Study Abroad Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities that may help you finance your study abroad experience. For scholarship ideas, you can check out

Please note it is the student's responsibility to have direct discussions with the Financial Aid Office about the implications of receiving a study abroad scholarship. The Center for Global Education is happy to provide you with this information and celebrate with you if you receive an award, but we do not handle the technicalities of your financial situation.

Boren Scholarship

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 & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Gilman Scholarship

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 and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Bridging Scholarship

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.

USAC Scholarships

USAC has a variety of scholarships available to you for your studies abroad. Last year, USAC together with outside scholarship organizations awarded more than $867,000 to students.

Institute of International Education (IIE) Study Abroad Funding

This directory 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.

Center for Global Education Scholarships

  • The Harriet Fletcher International Travel Award

      This application is available in the fall semester in order to assist study abroad students who will be learning abroad during the spring semester.
  • CGE Scholarship for USAC Fall Programs

This application is available in the spring semester in order to assist students who will be studying abroad during the fall at a USAC program site.

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