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Global Business Center Study Abroad Scholarships

To support the additional expenses of an exchange or study abroad program, Global Business Center Study Abroad Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate Foster School of Business students. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 with the average award around $2,000.

Applications for 2020-2021 study abroad programs are now closed. A smaller scholarship application cycle for spring break 2021 programs will open in the fall.


You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  1. Participation in an exchange, internship, or study abroad program approved by the University of Washington.
  2. Program will take place between Summer 2020 – Spring 2021
  3. Michael G. Foster School of Business student status during participation in the program.
  4. Determination of financial need based on FAFSA form (for all need-based awards).
  5. In good standing with the Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Washington.


The Global Business Center’s primary Study Abroad Scholarship Application opens each winter quarter. There is a second, smaller scholarship cycle for spring break programs that opens each fall quarter.

To be considered for either cycle, you must complete both the general application and the Global Business Center Study Abroad scholarship application by the deadline. In order to complete the application you will need:

  1. Resume (to be uploaded as PDFs) labeled Lastname_Firstname_resume
  2. Personal Statement 1: Statement discussing your academic background, career goals, and explanation of how an exchange or study abroad program enhances or supplements your education or career goals. You will copy and paste this into the application. (500 words)
  3. Personal Statement 2: What are you doing outside of class at UW, Foster, or in your personal or professional life that speaks to your leadership skills. (Suggested 300-500 words)
  4. Personal Statement 3: Statement discussing how this scholarship funding will impact you financially and/or enable you to study abroad. You will copy and paste this into the application. (500 words)


What does it fund?

Global Business Center Study Abroad scholarships can be used for summer programs including the Foster School Rome Program, Exploration Seminars, and academic quarter or semester programs. Our scholarship funds come from very generous Foster School alums and friends that support study abroad. Some of these funds are designated for certain programs (Rome Program, WHU Exchange, Exchanges in Asia, etc.) or for students that can demonstrate financial need. We recommend that you fill out FAFSA before submitting your application.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

For Undergraduates

For MBA/Graduate Students


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