Outside Study Abroad Scholarships and Resources

Outside Study Abroad Scholarships and Resources

We encourage you to take the opportunity to discover external study abroad funding resources to support your study abroad.

 

Highlighted External Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Gilman, is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens with limited financial means to enable them to study abroad.

Candidates

U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university.

Amount

  • Up to $5,000 depending on the length of study and student need.
  • Critical Need Language Award of $8,000 is offered to a limited number of students.

Length of Study Abroad

Students can study and intern abroad during the spring, summer, fall or academic year term.

Deadline

Application deadlines are in Central Time. For specific dates, please refer to each term. 


Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Candidates

U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.  See the Boren website for a list of eligible countries.

Amount

  • $8,000 for a summer program
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

Length of Study Abroad

Study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing at least 6 months overseas.

Deadline

The Boren Scholarship national deadline is early February. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline.


DADD Scholarships

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany.

Scholarships opportunities and details vary according to your program of study:


Fund for Education Abroad

FEA study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution.

Candidates

U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at a college or university in the U.S with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Amount

  • Up to $10,000 for an academic year
  • $5,000 for fall & spring semesters
  • Minimum of $1,250 for summer prorated by number of weeks

Length of Study Abroad

At least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries.

Deadline

The application deadline is typically early January, visit FEA for specific deadlines


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia  

Freeman-ASIA is designed to support students with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in specified East or Southeast Asian countries. 

Candidates

U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Amount

  • Up to $3,000 for summer
  • Up to $5,000 for a semester or quarter
  • Up to $7,000 for an academic year

Length of Study Abroad

A minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.

Deadline

Visit IIE’s website for specific term deadlines.

 


Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

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.

Candidates

Any undergraduate students who attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.  A cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher is required. Study abroad program must begin within sessions’ deadlines.  

Amount

Seventy-five grants of $1,000 are awarded each year

Deadline

Visit Phi Kappa Phi’s website for application deadlines.


 

Affiliate Program Scholarships

Most affiliate programs offer their own scholarships for students participating on their programs. Please check your program provider's website, or contact a representative from your program for more details.

International Studies Abroad

ISA offers approximately $150,000 in scholarships to participating students each year through the ISA scholarship program and through several host universities.

Check the individual eligibility requirements and deadlines for your program on ISA website, as they vary per program.

 


ISEP Scholarships

ISEP offers a variety of scholarships to participating students each year through the ISEP scholarship program and through several host universities.

Check the ISEP scholarship website for individual eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Candidates

ISEP students from a member university..

Amount

Award amounts vary based on scholarships and can vary between $500- $6,000.

Deadline

Please check ISEP website for more details. 

 


KCP Scholarships

KCP offers scholarships for their students studying in Japan. Application deadlines and awards often occur considerably in advance of study terms. Check KCP website to find more about study abroad scholarships. 


SAI Scholarships

Many SAI scholarships are paired with volunteering, interning, or professional experience, granting students more opportunities to become involved in the local or study abroad community.

Candidates

SAI is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students each academic year, generously funded by the International Education Foundation, host universities, and by SAI itself. Many SAI scholarships are paired with volunteering, interning, or professional experience, granting students more opportunities to become involved in the local or study abroad community.

Amount

Check SAI’s website as the amount of awards and scholarships varies depending on the program.

Deadline

Visit SAI’s website for specific deadlines according to your study abroad term.

 


SOL Scholarships

The goal of SOL’s annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion program do so. SOL wants to make study abroad available to students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Candidates

Students must currently be enrolled in an accredited university or college and meet requirements including a 2.5 good standing GPA.

Amount

SOL offers at least 50 annual scholarships. For details, please check SOL’s website.  

Length of Study Abroad

At least 3 weeks.

Deadline

  • Mar 1 - Summer Programs
  • Jul 1 - Fall Semester & Academic Year programs
  • Oct 1 - Spring Semester & Winter Break programs

 


USAC Scholarships

USAC awards over $1 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. 

Candidates

Students enrolled in USAC programs.

Amount

Varies depending on the scholarship opportunity.

Deadline

  • April 1 for Summer and Fall Programs
  • November 1 for January and Spring Programs

Additional External Scholarships

Allianz ScholarTrips International Travel Scholarships 

ScholarTrips is a scholarship program that awards creativity and the desire to learn through travel.

Candidates

U.S. resident and a student over the age of 14 from an accredited university, or college.

Amount

  • The top 6 entries will be grand prize winners and awarded a $2,500 scholarship to study or volunteer abroad.
  • The top 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Deadline

Fill out the ScholarTrips entry form and upload your video or essay between October 10 and November 10.

 


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals 

CBYX annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Candidates

U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high school diploma. Age must be 18-24 at the start of the program.

Amount

Covers basic living costs for all 150 participants.

Length of Study Abroad

  • Two months of intensive German language training.
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school.
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field.

Deadline

All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by December 1 for the program year beginning the following July.

 

 


FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship

FlipKey values the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand.

Candidates

Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program.

Amount

One student is awarded a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad.

Deadline

Visit FlipKey’s website for specific application deadlines.

 


Golden Key International Honor Society

Providing a means for hope, Golden Key offers more than half a million dollars in scholarships and awards each year.

Candidates

Only Golden Key Members are eligible to apply for any number of scholarships each year.

Deadline

All applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm CST on deadline dates, which vary by program. 


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.

Candidates

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen of Hispanic heritage. A Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale is also required.

 Amount

$500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

Length of Study Abroad

Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle.

Deadline

Late March/early April for the next academic year.


Scholarship Search Tools

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

FastWeb Comprehensive Scholarship

StudyAbroad.com’s Scholarships


 

CrowdFunding

Many students seek the assistance of a CrowdFunding website to ask family, friends, and family co-workers for financial support of their study abroad program. To ensure a successful campaign, here are 5 Steps for Success.

To begin your CrowdFunding, please visit:

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