Study abroad does not have to be out of your reach financially. In fact, if you already receive financial aid most students are able to use part, if not all, of their financial aid for study abroad. Often, a "Contractual Agreement" or "Consortium Agreement" Form is completed by the college and Spanish Studies Abroad for purposes of applying financial aid to your study abroad program. You may contact us at for further information and instructions regarding the transfer of financial aid. Your advisor or your financial aid officer can also assist you with this process. This must be done in advance of payment due dates.

Below you will find information about Spanish Studies Abroad scholarship opportunities available only to students studying on one of our programs. This does not include Custom Programs or Faculty-led Programs. For information on other sources of funding and financial matters, follow these links for more information regarding grants, payment plans, financial aid deferment, and outside scholarships

*Please note: Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships cannot be applied to program costs, including tuition.  Scholarships are meant to offset extra expenses while abroad, such as flights, gifts, entertainment, etc.


Spanish Studies Abroad has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships since 2001. We offer two scholarship options for students attending our regular academic programs in Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Argentina. You may submit an application to only one scholarship: Merit-Based or Diversity.

Essay entries should be between 400 and 500 words and written in English. Please include your name, program, and home college or university in the top right-hand corner, and submit your completed scholarship application to with "Diversity Scholarship Essay" or "Merit-Based Scholarship Essay" in the subject.

Be creative! This is your chance to set yourself apart!

Merit-Based Scholarship
This scholarship is specially designed for students with a strong passion for the Spanish language. Strong preference will be given to students who demonstrate great dedication to their study of Spanish both in and out of the classroom.
Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship is specially designed for students from diverse backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in Study Abroad including, but not limited to the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, religion, disabilities, as well as first generation students and non-traditional students.

The Spanish Studies Abroad Alumni Scholar Fund was developed in 2004 and designed to benefit returning students wishing to embark on an additional cross-cultural adventure with Spanish Studies Abroad. Spanish Studies now offers all alumni students a stipend to apply towards another Spanish Studies Abroad experience in Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, or Cuba.

Go-Again Alumni Scholarship
Please note that all Spanish Studies Alumni who choose to attend an additional program with Spanish Studies Abroad will automatically receive the Alumni Scholarship. Alumni who receive an Alumni Scholarship are also eligible to apply for the Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarship Program.