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Many scholarships sponsored by outside organizations are available to VCU students and you may apply for more than one scholarship. Please notify your study abroad adviser if you are applying for a scholarship so we can help advise you. The following is a list of notable scholarships and search engines to help identify scholarships that match your program destination and subject.
Here you can find information on specific scholarships for study abroad. Please refer to individual websites for deadlines, eligibility and application procedures. This is by no means an exhaustive list of available scholarships. There are a lot of study abroad scholarships that you can find with a bit of searching and persistence.
|Academic Programs International (API)||$250-$1,000||Must be accepted into an API study abroad program, submit two essays, letter of recommendation and have a 3.0 GPA.|
|AIFS Study Abroad||$1,000||High academic achievement, essay and application to the AIFS program.|
|American Association of University Women Fellowships||$18,000-$30,000||Non-U.S. citizen full-time graduate, doctorate and postdoctoral women.|
|American Council for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS||Up to $40,000 and full research costs||Grants for research and language training in Eurasia and Eastern Europe for graduate, postdoctoral and faculty members.|
|American Intercontinental University||$750-$1,000||American Society of Interior Designers members, financial need, or fashion design and marketing majors studying in London.|
|American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards||$5,000-$23,000||The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are granted in all fields.|
|AustraLearn||$1,000 and tuition and housing||For students who are accepted to study abroad programs in Australia and New Zealand.|
|Asian Cultural Council Grants||Grant opportunities for individuals seeking aid to undertake activities in Asia.|
|Blakemore Foundation Language Grants||Tuition, tutoring, travel, living, study expenses||Advanced proficiency in the Asian languages, studies after undergraduate.|
|Boren Awards for International Study||Up to $30,000||Scholarships for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests.|
|Bridging Scholarships||$2,500-$4,000||Undergraduates interested in studying in Japan.
Application form, essay, transcripts and recommendation required.
|BUTEX – British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association||£500||Eight scholarships available to North American students studying in the UK for either a semester or for an entire academic year.|
|CEA Scholarships||$250-$3,000||Eight scholarships for students in CEA programs with various purposes; requires a 3.0 GPA and written essay.|
|College Consortium for International Studies||Brief information regarding financial aid and study abroad.|
|Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Studies||All-inclusive
(state department funded)
|Seven- to 11-week summer studies in Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.|
|DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service||Many funding opportunities for students interested in studying in Germany.|
|Foundation for Global Scholars||$500 - $2500||The foundation offers 4 scholarships to North American students studying, researching, or interning abroad for any length of time. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.|
|Fund for Education Abroad||Up to $5,000||For U.S. students who will be spending 4 plus weeks abroad and are committed to supporting education abroad through campus community work upon return.|
|Fulbright Scholarships||Travel, books, research, health insurance, tuition, living costs||Purpose: to increase mutual international understanding. Department of State-funded, highly competitive and prestigious for one academic year of study.
Grants include: full grants, travel grants, business grants and English teaching assistantships.
|The Gates Cambridge Scholarships||Full tuition, travel, living costs||For non-UK students interested in studying at Cambridge University. Highly competitive: high GPA, strong references and a commitment to helping others required.|
|George J. Mitchell Scholarship||Tuition, housing, a $12,000 stipend and international travel||Scholarship for students enrolled in a graduate degree program or certificate program offered by an institution of higher learning, in Ireland or Northern Ireland.|
|Gilman Scholarship||Up to $5,000||For undergraduate students on Pell Grants with limited financial means. Department of State-funded and highly competitive, for fall/winter/spring, four weeks or longer only.|
|Institute of Turkish Studies||Grants for students in Turkish studies.|
|International Research and Studies Program||$50,000- $200,000 a year
up to three years
|U.S. Department of Education-funded grants. For the development of educational materials to strengthen foreign language and related studies areas.|
|Ito Scholarships||Study in Japanese in Japan.|
|Japanese Student Services Organization||$500-$2,200/ month||Scholarships for students to study in Japan.|
|JASSO Short-term Student Exchange Scholarship||Stipend of ¥80,000 per month, and a relocation allowance of about ¥150,000 upon arrival||Scholarship for students participating in a Japanese academic-year exchange program through their university.|
|Kosciuszko Foundation||$1,000- $7,000 waived tuition||Scholarships for students of Polish descent or in Polish studies studying in Poland.|
|Language Flagship Program||Tuition, a modest stipend, and support for health insurance and travel costs||Scholarship for U.S. citizens who have an advanced-low proficiency in the appropriate foreign language and a superior proficiency in English. Must hold an undergraduate degree and cannot be employed by the federal government.|
|Marshall Scholarships||All-inclusive||Highly competitive and prestigious scholarships for U.S. students to earn a master’s or doctoral degree in U.K. requires a minimum GPA of 3.7.|
|National Council for Eurasian and East European Research||Up to $70,000 and full research costs||Grants for research and language training in Eurasia and Eastern Europe for graduate, postdoctoral and faculty members.|
|Organization of American States||Up to $30,000/year||Scholarship opportunities for studies in OAS-member states.|
|Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant||$1,000||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.|
|Pimsleur Approach Study Abroad Scholarship||$1,000||Scholarship for students participating in an immersive study abroad language program.|
|Rhodes Scholarships||All-inclusive||Highly competitive and prestigious scholarships for U.S. citizens to earn graduate degrees at Oxford.|
|Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships||$10,000- $23,000||Application through local Rotary clubs for international study.||Spare Funds Scholarship||$5,000 plus free self-storage||For students in good academic standing studying abroad for a semester.|
|St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C.||$500-$2,500||For graduate students of Scottish descent intending to study in Scotland.|
|United Negro College Fund Scholarships||Up to full costs||A general application will match you with many UNCF scholarship opportunities.|
|William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program||Tuition and housing||Study full-time at the American University in Dubai, 2.0 GPA.|
These websites offer extensive information about education abroad funding opportunities.
|Adventures in Education||Database for general academic scholarships, including some study abroad scholarships.|
|British Council’s Education U.K.||Scholarship database for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students interested in studying in the U.K.|
|The College Board Scholarship Search||Extensive database of general scholarships, grants, internships and loans including study abroad scholarships.|
|Disability Scholarships||This search engine lists college scholarships for students with disabilities.|
|Disabled World||This search engine posts general disability scholarships.|
|Disaboom Scholarship Engine||This search engine lists scholarships related to a specific disability.|
|DiversityAbroad.com||A study abroad and cultural exchange portal that has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. Students can search for scholarships and explore other opportunities.|
|Fastweb||Popular scholarship search that includes some study abroad scholarships (free registration).|
|FinAid!||Comprehensive online source for education funding opportunities.|
|Foundation Center||Subscription site for individuals seeking foundation grants.|
|Grantfinder||Database of study grants in the Netherlands.|
|Grants.gov||Database of government grants (lengthy registration process).|
|Guide to Study Abroad Financial Aid||Guide to financial planning, scholarships and using financial aid for study abroad.|
|International Education Financial Aid||An extensive resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.|
|InternationalStudentLoan.com||A provider of international student loan programs.|
|NerdWallet||Web company that offers free resources to students to help manage their college finances, including an extensive scholarship search engine of more than 10,000 scholarships, including scholarships for study abroad.|
|Proyecto Visión||This search engine lists a number of scholarships, many of which are specific to Latino students with disabilities.|
|Studyabroad.com||A helpful scholarship section in the popular study abroad program search website.|
|ScholarshipPortal.eu||Scholarship search engine for funding study, work or research in one of the European nations.|
|Study Abroad Funding||Database set up by IIEPassport containing education abroad scholarship information.|
|United Negro College Fund Scholarships||Database of UNCF-affiliated scholarships.|
|University of Minnesota||Extensive information about education abroad from the UMN including scholarships.|
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