uncw office of
international programs

We are located in:
118 Friday Annex

Our mailing address is:
Office of International Programs
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5965

You may also contact us by:
Phone: 910-962-3685
Fax: 910-962-4053
Email: studyabroad@uncw.edu

Outdoor sign on chancellors walk with scholarships on it

Can you afford to Study Abroad?

Considering the benefits of education abroad, perhaps the more important question is, "Can I afford not to study abroad?" The following information is provided to assist students who wish to seek financial aid or grants and scholarships to support studying abroad.

Financial Aid and Education Abroad

Financial Aid may be applied towards the cost of UNCW's 500+ education abroad programs. UNCW's Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid is located in Warwick Center. Individual Financial Aid Counselors are assigned to each enrolled UNCW student. A "Counselor-of-the-Day" is also available for walk-in advising. Their website provides important information on UNCW financial aid and scholarships.

Once you have applied for the education abroad program, the Office of International Programs will submit a Cost of Attendance sheet to the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid so that your financial aid package may be based on this summary of the overall estimated costs associated with your education abroad program.

UNCW Grants and Scholarships For Education Abroad

UNCW Office of International Programs' Education Abroad Grant (PDF)

The Office of International Programs is pleased to fund a number of education abroad grants awarded to support students who participate on a UNCW-sponsored education abroad program.  Both academic merit and financial need may be taken into consideration for award decisions; a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Grants awarded generally range from $300-$2000. Students must complete the education abroad application prior to applying for this grant.

OIP Applications & References must be received by the following deadlines:
Short-term Spring Programs: January 15
Summer Programs: March 1
Fall Semester Programs: March 15
Short-Term Fall Programs: May 1
Spring Semester Programs: October 15

Betsy Ervin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, in the amount of $750, is dedicated in memory of Dr. Betsy Ervin, who served as the Swansea program faculty leader in Spring 2006. Students who are participating in UNCW’s Spring semester study abroad program at Swansea University in Wales are eligible to apply. Applicants should complete a 250 word essay about why they are deserving of this scholarship, and how, if selected, they would help promote the Swansea program to potential future applicants. Please submit the essay along with the Office of International Programs' Education Abroad Grant (PDF). Multiple copies are not required if you are applying for other awards which call for this application. For deadlines, see above.

Philip Melling Scholarship

The Philip Melling Scholarship in International Programs was established in memory of Dr. Melling, founder of the American Studies Department in Swansea University in Wales. It was under his leadership that several academic exchanges with American universities, including UNCW, were established. This merit-based special achievement scholarship is for an undergraduate student that has been accepted into the Swansea, Wales program. The UNCW-Swansea program began in 1986 and is the longest running study abroad program at UNCW. Applicants for this award could be granted $500 to $1000 by completing the Office of International Program's Education Abroad Grant (PDF). Multiple copies are not required if you are applying for other awards which call for this application. For deadlines, see above.

Parrish-Betts Travel Award

The Parrish-Betts Travel Award was created by Elizabeth Betts in honor of her grandparents, Alice and John Parrish. This merit-based award supports UNCW’s efforts to graduate global citizens by providing an opportunity for students to broaden their experience through study abroad. Preference will be given to graduate or undergraduate students who have demonstrated an interest in Africa or Asia, and have applied to study abroad on a spring UNCW-approved semester or summer study abroad program with a minimum duration of 4 weeks. Applicants for this award could be granted $500 to $1000 by completing the Office of International Program's Application for Education Abroad Grant (PDF). Multiple copies are not required if you are applying for other awards which call for this application. For deadlines, see above.

The Sandra Koza Frank Travel Scholarship

Created by David J. Frank and his children in loving memory of their wife and mother, Sandra Koza Frank, this scholarship supports UNCW’s efforts to graduate global citizens. Thanks to the Franks’ generosity, more students will be given the opportunity to participate in cultural immersion programs. This merit-based award is available to UNCW students participating in credit-bearing, university-approved study abroad programs or international ESL, exchange, or degree-seeking students. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. Funding may vary but awards will usually be between $500 and $1000. Students interested in applying for the award should fill out the Office of International Program’s Education Abroad Grant (PDF). Multiple copies are not required if you are applying for other awards which call for this application. For deadlines, see above.

