Check with the study abroad office at your home institution as to what financial aid and institutional grants you will be able to use toward participation in your chosen study abroad program. Under certain circumstances you may also qualify for additional financial aid, so it is also important to talk to your financial aid adviser.
Bard Abroad/IILE Scholarship
IILE scholarships are available to any student demonstrating financial need. Applications are particularly encouraged from students whose tuition at their home institution is significantly lower than Bard’s tuition rate, and/or for whom financial aid and/or institutional scholarships cannot be transferred toward participation in the program. Application is part of program application process.
Bard Abroad Heritage Scholarship
Heritage scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are of:
- Kyrgyz heritage applying for a semester/year of study at AUCA.
- Palestinian heritage applying for a semester/year of study at AQB.
- Hungarian heritage applying for a semester/year of study at CEU.
- Russian heritage applying for a semester/year of study at Smolny.
Application is part of program application process.
Bard Abroad Diversity Scholarship
Diversity scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to the following: Economically disadvantaged students, African-American students, Asian students, Hispanic/Latino students, multi-racial/ethnic students, indigenous/Native American students, students with disabilities or first-generation college students. Application is part of program application process.
Bard Abroad Civic Engagement Scholarship
Civic engagement scholarships are awarded to students whose participation in the program enables them to further a related civic engagement project, including but not limited to student-led initiatives, community action projects, and/or-in-depth research for a thesis or intended for publication. Application is part of program application process.
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 America, and the Middle East. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
US-Japan Bridging Project
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.
Diversity Abroad offers ten $500 scholarships for full-time undergraduate students studying abroad during the spring or fall semesters (five scholarships are awarded for each semester). Economically disadvantaged students, African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, multi-racial/ethnic or Native American undergraduate students, as well as students who study in nontraditional locations (outside western Europe and Australia) are strongly encouraged to apply. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
Open to students who receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance who are studying abroad and pursuing language study in any of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invites applications from undergraduate students for FEA Scholarships. Scholarships (up to $5,000) are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs of four weeks or longer. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in U.S. universities/colleges who plan to study abroad. Funding preference may be given for students from underrepresented groups attending a program with a strong service-learning or volunteering component in a nontraditional destination. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
The study/research grant category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. Study/research grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize himself or herself with the program summary for the host country. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
The Gilman Scholarship Program supports undergraduate Pell Grant recipients studying abroad for summer, semester, or academic year programs. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 are typically awarded each academic year. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need, with the average award being approximately $4,000. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships
Undergraduate members of the Golden Key Honor Society who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or who will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award are eligible for one of ten $1,000 awards presented each year. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
Institute of International Education Scholarship Directory
This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, and professionals. Application is made through individual websites.
International Scholarship Search
The International Scholarship Search has a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad. Application is made directly through individual websites.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Open to all applicants with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter at their school; membership in Phi Kappa Phi is not required. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarship is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Scholars studying abroad serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands, studies, and projects. Upon returning home, they share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. Application is made directly through your local Rotary Club.
Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship
The SCSF was founded on the belief that any desiring individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. This website also has a scholarship resource list. Application is made directly through the organization’s website.
U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program
A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
This fellowship is intended to help fund proposals by American college students to carry out brief work, about four to six weeks, in foreign countries on topics related to the mandate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and that seek to build strong ties among nations.
Search for scholarships provided by organizations in your hometown, county, and state (such as heritage groups or service-oriented membership organizations). For example: Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam counties).