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Scholarships for Study Abroad

This is information for various types of scholarships ranging from state to international. They offer varying amounts and have varying deadlines.

State Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

Maryland International Education Association--Study Abroad Scholarship (MIEA)
The Maryland 2000 Commission established a scholarship fund for MIEA to award to Maryland college students participation in study abroad programs. Students attending and Maryland higher education institution may apply for a study abroad scholarship. A selection committee consisting of two representatives from community colleges, two representatives from private colleges or universities and two representatives of 4-year public institutions will select the recipients annually. The average amount awarded is $500- $1,000. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 2, of every year. To apply you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen and Maryland Resident
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a Maryland institution of higher education
  • Have applied for a credit bearing study abroad program
  • Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher at the college or university level and have completed at least 12 credits of study
  • Submit the MIEA Study Abroad Advisor Signature Page

National Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Application deadlines: Fall Semester/Academic Year –April 15; Spring Semester—September 22. The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website.

Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education.

For more information, see campus representative Amy McNichols, Director of Global Initiatives.

Boren Scholarships
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren Scholarships are available to U.S. undergraduate students studying in world regions critical to U.S. interests or studying less commonly taught languages including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Maximum scholarship awards are: $8,000 for a summer program; $10,000 for a semester; $20,000 for a full academic year. Application deadline: Deadline February 5, 2014. Each campus sets an earlier campus deadline.

NSEP African Languages Initiative - Boren awardees will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based  summer intensive courses in targeted languages with additional aid.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D students. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. The CLS Program does not have any government service requirement upon completion, however, it is expected that participants will continue to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future academic and professional careers. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks:

Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;

Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;

Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level. Must apply in the fall of the academic year for the following summer program.

Fulbright
If you are a U.S. citizen, who will have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant, but will not have a doctorate degree, is thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad, you could be one of more than 1,500 students who receive a Fulbright U.S. Student grant each year to go overseas. Applications for the 2014-2015 sessions will be due by August 1, 2013.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA scholarships recognize dedicated American students who seek to participate in high quality, rigorous education abroad programs, and represent groups that are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Study abroad scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 and are not limited to specific programs, destinations or fields of study. Applications open in November of 2013 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Rainbow SIG - Members of the Rainbow SIG have created a special annual scholarship for American LGBT study  abroad students. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will  award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year. The application deadline for the  first award is November 2013 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Foundation for Global Scholars
Provides scholarships for students applying to a study abroad program next semester or next year. The scholarship may be applied to any study abroad program- not just GlobaLinks.

Golden Key
Scholarship amount $1000.

  1. A description of the planned program. Submit no more than 5 pages. The submitted description by the applicant can be information directly from the program.
  2. A one-page personal statement discussing the relevance of this program to your degree or future career.
  3. A current and comprehensive official transcript. *Confirmation of enrollment in a study abroad program will be required from selected winners before scholarship funds are released.

Apply here for the Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship – July 1 2013 Deadline. If prompted, the Program Key is GKStudyMarch.

Goldwater
The Goldwater Foundation awards scholarships of up to $7,500/ individual, to nominated outstanding US citizen undergraduate students at accredited higher education institutions. Nominated and selected Goldwater Scholars may opt to study abroad with this scholarship award; however, they must consult with the Foundation to sort out any cost issues that may not be supported by the Foundation.  Students must be a full-time Sophomore or Junior, have a “B” average GPA/be in the upper fourth percent of his/her class and be a US citizen, a permanent resident or a United States National, to be considered for nomination for a Goldwater Scholar. APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 28.

School for International Training (SIT) Pell Match Scholarship Program
SIT offers various scholarships totaling $750,000/year for its programs- individual awards range from $500-$5,000. Awards are based on merit and financial need. More than 80% of students who complete the scholarship application process receive an SIT scholarship or grant. Highlight: SIT offers a new scholarship for undergraduate Pell Grant recipients. SIT now matches Federal Pell Grant funding for all SIT study abroad programs. APPLICATION DEADLINES: Mirror SIT program application deadline for selected program.

Country/Region Specific Scholarship Opportunities

Association of American Study Abroad Programs UK
In 2012 AASAP/UK launched the lord Acton Memorial Scholarship. The £1,000 annual scholarship provides a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at a US college or university, and who will be studying abroad in the UK for at least one term/semester in the 2013/2014 academic year.

