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Study Abroad Scholarships

France and Switzerland

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current Auburn University travel policies, applications are not presently being accepted for engineering global programs. Continue to watch this space as the situation evolves.

Birdsong Scholarship

Fred Birdsong, '34 chemical engineering, and his wife Mary Lou, established this scholarship fund to broaden the educational experience of undergraduate engineering students. The uniqueness of the award is the requirement that engineering students gain international experience by undertaking studies in a discipline other than engineering. Birdsong scholarships have been awarded for a variety of endeavors, such as developing expertise in playing flamenco guitar in Spain, experiencing a culinary tour of Europe, investigating tropic marine ecology on the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia, and a study of Italian literature in Taormina, Italy.

Scholarship Requirements
  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater
  • At least sophomore standing
  • One year of study remaining upon return to Auburn University
Application Process
Scholarship Amounts
  • Awards are based on the earnings of the Birdsong endowment and vary from year to year.
  • Four to six scholarships have been awarded annually.
  • The amount depends on the characteristics of the proposal, uniqueness of the cultural experience, location, and length of time.
  • Some proposals receive full awarding, while others are partially awarded. In recent years, awards ranged from $1,500 to $5,000.

100+Women Strong Study Abroad Scholarship

Participation requirement: Written application

Number awarded per year: Varies, depending on support

Engineering majors: Open to all engineering disciplines

Please click here to learn more and apply online.

Email - Jessica Taylor

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Scholarship program to broaden the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.

Please click here to learn more and apply online.


Norton Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Be a current full-time student in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering majors receive preference, but all majors are encouraged to apply
  • Participating in a study abroad Engineering Exchange program
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater
  • Must be classified as a sophomore or higher in good standing

Email Jessica Taylor for more information on this scholarship.


Scotland, Australia, Italy