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Scholarships

Many students have used the below agencies to apply for travel grants/scholarships over the years. If one interests you, feel free to explore their website to learn more!

 

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

"The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy."

  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant
  • Studying or interning in another country for at least 21 days
  • Deadline: March 9, 2021
CIEE Study Abroad
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Deadline: Fall - April 1
  • Deadline: Spring - October 15
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Must be studying in Germany
  • Apply early, applications are typically due a year in advanced 
  • Deadline: Varies by scholarship, see website for details
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

"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."

  • $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country
  • Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return
  • Deadline: TBD due to the ongoing pandemic 
Go Abroad
  • Follow the link to information about the various scholarships and grants awarded by Go Abroad!
  • Deadline: Varies by scholarship, see website for details

Go Overseas

  • Recipients must be accepted into a study abroad program.
  • Go Overseas will judge entries based on creativity, analytical thinking and passion for studying abroad
  • Deadline: Varies by scholarship, see website for details 
Hi USA

"At HI USA, we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. That’s why we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component."

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Plan to study outside of US between May 15, 2018 and August 31, 2019.
  • Deadline: TBD due to the ongoing pandemic 
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
  • This is a great resource for browsing all sorts of scholarships by major, location, and other traits
  • Deadline: Varies by scholarship, see website for details
ISA Diversity Scholarship
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at time of ISA program participation
  • Be accepted to an ISA program
  • Along with the scholarship application, the following items are required to be considered for an award: college transcripts, essay, resume, and supporting financial aid documents. For full eligibility and application requirements, follow the scholarship link
  • A full list of their scholarships can be found on their website
  • Deadline: Fall - April 30
  • Deadline: Spring - October 30

ISA Dr. Carlos E. Castaneda Memorial Scholarship

  • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at time of ISA program participation
  • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent (Courses must appear on official transcript)
  • Be on financial aid
  • Along with the scholarship application, the following items are required to be considered for an award: college transcripts, essay, resume, and supporting financial aid documents. For full eligibility and application requirements, follow the scholarship link
  • Deadline: Fall - April 30
  • Deadline: Summer - February 28
Italia Rail Scholarship Program
  • Must study in Italy
  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Deadline: TBD due to the ongoing pandemic 
JUC Semester Long Scholar
  • Open to any student applying to study at JUC  for a semester.
  • Scholarship application should be submitted along with the JUC application.
PA Council for International Education - Asia

"To increase the global awareness and competencies of students studying at universities and colleges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE) and The Asia Institute are offering $2,000 in study abroad scholarship funding."

  • Must be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student who is attending a university or college in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Students applicants should be seeking to participate in a global learning experience in Asia in 2019. The global learning experience can be:
    • Short-term faculty-led program (10 days - 8 weeks) 
    • Semester or full year study abroad program
    • International internship (6 weeks minimum) 
    • International scholarly research (4 weeks minimum) 
  • Deadline: TBD for the 2023 academic year 
PA Council for International Education - ISA

"To increase the global awareness and competencies of students studying at universities and colleges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE) and The Asia Institute are offering $2,000 in study abroad scholarship funding."

  • Students must be enrolled full-time at a high school, college or university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • The scholarships may be utilized to participate in a summer or semester ISA program, including internships, service-learning or study options. 
  • Students may submit their scholarship and program applications simultaneously.
  • Deadline: Fall - May 17
  • Deadline: Spring - October 15
StudySoup Inc
  • Currently (or within the next year) attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)
  • Deadline: Varies by scholarship, see website for details
TEMPLE Education Abroad

"Temple students studying at Temple University Rome for the fall or spring may apply for a Temple Rome Scholarship to help defray the costs of studying in Rome. Several are awarded each semester and range in amount from $500 to a maximum award of $3,000 for each semester. Temple students may apply by completing the scholarship application and essay, available within the online program application."

  • Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated undergraduate at the time of application
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at Temple University Rome; demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: Fall - April 1
  • Deadline: Spring - October 1
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad

"The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. The winner of the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship will receive $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad and 1 travel backpack."

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or student visa holder
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university
  • Deadline: TBD due to the ongoing pandemic
Western Union Scholarship

"Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community-Mindedness."

  • Must be pursuing a degree/field of study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship
  • Deadline: TBD due to the ongoing pandemic