New student booklet: "You Can Afford to Study Abroad". Topics covered include Scholarships & Grants, Personal Fundraising, Student Loans, Managing Money Abroad, and more.
This new resource is an excellent tool that can be used by education
abroad, multicultural, financial aid and other offices on campus to help
students realize the different options available to fund study abroad.
The booklet can be accessed online from:
1. Overall-General Scholarships
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) offer the following scholarships for study abroad (criteria and award amounts vary). For more information, call (800) 727-2437 or visit: http:www.aifsabroad.com/ays2004-2005/ays_scholar.html
a) International Scholarships
b) Minority Scholarships
c) Premier Campus Scholarships
d) Study Again Scholarship
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e)Gilman Bonus Scholarship
f)Summer Study Abroad Scholarships: http://www.aifsabroad.com/css/css_scholar.htm.
API Study Abroad 101 Program
For those of you interested in studying abroad next year there is a great
scholarship opportunity for you that has a deadline quickly approaching!
Abroad101, which is the largest study abroad review website, has teamed up
with Academic Programs International (API) to promote international education
by launching a $2000 Scholarship Giveaway.
All you need to do, is click on the link above that will direct you to the
scholarship entry page. Then write a very brief description as to why you
think you deserve the scholarship and how you would incorporate what you
learned during your time abroad to your school or community after returning
home. After that, use your social networking tools to get as many people to
"Like' your entry. The entrant with the most "Likes" will be a few couple
dollars closer to studying abroad! It's as simple as that.
The deadline for this scholarship is January 15th, and the more time you have
for people to "Like" your entry, the greater chance you'll have to win!
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the re-launch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation with offices in New York, NY, Stowe, VT, and Honolulu, HI. Applications can be submitted online starting in January 2011 for study abroad beginning in Summer 2011. Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be available for study abroad anytime through the 2012-13 academic year, with application deadlines listed on the program website.
The deadline for Spring 2013 applications is October 10, 2012. Applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
Detailed information is available on the program website at:
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
August 1, 2011 is the deadline for most 2012-2013 U.S. Fulbright Scholar applications, but deadlines do vary depending on the program you choose.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
For full program and contact information, visit the Fulbright Program website at:
For additional information, you can also visit the Fulbright page on the Institute of International Education (IIE) website at:
Gilman Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
**Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Spring 2013 Online Application Closed!
The online application for Summer 2013 & Fall 2013/AY study abroad programs will open in mid-January 2013. For more information, please visit the website above or contact the appropriate person below:
Applicants (last name A - K):
Applicants (last name L - Z):
Institute of International Education (IIE) Scholarship
Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.
IIE manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through their network of domestic and international offices. Choose from four different categories of programs: Educating Global Citizens, Science and Technology Programs, Creating Mutual Understanding, and Managing Corporate Scholarships. Deadlines vary for each program.
Detailed information can be found on the program website at:
**IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding Directory:
Deputy Vice President, Strategic Development
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA
Fax: +1 212.984.5401
Members of the Rainbow SIG have created a special annual scholarship for American LGBT study abroad students. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year. We encourage qualified students to consider applying.
Details about the scholarship application can be found at:
National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad and Fellowships for Graduate Students
Boren scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including, Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American and the Middle East. the countries of Western Europe canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. Students are encouraged to study for a semester or one academic year. You should contact your Boren Representative at the Center for International Studies, Greenquist 210.
The 2012 application deadlines are:
Boren Scholarships Deadline: February 9, 2012
Each campus sets an earlier campus deadline.
Boren Fellowships Deadline: January 31, 2012
Detailed information can be found on the program website at:http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. More than $700,000 is awarded each year to outstanding students, Phi Kappa Phi members and chapters through the Society's various awards competitions: the Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants, and Love of Learning.
Phi Kappa Phi sets high standards for its award recipients. Selection committees comprised of representatives from each of the Society's five regions carefully review all applications. Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors, including academic recognition and awards, campus and community involvement, leadership experiences, and quality and scope of proposed program.
Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. The grants are available to both members and non-members of Phi Kappa Phi.
