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Information on National Scholarships

National Scholarship Programs for Study Abroad
Below is a list of some major scholarship programs that support students studying abroad. This list is not exhaustive, however: there may be other scholarship programs that can help support your time abroad. At the bottom of the page are several additional resources to assist you in identifying scholarship opportunities beyond those included in this table.
 
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Offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Spring 2017 application cycle opens in August with a deadline in early October 2016
Students must have a 3.75 GPA, but DO NOT need to be Phi Kappa Phi members.
September 15, 2016
Scholarships to participate in summer language institutes in languages deemed critical needs by the U.S. Department of State. Applications are due in the fall for the following summer.

Languages offered include:
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
Applications for Summer 2017 will open in mid-fall 2016
Scholarships for students applying to a foreign language study program in a critical needs language who intend to pursue a career in national security.
Deadline for Academic Year 2018 is in February 2017.
 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 (a minimum of 30 days). Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the 2016-2017 academic year or summer 2017. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students. The Fund for Education Abroad also sponsors several specialized scholarships including the Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship for a student who demonstrates "Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love of life" and the Rainbow Scholarship for "a deserving LGBTQIA student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program."
Applications for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 open in November 2016
$1000 scholarships available to U.S. citizens studying abroad for a semester. 
December 20, 2016 for study in Spring 2017
Open to Golden Key Honor Society members interested in study abroad. Application should indicate how the selected program fits with the student's career and academic goals.
December 15, 2016
Open to Silver and Gold Award Girl Scouts for undergraduate study abroad.
Second semester round: December 9, 2016 (not accepted prior to October 15)
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
January 31, 2017 for Academic Year 2018
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships. The next competition for Bridging Scholarships will be for students who will study in Japan beginning in Spring 2016.
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Additional Resources on Scholarship Opportunities Check these sites for information on scholarships for specific regions, majors, types of program or student groups
GoAbroad.com: Also has useful advice on applying for scholarships Abroad 101 Scholarship Directory
Diversity Abroad Scholarship Directory Institute for International Education Scholarship Directory