Study Abroad Fellowships and Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship is for federal Pell grant recipients only. It encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia, and supports students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes but is not limited to: community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, students who identify as LGBT and students of nontraditional age. Up to $4,000 for study abroad programs 4 weeks + or in more than one country. Must be U.S. citizen undergraduate. Additional $3,000 available to those studying a Critical Need Language. Campus coordinator: Erin Nghe
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Students must be enrolled in an intensive language program with preferred languages including, but not limited to, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Hindi. Students participating in longer programs (i.e. an academic year or a semester + a summer) will be given preference. Students must exhibit a strong desire to work for the US government during their career in the Boren application. While there is no minimum GPA required to apply to Boren, generally only academically strong applicants will be successful. Covers the cost of your study abroad program (including tuition & fees). Must be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to students going abroad for 1 year, but semester and summer programs are eligible (minimum of 8 weeks abroad). Within 3 years of graduation the recipients must work for one year in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or Intelligence Community. Campus coordinator: Jennifer Lund
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowhip
This fellowship for college seniors or recent graduates (who have not started graduate studies) allows students to spend a year interning in Washington, D.C. with the Carnegie Foundation.
Diversity Abroad Scholarship
$750. Eligible students are economically disadvantaged, 1st generation undergraduates, or from a minority population.
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
General and dedicated scholarships up to $10,000. Must be US citizen or permanent resident. Minimum 4-week program duration. Work to support education abroad on campus. Preference given to programs that include language and/or sustainable service-learning components. Preference given to non-traditional destination.
Go Overseas Scholarships
Up to $1,000 for study, teaching or volunteering abroad
Golden Key Scholarship
$1,000. Undergraduate award based on academic merit and relevance of study abroad to field of study.
LEXIA International Scholarships
$1,500. Based on need and academic standing.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Study Abroad Grants
$1,000 for any study abroad program. Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
This very competitive and prestigious fellowship provides undergraduate and graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the Foreign Service with the United States Department of State. The fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies and is obligated to a minimum of four and a half years service in an appointment as a foreign service officer.
Program Provider Scholarships
Many study abroad providers have their own scholarships and aid. Check your program provider for scholarships.
Region Specific Scholarships
Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Bridging Scholarships are intended to assist US undergraduate students studying in Japan. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. Any field of study is eligible and Japanese language is not a prerequisite. Campus coordinator: Jennifer Lund
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for Germany
This scholarship provides funding for study, thesis research and/or internships in Germany for one semester to one year for undergraduate students from the U.S. and Canada. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Campus coordinators: Gundolf Graml and Jennifer Lund
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia is designed to support US undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam). Campus coordinator: Jennifer Lund
Two $500 Scholarships for programs in Latin America. Short- and long-term programs eligible. Award recipients required to blog while abroad.
Study in Australia
Database of scholarships for students studying abroad in Australia
Language Specific Scholarships
Annette Kade Scholarship
For students studying on an ISEP program in a French or German speaking country. Scholarships are limited and vary in amount from $1,000-$2,000. Campus coordinator: Jennifer Lund
U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Project Abroad Scholarship for Programs in China
This scholarship program provides funding to students who intend to continue advanced studies in Chinese language and pursue a career in academia or public affairs following their semester or year abroad in China or Taiwan. Applicants must have completed two years, or the equivalent, of college-level Mandarin Chinese language training by the beginning of the program. Campus coordinator: Jennifer Lund
Scholarships for Graduate Studies
Study, research, and/or teaching assistantships abroad in all fields for one academic year. Available to both U.S. citizens and incoming foreign students. Faculty Adviser: Christine Cozzens
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Graduate study at Cambridge University in all fields.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland in all fields for one year. Faculty Adviser: Christine Cozzens
Graduate study in the United Kingdom in all fields for two years.
NSEP Graduate International Fellowships
Awards range from $12,000-$30,000. Minimum of one semester abroad
Graduate study at Oxford University in all fields.
Rotary Global Grant
Graduate study abroad in one of six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy or economic and community development. Faculty Adviser: Jennifer Lund
More Resources for Funding Study Abroad
Look for local heritage groups or language associations related to the country you are visiting or to your own personal heritage. You can also approach local businesses or foundations that you and your family have patronized or been part of and ask them to make a donation to your studies.