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Study Abroad Scholarships

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANY REGION

Gilman Scholarship (for Pell Grant recipients) More Info

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is made available through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. This scholarship provides funds of up to $5,000 for undergraduates who are Pell Grants recipients to pursue study programs outside of the United States for up to one year. An additional $3000 may be available to students studying critical languages.

IFSA-Butler First Generation Scholarship More Info

This achievement-based program offers first generation college students significant financial, academic and pre-professional assistance for enrollment in an IFSA-Butler semester or year program. The scholarship is worth up to $2,500 and covers the following expenses and reimbursements:

* $500 housing and meals scholarship for any IFSA-Butler program
* Flight transportation (approximately $,1500 value)
* Student Visa fee reimbursement (approximately $400 value)
* Passport fee reimbursement (approximately $150 value)
* Specialized predeparture information
* Special first generation parent publication
* Student blog
* Resume building/reentry workshop

Fund for Education Abroad More Info

FEA scholarships were designed by professionals in the field of Education Abroad to meet the growing need for financial resources to enable more students to go abroad.  Scholarships will be up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study.  FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a preference for underrepresented students. 

Go Overseas Scholarship More Info

This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in or in the process of applying to study abroad.  The largest scholarship is $1000. 

CRITICAL LANGUAGE BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Boren Awards for International Study sponsored by the National Security Exchange Program (NSEP) More Info

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) More Info

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.  The institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

STUDY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) More Info

BUTEX offers eight scholarships for students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a UK university which is a member of BUTEX. The value of each scholarship is £500 (approximately $1000) and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Rhodes Scholarships More Info

Rhodes Scholarships are applicable to study only at Oxford University. The scholarship is for two years with a third year possible. Application is to be made in the candidate's home state or state in which at least two years of college has been completed. The scholarship includes all tuition fees plus a maintenance allowance of £6,708 per year paid directly to the scholar. Eligible candidates will be between the ages of 18 and24 and have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a Bachelor's degree by October 1 of the year following application. Deadline for application is usually October 1 of the year before intended entry. Students who are interested should meet with Dr. Ashby-Martin in the Honors College.

STUDY IN ASIA

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan More Info

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 for semester-long programs or $4,000 for academic year programs.

Foundation for Asia Pacific Education More Info

The Foundation provides scholarships for students studying abroad in the Asia Pacific region of the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. In each academic year, the Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships and grants to help students who may otherwise be unable to study abroad and ensure that students have an affordable international experience in the Asia Pacific region.

The foundation may award funds to students who are from specific academic majors, who demonstrate diverse backgrounds or participation, and/or who are from specific universities or colleges. The Foundation may also have a general pool of scholarship funds available to qualified students. Details of applying for this Foundation's scholarships will be available to participants upon acceptance.

STUDY IN GERMANY

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service More Info

DAAD offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and universities of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars, for study and research in Germany. Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of 4 (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros (approximately $800), plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Golden Key More Info

Golden Key International Honour Society is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization with over 350 chapters throughout the United States and across the globe. Golden Key invites only the top 15% of juniors and seniors and high-achieving graduate school students to be members. This scholarship assists Golden Key members who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. The study abroad program cannot have been completed prior to the application deadline date. Award recipients will be expected to contribute an article about their study abroad experience to CONCEPTS, Golden Key's annual magazine. Ten $1,000 awards will be presented each year (three for the October deadline, seven for the April deadline).

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships More Info

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$10,000.

Phi Kappa Phi More Info

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. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Rotary Scholarship More info

There are three types of Rotary Scholarships: the Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship; the Multi -Year Ambassadorial Scholarship, which is awarded for two or three years of specific degree oriented study abroad; and the Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship which is awarded for three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. Scholars receive round-trip transportation and all tuition & fees as well as room and board. Recipients will not be assigned to study in areas of a country where they have previously lived or studied for more than six months. Application deadlines vary as they are set by individual Rotary Clubs.

Glimpse Correspondents Program More Info

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of their home country for at least 10 weeks. Correspondents receive the following benefits: $600 stipend, support from a team of professional editors, career training in writing and photography, and guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org and the Matador Network.