In addition to funding from GEP, there are external scholarships to help pay for a term abroad.
These scholarships help fund your choice of study abroad programs.
NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship is awarded through the Fund for Education Abroad to African-American undergraduate students in the United states who hope to study abroad, and who also embody Mrs. Bryant’s spirit of resilience and commitment to intercultural exchange. FEA scholarships range from $1,250-$10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.
FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD offers general scholarships of up to $10,000 and dedicated scholarships of varying amounts; for students participating in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs; preference given to students with financial need.
RAINBOW SCHOLARSHIP LGBT students who are applying for a scholarship through Fund for Education Abroad (above) may also choose to be considered for this award. This scholarship awards up to $5000 to one LGBT student participating in a high-quality, rigorous semester-long study abroad program.
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND offers over 150 types of scholarships to Hispanic students. Funds can be applied to costs associated with study abroad. There are different deadlines throughout the year; check the website often and carefully. Eligibility guidelines require applicants to be on of the following: A U.S. citizen; a legal permanent resident; have a passport stamped I-551; have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
CORRINE JEANNINE SCHILLINGS FOUNDATION offers study abroad scholarships to undergraduate female students who are Silver or Gold award Girl Scouts and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
EXPLORE THE WORLD SCHOLARSHIP provides $2,000 to help finance the recipients international trip as long as the trip includes an education or service component. Must be between 18-30 years of age.
GOSTARTABLOG’S YOUNG WRITERS SCHOLARSHIP awards $1000 for the best essay on the topic “Writing has given me the opportunity to…” No GPA requirement.
MOBILITY DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP through Karmen Healthcare provides two $500 scholarships for each school year to U.S. college students with a documented mobility disability. The theme for the 2020 scholarship is “Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.” The application deadline is September 1, 2020.
Funding for Specific Countries or Regions
FREEMAN AWARDS FOR STUDY IN ASIA, need-based scholarships for students planning to study in Asia. Priority given to students with no previous experience in Asia, grants range between $3000 and $7000.
Study-Abroad Related Scholarships
CHAIRISH “Design Your Future” Scholarship offers $2,500 to two students from underrepresented backgrounds and all majors. Deadlines are January 1 and June 30 of each year.
ESTA A $500 scholarship awarded to two students. To apply, submit an essay of no more than 800 words on what motivates you to study abroad before December 31 for spring semester programs or July 15 for fall semester programs.
FIX THE PHOTO A $1500 scholarship awarded to three students each year. Application includes an essay about photography as well as a creative element.
HUBSTAFF TECH SCHOLARSHIP Twice-yearly scholarship for students interested in technical programs. Students need to submit an essay to be eligible for $2000.
KALU YALA SCHOLARSHIP awards $1000 to current college students interested in studying abroad, particularly with an interest in business and entrepreneurship though not required. The application includes a 500-word essay.
REEDSY NATIONAL CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP $1000 award granted twice annually to student writers. Application must include the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel.
THE TRAVEL OFFICE LOCAL ADVENTURES SCHOLARSHIP awards a $1000 scholarship. To apply, submit an essay on your college experience (1,000 to 1,500 words).