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.
BRIC Language Systems/Go Global Scholarship $1,000 Offers $,1000 to a student currently studying a foreign language and who will be studying abroad.
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.
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.
Delta Phi Alpha German Scholarships $500 – 1,500 Delta Phi Alpha, the national German Honorary Society, provides $500 and $1,500 scholarships to study abroad students going to a German-speaking country.
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.
Gilman-McCain Scholarship $5,000 To apply, students must be the dependent child of an active duty military member in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, or Coast Guard; must receive Title IV federal financial aid; must be studying abroad for a minimum of 3 weeks; and must be studying abroad on a credit-bearing program in a Level 1 or 2 country (as per the State Dept.’s system).
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.
Institute of International Education Varies IIE is an independent non-profit organization that administers many scholarships and provides a study abroad scholarship search engine.
ItaliaRail Scholarship $1,000 + 3-day Italy rail pass Open to study abroad students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, going to Italy for a full semester.
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.
Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarships $1,000
Open to all summer and semester study abroad students
StudyAbroad.com Varies Provides an extensive list of scholarships available from various sources.
Tortuga Scholarships $1,000 + 1 travel backpack Open to semester study abroad students in good academic standing.