Veritas Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships and grants offered to students participating in one or more Veritas programs. Please see each scholarship description for eligibility requirements, application materials, and required documents. Students selected for awards will be notified approximately six weeks after the scholarship application deadline, and a list of awardees will be posted on the ISA/Veritas website. It is the student's responsibility to discuss the Veritas scholarship with his/her home university and determine whether the financial aid award will be affected if the student is awarded a scholarship by Veritas. Incomplete and/or ineligible applications will not be considered. Students may apply for scholarships after they are accepted to their program. 

Disclaimer: Students will be awarded a maximum of one ISA/Veritas grant.  For more scholarship opportunities outside of Veritas, see the other scholarships section of the website.

YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A VERITAS PROGRAM TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

*Students may apply for one or more ISA/Veritas scholarships with the same application. Please see the application, eligibility requirements, and FAQs below for more information or contact financialaid@studiesabroad.com.
 
 

The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship & Correspondent Internship Opportunity

Carlos E. Castañeda immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his family when he was in the sixth grade. Through immersion, he quickly gained fluency in English and excelled in school. Orphaned at the age of 14, Carlos became the head of the household. While caring for 4 sisters, he continued to educate himself and eventually enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin in 1917 where he earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

ISA/Veritas offers $58,000 annually in scholarships to be used toward ISA/Veritas programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. These merit and financial need-based scholarships assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad.

Winners of this scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which offers the recipient the chance to take photos, and add content to the ISA Student Blog and the Veritas Student Blog as a Castañeda Correspondent. Additionally, students may become part of the offices abroad, based on the need of their particular ISA/Veritas office. Full details of the internship opportunity will be provided to scholarship recipients.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Castañeda Correspondent Opportunity seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad.

Visit the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

 

The Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum, a junior at Seattle University studying international business and Spanish, who was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Michaela was a very involved student who worked with her youth organization, as a camp counselor, as a resident assistant (RA), and as a work-study student in the International Office.

Michaela's experience was cut short when she tragically lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. We hope that qualifying students will be helped by this scholarship, and will do so in memory of this student who only began to realize her dream of study abroad.

The awards from this scholarship began in 2008 and $8,000 is offered annually, to be used towards ISA/Veritas Summer programs. The Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarships are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students with the expenses of studying abroad during the summer terms.

Visit the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

 

Veritas/ISA Diversity Scholarship

ISA/Veritas began offering this scholarship in the fall of 2008, with $14,000 in awards annually to be used towards ISA/Veritas programs. The ISA/Veritas Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA/Veritas programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad.

Visit the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

 

Gap Year Veritas/ISA Diversity Scholarship

ISA/Veritas is happy to provide $6,000 in scholarships each year to high school graduates studying abroad on an ISA/Veritas Gap Program.

The ISA/Veritas Gap Scholarships aim to encourage students high school graduates the opportunity to study abroad before entering their freshman year of college, by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad.

Visit the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

 

Alumni Grants

 

Repeat Student Grants

  • If the student previously participated in: ISA study abroad, Internship, Service-Learning, or ISA High School program of any length*
    Now enrolled in: ISA/Veritas summer study abroad program or an Internship or Service-Learning program from of at least 8 weeks in length
    Grant Amount: $250
  • If the student previously participated in: ISA/Veritas study abroad, Internship, Service-Learning, or ISA High School program of any length*
    Now enrolled in: ISA/Veritas trimester, semester, year-long study abroad program
    Grant Amount: $500

    *Not Intensive Month

Sibling Grant

  • Students will qualify for this grant if the student's sibling previously participated in an ISA/Veritas study abroad program, ISA High School program, or an Internship or Service-Learning program and they are now enrolled in an ISA/Veritas study abroad program of any length or ISA Internship or Service-Learning program of at least 8 weeks in length (*If two siblings are simultaneously participating in ISA program, one participant would receive the grant.)
    Grant Amount: $250

Global Ambassador Grant

  • Active Global Ambassadors who are planning to participate with ISA again will receive this grant.
    Grant Amount: $100 in addition to the corresponding Repeat Student Grant amount (as described above).