Funding your International Experience

College of Forestry Scholarship Resources

Dean's Investment Fund Awards for International Engagement

Believing that knowledge of the world beyond our national borders is essential to a well-educated citizenry, the College of Forestry is committed to expanding international learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The Dean's Investment Fund Awards have been put in place to assist students in pursuing their interests through international study, research, internships, and other collaborative experiences. Learn more about the Awards and application process HERE, and apply HERE.

Undergraduate Experiential Education Funds

The College of Forestry Student Services is offering a new scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in programs or events that support educational enhancements, professional development opportunities, and/or leadership experiences. Such experiential education activities may include conference participation, international study experiences, etc. More information and the proposal form is available HERE.

J. Richard Dilworth Graduate Award in Forestry

The Dilworth Committee announces the opening of this year's competition for the Dilworth Memorial Award. The J. Richard Dilworth Memorial Fund was established in 1983 to honor long-time College of Forestry faculty member "Dick" Dilworth in order to "improve the quality of the programs in the College of Forestry." Awards from the memorial fund are available to graduate students in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management and in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, and are given in priority of scholarship, student travel, and teaching grants. For award guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the website HERE.  Questions can be directed to , 541-737-4215.  Application deadline:  April 6, 2018. 

Lee Harris Travel Grant

The Lee Harris Travel Grant Committee offers grants exclusively to FERM Graduate students. If you are attending a conference or plan to in the near future, this is a chance to receive additional funding! All graduate students in the FERM department are eligible. If you are travelling to a conference in a future term, please keep the Lee Harris Travel Grant in mind. Information, eligibility and priorities regarding disbursement are available HERE. 



Other University Scholarship Resources

If you are studying or interning abroad for OSU credit, you should also consider applying for the relevant funding through the university.  You can find a list of these scholarships, and links to other national scholarships, HERE.

Some relevent competitive scholarships through the Prestigious Scholars page include:

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

Awarded for: Students with financial need to study or intern abroad

Majors: Any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen undergraduate students in good academic standing, must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant

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Boren Undergraduate Award for International Study (NSEP)

Awarded for:  Up to one year of language-focused study in areas critical to U.S. interests

Majors:  Any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen undergraduate, interested in a career with the U.S. government

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Awarded for: One academic year of study, research, or teaching abroad to increase international understanding

Majors: any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; graduating senior, recent graduate, or graduate student (see program details for other categories)

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Marshall Scholarship

Awarded for: One to two years graduate study in UK to foster ties between UK and American citizens

Majors: Any

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, graduating senior or recent graduate, Minimum 3.7 GPA, must have completed bachelor’s degree prior to Marshall scholarship start date

Program Details


External Scholarship Resources

Critical Language Scholarship

Awarded for: 8-10 week fully funded overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experience in 14 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. 

Majors: Any

Deadline: November 23, 2015 for summer 2016 institute

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded for: One semester (4 months) to one academic year (10 months) of study, internship, or research at a German university

Majors: Any

Deadline: January 31, 2016

Program Details


Freeman-Asia (Awards for Study in Asia)

Awarded for:  U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas 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. Summer awards are up to $3,000, Quarter awards up to $5,000, and Academic Year awards up to $7,000

Majors: Any

Deadline: March 1, 2016 (summer programs) and April 1, 2016 (fall/academic year programs)

Program Details


Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Awarded for: Three- to six-week academic and cultural summer programs in the UK.

Majors: Any

Deadline: February, 2016 (tbd) 

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Other external, non-university affiliated scholarship opportunities may be found via the sites below:




Graduate Scholarships

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

Awarded for: One to four academic years of international graduate-level coursework.  

Majors: Peace studies, conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Program Details


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship

Awarded for: One academic year (10 months) of graduate study at a German university. One-year extensions may be available for scholars to complete a full master’s degree.

Majors: Any

Deadline: November 4, 2015

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