Grants and Scholarships
Albion College Off-Campus Programs (OCP) Grant
Grants of up to $1,500 are awarded to students demonstrating financial need. (Please check with the Office of Financial Aid to determine your eligibility.) Applications for these competitive awards are also weighted by other factors such as program location (domestic or abroad), whether off-campus study is a requirement of the student's major, grade point average, and the quality of the application essay. Please do not submit your OCP application essay. Grant applications for the 2015 summer or fall semester or 2015/16 academic year are due on Monday, April 13 by 5 p.m.
Kim Tunnicliff Endowment
In support of individuals studying abroad, the Kim Tunnicliff Endowment seeks to provide students with financial support as they embark on experiential and international educational opportunities.
Eligibility: Student must be engaged in an Albion-approved study abroad program. Preference shall go to a student studying in Russia, Africa or the Middle East, or to those who apply for an international program which includes independent field study or research. Preference is also given to members of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.
Requirements: As a follow-up to their experience, recipients will prepare an academic project on campus (i.e. reflection paper, public presentation) upon their return.
IIE Passport provides a comprehensive website of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for those studying outside the U.S. This site allows you to search for funding by country, field of study or various other criteria. Have patience and try a variety of criteria. Be aware that many of the "hits" will not be applicable to Albion-approved programs. But keep looking. Don't forget to check out "You may also be interested in funding for . . ." listings after the initial search results.
Albion-Approved Program Scholarships
Look for specific scholarship opportunities offered by the program through which you are studying off campus, e.g., CIEE, SIT, IES, Boston University, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, etc. Some of these programs offer travel grants that can be applied to air travel. If you receive an award, contact the CIE Office.
French-American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
- Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a college or university in Michigan?
- Are you studying business or business related courses and French language studies?
- Have you decided to study or complete an internship in France?
- If you answered YES to ALL of the above, you can apply for the
For more information, visit the FACC-Michigan website:
Or contact: Stephanie Salvadero, Executive Director
Boren and Gilman Scholarship Support Grants
These grants offer recipients of these prestigious scholarships the opportunity to apply for additional financial support. 20 grants of $1,000 each will be offered every fall and spring semester, and 20 grants of $500 each will be offered for summer programs.
Eligibility: Must be a current recipient of a Boren or Gilman Scholarship (for the same semester or year of study abroad experience); Attend a college or university that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium and the home school must have a policy of transferring at least 75% of institutional aid for study abroad; Be accepted to and participate in an IES Abroad standard program (customized programs are not eligible for this scholarship)
Requirements: Submit the IES Abroad Boren and Gilman Scholarship Support Grant Application; Include a copy of the official notification from the Boren or Gilman Scholarship agency; Submit an essay of no more than 500 words explaining how your study abroad experience will complement your academic and personal goals and how the Boren or Gilman Scholarship will help facilitate this
Fall/Academic Year – May 31
Spring/Calendar Year – December 15
Summer – May 15
Award decisions will be sent by email approximately two weeks after the application deadline.
BUTEX International Scholarships
This scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX-affiliated. If you are not sure whether your host institution is BUTEX-affiliated, please see our website (www.butex.ac.uk).
The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
For further details of how to apply for this scholarship please link to www.butex.ac.uk.
The Institute of International Education (IIE)
The IIE will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. Applications can be submitted online starting in January 2012 for study abroad beginning in Summer 20112 Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be available for study abroad anytime through the 2012-13 academic year, with application deadlines listed on the program website.
Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship aimed at increasing non-traditional students participation in education abroad in the Asia/Pacific region.
Diversity Abroad, in partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education will offer $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students to study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during summer, fall and spring terms.
The scholarship is open to students at community colleges as well as at four-year institutions regardless of which institution or provider they use to pursue education abroad in the region. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, having a physical disability, or first generation college student.
See details for the scholarship here: http://www.diversityabroad.com/
Fund for Education Abroad
U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Students interested in studying or interning abroad in the summer have an opportunity to apply earlier. The Early Application for Summer 2015 cycle is now open in conjunction with the Spring 2015 application, and has the same submission deadline of October 7th. The Gilman Program is offering this additional application cycle in an effort to support students who may already be preparing for their summer 2015 study abroad program or international internship and would like earlier notification of their status to better plan their financial commitments. Selected recipients will be notified in February.
The Gilman Program will also continue to offer a summer application for students in January in conjunction with the fall 2015/academic year 2015-2016 application cycle. The deadline for those applications will be the first week in March. This cycle is ideal for students who are not ready to apply now or will not know of their program acceptance in February. This round of summer 2015 applicants will be notified in April of their status.
Early Application Summer 2015 student applications are due October 7 by 11:59pm (central).
Advisors have until October 14 to certify Early Application Summer 2015 applications.
Eligibility requirements remain the same; an applicant must be:
- A United States citizen;
- Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution;
- Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad;
- Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year;
- Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student's home institution;
- Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded nearly 17,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need representing more than 1,100 U.S. institutions, to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.
David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
IES Abroad Vienna City of Music Scholarship
In continued partnership with Thomastik-Infeld, an 80-year-old Vienna-based musical string company, we're pleased to offer $10,000 and/or $5,000 scholarships each semester to IES Abroad Vienna violin and viola students. All competition finalists will also receive three sets of Thomastik-Infeld strings.
Eligibility: Must be accepted to and attend the IES Abroad Vienna Music Program and participate in the Music Performance Workshop; Attend a college or university that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium; Former winners of a Thomastik-Infeld Scholarship are not eligible
Requirements: Submit the City of Music Scholarship Application; Submit the Music Performance Workshop Application (if not yet completed) - This hard-copy application is for students who have not yet been admitted to the Vienna Music Program. Admitted students should complete the application available in their MyIESabroad account; Signed waiver form; Post a performance video to YouTube
Fall/Academic Year – May 25
Spring/Calendar Year – October 25
IES Abroad Istanbul Merit-Based Scholarship and IES Abroad Kunming Merit-Based Scholarship
These scholarships offer up to $3,000 to high-achieving students who have been accepted to our new Istanbul or Kunming semester, academic year, or calendar year programs.
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – October 25
SIT Study Abroad
We began reviewing applications for summer 2014 September 15, 2013. We will continue to accept applications for summer programs until the deadline of April 1, 2014. SIT currently offers eleven summer programs—in China, Iceland, India, Jordan, Madagascar, Morocco, Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda and Rwanda. A number of SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are applicable for summer. For detailed information about scholarships, please contact the SIT Study Abroad financial aid coordinator at 802 258-3503 or
. A full listing of SIT Study Abroad scholarships is posted here: www.sit.edu/scholarships.The SIT Study Abroad 2014 summer catalog is available here:
SIT Summer Programs—At a Glance:****Course content focused on diverse topics
****Opportunity to earn undergraduate credit and, in some cases, graduate credit
****Six- to seven-week program durations
****Small groups of students
****Cultural immersion and a field-based, experiential approach
****Access to SIT’s extensive local resources and networks
****Program evaluation and reentry preparation
The Bridging Scholarship
This program will award at least 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2015. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
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 U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,4000 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 74 students from colleges and universities in 33 states received scholarships for study in Japan beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.
Spring 2015 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2015 and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) Students planning to study abroad in Japan beginning in Fall 2015 or for the 2015-2016 academic year should apply in April 2015 for the Fall 2015 scholarships.
The deadline for applications for Spring 2014 scholarships is October 8, 2013. Applicants will be notified of the results by November 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's Web site: http://www.aatj.org/
*Keep checking back. We will add other scholarship and grant resources as we find them.