Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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FINANCIAL AID

Students using financial aid towards their study abroad program will work directly with the Financial Aid office. Be sure to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor before you submit your Rowan Study Abroad application to discuss your financial plan. If your financial aid package does not cover the entire cost of your program overseas, you may apply for additional loans to help fund your program.If you are not using financial aid or other loans, you are responsible to pay the balance to your partner organization by their specific deadline. 

What can I use for my study abroad program?
  • Federal Aid
  • State Aid
  • Rowan Scholars (institutional aid)
  • Additional Loans

When should I begin the process?

When you first decide to study abroad it recommended that you speak with a counselor in the Financial Aid Office. This initial meeting will review your potential funding for your study abroad program. Please make sure that you are in close communication with your counselor throughout the application process.

Rowan Study Abroad Application & Financial Aid

When you begin your Rowan study abroad application you will have to complete a budget form with the Education Abroad Advisor. This budget form is an estimate of the entire cost of your entire program. You will need to bring your Budget Form to the Financial Aid Office for your second meeting to confirm your finances for your program abroad. 

Provider Program Application & Financial Aid

When you apply to your Provider you must indicate that you are using financial aid. Your application will include a form that will approximate your funding. You will take this form to the Financial Aid Counselor to complete it and send then you can upload it directly to your partner organization's application.  

Financial Aid Office Process Step by Step

Step 1: Begin Rowan's study abroad application and indicate that you’re using Financial Aid

Step 2: Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to review your possible funding for your program

Step 3: Apply to your Provider Program and indicate that you’re using Financial Aid

Step 4: Bring the provider's financial aid form to your meeting with the FA Office.

Step 5: Pay for the remaining balance of your program by the partner organization’s deadline.

NOTE: Loans will be processed on the actual number of credits to be earned. Loan programs available to students enrolled less than half time are Wells Fargo Education loan, Sallie Mae and others listed on the Financial Aid website. 

Federal Aid: Students registering for 4.0 credits or less are not eligible to apply for federal loans awarded by Rowan University.  Calculation of costs and financial aid will be the same as a semester at Rowan University. Students will receive an email indicating the actual cost and loan amount available for Study Abroad.

For financial aid questions please call or make an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor via Starfish/RSN. 

 


SCHOLARSHIPS

Each provider program offers scholarships. We highly encourage you to apply! You can see their scholarship opportunities by visiting their websites.

Rowan University's International Center offers a $500-$750 scholarship toward all Exchange Programs.

 

Rowan Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships

  • The Study Abroad Scholarship offers $1800 to help a Rowan student from any major study abroad in any country in Fall and/or Spring. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA. Preference will be given to students who study abroad in non-English speaking countries.
  • ​The Dr. Kenneth Baird Charlesworth Scholarship offers $3700 to help a Rowan student from any major study in Scotland (ISA offers programs to Glasgow and Stirling and World Endeavors offers a program in Edinburgh) for Fall and/or Spring. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.​

  

Erika Freiberger Memorial Scholarship for World Language Students

Objective: In accord with the wide-ranging interests and pursuits of the late Dr. Erika Freiberger, the Department of World Languages has instituted the Erika Freiberger Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to offset travel costs for Rowan students going abroad to study in credit-related programs or to participate in variable credit work-related field service. Its purpose is to serve students in their desire to improve their language skills and increase their knowledge and awareness of the culture they are studying.

Eligibility:

  1. This scholarship is intended for full-time students enrolled in major, minor or certificate programs offered by the Department of World Languages.
  2. The student's overall GPA and the GPA in the language program must be at least 3.0.
  3. The student must have completed, or have language experience equivalent to, 4 semesters in the language of the country in which the stay will occur.

Application Deadline: Click this link to download the application. Once completed, you can submit the application via E-mail to the Department of World Languages (worldlang@rowan.edu)

Scholarship Awarded: $500 

Eligible Travel: Summer , Fall and/or Spring 

 

The Josefina and Enrique Pujals Study Abroad Scholarship

Objective: In recognition of the extraordinary service of Josefina and Enrique Pujals (1969-2000), the Department of World Languages has instituted a scholarship to celebrate their personal contributions to the profession and to many generations of students. This scholarship is intented to encourage qualified students to take advantage of the opportunities available for study abroad and credit-bearing internship programs in Spain and Latin America (excluding Cuba). Its purpose is to offset travel costs and aid students in their desire to improve their language skills and increase their knowledge and awareness of Hispanic cultures. 

Eligibility:

  1. This scholarship is intended for Spanish Majors, Modern Languages & Linguistics Majors, Spanish Minors, and students of the Applied Spanish Program Sequence.
  2. The student's overall GPA must be at least 3.0.
  3. The student must be of Junior or Senior standing.

Application Deadline: Click this link to download the application. Once completed, you can submit the application via e-mail to the Department of World Languages (worldlang@rowan.edu)Please include "Pujals Scholarship" in the Subject Line of the e-mail.

Eligible Travel: $1,300 awarded for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and/or Spring 2020.

 

Rosemary Geri Scholarship

Objective: The Rosemary Geri '77 World Languages Scholarship was established in honor of Rosemary Geri, who graduated from Glassboro State College (Rowan University) in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She taught at the Northfield Community School for 23 years and was named Teacher of the year in 2010. She traveled extensively in the US, Europe, Far East and South Pacific and was particularly interested in experiencing Hispanic cultures.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance in the form of tuition, fees, and course-related books and software. The scholarship may also be used for living expenses and academically-related foreign travel.

Eligibility:

  1. This scholarship is intended for full-time Majors in Spanish and Modern Languages & Linguistics.
  2. The student's overall GPA must be at least 3.25.
  3. The student must be of Junior or Senior standing.
  4. Preference will be given to lower-income applicants with financial need.

Application Deadline: Click this link to download the application. Once completed, you can submit the application via e-mail to the Department of World Languages (worldlang@rowan.edu)

Eligible Semesters: 

  • First student awarded $2,300 for Summer and/or Fall
  • Second student awarded $2,300 for Spring

 

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.
 
Boren Scholarship - up to $12,000 for a semester program!
The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. In addition to these basic eligibility criteria, the Boren Awards give preference to programs based on their duration, focus on intensive study of a preferred language in a preferred country, and the applicant’s field of study.
 
FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.
 
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. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.