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Education Abroad Scholarships and Grants

Beginning Fall 2010, CUAbroad now offers scholarships to CUA students planning to study abroad.  There are also other sources at CUA and outside CUA for education abroad scholarships. The key is to start looking early!  For advice on submitting a scholarship application see Grace Schneider at CUAbroad or a visit a Writing Center consultant.
 
Incoming international exchange students may apply for the Go! Study Abroad Scholarship.
 
 

Undergraduate Scholarships

 

 

CUA Scholarships for Education Abroad

 

CUAbroad Autumn Advantage Scholarship
CUAbroad sponsors this $1,000 scholarship for students planning to study abroad during the fall term on CUAbroad-affiliated programs offered at non-traditional locations (Latin America, Asia, Africa). This scholarship is for fall study abroad only. The amount of the scholarship ($1,000) will be credited toward the $5,000 CUAbroad program fee. Please note that the Autumn Advantage sholarship no longer applies to Fall CUA Oxford program applicants.

"Fall into Rome" Scholarship
CUA students who apply to study abroad on the CUA Rome program for the Fall semester will automatically receive a substantial scholarship, which will be applied to the $5,000 CUAbroad program fee. Contact CUAbroad for more details regarding the amount of this scholarship.

Alessandro S. Crisafulli Fund 
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers several Education Abroad Travel grants of $800 to undergradute language majors and Italian Studies minors, which is supported by the Alessandro S. Crisafulli Fund.
 
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers three summer study abroad travel grants of $500 each. To be eligible, students must an undergraduate major in a modern language (or minor in Asian Studies or Islamic World Studies) with plans to study abroad. Students must have a strong academic record (minimum B+ in major) and financial need. This award may be received only once.
 
These $1,000 scholarship are available to CUA students who are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Recipients will be required to fulfill a service obligation as a condition of the award.
 
 

Other Scholarships for Education Abroad

Academic Year Abroad (AYA) Scholarships

Students can apply to receive up to $1,500 in scholarship funds from AYA.

Arcadia University Scholarship
CUA students applying for Arcadia Unviersity programs on the CUA affiliated list are urged to apply for Arcadia's scholarship. Students must make note of the Scholarship deadline and submit scholarship applications directly to Arcadia University.

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
The Franch Embassy in the United States has launched a new $1,500 grant, mainly aimed at double-major students, one of these majors being French. The grant gives selected candidates the opportunity to travel to France accoriding to their academic and professional projects.

Boren Scholarship and Fellowships
Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students, depending on cost and length of program.  Your on-campus representative for the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship is in the CUA University Honors Program. For more information or to begin the application process, please visit the CUA Boren Awards webpage

The Association of  Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) is an international non-profit organization that promotes knowledge and appreciation of Japanese language and culture. Through the US-Japan Bridging Foundation,  ATJ was able to award dozens of scholarships last year to students studying abroad in Japan. These scholarships are worth $2,500 for a semester or $4,000 for an academic year.
 
Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad in the UK for either a semester or for a whole academic year.  The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
 

CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships CUA students applying for CIEE Abroad programs on the CUA affiliated list are urged to apply for CIEE Study Abroad’s many scholarship opportunities. Students must make note of the Scholarship deadline and submit scholarship applications directly to CIEE.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Travel Study Awards through the CJS foundation are available to Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to study abroad.

CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
 

Delta Phi Alpha Study Abroad Scholarship
The national honor society for German awards scholarships to undergraduate student members wishing to further their German studies with research and study abroad in a German-speaking country.

DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship
Diversity Abroad, in conjunction with the American Institute for Foreign Study, offers $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students who attend a program hosted by a Diversity Abroad partner organization. Most of CUA's education abroad programs are included on this list. Students who are economically disadvantaged, ethnically diverse, or studying in a non-traditional location (outside Europe or Australia) are especially encouraged to apply.
 

Fordham University/London Dramatic Academy Scholarship
CUA students participating in Fordham University's London Dramatic Academy program are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Students must make note of the scholarship deadline and submit the scholarship application directly to Fordham University.

The Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars offers a number of different scholarship opportunities, with awards ranging from $500 to $2,000. Some awards are open to any student studying abroad, while others may have limited eligibility based on academic major, GPA, term abroad, or level of diversity.

Freeman Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

The Fulbright Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university. Included in the Fulbright Program are English Teaching Assistantships in select countries such as Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Latin America. Your CUA Fulbright representative is Dr. Peter Shoemaker and students must contact him if they wish to apply for the scholarship.
 
FEA strongly supports immersive programs and students who are excited to give back to their home and host communitites. Any undergraduate student attending a program at least four weeks in length is eligible to apply. Awards are proportional to the length of the program. Selected students receive $5,000 for a semester or $10,000 for an academic year. Preference is given to students who can demonstrate they are part of a group that is under-represented in study abroad.
 
German Academic Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers juniors and seniors 650 euros a month plus the cost of travel to study on a 4-10 month program in Germany. 
 
The Gilman International Scholarship 
This scholarship, offered through IIE, is available only to Federal Pell Grant recipients who are planning to study abroad for an academic semester. Over 2,000 scholarships are awarded each year, with amounts ranging up to $5,000. Additional awards of $3,000 are also available for critical language students. Register for a webinar for tips on the application process.
 
Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship

Undergraduate members who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or who will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award are eligible for one of ten $1,000 awards presented each year. You must be a Golden Key member to apply.

IES Abroad Scholarships
CUA students applying for IES Abroad programs on the CUA affiliated list are urged to apply for IES Abroad’s many scholarship opportunities. Students must make note of the Scholarship deadline and submit scholarship applications directly to IES Abroad.

The new IES Abroad Early Aid Program will provide qualified students with a need-based financial aid offer even before they are accepted to a study abroad program. Applicants will receive an award decision within 5 business days of submitting a Need-Based Aid application, regardless of where they are in the admission process.

Institute of International Educaton Scholarship Database
With hundreds of scholarship and grant listings, IIE’s online directory Study Abroad Funding is among the most comprehensive directories for U.S. students to find funding for studying abroad. The website features detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. These are searchable by name, field of study, continent, and country. All listings are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to publicize your institution's programs.

Kosciuszko Foundation Study Abroad in Poland Scholarship
Financial support from the Polish Ministry of Education and Sport and the Kosciuszko Foundation for US students to study and live in Poland for a semester or year. Includes tuition waiver and stipend for living costs for study of Polish language, history, and literature at Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

This $500 scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 who intends to study, intern, or volunteer in Latin America.  Scholarships are awarded year-round, but applicants must complete their application at least 6 months prior to the start of their program.
 

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan
Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in policy, economics, or international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan.

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to offer RISE Internships and RISE professional programs. Scholarships are awarded to American and Canadian undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and engineering.
 

Scholarship Portal
This website provides a comprehensive free search database system for scholarships available throughout Europe; you can search by region, country and discipline. There are also many great resources available for those interested in finding undergraduate and graduate educational programs in Europe.

Study in Australia
Free scholarship database operated by the Australian government for students wishing to live and study in Australia. Find funding opportunities based on Australian location or desired field of study.
 
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
The Whitaker Program supports biomedical engineers, from graduating seniors through post-doctorates, in conducting high-quality research or study overseas.

Graduate Scholarships

Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. In the case of scholars, preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there. The Academy also offers a variety of opportunities for advanced scholars and artists. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio.
 
The AIBS supports three types of Fellowship: Senior, Junior, and Pre-Dissertation. All are intended for research in Bangladesh for a minimum of four months and a maximum of ten to twelve months.
 
Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students, depending on cost and length of program. Your on-campus representative for the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship is Amy Luskin, in the CUA University Honors Program. The on-campus application deadline for the Boren is January 10, 2012.  Following review and interviews by the campus Boren Scholarship Committee, applicants will be notified of their acceptance/endorsement by CUA by mid-January. 
 
CAORC is pleased to announce the expansion of the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program. U.S. citizens enrolled in a master's degree granting program are eligible to apply. The program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. master's students, doctoral candidates, and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D.
 
