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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!

Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available to University of Nevada, Reno students who hold a 3.0 GPA or higher, graduated from a Carson City, Douglas, or Washoe County high school, are first-generation and/or demonstrate high financial need (EFC under $8000), and have completed their MyNevada General Scholarship Application by February 1.

Total: $4000

Awards: 4

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Frank and Thu Triplett Study Abroad Scholarship (France)

Dr. Frank Triplett is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Mount Union and a USAC Visiting Professor in Pau, France. Students with a 2.5 GPA or higher attending the Lyon or Pau, France programs are eligible. Awards go out each fall and spring semester. Preference will be given to students with high financial need.

Total: $4000

Awards: 4

Deadline: October 15, 2020

R.J. Simcoe Memorial Scholarship

University of Nevada, Reno students who are Nevada residents, hold a minimum 2.75 GPA, and are attending any Spain program are eligible. Eligible students must also have completed their MyNevada General Scholarship Application by February 1. Two $500 awards will be given each fall.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Janice Proctor Memorial Scholarship (Fall – Torino, Italy; Spring – Thailand)

Colin Proctor, USAC Torino alumnus of Fall 2010, founded this scholarship with his sister, Megan Proctor, in memory of their late mother, who encouraged and supported their desires to study abroad. Eligible applicants must be attending the Torino, Italy or the Thailand program. Preference is given to students with high financial need.

Total: $4000

Awards: 4

Deadline: October 15, 2020

USAC First Gen NV Scholarship

This scholarship is available to current UNR TRiO Scholars and current/former UNR First in the Pack participants at the University of Nevada, Reno, have not previously studied abroad in college, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students must also attend a study abroad workshop prior to the application deadline in order to be considered.

Total: $3000

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 15, 2020

USAC First Generation Scholarship

USAC awards students financially to assist with their study abroad expenses. For this award, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and have parents who did not graduate from a 4-year institution.

Total: $10000

Awards: 10

Deadline: October 15, 2020

University of Oregon Stamps Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors plannign to attend the University of Oregon. Students must have a grade point average of 3.85 or higher and exemplify leadership, perseverance, service, and innovation. Funds can also be used for studying abroad.

Total: $125000

Awards: 5

Deadline: November 01, 2020

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. An essay of up to 250 words on the topic listed on the site. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: November 01, 2020

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world! The winner will receive 1 travel backpack, and a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be full time undergraduates and accepted into a study abroad program at an accredited institution in the U.S.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: November 15, 2020

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. Scholars also have access to generous funding for two semesters of study abroad.

Total: $300000

Awards: 36

Deadline: November 15, 2020

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