Stella Doran International Studies Award

This special award is presented in memory of Stella Doran and her husband Edward by their son Dr. Guy Doran.  The Dorans, citizens of Wilmington and the world, enjoyed travel and serving the community with compassion and generosity of spirit.  In order to treasure their memory and to support study abroad opportunities for travel-loving students, the Dorans are contributing over $25,000 for UNCW students with financial needs and high merit.  Rising juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and who are applying for a semester or full-year education abroad program may apply.  Applicants for this award could be granted $500 to $1000 by completing the Office of International Program's Education Abroad Grant (PDF). Multiple copies are not required if you are applying for other awards which call for this application. For deadlines, see above.

The Lapaire-Stites French Studies Scholarship (DOCX)

Rewards French majors for academic excellence in French.

Global Citizenship Award

The Office of International Programs has created a Global Citizenship Student Award (PDF) to recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to internationalization. Deadline for application is November 1st (subject to change).

Scholarships available from affiliated program providers and partner schools  (For use with their programs)

AIFS- American Institute for Foreign Study

UNCW students automatically receive a grant towards their AIFS program fee, given UNCW's affiliation. Grant amounts of $400 for semester/full year programs and $200 for summer programs will be deducted from your overall AIFS program fee. Additionally, AIFS annually awards more than $600,000 in scholarships for both summer and semester programs to students who submit application materials demonstrating high academic achievement.  For complete details and to download an application visit: www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.asp

CIEE- The Council on International Educational Exchange

CIEE offers a number of scholarships to help defer program costs. Information can be found at: www.ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx

CIEE is offering three $500 scholarships for students studying abroad in the Dominican Republic. The scholarship is being offered to students attending the Liberal Arts program in Santo Domingo, the Liberal Arts program in Santiago and the Service Learning program in Santiago.

Students attending inaugural semesters at new CIEE Study Centers are eligible to apply for a CIEE Pioneer Grant. With more than $50,000 available, these grants are designed to help defray program fees for students, opening access to study abroad to more young people. What’s more, CIEE offers additional grants and scholarships that total over more than $3 million each year. Pioneer Grants currently are open to students who will attend fall 2014 study abroad programs in Toulouse, Moscow, or Havana.

Fudan University Summer Program Scholarship

Fudan University is offering scholarships to UNCEP nominated students for their 2014 Summer Program. Scholarship recipients will receive a tuition and application fee waiver, free on-campus housing, and partial meals. This is an excellent option for students wishing to experience living and learning at a prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Subject areas include Chinese Language, Society and Politics, Chinese History and Culture, and Chinese Business and Economy. Previous Chinese Language study is not required. You can apply for this program through the UNCW Education Abroad Portal. Scholarships are awarded on a first come first served basis to citizens of North American countries.

ISA - International Studies Abroad

UNCW students automatically receive a $200 discount towards their ISA program fee, given UNCW's affiliation. Additionally ISA awards approximately $60,000 in scholarships each year to students participating in ISA programs. Scholarships are both merit and financial need based and are available for summer, semester, and academic year study. 

The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Working Scholarship is awarded for semester and academic year programs. Students must be prepared to work up to 10 hours per week on-site in host country

Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. $5,000 is offered annually to be used toward ISA summer programs.

ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad and are available for semester, academic year and summer programs.

For more details, eligibility and application requirements, and to download an application go to: www.studiesabroad.com/admissions/document/scholarships

ISEP- International Student Exchange Programs

New York Community Trust-Annette Kade Fund

Awards of $2,000 and $1,000 are available for full year and semester participants for study in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Two $500 STA Travel Scholarships are also available as well as grants to U.S. ISEP spring semester participants in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in study abroad who do not have sufficient financial resources. The target audience for these scholarships is students wishing to pursue study at one of the German or French language programs within the ISEP member institutions. For complete details go to ISEP's Financial Aid and Scholarship page.

Massey Scholarship

Massey University is awarding four $500 NZD Scholarships for semester and full year ISEP-Direct students in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in study abroad to apply for an ISEP-Direct program to Massey University in New Zealand. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, desire to study abroad, and genuine financial need. For further details go to ISEP's Financial Aid and Scholarship page.

Mie University- Japan

Mie University offers two scholarships especially for students from partner universities:

The Mie International Scholarship awards students 20,000 yen per month for up to one year. To be eligible students must be planning to study at Mie University for at least 6 months. Up to 20 scholarships are awarded each year.

