Education Abroad Award Application

There are two competitions for these awards, the Fall 2022 competition is for students going abroad in January term 2023, Spring break 2023 and Spring 2023. The Spring 2023 competition is for students going abroad in Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and academic year 2023-2024.  SPRING COMPETITION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY MARCH 10 AT NOON!

The purpose of these awards is to help UNH undergraduate students cover the additional costs that come with study abroad/away (NSE Canada only) and an international experience (Internship, Volunteer, Research Abroad). Approximately 10 awards will be distributed each semester in the amounts of $500-$5000. Most awards are over $1000.

All students who meet the following Eligibility Requirements should apply. There are a variety of awards available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Confirmed UNH Study Away Eligibility. 
  • Meet the financial aid office’s definition of financial need as determined by FAFSA and the Estimated Family Contribution.
  • Applied to a UNH Managed, Approved, Exchange study abroad program or International Experience (Internship, Volunteer Research Abroad).

A few funds have grant-specific eligibility requirements. These are:

  • Diversity Abroad — supports under-represented students to study/intern/research abroad. Preference will be given to a student doing an education abroad experience for the first time.   
  • Foley Jackson — provides $5000 in financial assistance to students at the sophomore level and above who fit the eligibility requirements and will be studying abroad for a semester or academic year.
  • Yale Maria — supports students studying abroad in the Middle East.


  • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
  • Recipients who do not participate on their declared education abroad program will forfeit their award.
  • Recipients must commit to chronicle their education abroad experience, examples include social media posts/takeovers, short video or blogging.
  • Recipients must apply for the UNH Global Ambassador Program.

Award Guidelines

Awards will be granted based on a variety of factors that include financial need, personal statement, letter of recommendation and your suggestions for sharing your education abroad experience upon return.  Depending on terms set by the award fund and committee, these additional elements may be considered: academic performance, diversity, major and destination.

If you feel that any of the above factors need additional explanation (e.g. academic performance, financial need) fee free to explain your situation in your personal statement.

Application Checklist:

  • Online application form, which includes the personal statement.
  • One letter of recommendation from a UNH faculty member, academic advisor, educational program coordinator/director, or student activities coordinator/director - must be a pdf. (send directly to
  • UNH unofficial transcript - must be a pdf. (send directly to

*Take note that you cannot save changes in the application and come back to it. We recommend that for the long answer questions that you write these in a word document, copy and paste your answers into the application so that you can submit it at one time.

Study Abroad/Away program type
Study Abroad/Away program term
Diversity information (please check all that apply).
Under-represented identity in education abroad. 
More Diversity information (please check all that apply)
Under-represented disciplines.
I hereby authorize the UNH Education Abroad Award Committee to have access to and authority to review my academic and financial aid records as a condition of applying for this award. I acknowledge that if I am ineligible to study abroad or do an international experience under the study away eligibility guidelines stipulated by the Academic Standards and Advising Committee, then I will automatically be disqualified for any education abroad award monies.
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