Study Abroad Scholarships
If you think that studying abroad is not financially feasible, stop right there.
That's right. Not only is it financially possible for you to go abroad - it's a lot easier than you might think!
The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards: ONCA, founded and directed by the amazing Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, has a specific page devoted to study abroad scholarships that double as nationally competitive awards (resumé-builders, anyone?).
*The most popular and well-known of these for undergraduates is probably the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, targeted specifically for Pell Grant recipients.
The English Department at Winthrop also offers the Geraldine Trammell Hurley Fellowship for study and travel abroad. Although this award is more appropriate for short-term or summer study abroad, depending upon the level of funding available that year, a semester abroad may be funded.
Not an English major or a Pell Grant recipient?
No worries. There's plenty for you, too.
The 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.
The Winthrop-affiliated University of Flensburg offers monthly stipends (ranging from E350-700 per month) to qualified students. Contact the Study Abroad Office at email@example.com for more information.
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.
Other various resources for scholarships and funding include:
CIEE Scholarships for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds, have a documented disability, or are in underrepresented fields of study.
*If you have received the Gilman Scholarship, the GAIN Reward Scholarship from CIEE just might be for you!
Boren Awards for International Study has scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduates
The German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders offers U.S. university graduates with demonstrated leadership potential and interest in international issues to spend a year in Germany
IES offers need-based and merit-based financial aid opportunities, and even offer the coveted and hard-to-find summer study scholarships!
AIFS Scholarships offer a range of Gilman recipient bonus awards, semester grants, and summer scholarships.
New York University offers a range of need-based and merit-based scholarships for non-NYU students.
Young Germany Scholarships offer research scholarships for undergraduate and doctoral students, exchange services, as well as a very unique "Go Africa....Go Germany" scholarship program for international relations students.
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 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 levels.
The Hans Bockler Foundation offers research grants for globalization and the European integration process, equal rights for men and women, and the requirement for a sustainable future.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation offers scholarships for young (the age limit is 32 years) and highly qualified foreign postgraduates with excellent degrees, good knowledge of the German language and socio-political commitment.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation offers scholarships to students and graduates of exceptional academic achievement and outstanding political or social commitment.
National Security Education Program: http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/default.htm
Freeman Asia Scholarship: http://www.iie.org/programs/Freeman%2DASIA/p_overview.shtm
Study Abroad Scholarship Databases:
IIE Passport: http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/