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 the same essay that you wrote for your off-campus program application. Grant applications for 2017 Fall or Academic Year are due on Monday, April 10 by 5 p.m.

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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

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
Questions? 248-936-9473

French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter c/o Clayton & McKervey, P.C. - 2000 Town Center, Suite 1800 - Southfield, Michigan 48075 Tel: (248) 936-9473 - Fax: (248) 208-9115 - E-mail:

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


early application open

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the application for students studying or interning abroad during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms is now available online. 
Gilman Scholarship Deadlines
Student application deadline: 
October 4, 2016 by 11:59pm (CDT)Certification deadline for advisors: 
October 11, 2016 by 11:59pm (CDT)

For an application to be complete, students will need to have their application certified online by a study abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor.  Please encourage your students to apply before the deadline as late applications will not be accepted.  Spring applicants will be notified of their status November 2016, and summer applicants will be notified of their status late February 2017.For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources please visit the Gilman Scholarship website.  We look forward to awarding our next round of Gilman Scholars!

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 (

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

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

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:

Fund for Education Abroad

CIEE is excited to announce a $1 million scholarship program to expand access to study abroad. The Global Access Initiative ( GAIN) is designed to overcome the main barriers to study abroad, namely, challenges of cost and curriculum requirements. By committing one million dollars annually, GAIN will expand the opportunities for students from all backgrounds and all majors to participate in study abroad programs. CIEE will provide grants and scholarships to students for full-year, semester and summer programs. For more info contact

U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2016 and fall/academic year 2016-17 terms.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website

Summer 2016 and Fall/Academic Year 2016-17 applications are both due Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by 11:59pm (central)

Advisors have until March 8, 2016 to certify summer 2016 applications and fall/academic year 2016-17 applications.

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

       * Be a United States citizen undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution in good academic standing
       * Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
       * Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student's home institution
       * Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - in one country and no more than an academic year
       * Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 20,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at 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: 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
****Commitment to reciprocity and diversitySIT Study Abroad strives to make the best possible match between a student’s academic goals and program content, beginning with the application and review process.  Please be aware that many programs fill prior to the final application deadline; early applicants are most likely to be considered for their first-choice program. Additional information about the SIT Study Abroad admissions process and application dates can be found at You can also contact us at or (toll free) at 1 888 272-7881 with any questions.

The Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2017. 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 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. Most recently, 75 students received scholarships for study in Japan in Fall 2016 and academic year 2016-2017.

Spring 2017 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2017 and continuing for at least three months, for a semester or an academic year. (Students studying in Japan beginning in Fall 2017 should wait until early 2017 to apply.)

The deadline for applications for Spring 2017 Bridging and scholarships is October 10, 2016. 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:





Freeman-Asia Scholarship

 The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Freeman-ASIA spring and calendar year 2017 competition.The deadline for student applications is October 20, 2016 (11:59pm EST), and the deadline for Adviser Certifications is October 27, 2016 (11:59pm EST.)The Freeman-ASIA scholarships provide funding to undergraduate US citizens and permanent residents to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, the timeline, and to access the application, students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website at