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International Student/Study Abroad Scholarships

The decision to attend college in another country can be a difficult one to make. Being far away from your friends and family and being thrust into an unfamiliar environment is tough. Add in the problems of linguistic and cultural differences, even among fairly similar nations, as well as the high cost of studying abroad and you can see how it might be both mentally and emotionally taxing to be an international student. Scholarships and other financial aid can help take care of at least one of these concerns, but knowing where to look for such opportunities can also be a challenge. How do you find international student scholarships? Where do you start looking for money for college if you plan to study internationally? Do you apply for financial aid in your home country or in the country you travel to? What assistance is offered to international students?

Scholarships are the primary form of financial assistance available to students who wish to study in another country. Organizations exist to grant scholarship awards to students from the U.S. who wish to spend anywhere from a semester to four years attending college in another country, as well as students from other countries who wish to complete a portion of their studies in the United States. The best way to find out about international student scholarships and grants is to do a scholarship search. Students should also check with the school they’ll be attending to find out about other available scholarships for international students. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are out there if you know where to look. Start early and be diligent and you might be surprised by all the international student scholarship opportunities you’ll find.

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • In order to qualify to apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university. Applicants must also have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date and intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S. and be [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
    The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or [...] More

Betty Hansen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • To be eligible for the Betty Hansen National Scholarship, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be full-time students enrolled in, or entering an accredited four-year college/university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Must be a member of the Danish Sisterhood of America for a minimum of 12 months prior to the scholarship deadline. This scholarship may be used for study in Denmark upon [...] More

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Asian Language Study

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study at the advanced level in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. Grants are highly competitive. In recent years we have been able to fund less than 10% of applicants. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are intended to cover basic expenses at a graduate student level necessary to pursue [...] More

Bosnian-American Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Thanks to the generous support of TCA, this scholarship is given to Bosnian American students who wish to study abroad in Turkey, are full-time students at an accredited U.S. college or university in good standing and have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey. TCA, through ACBH, awards up to 10 grants per year in the amount of $2,000 to full-time Bosnian American undergraduates [...] More

DAAD German Studies Research Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern [...] More

Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation - McDermott Traveling Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 4/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Through the Architecture and Design Foundation, AD EX awards a variety of scholarships and travel/research fellowships to support high school and college architecture students, as well as young architects just beginning their careers. Scholarships are applied to tuition and other college expenses, and are applied directly to a student’s university account. Awarded for traveling studies in [...] More

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/10/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Lithuanian Foundation believes that students who are active in their community are developing leadership skills that will benefit them and those around them in the future. The Foundation concentrates its resources on those students who have demonstrated an involvement and volunteerism in the Lithuanian community or in the community at large. As such, the Lithuanian Foundation strives to [...] More

Luce Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

  • Application Deadline: 12/13/2020
  • Amount: $4,500
  • The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded for the summer. The purpose of the scholarship is to further students' preparation in classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not [...] More

Study Abroad Scholarship in BiH for American Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has designated Bosnia and Herzegovina as a study abroad destination under its TCA Study Abroad Scholarship Program for American Minority Students. Under the program, TCA provides scholarships per year to eligible American undergraduate and graduate students of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American descent who are accepted to study for a [...] More

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