Scholarships and Financial Aid

Program fees and estimated additional costs for all programs are listed on the individual financial information program pages.  Below you’ll find information about study away scholarship opportunities as well as financial information to help you plan for your study away experience.

Below you will find information on the following topics:

Scholarship opportunities:
SMC Study Away Scholarships

Temple University and SMC Scholarships
Outside Scholarships for Study Abroad
Other relevant scholarships

Additional Funding Sources (excluding scholarships) such as: Temple grants, State Grants, Federal Grants, Federal Loans (Perkins, Direct, Parent Plus, etc.) and Private Alternative Loans
Additional Financial Resources including: Financing Study Away (and Scholarship Advising) Information Sessions, billing due dates, refunds during study away, Veteran Affairs & the GI Bill, fundraising for study away, and more!

SMC Study Away Scholarships

SMC Study Away administers several scholarships to help off-set the costs of students’ study away programs. During the 2015 – 2016 academic year, SMC Study Away awarded nearly $235,000+ in study away scholarships!

Diane M. Rencevicz Memorial Scholarship
Students studying at the Temple London Program in the fall or spring would be eligible for a $5,000 scholarship awarded in memory of Diane M. Rencevicz. Students must have financial need, and the recipient is selected by the London Scholarship Committee. The award should be used for tuition, room and/or board on the London semester program.  One scholarship per semester is awarded and all students that apply for SMC Study Away scholarship (described below) while submitting an application for the program are considered for this scholarship.

SMC Study Away Scholarship (Need Based)
SMC Study Away has reserved 60% of its scholarship funds to assist students in financial need with their study away expenses. The awards will range from $500-3,000 and the amount of the award is determined by SMC Study Away in consultation with Temple’s financial aid office.

SMC Study Away Multimedia Scholarship
The SMC Study Away Multimedia Scholarship is for students who are interested in writing and documenting their experiences in various forms of multimedia. Recipients will be expected to send entries in the form of images, blogs or videos. Students can receive up to $1,000 for the semester or $500 for the summer.

Global Access Scholarship
The scholarship is meant to create a community of SMC Study Away students who reflect the student body on Temple’s main campus. Students who identify as non-traditional students are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be awarded $1,000.

First Time Study Away Scholarship
The scholarship project is meant to create a community of students who have never left the United States and give them a chance to explore the world. Recipients will be awarded $500.

Study Away Scholarship Timeframe
The scholarships outlined above will follow the timeline listed below:

Study Away TermScholarship Opening DateScholarship Closing DateStudents Notified of AwardsStudy Away Enrollment Deadline
Spring 2017August 29, 2016October 1, 2016October 14, 2016October 28, 2016
Summer 2017December 1, 2016February 15, 2017March 1, 2017March 10, 2017
Fall 2017January 1, 2017March 1, 2017March 15, 2017March 31, 2017

Eligibility and application for SMC Study Away Scholarships.

NEW: FIExplore! Study Abroad Planning Scholarship
FIExplore! Study Abroad Planning Scholarships are awarded by the Foundation for International Education in coordination with SMC Study Away. These $3,000 scholarships target freshman and sophomore students who demonstrate significant financial need and who would otherwise be unable to, and may not even consider, study abroad. Students will apply for this scholarship in their freshman and sophomore year, utilizing the $3,000 for a spring semester study away program in Dublin or London at a later point in their academic career.

This scholarship will open for applications on December 1st.

