Global Scholarship

The university is committed to ensuring all students have access to its transformative Global Projects Program, an internationally recognized component of The WPI Plan that immerses student teams into local communities to make a tangible, long-term impact in the world.

Every full-time, degree-seeking WPI undergraduate student—including transfer students—will be eligible for a one-time Global Scholarship of up to $5,000 to defray the cost of one credit-bearing, off-campus project experience through the Global Projects Program, be it the Humanities & Arts Requirement (HUA), Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), or Major Qualifying Project (MQP)

Students and families with additional questions about the global scholarship can contact the Office of Financial Aid by email or phone at 508-831-5469. You may also visit their website


Preview Proud to be an IIE American Passport Project Instituttion!

IIE U.S. Passport Funding Opportunity

WPI has joined with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to grant 25 eligible students funding to cover the U.S. passport application fee of $165!

Student eligibility criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Pell grant eligible

*Students with a valid adult U.S. passport are not eligible to receive funding.

To indicate your interest, please complete a short application or register for GEO's passport workshop on November 2, 2024 at 5pm in Salisbury Labs 305.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

To qualify, you must receive a Federal Pell Grant, be a U.S. citizen, and be studying abroad.  The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. To learn more visit: 


Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program. Read more here: 


Private Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships and grants available to undergraduate and graduate students that are offered through a variety of sources. A thorough scholarship search will include looking into the following funding sources and applying to as many as possible.