Summer programs
Texas Zoo Management

Applications are open for Summer 2024!

Zoo Management Experience in Texas, USA

Spend a full week on-site and behind-the-scenes at a working zoo to learn all about healthy animal care and upkeep in a zoo setting. This program is open to participants aged 18 and up.

This program is designed to help you and your team learn all about zoo management. Each day, your teaching vets and the zoo staff will help you to understand and practice different aspects of managing a zoo and its animals.

Your program will cover such topics as

  • Animal husbandry, feeding, and care
  • Medical treatments and diagnostics
  • Safe capture, handling, and restraint
  • Training and ambassador animals
  • Rehabilitation and release
  • Enrichment design and animal welfare assessment
  • Behavioral observations and ethograms
  • The role of zoos in education and conservation
  • Enclosure design

You will have the chance to work with and learn from your teaching veterinarians and the zoo staff in a hands-on field course designed to help you understand the aspects of successfully managing a zoo and its animal population. Each day will include field lectures, labs, hands-on practice, and the ability to apply what you’ve learned to build career readiness and a deeper understanding of the role that quality zoos can play in conservation.

“Loop Abroad provided me with the truest experience of what it means to be and become a healer in the arts of veterinary medicine.”

Grace B., Texas Zoo Management Experience 2022, Virginia Tech

Who It’s For

This program is designed for undergraduate-level students who are interested in veterinary medicine and in learning more about successfully caring for wildlife and exotics in a zoo setting.

There are no pre-requisites for this program. You do not need to be in school currently to apply. Individuals of any nationality may apply.

Each group of up to 12 students will have its own teaching vet so that we can ensure personalized attention and hands-on experience. Up to two groups may be on-site at the same time and may be together for veterinary lectures.

Highlights

  • Gain on-site zoo experience in husbandry and veterinary medicine
  • Build career skills in understanding the complex issues that zoos face and the management of those issues
  • Practice data collection, research, and enrichment administration techniques to build valuable skills that can be applied in future jobs
  • Explore different aspects of veterinary, wildlife, and conservation careers with mentorship
  • Behind-the-scenes opportunities to work with large animals, exotics, and wildlife across a variety of species

Dates open for application

Summer 2024

  • June 2- June 8, 2024
  • June 30- July 6, 2024

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Want to travel longer with us? Add another two-week program!

This program is a full adventure on its own, but it can easily be combined with a veterinary medicine course in Costa Rica, Panama, or Belize with minimal travel time, or with our marine research program in Florida. 

See all the programs you could link together!

Hours and Credit

You will receive a certificate for 40 service hours per program week upon completion.

Many of your fieldwork hours can be classified as research hours, veterinary hours, or animal experience hours. Students can calculate their own record of research hours for their VMCAS or other applications.

The Project

From Monday through Friday, you and your cohort will be full time at The Texas Zoo, a small nonprofit zoo serving the local population of Victoria, Texas. The zoo will be our classroom, lab, and field learning experience for the week in this busy and immersive program.

The Texas Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals, with some native to Texas while others can only be found in remote locations around the world. A large portion of The Texas Zoo’s collection is comprised of rescue animals that could not be returned to the wild, came from owners that could no longer provide the required care, or even from a future that lead them to the meat market.

This program has opportunities for you to learn about the care of exotics including birds and reptiles, large animals, and wildlife such as lemurs, coatis, lynx, skunks, and bears.

Groups and Staff

Groups will have a maximum of 12 students each, and each of these groups will have its own Loop Abroad teaching vet. There may be up to 2 groups on site at the same time, and both groups might join together for some lectures.

Housing and Meals

You will be living on a nearby college campus in shared dorms, which offer access to common lounge areas, a coffee bar (for purchase), a swimming pool, and a computer lab. A Loop Abroad staff member will be on-site 24/7 to help you each day and in case of an emergency. Housing will include simple, shared rooms: rooms are shared with other Loop Abroad students of the same gender. Wifi is available.

All meals are included in your tuition. We can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets and food allergies with advanced requests.

Tuition

One-week program: Regular tuition for the one-week program is $2650 

Tuition does not include airfare. 

The Loop alumni discount for this 1-week program is $250.

During COVID-19, conservation efforts around the world have suffered as they have lost the funding and help often provided by tourists and visitors. Your participation in this program helps to support this nonprofit zoo effort in a fragile time. Your support truly means the world to the organizations we work with. There is so much that we can learn from their experts on staff!

Interest-free payment plans are available. Current college students may be able to use federal financial aid toward their tuition. Your space is not held until your $1,000 deposit (credited toward tuition) is paid.

Tuition is all-inclusive less airfare. Tuition does not include medical insurance (the policy we suggest is under $25), snacks, and any COVID testing required for travel.

Airfare is not included. There is no group flight for this program. Transportation to and from the airport is not included in your tuition, but is available to book directly with Loop Abroad for an additional fee. Victoria Regional Airport is approximately 10 miles away from the program housing.

COVID-19

For programs starting after August 20, 2023, COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended, but they will no longer be required.

