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Scholarships and Fellowships

American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship
Deadline: mid-january
The AIF  Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: October 1 – Spring Programs and early decision for summer; March 1 – fall and summer programs
Provides support to undergraduate students who have been underrepresented in study abroad, includign students with high financial need, first-generation college students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, those in underrepresented fields of study such as STEM, students with disabilities and students of non-traditional age.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
Deadline: early January
Awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study at the advanced level in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. For grants to be awarded in 2016, study must start between June 2016 and May 2017. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are intended to cover basic expenses at a graduate student level necessary to pursue an academic year of full-time intensive language study in Asia, including tuition or tutoring fees, plus a stipend for travel, living and study expenses. Tuition for the language program, and tutoring fees (if applicable) are covered in full. Eligible languages include: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, and Burmese.

Boren Awards for International Study
Deadline: early January
The Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S.

Churchill Scholarship
Deadline: mid-October
The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences (STEM) at Cambridge

Critical Language Scholarship
Deadline: Early November
The Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 different languages

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: late January
The DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship supports semester- and year-long study abroad expriences in Germany, including participation in study abroad program, individualized study, senior thesis research, or internships

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (ASIA) 
Deadline: mid-October for spring programs; late February for summer or fall programs
Freeman-ASIA is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Fulbright US Student Program
Deadline: October
The Fulbright U.S. Student Programs sponsors year-long experiences abroad including teaching, research, and study.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Deadline: mid-October
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are offered to students who would like to pursue a full time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge

International Parliamentary Scholarship (Germany)
The International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country

King’s International Masters Scholarships
Deadline: late March
The Graduate School at King’s College London is offering up to 20 scholarships to international students who wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate Masters degree programme in any discipline at King’s College London

Marshall Scholarship
Deadline: October
The Marshall Scholarships fund one or two or three years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom

Mitchell Scholarship
Deadline: April 15 (Campus Deadline)
Full funding for an academic year of post-graduate study in any field at a university in Ireland

Rhodes Scholarship
Deadline: October
The Rhodes Scholarship provides support for two full years of post-graduate study in any discipline at Oxford University

Schwarzman Scholarship
Deadline: early September
The Schwarzman Scholarship selects future leaders from all fields of study to spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society.

Scoville Fellowship
Deadline: October 2
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to  nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: mid-February for summer; late September for winter and spring
The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship funds student-designed proposals 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

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes
Deadline: mid-February
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes that provide the opportunity for US undergraduate (first-year or sophomores) to come to the UK on a three-, four-, five-, or six-week academic cultural summer program

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
Deadline: depends on fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation’s critical challenges.

Financing Graduate School, Work, or Research Abroad

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy.

Christianson Grant
The Christianson Grant is awarded to young Americans who have arranged their own service projects abroad. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the CLS is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.

David L. Boren Fellowship
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

Opportunities for graduate students to add a study abroad and language component to their studies.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

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Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Fulbright Scholarship
For study, research, or teaching abroad. Applications are to ONE specific country.

Fund for Education Abroad

Grants scholarships up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Fund My Travel

Crowdfunding for meaningful travels

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Awarded to students from outside the UK to study at Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Scholarship for study in Ireland; NOT for “Irish Studies”. Competitive – modeled as the “Marshall Scholarship to Ireland”


GivingGrid is entirely free to the fund-raiser and visually bring together a community of good-natured people motivated to support an important cause.

Go Ennounce Study Abroad

Create a fundraising mission

Go Overseas Scholarship

Go Overseas is a listing and reviews website for programs abroad

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

54 (one-time) scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective bachelor degree students 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Truman is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service. The award offers up to $30,000 to apply toward graduate study in the U.S. or abroad in a wide variety of fields.

The Huntington
Provides a $10,000 stipend each year for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world

Institute of Current World Affairs

Provides funding for two years of research in a country of your choosing.

International Scholarships

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.

Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships “finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the U.K.” For study at any UK university, including the “Big Three.” Need a 3.7 GPA minimum to apply

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship Program 

The National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full time in the following accredited graduate programs: dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), nursing, public health or health policy. Undergraduate students are not eligible for this scholarship

Nestpick Scholarship

Nestpick, the aggregator platform for midterm rental of furnished apartments, is awarding three students with a scholarship of 2500€ each, to help them pay towards student accommodation. Students who wish to participate will need to submit a video explaining how they help the community.

Pro Fellow

A go-to source for information on professional and academic fellowships, created by fellows for aspiring fellows.

Rhodes Scholarship
For study at Oxford University, UK. The scholarship is extremely competitive. Students must have impressive grades and leadership experience.

Rotary World Peace Fellowship (Search World Peace Fellowship)
Rotary World Peace Fellowships fund either master’s degree or professional development certificate study at one of the six Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution at seven universities worldwide.

Skoll Scholarship

Competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors.


Study Abroad Scholarship Directory

Study Abroad Funding

This resource 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.

TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France) Scholarships

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies and the Professional French Masters Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison have launched $4k – $10K/yr scholarships to specifically support TAPIF Alumni.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

A one-year grant for travel and study outside the US. Must be a student at one of the 50 participating institutions. Free-formed, non-study proposals.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (search Fellows)
For graduate students (or students accepted to a grad school program) with an emphasis on language learning

The UNCF ● Merck Science Initiative

They award scholarships and fellowships at three levels from undergraduate to post doc.

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