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!

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

Good Colleges Study Abroad Award

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. Funds may be used for travel, living expenses, or the costs of tuition for an accredited study abroad program.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 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
2020

USF National Merit Scholarship

High school seniors designated as National Merit Finalists will receive this award upon selecting the University of South Florida as their top-choice school.

Total: $5000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  January 15

Morehead-Cain Scholars Program

This award is available for current high school seniors in the U.S., Canada or the United Kingdom. Applicants must be unmarried and have no children and must plan to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The student should rank near the top of his/her senior class.

Total: $35000 Awards:  70
Deadline:  October 15

National Student Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student who is entering North Carolina State University as a full-time freshman. The student must demonstrate leadership experience, strong personal character, and integrity.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 15

NCSU Park Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend North Carolina State University. Students must have taken AP or IB courses; recipients typically have a grade point average of 'A' and an SAT score above 1190.

Total: $40000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  October 18

Stevenson University Presidential Fellowship

U.S. graduating high school seniors who demonstrate academic excellence along with proven leadership in school-based activities, community service and/or athletics will be considered for this award from Stevenson University in Maryland.

Total: $25000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 01

University of Oregon Stamps Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Oregon, and are residents of and graduating from a high school in Oregon. Students must: have a grade point average of 3.85 or higher; have an SAT score of 1300 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher; and exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation.

Total: $31250 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 01

ScholarTrips Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students aged 14 or older who are interested in studying abroad.

Total: $2500 Awards:  41
Deadline:  November 09

Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

The Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship is available for exemplary U.S. highschool seniors with an interest in attending Davidson College. Students must be nominated to be considered for this award.

Total: $63903 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 09

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program

This award is available for graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applicants must enroll full time, and be high-achieving, well-rounded students.

Total: $300000 Awards:  36
Deadline:  November 15