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association
Sixteen scholarships are awarded to North American students who study abroad at a United Kingdom University that is a member of  BUTEX. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad’s UK partners are members of BUTEX, and GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students who will attend a university in the UK are eligible to apply.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

DAAD Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 50,000 individuals per year. DAAD also represents the German higher education system abroad, promotes Germany as an academic and research destination, and helps build ties between institutions around the world.

Freeman Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for US undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or South East Asia.

Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study (East European Studies)
The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for grants of up to $2,500 each for intensive summer study of the following East European languages: Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Slovene. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and must have completed a four-year college or university degree.

National Welsh American Foundation
The NWAF offers a scholarship provided through the Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship fund. Scholarship awards are up to $1,000 to cover travel to Wales and expenses incurred in undertaking studies related to Welsh American history and culture. Find information on the NWAF website, under "Funding Projects."

Country/Region Specific Scholarship Opportunities (With Eligibility)

ACLS: American Council of Learned Societies
Deadline: January for the following summer
Invites applications for grants up to $2,500 each for intensive summer study of several East European languages, for example; Czech, Hungarian, Polish, etc. Awards are intended primarily for early career scholars in East European studies will use these languages in academic research or teaching, or in work for U.S government agencies or non-environmental organizations. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. and must have completed a four-year college or university degree.

American – Scandinavian Fellowship
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study for a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the project. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.

BUTEX Scholarship
BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers scholarships for students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a UK university that has been a member of BUTEX for at least one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the recipients once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester and academic year scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from underrepresented sectors in East Asia, Eurasia and Central Asia, the Near East and South Asia and the Western Hemisphere for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, internships and cultural enrichment.

Irish Homecoming Study Program (IHSP)
The IHSP supports students with Irish heritage by providing scholarship opportunities to study abroad students attending select institutions in Ireland. Scholarship amounts vary by institution but can be as much as a few thousand Euros per semester. Once accepted to the institution, students must demonstrate heritage by showing a copy of an Irish birth certificate or passport from a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. EuroLearn programs currently supported by the IHSP Dublin Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology- Carlow.

The Snowdon Awards Scheme
Every year, grants are provided to student who have a physical or sensory disability and will be studying at a university in the UK. Grants range from £250- £2,500 and help cover additional costs, like computers, mobility equipment or human help that push up the already high costs of being a student.

St. Andrew Society of Washington D.C.
The St. Andrew Society of Washington D.C. awards the Donald Malcolm MacArthur Scholarship of $2,500 to an American student studying in Scotland. Students do not need to be a member of this society to apply, but must be a resident in the Mid-Atlantic region and be of Scottish descent. (also multiple chapters of the St. Andrew Society for those who do not reside in the Mid-Atlantic region)

Study Abroad Turkey Scholarship or Minority Students
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for an academic year, semester, or summer. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native-American students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a university in Turkey or Cyprus through an American education institution or study abroad provider.

Diversity Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Application deadlines: Fall Semester/Academic Year –April 15; Spring Semester—September 22. The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website.

Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education.

For more information, see campus representative Amy McNichols, Director of Global Initiatives.

CEA Diversity Scholarship
The diversity scholarship originated from a desire to further promote diversity in CEA programs, and increase access to students who are historically underrepresented in study abroad. Applicants may qualify to receive $1,000 to $3,000 awards. CEA will also award Scholarships with Distinction to recognize exemplary applicants.

Alliance Scholarships
Alliance for Global Education provides scholarships to students who attend Alliance programs in India and China.. The maximum amount that students can receive is $4,500 per student for the fall and spring terms and $2,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The award decisions are based on financial need. To be eligible for an Alliance scholarship, you must have applied for financial aid through your home school. Scholarship applications and supporting materials must be submitted before:

  • April 1 for all summer programs
  • May 15 for all fall programs
  • October 15 for spring India programs / November 1 for spring China program

Alliance has a special scholarship to be applied to the spring 2012 semester of the Globalization Then and Now: Xi'an and the Silk Road program or the Public Health and Indian Studies program at Manipal University. The $7,000 merit and need-based scholarship is open to all spring 2012 applicants to Xi'an or Manipal who demonstrate outstanding potential and a vested interest in the specific coursework and experiential components of the program. One award will be granted per program.

