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Scholarships

Scholarships are valuable resources for study-abroad students. Not only do they represent good sources of funding, but the application process itself leads you to focus on your goals for the abroad experience and helps you strengthen ties with your professors. Winning a scholarship will connect you with a community of scholars with similar interests and goals and can open up future opportunities for work and research. Students with international experience make excellent candidates for many postgraduate fellowships abroad. Students are encouraged to contact the Fellowships Office in 105 Carman for guidance on applying and for information on postgraduate opportunities.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. These grants to study abroad provide assistance to undergraduates who are current recipients of federal student financial aid.
  • Bridging Scholarships: Administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ), the Bridging Scholarships are available for students who wish to study in Japan on semester-long or academic year programs. The scholarships are funded by donations from several U.S. corporations and foundations.
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program:  This program, run by the US Department of State, offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in over a dozen foreign languages of critical need.
  • DAAD Fellowships: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers several study and research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students in Berlin, Germany.
  • NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad: Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students and focus  on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad.
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships: These competitive scholarships are available for undergraduates who have completed at least two years of study. Ambassadorial scholarships provide for programs such as one academic year abroad, or a three to six month intensive language training abroad.
  • Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology: This scholarship provides an award of $2500 per semester (not to exceed two consecutive semesters) to undergraduate juniors and seniors who enroll in the Study Abroad Program at the American University in Cairo and concentrate their studies in Egyptology.

NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad