Students who participate in partner-led programs are eligible for additional scholarships offered directly from their program provider. Students should review the offerings directly on the website of their program:
- Academic Programs International (API) - Student scholarship awards between $250 to $1,000 per student. Additionally, there is a Full-Tuition Diversity Scholarship. There are also regional scholarships available and students who intend to study abroad in less popular regions are encouraged to apply.
- American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) -Student scholarship awards between $500 to $5,000 per student. Additionally, there are 50% off Program Fee Scholarships available.
- Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) - Student scholarship awards of up to $1250 for an academic year, $1000 for a semester, and $250 for summer. There is also a Diversity Scholarship that awards $2000 for a semester and $1000 for summer.
- CAPA The Global Education Network - Student scholarship awards between $500 to $5,000 per student. Additionally, there are Blogger and Diversity Advocate Grants awarded each semester.
- Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) - The Council on International Education Exchange offers a great deal of scholarships for many different types of students and programs and, as such, we encourage you to view their website. In addition to need based scholarships, there are merit based scholarships that we encourage you to apply to. For summer programs, if a CIEE student wishes to enroll in a second session that summer, they will receive 20% off the program cost of the second session.
- Center for International Studies Abroad (CIS abroad) -Student scholarship awards between $100 to $500 per student. Additionally, there are many scholarships involving blogging and social media.
- Global Semesters -Student scholarship awards between $250 to $2,000 per student. Additionally, there is the HSAS diversity scholarship worth up $1,000.
- International Studies Abroad (ISA) - Student scholarship awards between $100 to $500 per student. Additionally, there are scholarships awarded by individual host universities through ISA. There are also Early Application Discounts awarded. Students interested in studying during Summer Sessions will receive a $100 discount if they apply between December 1st and January 15th. Students interested in studying during Fall Semester Sessions will receive a $100 discount if they apply between December 1st and January 31st.
- The School of Field Studies - The School of Field Studies offers many different types of financial aid and scholarships based on the need of the student. 90% of SFS students receive an amount of aid from the organization. SFS also list other external scholarships that they are partnered with on their website.
- The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) - The Education Abroad Network boasts a Full Ride Scholarship to one applicant per year which can award up to $26,000 to cover tuition, program fees, and housing. Other scholarships include Need, Merit, and Diversity Scholarships which range from $500-$2500. Additionally, there is a scholarship for photography which awards $500 for a semester and $250 for summer.
- University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) - USAC offers $750-$1000 in aid to students who will be the first of their family to graduate college. For family members of alumni of USAC, they will be awarded $500 per semester and $300 for summer programs. Each program offers location specific scholarships as well.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was developed to reduce barriers to study abroad by providing assistance to those undergraduate students in two- or four-year institutions who demonstrate financial need. This program provides awards for study abroad for US citizen or US national students who are receiving federal need-based financial aid. Please note that CIS will grant an additional $500 to the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship recipients! For additional information please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
Critical Language Scholarship:
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion Summer program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Full program costs (including housing and airfare) are covered by the scholarship.
Boren Scholarships & Fellowships:
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in the world regions critical to US interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. For additional information please visit the Boren Awards For International Study website.
The German Academic Exchange Service offers various scholarship opportunities to study in Germany. More information can be found on their scholarship search website.
The Diversityabroad.com website offers a list of a variety of scholarships for minority/low income students as well as a general list for anyone.
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding:
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need; an online directory of scholarships, fellowships, and grants designed to help students study outside the United States. For additional information please visit the IIEPassport website.
The internationalscholarships.com website provides a list of scholarships specifically for those who wish to study abroad.
The Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, serving US undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pursuing accredited study abroad programs. Through scholarships for international study, we empower globally minded college students who want to make an impact. We support global changemakers and we help our nation’s future workforce become better prepared for the fast-changing global marketplace and interdependent world. FGS awards scholarships to US citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days). Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the academic year or summer . The financial support for these scholarships up to $10,000, is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
- Overview: the Laura W. Bush Traveling 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. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between four and six weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
- Funding: funding for this fellowship has generously come from a private donation. Future distributions of the fellowship may rely on further donations to the Department of State.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel.
- Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application.
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States.