All participants must follow the Loop Abroad COVID policies, which include testing negative 2 days before travel, reporting symptoms if they arise during the program, masking or testing if asked to by staff, and isolating if you test positive.

Want to travel with us longer?

For additional research experience, combine with the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation and Research program, which is available in 1-week and 2-week versions. 

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Locations

The Texas Zoo , also known as “The South Texas Zoological Society”, had its beginnings in 1957 when James L. Yates, who ran a packing plant near Foster Field, donated an African lioness to Mayor W.R. McCright. The Mayor decided that Victoria should have a zoo and approached the Lions Club, who provided a cage. Fire Marshall L.B. Richardson was assigned responsibility and the Victoria City Zoo was born. Sid Drew was hired to operate the zoo.

In 1962, B.E. Leissner, a local pharmacist, and Lester A. Bugs Meis, a local pest control operator, who were active members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and had supported zoo development from the beginning, proposed creation of a Zoo Commission to oversee operations and planning. The City council agreed and appointed City Manager John Lee and former Mayor W.R. McCright to the Commission along with Leissner and Meis. The Commission immediately renamed the zoo the Victoria Children’s Zoo and initiated a fund raising drive for expansion. Expansion plans called for a monkey island, snake house, large bird area, and cages for large animals. Visitors from 107 cities, 19 states, and Germany signed the guest register in the first nine days of the Children’s Zoo, demonstrating the value of the zoo as a tourist attraction. The Zoo grew to include many species that were housed in barred/wired cages and pens. Bears, Barbados sheep, a camel, Russian Boars, an Anaconda, monkeys, parrots, parakeets, penguins, and peacocks were gradually accumulated. Many were donated, including the pair of bears donated in 1959 by Tom O’Connor and Victoria Bank and Trust Company. Over the years the O’Connor brothers, Dennis and Tom, were consistent, strong supporters of Victoria’s zoo.

The Animal Kingdom Building was opened to the public on May 31, 1968. Mehrtens noted that the building was home to some 200 animals of 85 different species, including Moustache monkeys, Bahama land crabs, Fennec fox, Discus fish, and African chameleon.

The Texas Zoo opened in June 1976 with natural habitat exhibits in the areas surrounding the Animal Kingdom Building. About $750,000 had been raised to construct the zoo, almost all through donations and grants. Robert Thomas,  John  Killough,  Bob Woodman,  Kathleen Grimes, Paco Buhler, and David Smith led this successful fund raising. While funds raised met the original goal, rapid cost escalation during this period of time resulted in money being insufficient to accomplish the original scope.The decision was made to reduce scope, rather than sacrifice the quality of construction, hoping to complete the project at a later date. The second phase of construction was never completed.

In June 1984, The Texas Zoo was designated The National Zoo of Texas by the 68th Texas Legislature. Legislation was sponsored by Representative Ken Armbrister and signed by Governor Mark White.

A lot of history has happened here at The Texas Zoo.  We invite you to become part of this wonderful story of struggle and triumph!

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change but should give you a good overall sense of the program.

You will arrive in Texas on the first day of your program and meet your group. Your arrival Sunday will include an orientation and welcome dinner, and your departure Saturday will include an alumni meeting and alumni breakfast. Your program takes place at The Texas Zoo from Monday – Friday of your program week.

One-week Program Itinerary

From Monday – Friday, you will plan to spend the full day working with your teaching veterinarian and your learning team at The Texas Zoo. After breakfast, we will head to the project each day. You can expect a combination of training and lectures, practice labs, team projects, time on site applying and practicing the skills you’ve learned, veterinary shadowing, volunteer work, and animal handling training.  You should expect that the majority of your time will be spent outside and that you will be working hard each day.

While each day will be a mix of lessons, hands-on application and activities, there are five key areas of focus of the program. Each day will include elements of all these aspects of zoo management, but will focus on one of the five key areas covered during this training program:

1. Husbandry and care:  Best practices for husbandry and care in captivity across different taxa, including feeding and nutrition, regular health upkeep, daily assessments and maintenance.

2. Welfare and Enrichment: Designing, creating, administering, and assessing enrichments; assessing animal welfare; tracking animal behavior; and data collection and research, including ethograms.

3. Healthcare and Diagnostics: Appropriate methods of handling, capture, and restraint; training for animals in captivity; fecals, blood smears, and other diagnostic methods; physical exams; vaccines and preventative care; and emergency medical care.

4. Enclosure Design: Appropriate space and use of space; temperature, humidity and lighting; water; sleeping accommodations; animal exercise and stimulation needs; cleaning; and safety.

5. Conservation and Education: Zoos role in conservation locally and globally; breeding programs; training and use of ambassador animals; rehab and release policies and best practices; guest education and community outreach.

 

 

Scholarships

 

There are lots of ways to help fund your online and travel programs with Loop Abroad, and we are here to help!

Scholarships are a terrific way to cover some or all of your tuition for a Loop Abroad program. When you look for scholarships for pre-vet programs, you need to look at all your options!

University Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship:

The Gilman Scholarship could fund $5000 of your tuition and the next deadline is October 5, 2023, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time! 

The Gilman Scholarship was designed to help students of limited financial means have the opportunity to study abroad – online or in-person. Nearly a third of applicants are awarded the scholarship! This is a great opportunity to help cover your tuition.

Students can receive up to $5,000 for travel or virtual programs. The scholarship can be applied to any of our online programs, to our semester programs, or one of our 2-week programs.

Along with their application, students must submit two essays, the Statement of Purpose Essay, and the Community Impact Essay. Students must also upload their transcripts (unofficial or official). For more information on the application guidelines, please click here.

See the official website and read about Loop Abroad students who have received this scholarship. If you are a US citizen receiving a Pell Grant and currently enrolled in college or university, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship. The October 2023 Deadline application will open in mid-August 2023 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. This cycle encompasses Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Academic Year 2023-2024, and Spring 2024 programs or internships. The application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and the advisor certification deadline is Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Loop Abroad “Vet Squared” Initiative

Loop Abroad has committed $10,000 in annual funding to program participants joining us from a military background. If you are active duty military or are a veteran, and are considering a career in veterinary medicine, we hope you’ll consider applying to join a Loop Abroad program.

Scholarships of $500 – $1,000 are available for in-person programs. Scholarships of $1,000 – $3,000 are available for select self-paced virtual programs, which can cover the full cost of a virtual program.

Please find more details here.

Loop Abroad Dr. Erica Ward Scholarship

Focused elephant imageLoop Abroad is offering one FULL TUITION scholarship to cover one travel program (up to 2 weeks) of your choice, excluding private groups and Faculty led groups.   Applications for 2024 are open now. We’re proud to add this to the list of scholarships for pre-vet programs.

Who can apply: This scholarship is open to all students age 18 and over. You do not have to be a US Citizen. You do not have to be currently in school. 

You do not have to complete an application to Loop Abroad in order to be selected for the scholarship. The scholarship winner must be able to complete the Loop Abroad enrollment paperwork, requiring a doctor’s signature, and must meet all safety requirements of program enrollment.

Note: if you have already applied to Loop Abroad and been accepted, you can still apply for this scholarship. If you have made any payments toward tuition and later receive the scholarship, your payments will be refunded.

Criteria for selecting the scholarship recipient: 

We will consider financial need, commitment to conservation and/or animal science, academic performance, and ability to be a positive team member as factors in our decision. We are not looking for the applicant with the highest grades or the most animal hours. We are not looking for the applicant with the saddest story. We are looking for a student who embodies Loop Abroad’s values of teamwork, commitment to a cause, and hard work, and for a student who would not be able to otherwise afford Loop Abroad tuition (whether because of household income or recent change in circumstances).

Scholarship details:

This scholarship covers tuition to one Loop Abroad program with a duration of 1 to 2 weeks in the summer of 2024, excluding private groups or faculty-led groups. It is not transferable to other individuals or future semesters. It does not include airfare, travel or medical insurance, passport, college credit fees (optional), visa (if required), or any optional incidentals during your program. Please understand that a full tuition scholarship does not make travel completely free: passport, airfare, and other expenses depend on the program location.

Once a scholarship winner is chosen, the winner will need to complete full application paperwork for Loop Abroad. The winner must then also complete the enrollment paperwork, which includes waiver forms and a medical form signed by a doctor indicating that you are able to safely participate in a travel program.

The scholarship winner agrees that Loop Abroad may publicize the awarding of the scholarship, including the recipient’s information such as name and current university. The scholarship winner will be subject to all regular rules of participating in a Loop Abroad program.

How to apply:
To apply, you must complete the following three steps:

  1. Apply for the Loop Abroad Dr. Erica Ward Scholarship here. The application requires a copy of your proof of household income (such as last year’s tax return).
  2. Follow @LoopAbroad on Instagram (instagram.com/loopabroad) and make an Instagram post about the program you’re hoping to join, tagging @loopabroad and #loopabroad in the post. You do not need to mention that you have applied for a scholarship.

Dr. Erica Ward holding a black dog and an elephant at the background and an elephant dogWhy is it called the Erica Ward Scholarship? Dr. Erica Ward is our Academic Director. We believe that she embodies the values we are seeking in our scholarship applicants: she is passionate, dedicated, hard-working, and driven to make the world a better place. Dr. Ward consistently strives to find ways that Loop Abroad can support projects in need and help its students and alumni have fulfilling academic opportunities. We have decided to name this scholarship after her to honor her continued commitment to her values and purpose. (PS – She isn’t dead. Please don’t write your essay about honoring her legacy. She is very much alive and still working here. If you are a finalist for the scholarship, she will read your essay.)

Details:
The scholarship will be credited toward tuition for the winning student toward the Loop Abroad program of their choice.

The scholarship is non-transferable. If the student cannot attend, the scholarship will be void – it is not a cash prize and cannot be paid as such. Applicants must be over the age of 18. Citizens and residents of any country may apply.

