National Scholarships for Study Abroad

All National Scholarships Emphasize

Different Eligibility Requirements

  1. Are you Pell Grant Eligible?  Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
  2. Are you willing to go to countries OTHER THAN Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand? Consider the Boren Awards for International Study.
  3. Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is desinged for Students underrepresented in study abroad, Racial and ethnic minorities, Community college students, First-generation college students, Students with financial need and Students attending HBCUs or MSIs.
  4. Are you interested in Environment Field Work or Environmental Research?  The School For Field Studies awards more than $400,000 each year in need-based financial aid in the form of scholarships and low interest loans to students who participate in SFS study abroad programs.
  5. Are you interested in studying abroad in Florence, Italy? Consider SRISA Scholarship in Santa Reparata International School of Art.
  6. Go Overseas offers a bi-annual scholarship to students who are planning on studying or interning abroad. Applicants must submit a photo essay and quick survey to enter. The award of $500, to go to any part of your study or intern abroad trip, is given to the most creative entrant. Consider Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarships.
  7. Are you a member of Rotary Club? The Rotary Club offers 3 different types of scholarship: Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 1 year of study abroad, Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 2 years of degree-oriented study abroad, Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for 3 or 6 months of language study and cultural immersion abroad. Go to Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships.
  8. The Glimpse Foundation and The National Geographic Society seek talented writers, photographers, and filmmakers to record their experiences studying abroad. Please visit Glimpse Correspondents Programs.
  9. At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships are offered annually. The Scholarship is tenable for nine, ten or twelve months, depending on the academic program. See the Churchill Foundation Scholarship. 
  10. The CLS Program is a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Go to Critical Language Scholarships.
  11. Scholarship awards for students interested in international business with diverse backgrounds looking to study abroad as part of their degree plan. John T. Peters Scholarship.
  12. Over $800,000 is given to deserving students for both semester and summer programs by the American Institute for Foreign Study. Please visit AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants.
  13. Part of Tortuga Backpack's mission "is to help people take amazing trips" -- which is why they dedicate part of their proceeds towards a study abroad scholarship for full-time students who have been accepted to study abroad trips. It's only open to U.S. citizens. To apply just complete an Online application and 500-word essay. Go to Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarships.
  14. IFSA_Butler believes that every student should be able to study abroad, regardless of their financial situation. They offer general scholarships as well as scholarships for certain countries or programs. See the IFSA Butler College Study Abroad Programs.
  15. The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE's International Study Programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants are asked to specify the group to which they belong and which they believe to be underrepresented in study abroad. Please visit Robert B. Bailey Scholarship.
  16. USAC awards more than $350,000 in scholarships each year to help students with their study abroad expenses. They have a variety of scholarships available for students enrolled in USAC programs, including general study abroad, Member University, and site/project specific scholarships. Go see USAC Scholarships.
  17. CEA offers 8 unique scholarship opportunities available to those enrolled in CEA study abroad programs, based on need, merit, affiliation, and distinction. Go to CEA Scholarships.
  18. The Intern Group offers merit-based scholarships for students and recent graduates every fall, spring, and summer. These grants are used towards The Intern Group's programs in specific countries and may change from year to year. As of 2016, the upcoming grants available are for programs in Madrid, Latin America, Australia, and Hong Kong. Please see The Intern Group Global Leadership Grants.
  19. Hostelling International USA offers a generous and flexible travel scholarship option for non-conventional students. In order to apply, you must be considering a trip that includes an educational or service component – they give such examples as learning Arabic in Jordan, volunteering in Vietnam, teach math in the Dominican Republic. The world is your oyster with this scholarship, and they plan to offer nearly 100 $2000 scholarships in 2017. Go to Hostelling International USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship.

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