Study Abroad Scholarships
Funding Options for Study Abroad
See below for available study abroad scholarships, including:
- eligibility requirements
- award amounts
- application instructions
If you have any questions, contact the Office of International Education.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
- The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
- Awards are varying amounts up to $5,000. Students must submit academic transcripts, a statement of purpose essay, and 2 community impact essays in order to be considered.
Education in Ireland is proud to partner with Diversity Abroad to announce the creation of the Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Program. Ireland is committed to providing academically rigorous and culturally immersive study abroad experiences for students from all backgrounds and identities. We believe that diversity among our visiting students only serves to enrich our society and our campuses.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the United States
- Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
- Intend to study abroad at one of the participating colleges or universities in Ireland.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above
In 500 words or less, tell us how you will use your experience to encourage others to study abroad.
Answer the following question in a 1-2 minute video: How will a global experience in Ireland help you reach your personal, professional, and academic goals?
Sleeknote is aware of the challenge’s students face when it comes to their studies, whether it’s having to purchase a whole host of new textbooks or desperately wanting to attend an overseas study trip. They believe that your education should be as rewarding and fulfilling as possible, and that’s why they are looking to help two students each year with the Sleeknote Scholarship, with the winners each receiving $1,000.
How to Apply
- Create a video of between one and two minutes explaining your purpose for applying and why you feel you should receive the scholarship.
- Include why you chose your particular field of study, the kind of profession you plan to pursue, your future goals, and how the scholarship will help you attain those goals.
- Creativity is encouraged so please try and make your application memorable in the short amount of time that you have.
The Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship offers $1000 for students who are studying abroad on a semester or summer program. All students have to do is write a 500-1000 word essay and be a full time student studying abroad through an accredited school.
HI USA, thinks travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. That’s why they’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component. To qualify, applicants must:
- Be 18-30 years old
- Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Have a demonstrated financial need
- Reside or attend school in one of the 13 metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence
- Be planning an upcoming international trip that involves an educational and/or volunteer service component
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
At Tortuga, their mission is to help travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checked luggage with carry-on-sized travel backpacks, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from Tortuga for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.
How to Apply
Applicants will write one 500-word essay on what they hope to learn by experiencing another culture and how they will apply those lessons when they return home. The winner of the Tortuga scholarship will win a $1,000 scholarship and 1 travel backpack!
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Students chosen for this scholarship will receive up to $5,000 for a semester long study abroad program. Within one month of returning from studying abroad, Freeman-ASIA Award recipients are required to provide feedback on their study abroad experiences by completing an online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey. Additionally, Freeman-ASIA Award recipients are required to fulfill their service project requirements, based on their initial service proposal stated in their Freeman-ASIA applications, within the first semester or term immediately following their return from studying abroad.
The Bright!Tax Global Scholar Initiative will offer supplemental fees support to the next generation of young Americans who are currently studying or who would like to study abroad. The Bright!Tax Global Scholar Initiative will provide scholarships of a minimum of $1000. Awards will be made on an ongoing basis, and paid directly to accredited institutions.
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The United States-Japan Bridging Foundation funds scholarships through AATJ to help students’ study abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Bridging Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in an orientation program via Zoom prior to their departure and to send a brief report about their study in Japan to the AATJ office within 90 days of returning from abroad.
How to Apply
In order to qualify, students must submit:
- Application form
- A short essay (up to 500 words) introducing yourself, explaining your interest in study in Japan, and outlining what you hope to achieve by participating in a study abroad program.
- A transcript from your college or university.
- A letter of recommendation from someone who knows you and is knowledgeable about your abilities and potential, preferably a professor or instructor in your major field.
Bridging Scholarship recipients for Spring 2022 will receive a stipend of $2,500.
The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation (Ashley’s Foundation) first began in 2006, as a way of honoring the life of Ashley Soulé Conroy and as a way for Ashley’s family and friends to heal in the wake of her passing. With a love of travel being one of Ashley’s core traits, they envisioned a small foundation, something that could perhaps someday offer scholarships in Ashley’s name to a few deserving university students planning to study abroad. This scholarship awards students with a 3.0 GPA and high quality essays $4,000 for their study abroad program.
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.
To be eligible for an FEA scholarship, you must be:
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
- Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
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