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Study Abroad Scholarship Resources

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

If you're looking for additional scholarship and grant aid to help you fund your semester's study abroad, here are some resources to assist that effort. The resources are organized under Top Scholarship Search Engines and Top Study Abroad Scholarships to apply for. Other resources identify scholarships geared toward language acquisition in certain countries, or scholarship by geographic area.

TOP SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

1. Study Abroad Scholarships is a great place to start your scholarship search. Their search engine allows for specificity of type of scholarship, such as merit-based, student-specific, destination-specific, program-specific, and subject-specific.

2. The University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center maintains a useful Scholarship Database. When searching on their engine be sure to check UofM and NonUofM under Scholarship Availability Type in order to find the scholarships available to Gordon students.

3. DiversityAbroad.com is a diversity-specific search engine that offers resources for study abroad grants and scholarships. For extensive information about study abroad funding sources visit their Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant Search

TOP STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation

The Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation was established in loving memory of Ashley. The Foundation’s mission is to award students scholarships to travel and study abroad based on merit, personal quality and/or financial need. The foundation serves to share Ashley's courageous pursuits in hopes of encouraging others to explore the unknown.

Award Amount: US $4,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S citizen.
  • Must be enrolled abroad for at least 14 weeks.
  • 3.0+ GPA

2. Fund For Education Abroad (FEA)

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is dedicated to increasing the opportunities for American students to participate in academically rigorous study abroad programs by providing financial assistance in the form of grants and scholarships. The fund offers a variety of scholarships, which are listed below.

Award Amount: Summer Program: min. $1,250 / Semester Program: US $5,000 /
Academic Year: US $10,000

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Program at least 4 weeks (28 days)

3. Tortuga Backpack Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to help young people experience the world outside of their college campuses. Students are expected to answer the following questions: “What do you hope to learn by experiencing another culture? How do you expect to apply these lessons when you return home?”

Award Amount: US $1,000 + a Tortuga backpack

Eligibility:

Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or currently studying in the US on a student visa

4. InterExchange (best for students looking to intern or work abroad)

This grant is designated for individuals who are working or interning abroad. Participants must submit blog posts during their project and submit a written report upon completion.

Award Amount: US $2,500-$10,000

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Participating in a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program (non-academic)
  • Program must be at least six months long

Application Deadline: This grant is awarded three times per year. Deadlines are March 15, July 15 and October 15.

LANGUAGE STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS

German: DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service) provides a means for qualified students to apply for funding for study, research and internships in Germany.

Language Study:  David L. Boren Scholarships

NSEP awards David L. Boren Scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates through a competitive national merit-based process. Since 1994, NSEP has awarded approximately 2,000 Boren Scholarships. Each Boren Scholar goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least 1 year.

Language Study: Specialties in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkic, Persian, Indic
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Eligible U.S. undergraduates can apply to receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the new Critical Need Language Supplement program.

Critical Need Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
  • Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
  • Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujurati, Sindhi)

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to broaden and increase the study abroad population by aiding undergraduate students who are under financial constraints. The Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit organization, currently administers the program through its Southern Regional Office in Houston, Texas under a grant from the Bureau. The program is named after retired New York Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, the legislation's sponsor.

For eligibility details, an application form, and further information, go to: Gilman International Scholarship