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Study Abroad Scholarships

We are currently accepting applications for our 2025 spring programs in Costa Rica and Japan.

Partial scholarships (typically ranging from as little as $250 up to $1000, sometimes more!) are available to assist students in traveling abroad through a Davidson-Davie program and are awarded as the final payment. If awarded a scholarship, the student must pay all required out-of-pocket expenses upfront by the payment deadlines in order for the scholarship to kick in.

There are specific scholarships for eligible students in a nursing program, as well as eligible students in the TRiO Program!

Where are the different programs?

For 2025 fall, we have planned a program for Costa Rica and a planned program for Japan.

Who can apply for Davidson-Davie Scholarships?

Applicants will need to…

  • complete a minimum of 12 credit hours by the end of Dec. 2024 and still be enrolled in spring 2025 for the 2025 spring programs.
  • commit to one of the 2025 spring Davidson-Davie study abroad programs in Costa Rica or Japan by completion of the interest form.
  • be a current curriculum student at the time of travel, including enrollment in the trip’s accompanying course.

Preference is given to applicants showing solid academic achievement, as evidenced by a GPA of at least 2.5, and to participants in the Scholars of Global Distinction program, but consideration will be given to the entire contents of the application, especially the essay. Applicants may also be asked to interview with International Education Committee members.

Deadline to Apply

The priority scholarship application deadline for the 2025 spring programs is Sunday, Sept. 15, 2024 by midnight.  The committee will award scholarships first to those who apply by this deadline, and as funding allows, we may also have an extended application deadline until Sunday, Dec. 22, 2024 by midnight. We encourage you to apply by the early deadline!

How to Apply

Complete the application form and essay as indicated below.

Your essay should respond to the following prompt and be approximately one page long, double-spaced. You will then upload your essay in a Microsoft Word or PDF document.

  1. What study abroad program are you wanting to participate in, & why do you want to participate in the program you’ve chosen?
  2. How would receiving this award make it possible for you to achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals?
  3. How would this award help overcome obstacles that you face in pursuing study abroad?
  4. If you are awarded a scholarship, what is your plan to come up with the required out-of-pocket expenses that the scholarship does not cover?
  5. Please include your name on the document that you upload.

Scholarship applicants must have also completed the application for their chosen trip (see links under “Where Are the Different Programs?” above) in order to be considered for a scholarship.


If you have any questions, please email Kristi Louya at Kristi_Louya@davidsondavie.edu

Study Abroad Scholarship Application

  • Credit hours anticipated complete by the time of your study abroad trip
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Davidson-Davie Nursing Programs: LPN/PNE, LPN to ADN or ADN. Please note: Pre-Nursing does NOT count.
  • There is still time to obtain a passport if you haven’t already by going to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html
  • https://www.davidsondavie.edu/academics/international-education/scholars-of-global-distinction/
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
    PDF or Microsoft Word Format