Loop Abroad reserves the right not to grant a travel scholarship if there are no qualified applicants who have applied by the deadline.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship:

Young lady holding a blue parrotThe Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late Senator John S. McCain from Arizona.

This scholarship is open to US citizen undergraduate students who are child dependents of active duty service members and receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Students can receive awards of up to $5,000 for 2+ weeks of international travel or online programs. The scholarship can be applied to any of our online programs,  semester programs, or 2-week travel programs.

The deadline for this scholarship is January 4, 2024. More details here.

Freeman-Asia Scholarships:

Smiling woman hanging on a ropeThe 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. This scholarship is open to both US citizens and permanent residents who are undergraduate students at a two-year or four-year college or university.

Recipients can receive up to $3,000 in awards for summer programs. This scholarship can be applied to our Thailand programs for 2+ weeks.

In order to apply, students must fill out an online application. Read the scholarship instructions here and the eligibility requirements here.

The Fund for Education Abroad:

Loop Abroad scholarships student checking heartbeat of the tigerThe Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial needs who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate in any international education program that meets their academic objectives.

This scholarship is open to US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the US. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000.

Along with their application, students must submit a financial aid form (filled out by the financial aid office at their school), one recommendation letter, and a copy of their unofficial transcript.

Students may review the scholarship and application instructions here.

Scholarships of note that you can apply for through the Fund for Education Abroad include:

  • The Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship – for students studying abroad in Southeast Asia
  • Boston Area Study Abroad Association Scholarship – for students with schools in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Connecticut.
  • Malú Alvarez Global Access Scholarship- Five scholarships for semester-long programs to be awarded for study in any country.
  • NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship– These funds are awarded to African-American undergraduate students in the United States who hope to study abroad.
  • Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship- Scholarship awarded to those who are first-generation college students, or those whose home or college of study is in Kentucky.

SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship

Smiling woman holding small wildcat

SeniorCare.com continues to bring more awareness to the key issues we face as an aging population. For the 8th consecutive year, we will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why “Aging Matters” to them. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4-year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. The recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that “Aging Matters” to them.

All applicants can get more information and apply online here. Applications are due May 15, 2024.

First Trip

FirstTrip.org offers scholarships for students who are studying abroad for the first time. At the time of writing, Thailand, Costa Rica, and Belize programs would be eligible for these $1,500 scholarships. The application process for these scholarships does not involve writing an essay or meeting a GPA requirement. Only applicable to travel to countries ranked lower than very high on the Human Development Index (this will apply to Loop aBroad programs in South Africa, Thailand, Costa Rica & Belize. Recipients are requested to provide concise testimonials about their initial international experiences. Previous awardees have often shared remarkable photos and videos!

Find out more and apply at FirstTrip.org. Applications are rolling and suggested to be submitted at least 3 months before the departure date. They also have funding available for passports ($130) as well as some other supplemental awards.

Volunteer Forever

Open to all travelers! Can be used for anything related to your study abroad trip. $500-$1000 scholarships awarded to two travelers twice a year.

Please find more details here.

CoPilot Scholarship

$4,500 scholarship. Entry into the sweepstakes is open to full-time students currently enrolled in a recognized U.S. college or university, as well as high school seniors set to become full-time students at an accredited U.S. college or university, provided they uphold a minimum GPA of 2. Sweepstakes run until 9 am ET on August 15, 2023.

Please find more details here.

Aron Govil Giving

Open to those who are currently an enrolled undergrad or graduate student at an accredited college or university. Scholarship winners are paid the funds into their financial aid account.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2023

Please find more details here.

Nitro Scholarship

$2,000 will be given to one winner at the end of every month of the year. Open to all enrolled students (parents of students can apply on their behalf!)

Application Deadlines:
August 31, 2023
September 30, 2023
October 31, 2023
November 30, 2023
December 31, 2023

Please find more details here.

Rainbow Scholarship

Open only to undergraduate students who identify as LGBTQ+ and are currently enrolled in university. Applicants must be receiving credit for the program.

Application Deadline: September 20, 2023, 11:00 PM

Please find more details here.

The Going Abroad Scholarship

Open to any citizen and/or resident of the US enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university. A $1500 scholarship is offered twice a year.
Application Deadline: Fall semester March 15, 2023 at 11:59pm PST to be eligible for the scholarship.

All Spring semester scholarship entries must be received no later than October 15, 2023 at 11:59pm PST to be eligible for the scholarship.

Please find more details here.

GoTranscript Academic Scholarship Program

Open to all high school seniors or current full-time college freshmen. $5,000 offered twice a year (during the Spring and Fall semesters)

Application Deadline: Applications accepted year-round

Please find more details here.

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Open to students in their final year of high school with a minimum of 3.0 GPA who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US institution

Application Deadline: October 2, 2023, by 5 pm Eastern.

Please find more details here.

IMG’s Leave Your Mark Grant

The opportunity is available to individuals all around the globe. To be eligible for entry, you need to be at least 18 years old and not fall under the purview of 18 U.S.C. § 1033. 7 individuals will be granted $1,000 each.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Please find more details here.

