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 $5,000 to relieve the costs associated with studying abroad with the option to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Languages Supplement from the Gilman Program. For eligibility, application deadlines, critical need languages and application instructions, visit www.iie.org/gilman

Boren Awards for International Study Undergraduate Scholarship

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program and are designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. All recipients of the Boren Scholarship must enter into an agreement to work in a national security position with the federal government after graduation. For more information, including awards, deadlines and additional incentives, visit www.borenawards.org.

Boren Awards for International Study Graduate Fellowship

Boren Graduate Fellowships provide American graduate students, both at the master's and doctoral levels, 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. All recipients of the Boren Fellowship must enter into an agreement to work in a national security position with the federal government after graduation. For more information about awards and deadlines, visit 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 semesterlong programs or $4,000 for students in academic year programs. More information is available from http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships.

British Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship used to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate or undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship is held for two years. Go to www.marshallscholarship.org for application information.

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association Scholarships

The British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) offers scholarships to North American undergraduate students studying at a BUTEX-affiliated university either a semester or for a whole academic year. For more information about eligibility, application instructions, deadlines and BUTEX-affiliated institutions, visit http://www.butex.ac.uk.

Critical Languages Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.  The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. State Department.  Go to http://www.clscholarship.org for application information. 

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships for the summer, fall and spring terms. For more information, eligibility and application, visit 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. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, visit https://www.fgscholars.org/about.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. For more information, visit http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

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 U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in U.S. universities or colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. For more information, visit http://fundforeducationabroad.org.

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship ​

Members of Golden Key may apply for a $1,000 scholarship for study abroad toward the applicant's major. For application deadlines, eligibility requirements and application information, visit 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. More information is available from your local Rotary Club or at www.rotary.org.

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, visit https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants. The CIEE scholarship programs include:

  • CIEE International Study Programs:

    Awards are usually made in the amount of $500 or $1,000. The applicant must participate in a CIEE study abroad program and demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

  • GAIN:

    The GAIN Scholarship was developed to aid in diversifying study abroad by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds, with documented disabilities or underrepresented fields of study. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

  • John E. Bowman Travel Grant:

    The Bowman Travel Grant provides assistance to students participating in CIEE study abroad program in nontraditional locations (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America) and is intended to help defray the cost of travel. Awards are usually made in the amount of $500 to $1,000.

  • Jennifer Ritzmann Scholarship for Studies in Tropical Biology:

    This scholarship is to be awarded each semester to a qualified participant on the Monteverde program. 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 for individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been identified as underrepresented in study abroad. Awards are usually made in the amount of $500.

ISA Scholarships​

ISA provides numerous scholarships to students applying for a semester or year abroad through the ISA program. Program specific scholarships are due by the required deadline. For additional information, visit http://studiesabroad.com/admissions/document/scholarships.

La Trobe University Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship ​

La Trobe International offers $1,000 Study Abroad Ambassador scholarships for students studying at La Trobe University. For more information about the scholarship, visit

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/scholarships

University of Canterbury Mobility Inbound Study Abroad Award​

The University of Canterbury offers a scholarship up to a $5,000 to provide support for nondegree seeking study abroad students for one semester or one year. For more information, visit http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipDetails.aspx?ScholarshipID=6935.1330.​

USAC Regional Scholarships

Beginning with the January 2017 term, five regional scholarships will be available for any USAC student with a 3.0 GPA. Awards will be for up to $1,000 depending on the program. For more information, visit http://usac.unr.edu/money-matters/scholarships-and-discounts.​

Other External Scholarships and Resources

West Michigan World Trade Association Scholarship

The West Michigan World Trade Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining west Michigan's competitive edge in the global marketplace. Scholarships will be awarded to students from west Michigan postsecondary academic institutions in amounts up to $1,000 based on program costs and need. For eligibility, application deadlines, and application instructions, visit http://www.wmwta.org/Scholarship.

Economic Club of Grand Rapids Business Study Abroad Scholarship

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids offers two scholarships up to $2,000 per year. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA; have declared a business-related major; and be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa or Muskegon counties for the prior three years. For additional information regarding eligibility, application deadlines and applications instructions, visit http://www.grfoundation.org/scholarshipslist.

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. For more information, visit www.iie.org/fulbright.

George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance. For additional information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, visit www.us-irelandalliance.org​

One additional general website:

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. Visit www.finaid.org.

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