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General CategoryOrganization/Name of ScholarshipArea of Study SpecificUnder-Represented GroupsLocation SpecificProgram SpecificAvailable for GraduatesAcademic RequirementsNeed-BasedMinimum Length of ProgramSpecific RequirementsInfoFor more info/to apply
AnyAllianz Scholar Trips International Travel ScholarshipsNoN/AAnyNoNoN/AN/AAnyMeritAllianz Global Assistance will award 30 Finalists with a $50 Amazon Gift Card and 6 Grand Prize Winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program.
AnyBrokerfish 2017 International Student ScholarshipNoN/AAnyNoNoN/AN/AAnyMerit$1,000 Scholarships available All entries will be judged based primarily on the merit of the content.
AnyTortuga Backpacks Study Abroad ScholarshipNoN/AAnyNoNoN/AN/AAnyAcademic MeritTo apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or student visa holder; full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.; have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university.
AnyPhi Kappa Phi Study Abroad GrantNoN/AAnyNoNoYesN/AAnyAcademic Merit-BasedPhi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants offer fifty $1000 awards each year. Undergraduate students from more than 300 colleges and universities that have an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter are eligible applicants for this scholarship. This scholarship opportunity aims to enhance the students' academic experiences through study abroad. This scholarship specifically targets individuals with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. For additional qualification and information, visit
AnyFinlandia FoundationN/AN/AAnyNoYesYesN/AAnyFinnish Studies Priority $500-5,000 Full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines who are currently enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland are eligible for FFN scholarships. Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration. February 1 deadline for following academic year.
AnyThe Vincent L. Hawkinson FoundationNoNoAnyNoNoNoNoAnyCommitment to Peace and Justice; resident or school in MN, IA, WI, ND, SDThe goal of the scholarship is to encourage students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their professional lives. $4000-$5000 awarded. http://www.hawkinsonfoundation.org
LanguageCritical Language ScholarshipsYesNoAnyNoYesYesNoSummerIntensive language program requiredThe United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer study. http://clscholarship.org
Program SpecificCooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA)NoNoAnyYesYesNoNoAnyMeritThe CCSA Storyteller Scholarship is designed to encourage student participation in CCSA programs by offering a means for students to tell their own CCSA stories. The awardee is expected to provide CCSA quality writing and/or imagery. The deliverable product must be appropriate for CCSA web site, although the student may propose multiple formats such as a blog or a YouTube© project.
AnyFlipKey Study Abroad ScholarshipNoNoAnyNoYesNoNoAnyMeritAt FlipKey, we value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, we are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.
Under-Represented GroupsFund for Education Abroad - Rainbow ScholarshipNoYesAnyNoYesNoNoAnyLGBTQIA+This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students. These professionals counsel international and study abroad LGBTQI students and support their LGBTQI colleagues in the field. Many of these educators have come together through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.
Under-Represented GroupsPFund Scholarships for GLBT StudentsNoYesAnyNoYesNoNoAnyLGBTQIA+GLBT students or students from a GLBT identified family and is a legal resident of Minnesota may be eligible for this award through PFund. Scholarships range from $2000-5,000.
MultipleInstitute for the International Education of Students (IES)VariesVariesAnyYesVariesVariesVariesAnyArea of Study Specific/MeritMerit-Based Scholarships up to $3,000. See their website for a full list of details on their merit scholarships in the following categories: Asia, Cross-Cultural, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, High Achievement, William Gaines Endowed, John Gearn Scholarship, South America, Robert McNeil Business, International Relations, Leadership, Science, William Dwyer, Urban Issues.
Program SpecificCIEE Grants & ScholarshipsVariesVariesAnyYesVariesVariesVariesAnyCIEE SpecificFor students participating in CIEE programs. Award amounts vary. This scholarship focuses on helping students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. For more information, visit CIEE.
Disability SpecificMobility International Resources Information and scholarships VariesYesAnyNoVariesVariesVariesAnyDisability SpecificProvided by Mobility International USA National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange.
Area of Study Specific/HispanicHispanic Scholarship FundAnyAnyHispanic Heritage/STEMFor students with Hispanic heritage, at least a 2.5 GPA and US citizen. Emphasis on STEM majors. Deadline late March/early April for the next academic year. Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000. For more information, visit
AnyFoundation for Global Scholars GRITNoNoAnyNoNoNoNo28 daysMerit
AnyLund Fund Scholarship – Sons of NorwayNoNoAnyNoNoNoNoAnyMeritFor any study abroad experiences at accredited institutions. Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually. Deadline for application is May 1. Contact with any questions.
Short-TermPhi Kappa PhiNoNoAnyNoNoYesNoNo MinimumMeritPhi Kappa Phi study abroad travel grants do not require a minimum duration of program, nor do they give preference to longer programs.
Short-TermRotaryVariesVariesAnyVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesMeritStudents may be eligible for scholarships through Rotary, depending on their district.
Under-Represented GroupsScholarships for Minority StudentsVariesYesAnyVariesVariesVariesVariesAnyMeritAn online collection of study abroad scholarships for underrepresented students in study abroad and higher education. Award amounts and deadlines vary. For more information, visit Carnegie Mellon University’s website.
AnyStudySoup, IncNoNoAnyNoYesNoNoAnyMerit As a company driven to help students succeed, we know that college is an important step along many career paths, but it can be expensive. Students can upload notes to to lighten their financial burden. However, we still felt like we could do more to give back to the future leaders of the world. Therefore, we are offering a $2,000 scholarship each semester to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values
AnyUNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling FellowshipNoNoAnyNoYesN/AYes4-6 WeeksMeritThe fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct 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. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
Under-Represented GroupsMIchigan State's Collection of Scholarships for Multicultural StudentsVariesYesAnyVariesVariesVariesVariesAnyMulticultural Students SpecificAn online collection of study abroad scholarships for underrepresented students in study abroad and higher education. Award amounts and deadlines vary. For more information, visit Michigan State’s website.
Area of Study SpecificSTA Travel ScholarshipsYesNoAnyNoNoNoNoAnyPhotography, Film, Art, Travel and Tourism or Foreign LanguageMust be majoring in Photography, Film, Art, Travel and Tourism or Foreign Language (minors in these area are NOT eligible.)
Under-Represented Groups/Area of Study SpecificIFSA FoundationNoYesAnyYesYesNoYesAnyUnder-Represented Groups/Non-Traditional MajorsNeed-based awards with preference given to undergraduates Junior standing minorities and students from non-traditional majors. Students awarded scholarships up to $6,000.
AnyGolden Key International Honor SocietyVariesVariesGrad/UndergradVariesVariesVariesVariesAnyMeritGolden Key Society offers $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards each year for both undergraduate and graduates. The Study Abroad Scholarship-Spring Selection assists students who are going to participate in the study abroad programs and those with education-based study abroad experiences. The award will be up to $5,000 per individual. For additional qualification and information, visit www.goldenkey.org
Program SpecificHosteling International USA Explore the World Travel ScholarshipNoNoLocation Specific (13)NoYesNoNoAnyMeritAt the core of HI USA’s mission is our desire to support people of all ages in their pursuit of travel as a means of better understanding the world and people from different cultures. We know that summoning the courage to travel is a big step, and we don’t want those who are eager to experience the world to be discouraged by the cost. Knowing this, we’ve established the HI USA Community Hostelling Fund to support travel scholarship programs in 13 cities metropolitan areas across the country aimed at helping travelers aged 18 to 30 realize their dreams. - See more at:
AnyFund for Education Abroad (FEA). NoYesMultipleNoNoN/AN/AAnyAcademic MeritFEA was created in order to open doors for deserving education abroad students. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on any academically rigorous programs. Designed by our Advisory Board, FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students. November deadline for following academic year.
Other Funding IdeasFrequent Flyer Miles:N/AN/AN/AAsk friends and family if anyone is willing to give you some miles or buy your plane ticket with their miles.
Other Funding IdeasGo Old School:N/AN/AN/ABake sale, car wash, collect cans and bottles from your neighbors during football tailgating – identify yourself and your plans, and save, save, save!
Other Funding this platform as an easy way for family and friends to donate to your study abroad program. Visit
Other Funding IdeasHeritage groups with an interest in specific countries:N/AN/AN/AAmerican Swedish Institute, Japan America Society, etc.
Other Funding IdeasHolidays:N/AN/AN/AAsk for study abroad related gifts (e.g. backpack, money belt, camera, etc.)
Other Funding IdeasLocal businesses, churches & civic organizations:N/AN/AN/AContact businesses, churches and organizations in your hometown, especially those whose mission may relate to your major, region of study, or another facet of your life. They may have scholarships or be willing to donate something toward your time abroad. You can offer to send letters while abroad or give a presentation upon return. Potential organizations include: Elks, Moose, Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.
Other Funding IdeasOther Funding IdeasN/AN/AN/AStudents have often been successful in raising money for their study abroad through one of the following paths: 1. Crowd Sourcing, such as Indiegogo, Razoo. 2. Garage Sale Donations from local church or businesses. 3. Independent Fundraising such as a bake sale, art sale, car wash, etc.
Other Funding IdeasSell poetry, art, etc. online to raise fundsN/AN/AN/
Other Funding IdeasSororities and fraternitiesN/AN/AN/ACheck with your local and national chapter for study abroad scholarships.
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Foundation for Global ScholarsNoN/ANoNoYes2.5 GPA MinimumN/A28 DaysMerit$500-$1500 Eligibility requires that the student is enrolled in a College or University in North America and that the credits being earned abroad go towards the specific degree being earned. The student must be a US or Canadian Citizen.