Cappex Scholarships

This $1,000 scholarship is for First Generation College Students and is open to registered Cappex users who are 13 years old or older, living in the U.S., and either currently enrolled or planning to attend a college, university, or trade school in the U.S. within four years. If you’re under 18, you need your parent’s permission.

Application Deadline: None

Please find more details here.

Dog iD Scholarship

This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, 18 years or older, who are enrolled in any accredited college or university in the United States, as well as high school seniors taking classes. The DOG iD scholarship offers a single payment of $1000 that can be used for tuition and other educational expenses. To enter the scholarship competition, submit a 500-word essay discussing one of the topics given about pets.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2023

Please find more details here.

Road iD Scholarship

This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, 18 years or older, who are enrolled in any accredited college or university in the United States, as well as high school seniors taking classes. The Road iD scholarship offers a single payment of $1000 that can be used for tuition and other educational expenses. To enter the scholarship competition, submit a 500-word essay discussing one of the topics given about sports.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2023

Please find more details here.

My Wife Quit Her Job Scholarship

This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, 18 years or older, who are enrolled in any accredited college or university in the United States, as well as high school seniors taking classes. This scholarship offers a single payment of $1000 that can be used for tuition and other educational expenses. To enter the scholarship competition, submit a 1000-word essay on a meaningful event that changed your life.

Application Deadline: August 22, 2023

Please find more details here.

Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Scholarships valued at $10,000 each, are eligible for high school students in the US who have encountered and successfully conquered significant challenges during their early years. Applicants must show a strong dedication to pursuing and successfully obtaining a bachelor’s degree at a recognized non-profit public or private educational institution within the US and demonstrate a significant financial need with an adjusted gross family income of $55,000 or less is a requirement. Active involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, along with the display of integrity and resilience when overcoming challenges, are also crucial attributes.

Application Opens: December 1, 2023

Please find more details here.

Driver Education Initiative Award

This initiative aims to grant $500 scholarships to essay participants who are either entering college or are presently enrolled in higher education. The theme of the 750-word essay should revolve around the concept of promoting safer driving practices.

Application Opens: September 1st. Application Closes: November 30th. Announced January 1st, 2024

Please find more details here.

Awareness Scholarship

Scholarships ranging from $250 to $1800 are available. The selection of recipients is determined by academic accomplishments, assessment of a personal essay, as well as a personal interview or phone conversation.

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2024

Please find more details here.

Dell Scholars Program

(High school grade 11-12) To be eligible for this $20,000 opportunity, students should be engaged in a college readiness program and be on track to successfully complete their studies at an accredited high school within the current academic year. They should also demonstrate a financial need, be receiving a federal Pell Grant during their first year of college and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.4.

Application open: October 1st, 2023. Application Closes: December 1st, 2023

Please find more details here.

Northeastern Regional Chapter Applications

Candidates must qualify as a lineal descendant of a Korean War veteran who actively served in Korea from June 25, 1950, to January 31, 1955, as officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They must attend an educational institution situated within the KASF Northeastern Region, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Application Deadline: (CLOSED for 2023)

Please find more details here.

BUTEX Scholarships

£500 will be awarded to students of a study abroad program. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in the UK enrolled at an institution affiliated with BUTEX (full list here)

Application Opens: (OPENING SOON).

Please find more details here.

Boren Awards for International Study

$8,000 for 8-11 weeks. Suitable for Semester students. This is only for students pursuing majors in fields categorized as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) who are qualified for summer-specific programs lasting a minimum of eight weeks. (Not applicable for study in the US, Europe or Australia).

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Please find more details here.

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Program

 Diversity Abroad offers $500 stipends to successful applicants of their Overseas Ambassador program. This funding supports volunteering or studying abroad during Spring or Fall semesters. Ambassadors are required to share their experiences through blogging to inspire others within the Diversity Abroad community to travel. Eligible candidates are full-time students or recent graduates from U.S. universities with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Enthusiasm, creativity, and a strong interest in international engagement are essential traits for applicants.

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Please find more details here.

Explore The World Scholarship

Receive $2,000 awards for international travel to engage in cross-cultural experiences. Eligible candidates must be aged 18-30, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, demonstrate financial need, and live or study in one of the 13 metropolitan areas where HI USA is active.

Application Opens: Currently on hold, sign up here for news and updates.

Please find more details here.

Sallie Mae Scholarship

This $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship Sweepstakes is open from January 01, 2023, to December 31, 2023, for legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and US Territories aged 17 or older. Eligible participants include parents with college/university-enrolled children, college/university-enrolled students, parents with high school senior children, and high school juniors or seniors planning to enroll in a US-based accredited college/university within a year of high school graduation.

Application Deadline: At the end of every month.

Please find more details here.

Niche No Essay Scholarship

The $2,000 No Essay Scholarship is open to high school and college students, and those planning to attend college or graduate school within the next year. It’s a straightforward scholarship without an essay requirement. The prize money can be used for tuition, housing, books, or any educational costs. Applications are accepted monthly, and a new winner is chosen each month.