For complete information and to download the Phi Kappa Phi grant /scholarship application, visit the website at:
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Ambassadorial Scholarships, The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, more than 40,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is one of the world's largest privately funded international scholarships programs. Nearly 700 scholarships were awarded for study in 2009-10. Through grants totaling approximately US$16.2 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 80 nations.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.
These scholarships can be 3-6 months, academic year, or multi-year in duration. Restrictions may apply.
Students may also find frequently asked questions and a downloadable application at: http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/ambassadorialscholarships/pages/ridefault.aspx
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201, USA
Phone: +1 847-866-3000
Fax: +1 847-328-8554 or +1 847-328-8281
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time
2. UW Parkside Affiliated Programs
Various Australearn Sponsored Scholarships: www.australearn.org
A - Affiliate Student Awards. Affiliate awards are available only to students enrolled at a U.S. university that is a member of the AustraLearn Affiliate Program (UWM is). Students must also meet all general criteria which includes acceptance to an AustraLearn program, demonstrated financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Awarded in 5 categories, scholarships range from $800 to $1500.
B - Minority Student Award. The purpose of these awards is to further encourage the participation of ethnic minority students in study abroad programs to Australia and new Zealand. Applicants must meet all general criteria (listed above) as well as submit a separate short essay describing their current involvement in multicultural or international activities and how they will use this experience in the future.
C - Advisor Award. AustraLearn will choose 2 university advisors each semester and give them the opportunity to reward an AustraLearn scholarship to one of their students. The student must be enrolled in an AustraLearn semester or year abroad program. Scholarship dollars will be distributed by AustraLearn to student accounts.
University of Wisconsin System Grants for Study Abroad: This program provides a grant up to $1,500 for students participating in a UW-Parkside -sponsored study abroad or exchange program. Eligibility is restricted to Undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled in a program leading to a first bachelor's degree, demonstrating financial need, and enrolled full=time in the semester preceding the student's program abroad Applicants must complete the most current Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. See Financial Aid office (262) 595-2574. The application available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In addition, Study Abroad Grant Applications are available at the Center for International Studies, Tallent Hall 180.
3. By Country
West African Research Association,U.S. Department of Education Minority Student Internship to Africa. Three awards offered annually in the average amount of $1,500. Award includes stipend plus travel expenses and is restricted to the academic field of International Relatins and to the geographic region of West Africa. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a graduate/postgraduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university. contact: West African Research Association, Boston University, 270 Bay State Rd. Boston, MA 02215, Tel. (617) 353-4975. (Deadline for Summer: January 31st, Fall: November 15th).
Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, and Uganda Scholarships
Lisle Fellowship Marion Wright Edelman Scholarship. One award offered annually in the average amount of $1,000 to be applied toward tuition. Geographic region is restricted to Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, and Uganda at the Lisle program locations. Field of study is unrestricted. Undergraduate, graduate/postgraduate, and professional levels can qualify. U.S. nationals abroad and foreign nationals residing in the U.s. may apply. Applicants must show commitment to world peace. Recipient also required to attend the Lisle fellowship annual meeting to share his/her experiences. For more information look online at www.lisleinternational.org. Contact: Dr. Mark B. McKinney, 433 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182-9568 or Tel. (734) 847-7126 or email@example.com.
Lancaster University Fylde College Scholarship. Two awards offered annually in the amount of £600 British pounds and £1,200 British pounds. Geographic location is restricted to Lancaster, U.K. Scholarships open to minority undergraduate students studying abroad at Lancaster University for a full academic year. U.S. nationals abroad may apply. Contact: Dr. Nigel Rogers, Director, North American Programs, Lancaster University, University House, Lancaster LA1 4YW United Kingdom, Tel. 44/ 1524- 592035, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Deadline: June).
