Additional Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to UMD study abroad scholarships, there numerous scholarship opportunities for study abroad participants. The Institute of International Education (IIE) has a searchable database featuring various scholarship, grant and fellowship opportunities. Listed below are highlighted scholarship opportunities from IIE, as well as other opportunities not listed in IIE.
GENERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Preference is given for students studying outside of Western Europe and Australia.
Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to United States interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The award includes an additional requirement of federal service following graduation.
Foundation for Global Scholars
The foundation is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to aid future leaders to be global citizens by obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad regardless of financial ability. Four different types of scholarships are available through the foundation.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad accepts applications from undergraduate students. Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education programs abroad for 4-weeks or longer.
Global Studies Foundation Student Grant
Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution.
Kathryn E. Sullivan
Eligible students are seniors at any University of Minnesota campus who wish to enrich their academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country.
Beginning in 2013–14, the Rotary Foundation offers scholarship opportunities through district, global and packaged grants.
Expected to award 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Offered to students in the following areas:
- Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
- Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
- Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care
UMD AFFILIATE PROGRAM PROVIDER SCHOLARSHIPS
Check directly with your affiliate program provider for additional scholarship opportunities they may offer.
API - Academic Programs International
ASA – Academic Studies Abroad
AIFS – American Institute for Foreign Studies
CEA – Global Education
ISA - International Studies Abroad
American Women’s Club (AWC) Stockholm Foundation
Based on academic excellence and commitment to improving humankind, this scholarship is awarded to an American woman studying or conducting research in Sweden. Founded in 1982, AWC has been issuing funds to women via the Jessie Lokrantz Scholarship to share the Swedish culture with women from around the world.
Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship
Offered to Minnesota residents, this scholarship is for students who plan to carry out scholarly and/or creative studies in Sweden. Applicants must have a working knowledge of the Swedish language, a serious desire to make a contribution to American-Swedish cultural exchange and demonstrable achievement in the selected field of study.
Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
The Malmberg Scholarship grants significant funding for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university, or who is a qualified scholar engaged in study or research.
Finlandia Foundation National Student Scholarship
Scholarships are available for currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland.
Italia Rail Scholarship - Study abroad in Italy
Scholarships worth $1000 each for the 2014 Fall Semester are available. Application submission dates for the Fall semester will be announced once the winners have been chosen for the Winter/Spring semester, to be named on January 6, 2014.
UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS: Funding Options
The links below provide information about programs and sources of funding for students from underrepresented groups in U.S.-based study abroad.