)
- Summer Reimbursement Program
Funding through SEBS EOF is limited to 6 credits. Course selection must be approved by your SEBS EOF Counselor and Dean of Academic Program, you will NOT be fully reimbursed. To afford more students the opportunity to benefit from summer course enrollment, applicants will be funded a percentage of paid tuition costs—textbooks, fees, and other incidentals are not included.
- Research & Conference Funding
SEBS EOF offers limited funding for students who are involved in faculty supported research endeavors.
Douglass Residential College Special Opportunity Funding
Douglass Residential College supports students participating in study abroad programs administered by Rutgers Global–Study Abroad or Rutgers academic departments. Find more information and apply at the Continuing Douglass Student Opportunities page.
Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman Awards: Pell Grant Students ($5,000)
If you are a student who receives a Pell Grant and are a U.S. citizen, you can apply to receive up to $5,000 towards the costs associated with study abroad through a Benjamin A. Gilman Award. This award is extremely competitive and requires an essay and a proposal. The deadline varies based on semester and early applications are available as well.
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship ($8,000-$20,000)
Available to all students studying abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. In exchange for funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. Applications are needed almost a year before the actual start of the study abroad program. Applications are submitted through the Office of Distinguished Fellowships. Students interested in applying for fellowships are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Distinguished Fellowships, Dr. Arthur Casciato.
Please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website for more information on U.S. Government Scholarships and Programs and Foreign Government Scholarships.
A more comprehensive database of scholarships can be found on the Rutgers Global—Study Abroad website.
If you are a dependent of a regularly appointed full-time faculty or staff member, you may qualify for tuition remission. Tuition remission can be used to study abroad and there are a few key points to consider.
- Usage of tuition remission can be used for the academic year, fall and/or spring term. As a SEBS student, your tuition amount will be based on the SEBS tuition rate and not based on the study abroad tuition rate. Information about the tuition rates can be found on the University Tuition & Fees Rates page.
- You can only claim tuition remission once for the summer. Summer tuition amount is based on the SAS tuition rate since all students are registered with school code 01. The tuition amount will depend on Summer Session tuition rates and not your school of enrollment.
To learn more about funding study abroad, please sign up to attend a Rutgers Global Financial Workshop.