Study Abroad Scholarships

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Many colleges and universities offer options for studying abroad and taking advantage of such an opportunity may be one of the greatest adventures and opportunities you can find in higher education. Being able to learn and study in a foreign country reveals a wealth of new experiences and perspectives that just aren't available in more traditional classroom settings. Whether you're learning a foreign language through immersion, experiencing a foreign culture first-hand, or just interested in seeing the world, these experiences provide unique insights for students in just about any field or major.

Although not all scholarships and aid programs are eligible to fund study abroad programs, all the awards on this list can be used to help pay for travel, accommodation, and/or tuition costs related to foreign study, employment, and other academic, volunteer, and career advancement opportunities.

So, although the costs of tuition and travel can add up, there are also a variety of study abroad scholarships and financial aid opportunities provided by colleges, governments, and other organizations. Read on to browse through our collection of scholarships for study abroad!

Golden Key Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are members of Golden Key International Honour Society. Students must be preparing for an upcoming study abroad program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15
2018

McConnell Scholarship for Future Leaders

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who are residents of Kentucky and plan to attend the University of Louisville. Students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, have an SAT score of 1390 or higher or an ACT score of 30 or higher, and major or minor in political science.

Total: $4125 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Furman University Charles H. Townes Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who reside outside of South Carolina and plan to attend Furman University. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.

Total: $35000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 5
2019

Furman University John D. Hollingsworth Scholarship

This scholarship is available for South Carolina high school seniors who plan to attend Furman University. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.

Total: $35000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 5
2019

Boren Fellowship Awards For International Study

This award is available to U.S students who are either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university and planning to pursue a study abroad program . Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.

Total: $30000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  January 30
2019

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

This award is available to North Carolina high school seniors who are planning to enroll full time at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Awards are based on financial need, merit, leadership, and character.

Total: $12000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  January 31
2019

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Jefferson Caffery Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who have applied for admission to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as entering freshmen and are residents of Louisiana. The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, an ACT composite score of 30 or higher or an SAT composite score of 1390 or higher, and be a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist.

Total: $15500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Boren Scholarship Awards for International Study

This award is available to U.S high school graduates and undergraduate students who are planning to pursue a study abroad program. Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.

Total: $20000 Awards:  165
Deadline:  February 7
2019

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who plan to study or intern abroad in the same country for at least four weeks; the country cannot be Cuba or on the U.S. State Department's Travel Warning list. Students must be receiving or will receive a federal Pell Grant.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2500
Deadline:  March 6
2019

University of Arizona National Scholars Award for Non-Arizona Residents

U.S. students who are non-Arizona residents and National Merit Finalists are eligible for this award. Students must declare the University of Arizona as their first choice.

Total: $23000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 1
2019

University of Arizona National Scholars Award for Arizona Residents

U.S. students who are Arizona residents and National Merit Finalists are eligible for this award. Students must declare the University of Arizona as their first choice.

Total: $18000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Owner Direct Vacation Rentals Study Away Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and Canadian students who submit an essay of 600 to 800 words on the importance of travel and studying abroad.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2019