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National and International Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

All students who currently receive a Pell Grant are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program.

For eligibility, application deadlines, and application instructions please visit the web site at www.iie.org/gilman

To hear from a CMU student who received a Gilman Scholarship, watch the following video by Broadcast & Cinematic Arts major Erica Francis:

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Boren Awards for International Study Undergraduate Scholarship 

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. Maximum scholarship awards are $10,000 for a semester and $20, 000 for a full academic year. The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors. The scholarships fund up to $8000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. All other applicants must plan to study overseas for at least a semester.

All recipients of the Boren Scholarship must enter into an agreement to work in a national security position with the federal government.

Application must be submitted to the Office of International Affairs/Study Abroad no later than December 17. For eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the Boren website at www.borenawards.org

Boren Awards for International Study Graduate Fellowship 

Boren Graduate Fellowships provide American graduate students, both at the master's and the doctoral level, with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.  Awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 24 months. All recipients of the Boren Fellowship must enter into an agreement to work in a national security position with the federal government.

Application must be submitted to the Office of International Affairs/Study Abroad no later than December 17. For eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the Boren website at www.borenawards.org

Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan 

Open to undergraduate students pursuing any field of study who are studying abroad in Japan. The awards provide $2,500 for students in semester-long programs or $4,000 for students in academic year programs. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and an undergraduate student enrolled at a U.S. college or university.

There is no Japanese language study prerequisite. More information is available from www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html

British Marshall Scholarship 

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. Go to www.marshallscholarship.org for application information. 

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarships 

BUTEX offers scholarships to North American undergraduate students studying in the UK for either a semester or for a whole academic year. To be eligible to apply students must study abroad at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated.  For a list of BUTEX affiliated institutions, please visit http://www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/8. For more information about eligibility, application instructions and deadlines, please visit http://www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/128

​Diversity Abroad Scholarships 

DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships summer, fall and spring terms. For more information, eligibility, and application, please visit the website at http://www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships

Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars awards several scholarships for students studying for a summer, semester, or academic year. Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and must be enrolled at a U.S. college or university. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, please visit the website 
https://fgscholars.org/

Fund for Education Abroad

Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. For more information, visit www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/scholarships/

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship 

Members of Golden Key may apply for a $1,000 scholarship for study abroad. Ten $1,000 awards will be presented each year. The program of study must relate to the applicant's major field of study. For application deadlines, eligibility requirements and application information visit the Golden Key website http://www.goldenkey.org/scholarships-awards/overview/

Rotary Ambassadorial Grants 

Students interested in serving as goodwill ambassadors while they participate in study abroad may wish to explore these scholarships from the Rotary Foundation. The awards, which are intended to further understanding between people of different countries, are used for study at an institution assigned by Rotary Foundation trustees. Recipients serve as goodwill ambassadors and make appearances before Rotary clubs and civic organizations in the host country and upon their return home.

More information is available from local your Rotary Club or at www.rotary.org

 

Affiliated Program Scholarships

Some CMU-approved study abroad programs are administered by our approved affiliates (CIEE, Global Links, etc.) and partner universities. If you select a study abroad program offered by an affiliate, you may be eligible to apply for their scholarships (e.g. if you apply to CIEE Barcelona, you could apply to the CIEE Scholarships and Grants listed below, but not to the GlobalLinks scholarships.) If you are not sure whether your program is provided by an affiliate, check the program brochure or contact your study abroad advisor.

CIEE Scholarships and Grants 

Each year CIEE awards several scholarships and grants to students who plan to study abroad on CIEE programs. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, please visit the website at http://ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx. The CIEE scholarship programs include: 

  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP)                                                         

In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE offers scholarships each year to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. Awards are usually made in the amount of $500 or $1,000. The applicant must participate in a CIEE study abroad program. The applicant must attend a CIEE Member or CIEE Academic Consortium member institution. 

