Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities
Are you looking for some financial support to study abroad? Check out our listing to determine which
scholarship opportunities may be right for you.
Scholarships for Study Abroad - All Majors
Name Amount Specifications/Application Info Deadlines
For U.S. citizens receiving a federal Pell
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Grant. Summer awards available to
Up to students of all majors. Student Deadline for Spring
$5,000 Applicant success rate is ’12: October 5, 2011.
approximately 1 in 3.
Countries with travel warnings ineligible. Summer ’12, Fall ’12, &
Academic Year ’12-’13: March
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman 1, 2012.
To be eligible, students must participate in
DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad a study abroad program offered by a
Scholarship Diversity Abroad member organization
and have at least a 2.75 GPA.
Economically disadvantaged students, Spring ’12: October 15, 2011.
$1,000 African-American, Asian-American,
Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Summer ’12: April 1, 2012.
Native-American undergraduate students
as well as student who study in non- Fall ’12 & Academic Year ’12-
traditional locations (outside Western ‘13: May 2, 2012.
Europe & Australia ) are strongly
encouraged to apply.
A good opportunity for students who are
The Glimpse Correspondents seriously interested in pursuing careers in
Program writing and/or photography.
$600 Correspondents work with professional For study abroad programs of
editors and are guaranteed to be at least 10 weeks between
published on www.Glimpse.org August and December: June
http://glimpse.org/the-correspondents- January and May: November
program/ 20, 2011
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Up to Must be U.S. citizen or permanent Fall ’12, Academic Year ’12-’13,
$5,000 per resident who is willing to promote Spring ’13, & Summer ’12:
semester education abroad on campus upon return. November 14, 2011.
Check website for next year’s
Name Amount Specifications/Application Info
A program of the U.S. Department of
Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) State’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural
Program is Affairs, the CLS Program will offer Summer ‘12: November 14,
fully intensive summer language institutes 2011.
funded. overseas in 13 critical need foreign
languages (visit website for details). Summer ’13: Nov 2012
Entries judged on creativity, analytical
GO! Overseas Study Abroad thinking, and passion for study abroad. Fall 12: September 15, 2012
Scholarships $1,000 Spring Study Tour ’12, &
http://www.gooverseas.com/study- Summer ’12: January 15,
For the general scholarship, students must
Foundation for Global Scholars $500- be a U.S. or Canadian Citizen who will be
(General Scholarship and STA Travel $1500 receiving credit toward their degree on a
Scholarship for specific majors) (General) study abroad program.
$1,000- Summer 12: April 30th,
$2,000 The STA scholarship is geared towards the 2012
(STA) following majors: Photography, Film Fall 12: August 31st, 2012
and Art, Travel and Tourism, Spring 13: January 5th,
International Business, 2012
International Studies, or Foreign
Language. Recipients are required to
blog during their time abroad as well as
write an essay upon their return.
Applicants must be US citizens and
currently enrolled full-time and in good
academic standing in an accredited
The Global Studies Foundation secondary or postsecondary institution.
Travel Among the most significant selection July 1st, 2012
grants of criteria are academic performance (as
$1,000 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.
