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NAFSA Scholarship Database

Funding for U.S. Study

University of Minnesota Non-U of M Scholarships

External Scholarship Database hosted by Susquehanna University Scholarship Search

Scholarship Search Engines:

Provides a list of study abroad scholarships, loans, and websites that offer study abroad financial aid. Application deadlines vary for each specific award.

Fin Aid

Financial aid for students who are studying abroad or are participating in international exchange programs. To be eligible, student must carry at least a half time load abroad and receive credit at your home college or university. Application deadlines vary.

International Education Financial Aid

Provides a search engine for US and international students who are studying abroad. Offers a list of nearly 2,000 different scholarships, grants, and fellowships.

Go Overseas

Searchable database of various study abroad programs, internships abroad, teaching abroad, and tours. Numerous scholarships are also available to search on the site. 

Set up a Fund My Travel Account! 

Scholarships Based on Financial Need:

Bejamin A. Gilman Intl. Scholarship

The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad by supporting those who might not participate due to financial constraints.

Fund for Education Abroad 

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year; $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks-in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer.

Optimal Scholarships

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Scholarships for Minority Students:

Point Foundation

That Nation's largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program who is also "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Get access to exclusive diversity study abroad scholarships and grants for minority, low income and first generation students.  

AIFS Scholarships

AIFS International Scholarships and Diversity Abroad Scholarships available

Scholarships for Students Traveling to Asia:

Asia: Freeman Scholarship

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Japan: Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online for study abroad experiences beginning in summer 2016. Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines. 

American Councils

Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support.

Scholarships for UK and Europe:

UK: Marshall Scholarships - Graduate

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

BUTEX Scholarships

Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year - at a BUTEX affiliated institution

UK: Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Undergraduate students studying in the UK for a full academic year, semester, or summer. Preference for minority students, first-generation college students, and students who demonstrate financial need. 

U.S. Ireland Alliance

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Germany - DAAD Scholarships

The scholarships offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are awarded to younger university graduates (and in exceptions, also to advanced students) from all academic disciplines as well as from the fields of music, art, and performing arts.

Pierre C. Fraley Scholarship

The purpose of the Pierre C. Fraley Scholarship is to enable a third or fourth year college or university student of French or a newly graduated French teacher to attend an accredited summer program of study in order to obtain a level of proficiency in the spoken language that is not attainable in normal classroom work. 

Gilman for France Scholarship

The Gilman for France Scholarship is a partnership between the French Embassy and the Gilman Scholarship Program of the US State Department to support low-income undergraduate students to pursue academic programs or credit-bearing internships in France. Up to $5,000 award.

Go Overseas Ireland

Go Overseas is providing students the opportunity to apply for $15,000 scholarship to study abroad at 7 participating universities in Ireland. Along with the tuition of up to $15,000 students may also receive an additional stipend and flight reimbursement. 

Scholarships for New Zealand:

Think New, New Zealand Scholarship Database

This search engine provides you with many specific options if you choose New Zealand as your country of choice! 

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards

Education New Zealand is pleased to offer $2,000 Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards to help you fund your flight to New Zealand.

New Zealand Study Abroad Excellence Awards

New Zealand universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics are pleased to offer $500 New Zealand Study Abroad Excellence Awards for study at participating institutions.

Scholarships for Teachers:

Ohio Foreign Language Association 

      The Ohio Foreign Language Association offers nine scholarships to pre-service teachers who are in a declared licensure program and need to improve their language skills by studying abroad.

Fullbright Scholarship

This program equips future American leaders with the skills that are needed to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university. English Teaching Assistantships are also included in this program. These provide opportunities for U.S. students to assist in teaching the English language and conversation along side the host country English teachers in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Latin America.


The Language Flagship Fellowships

The Language Flagship, an NSEP initiative, is designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in certain critical languages. This fellowship is an award for up to 2 years for post-BA students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. For eight to ten weeks each summer, students from across the US live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in fourteen critical languages.

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships help 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.

James G. Stemler Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Alpha Lambda Delta honorary students.

Project Global Officer

Students participating in the ROTC and studying critical language can apply for  fully funded language programs both within the U.S. and abroad.

Ashland University Study Abroad Office