Study Abroad Scholarships/Funding
STUDY ABROAD FINANCIAL AID
The Gilman Scholarship supports U.S. undergraduates of high financial need at two-year or four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. to study or intern abroad for academic credit. Awards are granted for fall, spring, summer, and academic year terms.
Amount: $5,000 ($8,000 for students studying a critical need language)
Eligibility: Undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university
Deadline: March for Summer & Fall/Academic Year programs
October for Spring & Summer programs
FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
Amount: up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students)
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
- Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution
- Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries
Deadline: January 11Website: www.fundforeducationabroad.org
- Fill out the application
- Submit a creative photo and essay
- Follow @GoOverseas on Instagram
- Post your photo and tag @GoOverseas to increase your chances of winning
Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts. One winner will receive a Go Overseas swag bag and $500 to participate in whichever study or intern abroad program they choose. (Need help picking one? Browse our list of study abroad programs).
The Los Angeles Council of Hostelling International presents the Explore the World Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to help finance an international trip as long as recipient has an educational or service component to their itinerary. It is the goal of the Los Angeles Council to encourage and promote the pursuit of world exploration and experiential learning (i.e. learning from direct life experiences) through this grant.
Deadline: March 15
(on hiatus for 2016)
Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility: College students participating in a program abroad
One step they're taking to further this commitment is offering a $2,000 scholarship every semester to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to further their own development.
The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates this commitment by chasing their passion to learn a new trade that they can turn into a meaningful career.
Deadline: October 1st, 2016
At FlipKey, they value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, they are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.
How to enter
Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. One essay per entrant only. Please include your name, college or university at which you are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program.
Deadline: August 15
Eligibility: Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible.
Allianz Global Assistance will award 30 Finalists with a $50 Amazon Gift Card and 6 Grand Prize Winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program.
Deadline: Nov. 10
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or resident; undergraduate students
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Deadline: Dec 21
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or resident; undergraduate students
The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.
Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
Deadline: September 30 for winter/spring travel and February 28, 2017 for summer travel.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or resident; undergraduate students
The Scholarship may be used for tuition, travel, books or room and board.
Deadline: May 17, 2017
Eligibility: full-time student, must have proof of a study abroad program application/acceptance
The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. At Tortuga Backpacks, their mission is to help people take amazing trips, including students studying abroad. They created the scholarship to turn travel gear purchases into funding for students to travel and study abroad.
Deadline: December 20
Eligibility: full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing
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
Deadline: February 15, 2017 (for Study Abroad Programs beginning between May 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017)
Session B - September 15, 2017 (for Study Abroad Programs beginning between December 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017)
Eligibility: full-time undergraduate student with 3.75GPA or higherWebsite: www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/study-abroad
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.
- High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
- US citizen or Permanent Resident
- 25 years old or younger
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
KEI provides an Affiliate Grant worth $1,000 per semester to CPP students enrolling in a KEI program. The grant is applied as a discount when the student is billed for their program fee by KEI. To search for programs through KEI, visit their website.
AIFS provides the following AFffiliate Grants to CPP students enrolleing in an AIFS program:
- $200 for summer programs
- $400 for semester programs
- $800 for academic year
The grant is applied as a discount when the studeent is billed for their program fee by AIFS.
AIFS offers a variety of additional grants, scholarships and funding
Brochure: PDFWebsite: www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships
CEA provides the following AFffiliate Grants to CPP students enrolleing in a CEA program:
- Summer/short term program: $100
- Semester/Trimester program: $250
- Academic year program: $500
The grant is applied as a discount when the studeent is billed for their program fee by CEA.
CEA offers a variety of additional grants, scholarships and funding
Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Up to $20,000 is awarded to undergraduates and $30,000 to graduate students. Recipients commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Amount: $8,000 - $20,000
Eligibility: College students participating in a program abroad with a foreign language component.
Deadline: January for graduate students
February for undergraduates
Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students. Project GO programs focus on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and South America.
Amount: Full Scholarship
Eligibility: Students enrolled in ROTC participating in a Study Abroad program for language study
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).
Amount: $2,500 - $4,000
Eligibility: Undergraduate students studying abroad in Japan for a semester or a year
Deadline: April (for Fall) & October (for Spring)
Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
Deadline: March for Summer
April for Fall Semester/Academic Year
For three lucky students, their European experience will be one to remember. To help them get the most out of their program by making it easier for them to travel and see as much of the continent as possible, GoEuro will be granting three individual scholarships up to €2,000.
Deadline: Jan 31st, 2017
Amount: The three individual scholarships that will be awarded are 1st place: €2000 | 2nd place: €1500 | 3rd place: €500
Eligibility: full-time student, must have proof of a study abroad program application/acceptanceWebsite: www.goeuro.com/travel/study-abroad
Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. BUTEX will also make a special award in honour of our late Treasurer, the Tony Emmerson Award. This scholarship will be awarded in the event of an American Studies student being successful in the competition. This award will also be for £500.
Eligibility: Please remember to check that your study abroad placement is eligible for this award link to eligibility information.
The Global Engineering Education Exchange is a consortium-based study abroad opportunity for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineers to be exchanged between top U.S.and international engineering university programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students in the program take engineering coursework in an international setting while earning credit and paying tuition at their home university. More than 30 U.S. engineering schools and 70 programs in over 20 other countries worldwide are members of this academic exchange consortium (Global E3) administered by IIE.
Deadline: March for Fall Semester/Academic Year
October for Spring Semester
Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, the ACFE Foundation supports the education of students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination. The scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become Certified Fraud Examiners.
The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship award amounts are $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000. Scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership . Awards will be paid directly to the award recipient’s university.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.
Deadline: October 1
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career
Eligibility: Graduating college seniors doing public service for one year anywhere in the world.
The ASF's award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation's most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. During the past 100 years, over 4,000 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans and Scandinavians engaged in study or research projects. In 2010, 80 students, professionals and artists were provided over $850,000 in total funding.
Eligibility: Recent graduates researching or studying abroad in Scandinavia for 1 year
Deadline: November 1
- Must be a graduate student
- Must study full-time
- Must be a US Citizen
- Must be between the ages of 23 and 34
- Restricted to students studying Law/Legal Services, TV/Radio Broadcasting, European Studies, Economics, Political Science, Business/Consumer Services, Public Policy and Administration, International Studies, or Journalism
IOU Respect is not just a trip. It’s not a tour or a class. IOU Respect is a journey. It’s a diverse group of individuals from six partner countries, the US, Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon and Tunisia, coming together to discover their unique cultural differences and appreciate their undeniable similarities. From sharing meals and exploring the hidden treasures of Egypt to engaging in tough conversations about identity and discrimination, IOU Respect breaks down barriers and helps participants build lasting relationships on a foundation of appreciation, respect and understanding.
July 24th - August 6th
IOU Respect is hosted by one of the participating Hostelling International associations, on an annual rotating basis
Deadline: May 15