Study Abroad Grants

The L&S Honors Program awards study abroad grants each year, with students receiving grants funded either by Thomas and Debra Kurz or the Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Fund. Grants are awarded in two cycles, once in the fall and once in the spring. Please review the information below to determine the applicable application cycle.

  • Fall 2023 Cycle
    • Eligible study abroad terms:
      • Spring 2024 semester
      • 2024 Calendar Year (January to December)
  • Spring 2024 Cycle
    • Eligible study abroad terms:
      • Summer 2024 term
      • Fall 2024 semester
      • 2024-2025 Academic Year (Fall and Spring)

What are the Kurz and Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Study Abroad Awards?

These grants award $1250 to eligible L&S Honors Program students participating in a UW-Madison academic study abroad program.  Students spending either one semester or one year abroad may apply for this award, although preference is given to those participating in year-long study abroad programs.

Who is eligible to apply? 

You can apply for a Kurz / Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Study Abroad Award if you meet the following criteria:

How are recipients chosen?

Kurz and Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Study Abroad Award recipients are selected by members of the L&S Honors Program Senior Staff. They will evaluate your application based on the following (in no particular order):

  • Strength of written statement(s)
  • Financial need*
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Previous Honors course experience
  • Characteristics of the selected study abroad program including:
    • Language immersion (as determined by UW International Academic Programs)
    • Program duration
    • Honors Program affiliation (preference may be given to students selecting to study at either of the two Honors-sponsored study abroad programs.

*We recommend all applicants complete the most recent version of the FAFSA.

What is the application process?

Please complete the Kurz and Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Study Abroad Award application on WiSH.

When is the next application due? 

Applications for the Spring 2024 cycle will open on Friday, February 2, 2024.

Applications are due Monday, March 4 at 11:59 p.m.

If you have additional questions about the Kurz and Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Study Abroad Award, please contact the Honors Program office at honors@honors.ls.wisc.edu.