Outside Scholarships for Studying Abroad
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
- For students on Pell Grants studying in a country for at least 4 weeks.
- Boren Awards for International Study
- For students applying to study languages critical to U.S. National Security. Please see their website for more details on language and/or country eligibility requirements. Provides undergraduate recipients with funding up to $20,000 in return for working for the federal government for at least one year following completion of education.
- Fulbright Programs
- For graduate students pursuing research abroad.
- Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
- Offers $1,000 grants each year for students studying abroad. Students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply.
- The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
- Please check with your local Rotary Chapter for information regarding scholarship opportunities.
- Diversity Abroad
- Foundation for Global Scholars
- The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) was established in 2006. FGS provide resources, experiences and financial support for college students and recent alumni to develop into global leaders and inspire a community of changemakers. They do this by providing successful applicants to the programs with funds to support a study abroad program, a 12- week academically accredited course that provides cultural competence and international project skills, and funds for student-led project that tackles a global challenge, e.g. health care, education, social change, and environmental and social justice, to name a few examples. The standard FGS Scholarship awards are valued $2000.
- Fund for Education Abroad
- Offers $10,000 scholarships for Academic Year students, and $5,000 to semester students. Student must be studying through an approved Study Away program and preference is given to underrepresented groups (first generation, minority, STEM majors), student demonstrating financial need, participation in programs known for their academic rigor & immersion elements, and/or students studying in another language or in a non-traditional destination.
- GI Bill Clarification
- The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued an important clarification of their policies that will help veterans and campus administrators to better understand how the GI Bill benefits can be used to help cover the cost of certain study abroad activities. This VA document addresses several of the ways that students can enroll in study abroad programs. It also explains what is eligible to be covered. This guidance is on the VA Post-9/11 GI Bill website, as a "Post-9/11 Study Abroad Fact Sheet".
- Go Overseas- New Zealand
Education New Zealand has partnered with Go Overseas for the next three years to offer a full-tuition scholarship (up to $15,000) for a well-deserving US student to study among the kiwis for a semester. We've got the flight, travel insurance and a one-of-a-kind ‘kiwi experience'.
- The Start the Adventure Scholarship was born out of a desire by STA Travel to recognize both student and institution. Thus, $2500 is awarded to a deserving student and a matching donation of $2500 is made to the student's home university or college to award to an additional student of their choice for study abroad, thereby making each scholarship twice as powerful.
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.
ISEP Scholarships--For students participating on a program through ISEP
- Travel Scholarships: Two roundtrip travel scholarships for $500 will be awarded each academic year. To learn more about these scholarships, please call STA Travel at 1-866-557-8529 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Let them know you are an ISEP student and you will be entered to win. The deadlines for these scholarships are August 1 and December 15.
- Annette Kade Scholarships for Students Studying French or German: There will be 2, $2,000 scholarships and 5, $1,000 scholarships available for spring 2011. You can gather more information about these scholarships from the ISEP Web site. The deadline for these scholarships is typically October 1st.
Scholarship Search Tools
- IIEPassport’s Study Abroad Funding
- DiversityAbroad.com’s scholarship search
- FastWeb.com's comprehensive scholarship search
- StudyAbroad.com’s information on Scholarships and Financial Aid
- The Center for Global Education’s All Abroad
Students are encouraged to seek alternative ways to funding their time abroad. 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. Websites such as GoFundMe.com and YouCaring.com are great ways to begin your crowdfunding. To ensure a successful campaign, here are 5 Steps for Success.