Do you want to go abroad again, but this time have someone else pay? Contact the Student Academic Grants and Awards (SAGA) for information on and assistance with all types of grants and scholarships. Contact Monique Bourque, Director of SAGA, via email or call 503-370-6607.
Below is a sampling of the opportunities that await you. Find more information and additional funding sources on the Student Academic Grants and Awards website.
Carson Grants offer Willamette undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a scholarly, creative, or professional research project during the summer. Approximately 10 grants of up to $3,000 are available each year. Students may apply for these competitive grants either as sophomores or juniors. Projects may be creative and artistic, literary, investigative, interdisciplinary, and performative.
Various grant opportunities for students from Willamette's Centers for Academic Excellence. See listing on the SAGA website.
The Fulbright Program aims to foster mutual understanding among nations through education and cultural exchanges. Each year the program allows more than 800 Americans to study and conduct research in over 150 countries. You may pursue a one-year degree, simply take classes, teach, pursue independent research, or carry out a creative project.
The program places approximately 18 recent graduates in East or Southeast Asia for one year. Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience, and have included environments as diverse as television stations, newspapers, theatres, humanitarian organizations, NGOs, cultural organizations, a pediatric hospital, and a museum.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Funds two years of graduate study at any UK university.
The Mitchell Scholarships were created in 1998 to interest the next generation of American leaders in the island of Ireland. It is hoped that Mitchell Scholars will develop an understanding of the relationship between Ireland and Britain as well as Ireland's relationship with Europe. The universities participating in the Mitchell Scholarships are generously contributing tuition and room for the Scholar. In addition, each Scholar will receive a stipend of $12,000 to cover other necessary
Boren Graduate Fellowships encourage U.S. graduate students to add an international dimension to their curricula. Students already enrolled in internationally oriented programs are encouraged to intensify their study of areas, languages, and cultures. Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or both.
Below are a few good resources on international work, volunteer or intern opportunities. Career Services offers many additional links to resources for international jobs, gap year opportunities and service options as well.
Transitions Abroad: Advice, articles and programs for a wide range of international work, volunteer and internships abroad.
KET Program: Teaching English in Kawagoe, Japan (WU graduates given priority!)
BUNAC: Short-term work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes.
GoAbroad.com: International volunteer, intern and teaching opportunities.