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Study Abroad Scholarships

AIFS, a study abroad provider, gives away scholarships to a variety of different universities and student types. Awards range from $200 to $1,000 depending on the program and eligibility requirements.

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The largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Apply here, American Association of University Women .

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Applicants must:

Apply here, American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants .

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate students studying abroad. It was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is also especially friendly to students with disabilities. 

Offered by the Institute of International Education with support from the U.S. Department of State, Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships are offered to help students on Federal Pell Grants study abroad. Each scholarship is up to $5,000 and, generally, one in four students is selected as a recipient during each application cycle.

Click here to apply!

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, has made it possible for AATJ to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. 

Apply here, Bridging Scholarship for Japan .

This Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship was established by the Tallman/Curtis family and friends to honor Brock Curtis, who passed away Jan. 12, 2021.  Brock traveled to five continents and lived in numerous locations, including Seoul, Korea; Lima, Peru; Los Angeles, Calif., and Miami, Fla. The scholarship will be awarded to a NU undergraduate student with financial need, preference given to male applicants who are interested in a faculty-led or semester-long study abroad to Africa, Asia, or Latin America.

Click here to apply for the Brock Wesley Curtis Memorial Scholarship. After you have completed the document, send it as an attachment to the email provided on the third page of the application.

Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.

Apply here, Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program .

Students are nominated by their Study Abroad advisor and the applications are reviewed by a scholarship review committee. The amounts awarded for scholarships are $1,000 for fall/spring semesters and $500 for the summer semester. See your Study Abroad advisor for more information.

Apply here, CCIS Scholarship Program

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.  The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange.

The CBYX program is sponsored in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.  The Department of State issues a grant to administer CBYX for Young Professionals to Cultural Vistas, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York.  Cultural Vistas has administered CBYX for Young Professionals for over 30 years, together with its German partner organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Apply here, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals .

If learning a foreign language is on your list, the Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) program may be perfect for you. Each year, the U.S. government lists specific languages they are encouraging students to learn while studying abroad; the scholarships are applied toward programs that allow you to focus on these (for example, the current list includes Bangla, Hindi, Russian, Korean, Swahili, and others).

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical 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. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Click here to apply!

  • DAAD University Summer Course Grant

This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of 3- to 4-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. 

Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing full-time study at Canadian or US colleges or universities. There are no restrictions as to field of study, but applicants must have attained at least sophomore standing (10 full-course credits for Canadians) at the time of application. 

As a rule, applicants must be citizens of Canada or the US. International students may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German (or have obtained an equivalent level of language proficiency elsewhere) in order to be able to participate in group projects and follow lectures in German. 

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic record and statements of projected academic and professional future. Demonstrated interest in Germany and Europe and/or the need to learn the German language for professional or academic purposes will also be taken into consideration.

Apply here, DAAD Scholarships.

EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for US and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

Applicants for EMGIP – Bundestag should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity as well as sufficient knowledge of the German legislative process. Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. PhD students are not eligible. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills. 

US and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. International students who are enrolled in a full time course of study in the US or Canada may also apply. German nationals are not eligible.

Apply here, EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) .

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

Apply here, FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS .

For study in Eastern and Southeast Asia. Award ranges from $3,000 to $7,000 depending on length of time for study.

Apply here, Freeman Awards for Study in Asia 

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

For both Americans traveling abroad and incoming foreign students. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for university teaching, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Apply here, Fulbright Scholarships.

  • Fulbright summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

Applications are available from November to February.

Apply here, Fulbright summer Institutes for US Undergraduates .

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days).  The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.

Apply here, Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships .

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Apply here, Gates Cambridge Scholarships .

To have a chance to win a Good Colleges Study Abroad Scholarship you just have to write an essay on the theme they give every year. 2020’s competition theme was “Why That City?” and applicants were asked to wonder how immersing themselves in a foreign culture would be a life-changing experience. Are you feeling inspired? This scholarship is open to current and future college students.

Click here to apply!

Funding opportunities for training in the biological and medical sciences.

Apply here, GrantsNet .

Study abroad provider IFSA-Butler offers a variety of study abroad scholarships, including merit-based and diversity scholarships. They also offer program-specific scholarships depending on which of their programs you enroll in.

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Available to full-time Niagara University students who possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Education may apply through the Study Abroad Office. A recommendation from their department is required. Awards vary by need.

A national competition for studies in England only. Administered by the liberal arts' dean's office.

Scholarship's deadline: Early October of the year preceding tenure.

Apply here, Marshall Scholarship.

Offers undergraduate scholarships to U.S. citizens up to $16,000 for summer, semester or academic study abroad. See Study Abroad coordinator.

Apply here, National Security Education Program (NSEP).

The Rotary Foundation and regional clubs offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for students to study -- and to study abroad. These include scholarships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, and the amounts and eligibility vary by club. You do not necessarily need to be a Rotary member to qualify. Scholarships totaling 7.5 million dollars are given out each year, on average. There’s a special scholarship for those who want to study peace and conflict resolution at one of their six partner universities. Applications are open in February.

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Provides pre-dissertation and dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships and advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities.

Apply here, Social Science Research Foundation .

At Student Awards, high school, college and university students can search from thousands of unique scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. It's free, private and personalized.

Apply here, StudentAwards.com .

Ashley Soulé Conroy’s family wants to reward your desire to explore and experiment with different people and places and ways of living, just as the founder’s daughter has. That’s why they set up a scholarship for undergraduates in need: to change lives.

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The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 550 college juniors from more than 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

Nominations are due by the second Wednesday in February.

Apply here, The Beinecke Scholarship Program .

The Boren Awards are scholarships and fellowships of $8,000 to $25,000 offered to undergraduate and graduate students learning critical skills or languages in countries of interest to the U.S. These include Chinese, Swahili, Portuguese, and Arabic language programs, summer STEM courses, and subjects like International Affairs and Food Sciences.

Available to applicants traveling to anywhere other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Boren Award amounts are based on the length of time the Boren Fellow spends overseas and the cost of the program. Boren Fellowships can provide graduate students with up to $30,000.

Apply here, Boren Awards .

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