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.

Scholarship for Study Abroad in New Zealand
Sponsor: Go Overseas
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: October 12, 2018extended to October 19, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (except Rhode Island) and Canadian residents who are 18 years of age or older who would like to study abroad in New Zealand. Applicant must write a short essay why they want to study abroad in New Zealand and a creative photo.

Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 22, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students who will be studying abroad in the 2018-19 academic year within the continent of Africa.

Athena Penny Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $250
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
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.

Marie McKay Global Citizen Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
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.

Short-Term Service Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $400
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted into an Athena January term study abroad program. Applicant must devote a day to a service project of his/her choosing and provide proof of service.

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SIT Scholarships
Sponsor: SIT Study Abroad
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are applying to a SIT Study Abroad program for the Spring.

Study Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: IES Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who will be studying abroad and have financial need.

Vincent I. Benander Learning Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
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.

CEA Scholarships
Sponsor: CEA Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have applied to a CEA Study Abroad Program for the Spring semester.

Geiger Scholarship
Sponsor: Island Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2018
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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.

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