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Study Abroad Scholarships

 
 


GENERAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
 
Available for students studying in a variety of locations and on a variety of programs. Please be aware of some location and program requirements unique to each scholarship.

Gilman Scholarship (must be US citizen)
  • Open to students who receive a Federal Pell Grant
  • Study abroad program must be minimum of 3 weeks
  • Studying in a country that has a US State Dept. Travel Advisory level no higher than 2
  • Available for summer, fall, spring terms
  • Deadline: Early Oct. for spring / Early Mar. for summer, fall, academic year
Fund for Education Abroad (must be US citizen or permanent resident)
  • FEA offers several dedicated scholarships, make sure to explore each one
  • Open to students with demonstrated financial need
  • Priority given to students from groups traditionally underrepresented in education abroad (first-gen., ethnically and racially diverse students, etc.)
  • Study abroad program must be minimum of 4 weeks
  • Available for summer, fall, spring terms
  • Deadline: Mid-Jan. for all terms
Diversity Abroad - Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
  • Open to students with identities traditionally under-represented in education abroad (i.e., economically disadvantaged students, first-gen., students with disabilities, ethnically and racially diverse students, etc.)
  • Available for fall, spring terms
  • Deadline: Early June for all terms
​Rotary Club Scholarships
  • Students must pursue scholarship opportunities independently
  • Please contact your local Rotary Club to discuss possible scholarship opportunities
Boren Awards (must be US citizen)
  • Open to students studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests, and underrepresented in study abroad: Africa, Asia, Central/ Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and NZ are excluded.
  • Study abroad program must be minimum of 8 weeks
  • Available for summer (STEM majors only), fall, spring terms
  • In exchange for funding, Boren scholars must participate in the NSEP Service Requirement (post graduation)
  • Deadline: Early Feb. for all terms in the upcoming academic year
Rainbow Scholarship (must be a US citizen)
  • Open to students who identify as LGBTQI and who are participating in academically challenging study abroad programs 
  • Study abroad programs must be a minimum of 4 weeks 
  • Available for summer, fall, spring, and academic year
  • Deadline: Early Jan.
Study Abroad Scholarship Search Engines
Please refer to these search engines for additional scholarship opportunities.

REGION-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Available for students studying in a variety of countries within the designated regions.
 

ASIA PACIFIC (including Australia & New Zealand)

The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education 
  • The Foundation's mission is to create global citizens by assisting students in funding their academic experiences within the Asia Pacific region.
  • Scholarships are typically awarded to students underrepresented in study abroad (i.e., economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities, ethnically and racially diverse students, students from STEM fields, students from Rocky Mountain region, etc.)
  • Available for fall and spring terms.
  • Deadline: Early Aug. for programs that begin Sept. 1 - Dec. 31Late Dec. for programs that begin Jan. 1 - Apr. 3Late Apr. for programs that begin May 1 - Aug. 31
​Freeman-ASIA (must be U.S. citizen)
  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance
  • Available for summer (8 week minimum), fall, spring terms
  • Deadline: Please check Freeman-ASIA website for more details
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program (must be U.S. citizen)
  • Supports study of languages deemed critical to U.S. national security (Hindi, Indonesian, Chinese, Russian, Swahili, Urdu, Japanese, Turkish, and Punjabi, to name a few)
  • Offers 8-10 week summer programs of intensive language study
  • Deadline: Nov. for the following summer
   
 
COUNTRY-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Available for students studying in specific countries.

The South India Term Abroad Nallennam Scholarship (India)
  • ​Must be US citizen
  • Open to students with demonstrated financial need
  • Open to students studying abroad in India, preference given to students studying in southern India
  • Preference will also be given to Oberlin students
  • Program must be minimum of 4 weeks
  • $5,000 for semester, $2,500 for summer
  • Deadline: Early Jan.
DAAD Scholarships (Germany)
  • Open to students studying abroad in Germany
  • Scholarships available for programs of various lengths
  • Deadline: Please check DAAD website for more details
The Bridging Project (Japan)
  • ​Must be US citizen
  • Open to students studying abroad in Japan
  • No language study required. Open to all majors.
  • Available for fall, spring terms
  • Deadline: Please check Bridging Project website for more details
GoOverSeas.com Ireland Scholarship (Ireland)
  • Must be US citizen
  • Available for fall, spring terms
  • Deadline: Please check GoOverSeas website for more details
  
PROGRAM-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Available for students studying on specific programs.​
 
BCA Study Abroad
  • BCA has committed to increasing the number of study abroad students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual orientation & gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Deadlines are generally early October for spring and early March for fall.
CYA Athens
  • As a non-profit organization, CYA aims to help as many students as possible find options for financial assistance.
  • Only students who have been accepted to CYA are eligible to apply - but you don't need to wait to be accepted before applying for the scholarships!
  • Eligibility for scholarships is based mainly on demonstrated financial need.
  • For early consideration (both fall and spring semesters) submit scholarship applications around April 1st of each year.
  • For standard fall and spring scholarship deadlines, please check CYA's website.
WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarships 
  • All US students studying abroad in Europe are urged to apply
  • Provides students with $500 to use for travel expenses
  • Students must provide proof of study abroad program acceptance 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: Late January 
IES Diversity Scholarship
  • Must be applying to or accepted into a study abroad program with IES
  • Open to students with identities traditionally under-represented in study abroad (i.e., economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities, ethnically and racially diverse students, etc.)
  • Available for summer, fall, spring terms.
  • Deadline: Please check IES website for more details.​
CIEE Need-Based Grants
  • These need-based grants provide support for students facing financial barriers to studying abroad.
  • Available for summer, fall, spring terms.
  • Deadline: Please check CIEE website for more details.​
Latin America Global ScholarsEach CIEE partner school will receive three $8,000 grants for students who meet the following guidelines:
Enroll in our open campus program for three blocks, with at least two of the three blocks in Latin America – locations include Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago, Chile
Students may stay in a single Latin American location for all three blocks
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2018
Student must open their application by October 1 to be eligibleThis is an amazing opportunity for students with significant financial need. The Latin America Global Scholar Grant brings the total cost for 18 weeks in Latin America to just $7,850!
Nelson Mandela Global ScholarsEach CIEE partner school will receive two $8,000 grants for students who meet the following guidelines:
Enroll in our open campus program for three blocks, with at least one of the blocks in Cape Town
For the additional block locations, the student may choose from any of our other nine open campus locations
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2018
Student must open their application by October 1 to be eligibleThese new Global Scholars Grants are in addition to our existing open campus grants. As a reminder, also available to open campus applicants:
 
CIEE Open Campus GrantsEach CIEE partner school will receive five grants for spring 2019 students who meet the following guidelines:
o   Students must start an application for a 3-block semester to be eligible
o   Students who attend one Global Institute location receive a $4,000 grant
o   Students who attend two or three Global Institute locations receive a $6,000 grant
o   Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2018