Scholarship applications for Xi'an must be submitted by November 1, 2011. Scholarship applications for Manipal must be submitted by October 15, 2011.

DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Scholarships
DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. Scholarships are only available for students studying or interning abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity Abroad has also partnered with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education to offer scholarships for undergraduate students to study in the Asia/Pacific region. Undergraduate students from any community colleges or four-year college, who will study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during the summer, fall, or spring and meet eligibility, are invited to apply. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, physical disability, or first generation college students.

Diversity Abroad & Semester at Sea Scholarships
Made available through the Diversity Abroad and Semester at Sea partnership, the Semester at Sea/DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships are awarded for summer, fall, and spring voyages. Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the fall voyage. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded for the summer voyage. Scholarships award amounts are equal to 50% off the cost of the least expensive cabin category available at the time of confirmation.

Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
Diversity Network, in partnership with STA Travel, offers summer travel scholarships for students from Diversity Network member institutions. For eighteen deserving students, the $750 Diversity Network Summer Scholarships will help offset the cost of travel to their host country. Must be willing to share experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community via blogs (at least once a week), article submission (one or two article required depending on length of study abroad program) and participate in the DiversityAbroad.com Discussion Boards.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
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: All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

National Italian American Foundation
Open to members of the NIAF or those whose parents are members of the NIAF. Student must be a U.S. citizen. For more information on eligibility, please visit their website. Deadline: early March.

Rainbow SIG
Members of the Rainbow SIG have created a special annual scholarship for American LGBT study abroad students. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year. The application deadline for the first award is November for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Snowdon Awards Scheme
Every year, grants are provided to student who have a physical or sensory disability and will be studying at a university in the UK. Grants range from £250- £2,500 and help cover additional costs, like computers, mobility equipment or human help that push up the already high costs of being a student.

Study Abroad Turkey Scholarship or Minority Students
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for an academic year, semester, or summer. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native-American students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a university in Turkey or Cyprus through an American education institution or study abroad provider.

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities (Prerequisite required)

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation offers study abroad scholarships to undergraduate female students who are Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards are available for summer, semester, and year-long study.

The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Working Scholarship
Students must have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent, (Courses must appear on official transcript.), be on financial aid, have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA, and be prepared to work up to 10 hours per week on-site in the host country. Amounts: 10 x $2,000 for Fall Study, 10 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study, 2 x $2,500 for Academic Year Study.

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts
Residents of Massachusetts may apply for these study abroad scholarships to study for a semester, summer, or academic year abroad. Awards are up to $800.

Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad
Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. As with our faculty grants, GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return – ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. We are particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages.

Applicants must be US citizens and currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution. Among the most significant selection criteria are academic performance (as indicated in courses, grades, recommendations, and other achievements), program merit, and outreach potential. Grant recipients will be expected to acknowledge GSF's support, to report on their experiences, and to work with GSF to share those experiences as widely as possible.

  • To apply for this grant, please complete our online information form and submit the required materials electronically (either as PDF files or Word documents) to grants@globalstudiesfoundation.org by July 1, 2011.

Global Studies Foundation Student Grant
Provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. Applicants must be US citizens and currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must also demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

John T. Petters Foundation
In memory of John T. Petters, scholarship funds are available to undergraduate students who are members of a John T. Petters Foundation Partner University and/or Non-profit organizations or undergraduates who apply separately as an “Open-Scholar”. These students must be pursuing a study abroad program that has a focus on international business.

The Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship
The student must have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.), be on financial aid, and have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. The awards from this scholarship began in 2008 and $5,000 is offered annually, to be used towards ISA Summer programs. The Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarships are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students with the expenses of studying abroad during the summer terms.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi grants for study abroad are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Open to any undergraduate student (you do not have to be a member) who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 and who attends an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Fifty grants are available at $1,000 each. Deadline is generally April 1; please check website for current application deadlines.