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austaucsch Dienst) Edu.de Undergraduate Scholarships. Offered in conjunction with the German Foreign Office and the European Recovery Program of the German Federal Government, these awards are offered for short and long-term study abroad programs in Germany. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program, be able to receive academic credit for their activity in Germany, and have at least sophomore standing at the time of application and junior standing at the beginning of the award period. For more information about this award and an application, please visit: www.daad.org
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Boren and Gilman Scholarships (Should look into these for scholarships Studying Abroad)
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austrasch Dienst) EDu.de Undergraduate Scholarships: Offered in conjunction with the government Foreign Office and the European Recovery Program of the German Federal Government, these awards are offered for short and long-term study abroad programs in Germany. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program, be able to receive academic credit for their activity in Germany, and have at least sophomore standing at the time of application and junior standing at the beginning of the award period. For more information about this award and an application, please visit: www.daad.org
Iesabroad Website: For more information about Studying Abroad
Irish Fest Cultural Grant- The Irish Cultural Grant was established in 1998 by resolution of the Board of Directors of Irish Festivals, Inc. A yearly total of $1,000 is available, dispersed in smaller grant amounts.
Applications will be reviewed twice a year in May and December. Applicant must be an individual, may be or any age or ethnic background, and need not be a resident of Milwaukee. Further information and application can be obtained by writing to the scholarship Committee at Irish Fest, 1532 Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee WI 53213, or by calling the Irish Fest office at (414) 476-3378.
The Association of International Educators of Japan Scholarships (AIEJ). Funded by the Japanese government to promote study of Japanese language and culture, these scholarships are available for students participating on official exchange programs (such as UWM-Seijo University exchange) with Japanese universities. There are many Partnerships, Pearse 166. Information is also available online at http://www.aiej.or.jp/study_j/scholarships_e.html
Bridging Scholarships - The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Fall 2004. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is nota prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500-$4,000 depending on the length of their study program in Japan. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html.
In addiction Morgan Stanley will award two $7,5000 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2004-2005 academic year and who have an interest in economics and international finance. Applicants must submit an essay on one of several designated public-policy topics together with an application for the Bridging Scholarship program. For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj or contract email@example.com. Z:\Student Applications, Handouts, Packets, & Forms\Library Handouts\YELLOW-Scholarship Resources\Scholarship.doc.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards for Study in Scandinavia. ASF is offering Grants and Fellowships for graduate students doing research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden.
Students typically apply for an award in Scholarly Research/Study or Creative Arts. Awards range from Grants (normally $3,000) to Fellowships (up to $18,000). The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Information is available on the internet at www.amscan.org
Gina Rosko Memorial Scholarship. In memory of UWM student Ms. Gina Rosko, a study abroad participant in 2000. In cooperation with Macquarie University and the Tosko family, this award is open to students studying at Macquarie University majoring in Mass Communications, Journalism or Advertising with a 3.5 GPA. Student must have substantial financial need with documented involvement in their university and community. This scholarship is offered through Australearn. (www.australearn.org).
Patrick Steward Human Rights Scholarship - This scholarship gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of human rights. Students can apply for an independent project or an internship with a local, national or international human rights organization in the U.S. or abroad. Most scholarships are awarded for projects that represent a first time, hands-on experience and incorporate research and the development of activist skills. Open to high school, college and graduate students who attend U.S. schools and to U.S. citizens who are studying abroad. Term: 6 weeks to 4 months. Stipend: $300-$1,800. Applications are available in January and due in March for projects to be completed the following summer. For more information or to apply online visit www.amnestyusa.org/patricksteward or request an application from the National Field Program: Amnesty International USA, National Field Program 600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20003 Tel: 202-544-0200 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Graduate Scholarships
Academy for Educational Development, US Department of Defense National Security Education Program Graduate Enhancement Fellowships. Individual Awards offered every academic year in the maximum amount of $10,000 per semester. Geographic region is unrestricted. fields of study restricted to Area, Ethnic,and Cultural Studies, Foreign Language and Literature, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a graduate degree program at the graduate and postgraduate level. Undergraduates in the process of applying to a graduate program are also eligible. Applicants may be from any academic discipline but overseas study must combine domestic language and cultural study. Contact: Overseas Programs and Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO BOX 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, Tel. (414) 229-5182.
