Study Abroad Scholarships

Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to explore the world and learn about new cultures while continuing your education. Here are scholarships open to studying who will be studying abroad.

 

Geiger Scholarship
Sponsor: Island Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to students in 6th grade or above who have Island residency on one of Maine’s 15 year-round, un-bridged islands. Middle school scholarships are for students attending off-island enrichment or travel programs, including summer camps. High school scholarships are for students attending a semester enrichment program or attending an off-island summer camp, travel, or enrichment program. College scholarships are for semester or summer study abroad programs. There is also a scholarship for students enrolled in a gap year program between high school and post-secondary education.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate child dependents of an active duty service member to study or intern abroad on a credit-bearing program. This deadline is for students studying or interning abroad during May 2020 and April 2021.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

SIT Scholarships
Sponsor: SIT Study Abroad
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are applying to a SIT Study Abroad program for the Summer.

Study Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: IES Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship are open to current college students who will be studying abroad and have financial need.

Beverly J. Gilliam Scholarship for Foreign Study
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $6,500
Closing Date: April 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at one of the UNCF’s member institutions as a sophomore or junior within the 2019-20 academic year. Applicant must be planning to study abroad during the summer of 2020, must be approved by their home institution and allow the applicant to receive earned credit hours towards their undergraduate degree.

CEA Scholarships
Sponsor: CEA Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have applied to a CEA Study Abroad Program for Summer.

Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: April 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad in Japan. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must be enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: Tortuga
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and students in the U.S. on a student visa. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student who has applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by their college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on what they would like to learn from other cultures.

Athena Penny Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $250
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying abroad at any of Athena’s campuses overseas. Applicant must be accepted into an Athena short-term, semester or year-long abroad program. Applicant must submit an essay on why he/she selected the specific program location.

Short-Term Service Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $400
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted into an Athena summer term study abroad program. Applicant must devote a day to a service project of his/her choosing and provide proof of service.

SIT Scholarships
Sponsor: SIT Study Abroad
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are applying to a SIT Study Abroad program for the Fall.

Marie McKay Global Citizen Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted into an Athena semester or year-long study abroad program. Applicant must submit an essay that outlines his/her interest in social justice and service programs.

Vincent I. Benander Learning Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted into an Athena semester or year-long study abroad program. Applicant must have junior status or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Student must submit an essay that demonstrates a love of learning.

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