Application Deadline: At the end of every month.

Please find more details here.

Niche $25,000 Back to School Scholarship

Niche offers a $25,000 scholarship once a year. High school seniors and college students are eligible, as well as those planning to attend college or graduate school within the next year. By completing a Niche Profile with details like GPA and high school, you’ll automatically be considered. The scholarship is available to individuals with US citizenship or a valid Visa/US passport.

Application Deadline: September 27, 2023

Please find more details here.

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

The $25,000 “Be Bold” Scholarship is a no-essay award granted to the applicant with the most daring profile. Instead of focusing on being the “best” or “most accomplished,” the scholarship values qualities like earnestness, determination, and drive. The scholarship recipient will be the student whose profile best embodies these bold characteristics.

Application Deadline: Monthly

Please find more details here.

Fund For Education Abroad

The FEA supports eligible U.S. undergraduates with limited accessibility to study abroad. The reviewers evaluate criteria such as financial requirements, demographic aspects, and academic readiness to determine the beneficiaries of the scholarships. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a higher education establishment in the U.S. and earning academic credits at their home institution for the study abroad program.

Application Deadline: Spring closed, summer opening soon

Please find more details here.

ChameleonJohn Scholarship

Two winners will be selected for the $1,000 scholarship, with each recipient receiving $500. The funds will be deposited into their University’s finance/bursar account to assist in covering tuition expenses.

Application Deadline: Awaiting update.

Please find more details here.

Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are descendants of veterans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces within specified dates. Membership in The American Legion Family is not obligatory. Applicants must have completed 50 hours of verified community service during their high school years. The scholarship supports attendance at accredited higher education institutions.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024, 11:59 PM Eastern.

Please find more details here.

UNCF General Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met: Applicants should be enrolled full-time at a UNCF Member College or University, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Demonstrated financial need, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. The scholarship is open to individuals falling under various pursuit classifications, including College 5th Year Seniors, Doctoral/Professional Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors, College Sophomores, Master’s Students, College Juniors, and students affiliated with UNCF-associated College/Universities Groups.

Application Deadline: March 28, 2024

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Vince’s Pre-Veterinary Student Scholarship

The Vince’s Pre-Veterinary Student Scholarship extends two annual $500 awards to aid undergraduate students pursuing pre-veterinary or animal science programs in the U.S. with their educational expenses. You must be a current undergraduate college student with a minimum GPA of 3.3, focusing on academic interests encompassing healthcare, as well as animal/veterinary sciences. To enter, you will need to write a 500 work poem.

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2023

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SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be a current full-time enrollment at a U.S. college/university and a minimum GPA of 3.5 supported by an unofficial college transcript. This scholarship is for those pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields. A total of twelve $2,500 scholarships are awarded each year.

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

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QBE Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion in Insurance

Qualifying applicants are Black/African American, maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, completing the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, demonstrating verified unmet financial need through their college or university, being enrolled full-time as a sophomore or junior in a U.S.-based accredited four-year or two-year college or university, and pursuing majors in fields such as agriculture, computer science, management information systems, data and analytics, engineering, business management, information technology management, business, economics, pre-law, finance, insurance, math, statistics, data science, or actuarial science.

Application Deadline: Closed, awaiting update.

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Citizens Scholarship

Sweepstakes of $2,500 are given monthly to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as parents or sponsors of students at these levels. To be eligible, students should intend to attend college or must currently be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate post-secondary institution.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

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Teddy Sarna Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship opportunity is available to students who are currently enrolled in a United States veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Additionally, applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria: they should be graduate students and have an academic focus on Animal/Veterinary Sciences.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023

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Amaze Yourself Scholarship

Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students. Scholarships of $1,500 – $2,500 plus prize packages will be awarded to the best social media video.

Application Deadline: Awaiting update.

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Charles Shelton Veterinary Scholarship

$2,000 is awarded to Black African-American high school seniors, current college students, or returning college students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an official sealed transcript, an essay and provide two professional references from professors attesting to the candidate’s experience in Veterinary Medicine or Technology, including one from a STEM professor.

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2023

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Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter Scholarship

For low-income female college students in the US studying animal/veterinary sciences. $1,500 – $2,500 is awarded once a year.

Application Opening: January 2024
Application Deadline: April 2024

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Scholarship for Women in STEM

$2,000 will be given to a student who is actively pursuing a degree within the realm of STEM. Female students who are currently enrolled (or have received acceptance) in an accredited college or university, and are intending to continue their studies in the following year, are eligible. Graduating high school seniors who fulfill the aforementioned criteria are also invited to apply.

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2024

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Orchard’s Scholarship for Women of Color in STEM

The scholarship offers amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500 and is open to either a female high school senior of color with an interest in pursuing a college STEM degree, or a female undergraduate college sophomore/junior of color currently enrolled in a STEM program, requiring a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2024

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BHW Scholarship

Individuals planning to enroll in college in the upcoming year are eligible to submit their applications. A sum of $3,000 is granted annually to female students who are in pursuit of an undergraduate or master’s degree and have chosen to major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics for the 2023 academic year.

