Study Abroad Scholarship Directory

Scholarship and Loan Directories

The College Board – Directory of over 6 billion in scholarships and other aid opportunities.
Collegenet – Search scholarships by your personal profile.
Davis-Putter Scholarship – provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice.
Explorers Club Exploration Fund Grants – Provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers.
Fast Web – This service provides a free customized list of financial aid sources including private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
The Financial Aid Page – Provides links to scholarship searches and a comprehensive list of financial aid information.
Fund for Education Abroad – Provides information and links to a variety of scholarships.
Gilman Scholarship – For students who are receiving a Pell Grant, The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
GoAbroad.com – Search scholarships using various criteria. GoAbroad also offers a $500 scholarship for use on any study abroad program.
GoEnnounce.com – Crowdfunding and study abroad scholarships.
Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships – Awarded to students to help them take advantage of opportunities that can enhance their abilities and credentials to pursue careers that involve the communication of ideas.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship – The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
Clara Higgins Scholarship – These scholarships encourage young men and women who are interested in ecology and offer an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.
Money Geek – Provides links to a variety of scholarships as well as useful information for budgeting and planning study abroad.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship – Environmental studies.
Sara’s Wish Scholarship Fund – Awarded to young women committed to making the world a better place by fully participating in it.
The Student Guide – The U.S. Department of Education publishes a guide on the eligibility requirements on various federal aid programs.
Student Loans Network – Loans that require enrollment verification but not school certification.
StudyAbroad.com – Financial aid and scholarship links.
StudyAbroad101.com – Scholarship Directory of 8 pages of scholarships listed in one place.
IIE Passport – International funding directory.

Scholarships for Languages

American Councils Study Abroad – Multiple sources of financial aid are available to prospective study abroad participants to help pay for programs abroad, including private, federal, university and American Councils scholarships for students who wish to study Russian, Balkan Languages, and Eurasian Regional Languages.
Boren Awards for International Study – Boren Scholarships allow U.S.undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad.
Bridging Scholarships in Japan
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
The Critical Language Scholarship Program – The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students, with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.
Fund for Education Abroad: The Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch “Go Global” Scholarship – Awarded to a student accepted to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany.
Gilman Scholarship – For students who are receiving a Pell Grant, The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
ItaliaRail Scholarship
Walter Jensen Scholarship – For French majors only.

Country-Specific Scholarships

France – Campus France
France – Walter Jensen Scholarship – French majors only.
GermanyDAAD German Academic Exchange Service
IrelandThe George J. Mitchell Scholarships – Funds graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland for one year.
ItalyItaliaRail Scholarship
JapanBridging Scholarships in Japan
UKLord Acton Memorial Scholarship – Provides a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the U.K.
UKLeeds International Summer School Scholarship – Awards a portion of study abroad cost to Leeds Summer School.
UKBUTEX North American Scholarships – Open to students participating in a semester or academic year study abroad program in England through API.
UKAssociation of American Study Abroad Programmes – Scholarships for U.S. students studying abroad in the U.K.

Diversity Scholarships

African American Scholarships – Directory of scholarships and internship opportunities.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Scholarships for minority accounting students.
Association of American Indian Affairs – Scholarship programs for Native Americans.
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting – Scholarships available for students of Hispanic heritage majoring in a business-related field and entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study.
Diversity Abroad Scholarships – Connecting talented diverse and underrepresented students with scholarship opportunities.
Gilman Scholarship – For students who are receiving a Pell Grant, The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
Global Guidance – Information on funding and resources for Latino/Latina students interested in studying abroad.
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering – Scholarship program for those students who are part of an under-represented minority and enrolled in an engineering program at a NACME partner university.
The National Italian American Foundation – Italian-Americans only
NAFSA Rainbow SIG – This scholarship is awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.

Regional Scholarships

Boren Awards for International Study – Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad.
Lanic Awards – Latin America only.
LIV Fund – LIVFund was established in 2011 in order to recognize and proudly support study, internship and volunteer opportunities in Latin America.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Mobility International – Financial Aid for international exchange with disabilities.
1800wheelchair.com – The 1800wheelchair scholarship awards two $500 scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded to those attending a U.S. based institution. All applications are welcome.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship – Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program – Applicant must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate school, and have a documented disability. Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited US University. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

Service & Honor Society Scholarships

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships – Sponsored by Golden Key International Honor Society.
Phi Kappa Phi Society Study Abroad Grants – Open to Phi Kappa Phi members as well as non‐members in all fields of study.

Girl Scout Scholarship

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation – Open to recipients of Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award.

Crowdfunding / Fundraising Websites

FundMyTravel– Create your own travel campaign to raise funds for your trip.
Fundly – An on-line fundraising platform.
GoEnnounce.com – Crowdfunding and study abroad scholarships.
GoFundMe.com – Create your own personal fundraising website.
Rally.org – An on-line social fundraising platform.

Scholarship Scams

Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose thousands, if not millions, of dollars collectively on an annual basis according to multiple sources. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like “National,” “Federal,” “Foundation,” or “Administration.” This section provides advice on how to identify such scholarship scams, how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent organizations, how to protect yourself from scholarship scams; and what to do if you are scammed.

FinAid!.org
Federal Trade Commission – Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams