Scholarships for Study Abroad

There are a number of scholarships available to help pay for your study abroad experience. Some of those scholarships are listed below. Please note that these applications require extensive preparation, so we encourage you to begin early. Other scholarships exist for other criteria, countries and types of international experiences. If you have questions, please contact an advisor at for guidance.

Scholarships for Semester, Year or Summer Study

Boren Scholarships

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2018, for the 2018-2019 academic year

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for 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, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Gilman Scholarship Program

Deadline: varies. Carefully review the deadlines for summer 2018, fall 2018, academic year 2018-2019 or spring 2019.

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018, for the 2018-2019 academic year

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college and first-generation college students before, during and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Scholarships for Summer Study


Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017, for summer of 2018

Funds for study, research and internships in Germany are available, including RISE Germany. RISE Germany is a 8 to 12 week summer internship program for undergraduates in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering and computer science. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with researchers at universities and research institutions across Germany. The working language is English.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Deadline: Nov. 2018 for summer of 2019

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.