Study Abroad Scholarships

Call for Honors Study Abroad Awards

Applications Due: Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:59pm

Fall 2022 Application Cycle for Spring 2023 Programs

The University Honors Program will offer up to 3 study-abroad awards for Core and Disciplinary Honors students in spring 2023 (Note: a separate application cycle will take place for for summer 2023 programs and will be due in spring 2023). Preference will be given to applications for 5 particular study-abroad programs that Honors and the Office of International Education have designated as meeting Honors outcomes. Larger awards will be given to applicants accepted to those programs – usually $1500 for preferred programs and $750-1000 for non-preferred programs. Actual award amounts may vary according to applications received and, as COVID persists, to the slate of programs running.

Students who enroll in an Honors-preferred programs may count up to two courses (3 cr or equivalent x 2) for Honors elective credit; students in other Marquette-approved programs of at least 4 weeks’ duration may count one course (3 cr or equivalent) for Honors elective 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.
  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.) 

  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.
    They must participate in the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Program during Monash’s winter term (June-July)
  5. Mahidol University International College, Bangkok, Thailand
    If you are interested in this program, please contact Amelia Zurcher for specific requirements for Honors credit.

Applying for an Honors Award:


The application form will require you to include 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 will supply these; you do not need to include them in your submission) and their applications to OIE. All emailed applications will be acknowledged; please inquire if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours during business days.

Applications are due by Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:59pm. (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.