The Karpat Turkish Language Scholarship
The Karpat Scholarship provides awards to selected students who take Turkish Language courses. The scholarship offers $500 to each recipient in their first year of Turkish Language instruction at UW-Madison, and $1,000 to each recipient in their second year of Turkish Language instruction. To learn more about this scholarship and its requirements, visit the scholarship page.

Michael and Emily Lapinski Undergraduate Scholarship
The Lapinski Scholarship provides money for UW-Madison tuition for students studying Polish language, literature and culture. To learn more about this scholarship and its requirements visit Wisconsin Scholarship Hub.

Undergraduate Academic Awards Office
The office of Undergraduate Academic Awards administers numerous scholarships and maintains lists of campus-wide and national scholarships.

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. FLAS awards are only available for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.

Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Diversity Abroad & the Institute of International Education offer the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for non-traditional study abroad students and projects. This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.

The Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars offers scholarships of approximately $1,000 to $3,000 for general study abroad programs, either summer or academic year programs.

The UW Graduate School provides a searchable database of external funding opportunities for graduate students.

External Fellowship Database

Affordable Colleges Online also offers various guides to support graduate students in need of financial aid. The guides offer a variety of scholarships for graduate students, describes the federal aid available to them, and provides five tips to help students get more financial aid.

Financial Aid for Grad School

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GNS’s Nordic program annually awards Travel Grants in varying amounts to Scandinavian Studies undergraduate and graduate students. These students will be contact via email when applications become available (usually in the spring).

The Torske Klubben Foundation Scholarship is an award of $3,000 for a U.S. student enrolled at the UW for Norwegian studies broadly defined (e.g., Norwegian language, literature, folklore, Norwegian-American culture/studies).  Interested graduate and undergraduate students may apply by the deadline. The money is intended to be used for travel to Norway to complete a project that is to be described in the scholarship application.  For more information contact Kirsten Wolf ( 

The ScanDesign Foundation offers scholarships to UW-Madison students studying abroad through any UW-approved program in Denmark, as well as to Danish students on exchange at UW-Madison.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants for proposed research projects in Scandinavian countries, and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The Brittingham Viking Organization offers three full scholarships to American students studying in Scandinavia: the Madison-Ehrnrooth scholarship to Finland, the Madison Middelboe-Kellner Scholarship to Denmark, and the Madison Oslo Scholarship to Norway.

The Cultural Agreements program, funded by the Danish government, offers tuition (and room & board) scholarships for summer language courses in Danish for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) offers a number of various scholarships ranging in value from $250 to $10,000 for students studying abroad in the summer, fall, or spring semesters.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) awards scholarships of up to $10,000 to students from traditionally underrepresented groups. FEA also offers dedicated scholarships for specific demographics.

The Gudrun Gytel Fund offers support for students studying in Denmark for the fall or spring semester or for a full academic year.

The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers scholarships from $1,000 to $3,000 for students studying in Denmark.