The Admission Fee and Tuition Waiver for Students who Graduate from Partner Universities is available to:

  • Students who are starting their master courses at Mie University in either Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences or Graduate School of Education and have demonstrated excellence in their academic and research achievements.
  • Students who are starting their doctor courses at Mie University in Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Bioresources or Graduate School of Regional Innovation and have demonstrated excellence in their academic and research achievements.

A recommendation from the president of the university or the dean of faculty is also required. Students who receive this award are exempt from the admission fee and from tuition during their standard years: between two and four years depending on the program.

Download the Mie University Scholarship Application Form.

STA Travel Scholarship Drawing

ISEP has two drawings for $500 scholarships from STA Travel each academic year. Plane tickets must be purchased from ISEP to qualify for the drawing. For more information, please visit ISEP's Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

Sea Education Association

Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is pleased to announce a variety of new merit-based financial aid awards for SEA Semester students. These awards, ranging from $500 to $5,000, will be disbursed throughout the year based on a student's experience or excellence in one of the areas listed below. For further information on these and all of our financial aid & scholarship opportunities, please visit www.sea.edu/admissions/financialoffice.asp.

Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea and the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) provide $2.6 million in aid to students each year. ISE offers a wide range of awards in an effort to assist as many students as possible. Scholarships are available for both semester and summer programs. Visit Semester at Sea's Financial Aid & Scholarship page for details and a list of available awards. Use the code GLOBAL to get your application fee waived.

German Universities of Applied Sciences

In addition to the Study and Internship Program (SIP), Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7) now offers two new competitive programs that include scholarships for all successful applicants. The Study Program (SP) includes a semester on one of our member campuses, and the Internship Program (IP) includes a 2-6 month research internship at a laboratory or research institute on one of their campuses.

For further details and application forms for all three programs and associated scholarships that are available, visit http://www.uas7.org/scholarships.html.

Additional scholarships available for education abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study (minimum of 4 weeks in one country required) and student need with the average award being $4,000 (maximum award: $5,000). Students who receive the Gilman Scholarship are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement, for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Details on all Gilman Scholarships can be found at: www.iie.org/gilman

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

Only available to American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and plan to use an Asian language in their career.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Preference is given to geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Find out more about this scholarship at: http://www.borenawards.org/

The Bridging Scholarship Japan

The Bridging Scholarship program will award at least 20 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in the Spring. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded 1,250 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 90 students from colleges and universities in 33 states received scholarships for study in Japan. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)

BUTEX promotes mobility between universities and colleges in the U.K. and North America and is pleased to offer scholarships for undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated. Your study abroad or exchange place must be for a minimum of one semester.

The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

For students and recent graduates who are interested in living, studying, and interning in Germany on a full-year, funded fellowship. CBYX is sponsored by the US and German governments for applicants in all career fields between the ages of 18-24, and does not require any prior German language knowledge! Applicants in business, vocational, technical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks. Undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government inter-agency effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.

David L. Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Additionally, the Boren Awards offer the African Language Initiative in which applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu, and the STEM initiative, a summer scholarship for undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA awards funds for students planning to study abroad on any academically rigorous programs. FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students. Scholarships will be up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study. Visit the FEA website at: www.fundforeducationabroad.org

Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards up to $2,000 to be used towards flights and/or university tuition.

German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. They offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 50,000 individuals per year. For details visit: http://daad.org/?p=46362

Graduate Students Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the Central Europe Summer Research Institute (CESRI). CESRI is a fellowship opportunity for U.S. graduate students in science and engineering who are seeking a quality hands-on international research experience in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. 

Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Hiliary Echo Douglas, a study abroad advocate. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love of life.

Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO)

JASSO offers a number of scholarships for study in Japan. For example, the Short-term Student Exchange Program Scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year. This scholarship awards a monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (up to 12 months) and a relocation allowance: ¥150,000(upon arrival only ). Go to the JASSO website (linked above) for details on this and other scholarship opportunities.

The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The U.S. National Commission is currently accepting applications for the Laura Bush Travelling Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to help fund a proposal designed by a student to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship open to US citizens(ages 18-25) enrolled in a college or university who express an interest in international collaboration but have not had many opportunities to travel abroad. The application deadline is mid-February. Read more about the Fellowship & recipients:http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs

Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarships

Awards two $7,500 scholarships to US students who will be studying in Japan for the academic year to augment its contribution to the Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan. Winners may also be considered for internships at Morgan Stanley Japan's Tokyo headquarters. For more information, visit: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/morgan-stanley

National Security Education Program

Awards usually cover the full cost of study and travel abroad.  Created by Congress in 1991, NSEP was intended to encourage American students to study less commonly taught languages and cultures, especially in nations considered to be of interest to national security. The program also aspires to increase the number of Americans qualified for government service and international diplomacy. After graduation, student recipients are required to work for an office or agency of the Federal Government involved in national security affairs or in higher education.For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Click here to visit their website.

