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Study abroad hesitation among students their parents are related to cost and safety. Most students are not aware that students can apply for different study abroad scholarship opportunities. The study abroad scholarships are based on merit, student-specific, destination-specific, program-specific and finally based on the students interest and personal statement. If students are interested in exploring study abroad oppoortunities please visit below for scholarship opportunities. Please note, study abroad process can take up to 10-12 months. You must look in to the scholarship deadlines before applying. Majority of the scholarships requires you to be admitted to a study abroad program. Study abroad programs requires undergraduate students to be in sophomore standing with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA and Graduate students in their first year as a fully admitted graduate student with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project
Offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

LewerMark “Make Your Mark” Scholarship
Student entrants – both international and study abroad students – are challenged to submit a 500-word essay that answers the question: “How will an international education help me make a difference in the world?” The first place award is $1,250.00, the second place award is $1,000.00, and the third place award is $750.00. Entries are due the first Friday in March.

Fastweb
Searches for scholarships based on conditions you enter, sends regular email updates alerting you to awards which fit your description.

GoAbroad
Search engine with entries for hundreds of scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other sources of funding for studying or interning abroad.

Institute of International Education
An independent nonprofit, is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors. IIE Study Abroad Funding Has a comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships. Fellowships, and grants to help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.

IIE administers the Fullbright Program and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, and the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships.

  • Fullbright Scholarship
    For students who will have earned their bachelor's degree prior to grant start date to continue research, teaching, or study in another country.
  • Benjamin A Gilman
    Offers a competition for 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.
  • Boren Awards for International Study
    Provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and professional graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. It focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
  • Freeman – ASIA Award
    Freeman- ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

Study UK Scholarships
If students choose to study in the UK students can enjoy the life-changing benefits of international study, knowing the return on their investment.  If students need extra help, there are many financial support options out there, including scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans.  

BUTEX Scholarship
The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who are affiliated to a BUTEX Full Member institution.  You may be affiliated as an incoming or an outgoing study abroad student.

International Education Financial Aid
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international student swishing to study abroad. At this site you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

John T. Petters Foundation
The Foundation develops scholarships for students to enroll in highly regarded international study and volunteer programs so they might gain international experience that extends beyond traditional classroom academic. It aligns with non-profit organizations to provide financial support to students who are in need and are affiliated with their programs to further their education.

Phi Kappa Phi
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 experiences, and quality and scope of proposed program.

Rhodes Scholarships
Each year 32 students from U.S. colleges and universities receive all-expense paid, two-year scholarships for study at Oxford University through Rhodes Trust.

Rotary Scholarships
The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad for students in 162 countries and 35 geographical regions where Rotary clubs are located. Some 1,200 scholarships will be available from clubs worldwide.

Scholarships.com
Helps students find the money they need to get a college education. Over the last several years, it has become the largest free and independent college scholarships search and financial aid information resource on the Internet. Its mission is to assist students and their families in finding college scholarships and to help them explore a variety of valuable financial aid opportunities.

The Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation
The mission is to create a permanent endowment and award scholarships to qualified students for the travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities and/or financial need. Application deadlines are June 15th Fall semester, and November 15th.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
FlipKey with a mission  of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand by encouraging study abroad by offering a award for one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2017.*

Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields.

The CLS Program is a nationally competed award open to all eligible U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field (see additional eligibility requirements ).

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Women’s Opportunity Award (Washington, DC)
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need. Also, please note only residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries and territories are eligible to apply for the educational grants. The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.

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

2016 HI USA awarded 81 scholarships to young people across the U.S. so they could go learn Arabic in Jordan, volunteer in India and Vietnam, teach math in the Dominican Republic, or board a plane for the very first time to study abroad in Europe. Winners of 2016 scholarships have returned home from their travels with a profound sense of intercultural appreciation, and a renewed dedication to spreading the word about travel and tolerance at home.

Taiwan Ministry Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)
To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to undertake Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan); in order to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community. The scholarship offers a monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD (approximately $822 per month)

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD scholarships are open for all qualified undergraduate students funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad or an independent student abroad semester or year.