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Additional Scholarships & Funding

Additional Scholarships & Funding

There is money available for study abroad. 
Sometimes you just need to look for it. 

The Institute of International Education

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 to students studying outside of Western Europe and Australia. View these videos for tips on the application process.

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.

CIEE Scholarship
CIEE continues to lead international education providers in study abroad awards - with more than $8 million offered annually. CIEE offers both grants and scholarships to students studying abroad. The programs feature extensive need-based awards, merit scholarships, open campus grants (including special opportunities in Latin America), and grants for students attending Minority Serving Institutions.

Fulbright Scholarship
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 who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education programs abroad for 4-weeks or longer.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

Katherine E. Sullivan
Eligible students are those who will have completed the required number of credits for graduation but will have only spent three years on campus at the end of the academic year. Students may have completed all graduation requirements but must complete them by the end of the study abroad experience.

Minnesota Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a U.S. university/college located Minnesota. Applicants must meet the general Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators working in Minnesota. Apply simultaneously to the Fund for Education Abroad and the Minnesota Scholarship here

Rotary Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship opportunities through a district, global, and packaged grants. You must be a member of a Rotary club to be eligible.

Udall Scholarship
Expected to award 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

UMD Financial Aid Scholarships
The UMD Financial Aid office offers many scholarship opportunities, research their offerings as some may be applicable towards study abroad. 

UMD World Languages & Cultures (WLC) Scholarships
The UMD College of Liberal Arts WLC department offers several scholarships applicable to study abroad.

UMD University Honors Study Abroad Scholarship
Check out study abroad scholarship opportunities specifically for honors students on their website! 

Location Specific Scholarships

Chinese Government Scholarship – CHINA
The Chinese Government Scholarship is non-affiliate program made available through the UM China Center’s partnership with the People’s Republic of China Consulate General in Chicago. The Chinese Government Scholarship is a full academic-year scholarship to a University of Minnesota undergraduate or graduate student for study at a university in mainland China. The scholarship will cover tuition and room and board and will pay a small monthly stipend to cover books and incidental expenses. International airfare, health insurance, the physical exam requirement, and any study abroad service fees are not included. More than 120 Chinese Institutions of higher education in 21 provinces and autonomous cities are authorized by the Ministry of Education of China to accept international students to study in China under the Chinese Government Scholarship program. 

Generation Study Abroad – NEW ZEALAND
Students can now apply for a $2,000 travel award to help with flights to New Zealand and $500 towards study at a university or participating institute of technology or polytechnic in New Zealand. $15K New Zealand Scholarship – NEW ZEALAND
GoOverseas is awarding a $15,000 NZD scholarship to one well-deserving student. They’re awarding this scholarship to encourage more students to seriously consider studying abroad in New Zealand. 

The Jessie Lokrantz Scholarship – SWEDEN
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 – SWEDEN
Offered to Minnesota residents, the American Swedish Institute 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. 

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.