External Education Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. government and private foundations offer many scholarships and grants for students studying abroad. Application requirements and deadlines vary.

The scholarship amount listed below is the average annual award. Individual scholarship amounts may vary.




Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program Up to $5,000 Offers awards to students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.
Boren Awards for International Study $10,000 (semester) $20,000 (one year) All Boren scholars must agree to a service requirement upon graduation.
Bridging Scholarships for Studies in Japan Variable, usually between $2,500 – $4,000 Offers 100 scholarships annually to students studying abroad in Japan.
China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) Scholarships Covers all in-country costs, including tuition, housing, and stipend Students must apply for the scholarship through the appropriate Chinese partner university.
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Varies Offers scholarships and grants to students participating on CIEE programs.
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Instituties Covers all program costs Offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages.
DAAD Scholarships for Study in Germany Various DAAD offers a variety of grants and scholarships for study abroad and international internships in Germany.
Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Up to $5,000 The Freeman-Asia Scholarship provides grants to U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or S.E. Asia. Award recipients must share their experiences with their home campuses or communities.
Fulbright Scholar Program Varies The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers nearly 600 awards in teaching, research, and graduate studies in over 125 countries globally.
Fund for Education Abroad – General Scholarship Up to $10,000 Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days) during summer or semester abroad programs.
Fund for Education Abroad – Rainbow Scholarship Up to $10,000 The FEA Rainbow Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.
Generation Study Abroad Excellence & Travel Awards for study in New Zealand $500 to $2,000 Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offer US$2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.
Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offer US$500 for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities.
Global Studies Grant for Student Travel & Study Abroad $1,000 Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution.
Go Overseas New Zealand Scholarship $15,000 This grant includes including free round trip flight, full semester tuition, room and board stipend. The UMW Approved Program at Canterbury via IES qualifies.
Institute of International Education Varies IIE is an independent non-profit organization that administers many scholarships and provides a study abroad scholarship search engine.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship $2,500 (average grant) US students 18-25 years of age may apply for this fellowship in support of 4-6 of scholarly research in a foreign country supporting the mandate of UNESCO: using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
$500 Offers scholarships to students interested in learning, interning or volunteering in Latin America.
Marshall Scholarship Tuition, housing, book grant, thesis grant, research grant, and RT travel Full scholarship for one year of graduate level study in the United Kingdom for US college graduates (12 month masters degree program available).
Mitchell Scholarship Tuition, housing, and stipend Graduate/post-graduate study in Ireland for US college graduates. Includes one year of tuition, housing, living stipend and travel stipend. (12 month masters degree program available).
Rhodes Scholarship Full Financial Support Full financial support for US citizens to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Rotary Foundation Scholarships Varies
The Rotary Foundation offers multiple grants for humanitarian projects, graduate-level academic studies, and vocational training teams.
StudyAbroad.com Varies Provides an extensive list of scholarships available from various sources.
Truman Scholarship $30,000 Undergraduates with junior standing can apply for a grant toward up to three years of graduate education leading to a career in the public service.
Udall Scholarship $5,000 Sophomore and junior level undergraduate scholarships of up to $5000 to students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.