Outbound Study Abroad Scholarships Boren Awards for International Study Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. Maximum scholarship awards are: $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum) $10,000 for a semester $20,000 for a full academic year Visit the website for more information and deadlines. http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarships are open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates who are or will be receiving a Pell Grant. To be eligible, the program of study must be a minimum duration of four weeks; advisor deadline is typically 1 week after student deadline. For programs beginning between December 15 and April 15, the deadline for application October. For programs beginning between July 15 and October 15 including summer programs between May and August, the deadline for application is March. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad. Visit the website for more information. http://www.iefa.org/scholarships IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding Directory This directory is a database with detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships. Visit the website for more information. http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/ Study Abroad.com A study abroad scholarship is a monetary award for students to use toward the expenses of their program such as travel, course credits, books and lodging. Students must apply for scholarships and some can be very competitive while others are underutilized. There are several types of study abroad scholarships to apply for. Visit the website for more information, other scholarship offered, and deadlines. http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx Fund for Education Abroad 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. General Scholarships Funding Amount: up to $10,000 Number of Scholarships Awarded: up to 20 Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks between May 2014 and May 2015. Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the 2014-2015 academic year or summer 2014. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students. Visit the website for more information, other scholarships offered, and deadlines. http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/scholarships/ Brandon Goodman Scholarship The "BG Scholarship" was created in memory of Brandon Goodman. The scholarship is for high school and college students. The scholarship is available to students in high school and also students currently enrolled in college. You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or an international students that is enrolled in school in the USA. Membership is not required to be eligible for this award. You must submit an essay about your academic goals and your contributions to your school and/or community. Award Amount: $300 Deadline Date: April 30, 2014 - Varies http://www.bgscholarship.com/scholarship.html By Country/Region: Asia Bridging Scholarships Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. Visit the website for more information and deadlines. http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships FREEMAN-ASIA SCHOLARSHIPS For undergraduates with demonstrated financial need and planning to study in East or Southeast Asia. Summer program must be min. 8 weeks; Quarter term program min. 10 weeks; Semester program min. 12 weeks. Must have little or no experience in country applied for. Preference given to students committed to East Asian language & cultural studies Awards are: Summer: $3,000, Semester: $5,000 Year: $7,000. For programs beginning between December and April, the deadline is Mid-October. For programs beginning in the Summer, the deadline is Mid-February. For programs beginning between August and November, the deadline is Early April. Visit the website for more information and www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship For students with an interest in economics and finance; must study abroad for an academic year. The application deadline is the same as for the Bridging Scholarship with an additional 610 page written research component. Visit the website for more information and further required documents. http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/morgan.html Taiwan Scholarship Program This scholarship is designed specifically for students interested in studying Mandarin language and Taiwanese culture. There are 3 different scholarships available. For each scholarship the deadline is the end of March. Visit the webpage for more information and required documents. http://www.edutw.org/english/scholarships/index.html By Country/Region: UK and Ireland Butex Scholarships This 500£ scholarship for study abroad at a BUTEX affiliated college or university in the UK. The application deadline is June 16 for the academic year 2014-15. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://butex.ac.uk/ Irish American Scholars The focus of this scholarship is for study abroad in Northern Ireland. The application deadline is February 2014. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.accunet.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3423 Jacobson Scholarship (Alverno) The focus of this scholarship is for Alverno students who plan to study abroad in Ireland. The scholarship is for $500 which is held in financial aid to be used by the next qualified student who will be studying in Ireland. See financial aid office for more details. By Country/Region: Scandinavia Graduate Level: American- Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Scholarships This scholarship is for graduates to research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to 1 year. The application deadline is November 1 and decisions are announced by April 15. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.amscan.org By Major: Education Embassy of Spain’s North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain Program This scholarship program is designed for Junior and Senior undergraduates and college graduates interested in teaching English language and culture in Spain. The length of program is for 8 months with option for renewal There are over 2,000 openings throughout Spain. The application deadline usually can apply from January through April 1. