The Gilman Scholarship is open to US citizen, undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Students attending programs world-wide may apply but some preference is given to applications for programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Applicants must be Federal Pell grant recipients. This competitive scholarship provides up to $5,000 for a semester or year abroad.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship for study abroad in the UK is worth £500 for a term or semester or £1,000 for an academic year. It is a merit-based scholarship through the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes in the UK (AASAP-UK) of which Lawrence is a member. Lord Acton was AASAP-UK’s first Honorary President. 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 Labour benches. He was a champion of international educational and cultural exchange, and offered invaluable assistance and guidance to AASAP-UK. The deadline for applications for 2015-16 awards has not been set but will likely be in May of 2015. Further application information is available here.
Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan
The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for AATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. They offer programs and funding for students and others in higher education studying in Germany. Study abroad students can apply for DAAD’s undergraduate scholarships.
New Zealand/GoOverseas Scholarship
The New Zealand government has partnered with Go Overseas to offer a full-tuition scholarship (up to $15,000 NZD) for a well-deserving US student to study in New Zealand for a semester. This award also covers roundtrip airfare. Information about the scholarship is available here.
STA Travel, Inc. Study Abroad Scholarship
The STA Travel, Inc. Study Abroad Scholarships are designated for students from underrepresented areas in international education. Eligible applicants will be U.S. citizens majoring in one of the following areas: Photography, Film and Art, International Studies, or a foreign language. Scholarship awards up to $2,500.
The Rainbow Scholarship is awarded through the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. This scholarship is made possible by the support of a group of International Education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad aims to increase opportunities for American students to participate in rigorous study abroad programs promoting cultural immersion. Preference is given to support students who demonstrate financial need, represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad, will be participating in a program in a non-traditional destination, and/or will be studying the language of the host country. Awards are made in amounts up to $10,000.
Foundation for Global Scholars
This foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. They do this by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an academic international experience. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. Awards range from $500 to $2,500.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) – Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Boren Scholarships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East) but generally underrepresented in study abroad (therefore, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded). NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of the US.