Scholarships and fellowships can be beneficial and often necessary components to a successful and less stressful study abroad. You'll find below scholarships and fellowships grouped into various categories to aid you in your search for funding. We recommend that you start early in your funding research and that you thoroughly review the information below to see which categories may apply to you and your study abroad. Some of them are general and others are for specific destinations. This website links to a number of these scholarship opportunities as well as a search engine for study abroad funding administered by the Institute of International Education. Here are a list of some valuable general scholarship opportunities.
Adell & Hancock Fund Scholarship
The purpose of the Adell & Hancock Fund is to provide supplemental support to U.S. and international students to carry out their international educational plans. Two awards of $2,500 will be awarded for each academic year.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships for US undergraduate students at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this program requires both US citizenship as well as being a current recipient of a Federal Pell Grant. If you are eligible and interested in this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office Director for the Gilman Scholarship, Jack Hobson.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
Global Studies Foundation
Provides supplemental funds for American students (US citizens currently enrolled full- time and in good academic standing) who will be studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution.
NSEP (National Security Education Program)
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate/Undergraduate Fellowships enables U.S. students to pursue specialization in area and language study and to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These fellowships provide students funding up to $10,000 for a semester or $20,000 for a year to study abroad while participating in an academic program as an NSEP scholar. Limited to U.S. citizens, this program has a federal government service agreement attached to the award which would require recipients to commit to work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities within three years after graduation. Please contact the Study Abroad Office Director, Jack Hobson.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
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.
The US National Commission for UNESCO Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship funds brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
For scholarships in Germany visit the DAAD website.
Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 - $7,000 depending on the length of study.
Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award
The History Department is pleased to announce the Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award, offering financial support for summer study abroad in the following countries (listed by priority): China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, or Singapore. Thre awards of up to $7000 will be made. Each award will assist with the cost of the summer program and airfare.