A select few organizations offer scholarships specifically for study abroad courses. Follow the links below to receive more information on the requirements and application process of each scholarship.
Gilman International Scholarships
American Archaeology Abroad Scholarships
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award amounts range from a maximum of $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to a maximum of $7,000 for an academic year program.
Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship for London
Lord Acton was AASAP/UK’s first honorary president, serving in this capacity from 2006 until his untimely death in 2010. His professional career included work as a banker, barrister, human rights
campaigner, writer and politician. He sat in the House of Lords as both a life and hereditary peer on the labor benches. He was a champion of international educational and cultural exchange, and offered invaluable assistance and guidance to AASAP/UK.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. By offering the scholarship, AASAP/UK is fulfilling one of its purposes to promote and support academic standards. The £1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfill academic and personal ambitions. The first scholarship recipient was Lucia Joseph from Tufts University, who attended University College London for the 2012–2013 academic year. The winning student will be required to attend an AASAP/UK meeting to meet the membership, receive the award, and give a short presentation on the goals and objectives that will be made possible through the financial support. In addition, the scholarship recipient must provide a final written reflection that will be uploaded to the association website.
Requirements for candidates:
- Enrollment in full-time education
- Undergraduate status at a university or college based in the United States
- Acceptance on a study abroad program offered by an AASAP/UK FULL OR ASSOCIATE member with a minimum length of one semester/term
- Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA
- Willingness to share their experiences abroad with the AASAP/UK community: to produce a reflective piece on the impact of the scholarship, and to attend a meeting and present on the goals and objectives that have been achieved as a result of the financial support.
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants per year in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for a academic year, semester or summer.
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native-American students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a university tin Turkey or Cyprus through an American educational institution or study abroad provider. See the TCA website for details.
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. You do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi, but you do have to:
- Attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75
- Have applied and been accepted to a study abroad program
Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships
Award: Between $1,000 and $2,500 for study abroad. Scholarships may be used for a variety of programs, including an academic semester or year, service learning, research, and a summer term. In addition to general scholarships, specific travel and STEM scholarships are available, as well as funding for minority students.
Eligibility: All undergraduates, plus graduate students.
Deadlines: Rolling deadlines based on specific programs.
Mark Twain Travel Awards
Award: Between $500 and $2,500 for students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they would otherwise not encounter. Funds are unrestricted and may be used for local or international travel.
Eligibility: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors in any major, plus recent graduates (within two years of coursework completion) and graduate students.
Deadlines: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.
NAFSA: Financial Aid for Study Abroad Students
Institute for International Education Study Abroad Funding
Award: This website lists hundreds of scholarship, fellowship, grant, and internship opportunities for students wishing to study abroad. Scholarships are searchable by country and discipline.
Eligibility: Multiple criteria.
Deadlines: Vary according to opportunity.