During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study. This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses. Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs.
Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.
Students whose financial award exceeds the amount of the F&M charges will be sent a refund. Refunds are typically calculated approximately one to two weeks prior to the start of F&M's current semester, and refunds will be mailed to the student's home address unless otherwise specified. If you wish to have the refund mailed to you at another address or mailed directly to the host institution, complete the Student Refund Request Form.
In addition to the financial aid and scholarships you typically receive from F&M, you may be eligible for additional scholarships. Please note that any outside scholarship must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid at Franklin & Marshall and may change the amount of aid you receive from the College.
We have compiled a list of potential scholarships for off-campus study (summer, semester and academic year). Please note that the sources listed here are not exhaustive, and are always changing. Funding is typically competitive, so plan to apply by stated deadlines, and be sure that all applications are filled out completely and thoughtfully. Consult faculty and the staff of the Office of International Programs for guidance.
Franklin & Marshall Summer Travel Awards: During the summer, federal and institutional aid are not available. However, Franklin & Marshall does have a pool of summer travel grants, and students have used these summer travel grants to pursue study or research overseas.
College-Wide Summer Travel Awards: These awards are available to any Franklin & Marshall student who meets the eligibility requirements for the award. The deadline for application isJanuary 31, 2011. All materials must be submitted to the Office of International Programs by that day.
Departmental Awards: Academic departments award grants for study, research, and internships in the major or minor area. Consult faculty in each department for more information and application guidelines and deadlines. Some other departments not included here may also have information on summer opportunities.
Davis Projects for Peace: As a member of the Davis United World College Scholars Program, Franklin & Marshall College can submit candidates to the Davis Projects for Peace initiative. Awards in the amount of $10,000 are given each summer for projects "that will bring new thinking to the prospects of peace in the world." The deadline for application is November 29, 2010.
Program Scholarships: Be sure to check with your program about scholarship opportunities. There is often a separate application and deadline for financial aid from a program.
Critical Language Scholarships: The U.S. Department of State offers funding for the study of critical languages during the summer. Contact , Associate Dean for International Programs, for more information about this scholarship.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships: For U.S. students studying world regions critical to U.S. interests (excludes study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand). Recipients are required to work in work in the federal national security arena upon graduation. Contact , Associate Dean for International Programs, for more information about this scholarship.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: For U.S. citizens receiving federal Pell Grant funding. Recipients are expected to do a follow-on project to promote international education in their home campus or community. Contact , Associate Dean for International Programs, for more information about this scholarship.
Freeman-Asia: 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. Applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Awards of up to $5,000 are available for spring programs. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan: The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project awards scholarships to U.S. citizens studying for a semester or academic year in Japan.
Corrine Jeannine Schillings Foundation: Scholarships for Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts to pursue foreign language study and study abroad.
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service: For students studying or doing research in Germany.
Diversityabroad.com: Searchable database of funding opportunities, organized by academic status, region, country, subject, and diversity criteria. Log in is required to browse scholarships.
Fund for Education Abroad: Scholarships for U.S. citizens attending summer, semester and full-year programs abroad.
Global Studies Foundation Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad: For U.S. citizens pursuing foreign language training and other academic studies abroad.
Guide to Online Schools Study Abroad Scholarship: Available to U.S. citizens for semester or year-long study. If you are applying for this scholarship, ask your off-campus study adviser to request that the funds be disbursed to you directly.
IES - Additional Financial Aid Resources: Lists of external funding resources by type.
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding: Searchable database of funding opportunities, organized by country, field of study, and other criteria.
John T. Petters Foundation: Scholarship for summer or semester-long study, dedicated to the memory of John T. Petters. This award is for students interested in international business.
MASA Scholarships: Funding for Jewish students to study in Israeli universities.
Mobility International USA: Information on scholarships and fellowships for U.S. and international citizens.
St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia: Scholarship for a full year of study in Scottish universities. Candidates must be in the top quarter of their class and be US citizens. Applications are due in early March for the following year. Applications availble from the Office of International Programs.