Undergraduate Students

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities: 

Institute of International Education (IIE)

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is an independent non-profit organization and a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. The Institute administers over 200 programs.

The IIE study abroad funding website is an excellent resource for information about scholarship programs and general information about studying abroad. In addition, Open Doors provide reports and statistics on international educational exchange. Below are a few IIE administered programs:

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Applicant must be eligible for Pell Grant and applying for a non-summer program that visits only one country.
Must apply the term before the start date of the program.

Foundation for Global Scholars

The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization located in Westminster, CO, serving U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing accredited study abroad programs. Through scholarships for international study, they empower future leaders to become better prepared for the fast-changing global marketplace and interdependent world.

National Security Education Program Boren Awards (NSEP)

Federally funded scholarship awarded to undergraduate students who are interested in studying in an area of the world deemed critical for US (non-Western European countries), such as in Japan, India and China. Must be studying a language during the program. Awards given on a merit-based system according to program costs. Competitive: scholarship applicant to award is 4 to 1. Contact Ms. Nona Charleston, TU Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, for more information.

Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 - $7,000 depending on the length of study. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study abroad for one academic year for study and research abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before their grant period. More than 1,450 Americans receive grants to study abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities. NOTE: applications require a TU nomination. Contact Ms. Nona Charleston, TU Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA scholarships were designed by professionals in the field of Education Abroad to meet the growing need for financial resources to enable more students to go abroad. Scholarships will be up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a preference for underrepresented students.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Scholarships for students to participate in all levels of intensive summer language programs sponsored by the US State Department and administered by the American Overseas Research Center.

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

This program provides scholarships specifically for study abroad. Recipients are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of their host country through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, civic organizations and other forums. After study is completed, scholars share their experiences with the people of their home countries and with the local Rotarians who sponsored their scholarships.

BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association)

BUTEX represents nearly eighty higher education institutions in the United Kingdom with active transatlantic links and interests, most of which have a variety of individual exchange arrangements with North American universities and colleges. It works in a range of areas and includes in its brief the promotion of UK higher education in North America and the regular exchange of information among its members on a variety of current educational issues. BUTEX Scholarships for North American students is pleased to offer eight scholarships for undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student in a UK university which is a member of BUTEX. See website for a list of UK member universities. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university

English-Speaking Union, Cincinnati Branch

Assist individuals in Liberal, Fine, Applied Arts or Humanities study in one of the countries of the British Commonwealth.

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It is an independent association of the German Universities, who elect its leadership. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. There are a number of scholarships and grants offered. See Website for specific details.

Bridging Scholarships for studying in Japan

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

Underscoring its long-term commitment to education and fostering US-Japan relations, Morgan Stanley, which has had a presence in Japan for more than 35 years, is proud to support the US-Japan Foundation's Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. Morgan Stanley is awarding two $7,500 scholarships to US students who will be studying in Japan for the academic year beginning September 2006. Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan for the next academic year. Winners will be awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies.


Scholarships to Learn, Intern & Volunteer in Latin America

Program Provider Scholarships:

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