NOTE: If you currently receive financial aid at Colby any additional scholarships must be disclosed to Student Financial Services (SFS).



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Boren Undergraduate ScholarshipFor study abroad/language study in world regions critical to U.S. interestsU.S. citizensFebruary 9, 2016 - 5:00 PM EST
On-campus deadline: Campus contact: Nancy Downey, Ph.D., Director of Off-Campus Study)
The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grantstudy in Franceany student planning to study in FranceMarch
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japanstudy in JapanU.S. citizensFor Fall 2016: April 8, 2016;
BUTEXstudy in the UKNorth American students to study in a university in the UKJune 15, 2016
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)
German Academic Exchange Service
study, research, or summer course in GermanyU.S. and Canadian citizens. Some international students studying in the U.S. may be eligiblevaries depending on type of study
Freeman-ASIA scholarship program study in Asia U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial needSummer March 1, 2016; Fall/academic year: April 1, 2016
SWEA Scholarship for Studies in Sweden study in SwedenFemale students only, available to international studentsApril 1 of each year for the following academic year.
GoOverseas. Scholarship to Study Abroad
in New Zealand
study in New Zealandsee scholarship details October 9, 2015
GoOverseas. Scholarship to Study in IrelandStudy Abroad semester in Ireland: $15,000 towards tuition
$4,000 accommodation stipend
Round trip flight from Aer Lingus
see scholarship detailssee scholarship details
B. Gilman International Scholarship Program To pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. (The program strongly encourages students to choose non-traditional study and intern abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.) Grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. Program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to:
• Students with high financial need;
• Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds;
• Students going to non-traditional countries, especially those outside Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand;
• Students from a diverse range of institutions, including community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and other Minority-Serving Institutions;
• Students with disabilities;
• First generation college students; and
• Students in underrepresented fields of study, especially the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
• Must be studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
• Must be studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.

Fall/academic year: March 1, 2016; Summer: March 1, 2016; Spring: October
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)study worldwide (Preference given to non-traditional destinations)U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents of demonstrated financial need, representing a traditionally “underrepresented group” in study abroad (minorities, STEM, first generation, etc..)Income/Diversity-based Study Abroad Scholarships (Several distinct scholarships including FEA Scholar, Rainbow Scholarship)2016-2017 application cycle – summer 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017: January 18, 2016
Diversity (database)see scholarship details
Scholarships for Students of Color (list)
Scholarships for Africans Americans to Study Abroad

• Ron Brown Scholarship
• Thurgood Marshall Fund
• Gates Millennium Scholars Program
• Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship
• United Negro College Fund
• NAACP Scholarships
• The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
• Affirmative Action Scholarship
Search individual scholarships
Also see provider-specific scholarships (below)
IFSA-Butler Scholarships and Travel Grants 
study with IFSA-Butler worldwideStudents on IFSA-Butler programs. See wide range of scholarships and financing opportunities:
• IFSA-Butler general scholarships
• Country- and program-specific scholarships
• UpFront program
• Work-to-Study grant
• Fill the GAP
• First Generation Scholars Program
• Applying for a scholarship
• Other scholarship opportunities
Scholarship application deadlines for Cuba, Egypt, England, Israel, Mexico, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Sharjah UAE, Spain and Wales are April 1 for fall and year programs and October 1 for spring programs.

Deadlines for Argentina, Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, New Zealand and Peru are March 1 for semester 2 and academic year programs and November 1 for semester 1 programs.

The scholarship deadline for summer programs is April 1.
CIEE Scholarshipsstudy with CIEE worldwide For students participating in a CIEE program and meeting a variety of eligibility criteria. Apply as part of your CIEE application. varies depending on program
IES Abroad Scholarships Study with IES Abroad worldwide For students participating in an IES Abroad program and meeting a variety of eligibility criteria. Apply as part of your IES application.
SIT Scholarshipsstudy with SIT worldwide For students participating in an SIT program and meeting a variety of eligibility criteria. Apply as part of your SIT application. Summer: April1; Fall: May 15; Spring: Nov. 1
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Study with DIS in Copenhagen or Stockholm For students participating in DIS and meeting a variety of eligibility criteria. Apply as part of your DIS application.
Many other study abroad providers also offer scholarships
Cultural Vistas Fellowship A fully funded summer internship for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students. (eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India)• U.S. citizens enrolled full-time as undergraduates
• Sophomore or junior academic status at the time of application;
• preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
• Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only
January, 26, 2016
Foundation for Global Scholars GRIT (Globally Remarkable Intentional Talent) program The GRIT (Globally Remarkable Intentional Talent) Program is a leadership development program for young adults (18 – 30) aspiring to become conscious global leaders. The GRIT program supports scholars with a four-component experience: the GRIT Summit, continuing with a financially-supported international experience through a program of their choice, and concluding with a local or global community project. U.S. citizensFebruary 19, 2016
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship for study abroadU.S. citizens, permanent residents, or currently studying in the U.S. on a student visaFall: May 20, 2016; Spring: Decemeber 20, 2016
GO Overseas! Study Abroad Scholarship 
study or internship abroadOpen to any student enrolled full-time in a U.S. college and participating in a study abroad program, teaching or volunteering abroad December 1, 2015 (next round TBD)
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowshipproposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCOU.S. citizensWinter/Spring: Sept. 28, 2015 ; Summer: Feb. 22, 2016

Rotary Scholarships Contact your local Rotary club
FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship FlipKey, we value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, we are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible. Review How to enter.August 15, 2016
Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) Intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.U.S. citizens Nov. 23
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarshipsummer or fall study or intern abroad U.S. citizen undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell GrantMarch 1, 2016
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)study worldwide (Preference given to non-traditional destinations)U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents of demonstrated financial need, representing a traditionally “underrepresented group” in study abroad (minorities, STEM, first generation, etc..)Income/Diversity-based Study Abroad Scholarships (Several distinct scholarships including FEA Scholar, Rainbow Scholarship)summer 2016: January 18, 2016
See program specific scholarships above
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace
for Middlebury Language Schools
Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Language Schools at any level of studyindividuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered.Jan. 15, 2016
Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Ambassador Summer Scholarship ProgramIntensive language study in Taiwan.Ideal applicants are American citizens who hold neither a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage
Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience
Early admission deadline: February 15; March 31 final deadline.
Peace & Conflict Resolution
and Intensive Arabic Language
General list of scholarship opportunities
Other list of funding sources
Diversity list Scholarship Directory
IIEPassport – Study Abroad funding
Scholarships for Multicultural Students
Underrepresented Populations Funding Options
A Guide to finding study abroad scholarships
Other Resources for Estimating, Fundraising,
and Preparing for OCS
Rotary Peace Fellowship
a fully funded academic fellowship at one of Rotary's peace centers.Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
Excellent leadership skills
Master's degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor's degree
Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
Jul. 1
Rotary Global Grants