International Fellowships and Scholarships

International Fellowships and Scholarships

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Purpose: This scholarship is for undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This scholarship awards up to $5,000 that can be applied to program tuition, room and board, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare. Students who plan to study a critical language abroad are eligible to receive Gilman’s Critical Need Language Award.

Qualifications: Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, be accepted into their study abroad program, and be planning on studying abroad for at least 21 days.

Freeman-ASIA Award (Undergraduate)

Purpose: Provides need-based funding to assist with the cost of the study abroad program/ expenses, including air, living costs, transportation, books. Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.Qualifications: Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application and an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) (Undergraduate)

Purpose: Provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Qualifications: US citizens or permanent residents. Preference to students with demonstrated financial need and from traditionally underrepresented groups in education abroad.

Fulbright Scholarship. For students in pursuit of graduate study or research abroad (and whose intellectual achievements are extremely high). Generally requires familiarity with (and perhaps fluency in) language of country. Many countries and many academic areas are included. Generally, each country's Fulbright organization specifies different requirements; the applicant should consult specific country's program for requirements.

British Marshall Scholarship. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, less than 26 years old, who will have baccalaureate degree and 3.7 or better GPA, is distinguished by intellect and character (extracurricular activities and achievements) and can make a contribution to her or his own society. For undergraduate or graduate level study at any British university.

Rhodes Scholarship. For U.S. citizens who will have completed baccalaureate degree, passed the 18th birthday and not have passed the 24th during the year of application, for study at University of Oxford. Required: proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character and ability to lead, participation and success in varsity sports or other demonstration of physical vigor; esteem of performance of public duties would be the highest aim.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Established in 1998, the George Mitchell Scholarship is designed to interest the next generation of American leaders in the island of Ireland. The Scholarship funds a year of study at one of nine participating institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prospective Scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, indicating a potential for future leadership and contribution to society. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study, although the proposed course of study must be available at the university elected by the applicant and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field. Included in the Scholarship are tuition, an $11,000 stipend for other expenses, and money for travel.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships. In establishing the Gates Cambridge Scholars program, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hopes to create a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries. Over time, it is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning - all areas that the Foundation is deeply engaged in. The awards enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. The program will offer a substantial number of scholarships for study as an affiliated student or to pursue taught or research courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

International Scholarships for Study Abroad during undergraduate study:

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren. For U.S. citizens. Student must be matriculated at a post-secondary institution and must be applying for study abroad that meets home institution standards and that ends before the student graduates. The NSEP fellowship covers study from summer through the following spring. Freshmen can apply for summer only. Freshmen and sophomores can apply for NSEP once during freshman/sophomore years and once during junior/senior years. NSEP focuses on geographical areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security, broadly conceived. Appropriate and integrated study of a foreign language is required for all study abroad proposals. NSEP scholarships of up to $20,000 are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. Fellowships are available for Graduate Study Abroad as well.

DAAD-RISE. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany - is pleased to invite undergraduate students from the US, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in Germany. RISE summer placements take place with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor. This program is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Knowledge of the German language is not essential.

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS). The United States Department of State sponsors the CLS Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.  Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

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