SANTANDER UNIVERSITIES STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
The Santander Universities Study Abroad Scholarship Fund assists Bentley students with financial need to participate in international academic programs. Earn up to $5000 to fund your study abroad experience!
AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
√ Program Requirement: Bentley-sponsored program with minimum of 8 weeks abroad
√ Citizenship Requirement: United States or US Permanent Resident
√ Financial Need: Applicants must have a current FAFSA on file and demonstrate financial need
Students can check their Financial Aid Awards in MyBentley. Click on the Finance tab, then Financial Aid Awards, and select awards for the current year.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE COMPETITIVE!
Priority is given to applicants for Bentley-sponsored academic-year or semester study abroad immersion programs outside of Europe and Australia, but all applications will be considered. The exact number of scholarship awards will depend on quantity and quality of applications received. Applicants will be prioritized according to quality of application and level of financial need.
Awards will range:
Up to $3000 for Bentley-sponsored semester or academic year programs
Up to $2000 for Bentley-sponsored summer programs
CULTURAL INVESTIGATION PROJECT (SEMESTER STUDENTS)
Semester and academic year scholarship recipients must design and carry out a cultural investigation project throughout the term abroad and present their work at a special public event upon return to campus. The format is open. Students may create written work, blogs, videos, multimedia, or any other final product provided that the project (or meaningful excerpts) will be suitable for presentation to a wide campus audience of students, faculty, and staff.
- Incorporate field-based research (for example, interviewing locals, following and analyzing local current events, investigating an aspect of the local culture).
- Demonstrate achievable goals, creativity, and feasibility.
- Involve significant reflection and analysis throughout the course of the term abroad. Students should not merely report and summarize, but also incorporate experiences and changes in opinions over time. Students will need to demonstrate new understanding, learning, growth, or change that they experienced as a result of the cultural investigation project. LSM or Honors students are encouraged to apply. The cultural investigation project may provide students with potential topics for their culminating project or senior honors capstone. Please discuss this possibility with relevant advisors.
SANTANDER SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT (SUMMER STUDENTS)
Scholarship recipients will participate in the Santander Social Media Project. During the term abroad, students will participate in some of the following activities:
Take over the bentleyuabroad Instagram
Write blog posts for the Bentley Study Abroad Blog
Create a video documenting their experience abroad
Submit photos to help promote Bentley study abroad
You MUST begin your study abroad program application FIRST!
HOW DO I APPLY?
Then start your scholarship application by clicking "Apply Now" here.