Many of our affiliated programs offer their own financial aid and scholarships!

Check with your program provider to see if you qualify!

Many program providers offer scholarships for students on their programs. Check with your program’s provider to see if you are eligible to apply for any scholarships directly through them. This list is not comprehensive and other program providers may offer scholarships in addition to those listed.

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

IES awards over $5 million each year in need- and merit-based scholarships to students participating in IES programs. IES also offers awards to minority students and students from liberal arts universities. Lawrence-affiliated IES programs include:

  • Amsterdam School of Music
  • Amsterdam: Psychology and Sciences
  • Amsterdam: Social Sciences and Humanties
  • Auckland New Zealand
  • Berlin Germany - Language and Area Studies
  • European Union
  • Freiburg Germany - Language and Area Studies
  • Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin
  • Milan - Music: Voice, Composition, and Instrumental
  • Nantes France
  • Paris France - French Studies
  • Quito Ecuador
  • Salamanca Spain
  • Santiago Chile
  • Tokyo Japan - Language and Culture
  • Vienna - European Society and Culture
  • Vienna - Music


International Studies Abroad (ISA)

ISA awards $600,000 in need- and merit-based scholarships each year to students who are participating in ISA's programs. Lawrence-affiliated ISA programs include:

  • Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Granada Spain
  • Rome Italy


CIEE offers over $8 million each year in both need and merit-based scholarships for students participating in a CIEE program.  Grants are also available to students intending to do multiple non-consecutive CIEE programs, as well as to siblings of CIEE program alumni. Lawrence-affiliated CIEE programs include:

  • Botswana
  • Ghana: Arts and Sciences


Lawrence students participating in approved AMIDEAST programs will automatically receive a 5% discount on program fees.  AMIDEAST provides scholarships for program participants that range from $500 to $5,000.  Students also have the opportunity to apply to be a blog correspondent for their time abroad and earn an additional scholarship of $500 for a summer or $1,000 for a semester.  Lawrence-affiliated AMIDEAST programs include:

  • Area and Arabic Language Studies in Jordan
  • Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco


IFSA offers scholarships primarily for students with demonstrated financial need, as well as scholarships for First Generation College Students and students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs. Lawrence-affiliated IFSA-Butler programs include:

  • Contemporary India

CET Academic Programs

CET academic programs offers need-based scholarships to students participating in any CET academic program.  Each year, over $300,000 in scholarships are awarded. Lawrence-affiliated CET programs include:

  • Shanghai China

Carleton Global Engagement

Students participating in a program through Carleton Global Engagement can apply for need-based scholarships to support program costs. Lawrence-affiliated Carleton programs include:

  • Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India
  • Ecology and Anthropology in Tanzania

Japan Study

Japan Study offers need-based scholarships to accepted students.  Please contact your program advisor for more information. 

SEA Semester

SEA Semester scholarships include a $7,500 Presidential Scholarship and a $5,000 merit-based Dean's Award.  SEA awards over $1 million in scholarships each year. They offer an automatic $2,500 discount for students whose home institutions are on a trimester calendar.  Students can also get a discount if they are referred by a student who has previously participated in a SEA Semester program.

Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad

The Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad financial aid and need-based scholarships awards more than $2 million per year to students, in amounts ranging between $500 and $2,000. More information is available here. Lawrence-affiliated Arcadia programs include:

  • Oxford University

College Year in Athens (CYA)

College Year in Athens offers scholarships for students applying for a semester or academic year and are customarily awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to approximately half the amount of tuition. Information is available here.

School for Field Studies (SFS)

The School for Field Studies awards more than $450,000 in need-based scholarships and grants each year and about 90% of students who apply for SFS aid receive it. Lawrence-affiliated SFS programs include:

  • Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica