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Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship Options

Boren Fellowships

Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

  • Scholarship Awards up to $20,000 a year; Fellowships up to $30,000 a year.
  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships focus on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
  • Awarded once per year. Semester and academic year awards, preference is given to year-long study. Summer awards for STEM students only.
  • Both Boren Application cycles open once per year in late August. The Fellowship application closes in January; the Scholarship application closes in February.
  • Earlier on-campus deadline required by the program.
  • Visit the Boren homepage

Chinese Government Scholarships Program for U.S. Students

China

  • This program includes full funding scholarships and partial scholarships.
  • The China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships cover different durations of study at a host institution, depending on a student's application.
  • Information about host institutions can be found on the CSC website.
  • Apply through the CSC Online Application System (application deadline early April).

Critical Language Scholarship

Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish or Urdu

  • The scholarship provides full funding.
  • CLS is for American students to participate in group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences overseas each summer.
  • Students in any field are eligible to apply but must have completed at least first year of university study prior to program
  • Awarded once per year. Application cycle is open from mid-summer through mid-November.
  • Visit the Critical Language Scholarship homepage

DAAD Scholarships 

Germany

  • There are a variety of scholarships offered through the DAAD program.
  • The goal of DAAD is to support study in Germany through classroom study at a German university, fine arts participation, Internship and/or research.
  • Consult the DAAD website to research the scholarships available.
  • Visit the DAAD homepage

FULBRIGHT (must be at minimum a graduating senior)

Worldwide Options

U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
  • Award includes round trip airfare to and from the host country, funding to cover room and board as well as incidental costs based on the cost of living in the host country.
  • The U.S. Student Program provides multiple avenues for which to consider applying. These areas include Academic research/study grants, English Teaching Assistantships, or Projects in the Creative and Performing Arts and Creative Writing.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will have earned a Bachelor's degree before the Fulbright award begins. The Fulbright program is merit based.
  • Awarded once per year.
  • Application cycle opens in May and closes in October.
  • Earlier on-campus deadline required by the program.
  • Visit Fulbright U.S. Student Program homepage
FULBRIGHT CANADA  U.S. Student Program
  • Award amount $15,000.
  • Encourages and promotes bi-national collaborative research and thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries.
  • Open to any area of study but the following areas are especially key: humanities, communications and culture, Canada-American relations, public policy, topics relating to culture and environmental law, indigenous issues, and science. Must be U.S. citizen.
  • Awarded once per year.
  • Application cycle opens once per year from May until OctoberEarlier on-campus deadline required by the program.
  • Visit the Fulbright Canada U.S. Student Program homepage

Institute of International Education

This comprehensive list of scholarships connected to IIE is a list of possible funding for International students, U.S. students, U.S. veterans/families, etc.,

Scholarships and award amounts vary.

Marshall Scholarships (Graduating Seniors/ Graduate)

United Kingdom

  • Award amount varies by situation but it is for approximately $35,000 a year.
  • Marshall's goal is to further the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.
  • Applicants apply for either the traditional, two year scholarship or the one year scholarship. To be eligible you must be a U.S. citizen and have earned your undergraduate degree prior to the beginning of the Marshall program but after April 2010.
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.7.Awarded once per year.
  • Application cycle opens in late spring and closes in early October.
  • Earlier on-campus deadline required by the program.
  • Visit the Marshall homepage

Spokane-Jecheon Sister City Scholarship

Korea

  • Award amount of $1,000.
  • Must have graduated from a high school in Spokane or be studying in a four-year university in Spokane.
  • Eligible students must enroll in an organized academic program in Korea, such as a semester abroad or summer session at a Korean university.
  • Download the Scholarship for Study in Korea Application (DOC).

SIT 

Worldwide options

  • Award amounts vary from $500 to $5,000.
  • The Pell Grant Match Scholarship is available for more than 30 programs.
  • Must be participating in an SIT program to be eligible.
  • Visit the SIT scholarship homepage

Turkish Coalition of America

Turkey

TCA Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship Program for Native American, African American and Hispanic American students:

  • Award amounts ranging from $500 to $2000.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled at a study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or Bosnia and Herzegovina for the summer, and enroll for a semester or a Turkish language program with aims to build bridges to other minority communities in the United States.
  • Visit the TCA homepage