Study Abroad Scholarships

Call for Honors Study Abroad Awards


Fall 2021 Application Cycle for Spring 2022 Programs

The University Honors Program will offer up to 3 study-abroad awards for Core and Disciplinary Honors students in spring 2022 (applications for summer 2022 will be due in spring 2022).  In a normal, non-COVID year we give preference to applications for 5 particular study-abroad programs that we and OIE have designated as meeting our Honors outcomes, and give larger awards to applicants accepted to them. This year it is likely that most of those programs may not run, however, we do still plan to disburse our award funds. So, if you’re not hoping to participate in one of the 5 preferred programs, you have a better chance than usual of getting an award on the larger side this cycle. Awards range from $500 to $1500 for the semester. A list of the 5 preferred programs with what we know of their status for Spring 2022 is below. 

Marquette’s Office of International Education and the University Honors Program have designated five particularly outstanding Study Abroad Programs as Honors-specific. Students who enroll in one of these Honors-designated programs may count up to two courses (3 cr or equivalent x 2) for Honors credit; students in other Marquette approved programs of at least 4 weeks’ duration may count one course (3 cr or equivalent) for Honors credit.


Honors-designated Study Abroad Programs and Honors Options 
(more information about all these programs may be found on the OIE website):

  1. Sibanye Cape Town Program, Cape Town, South Africa - Students with an Honors award of $1500 must take at least one Institute for Social Development (ISD) course at the University of the Western Cape.
    *Tentative for Spring 2022
  2. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile
    Students with an Honors award of $1500 must take the Spanish for Foreigners course plus the Poverty and Development course at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. (Poverty and Development program will be put under review for ESSV2.)
    *Tentative for Spring 2022
  3. American College in Greece, Athens, Greece 
    Students with an Honors award of $1500 must take at least two courses designated “Honors seminar” within the Deree-ACG International Honors Program.
  4. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Students with an Honors award of $1500 must take one of the following: ATS1254: Culture, Power, and Difference: Indigeneity and Australian Identity, ATS2269: Exploring Contemporary Australia (semester 2, our fall semester), or ATS2341; Asian imaginaries: Bollywood, Manga and other fictions in Asian worlds (semester 1). ATS1254 and 2269 may count as HOPR 2956H, the Honors ESSV1, if taken during sophomore year.
    OR
    They must participate in the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Program during Monash’s winter term (June-July)
    *Calncelled for Spring 2022
  5. Mahidol University International College, Bangkok, Thailand – if you are interested in this program, please inquire about courses with Dr. Zurcher.
    *Tentative for Spring 2022

Applying for an Honors Award:

To apply, please fill out the google form with the following information: 

  • Name 
  • College, major(s) and minor(s), anticipated year of graduation  
  • Study-abroad program(s) you’re applying to (official OIE name), including country and university, plus duration of program   
  • 2-3 paragraphs answering the following questions: How does this study-abroad program fit into your program of study? How does it advance your academic and professional goals? The more concrete and specific you can be, the better – we want to know not only why study abroad in general is will be good for you, but why you have picked the program(s) you have and what you hope to get out of them and give to them.  

The faculty review committee will also consider applicants’ transcripts (Honors admin will supply these; you do not need to send them to us) and their applications to OIE. Honors applications are due by Monday, October 15, at the end of the day.  (Note that OIE program applications are due 10/1 and applications for OIE study abroad scholarships are due 10/15.)  

Contact Amelia Zurcher  with any questions.