Study Abroad Scholarships
There are many opportunities to fund your study-abroad experience. We encourage you to research and apply as soon as possible.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. The scholarship is open to students of all majors who are receiving a federal Pell Grant at a two-year or four-year college or university. Awards are up to $5,000. Applications for the summer and fall semesters are due in March; spring semester applications are due in October.
> More information: www.iie.org/gilman
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
The Fund for Education is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education programs abroad by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
> More information: fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/scholarships
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. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages.
> More information: www.borenawards.org
The Fulbright Program offers opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to participate in international education programs. Only graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni are eligible. For more information, contact Patricia Sendall, Merrimack’s Fulbright program adviser.
> More information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program
Other Helpful Resources
- Also most program providers (API, CIS, CAPA etc.) offer their own need- or merit-based scholarships that require separate applications. Be sure to check their websites to see which awards you might be eligible for.
- Some websites are also available to help you fundraise for your study-abroad experience. These include gofundme.com, rally.org and fundmytravel.com.
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