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Scholarship and Fellowship Options for Undergraduates

AASCU Scholarships for Undergraduate Study in China

China

  • 25 $10,000 scholarships for one year, full time academic study at a designated university in China. Covers study from August / early September through July. Includes: Tuition, Room & Board, Health Insurance, Travel/Conference Allowance/Fees, Stipend. Scholarship will be paid to the host university in China not the student. International round trip airfare is the student's responsibility. Application Package requirements and where to send applications can be found on AASCU website.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for the scholarship.
  • Visit the AASCU Scholarship Page

AIFS Program Scholarships

Worldwide options

  • Scholarship Awards range from $500 to 50% off the program price. The average award amount is $1000.  
  • Applicant must be participating in AIFS program to be eligible for these scholarships.
  • Visit the AIFS scholarships homepage

Bridging Scholarships 

Japan

  • Scholarship awards up to $2,500 for the semester; $4,000 for the year.
  • The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students studying abroad in Japan for a semester or academic year. Funding for summer study is not offered.
  • Undergraduates in any field are eligible. Previous language study not required.
  • Awarded once in the fall and once in the spring. Application deadline for fall study is typically in April; for spring study the deadline is typically in October.
  • Visit the Bridging homepage

Education New Zealand

New Zealand

  • The awards will provide support for U.S. students who participate in study abroad programs at New Zealand’s universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics—commonly referred to as ITPs, and offering technical and applied degree programs. 
  • Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Study Abroad Travel Awards, worth US$2,000 each, will be granted to seven students demonstrating the talent and flair to be ambassadors for New Zealand as an international education destination.
  • A further 26 Generation Study Abroad Excellence Awards, each worth US$500, will be offered by New Zealand’s eight universities and participating ITPs to assist with the up-front cost of traveling to New Zealand. 
  • Visit the Education New Zealand page for the application and other scholarship details.

Fund for Education Abroad

Worldwide Options

  • Award amount up to $10,000.
  • FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in education abroad programs by providing grants and scholarships.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents participating in a minimum 4 weeks of Study Abroad.
  • Awarded once per year.
  • Application cycle opens in October and closes in January.
  • Awards are for summer and the following academic year's fall and spring.
  • Visit the Fund for Education Abroad home page

Gilman Scholarship

Encourages destinations world-wide but especially outside of traditional destinations such as Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe

  • Average amount is $4000.
  • The program aims to diversify the U.S. students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by financially assisting students who may not otherwise have access to the opportunity. 
  • First Generation students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be receiving the Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that they will be receiving the grant while Studying Abroad.
  • Must be participating in a Study Abroad that will last for at least four weeks.
  • Destinations under a U.S. Department of State warning are prohibited.
  • Awarded twice per year. 
  • Students should apply the semester prior to their planned time overseas.
  • Application cycle for Summer, Fall and the Academic Year opens in January and closes in March; application cycle for Spring opens in August and closes in October.
  • Earlier on-campus deadline required by the program.
  • Visit the Gilman homepage

Globalinks Program Scholarships

Worldwide options


GlobalSemesters.com

Cyprus

  • $500 Scholarship for Semester Program
  • Additional $250 Scholarship for All Students who submit their program deposit by October 30th
  • Visit the Global Semesters Homepage

Institute for Study Abroad-Butler

Worldwide options


International Studies Abroad 

Worldwide options


Killam Fellowships 

Canada

  • $5,000 award for semester and $10,000 award for the academic year.
  • Killam Fellowships provide outstanding American students either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens in good academic standing and full-time undergraduate degree seeking students at an accredited U.S. school.
  • Awarded once per year for the following academic year. 
  • Application cycle opens during the summer and closes in early January.
  • Visit the Killam homepage

Phi-Kappa Phi

Destinations around the world

  • Award amount $1000.
  • The award can be used with travel anywhere in the world but you must be doing a Study Abroad which relates to your field of study.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75. The student does not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Awarded once per year.
  • There are two application cycles per year (February 15th and September 15th) that depend on the individual's travel dates. Visit the Phi Kappa Phi page under Study Abroad FAQ to find out which application cycle is right for you.
  • Visit the Phi Kappa Phi homepage