Welch-Ludwig Fund for International Study

This scholarship is made possible through the generous gift of Claude E. Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, and Jeannette Ludwig, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. Based on available funds, a limited number of partial scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to assist students with the costs of study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, or winter program.

Who Can Apply:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated University at Buffalo students in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • Students must be accepted to and confirm their participation in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program to be considered for this scholarship. This means, students will be registered by UB Study Abroad Programs (in OPR courses) and must have paid the program deposit.

Selection Criteria:

Preference will be given to:

  • First-time study abroad participants
  • Students with documented financial need (as confirmed by UB Financial Aid Office)
  • Students maintaining a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Students who have selected a study abroad program relevant to their current academic program
  • Students who will return to UB for at least one semester following their study abroad program

Award Guidelines:

  • Applications will be reviewed by the UB Study Abroad Scholarship Committee.
  • The award decisions of the committee are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Awards will be applied directly to the recipient’s UB student account.
  • Scholarship recipients are asked to help UB Study Abroad in promotional activities upon return.
  • Recipients of any Office of International Education scholarship will not be considered for future awards.

Application Details:

Powered by AcademicWorks, you will see a searchable database that streamlines hundreds of scholarships, matches you with best-fit opportunities and recommends opportunities based on your profile.

  • Log in to www.buffalo.academicworks.com using your UBIT name and password.
  • Fill out the general application and answer the study abroad-specific questions. It is important to search for scholarship opportunities based on the specific term (i.e. Winter 2023, Spring 2024, etc.).
  • Upon completion of the application, the system should indicate that you are eligible for a UB Office of Internatonal Education Scholarship. This will help indicate that you have successfully completed your scholarship application. This general name includes all of the specific individual Office of International Education scholarships (i.e. Stephen C. Dunnett Study Abroad Scholarship, UB Diversity Scholarship, and Welch-Ludwig Fund for International Study) available. The system will automatically add your application information to each scholarship for which you are qualified, but you will not see the actual list of scholarships.
  • Scholarship awardees will be notified of their awards approximately two (2) weeks after the scholarship deadline. Only scholarship awardees will be notified through the AcademicWorks system.

Completed applications are due by March 1 for summer, fall, or academic year programs and October 1 for winter or spring programs abroad.