Financing your Study Abroad Experience with Scholarships!
Finding ways to fund your program abroad can seem like a challenge. One worth taking! Although it will take some work, you should follow our guide below to look at some of the resources available to you. Take action now and you’ll be eligible for more scholarships than you’d imagine.
Check out these lists of resources and scholarships open to all students.
- CUNY study abroad financial resource pages - www1.cuny.edu/sites/studyabroad/financial-matters/national-and-local-scholarships/
- Fund for Education Abroad - https://fundforeducationabroad.org/scholarships/. 39 students won FEA scholarships to study abroad in Spring 2022. This cohort is: 95% students of color, 90% first-generation college students, 34% current or former community college students, and 38% identify as LGBTQ+. The Spring 2023 Scholarship Application is Now Open! Up to $5,000 for a semester program. Apply by September 15, 2022 at 12pm (noon) EST. www.fundforeducationabroad.org/apply
- NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants -www.nafsa.org/About_Us/About_International_Education/For_Students/U_S__Study_Abroad_Scholarships_and_Grants_List/
- Studyabroad.com - www.studyabroad.com/study-abroad-scholarships
- Go Overseas Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships www.gooverseas.com/blog/65-study-abroad-grants-and-scholarships
- IIE Scholarship Search Engine - https://www.iie.org/Programs
- IIE - https://www.iie.org/Programs/Generation-Study-Abroad/Funding
- Study Abroad Scholarships at Fastweb - www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/study-abroad-scholarships
- College Board - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
- The Scholarship Coach | US News - www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/06/23/find-scholarships-to-study-abroad
- Study Abroad Scholarships - https://accessscholarships.com/blog/study-abroad-scholarships
- DAAD - https://www.daad.de/en/study-and-research-in-germany/ Find scholarships to help you study and research in Germany
- LGBTQ+: Rainbow Scholarship - www.rainbowsig.org/sample-page/rainbow-scholarship/
- (See more LGBTQ+ scholarships and resources under Diversity and Inclusion here )
- Gilman Scholarships - www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
- Critical Language Scholarship Program - https://clscholarship.org/apply
- Boren Scholarship/Fellowship - https://www.borenawards.org/
Up to $8,000 for summer (STEM students only; minimum 8 weeks abroad)
Up to $10,000 for semester
Up to $20,000 for 6 – 12 months
Eligibility: Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates; Study abroad program cannot be in Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
Application Deadline: early February for all semesters
- Diversity Abroad | https://www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships
Scholarship database for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
- Resources to support Underrepresented Students - Project for Learning Abroad Training, and Outreach – including Scholarship resources
- Hostelling International - https://www.hiusa.org/programs/travel-scholarships
- CCIS Scholarship Database maintained by the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)
- APIEA TO YOU (APTU) Scholarship - Need-based scholarships granted o students on study abroad programs based on academic performance and community involvement, financial need, and inclusion in traditionally underrepresented communities in study abroad. Eligibility will be prioritized for students who participate in a program to Asia-Pacific. See more details and apply here: https://tapiea.org/scholarships/
- Freeman-ASIA - https://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA
- Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan - http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships
- The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program - http://www.usjapancouncil.org/watanabe_scholarship
- Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships - https://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships
- Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships - https://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-10.html
- $1,000 Scholarship from Tortuga Backpacks - https://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship
- Scholarship from GoOverseas.com to study in IRELAND - $22k+ - https://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland
- Study.com Scholarships:
- Inclusive Ireland Scholarships 2021 - 3,000 Euros - https://www.educationinireland.com/en/How-Do-I-Apply-/Tuition-Costs-Scholarships/Scholarships/Inclusive-Ireland-Scholarship-2021.html Eligibility: Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), Fall 2021, Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above - can be used for CSI programs at Maynooth University, Queen's University of Belfast, and Technological University of Dublin
Dates will vary by scholarship - pay close attention so that you don't miss any deadlines. Remember, the earlier you start the better chance you have of finding scholarships that meet your needs.