STA Travel Scholar Award
The STA Travel Scholar Award provides awards in increments of $2,500 to U.S. or Canadian citizens at the undergrad or graduate level who are enrolled in a North American college or university. Eligible applicants must have a major in one of the following fields: photography; film and art; travel and tourism; international business; international studies; foreign language. Check website for application deadline.

General Study Abroad Scholarships

BG Scholarship
BG Scholarship application requires a short essay only. Applicants can be U.S. or international students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. One award per month is given in the amount of $300.

BrokerFish Scholarship
BrokerFish Scholarship offers a student of any nationality who has been accepted into a study abroad program the chance to win $1,000 by writing a 500-1000 word essay titled "What I Hope to Get from my Time Abroad".

Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
The Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship is open to all current or aspiring study abroad students. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. The award is $1,000 and the current deadline is May, 28 2013.

Go! Overseas also offers a Teach Abroad Scholarship and a Volunteer Abroad Scholarship.

GO! Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships awarded twice per year.

The Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad
Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. The Global Studies Foundation seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return – ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. We are particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages.

Applicants must be US citizens and currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution. Among the most significant selection criteria are academic performance (as indicated in courses, grades, recommendations, and other achievements), program merit, and outreach potential. Grant recipients will be expected to acknowledge GSF's support, to report on their experiences, and to work with GSF to share those experiences as widely as possible.

Mark Twain Awards for Travel
The Mark Twain Awards for Travel is offered by LetterBanc and Mortarboard. The MTAT supports deserving students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they would otherwise not encounter. Once awarded, the funds are unrestricted and can be used towards any local or international travel of any duration. Awards range between $500-$2500. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Pacific Prime Global Diversity Scholarships
Pacific Prime awards a total of three scholarships of $1,000 each to students about to or currently studying internationally. Applicants must write a 700-1,500 word essay touching on some (or all) of the following topics: health, travel, diversity, education.

University Language Services
Submit a photo along with a description of no more than 200 words describing what makes you glad you decided to study abroad. You could win their top prize of $500.

Scholarships Specifically for Affiliated Programs

AIFS Scholarships
AIFS has more than doubled the amount of scholarship money awarded annually to program participants. Each year, more than $600,000 in scholarships will be given to summer and semester students who submit application materials demonstrating high academic achievement. Scholarships are available for both summer and semester programs. AIFS International Scholarships

Each semester AIFS offers 40 scholarships of $1,000 to students who demonstrate high academic achievement and write an essay addressing “How study abroad will impact my academic and personal growth.” To be considered, you must submit the AIFS scholarship application, the program application, the required application fee of $95, official transcripts of all college records to date and an academic reference. Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by April 15 for Academic Year/Fall Quarter/Fall Semester or October 1 for Spring Quarter/Spring Semester.

Asian Studies Scholarship
The Asian Studies Scholarship-worth $10,000-is available to SIT Study Abroad students from public institutions interested in studying abroad in China, Mongolia, or Vietnam (spring 2012 only). Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to six students who demonstrate a compelling interest in studying in Asia and financial need.

CEA Diversity Scholarship
The diversity scholarship originated from a desire to further promote diversity in CEA programs, and increase access to students who are historically underrepresented in study abroad. Applicants may qualify to receive $1,000 to $3,000 awards. CEA will also award Scholarships with Distinction to recognize exemplary applicants.

Alliance Scholarships
Alliance for Global Education provides scholarships to students who attend Alliance programs in India and China.. The maximum amount that students can receive is $4,500 per student for the fall and spring terms and $2,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The award decisions are based on financial need. To be eligible for an Alliance scholarship, you must have applied for financial aid through your home school. Scholarship applications and supporting materials must be submitted before:

  • April 1 for all summer programs
  • May 15 for all fall programs
  • October 15 for spring India programs / November 1 for spring China program

Alliance has a special scholarship to be applied to the spring 2012 semester of the Globalization Then and Now: Xi'an and the Silk Road program or the Public Health and Indian Studies program at Manipal University. The $7,000 merit and need-based scholarship is open to all spring 2012 applicants to Xi'an or Manipal who demonstrate outstanding potential and a vested interest in the specific coursework and experiential components of the program. One award will be granted per program.

Scholarship applications for Xi'an must be submitted by November 1. Scholarship applications for Manipal must be submitted by October 15.

