Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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.

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.

Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship for study abroad in the UK is worth £1000 for a term, semester or 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.  Further application information, deadlines and additional award information is available at

Freeman-ASIA (Awards for Study in Asia)

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.  From the program's inception in 2001, Freeman-ASIA has supported 4,600 undergraduates from more than 600 institutions to study abroad in East and Southeast Asia.  Awards are up to $5,000 for a semester program and up to $7,000 for an academic year. 

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. More information on the various scholarships offered can be found here.

New Zealand's Generation Study Abroad Excellence & Travel Awards

Education New Zealand (ENZ) is New Zealand's government agency to support and encourage international education.  Their scholarship search includes the Generation Study Abroad Excellence (USD $500) & Travel (USD $2,000) Awards.  Information about the scholarships is available here.

NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship

The NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship is awarded through the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA).  Tamara H. Bryant left Burma during World War II as a refugee and immigrated to the United States from Burma in the 1960s.  Bryant established this endowment with NAFSA to promote study abroad for US undergraduate students.  FEA awards multiple scholarships each year for African-American students who wish to study abroad and who embody Mrs. Bryant’s spirit of resilience and commitment to intercultural exchange.  Additional information is available from NAFSA

Rainbow Scholarship

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.

Athletes Abroad Scholarship

The Athletes Abroad Scholarship is awarded to applicants who are varsity student-athletes participating in any international program that confers credits toward degree completion.

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.

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.