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.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Sponsor: National Grid
Amount: $15,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2019
Description: Award is open to graduating college seniors to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: Fund for Education Abroad
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 7, 2019extended to January 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Applicant must be planning to study abroad and program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution.

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2018 through October 14, 2019.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarships
Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
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 7, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant and applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
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.

Study Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: IES Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship are open to current college students who will be studying abroad and have financial need.

CEA Scholarships
Sponsor: CEA Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have applied to a CEA Study Abroad Program for Summer.

Athena Penny Scholarship
Sponsor: Athena Study Abroad
Amount: $250
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
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, 2019
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.

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