Center for Global Education (CGE)
at Augsburg College will match Pell Grants for accepted students on their Mexico and Central America semester programs during the 2011-2012 academic year. The match is available on the following programs:

  • Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica (Mexico, Fall)
  • International Business and Global Citizenship (Mexico, Fall)
  • Migration and Globalization: Engaging Our Communities (Mexico, Spring)
  • Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement (Central America, multi-country, Fall and Spring)

The Pell Match is not available to students who enroll in the Social Work program in Mexico.

CET Scholarships
CET Academic Programs is proud to offer its participants over $50,000 in scholarship aid each year. We encourage all qualified program participants to apply for CET scholarships. While the application process is competitive, CET's scholarships have provided many students who might have been otherwise unable to study abroad the opportunity to do so.

DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Scholarships
DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. Scholarships are only available for students studying or interning abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity Abroad has also partnered with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education to offer scholarships for undergraduate students to study in the Asia/Pacific region. Undergraduate students from any community colleges or four-year college, who will study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during the summer, fall, or spring and meet eligibility, are invited to apply. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, physical disability, or first generation college students.

Diversity Abroad & Semester at Sea Scholarships
Made available through the Diversity Abroad and Semester at Sea partnership, the Semester at Sea/DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships are awarded for summer, fall, and spring voyages. Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the fall voyage. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded for the summer voyage. Scholarships award amounts are equal to 50% off the cost of the least expensive cabin category available at the time of confirmation.

The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Correspondent Internship Opportunity
Availability:

  • 10 x $2,000 for Fall Study
  • 10 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
  • 2 x $2,500 for Academic Year Study

Eligibility

  • Be accepted to an ISA semester, trimester, or year program. Please note that students participating in an ISA Customized or ELAP stand-alone Program are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. View list of ISA-affiliated universities/colleges.
  • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate Education at time of ISA program participation at an affiliated U.S. University/college that does not have rules limiting scholarship eligibility. To see if your university has rules limiting your eligibility, please check the following list:
  • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.)
  • Be on financial aid.
  • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

GAIN Scholarship
CIEE launched GAIN to help overcome the main barriers to study abroad, namely, challenges of cost and curriculum requirements. GAIN will aide in diversifying study abroad by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds, or underrepresented fields of study. CIEE is providing one million dollars each year through grants and scholarships to expand access for students for full-year, semester, and summer study abroad programs. GAIN will also provide grants and scholarships to students who are selected as awardees by the highly respected Benjamin A. Gilman and David L. Boren Scholarship programs.

Grants and scholarships will be available for the 36 CIEE summer programs offered in 21 countries.

  • GAIN will also provide grants and scholarships to students who are selected as awardees by the highly respected Benjamin A. Gilman and David L. Boren Scholarship programs.

For more information on GAIN, contact CIEE at studyinfo@ciee.org or call 1-800-40-STUDY, and visit the International Programs Office on Hill Hall 105.

GlobaLinks
For those students who are studying abroad through any GlobaLinks program, are encouraged to apply for various scholarships that may help fund their GlobaLinks experience.

ISA Diversity Scholarship
The student must be accepted to an ISA program. Please note that students participating in an ISA Customized or ELAP stand-alone Program are not eligible for this scholarship. Must be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate Education at time of ISA program participation at a U.S. University/college that does not have rules limiting scholarship eligibility. Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Amounts: 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study, 2 x $2,000 for Fall Study, 2 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study.

LIVFund Scholarship
LIVfund will award 24 scholarships annually, in the amount of $500 USD, to selected recipients who are over the age of 18 and have plans to study, intern, or volunteer abroad in Latin America for at least one week. The LIVFund is unique in that it does not restrict its recipients to participation in specific programs; students, interns and volunteers are allowed to use the funds awarded to them to offset the cost of going abroad to the country of their choice. LIVFund also supports those who organize their own study, internship, or volunteer experience and travel abroad independently.

