Study Abroad Scholarships

Call for Honors Study Abroad Awards

Spring 2021 Application Cycle for Summer and Fall 2021 Programs

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 these programs for regular semester study (except for the IRC program at Monash University – see below) and commit to taking special Honors options within them are eligible for competitive $1500 Honors awards. Students who enroll in other Marquette-approved study abroad programs are eligible for $500-750 Honors awards as available. 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 Marquetteapproved programs of at least 4 weeks’ duration may count one course (3 cr or equivalent) for Honors credit.

Note that all the Honors options are regular semester programs except the June-July IRC program at Monash University.

Preference will be given to applications to the Honors-designated programs, but if we do not receive enough fundable applications to these programs, we will fund applications to other Marquette approved programs at the $500-750 level.

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 (in person program only for Fall 21) 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 inquire about courses with Dr. Zurcher.

Applying for an Honors Award:
To apply, please email to name, college, major(s) and minor(s), anticipated year of graduation, study-abroad program (official OIE name), and 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 can supply these; you do not need to include them in your email) and their applications to OIE. All emailed applications will be acknowledged; please inquire if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours.


Applications are due by Monday, March 15, at the end of the day.
Contact Amelia Zurcher with any questions.