External Scholarships & Awards
Winthrop Resources for National AwardsThe Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) at Winthrop University has a specific page devoted to study abroad scholarships that are also considered nationally competitive awards. One particular scholarship for undergraduate study abroad that is often highlighted is the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, targeted specifically for Pell Grant recipients.
General AwardsThe Association of International Educators (NAFSA): NAFSA has developed a page devoted to student scholarship resources for studying abroad. You can search scholarship opportunities either by region or by type (volunteering, internships, summer, semester, etc.). In addition, NAFSA has created another page for assistance in deciphering the scholarship and loan application processes.
Boren Awards for International Study includes scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduates.
The Fulbright Commission,
offered through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs, is one of the oldest and most prestigious sources
of scholarships for studying abroad at the undergraduate and graduate
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Awards Offered by Program Providers & PartnersScholarships
through program providers also exist. More specifically, several of the organizations that offer Winthrop-affiliated or Winthrop approved study abroad programs provide their own scholarships for students
participating in their programs. Examples of these include:
for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds,
have a documented disability, or are in underrepresented fields of
IES offers need-based and merit-based financial aid opportunities, and even offer the coveted and hard-to-find summer study scholarships!
New York University offers a range of need-based and merit-based scholarships for non-NYU students.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals: This full-year scholarship program in Germany is co-sponsored through the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. German language skills are NOT required upon application, but all applicants must have an interest in German and international affairs, some relevant work experience, clear career goals, and must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents between the ages of 18 and 24. Visit the website for scholarship deadline and contact details.
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst - DAAD): This organization offers multiple scholarship opportunities for students in a variety of fields, including the Undergraduate Scholarship for study abroad, thesis research, and/or internships; Study Scholarship for highly qualified graduating seniors and graduate students of ALL disciplines to research, study short-term, or even earn a degree in Germany; RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering for undergraduate students in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on their research projects, among others. Visit the website for more information.
$1,000 scholarships for students participating in programs through
providers affiliated with DiversityAbroad.com (including ASA, AIFS,
Amizade, AustraLearn, CC-CS, CIEE, Deakin, DIS, IES, IFSA-Butler, ISA,
Organization for Tropical Studies, etc.). "Economically disadvantaged
students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino,
Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate students as well as
student who study in non traditional locations (Outside western Europe
& Australia ) are strongly encouraged to apply."
The Foundation for Global Scholars
offers several scholarships for students seeking to go abroad who are
enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The Heinrich Boll Foundation
offers internships in Washington, D.C. with monthly stipends of
$400/month for full-time participation (40 hours/week for at least
three, but no more than six, months).
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation offers scholarships to students and graduates of exceptional academic achievement and outstanding political or social commitment.
Study Abroad Scholarship Databases
Winthrop Resources for National Awards
Be sure to visit the Winthrop Scholarships page for local study abroad scholarship opportunities on-campus.