The Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPA) are excited to offer scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 for students studying abroad in the Spring, Fall, Academic Year, or Summer term who demonstrate a need for financial assistance! We are looking to award students who show a passion for study abroad, a drive for personal growth and a genuine interest in immersing themselves within their host country's culture and community. This scholarship is funded and reviewed entirely by the Study Abroad Peer Advisor organization. If you have any questions about the scholarship email us at

  • Current undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Students receiving academic credit from a study abroad program
  • Must have begun a study abroad application with the UF International Center
  • Must be studying on an in-person (not virtual) program
SAPA Scholarship Deadline
Spring 2022 November 14th, 2021
Summer 2022 March 13th, 2022
Fall 2022 & Academic Year 2023 April 10th, 2022
Application Requirements
SAPA Scholarship Essay
(max 500 words)

This essay should demonstrate your interest in study abroad, exploring different cultures, and sharing those experiences with others. Please answer the following questions in your response:

  • Why did you choose your study abroad program? 
  • How does your program align with your future personal or professional goals? 
  • How do you plan on promoting study abroad to fellow students upon returning from your program?
Statement of Financial Need Please provide a brief statement of financial need about how this scholarship will help fund your program abroad, and explain any extenuating circumstances that would prohibit you from studying abroad due to cost. 
Scholarship Applicant Information Questionnaire
Interview Finalists will be contacted after the deadline to set up a virtual or face-to-face interview.