Study abroad is one of the best decisions you can ever make and you should not let financial concerns deter you from pursuing your dream to go abroad! Sol Education Abroad provides some of the most affordable programs in the industry to make sure this opportunity is available to students of all backgrounds. However, if you still need financial assistance there are a lot of resources available to you. If you are a college student and are eligible for Financial Aid, these funds can be used on our study abroad programs. Just make sure to meet with your study abroad office and financial aid department on campus to get the details. Below is a complete list of scholarships and scholarship search engines that we suggest you review and apply for.
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Allianz Global Assistance USA is hosting a national scholarship contest called ScholarTrips that will award six $2,500 scholarships to students seeking to enrich their education through international travel. Application is easy: - Pick an international destination - Create a 60–90 second video, or write a 500 word essay What inspires you to travel abroad? Deadline is November 10. Students who are at least 14 years old and are legal residents of the U.S. are eligible. One entry per person. Travel can be school-organized, volunteer-oriented, or an independent program as long as there is a focus on learning.
The largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
One of the largest scholarship resource databases for African American students.
Boren Scholarships for undergraduate study abroad. Created in 1991, NSEP awards undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests. Boren Scholarships can provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study abroad in countries throughout Latin America. We encourage applications from all qualified U.S. students who plan to study abroad.
General scholarship search engine and free online scholarship database.
This scholarship is to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program. The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university. A CLA college or university is one where a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree.
Dr. Natalia Gómez of Michigan motivated, inspired, and encouraged Juanita Lillie to pursue her passions and follow her dreams which led to the creation of Abroad With Disabilities in 2014. Dr. Gómez's unwavering support, dedication, and guidance since inception is why she is the scholarship's namesake. The Dr. Natalia Gómez Passport Fund was established to empower persons with disabilities to pursue their dreams to study, work, intern, travel, volunteer, and expand their horizons abroad. Far too many times individuals have felt discouraged and/or intimidated by the perspective of traveling abroad due to their disability; we have even heard individuals worry that traveling abroad was "impossible." AWD does not acknowledge the word impossible; we believe that it's just improper grammar! The word is NOT impossible but "I'M POSSIBLE" and AWD is here to show you just how possible the world can be with a disability!
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Grants and scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization. Do your research, apply for any grants or scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines!
The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for a minimum of 21 days up to a full academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.
Any student currently enrolled in an American institution who wants to study or intern abroad in 2017/2018 can apply to the scholarship. Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts. One winner will receive a Go Overseas swag bag and $500 to participate in whichever study or intern abroad program they choose.
It might be overwhelming to sift through all of the options available, but it’s worth the effort, and GoAbroad is there to help you every step of the way. This article has great advice on how to navigate study abroad scholarships and financial resources. After all, the more money you save, the more you’ll have to spend on enjoying your wonderful life of travel.
Nonprofit organization founded to recognize academic achievement among college and university students in all disciplines. It is the largest collegiate honor society, encompassing 375 chapters at colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and the United States.The name, Golden Key International Honour Society, was designed to reflect its diversity and global presence.
At the core of HI USA’s mission is our desire to support people of all ages in their pursuit of travel as a means of better understanding the world and people from different cultures. We know that summoning the courage to travel is a big step, and we don’t want those who are eager to experience the world to be discouraged by the cost. Knowing this, we’ve established the HI USA Community Hostelling Fund to support travel scholarship programs in 14 cities metropolitan areas across the country aimed at helping travelers aged 18 to 30 realize their dreams.
This resource 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.
IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.
The best study abroad and international student scholarship search online.
These 12 scholarships were established to support LGBT students in achieving their higher education goals. Many of the sponsoring organizations listed not only provide scholarships, but empower LGBT students through mentorships, counseling, leadership development, and more. Some listed are also available to allied students.
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Two FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships ($2,500 each) will be awarded to applicants studying during the summer semester. In turn, two STA Travel Advisor Awards ($2,500 each) will be granted to the study abroad department of these FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship recipients, in order for the department to strategically fund another student participating on a study abroad program in the same academic year. These discretionary awards serve as capacity-building grants for the study abroad department to increase their reach among the student population.
An extensive database of varying types of scholarships available to students interested in studying abroad.
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. Please read their page for more information. You do NOT have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply!
Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department's Student Financial Assistance office.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through international educational and training programs.
University of Houston Tier One Scholars receive a $2,000 stipend to help support a qualifying study abroad experience. Tier One Scholars are encouraged to use this stipend for a language immersion program. You may choose any Sol Education Abroad program to apply the $2,000 University of Houston stipend, as we are a UH Affiliate Program.
For University of Kentucky students only. Sol Education Abroad offers a competitive scholarship for University of Kentucky (UK) Hispanic Studies majors and minors participating in any Sol program approved by UK. To apply, students will need to complete the UK Education Abroad Scholarship application. Selection of award recipients will be made in consultation with Sol Education Abroad, and financial need will be taken into consideration. The deadline to apply is October 1st for Winter and Spring programs and March 1st for Summer and Fall programs. If the October 1st or March 1st deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, scholarship applications will be accepted the following Monday. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The award amounts are:
(1) $750 for Fall semester
(1) $750 for Spring semester
(1) $750 for Winter Break programs
(2) $250 for Summer programs