Temple University and SMC Scholarships

  • SMC Scholarships
    • Deadlines: Typically October 1 for Spring awards and February 15 for Summer and Fall awards
  • Ann and Randy Hart Passport Scholarship – Temple freshmen and transfer students are eligible for a scholarship to cover the cost of a new passport during their first year
  • Rudman/TUTV Scholarship
    During select semesters, TUTV may offer a stipend to a Temple London student for stories produced while studying abroad.  The student‘s work will likely appear on Temple Update and will also be posted on TUTV‘s website and social media accounts. Prior to departure, all Temple London students will receive further information about this opportunity which will include a description of the program and objectives, eligibility requirements, application instructions, award amount, etc.  Temple Update hosts a website of all Temple London reports, along with reports from study abroad students from a variety of other locations, on their website, which you should review if this opportunity interests you.
  • SMC Departmental Scholarships
  • Theater, Film & Media Arts Scholarships
    • Theater
      • Deadlines vary.  Check website and with department office in Tomlinson Theater
    • Film & Media Arts
      • Deadlines vary.  Check with department office, 1st floor Annenberg Hall
  • Temple University Scholarships for Continuing Students
  • Temple University Scholarships by School/College
  • Temple University Memorial Awards

Outside Scholarships for Study Abroad

Study abroad scholarships can be used on all SMC Study Away programs except the Communities & Organizations in NYC program and the domestic locations on the Global Internship program.  Some of these scholarships have multiple application cycles per academic year while others will only have one deadline for all scholarship awards for the year so you are advised to research each scholarship thoroughly and plan ahead.

London/UK and Ireland Specific Scholarships:

South Africa Scholarships:

Hong Kong Scholarships:

Other relevant scholarships:

Additional Funding Sources

Student Financial Services and Study Away – information specifically for study away/abroad.

  • Temple Summer Financial Aid is applied automatically in early April on a first-come first-serve basis to eligible students that are registered for courses beginning in Summer 1 until all aid is exhausted and the aid that’s offered, if any, will depend on student’s eligibility.  Temple Grants and Federal Perkins Loans are applied automatically while other types of aid may require forms for authorization and/or additional short applications.
  • Examples of possible summer financial aid fuding sources include:
    • Please note: all links listed below can be found on the Student Financial Services Summer Financial Aid page and contain further descriptions than listed here.
    • Temple Grants ($750 or less, typically; only available for students taking courses that begin during Summer 1)
    • Federal Perkins Loans (typically $1200 or less; only available for students taking courses that begin during Summer 1)
    • Federal Pell Grant (eligibility is determined by SFS based on remaining annual eligibility)
    • PHEAA State Grant (other states may offer grants, too, listed at the bottom of this page)
      • Strict summer eligibility requirements: must complete PHEAA online application, must be registered for minimum of six credits, coursework and registration must start in summer 1 and end in summer 2, must submit a letter from SMC Study Away to confirm program dates and awards will not be made until the drop/add period for Summer 2 passes (typically in late July).
    • Federal Direct Loans from the fall and/or spring may be available for reduction (complete the required form from SFS, linked below) for use in the summer if you have not received the maximum amount of Federal Direct Loan eligibility during the previous fall and spring semesters, or have increased in grade level.
    • Federal Direct Summer Parent PLUS Loan – NOTE: Summer Parent PLUS applications are separate from approved fall/spring PLUS applications and should be completed after April 1st for loans for the approaching summer.
    • Private alternative loans: students may apply for alternative student loans through private lenders. Dependent students typically need a credit-worthy co-signer on their loan application and the maximum private alternative loan amount available is your cost of attendance less all other financial aid you expect to receive for the summer.

Additional Financial Resources

Check out these two videos from SMC Study Away students that have funded a large portion, or in Brianna’s case, her entire experience, through scholarships!

Brianna Prime, Strategic Communication Major, Public Relations Concentration, International Communication Concentration and Spanish Minor was featured as “Temple Made” student due to her many accomplishments while at Temple, most notably graduating in just three and a half years while also studying abroad three times (Temple Dublin Summer 2012, Temple Barcelona, Summer 2014)!  Brianna also funded her entire summer interning abroad in Barcelona through scholarships such as the Diamond Ambassador Scholarship, the Lew Klein Scholarship, the Martha Menei Scholarship and the Media and Communication Scholarship!

As part of his follow on project, Josh Arnold, Temple London Spring 2011, Theater Major and recipient of the Gilman Scholarship and the Lew Klein Scholarship, produced this video to promote study abroad and the Gilman Scholarship!