The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC)

The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, public foundation that makes grants to aid children in the U.S. whose parents are targeted, progressive activists. We also assist youth who themselves have been targeted as a result of their progressive activities

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships are designed to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.  Students must have completed at least two years of college when the scholarship begins; must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary Club; and lineal descendants (children or grandchildren) of Rotarians and their spouses are ineligible.  The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship awards a grant of $25,000 to be used to cover the cost of tuition and fees, housing, round-trip transportation, and some educational supplies. Initial applications can be made through your local Rotary club, and application deadlines are also set by individual clubs.

Sara's Wish Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are awarded to young women who are committed to making the world a better place through public service and leadership abroad. Click here for application information.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

This scholarship opportunity is open to students from Canada, China, India, and the U.S. and is aimed at encouraging bright, talented, and hard working individuals to live, work, and study in Scotland. The equivalent of approximately $3,000 toward the cost of tuition is available for students enrolled in a full time Masters level program at any of Scotland's universities and Higher Education Institutions. For more information visit: www.scotlandscholarship.com

Son's of Norway Foundation: King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

The fund welcomes applications from Americans, 18 years or older, with a plan of studies to focus on exploring his/her interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. The Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine each year the number of scholarship/grants to be awarded. The range is typically $1,000 – $1,500. For qualifying information & an application click here.

SWEA North Carolina- Study in Sweden

Each year, SWEA North Carolina (the NC chapter of an international Swedish-speaking women's organization called SWEA) awards one or more scholarships to a student planning to study Swedish culture, traditions, history or the Swedish language, or to spread knowledge about any of these in the United States. In the past, the scholarships have generally amounted to $1,000 each. For more information go to: http://northcarolina.swea.org/in-english-2/

SYTA Youth Foundation "Road" Scholarship

The SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF) established the "Road" Scholarship program in 2002 to award funds to youth who, for various reasons, are unable to afford the cost of their group's travel. Based on the belief that travel is essential to a complete education, it is the SYF's goal to make a positive difference, through travel, in the young lives of our global citizens. Each year the SYF awards 30 or more scholarships to deserving youth. Scholarships are awarded based on circumstances and need as documented in the completed application form.

TaLK - Teach and Learn in Korea

TaLK is a Korean Government scholarship program whose main objective is to invite and train native English teachers and overseas Koreans to teach practical English in after-school classes at the rural elementary school. Benefits include, but are not limited to: a round-trip, economy class air ticket, accomodation, traveler's health insurance, monthly stiped of KRW 1.5 million and a one-time settlement allowance for cultural trips.

TCA Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships

The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American and Native American students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or in Bosnia and Herzegovinia (BiH). TCA will award grants up to $2,000 per calender year to full-time undergraduates (graduate students on a case by case basis) who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey for a semester or summer respectively. For more information, visit: http://www.tc-america.org/scholarships/minority.htm.

New Zealand Study Abroad Travel & Excellence Awards

  • Education New Zealand is please to offer US $2,000 Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards to help you fund your flight to New Zealand.
  • New Zealand universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics are please to offer US $500 New Zealand Study Abroad Excellence Awards for study at participating institues.
  • Deadline for Spring 2016: December 1
  • Deadline for Fall 2016: April 30
  • Eligibility: US citizen or hold US resident status; Enrolled in sophomore year or above at a tertiary institue in the US; 18+ years at the time of application; Minimum GPA of 3.0

Think Swiss Research Scholarships

ThinkSwiss offers 15 scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. This scholarship program supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

To apply for a ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college
  • Be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
  • Provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group

For more information visit: www.thinkswiss.org

UAS7 (consortium of 7 German Universities of Applied Sciences)

UAS7, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), would like to invite you to apply for this unique educational experience involving one semester of study at one of our universities, followed by a six-month internship in a company or research institute in Germany. This is an excellent opportunity to put Germany on your resume: In-depth international study as well as internship experience!

