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 2014 fall semester are due on Friday, May 4, 2014 by 5 p.m.
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.
NEW! Boren and Gilman Scholarship Support Grants
We are delighted to announce our Boren and Gilman Scholarship Support Grants!
These new 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
BUTEX (the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) is now accepting applications for its International Scholarship Programme 2013!
The 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).
This round of applications is for students who have a study-abroad placement commencing in either September 2013 or January 2014. Your place must be for a minimum of one semester.
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) is pleased to announce that it 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
Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad Programs and Internships
In August, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will open the next online application for spring 2014 study abroad programs and internships with a student deadline of October 1st. The Gilman Scholarship Program’s mission is to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Through the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Gilman Program offers over 2,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application and selection process, and resources for students and advisors/administrators, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman.
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.
NEW: 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
NEW! 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 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 program will award 60+ scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan during the 2014-2015 academic year or the Fall 2014 semester. 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. April 8 is the deadline for receipt of student applications.Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $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, and administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,350 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.The deadline for applications for the Fall 2014 semester or the 2014-2015 academic year is April 8, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. (Students studying in Japan during only the Spring 2015 semester should wait until fall of 2014 to apply.)In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants must submit a short essay on one of two designated public-policy topics together with an application for the Bridging Scholarship program.Information on the Bridging and Morgan Stanley scholarships and online 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.