ERASMUS Scholarships. The European Union has announced an ambitious scholarship program that will allow 2,000 students from outside the region to study in two-year master's programs in Europe at any one time. The program, called Eramus World, will have a budget of about $200-million for an initial phase of four academic years, starting in the fall of 2004. Some 4,200 foreign students are to receive scholarships during that period, as the program gradually works up to full capacity Candidates will apply directly to European universities, which will recommend a number of them for the scholarships. A Europe wide commission will then make the final choices. Students chosen for scholarships will have their full costs covered, including airfare to Europe, tuition, and a living stipend averaging $1,600 per month.
Emerging Market Development Advisors Program (EMDAP), The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the government agency that administers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide and the Institute of International Education (IIE) the largest private, nonprofit educational and cultural exchange agency in the United States, announce the competition for the Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP). The EMDAP is an opportunity for U.S. graduate business students to provide management assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. The ten-month assignments MBA and graduate degree students gain invaluable international work experience as they contribute to USAID mission objectives abroad. USAID funds the program and provide graduate students positions within host companies at the middle and upper managerial levels in such areas as: Financial planning and cost control, Loan portfolio tracking and analysis, Production efficiency and cost control, Marketing and import/export, Human resources development/management, Information systems and database management. On completion of assignments, Advisors will return to home universities, and under the guidance of their university mentors, write a case study.
Contact: www.iie.org/programs: email@example.com, or call (202) 326-7710. (Deadline: Early March).
Professional Development Fellowships. For U.S. students in their second (or terminal) year of a graduate or professional degree program, or U.S citizens having graduated within 5 years from a graduate or professional degree program. These fellowships are designed for young researchers in professional, policy and public administration related fields who want to develop a specialized knowledge of the newly Independent State. Available for Amenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan. Grant provisions include: travel monthly living stipend, insurance, and allowances for books. Fore more information look on-line at www.iie.org. Contact: US Student Programs, 809 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017-3580 or Tel. (212) 984-5330. (Deadline: Early February).
Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce that we have a number of scholarships available for international students who, on completion of their undergraduate degree, might like to build on their study abroad experience by studying for a Master's degree in Irish History, Modern History, Irish Studies, or Social Anthropology for entry in September 2012. This is a great opportunity for students as they can complete their Masters in one year and there are no entrance tests required. Queen's is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of the United Kingdom's leading 20 research-intensive universities. Students are able to work with top notch academics and in world-leading research facilities. Additionally, this year's edition of the Lonely Planet Ireland guide describes Belfast as "a jewel in the country's tourism crown", and it will be an exciting year as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. There are 3 scholarships available which will pay 50% of the fees of the MA program. Additionally,Queen's offers the Mary McNeill Scholarship for a student on the MA Irish Studies programme.
(Deadline: March 7)
Augsburg College Center Center for Global Education Scholarships for Students of Color. Five scholarships awarded annually and range from $100 to $1000. Applies only to applicants to Augsburg College Programs Abroad in Mexico, Namibia, and Central America who are undergraduate students of color and who are U.S. citizens. Contact:Margaret Anderson, Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside, (Deadline: Spring Programs-October 15, Fall-Program April 15).
English Speaking Union Luard Scholarship. Two awards offered annually in the average amount of $20,000 - $25,000. This is a full scholarship to the British university of your choice in the geographic Z:\Student Applications, Handouts, Packets, & Forms\Library Handouts\YELLOW-Scholarship Resources\Scholarships.doc. Last saved by mlee06jan04 region of the United Kingdom. Candidates must be U.S. citizens attending United Negro College Institutions or Howard or Hampton University. Applicants must be African Americans who wish to spend their junior year abroad in the United Kingdom. Contact: Anthony J. Lella, English Speaking Union of the U.S., 144 East 39th street, New York, NY 10016, Tel. (212) 818-1200 (Deadline: November-applicants will be notified in January).
Diversity Abroad scholarships.
Each term Diversity Abroad awards several scholarships to deserving students from diverse academic,economic, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please look at their website
for more information, and also take a look at the blogs made by past scholarship winners.