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.educacion.gob.es/eeuu/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/auxiliaresconversacion-eeuu.html Korea Talk The focus of this scholarship is for undergraduates and graduate students interested in teaching in South Korea for 6 months or 1 year. For programs beginning in the Fall, the application deadline is June. For programs beginning in the Spring, the application deadline is November. Visit the website for more information and required documents http://www.talk.go.kr/ By Major: Language Critical Language Scholarship This scholarship is for students interested in studying critical foreign languages. Examples of such as listed below. Application deadline for study in the Summer semester, is the previous Fall semester. Knowledge and suggested skill level of one or some the following critical languages is required for application. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu Intermediate and advanced levels of Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Arabic and Persian Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://clscholarship.org By Major: Nursing Alverno College IFSA Scholarship Awarded by Alverno College this scholarship is for Pre-Professional Health Majors and Nursing Majors. Qualifying students are automatically awarded upon approval to study abroad. Awards are on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are depleted By Program AIFS International Scholarships Each year the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) offers 100 semester scholarships of $1,000 each (50 for the fall semester and 50 for the spring semester) and 10 summer scholarships of $500 each. AIFS also offers one full minority scholarship and five $1,000 grants to minority students each semester. AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don’t even have to know a foreign language to study abroad. Visit the website for more information and deadlines. http://www.aifs.com/ API Study Abroad Scholarships API awards approximately $400,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 $1,000 per student. Students may apply for multiple API scholarships (though may only be awarded one) and are encouraged to refer to the list of additional scholarship and funding resources. Visit the website for more information and deadlines. http://www.apistudyabroad.com/students/financial-information/scholarships/ SIT Study Abroad Scholarships A variety of scholarships offered for students studying abroad through SIT. It should be noted that scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early application is recommended. The deadlines are April 1 for Summer programs; May 1 for Fall programs and November 1 for Spring programs. Visit the website for more information. http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.htm Ciee Scholarships The Ciee program offers various scholarships for students who show financial need while studying abroad through the Ciee program. This applied to any duration offered. For study in Summer, Fall or the Academic Year, the deadline is April 1. For study in Winter, Spring or the Academic Year, the deadline is November 1. Visit the website for more information and required documents http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/financial-aid/ Graduate Level : JET Program This program offers many scholarship opportunities and is designed for college graduates interested in working in Japan. This program offers job placements as Assistant Language Teachers, Coordinators for International Relations, or Sports Exchange Advisors. The deadline for application is the beginning of December. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.jetprogramme.org/ Application information and required documents are featured on another page. Visit the website for details. http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/index.html By Demographic: Women Graduate Level: AAUW International Fellowships for Women and Girls This program offers 5 different fellowships and grants for women and girls seeking to perform research in a wide range of disciplines and those working to improve their schools and communities. The application deadlines and requirements vary depending on the fellowship/grant. Visit the website for more information and required documents for each scholarship. http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/ P.E.O Scholarships and Loans for Women The application for many scholarships and awards begins in August and ends in December. Scholarships are then awarded in June of the following year. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies By Demographic: Ethnicity Robert B. Bailey Scholarship This scholarship is designed for students who show financial need and self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented group in study abroad. For programs beginning in the Summer, Fall or lasting for an Academic year, the application deadline is April 1. For programs beginning in the Winter, Spring or lasting for an Academic year, the application deadline is November 1. Awards range from $1000-$5000 depending on duration of study and financial need. Visit the website for more information and required documents. http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/financial-aid/ping/#RBS NOTE: When applying for any scholarship, do not create a G.P.A.! For G.P.A. questions you should include a statement such as the following: “Alverno College has an ability-based, nongraded curriculum. My performance is evaluated in the following eight abilities areas according to college-wide established criteria: Communication, Analysis, Problem-Solving, Valuing in Decision-Making, Social Interaction, Developing a Global Perspective, Effective Citizenship, and Aesthetic Engagement.” If you must enter a G.P.A. to proceed with an on-line application call the scholarship organization and find out the best way to answer the question. For more information, visit the Alverno College International & Intercultural Center. Temporary Office: LA 310.