  • You will study for a full semester together with German and international students at one of Germany's leading universities of applied sciences
  • You will have the opportunity to apply your academic and professional skills in a five to six months hands-on supervised internship in Germany

All applicants selected for the program will receive a generous monthly scholarship for the duration of the study semester, and a stipend for the duration of the internship semester. For complete details about the program, please visit http://www.uas7.org/scholarships/study-a-internship-program.html

Diversity Scholarships for Education Abroad 

DiversityAbroad.com is proud to offer the following scholarships aimed at increasing participation among minority students in education abroad:

The DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Scholarship

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer a number of scholarships for spring, summer and fall study abroad. Scholarships are only available for students studying, interning or volunteering abroad for credit on programs offered by a DiversityAbroad.com partner organization. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in education abroad are strongly encouraged to apply

Diversity Abroad & Semester at Sea Scholarships

The Semester at Sea & DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships are awarded for summer and fall voyages. Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the fall voyage. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded for the summer voyage. Scholarships award amounts are equal to 50% off the cost of the least expensive cabin category available at the time of confirmation.

Study Abroad Turkey Scholarships for Minority Students

The Turkish Coalition of America in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants per year in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for an academic year, semester or summer.

The FEA Rainbow Scholarship

Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT study abroad student for use during an academic year. Details about the scholarship can be found at www.fundforeducationabroad.org.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA gives priority to underrepresented students (including but not limited to minorities, students planning to study in non-traditional destinations and community college students).Scholarships are $5,000 per semester or $10,000 for the year and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study. Applications can be accessed at http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/.

The ISA Diversity Scholarship

The ISA Diversity Scholarship is open to those students who wish to bring a broader cultural perspective to their overseas group, as well as those who are dedicated to encouraging other multicultural students on their home campus to participate in international education programs. 

Saint Andrew's Society

The Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, DC annually grants awards from its Washington Scots Charity & Education Fund Scholarship Prorgam.

To be eligible, scholars must be of Scottish birth or descent. Applicants who are United States citizens must maintain their permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (defined here as comprising the District of Columbia, the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia). All applicants must be able to cite their Scottish descent.

Awards are made to scholars enrolled in US or Scottish institutions for the third or fourth year of College or University or full-time graduate study. There are generally 5 to 10 awards made totaling in excess of $20,000. Among these, the following foster academic links between the United States and Scotland:

  • The John P. McAdams Memorial Scholarship of $3,500, established by family and friends of the Society’s late President to support Scots and Americans of Scottish descent in their pursuit of University degrees, with preference to those pursuing degrees in history or Scottish culture. 
  • The Donald Malcolm MacArthur Scholarship of $2,500 is available for an American studying in Scotland.
  • For more information visit: http://www.saintandrewsociety.org/?q=grants
  • Apply.

Other Resources

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find study abroad funding information This database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality. Information can be found at: www.StudyAbroadFunding.org


The International Scholarship Search is a financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find a listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

College Board Scholarship Search

An online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid!


FastWeb has the largest and most complete source of scholarships with millions of scholarships worth billions of dollars available.   The site offers personalized matching of scholarships to your unique profile.  New scholarships are added every day.

Go Study Abroad Scholarship

GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. The award for each scholarship is $500 Additionally, Volunteer Abroad Scholarships are available:


LIVFund was established in 2011 in order to recognize and proudly support study, internship and volunteer opportunities in 21 Latin America countries. The scholarship assists in covering program or living abroad expenses and awards two scholarships per month to selected recipients in the amount of $500 USD each.


Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource


At Scholarships.com you can search 2.7 million scholarships and grants worth over $19 billion, review your scholarships by deadline, dollar amount & more, create one-click custom scholarship application request letters, search colleges & universities, get admissions info and more, and find scholarships matching your academics, talents & interests.

STA Travel Airfare Deposit Program (PDF)

Pay $300 and lock in your ticket price until 7 days prior to departure. Available for study abroad students on financial aid. Call 1-800-226-7241 for more information.

Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

There is nothing like totally immersing in a culture to learn to speak the language like a native, learn the customs, develop respect for their history, and to really absorb everything around you! It goes without saying, however, that this kind of educational adventure is expensive. This is where financial aid – scholarships, grants and possibly a loan – comes in. We’ve listed a number of the better known opportunities here for you.

University of Minnesota- Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center's Scholarship Database allows you to search for funding and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your next adventure. All you need to do to find some great funding possibilities is set a few search options. The results of your search will be returned, and you will have the opportunity to get more details on the scholarships that matched your search.


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