International Opportunities » Scholarships and Fellowships


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program — Program of competitive awards up to $5,000 for study abroad to U.S. citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.

  • Summer and Fall 2014 online applications will open in early January 2014 and all online applications are due March 4, 2014..

    Students who receive Pell Grants and who have been accepted into a study abroad program of at least four weeks in the same country are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000 from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Underrepresented students — including students with high financial need, from diverse ethnic backgrounds, community college students, students with disabilities, and students traveling to nontraditional destinations — are encouraged to apply.

    NOTE — The Gilman Scholarship now offers funding for summer-only study abroad for programs of at least four weeks’ duration. For more information, please visit the program website at (

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships — Scholarships for study in areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to national security. NSEP funds undergraduate study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, & Canada are excluded. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer (for STEM students only), $10,000 a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year.

  • The online student application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is February 5, 2014..

CIEE GAIN Scholarship — Program provides financial aid for participation in CIEE’s International Study Programs.

  • Scholarships applications for spring 2014 programs are due on November 1, 2013. Applications for Summer, Fall, and academic year programs are due on April 1, 2014.

Scholarships for Multicultural Students — Resources for study abroad compiled by Michigan State University.


There are no available international fellowships that the Council for Opportunity in Education is able to highlight at this time. Please check back at a later date.