AnyGilman ScholarshipNoYesNon-Tradition Location PreferredNoNoNoYesAnyPell Grant RecipientsThe Gilman aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally under-represented in U.S. study abroad and those with high financial need. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot study abroad in a country currently under a U.S. travel Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. Awards up to $5000. Once awarded the student can then apply for an additional Critical Need Language Supplement award for $3,000. Additional summer scholarships for all majors also
Location SpecificBoren ScholarshipNoN/ANon-Traditional LocationsNoNoN/AN/AAnyMeritBoren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Program SpecificCenter for Leadership: LEAD Program Study Abroad GrantNoN/AVariesYesNoN/AN/AAnyMeritEach semester, many students involved with the LEAD Program study abroad. These students have the ability to apply for one study abroad grant. Members of the LEAD Program are eligible for a grant of $750. Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows are eligible for a grant of $1,000. All participants must apply to be considered for the grant and the money can only be utilized on an Elon-sponsored program (grants are not available for non-Elon study abroad programs).
Program SpecificFoundation for International Education (FIE) ScholarshipNoNoVariesYesYesNoNoVariesMeritFIE offers several $500-$2,000 merit-based scholarships to qualified students accepted into our programs.
MultipleGo Overseas offers a vareity of scholarships which change from year to year. See their website for current openings.
MultipleDiversity Abroad ScholarshipVariesYesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesNon-Traditional Areas of Study/Under-Represented offers various study abroad scholarships each year to non-traditional study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as first-from-family college students. Scholarships are only available for students studying on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (Augsburg is a member).
MultipleRotary InternationalVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesLocal DependentAmbassadorial Scholarships. Awards available for language study is $11,000 for 3 months and $16,000 for six months. Awards for academic study for one year is $24,000. Students can apply for up to 2 consecutive years of funding. Check with local Rotary Clubs for scholarship opportunities and go to their national website at
MultipleInstitute for International Education (IIE)VariesVariesVariesVariesYesVariesVariesVariesMeritThe Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
Program SpecificSchool for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad ScholarshipsVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesMeritSIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. We offer a broad range of scholarships and grants, including our award winning Pell Grant Match. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
Program Specific/MultipleSyracuse University AbroadVariesVariesVariesYesVariesVariesVariesVariesMultipleThis study abroad provider has scholarship opportunities for all offered programs. The Tuition Differential Grant (up to $4,000), Merit Based Scholarship (up to $1,200-based on G.P.A.), the Need Based Study Abroad Grants (SAG) (up to $2,500-bases on FAFSA or IRS 1040 forms), all have specific requirements that are open to all programs. There are also grants for up to $3,000 available for studies in Beijing (fall & spring) and Santiago (fall). For questions about these scholarships and financial aid through SUA programs please email
Program Specific/Need-BasedSchool for Field Studies (SFS) ScholarshipsVariesVariesVariesYesVariesVariesVariesVariesNeed-BasedThe School for Field Studies (SFS) awards over $400,000 in need-based scholarships and grants each year, and about 90% of students who apply for SFS aid receive it.
Program Specific/Under-Represented Groups/MultipleCouncil for International Education Exchange (CIEE)VariesVariesVariesYesVariesVariesVariesVariesUnder-Represented Gorups/MultipleJohn E. Bowman Travel Grant (amount varies); Robert B. Bailey Scholarship $500-1,500, for Students self-identified as belonging to an under-represented group in study abroad; Department of Education Scholarship Program in China $1,000-8,000; Jennifer Ritzman Scholarship for Studies in Tropical Biology $1,000; CIEE International Study Program Scholarships for $1,000-2,000.
Multiple PLATO ResourcesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesVariesUnder-Represented GroupsAn online collection of study abroad scholarships for underrepresented students in study abroad and higher education. For more information, visit PLATO Resources.
AnyCET Academic Program ScholarshipsVariesVariesVariesYesVariesN/AYesVariesNeed-Based/MeritCET offers its students over $100,000 in scholarship awards each year. As a part of its commitment to Generation Study Abroad, CET makes every effort to provide substantive awards to deserving students. Decisions are based on both need and merit, and scholarship awards are intended to encourage study abroad by helping to alleviate financial burden.
Program SpecificArcadia University ScholarshipsNoN/AYesYesNoN/AYesAnyNeed-BasedThe College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.
AnyNational Security Education Program (NSEP)NoNoYes (see exceptions)NoYesYesNoShort-Term, Semester, AYIntensive language program required/Non-traditional locationsStudents who wish to obtain language and culture training in areas considered in short supply by the U.S. government. Excludes Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Six weeks of study or longer. Awards are up to $8,000 for summer, $10,000 for semester; $20,000 academic year. Service requirement upon completion.
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