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.

 

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2019 through October 14, 2020.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarships
Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Zetas and non-Zetas who are high school seniors and current college students. In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically to students studying Anthropology, Counseling, Education, Health Sciences, Medicine or Social Work. In addition, there is a scholarship for students who will be studying abroad.

Boren Scholarship
Sponsor: Boren Awards for International Study
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 5, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asian, Central and Eastern Europe, Euasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: Tortuga
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 20, 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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