For Study in Russia
National Scholarships and Grant Programs to Support Study in Russia
Awarded for the summer or academic year in order to assist undergraduate students in completing intensive language study with an emphasis on area studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Summer fellowships of a fixed amount are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad to which the student must apply independently. Academic year fellowships are granted for full-time study at U.S. or foreign institutions; anticipated awards are $10,000 for tuition and a $5,000 subsistence allowance for the academic year, and $5,000 for tuition and a $2,500 subsistence allowance for the summer. Students at UW-Madison must apply directly to CREECA for awards to study Russian.
Awards (amount varying depending on period of study) available for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens. The award can be used to support study abroad through an established program, direct enrollment in a foreign university, or an individually arranged study in Russia among other countries. Students who are currently enrolled in The Language Flagship undergraduate programs are encouraged to apply. UW-Madison students apply through the campus representative for Boren Awards.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 available for U.S. citizens who are enrolled in an accredited university and who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant before or during a program of study abroad. Students studying Russian abroad are also eligible to apply for a $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement in addition to the primary award.Critical Languages Scholarships for Intensive Summer InstitutesFully-funded summer intensive language programs administered by the Department of State. Open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled students of all disciplines and study federally-identified critical need languages. Students of Russian must be at the intermediate or advanced level to be accepted to the program. A post-acceptance placement process includes online and oral testing, so that participants are placed at program sites according to their current level of Russian. Current Russian program sites included Vladimir, Ufa, and Kazan’(subject to change).
The Rotary Club provides a flat grant of $26,000 for one academic year of full-time study in another country. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program. Applicants must be students who have completed at least two years of college work and be citizens of the country of the sponsoring Rotary chapter. Recipients of this award are required to maintain active participation in Rotary Club activities before and after the period of study. Rotary Club members and employees, as well as their families, are not eligible to apply.
UW-Madison Scholarships and Grant Programs to Support Study Abroad in Russia
For more information on the following scholarship and grant programs, see the International Academic Programs website.
Alice D. Mortenson Undergraduate Research Award in Russian History
Three awards of $3,000 open to all UW-Madison undergraduates for research on a topic of Russian history. Awarded for a research project to be completed at UW-Madison, or for language study in the Russian Federation to be followed by the writing of an essay on Russian history or culture based on the use of Russian-language sources.
Study Abroad Travel Grant
$2,000 maximum semester or year grants for UW-Madison undergraduates who meet the following criteria: 1) are Wisconsin residents; 2) demonstrate financial need; and 3) are attending a study abroad program approved by UW-Madison.
Pritzker-Pucker Study Abroad Scholarship
$1,000 to $5,000 scholarship available to undergraduates studying abroad on a UW-Madison program outside of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Western Europe for an academic or calendar year.
Cerk Family Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship available to undergraduates studying abroad on a UW-Madison program for a semester or longer.
Julie and Michael Gerend Study Abroad Fund
Awards of $500 - $1,000 available to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate participating in an IAP program. Preference is given to Evans Scholars with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Neil and Audrey Barrows Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship (amount varies) available for degree seeking UW-Madison undergraduates studying abroad in an approved UW-Madison study abroad program who are also CALS majors.
Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship
Email: email@example.com; information on Awards of $250 to $1,000 available to degree seeking UW-Madison students participating on an IAP study abroad program.
IAP Merit-Based Scholarship
Awards of $250 to $1,500 available to degree seeking UW-Madison students participating on an IAP study abroad program. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Laurent A. Makward Memorial Scholarship
Awards of $1,000 to $2,000 available to undergraduate students studying abroad on a yearlong program. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, a demonstrated interest in international education, and demonstrated financial need.
Robert Rothschild Scholarship Trust for Study Abroad
Available to degree seeking UW-Madison undergraduates from the Chicago area studying abroad in an approved UW-Madison study abroad program. Awards based on financial need and academic merit. Amount varies.
Joe Elder Scholarship
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is awarded to students with financial need. Given to students on yearlong and non-Western European programs. Amount varies.
Abraham S. Burack Scholarship (L&S Honors Program Scholarship)
$500 awards to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduates currently enrolled in the L&S Honors Program and participating in a semester or yearlong UW study abroad program. 3.3 minimum cumulative GPA.