Scholarships and Fellowships

Possible sources of funding for students seeking to study abroad are listed below. Please note that most of these programs will require that you apply and receive admission to an approved study abroad program. For more information on how to apply, and which program may be applicable to your academic goals at the university, please contact the Office of Global Programs.

Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The program offers competitive awards up to $5,000 for study abroad to students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000 Critical Need Language Supplement.  The applicable critical need languages are: (1) Arabic (all dialects); (2) Chinese (all dialects); (3) Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek); (3) Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki); (4) Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi); (6) Korean; (7) Russian; and(8) Swahili. For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 

John T. Petters Scholarships 

The John T. Petters Foundation is a private foundation that works to advance the educational experiences by providing scholarships of deserving students. The Foundation focuses its scholarships to support international business study abroad and social entrepreneurship service programs.  For more information, visit 
http://scholarships.goabroad.com/scholarship-programs/john-t-petters-foundation-study-abroad-scholarship-609 

CDS International (CDS) 

CDS is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of international practical training opportunities for young professionals, students, educators, as well as labor, business, and government representatives. CDS serves over 2,000 individuals annually from over 70 countries (worldwide) in a variety of work/study, internship, fellowship, and study tour programs. For more information visit the website at: http://www.cdsintl.org/  

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

The Fulbright U.S. student program gives a one year award for study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright commission. The program accepts applications from seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates. The program provides opportunities to engage in the following activities abroad: university course work, library and field work, classes in a music or art school, independent projects in the social or life sciences, Assistant in teaching English, or a combination of activities. For more information about the U.S. student program, please visit the website at: http://www.fulbrightonline.org/us/home.html  

NSEP (National Security Education Program): David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships  

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For additional information, please visit the website at: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study  

National Science Foundation  

The National Science Foundation promotes scholarships, education, and research programs in the social sciences, chemistry, computers, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology and other related fields. NSF funds may be used for study abroad. For more information on NSF Programs visit: http://www.nsf.gov  

Humboldt Foundation Fellowships 

The foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to seniors, graduate/professional students, and post doctoral candidates for research and study abroad in Germany. The program is open to U.S citizens as well as nationals of other countries. More information is available at: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html  

CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Scholarships 

CIEE Scholarships are awarded to support study abroad in CIEE International Study Programs. These scholarships are given to individuals or members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. For more information, visit the official site at: http://www.ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx  

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program  

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. Graduating seniors and recent graduates with strong academic records are encouraged to apply and those selected will enter into one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. This program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The 2006 Rangel award consists of ten fellowships of up to $28,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. The program includes international internships. For more information visit the website at: http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm  

IIPP (International Institute of Public Policy) - UNCFSP  

The IIPP program administered by United Negro College Funds Special Programs is open to sophomores enrolled full-time at four-year colleges and universities. The goal of the program is to increase the participation and influence of underrepresented minority groups in international affairs. Successful applicants participate in a multiyear sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships and graduate studies. For more information, please visit the official website at: http://www.uncfsp.org/iipp/