There are many scholarships available for study abroad, each with their own criteria, application, and deadline. Many scholarship deadlines are much earlier than program application deadlines, so check early so you don’t miss your chance!
Country / Region Specific Scholarships
- Boren Undergraduate Scholarship (For study abroad/language study in world regions critical to U.S. interests; U.S. citizens. Campus contact: Nancy Downey, Ph.D., Director of Off-Campus Study)
- The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant (France)
- Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan (for U.S. citizens for study on a study abroad program in Japan)
- BUTEX (For North American students to study in a university in the UK)
- DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) German Academic Exchange Service (For U.S. and Canadian citizens for study research, or summer course in Germany. Some international students studying in the U.S. may be eligible)
- Freeman-ASIA scholarship program (scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia).
Income/Diversity-based Study Abroad Scholarships (Diversity, Minority, Income, LGLBT, other)
- B. Gilman International Scholarship Program (For U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide)
- Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) For U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Preference given to non-traditional destinations, demonstrated financial need, representing a traditionally “underrepresented group” in study abroad (minorities, STEM, first generation, etc..)
Program Specific Scholarships
- IFSA-Butler Scholarships and Travel Grants (For students on IFSA-Butler programs)
- Fill The Gap program with IFSA-Butler (Helps with saving for study abroad, matching grant from Butler up to $1,000)
- CIEE Scholarships (GAIN, Ping, Language Intensive Focus Track (LIFT), and other. For students participating in a CIEE program and meeting eligibility criteria)
- IES Abroad Scholarships (For students on IES programs. Scholarships are in several categories: need-based, diversity, legacy, summer, merit, or disability)
- SIT Scholarships (Pell Grant match, other)
- Cultural Vistas Fellowship (fully funded summer internship for underrepresented U.S. undergraduate students)
- Foundation for Global Scholars GRIT program (a scholarship and leadership development program for young adults (18 – 30) aspiring to become conscious global leaders).
- GO Overseas! Study Abroad Scholarship (Open to any student participating in a study abroad program, teaching or volunteering abroad)
- Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships (Student must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club)
- Rotary Peace Fellowship (a fully funded academic fellowships at one of Rotary’s peace centers).
Scholarship Resources & Databases
- You Can Afford To Study Abroad
- General list of opportunities
- Other list of funding sources
- Diversity Abroad.com (Information on study abroad scholarships/grants in general and diversity scholarships)
- GoAbroad.com Scholarship Directory
- IIEPassport – Study Abroad funding
- Scholarships for Multicultural Students
- Underrepresented Populations Funding Options
Summer or Short Term Study Abroad Scholarships
- Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) (For U.S. citizens. Intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Summer only)
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
- Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
- Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace for Middlebury Language Schools
- London-Amman Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Program
- Merit-based Fellowships and Scholarships for the Middlebury summer Languages Schools
- Some of the study abroad providers and foundations above may also offer summer scholarships on their programs.
NOTE: If you currently receive financial aid at Colby any additional scholarships must be disclosed to SFS.