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has a remarkable opportunity to promote advanced research in the Sultanate of Oman. The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) has asked CAORC to initiate a fellowship program for American pre- and post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in Oman. Scholars in fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and allied Natural Sciences are encouraged to apply. One fellowship will be given for 2011-2012.
 
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.
 
Founded in 1970, the Council for European Studies (CES) - at Columbia University - is the leading academic organization for the study of Europe. The Council promotes and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European Studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, and awards. To learn more, visit their web site. CES sponsors a variety of fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students. CUA holds a membership in this organization and CUA students are eligible to apply for grants and fellowships.
 
Launched by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and managed by CampusFrance, the prestigious scholarship is reserved for elite overseas students on masters, engineering and PhD courses.
Highly competitive, the scholarship requires EDHEC to select the strongest applicants-those with a GMAT score of more than 700 and an excellent GPA.
 
The Foundation for Global Scholars offers a number of different scholarship opportunities, with awards ranging from $500 to $2,000. Some awards are open to any student studying abroad, while others may have limited eligibility based on academic major, GPA, term abroad, or level of diversity.
 
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university. Included in the Fulbright Program are English Teaching Assistantships in select countries such as Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Latin America. Your CUA Fulbright representative is Dr. Peter Schoemaker and students must contact him if they wish to apply for the scholarship.
 
The Glimpse Correspondents Program
This program offers publication and a $600 stipend for students who are willing to submit articles and pictures about their time abroad. The program must last for at least 10 weeks and take place in the fall or spring.
 
This $1,000 scholarship is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. It can be applied to any education abroad program, any semester, anywhere in the world. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their creativity and analytical thinking through the submission of a writing sample and video clip.
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) sponsors this annual publication. It contains all of the grants that DAAD offers to U.S. and Canadian students and scholars. 
 
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. 
 
The Language Flagship, an NSEP initiative, is designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in certain critical languages. This is an award up to two years for post-BA students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas.
 
This $500 scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 who intends to study, intern, or volunteer in Latin America.  Scholarships are awarded year-round, but applicants must complete their application at least 6 months prior to the start of their program.
 
In order to help financially needy Americans travel abroad, My Travel Bug, Inc. awards a number of Fellowships each year. Prospective Fellows submit an application and are judged on educational merit, originality and writing quality. Winning Fellows are awarded money for self-designed trips overseas of 1, 2 or 3 months. Winning Fellows are required to write travelogues and take photographs of their travels, to be published online. 
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to offer RISE Internships and RISE professional programs. Scholarships are awarded to American and Canadian undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and engineering.
 
Two hundred scholars are chosen annually for this highly selective program. They will work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. Each student will spend the year focusing on one of four English-taught academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, international relations and, in the future, engineering. Schwarzman Scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.
 
Funded by the U.S. Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils
 
Southeast Europe Language Training Program provides language training in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.
 
The Whitaker Program supports biomedical engineers, from graduating seniors through post-doctorates, in conducting high-quality research or study overseas.
 
The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellowships

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during the academic year 2012-2013, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning.The BAEF will award up to eight fellowships each carrying a stipend of $25,000 for one year. The fellowship period must be at least 6 months. In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. Preference is given to applicants under the age of 30 with some knowledge of Dutch, French, or German.

Institute of International Educaton Scholarship Database
With hundreds of scholarship and grant listings, IIE’s online directory Study Abroad Funding is among the most comprehensive directories for U.S. students to find funding for studying abroad. The website features detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. These are searchable by name, field of study, continent, and country. All listings are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to publicize your institution's programs.

Chinese Government Scholarship
Through the Chinese Scholarship Council, the Chinese Government awards full and partial scholarships to international students who are studying at Chinese Universities. Students awarded full scholarships could have tuition, fees, and living expenses covered during their time studying in China.

Chateaubriand Fellowship
Hateaubriand Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries.

 
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
CBYX is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The CBYX program is sponsored in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Kosciuszko Foundation Year Abroad in Poland Scholarship
Financial support from the Polish Ministry of Education and Sport and the Kosciuszko Foundation for US students to study and live in Poland for a semester or year. Includes tuition waiver and stipend for living costs for study of Polish language, history, and literature at Jagiellonian University in Krakow.


 

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