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Diversity Abroad Scholarship Resource Page
Diversity Abroad is committed to helping minority, Low Income, and First Generation students achieve their study abroad goals and dreams! Use their search tool and resources page to find money and get advice: Diversity Abroad Scholarship Resource Page.

Insight Into Diversity Scholarship

INSIGHT Into Diversity is committed to improving educational equity for all students, but especially those from underrepresented backgrounds who may not traditionally be afforded the ability or opportunity to participate in a study abroad program. To assist in this effort, we are awarding a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. For more details visit their page: Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students.

Institute of International Education (IIE) Study Abroad Funding
This is an excellent and exhaustive directory that 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. Search capacities include region and field of study, For more information, including deadlines, see the IIEPASSPORT STUDY ABROAD FUNDING site. 

USA Study Abroad - Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is committed to supporting the next generation of diverse American leaders to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a globalizing world. Studying abroad is a time of great discovery—young Americans experience the world and begin to form networks that will enhance their prospects in the world’s marketplace and their potential as global problem-solvers. Americans who study abroad build understanding as unofficial ambassadors for our country, defining American values and debunking stereotypes. For more information and useful resources visit the US Department of State's Study Abroad Page

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Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies Scholarship
The College of Global Studies is one of America’s most successful providers of education abroad experiences, and a new partner with Guilford College, offering a wide range of summer programs. Eligibility for this scholarship is based on financial need and aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Awards for summer programs range from $500-$750. For more information, including deadlines, and other scholarship opportunities, see Arcadia's SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID site.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
These provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. For more information, including deadlines, speak with Daniel Diaz (, who is the Guilford Boren Campus Representative, or visit the BOREN AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY site. Informational videos about the Boren Scholarship and Fellowships are also a useful way to get started!

BETiNS Study Abroad & 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 Student studying in the USA. You do not need to be a client of BETiNS to be eligible. For more details visit the BETiNS Scholarship page.

Bridging Scholarship
The American Association of Teachers in Japan offers a biannual scholarship for students interested in studying in Japan. Experience with the Japanese language is not a prerequisite, and applicants must hold U.S. citizenship. Additionally, applicants must document enrollment as an undergraduate student at a U.S.-based college or university. 

CET Academic Programs Scholarship
CET is a Guilford’s partner who provides an affiliate language study program in Beijing, China. CET offers its students over $50,000 in scholarship awards each year. Individual awards range from $500 to $2,000 per semester. A scholarship application is available in each student’s online study abroad application. The following criteria are used in evaluating scholarship applicants: financial need, quality of academic achievement, English essay, and strength of recommendations. For more information on this program, see the CET SCHOLARSHIPS site.

CIEE Scholarships
CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is one of Guilford's main affiliates and offers six different scholarships and grants for students participating in its programs. GAIN scholarships help provide access to study abroad. JOHN E. BOWMAN grants defray the costs of travel. ROBERT B. BAILEY scholarships promote participation by under-represented populations. PETER WOLLITZER scholarships support to study in Asia. CIEE-ISP scholarships make awards to students with demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. The JENNIFER RITZMANN scholarship supports the study in tropical biology. Competition for these awards is keen and the quality of the materials submitted is very important. The scholarship application procedure is entirely independent of the CIEE program application. In addition to a scholarship form and essay, applications are reviewed based on the information provided in the program application, including the personal statement, academic information, transcripts, and evaluations. Financial needs and academic excellence are strongly considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their scholarship application is complete. Students should discuss all financial aid planning with Study Abroad Program Assistant, Daniel Diaz. For more information, including deadlines, see the CIEE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS site.

College Year in Athens (CYA)

The College Year in Athens program provides university-level courses focused on Greece and the Mediterranean region for a summer, single semester, or full year. The CYA Board of Trustees has set aside funds for supplemental scholarships for academically qualified students who would otherwise not be able to attend. Scholarships for students applying for a semester or academic year are customarily awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to approximately half the amount of tuition. These scholarships are intended as a credit against CYA fees and should not be used to reduce the financial aid package awarded through the home institution. For more information, including deadlines, see the CYA FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP site.

Critical Language Scholarships

A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, Urdu. 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, Masters and Ph.D. students. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Fall deadlines for the following summer. Visit THE CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM site for more information.

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
DIS offers three different types of scholarships to offset the costs of their premium program. "DIS Scholarship" – need-based up to $5,000 per semester; $250-1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection. "Work-Study Scholarship"– up to $500 per semester (limited availability). "Diversity Scholarship" - promotes a diverse student body by providing need-based financial support to academically excellent students from populations traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Such students may have diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations and educational backgrounds and experiences.  First-generation college students (meaning neither parent has a college degree from any country) are also encouraged to apply. Funding is available up to $5,000 per semester, and $250-1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection. See the DIS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD site for more information.