  • GAIN

The GAIN Scholarship was developed to aid in diversifying study abroad by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds, students with documented disabilities, or underrepresented fields of study. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • John E. Bowman Travel Grant
    The Bowman Travel Grant provides assistance to students participating in CIEE study abroad program in non-traditional locations and is intended to help defray the cost of travel. Awards are usually made in the amount of $500-$1,000. This grant may be used for any program that has educational merit, including study, work, volunteer and homestay programs. The applicant must attend a CIEE Member or CIEE Academic Consortium Institution (CMU is a member). The applicant must plan to study in a non-traditional destination. Regions currently eligible include: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
  • Jennifer Ritzmann Scholarship for Studies in Tropical Biology
    This scholarship is to be awarded each semester to a qualified participant on the Monteverde program. Students accepted to CIEE’s Study Center program in Monteverde, Costa Rica will automatically be considered for this award and will be reviewed based upon the information in the student’s program and scholarship application packages. An award of $1,000 will be given each semester and will be applied toward the participant’s CIEE program fees.
  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
    The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE’s International Study Programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants are asked to specify the group to which they belong and which they believe to be underrepresented in study abroad. Awards are usually made in the amount of $500. The applicant must participate in a CIEE study abroad program. The applicant must self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented group. ​

Global Links Scholarships

 Global Links provides numerous scholarships to students applying for a semester or year abroad through the Global Links program. Students will be required to fill out a full scholarship application for all Global Links specific scholarships by the required deadline to be eligible for consideration of an award. An application will be made available to all eligible participants upon acceptance to the Global Links program. For additional information, please visit the Global Links website.

  • Travel Grants: Each semester, through the generosity of STA Travel, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, and Air Pacific selected participants are awarded scholarships equal to the international round-trip airfare cost to/from Australia or New Zealand
  • La Trobe University Sponsored Scholarship: La Trobe University supports AustraLearn students with two $1,000 AUD award each year.
  • International College of Management, Sydney Sponsored Scholarship: The International College of Management, Sydney offers $10,000 per year to be disbursed in $1,000 awards to AustraLearn students attending a semester abroad in the standard study abroad program or the study internship combo program.

La Trobe University Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship 

La Trobe International offers A$1000 Study Abroad Ambassador scholarships for students studying at La Trobe University. For more information about the scholarship, please visit www.latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships/studyabroad.  

Panrimo Preferred Partner University Scholarship

Each year Panrimo awards several scholarships to students from their partner university who plan to study or intern abroad on Panrimo programs. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, please visit the Panrimo website at http://www.panrimo.com/topics/85/grants-and-scholarships.

ProWorld Scholarships

ProWorld offers several scholarships for students participating in ProWorld NGO Internship programs: General ProWorld Scholarship, ProWorld Leadership Scholarship, and ProWorld Heritage Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be expected to share their experiences and increased global awareness gained during their ProWorld program upon return to their home communities.  For more information and applications, please visit http://www.proworldvolunteers.org/scholarships​.

Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships

Spanish Studies Abroad offers two scholarship options for students attending the Spanish Studies Abroad program in Seville, Spain. For eligibility, application deadlines, and application instructions please visit the website at http://www.spanishstudies.org/CCCSScholarshipProgram-id-241.html.

University of Canterbury Mobility Inbound Study Abroad Award

The University of Canterbury offers up to a $5,000 scholarship to provide support for non-degree seeking study abroad students.  To be eligible, students must have applied and been accepted into the University of Canterbury to study for one semester or one year in a study abroad program. For more information about this scholarship, please visit http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipDetails.aspx?ScholarshipID=6935.1330

 

Other External Scholarships and Resources

West Michigan World Trade Association Scholarship

The West Michigan World Trade Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining West Michigan’s competitive edge in the global marketplace. As part of this commitment, the organization wishes to encourage students to expand their academic knowledge by offering them scholarships for qualified study abroad programs. Scholarships will be awarded to students from West Michigan post-secondary academic institutions in amounts up to $1,000 and are based on program costs and financial need. 

For eligibility, application deadlines, and application instructions please visit the website at http://www.wmwta.org/Scholarship.aspx 

Fulbright Grants 

Recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists may apply for a student Fulbright Grant. The applicants plan their own programs of study. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences or a combination of these experiences.

For more information visit www.iie.org/fulbright

George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship 

George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. For additional information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please visit www.us-irelandalliance.org.  

One additional general website to check is:​

  • www.finaid.org - a comprehensive listing of scholarships and grants compiled by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. There is a special section on scholarships for study abroad. 

 

Note: Park Library also has resources regarding grants and scholarships. 

 

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