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Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program — The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

  • Online applications for Spring 2015 study abroad programs and internships open in mid-August 2014. The deadline for submission of online applications is October 7, 2014.

    The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. More about eligibility requirements and selection critera can be found on the program website.



Boren Scholarships — Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

  • The application deadline for 2015-16 is February 4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information about the application process, please click here.



CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grant — CIEE created the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) to help students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged. Each year, CIEE provides $1 million to expand access for students to full-year, semester, and summer study abroad programs.

  • The application deadline for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs is April 15. The application deadline for Winter, Spring, and Calendar Year programs is November 1.



Scholarships for Multicultural Students — Resources for multicultural students studying abroad compiled by Michigan State University.



Fellowships

Boren Fellowships — Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). In exchange for fellowship funding, all Boren Fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

  • The application deadline for 2015-16 is January 27, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information about the application process, please click here.