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Scholarships Offered by the College of International Studies

The College of International Studies offers many scholarships for IAS students, international students and study abroad students.  For questions on any of the scholarships listed below contact Patsy Broadway at

Scholarships & Awards for CIS Students

Questions about CIS Scholarships?  Contact Patsy Broadway at



Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr. Outstanding IAS Student Award

An IAS student that has demonstrated high academic achievement, a commitment to public service and a desire to pursue a career in global affairs.

William W. Talley, II Award

An undergraduate alum of the Department of International and Area Studies who is currently enrolled in (or has been admitted and plans to attend) the Masters degree program in International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. 

Student Travel Support Grant

IAS graduate and undergraduate student travel for research and educational activities.

Internship Support Grant

IAS undergraduate and graduate students for travel and housing support related to international internship activities.

International Activism Award

Undergraduate students in the Department of International and Area Studies who have a distinguished record of academic achievement and have demonstrated significant commitment to international affairs.

Thomas W. Adams Best Paper Award

Best paper that addresses any aspect of conflict resolution, affecting any country that borders the Mediterranean Sea.

Latin American Studies Best Paper Award

Best paper on any Latin American topic by an undergraduate major or minor in the College of International Studies.

Iranian Studies Best Paper Award

Best undergraduate paper on a topic in the area of Iranian Studies.

Jim Grillot Photographer International Photo Contest

Current University of Oklahoma students who have lived, studied, worked or interned abroad  

College of International Studies Study Abroad Scholarships

The College of International Studies offers many study abroad scholarship opportunities.  Click on the name of the scholarship for information and criteria. 

Any student unable to complete the program will be required to return the full amount of the award to The College of International Studies.

Deadline for the following applications is February 1.
The following scholarships are for all majors.



Philip Farish Scholarship

Priority given to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math

Seymour Feiler Scholarship

Study in Clermont-Ferrand, France

Ambassador Perkins Scholarship

Study in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South and Central America. 

CIS Board Of Visitors Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students.  Preference given to IAS students.

Millie Schafer Sitzman Award

Undergraduate students enrolled in a program of international study.

Molly & David Boren Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students with financial need with preference given to IAS majors

Student Athlete Travel Abroad Scholarship

Student athletes participating in OU study abroad programs

The following scholarships are for IAS majors only.

St. Elijah's & Anthony Shadid Scholarship

IAS majors

Mary & Don Sherman International Networking Scholarship

IAS majors who take part in an international networking opportunity

Cole Frates Endowed Scholarship

SIAS students who study in Latin America or Europe with extra consideration for students who wish to study in Holland

Mehdi Firoozabadi Iranian Studies Language Scholarship

IAS students seeking to further language education in Parsi, Farsi or other Persian language

Paula Throckmorton Zakaria and Fareed Zakaria Scholarship

Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in IAS and participating in a College of International Studies study abroad program. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must have a demonstrated financial need.


OU in Arezzo Scholarships

Deadlines for the following applications are September 20 and February 28 by midnight.



Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation Scholarship

Students participating in the OU in Arezzo program

Stuart Family Foundation Scholarship

Students participating in the OU in Arezzo program


Deadlines for this application is February 1.



Dean Suzette Grillot Scholarship

Students participating in the OU in Arezzo program

Scholarships for International Students



Cleo Cross Scholarship

International Student

Yoshi & Koko Sasaki Japanese Scholarship

OU Japanese students

Sue Williams Service Award

International Student

Paul & Rose Sharp Scholarship

International Student




Greenberg Scholarship

International Student from Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden

Sooner Heritage Scholarship

Awards are made based on a students’ financial need as determined by the FAFSA

The University of Oklahoma International Advisory Committee (IAC) International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship

The IAC Emergency Relief Scholarship is administered by the International Advisory Committee to provide emergency assistance to international students who have experienced emergencies leading to unexpected financial obligations that they are unable to meet with their available financial resources. Amounts awarded typically do not exceed $1,000.

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Other Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

Norman Lions Club International: International Student of the Month

The Norman Lions Club provides a $200 scholarship to an exceptional international student from the University of Oklahoma during the months of October, November, February, March and April. The goals of this program are to increase the diversity of the Norman Lions Club weekly meetings and ensure that international students become exposed to one of a number of service clubs that represent a unique aspect of American culture.  Contact Kaydee Dyer for more information.

Other Scholarships of Interest



Boren Scholars and Fellows Program (NSEP)

World regions that are deemed critical to U.S. national security but less frequently studied by U.S. students

OU Alumni Capital Club Internship Scholarship

Internship in Washington DC area

Sooner Heritage Scholarship

Awards are made based on a students’ financial need as determined by the FAFSA