Study Abroad Scholarships And Grants For College Students Only
CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS
The U.S. Department of State offers intensive summer language institutes in 13 foreign languages in order to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The CLS Program supports beginning, intermediate, and advanced level study in Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. Advanced beginning and intermediate level study is available in Arabic and Persian, while intermediate to advanced level programs are available in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Awards cover round-trip travel between the student’s home city and program location, a mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
To Apply: http://www.clscholarship.org/
THE TORTUGA BACKPACKS STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
The founders of Tortuga Backpacks, Fred and Jeremy, experienced the transformative power of travel on a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe. Frustrated by their luggage options, they started their own backpack company. Now they want to give college students the same opportunity they had.The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to students interested in exploring the world. The scholarship is for $1,000 towards any study abroad program.
To Apply: http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship
DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP
The Boren scholarship, a National Security Education Program award, is for students interested in learning a foreign language, studying abroad, and adding an international element to their education. This scholarship provides undergraduates with up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad, while the Boren Fellowship provides graduates up to $30,000 for language study and international research in the 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.
To Apply: https://www.borenawards.org/
FREEMAN AWARDS FOR STUDY IN ASIA
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) scholarships benefit U.S. undergraduates with financial aid providing them with funds to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Need-based funding assists recipients with study-abroad program costs and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation and books. Awards range from $3,000 for a summer program, $5,000 for a semester or quarter program, to $7,000 for an academic year program.
To Apply: https://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia
GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify U.S. undergraduate students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by providing awards of up to $5,000 for one academic year. The program serves underrepresented students with high financial need, and all applicants must be recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
To Apply: https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
The National Security Education Program encourages students to internationalize their educational resumes by offering U.S. undergraduates scholarship opportunities to study abroad. Its goal is to help equip students with language skills and cultural understanding resulting in successful careers—the application deadline is in January
To Apply: https://www.nsep.gov/content/initiatives
SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING (SIT) SCHOLARSHIPS
SIT Study Abroad supports international opportunities for students through its scholarship and grant programs. Many SIT scholarships and grants are available for both terms of study: semester and summer. Individual awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. Here is a list of just a few SIT Scholarships: The Compton Fund: For students enrolled in SIT programs with environmental, post-conflict transformation, or sustainable development themes.; SIT Engineering Scholarship: For students enrolled in undergraduate engineering programs who have demonstrated financial need.; The Experiment in International Living (EIL) Alumni Study Abroad Scholarship: To recognize and support alumni of EIL summer high school programs.; HBCU Scholarships: For students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
To Apply: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/how-to-apply/scholarships-and-financial-aid/
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID CENTER
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) is a clearinghouse for information on college scholarship, financial aid, and grants for all students wishing to study abroad. IEFA’s mission is to promote international education through the development and publication of a comprehensive database.
To Apply: https://www.iefa.org/
STA STUDY ABROAD PACKAGE SCHOLARSHIP
STA has teamed up with Lonely Planet and GoAbroad.com to break down study abroad barriers for college students and help you achieve their goals. The grand prize includes a $2,000 flight voucher, a $3,000 scholarship and a copy of the Lonely Planet Guide to studying abroad. Entries are due by September 25.
To Apply: STA & Go Abroad Scholarship Link
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