Moonves Scholarships
It was instituted to honor Paul Moonves, former AIFS Treasurer and Executive Vice President, one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded per semester to students studying and/or interning with AIFS in Amsterdam, Holland. The scholarships will be awarded to students based on outstanding potential and innovative spirit, rather than past academic performance. Students will need to meet all existing AIFS GPA requirements. A selection committee, which includes friends and colleagues of Mr. Moonves, will meet each semester to review the submitted essays and award the scholarships.

NAFEO-AIFS Scholarships
AIFS and the National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education are working together to provide scholarships for outstanding students at black colleges to study abroad with AIFS. These special scholarships will be available to students attending NAFEO member institutions. To find out more about NAFEO visit http://www.nafeo.org/. Scholarship winners can study for a semester (Fall or Spring) on any AIFS program.

School for International Training (SIT) Pell Match Scholarship Program
SIT now offers a new scholarship for undergraduate Pell grant recipients. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to post-secondary education. Beginning with fall 2010 programs, SIT will automatically match a student's Pell award used for a semester abroad program with SIT, thereby placing high-quality, field-based study abroad programs within greater financial reach of a wider range of undergraduate students. More than 30 SIT programs across the globe are eligible for the new Pell match scholarship.

Vo Xuan Trang Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2003, the Vo Xuan Trang Memorial Scholarship is awarded each term to a student participating on a CET Vietnam program. Scholarships awarded any semester may be valued up to $1,200. Students may submit scholarship applications concurrently with their online program application. Applications are evaluated with respect to academic achievement, strength of essay and recommendations letters, and financial need. CET Vietnam is for challenge-loving students who seek something different from a term abroad. Students conduct service-learning projects at philanthropic organizations in Ho Chi Minh City. They tackle Vietnamese language in the classroom (8 hours per week) and explore their environs with a Vietnamese roommate. The program accepts students of all majors and language levels from beginners to heritage learners.

 

The following is a list of Web sites with links to other organizations which offer scholarships:

Please Note: Many programs have their own scholarships, so be sure to investigate what's available through your program, and pay attention to scholarship application deadlines.

Internships and Scholarships Available for Students of German Relation:
Congress-Bundestag Grants
http://www.cdsintl.org/
(212) 497-3513
75 grants per year for the college/university level

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
http://www.daad.org/
“DAAD offers a wide range of highly selective scholarships, grants, and fellowships for Germany to US and Canadian citizens from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars.”

DAAD-RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
Deadline: January 31, 2012
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany – is pleased to invite undergraduate students from the US, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in Germany. RISE summer placements take place with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor. This program is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

To apply for a RISE placement for summer 2012 you must:

  • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field),
  • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the placement (graduates and graduate students from US or Canada should refer to RISE pro)
  • prove that you will be registered as an undergraduate at your university/college for the academic year 2012/2013 (i.e., that you will still have undergraduate status upon your return to your home university).

German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.

Carl Duisburg Society (CDS International)
http://www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/
“CDS International (CDS), founded in 1968, is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of international practical training opportunities for young professionals, students, educators, as well as labor, business and government representatives. CDS started out small, arranging internships in U.S. companies for young German professionals and exchanging farmers between Germany and the United States. Today, CDS serves almost 1,400 individuals annually from over 50 other countries in Europe, Asia and South America in a variety of work/study, internship, and study tour programs.”

The USA-Interns Program
http://www.usa-interns.org/
The German-American Internship Exchange founded by the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft e.V. and the US Consulate Frankfurt

Fulbright Teaching Assistantships in Austria
Contact the Austrian Information Society
One-year all expenses paid Fulbright teaching assistantship to teach English at the high school level in Austria. 100 assistantships per year

National Security Education Program
http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/nsephome.htm
Scholarships for study in world regions critical to U.S. interests

North American Freshmen Scholarship
Contact the German Consulate in Atlanta: atlanta@germanconsulate.org
25 North American Freshmen Scholarships for study at a summer session of the Freie University Berlin. The scholarship includes full tuition waiver, registration fee waiver, and a stipend of 1,000 Euro

Rotary District and Global Grants
http://www.rotary.org/

Internship opportunities in Germany
http://www.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/Fakultaet/55/de/index.html
A list of possible internship opportunities in Germany compiled by the Business Administration Department at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

List of other potential Internships and Scholarships for German students http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/germ/praktika.html

This list has been compiled by Donna van Handle at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

 
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