Scholarships for Study Abroad – Stonehill Specific
Established by the Geraghty family in
The Geraghty Family Irish Studies recognition of their strong family and
Scholarship kinship ties to Galway. This scholarship is Fall 2012 and Spring 2013:
open to: (1) talented students with need April 1, 2012 – check with
from Ireland who wish to pursue a Student Financial Services
Stonehill education; (2) Stonehill students for exact dates and
are up to
who wish to attend the College’s Semester availability
in Irish Studies program in Galway; and
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The Italian Educational and Cultural Endowed by Gloria E. Distasi ’81 in 1992, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013:
Interchange Scholarship the Fund memorializes her beloved April 1, 2012 – check with
parents, Leonardo and Angela Settanni Student Financial Services
are up to Distasi, who emigrated from Italy to for exact dates and
Brockton, Mass. in the early 1900s. availability
Financial assistance (other than tuition)
for Stonehill College students studying in http://www.stonehill.edu/
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Awards Established by Kathleen (Moroney) and
Miller International Travel Stipend vary James Miller, the International Stipend Fall 2012: April 1, 2012
between will be awarded to student(s) planning to Spring 2013: November 1,
$100 to study or intern abroad to assist with the 2012
$500 per additional financial burden of spending a
student. semester or year abroad. Such costs Visit the Office of
$2,500 include: Immigration Fees (passport International Programs to
awarded application, visa applications, etc.); pick up an application
each Additional in-country or regional travel
semester while abroad; Excursions not covered by
program fees; and Admission to cultural
Scholarships for Study Abroad – Geographic Area Specific
Location Name/Where to apply Amount Deadlines
Boren Scholarship (NSEP)*
The strongest candidates have a solid academic record, a
commitment to international education to fulfill academic Summer ’12, Academic Year ’12-’13,
and career goals, and language interest and aptitude. The Fall ’12, & Spring ’13: February 9th,
study abroad program should directly relate to both the 2012
applicant's career aspirations and envisioned work in the
federal government in the Departments of Defense, State,
or Homeland Security or in the Intelligence Community.
Programs that begin May-July 2012:
For U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents participating February 15, 2012.
in programs of 8 weeks or more and demonstrating
Programs that begin August-
Eligible countries include: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, $3,000-$7,000 November 2012: April 1, 2012.
Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia,
Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and
Vietnam. Programs that begin December
2011-April 2012: October 12,
Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
For students accepted at the American University in Cairo Fall ’12 & Academic Year ’12-’13:
who study ancient Egypt. April 15, 2012.
http://www1.aucegypt.edu/catalog02/geninfo/university/ Contact American University in
scholar-fell/scholar-fell.html Cairo at 212-730-8800 or
German Academic Exchange Service*
Scholarships are available to undergrads who are 2nd &
3rd year students intending to study abroad in Germany.
Applicants should possess outstanding academic records
and personal integrity; have well-defined study, research,
or internship plans; and demonstrate an interest in Approximately Summer ’12: December 15, 2011.
contemporary German and European affairs. German $885 per month
Germany language competency is not mandatory; however, (more for Fall ’12, Academic Year ’12-’13, &
students should demonstrate language skills Summer) Spring ‘13: January 31, 2012.
commensurate with study & research needs.
Summer scholarships are also available in select fields.
Order of the Sons of Italy in America
Italian Language Scholarship
U.S. citizens of Italian descent in their junior or senior
year of undergraduate study for the Fall 2012 term, Awards vary Fall 2012: February 28, 2012
majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an
accredited academic institution. State and local lodges
may offer additional awards as well.
National Italian American Foundation (NAIF)
Scholarships awarded based on academic merit. 2
categories: Italian American students studying any subject Awards range Fall 2012. Spring & Summer 2013:
area who demonstrate high academic achievement and from $2,000- March 2, 2012
outstanding potential or high performing students from $12,000
any ethnic background who are either minoring or
majoring in Italian language.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan*
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study Semester:
who are studying abroad in Japan are eligible to apply for $2,500
these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a Fall ’12: April 6, 2012
prerequisite. Academic Year:
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
For students interested in advanced Arabic language study airfare, tuition, Summer ’12 & Academic Year ’12-
Middle East in Cairo and Damascus. and stipend of ’13: January 7, 2012.
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/casa/ $400 per month
Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment
This scholarship provides study opportunities for
Mandarin language and Taiwan’s culture at university- or Fall ’11, Academic Year ’11-’12,
college-affiliated Mandarin training centers. Applicants Approximately Spring ’12, & Summer ‘12: March
must possess record of excellent academic performance $735 per month 31, 2012.
and be of good moral character.
