Scholarships

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.

Good luck in your search!
The Sol Education Abroad Team

List of Scholarships

  • Allianz Global Assistance USA

    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.

  • American Association of University Women

    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.

  • Black Excel

    One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for African American students.

  • Boren Scholarships

    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.

  • College Board

    General scholarship search engine and free online scholarship database.

  • College Language Association

    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 Passport Scholarship

    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!

  • Fast Web

    Free online scholarship database.

  • FEA & STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships

    Two FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships ($2,500 each) will be awarded to summer applicants. Students will not apply directly for this scholarship – the review team will assign the winner. 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. (Note: these discretionary awards serve as capacity-building grants for the study abroad department; student recipients are not designated FEA Scholars).

  • FinAid

    Renowned college financial aid site.

  • Fund for Education Abroad

    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.

  • Gilman International Scholarship Program

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one 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.

  • Golden Key International Honour Society

    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.

  • Hostelling International Travel (Austin, TX) Scholarship Program

    Hostelling International Austin (HI-Austin) has an annual Travel Scholarship Program for the Austin, TX region. The Travel Scholarship offers a $1000 scholarship to help an individual, aged 18- 30, experience international travel.  Most years there are two $1000 awards available - the annual General Travel Scholarship Award, and the First Experience Abroad Award.

  • IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

    Free online database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.

  • Inter-American Agency for Cooperation & Development

    Information on Fellowship Programs and Student Loans (Latin America - North America).

  • International Education Finance Corporation

    In this time of globalization and increased desire to study abroad, the International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) has developed a range of international student loan programs for the growing population of students who wish to study in foreign countries. To date, our programs have helped over 10,000 students reach their goal of an international education.

  • International Education Financial Aid

    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.

  • International Student & Study Abroad Scholarship Search

    The best study abroad and international student scholarship search online.

  • LGBT Student Scholarships

    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.  

  • Michigan State University Funding Tips

    "An Investment in Your Future" A very useful online brochure from Michigan State University including some great tips about funding your study abroad experience.

  • National Security Education Program

    NSEP offers undergraduate scholarships to U.S. citizens of up to $16,000 for summer, semester or academic year study abroad.

  • Sallie Mae Educational Loans

    The largest educational lender in the USA.

  • Scholarships.com

    Free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource.

  • SchoolLoans.com

    SchoolLoans.com is a loan comparison website that allows students and parents to find the lowest rates on a new loan. Whether you are looking for a new loan or a consolidation loan, we have partnered with lenders nationwide to provide federal, private, Stafford, consolidation, and PLUS loans all through our website.

  • Sol Education Abroad & Hispanic Studies Scholarship (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

  • Student Awards

    Search from thousands of unique scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. It's free, private and personalized, for all types of students.

  • Students.gov

    U.S. government sponsored scholarships and grants.

  • Study Abroad Funding.org

    Comprehensive directory of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to find funding for study outside the US at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study.

  • Study Abroad Loans

    Financial aid, information, and loans for US students studying abroad.

  • The Betins International Student Scholarship

    This is a one-time $5,000 USD scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students studying outside of their Home Country with their educational expenses. Specifically to be eligible, you must be an American Student studying Abroad.

  • The Honor Socity of Phi Kappa Phi

    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!

  • The Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch “Go Global” Scholarship
    This scholarship was created in loving memory of two wonderful mothers, departed from this world much too early, who inspired their children to travel the globe and engage with other cultures, ultimately leading to our commitment to the field of international education. We are pleased to announce this scholarship as we head into Labor Day weekend in the U.S. since there truly is no greater labor than that of being a mother. The scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, regions which held special significance to these two amazing women. The Fund for Education Abroad’s 2017-2018 application cycle will open on November 16th, 2016 and eligible students who complete FEA’s application will be considered for this scholarship. Interested students will be able to apply on the FEA’s website here: To read more about these inspirational women, please visit our memorial page here: http://melibeeglobal.com/the-jane-gluckmann-and-carol-rausch-go-global-scholarship/.
  • The Study Abroad Journal Scholarship

    The Study Abroad Journal Scholarship! As part of our commitment to the Generation Study Abroad movement, we're pleased to announce our first scholarship! (of many more to come...!) The scholarship winner will receive a $500 award, a copy of The Study Abroad Journal (Hardback), and a copy of Andy Steves' Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget. DETAILS: Applications due December 5, 2016 Recipient will be announced by December 9th Preference given to students going abroad Spring 2017

  • The TravelInsurety International Student Scholarship

    This is a one-time $5,000 USD scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students studying outside of their Home Country with their educational expenses. Specifically to be eligible, you must be an American Student studying Abroad or an International Students studying in the US. You need not be a client to be eligible. Priority Deadlines for Scholarship Applications The application will close on June 30, 2016. Finalists will be determined by August 15, 2016. The winner will be announced on August 31, 2016.

  • U.S. Department of Education

    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.

  • U.S. Department of State

    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 Scholarship ($2,000)

    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 (Sol Education Abroad is a University of Houston Affiliate Program).

    CONTACT: Veronique V. Tran, Ph.D. BS, UH '91 (Tier One Scholars Coordinator EMAIL: vtran4@uh.edu PHONE: 713-743-5099 )