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You've decided that you want to study abroad--that's
great! You may now be looking for sources to fund this important academic
experience. First, you should check with your particular school and study
abroad office. Your school will be able to give you information on how
it handles financing for study abroad and whether scholarships are available
through your institution.
You may also be interested in investigating the following
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) awards Bowman
Scholarships to undergraduate students who wish to study in a Third World
area such as certain countries in Asia, Africa, or Latin American. The
grants cover the transportation cost from site to site.
Scholarships for Study in Japan
This scholarship provides a stipend for undergraduate students participating
in study-abroad programs in Japan. Students in any major are eligible
and Japanese language ability is not required. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens or permanent residents. Selection is based on academic potential
and financial need.
Council - UK Scholarship Listings
The British Council provides a list of scholarships available to U.S.
citizens for study at universities in the UK. This list includes both
graduate and undergraduate scholarships.
Programs for Study and Research in Germany
DAAD grants are available to faculty and students in Canada and the United
States to participate in various academic activities. In general, applicants
need to be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In certain
cases foreign nationals enrolled or employed at universities in North
America may also be eligible to apply.
A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute
of International Education. The scholarship is available to students with
financial need and encourages applications from students who are underrepresented
in study abroad.
Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship
This is a highly competitive fellowship (3 per year) offered through the
College of William and Mary. The fellowship provides an eleven-week summer
service opportunity with the U.S. Department of State plus a $5,000 stipend
at one of three posts: the U.S. Embassy in Paris, the U.S. Embassy in
London or the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington.
Scholarship Awards Program - State Farm
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) selects Hispanic college students
to receive State Farm
Companies Foundation-sponsored scholarships. Recipients are selected for
academic accomplishment and demonstrated leadership skills. For application
and selection criteria, contact the Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
One Sansome Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104
Institute of International
The Institute of International Education manages over 250 programs for
international study and offers numerous grants and awards for these programs.
You should carefully review the IIE website to see if you qualify for
one of these programs and scholarships.
This scholarship seeks to increase the ability of Americans to communicate
and compete globally by understanding the languages and cultures of other
countries. Each year, NSEP offers American undergraduate and graduate
students scholarships to enhance their understanding of cultures and languages
critical to U.S. national security. These scholarships are valid for study
in countries outside Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
Open to U.S. citizens in a degree-granting program.
Rhodes Scholars study for two and, with special permission, three years
at Oxford University in Britain. Study can be in any field and must lead
to a degree. Study can be at the graduate or undergraduate level. Some
Rhodes Scholars study the last two years of an undergraduate major. Others
do graduate study. The Rhodes pays for tuition, fees, travel to and from
home to Oxford, and an allowance that is sufficient to pay living costs
during the academic year and vacation periods.
Rotary International offers very generous scholarships through its Ambassadorial
Scholarships Program. It is the world's largest privately funded international
scholarships program. Visit the Rotary International website for more
information and applications.
J. Watson Fellowship (students from selected schools only,
see listing at the website)
The Foundation provides Fellows an opportunity for a focused and disciplined
Wanderjahr of their own devising--time in which to explore with thoroughness
a particular interest, test their aspirations and abilities, view their
lives and American society in greater perspective and, concomitantly,
to develop a more informed sense of international concern. The Fellowship
experience is intended to provide Fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves
in cultures other than their own for an entire year.