Undergraduate Scholarships 

Undergraduate Critical Languages

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 Undergraduate Scholarships

Boren Scholarship for International Study

Boren Scholarship provides up to $10,000 per semester to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, in exchange for the student’s commitment to seek work in the federal government.  The scholarship promotes long-term linguistic and cultural immersion; therefore, proposals for 2 or more semesters are preferred.  Deadline January for fall and spring semesters.

Bridging Scholarships 

Supplemental funding from the Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project for study abroad programs in Japan.  Deadline April for fall and/or spring semester.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Study in Germany 

Scholarship for academically competitive students for funding for study abroad, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany.  Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.  Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.  Deadline January for fall semester. 

Foundation for Asia Pacific Education General Study Abroad Scholarship 

Supplemental funding for study abroad in Asia or the Pacific Rim.  Deadline November for spring semester, March for summer, and July for fall semester. 

Supplemental funding for students who major in Photography, Film and Art, Travel and Tourism, International Business, International Studies and Foreign Language and study abroad in Asia or the Pacific RimDeadline November for spring semester, March for summer, and July for fall semester.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

Substantial funding for students who are recipients of a Federal Pell Grant.  Preference given to students who study in non-traditional destinations.  Deadline late february for fall semester, October for spring semester.

Global Studies Foundations Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad 

Supplemental funds for academic studies abroad and for foreign language training abroad.  The GSF prefers to fund study in strategically significant countries and languages.  Upon their return, students are expected to share their experiences through public presentations.  Deadline July for fall.

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan 

Substantial funding for juniors or seniors with an interest in economics and international finance who will study abroad in Japan for an entire academic year.  Highly competitive.  Deadline April for academic year beginning in fall. 

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship 

One academic year of full-time study at an institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees.  Applicant must contact a local Rotary club to apply. 

Freeman - ASIA 

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

For additional scholarships please visit Study Abroad Funding 

Undergraduate Critical Languages

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes 

Scholarship covers all costs and provides group-based summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for eight to ten weeks in the summer.  The languages offered are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.  Deadline December for summer semester. 

Graduate Scholarships


Fulbright is the international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The Fulbright Program has provided approximately 294,000 participants — chosen for their academic and leadership potential —  with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.  Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions.  Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level.  Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

Mitchell Scholars Program

The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance which is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

NORAM Scholarship

The Norway-America Association (NORAM) is a non-profit scholarship organization founded in 1919. Since then, they have awarded more than 5,000 scholarships to Norwegian and American students and researchers.  Opportunities for Americans to study/research in Norway.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

Rotary Peace Fellows

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship

The Society provides funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the US and two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland. Each scholarship currently provides funds of $20,000 to $30,000 to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation and other expenses.

IIE Study Abroad Funding

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.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. 

Professional Scholarships

Berlin Capital Program

Graduating seniors or Master’s degree students in the field of journalism or communication at a U.S. university, OR young professional journalists, employed in the U.S. with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field can apply. German language proficiency is not required.

National Grid Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

William J. Clinton Fellowship

The William Jefferson Clinton Fellowship program enables exchange of technical skills and intellectual resources aiming at building the capacity of under-resourced Indian NGOs, while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India. Since 2001, nearly 265 fellows have been placed with 115 organizations across India.


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