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Additional Funding Opportunities

Beyond the Alliance's own scholarships, you may also want to apply for additional funding toward your Alliance study abroad program.  Below are a sampling of scholarship and grant opportunities that previous students have found helpful.

Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduates who wish to study abroad. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 depending on the length of their program. An additional $3,000 is available for students who study critical languages, including Chinese, Hindi and Urdu.

Website: www.iie.org/gilman  /  Email: gilman@iie.org

Boren Awards for International Study

The Boren Awards provide funding to American students who are pursuing international and language study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students provide up to $20,000 for study abroad. In return for the scholarship, recipients commit to working for the federal government for at least one year after the completion of their education.

Website: http://www.borenawards.org/

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. Applicants must be committed to supporting education abroad in their campus communities through work with the FEA and their campus’ education abroad staff upon return. FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad, including those studying in a non-traditional destination and those demonstrating financial need.

Website: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/

The Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad

Designed to support foreign language training and 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. GSF is particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages. Selection criteria include academic performance, program merit, and outreach potential. Grant recipients will be expected to acknowledge GSF's support, to report on their experiences, and to work with GSF to share those experiences upon return.

Website: http://www.globalstudiesfoundation.org/

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Undergraduates in all fields of studies who attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may apply for a study abroad grant. Each year, fifty $1,000 grants are awarded to support students seeking knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Website: http://www.phikappaphi.org/  /  Email: studyabroad@PhiKappaPhi.org

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts

Residents of Massachusetts may apply for these study abroad scholarships to study for a semester, summer, or academic year abroad. Awards are up to $800.

Website: http://www.gfwcma.org  /  Email: jhoward@mountida.edu

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation offers a variety of study abroad scholarships for undergraduates. Contact your local Rotary club for more information.

Website: http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/Educational


Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

Website: http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship

Project GO - The ROTC Language & Culture Project

Project GO (Global Officers) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa.

Website: http://www.rotcprojectgo.org/

Foundation for Global Scholars

FGS awards scholarships to U.S. citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000.

Website: https://fgscholars.org/

STA Travel Start the Adventure

STA Travel awards $2500 scholarships to students studying abroad.

Website: https://fgscholars.org/sta-start-the-adventure-scholarship/

Global Leadership Program

The Global Leadership Program provides resources, experiences and financial support for college students and young adults to develop into global leaders and inspire a community of changemakers.

Website: https://fgscholars.org/global-leadership-program/

Turkish Coalition of America

The Turkish Coalition of America provides up to 100 scholarships per year for students of minority backgrounds who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey. Eligible students will receive between $500 and $2,000 to use toward the cost of studying abroad. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Website: http://tc-america.org/scholarships/study-abroad-in-turkey-for-american-minority-students/about-53.htm