General Study Abroad Scholarships

General Scholarships And Scholarship Resources For Studying Abroad

The tables below provide information about scholarship opportunities that are applicable to any student studying abroad.  Specific scholarships are listed, as well as a few resources for looking for scholarships for international education.  This page is designed to be a starting point for your study abroad scholarship research.


Scholarship/Web Resource Description 65 Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships Article with good suggestions for researching scholarships, as well as a list of 65 different grants and scholarships for study abroad students.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad.  The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
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 U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Freeman-Asia Awards for Study in Asia Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.  Freeman-ASIA is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation with offices in New York, NY, Stowe, VT, and Honolulu, HI.  The Freeman Foundation's major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia. 
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. 
Fund for International Service Learning FISL is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students enrolled in an international service-learning program. 
The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program Awards for either I) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; or II) 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.
Rotary International The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program will be ending in 2013, but students are encouraged to contact their local Rotary organizations to find out if local grants or scholarships are available.
British Council General resource with links to potential sources of funding for studying in the UK. Scholarship Search Engine Search engine provided by for detailed searches for study abroad scholarships.
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Directory This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and professionals.
ItaliaRail ItaliaRail will be giving out 2 scholarships worth $1000 each during both the Winter/Spring semester and the 2014 Fall Semester. Applications for Winter/Spring semester must be submitted between November 13, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Application submission dates for the Fall semester will be announced once the winners have been chosen for the Winter/Spring semester, to be named on January 6, 2014.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.