Study Abroad Turkey Scholarships for Minority
Programs up to 4
Applicants must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Applications are accepted on a
Turkey or Native American undergrads who have been accepted to rolling basis, but students must
Programs of 4-8
Cyprus participate in a study abroad program at a Turkish or apply before departing to
Cypriot university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Turkey or Cyprus.
Semester or Year
BUTEX Scholarship for North American
To be eligible, you must have been offered a study abroad Approximately Fall ’11, Academic Year ’11-’12, &
place at a BUTEX-affiliated university in the UK. $800 Spring ’11: May 31, 2012.
Royal Holloway International Excellence Study
All visiting students studying abroad at Royal Holloway, Spring 2012: November 2011
University of London for between 1 and 3 terms are Fall 2012: June 30, 2012
500 to 1,000
eligible. Awards are made on the basis of outstanding
academic achievement or potential. *This is a Stonehill
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
To be eligible, you must be a US citizen, have a minimum
GPA of 3.5, be a current freshman or sophomore, and
have had little or no study or travel abroad experience.
The majority of
Summer ’12: April 15, 2012.
costs are covered
Summer Institutes are held in Newcastle, London, and
by the program.
Scholarships for Study Abroad – Program Provider Specific
Name Amount Specifications/Application Info Deadlines
Academic Programs $250,000 For students who have been accepted into an API
International (API) awarded program and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Application Fall/Year: June 10th
annually. requires an additional letter of recommendation and Spring: October 15th
Awards range two essays. Summer: April 1st
American Institute $600,000 For students who have been accepted into an AIFS
for Foreign Study awarded program. Several different types of awards with varied Fall/Year: April 15th
(AIFS) annually. eligibility requirements. Separate application required Spring: October 1st
Awards range along with essay. Summer: March 1st
Arcadia University need-based For students who have been accepted into an Arcadia
College of Global awards program. Several different types, some program Fall/Year: April 20th
Studies ranging from specific, such as Arcadia in Paris scholarship. Spring: Oct 15th
$500-$4,000 Summer: March 31st
Council on Need and For students who have been accepted into a CIEE
International merit-based program. Several different awards, some Summer/Fall/Year: April 1st
Educational awards program/country specific. Separate application Winter/Spring: November 1st
Exchange (CIEE) ranging from required.
Global Student merit-based For students who have been accepted into a GSE Summer 12: April 1, 2012
Experience (GSE) awards program. Several different awards, some discipline or Fall 12/Year 12-13: May 1, 2012
ranging from term specific. Spring 2012: Sept 1, 2011
School for awarded For students who have been accepted into a SIT
International annually. program. Several different awards with varied eligibility Fall: May 1st or May 15th
Training (SIT) $500-$5,000 requirements. Financial need is the primary Spring: November 1st
for semester consideration. Summer: April 1st
$3,000 for http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/721.htm
Hints for Scholarship Applications
• DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
TO START APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
• MANY APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OVER ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE OF STUDYING
ABROAD—before you even apply for your study abroad program—START EARLY!!!
• Make good use of your academic writing skills. Revise all essays and ask for feedback on your work. If
possible, schedule an appointment with the Writing Center in Duffy 107.
• Are you a good writer? Or perhaps a talented photographer? Look for student travel writing and
photography contests for extra funding ideas. The following are a few contests to be aware of:
• Ask your parents if any scholarships exist at their workplace for children of employees.
• Look in your community— funding may be available through civic, ethnic, or religious groups. For
example, former Girl Scouts should look at http://www.cjsfoundation.org/.
• Are you a member of any honor societies? If so, check to see whether study abroad scholarships are
offered to members of your society. For instance, Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor
Society, offers study abroad scholarships to its members for up to $3,000 per term.
• The following are useful websites for searching for additional funding opportunities:
For general questions about scholarships for study abroad, contact the International
Programs staff in Duffy 131, 565-1645, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check back regularly as tips, deadlines, amounts, and available scholarship opportunities are
subject to change.
While we list many study abroad scholarship opportunities here, we are unable to list every opportunity
that may be available to every student.
Last updated: December 1, 2011