Scholarships for Studying Abroad

The links below outline scholarship opportunities for studying abroad. Specific scholarships are listed, as well as resources for locating additional scholarships. This page is designed to be a starting point for your study abroad scholarship research.

Geneseo Study Abroad Scholarships

The Study Abroad Office administers numerous scholarships available to Geneseo students participating in Geneseo study abroad programs.  

American Councils for International Education

This is a search engine for study abroad scholarships and therefore requirements and eligibility vary. Scroll down the screen to view scholarships for K-12, college scholarships (identified with a green heart), graduate fellowships, and postgraduate awards.

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Scholarships

These scholarships are available to applicants applying to study on one of AMIDEAST's programs in Morocco or Jordan. Two types of scholarships are available, need based and a scholarship for blogging.

APIASF Scholarship Program

Based in Washington, DC, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America.

Benjamin Gilman International Assistance

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to US citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Interested in the Gilman Scholarship? Read about the experiences of former Geneseo students who have won this scholarship in our study abroad blog.

Boren Awards for International Study

Available to US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

There are about 100 scholarships awarded each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, individuals, and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,650 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.

College Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Foundations, organizations, and various groups have dedicated their time and money to help students finance their post-secondary educational desires. This database provides a list of scholarships that are for students with an ability impairment.

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador

Five scholarships are available for each semester and two scholarships are available for summer. Students going abroad for the full fall, spring or summer terms are eligible to apply.

FIE Sharif Rahman Conflict & the Struggle for Peace Scholarship

In memory of FIE founder Sharif Rahman, the Sharif Rahman Memorial Scholarship program was established in 2003 for FIE students studying on the Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East program. This is a $1,000 scholarship.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from US citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards are available for study abroad in summer (up to $3,000), semester (up to $5,000), or academic year (up to $7,000).

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded for the academic year, $5,000 semester, and a minimum of $1,250 is awarded for summer.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

DAAD offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and higher education institutions of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to faculty, for study and research in Germany.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship for the Children of Military Families

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents ofactive 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 Gilman-McCain Scholarship is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited US colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

GO Overseas 65 Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships

This is an article with good suggestions for researching scholarships, as well as a list of 65 different grants and scholarships for study abroad students.

Go Overseas Scholarships

A group of study abroad organizations are offering scholarships ranging from $500 up to $10,000. Information regarding eligibility, timeline and other scholarship details can be found on their website.

Government-funded Scholarships for Language Programs

A new website launched by the US Department of State to serve as a resource for information on language scholarships and training programs like the Critical Language Scholarship, Boren Awards, and many others offered by the federal government. Contact Dr. Michael Mills, director of national fellowships and scholarships at for more information and assistance in applying.

HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship

$2,000 travel scholarship for those with a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel.

Institute of International Education

This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for US undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and professionals.

Inclusive Ireland Scholarship

In collaboration with Diversity Abroad, Education in Ireland is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship program: the Inclusive Ireland Scholarships, which will support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland.

Ireland Global Greening Initiative

Education in Ireland have partnered with Tourism Ireland, Aer Lingus and Trinity to bring a scholarship for the Global Greening Initiative.

NAFSA List of Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Abroad: Funding Resources for Students

NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, is the largest professional organization serving the area of international education. The Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Abroad (WIVRA) sub-committee of NAFSA compiled a list of funding resources that students seeking to conduct high impact practices abroad can access.

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded for either: 1.) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; or 2.) Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Rainbow Scholarship

The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.

Rhodes Scholarship

Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These students then gain the opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.

SAM.GOV Assistance Listings (Formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)

Assistance listings are detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of assistance awards. You may browse assistance listings across all government agencies to learn about potential funding sources.

Study/Internship Abroad Grant Competition (Phi Kappa Phi)

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to undergrads of all areas of study. Applicants must be enrolled in an institution that has an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

Trinity College Dublin Study Abroad Programme Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for students who will be studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin. Scholarships include Trinity College Dublin STEM Study Abroad Scholarship, Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship, and the Trinity College Dublin Generation Study Abroad Travel grant.

US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for US university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The CLS seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields.

US Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship

The Toshizo Watanabe scholarship provides financial assistance for student who would like to study in Japan for a semester or academic year. The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant's choice.