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. New for this academic year — $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement available to students studying a critical need language
- Summer and Fall 2012 online applications will open in early January 2012 and all online applications are due March 1, 2012.
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. Currently, one out of three applications is accepted.
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 (http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/).
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 2012-2013 academic year is February 9, 2012.
— Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Semester or quarter awards are up to $5,000, and summer awards are a maximum of $3,000. Summer programs must be eight weeks in length or more.
- The student application deadline for Summer 2012 is February 15, 2012. The deadline for Fall 2012 is April 4, 2012.
Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
— Program supports study in CIEE’s International Study Programs for individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad. Beginning in spring 2009, award amounts are $1,500 for semester or yearlong programs and $500 for summer programs. The award is applied toward the applicant’s CIEE program fee.
- Scholarships applications for spring programs are due on November 1, 2011. Applications for Summer, Fall, and academic year programs are due on April 1, 2012.
Scholarships for Multicultural Students
— Resources for study abroad compiled by Michigan State University.
The Institute for International Public Policy
— A multi-year fellowship program of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, graduate study, and career development counseling for students from underrepresented minority groups. The program, designed to prepare students for international and foreign policy careers, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UNCF Special Programs Corporation.
- The deadline for online applications and all supplemental material is February 15, 2012. For more information, please visit (http://uncfsp.org/IIPP/).