Flagship Support and Other Scholarships

Supplemental Scholarship Opportunities

The scholarship opportunities below have been identified as successful sources of additional financial support for Korean Flagship students completing both summer program and academic year Capstone program requirements. Be aware that some awards may limit students to one successful application, and therefore may not be awarded for both summer and AY study, even if applicable to both terms.

Please schedule a time to speak with your advisor about scholarship applications well in advance of your applications for summer study abroad and the Capstone Program.

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International Academic Programs: Study Abroad Scholars

Term: Summer & Capstone

Study abroad is an integral part of a UW-Madison education and can be one of the highlights of a student’s college experience. The Office of International Academic Programs(IAP) hopes to make this possible for as many students as possible by offering Study Abroad Scholars awards, starting at $1,500 towards IAP short-term/summer programs, $3,000 towards IAP semester programs, and $4,000 towards IAP year-long programs. Korean Flagship students receive special consideration from IAP for this award.

International Academic Programs: General Scholarship

Term: Summer & Capstone

Aside from the Study Abroad Scholars award, the Office of International Academic Programs(IAP) offers a variety of other scholarships to support study abroad.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Term: Summer & Capstone

Foreign Language and Area Studies(FLAS) fellowships are awarded for the summer or academic year in order to assist undergraduate students in completing intensive language study, in the U.S. or overseas, with an emphasis on area studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Academic year fellowships are granted for full-time study at U.S. or foreign institutions. Summer FLAS fellowships are intended to help students gain the equivalent of a year’s worth of college-level language study during the summer, in the U.S. or overseas.

There are two Korean Language FLAS Award granting programs at UW-Madison: the Center for East Asian Studies and the Institute for Regional and International Studies. Please contact the FLAS coordinator of each program for more information on how to apply (CEAS: Laurie Dennis; IRIS: Mark Lilleleht).

Benjamin Gilman Scholarsship

Term: Summer & Capstone

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarshipis sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State and provides awards to Pell Grant-eligible undergraduates to study abroad on summer or academic year programs.


Term: Summer & Capstone

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

FEA Scholarship

Term: Summer & Capstone

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Term: Summer

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program, administered by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens. CLS programs focus on the study of federally-identified critical foreign languages, including Korean. Students must have completed at least one academic year of Korean (ASIALANG 105 & 106) by the start of the program to be accepted.

UW-Madison Undergraduate Awards for Summer Study

Term: Summer

The Undergraduate Awards for Summer Study scholarship provides one-time awards to high achieving undergraduate students (of any major) seeking financial support to take courses in the upcoming summer session, including on an UW Madison summer study abroad program.

Diversity Abroad Consortium Summer Scholarship

Term: Summer 

The Diversity Abroad Network offers summer scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students attending a member institution.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Term: Summer 

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

David Boren Scholarship

Term: Capstone 

The David Boren Scholarship, in amounts of up to $20,000, are available for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Interested Korean Flagship students apply for this scholarship in support of their participation on the Korean Overseas Flagship Capstone program. Recipients of this scholarship commit to one year of government service in a U.S. federal government agency following graduation. Students planning to apply for the Boren scholarship must meet with the UW-Madison Boren campus representative, Matthew Geisler, before submitting an application. Boren scholarship applications must be submitted by a campus deadline prior to the scholarship’s national deadline.

UW Global Gateway Fellowships

Term: Capstone

UW Global Gateway Fellowships for Year-long Study Abroad are designed to provide undergraduate students the access to the UW-Madison approved semester or year-long study abroad program of their choice. The Global Gateway Initiative engages all students before, during, and after their program to support the Wisconsin Idea by helping students bring their experiences back to campus and the greater Wisconsin community, including the international student community, and maximize students’ connection to international activity on campus by integrating their experience abroad with their academic careers at UW-Madison and their professional development. Please note that you must be planning to return to UW-Madison for at least one semester following Capstone to be eligible.