Application Opening: January 2024

Application Deadline: April 2024

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Minority/Women in STEM Scholarship

An annual award of $2,500 is presented to high school seniors or undergraduate students who identify as FGLI (first-generation, low-income). To complete the application process, compose an essay detailing the obstacles you’ve surmounted on your educational journey and elucidate how you aspire to contribute to the world through your STEM education.

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2023

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Garage Insiders Scholarship

The Garage Insiders Scholarship provides a single $1,000 grant to support various educational expenses such as tuition, textbooks, computer expenses, room and board, and other educational-related costs. We are seeking applications from undergraduate students attending accredited colleges or universities in the United States and Canada, who plan to enroll in courses during the year 2023 and meet the eligibility criteria for this scholarship.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2023

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HW Parts Store $1000 Scholarship

HW Part Store Scholarship gives a one-time grant of $1,000 to one deserving student to help pay for books, tuition, or other educational expenses so they can be a step closer to achieving their goals.

This program is designed to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a vocational school program who are committed to building a successful career in their chosen field.

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Deadline: December 31st, 2023

Boster Bio $1000 Scholarship

Two scholarships are offered per year. This scholarship requires the students to write at least 500 words essay. Explain your reason(s) for applying for a scholarship and why you feel you should receive one. Tell us the type of career in the healthcare or biomedical related industry you plan to pursue and your future goals. For further details and to apply, see their website.

Industrial Metal Service $1000 Scholarship

The scholarship requires students to create and submit a 300-word essay describing one of the following topics:

1. Innovative Uses of Recycled Metals in Design and Construction
2. The Role of Metals in Sustainable Development
3. The Impact of Metal 3D Printing on Manufacturing
4. Metals in Renewable Energy Technologies

More details can be found on their website.

Barton Watch Bands $1000 Scholarship

The Barton Watch Bands scholarship provides a one-time award of $1000 to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board, or any education-related expense. There’s no GPA requirement and no application forms.  This scholarship will be open to both undergrad and graduate students attending any accredited college university within the United States, as well as high school seniors who will be attending classes.

Deadline date: April 15, 2024 11:59 PM EST

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Mann Lake Beekeeping $1000 Scholarship

The Mann Lake Scholarship offers a one-time award of $1,000 to undergraduate students at any accredited college or university in the United States who will be enrolled in classes in 2024 to cover educational-related costs, including tuition, books, computers, room and board, and other educational expenses. Students must be enrolled or about to be enrolled in an apiology program, major in agriculture & environmental sciences, or related studies.

Deadline date: December 31, 2024

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AddictionResource.Net $1000 Scholarship

The scholarship is for full-time students pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree. A first and runner-up prize is available through an essay contest, highlighting a subject that is common amongst students, binge drinking on college campuses.

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Texas Tech University Continuing Undergraduate Students Scholarships

Undergraduate students enrolled at Texas Tech can apply for more than 4,000 internal scholarships through a single application.

Application Deadline: Deadline: Feb 1, 2024

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Colorado State University Education Abroad Common Scholarship

Undergraduate students enrolled at CSU can apply for more 27 internal scholarships through a single application.

Application Deadline 1: Deadline: October 1, 2023

Application Deadline 2: Deadline: March 1, 2024

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Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Scholarship

Scholarships are given annually to veterinary students at Texas A&M. They consider factors like merit, financial need, location, and clinical interests.

Application Deadline: Awaiting update. Sign up here for news and updates.

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UC Davis Continuing Undergraduate Scholarship

Every year, continuing UC Davis undergraduates need to submit a fresh application for UC Davis Scholarships. The online application for Continuing Undergraduate Scholarships is accessible annually, starting from October and concluding in early January. To qualify, you are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at UC Davis and provide a letter of recommendation.

Application Deadline: Awaiting update. Sign up here for news and updates.

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UC Davis Undergraduate Scholarships

Over $4 million in scholarships are accessible to support UC Davis students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, varying in amount, ranging from $100 to $14,000 per academic year. Eligibility criteria are engagement in extracurricular activities, specific college or major, career aspirations, merit, geographical origin, previous educational institutions, parentage, determination, and various personal traits.

Application Deadline: Awaiting update.

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Tuskegee University Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to enrolled students of Tuskegee. Each scholarship has defined criteria that must be fulfilled for students to become eligible, considerations for Loop Abroad students may include: The Lillie Family Foundation.

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Arizona State University

Offers a search engine which you can enter your search filters to find scholarships suited to you. One scholarship they offer is the Creative Biolabs Scholarship: A scholarship for those majoring in medical and science-related domains, such as Animals Science, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Biomedical And Clinical Sciences. This program aims to grant $1,000 to an exceptional college student. Must have a min of 3.0 GPA

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North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

A number of scholarships are offered to NCAT students who are either incoming Freshmen Students, Current Students, Transfer Students, Graduate Students and International Students.

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University of New Hampshire

A number of scholarships are offered to University of New Hampshire first year, continuing and transfer students.