Delta Phi Alpha German Study Abroad Scholarship
his biannual scholarship helps students pursue study abroad opportunities in German-speaking countries. Interested learners must apply with two character references, unofficial academic transcripts, and an essay outlining how a study abroad opportunity complements their academic and career goals.

Diverse International Women of Color Scholarship
Women of color applying to this study abroad scholarship must attend a U.S.-based college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants must submit a personal statement, unofficial academic transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. Recommendation letters typically come from teachers, employers, counselors, or spiritual leaders.

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!  See the Abroad With Disabilities Passport Scholarship page for more information.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provide scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate a financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. For more information, visit the FREEMAN-ASIA site.

Fund for Education Abroad
FEA is a private organization 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. They fund 10 scholarships each year with amounts up to $10,000.  In addition to its general scholarship, FEA offers two other dedicated scholarships: The Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship (for female students focused on Vietnam), and the Rainbow Scholarship (for GLTB students only). Consideration of applications begins in August and ending in November for the following academic year. For information, see the FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS site.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. All U.S. citizen undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible. A limited number of scholarships for summer programs will be available to students from all majors who meet the program's standard eligibility criteria. For more information check out Ja'Hana DeBerry's Video on her Gilman study abroad experience or visit the BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP site.

Go Overseas New Zealand Scholarship has partnered with the New Zealand government to offer a full-tuition scholarship (up to $15,000 NZD) for a well-deserving US student to study among the kiwis for a semester. This scholarship offer is available to students choosing to study at one of the following educational institutions: Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, and several New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics. The cost of airfare is covered too thanks to STA Travel. The fall deadline for application is October 15th. For information and the application, visit the GO OVERSEAS NEW ZEALAND FULL SCHOLARSHIP site. 

GoAbroad Scholarship Resources shares a wealth of information with students interested in studying, interning, teaching, and working abroad. Their scholarship resource page is a great place to learn more about study abroad scholarships! GoAbroad Scholarship Resource Page.

Garden Club of America
Since 1928 when the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture was established, The Garden Club of America has funded more than 1,300 recipients. The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships in 12 areas. Garden Club of America Scholarships

International Scholarships
The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship, and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad. For information, visit the INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS.COM site.

Lewer Mark: Make Your Mark Scholarship
Students can apply for two prizes through video submission. More details at 

School for Field Studies Scholarship
SFS, a study abroad organization committed to ecological health and sustainability, offers field-based learning and research. SFS awards over $280,000 in need-based scholarships each year with roughly one-third of SFS students receiving some type of aid. SFS also offers a zero-interest, revolving loan program. Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and is subject to the availability of funds. The quality of the information provided by a student is critical to the proper assessment of needs. Financial aid applications must be complete and are not reviewed until a student has been accepted to an SFS program; however, students should apply for financial aid as early as possible. For more information, visit the SFS TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID site.

Shawn Carter Foundation
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel, and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars. For more details visit

SIT Scholarships
SIT offers semester and summer programs in more than 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, focused on critical global issues with opportunities for undergraduate research. Several of those are designated for a discount specifically allocated to schools like Guilford College. In addition, SIT Study Abroad awarded $750,000 in scholarships in 2010.  About one-third of scholarship applicants receive financial assistance to participate in these programs. Only SIT Study Abroad participants can be considered for SIT Study Abroad scholarships. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs and $300 to $3,000 for summer programs. Financial need is a primary consideration for all of our scholarship decisions. For information on their wide range of numerous different kinds of scholarships, including the Pell Matching Grant, visit the SIT STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID site for prospective students.

Smart Scholar
Smart Scholar is a tool that helps students find scholarships. It is a website that breaks down the details of every scholarship to save the student time. Instead of spending hours searching hours on the web trying to find a scholarship you can use that time applying to them! With 26.8k awards available, Smart Scholar allows students to find a scholarship just right for them. For more information, visit the site.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
At Tortuga, our mission is to make travel easier, including for study abroad and gap year students. When customers buy luggage from us, they are "paying it forward" by funding scholarships for students like you.

Weekend Student Adventures - Cultural Bridge Scholarship
Each semester, the Cultural Bridge scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong passion and motivation for international education. We’re no strangers to the financial burdens studying abroad causes, and so this scholarship is meant to alleviate some of the stress and help you reach your international education goals. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $500 USD in funds toward their semester abroad. All American undergraduate students with plans to study abroad in Europe are encouraged to apply. WSA Europe will award the scholarship based on passion and merit. For more details visit