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Scholarships and Fellowships

Possible sources of funding for students seeking to study abroad are listed below. Please note that most of these programs will require that you apply and receive admission to an approved study abroad program. For more information on how to apply, and which program may be applicable to your academic goals at the University, please contact the Office of Global Programs.

Also, for information on many various sources of scholarships/ funding for study abroad, a great website to search for available funding, based on your major and the country of study, is Study Abroad Funding. See info and link below.

Study Abroad Funding

This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals. For more information, please visit the official website at: http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/

Undergraduate Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The program offers competitive awards up to $5,000 for study abroad to students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000 Critical Need Language Supplement. The applicable critical need languages are: (1) Arabic (all dialects); (2) Chinese (all dialects); (3) Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek); (3) Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki); (4) Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi); (6) Korean; (7) Russian; and (8) Swahili. For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

From its inception in 2001, Freeman-ASIA has made study abroad in East and Southeast Asia possible for over 4,600 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions. With generous funding from the Freeman Foundation, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is grateful to have relaunched Freeman-ASIA in 2016. For more information, visit:


John T. Petters Scholarships

The John T. Petters Foundation is a private foundation that works to advance the educational experiences by providing scholarships of deserving students. The Foundation focuses its scholarships to support international business study abroad and social entrepreneurship service programs. For more information, visit:

CDS International (CDS)

CDS is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of international practical training opportunities for young professionals, students, educators, as well as labor, business, and government representatives. CDS serves over 2,000 individuals annually from over 70 countries (worldwide) in a variety of work/study, internship, fellowship, and study tour programs. For more information visit the website at: http://www.culturalvistas.org/

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. student program gives a one year award for study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright commission. The program accepts applications from seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates. The program provides opportunities to engage in the following activities abroad: university course work, library and field work, classes in a music or art school, independent projects in the social or life sciences, Assistant in teaching English, or a combination of activities. For more information about the U.S. student program, please visit the website at: http://www.fulbrightonline.org/us/home.html

NSEP (National Security Education Program): David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For additional information, please visit the website at: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation promotes scholarships, education, and research programs in the social sciences, chemistry, computers, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology and other related fields. NSF funds may be used for study abroad. For more information on NSF Programs visit: http://www.nsf.gov

Humboldt Foundation Fellowships

The foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to seniors, graduate/professional students, and post doctoral candidates for research and study abroad in Germany. The program is open to U.S citizens as well as nationals of other countries. More information is available at: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html

CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Scholarships

CIEE Scholarships are awarded to support study abroad in CIEE International Study Programs. These scholarships are given to individuals or members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. For more information, visit the official site at: https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/scholarships-grants

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. The program includes international internships. For more information, visit the website at: http://www.rangelprogram.org/

IIPP (International Institute of Public Policy) - UNCFSP

The IIPP program administered by United Negro College Funds Special Programs is open to sophomores enrolled full-time at four-year colleges and universities. The goal of the program is to increase the participation and influence of underrepresented minority groups in international affairs. Successful applicants participate in a multiyear sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships and graduate studies. For more information, please visit the official website at: http://www.uncfsp.org/iipp/

Note: Although, since 2012, congressional action, taken via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, eliminated funding for the UNCF Special Programs Corporation's Institute for International Public Policy and no new fellowships are currently being awarded, please check the website periodically for the re-opening of the program due to possible restored funding.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

For more information about this wonderful scholarship opportunity or to apply for it, please visit their website: http://clscholarship.org/


Fund For Education Abroad Scholarship

Dear Study Abroad Advocate,

You and I share the belief that the value of education abroad is without equal. Since 2010, the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) has worked to increase the number and diversity of American students studying abroad through the provision of game-changing scholarships of up to $10,000.


Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

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FEA scholarships are awarded with a preference for underrepresented students and those with a demonstrated financial need. Sixty-one percent of our scholarship recipients are first-generation college students, 72 percent are nontraditional or minority, and 37 percent are community college students. This year, we will award up to $500,000 to deserving undergraduate students who seek life-changing experiences abroad.

We are hosting three Advisor Webinars this fall to familiarize you with the FEA application process, timeline, and requirements.

For additional details, please visit our website . If you would like to serve as a volunteer scholarship reviewer, please submit your credentials through our our volunteer page .

Thank you for your continued support of FEA’s mission to provide scholarships and support to students in financial need who are underrepresented in the U.S. study abroad population.

Best wishes,

Jennifer Calvert

Executive Director



Check back soon for updated Fellowships.


Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.

The Marshall Commission is pleased to announce that the Marshall Scholarship Online Application for 2018 is now live. Interested students can find the application by following this link: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/apply

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