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The Ohio State University: Global Education Funding

Applicants for this scholarships should be a current OSU student who is applying for an approved study abroad initiative with credit-bearing status.

Application Deadlines:

Autumn 2023 Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023, at 4 p.m. Applies to funding for winter break 2023, spring semester 2024, and spring break 2024 global education programs. Spring 2024 Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024, at 4 p.m.

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SUNY Scholarships

SUNY offers a variety of scholarships to recognise and reward student excellence. The Scholarships that you are eligible for depends on the campus you are based at and other demographics.

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Rutgers Undergraduate Scholarships

Rutgers students can apply for several scholarships through the Rutgers Application Portal. Scholarships and their eligibility are individual to each campus.

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Alma College Scholarships

Alma scholarships come in different forms: merit-based, need-based, or a combination of both. Merit-based scholarships recognize exceptional academic performance, including high grades and impressive test scores. Need-based scholarships are granted to students facing financial hardship.

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Auburn University

Auburn offer a ‘Scholarship Opportunity Manager’ service where students can access scholarships that match their eligibility, submit scholarship applications, accept granted awards, and perform additional actions. Students need to fill out the AUSOM application just once per academic year.

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Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University offers merit awards to recognize academic, service, and leadership achievements of individual students. Award amounts are determined individually. Notably, The STEM Career Pathways Scholarship program will grant annual scholarships of $7,200 to two sets of 11 highly accomplished students for a duration of four years.

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Clemson University

The National Scholars Program provides Clemson University’s premier academic recruitment scholarship, which encompasses tuition, fees, housing, food, and additional costs. Additional educational expenditures may comprise study abroad opportunities, specialized coursework, and personalized mentorship. Candidates are selected through a comprehensive evaluation of top applications submitted to the Clemson University Honors College, followed by a rigorous interview assessment.

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Findlay University

Findlay students are eligible to apply for several scholarships, including Citizen Bank scholarships, all of which pay the full college tuition. To apply students must send their transcripts,  fill in a FAFSA form, and complete Findlay’s Net Price Calculator.

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Kansas State (KSU)

K-State provides a unified platform for both new and continuing students to explore and apply for scholarships: the K-State Scholarship Network (KSN). Through this system, you can submit applications for scholarships offered by your academic college or department, as well as scholarships that have specific eligibility criteria and additional university scholarships.

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Prairie View A&M (PVAMU)

Accepted and ongoing students must complete the general scholarship application to be considered for institutional scholarship support. The eligibility requirements and award sums for each scholarship depends on the specific scholarship itself.

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Oregon State University

New and current OSU students can apply for scholarships offered by their respective colleges and departments through the OSU’s online scholarship search and application platform. Starting November, 2023, OSU ScholarDollars will begin accepting applications for scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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Miami University (in Ohio)

Miami University offers scholarships for current students, transfer students and international students. In order to qualify for a scholarship, students are required to finish their application, which includes transcripts and recommendations, by the priority deadline and fulfill the minimum academic requirements. There is no need for a separate scholarship application to be eligible for the awards detailed in the table below.

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MSU Michigan State University

MSU students should ensure they meet the minimum academic criteria and submit their application (inclusive of transcripts and recommendations) before the priority deadline. Separate scholarship applications are not required for consideration for the awards specified in the subsequent table.

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North Dakota State University

Students at all academic levels, including freshmen, transfer, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students can use the The NDSU Scholarship Application platform. Scholarships are awarded based on academic records and application responses. Need-based scholarships require the submission of the FAFSA by February 1, 2024, while merit-based scholarships do not require a FAFSA.

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Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University offers a range of scholarships for currently enrolled students, out of state students and transfer students. There are also private scholarships available, for which, they must also complete a Scholarship Application.

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The University of Rhode Island

Eligibility for the URI scholarships is primarily determined by high school academic performance, including GPA and course selection. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is necessary for merit scholarships. Strong letters of recommendation and active involvement in school and the community are considered in the scholarship review process. First-year applicants for the fall term who complete their applications by December 1 receive priority consideration for URI scholarship awards.

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University of Tennessee Knoxville

The University of Tennessee Knoxville scholarships are available to incoming first-year students and offer programs like the Volunteer Scholarship program. First-year students who apply for admission by December 15 of their senior year in high school will automatically be considered for these institutional scholarships.

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University of Georgia

The University of Georgia offers various financial need, merit-based, needs-based and academic Scholarships. They have an advanced scholarship matching platform designed to optimize scholarship opportunities for UGA students where students can establish an academic profile that facilitates their connection to numerous external scholarship opportunities.

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Utah State University

Current and accepted students at any USU campus, including incoming, certificate-seeking, undergraduate, and graduate students, are eligible to apply for USU Institutional Scholarships, Scholarships from Private, Community, and Corporate sources

Scholarships offered by specific Colleges, Departments, Majors, and Campuses.

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University of Wisconsin Whitewater

UW-Whitewater scholarships are available to new freshman, current and non-resident students. By submitting your admissions application, you become eligible for various scholarships, including several that are automatically considered based on your GPA.

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