WINGS Grant Program

Wingate University is pleased to offer an international activities grant program for the benefit of both Wingate University faculty and students.

Wingate International Grant for Students (WINGS) provides funds for semester or shorter term study abroad opportunities to qualified students. Grants are competitive and will be based upon a variety of factors, including financial need, the strength of an individual’s application and the number of applicants.
Examples of Currently Approved Programs:
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Denmark’s International Studies Program (DIS)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Global Links Internships
W’International is not open for WINGS as it is already largely subsidized by the University.
Application Deadlines
For study abroad during :
Spring Semester – October 15 of the preceding fall
Spring Break – January 31 of the current spring
Summer – March 15 of the preceding spring
Fall – March 15 of the preceding spring

Please note that if the application deadline falls on a weekend, the application is due on the preceding business day. Applications should be turned in to the Office of International Studies in Alumni Hall.

Questions about WINGS, qualified study abroad programs and study abroad in general should be directed to:
Office of International Studies
Alumni Hall, Room 108

Can I apply?
WINGS is available for undergraduate students who wish to participate in an international study program for a minimum of a week and a maximum of a semester. Students may apply for grants to support international internships, student teaching or traditional academic coursework either during the academic year or over the summer.

How are WINGS grants awarded?
Grants are awarded on a sliding, need-based scale that takes into account both a student’s financial need and the length of the program. The strength of an individual student’s application will also be a significant factor.

Am I eligible?

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  •  Students must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered
  •  For undergraduate students only
  •  Study abroad programs must be approved by the International Studies Office

How much aid can I get?
The amount of money awarded to an applicant depends on the length of the program and the student’s financial need, among other factors. Some students may receive as much as $2,500 toward the cost of study abroad.

How do I get an application?
You may
download the application and return it to the Office of International Studies along with all application materials.