Outside Scholarships & Financing

The Gilman International Scholarship Program Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad. The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks. The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA): The FEA was established in 2010 to expand access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

International Education Financial Aid IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

DiversityAbroad.com is the first online resource center dedicated to increasing the number of minority and underrepresented students in study abroad. They list several diversity, low-income, and general scholarship opportunities available to students (see site for details).

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant Phi Kappa Phi offers forty-five $1,000 study abroad grants each year. Those eligible to apply include members and non-members of Phi Kappa Phi, but must have a Phi Kappa Phi chapter at their home institution and a minimum 3.5 GPA. For deadlines and further details visit their website.

Boren Awards for International Study Boren scholarships are awarded to students studying abroad in typically underrepresented countries of international study. This includes Spanish Studies Abroad programs in Argentina. Boren scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which supports education believed critical to U.S. national security, including language. For deadlines and more details visit their website.

Addiction Resource Scholarship AddictionResource.com awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world.  With the Addiction Resource Scholarship, current and prospective college students share their story on how we can make the world addiction-free.

GoAbroad.com Scholarship Directory allows you to search for available scholarships based upon your individual needs and plans.

Check out InternationalScholarships.com and Finaid.org.

IIEPassport Study Abroad This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

www.GoFundMe.com Billed as 'The World’s #1 Personal Fundraising Website', this page will allow you to set a dollar target amount and then ask people to contribute toward it much like a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo project.

www.gogetfunding.com GoGetFunding is a crowdfunding website that lets you raise money for anything that matters to you. From personal causes and events to projects and more. We've helped people from all over the world raise millions online.

There are many other resources to help you fund your study abroad. Sometimes schools have special funding available to students studying abroad, or there may be a study abroad scholarship offered through your local Rotary Club. We encourage you to talk to your school or search the internet to research these funding sources.