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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

External Scholarships

Name & Link Semester Abroad Location of Study


Funding Amount Application Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Fall, Spring, Summer Any location Pell-eligible
US citizen or permanent resident
up to $5,000 Fall 2021: March 2
Blakemore Asian Language Fellowships Academic Year Asia US citizen or permanent resident
Graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and working professionals
Varying amounts July 1 - December 30
Boren Scholarships Summer, Fall, Spring,
Academic Year
Varying locations OUTSIDE of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand

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US citizen
Undergraduate student

Recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year
8-11 weeks: up to $8,000 (STEM majors only)
12-24 weeks: up to $12,500
25-52 weeks: up to $25,000
February 3, 2021
Boren Fellowships Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year Varying locations OUTSIDE of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand

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US citizen
Graduate student

Recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year
12-24 weeks: up to $12,500
25-52 weeks: up to $25,000
January 27, 2021
Bridging Scholarships Fall, Spring, Academic Year
(90 day program minimum)
Japan US citizen
Undergraduate student
Fall/Spring: $2,500
Academic Yr: $4,000
April 10
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association Fall, Spring United Kingdom - specific universities Undergraduate student enrolled in a program through API

Additional £500 for American Studies students
June 15
Critical Language Scholarship Summer Countries where specific languages are spoken:
Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian
Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
US citizen
Undergraduate or graduate student
Some languages require a level of proficiency
Full funding January
CIEE Frederick Douglas Global Fellowship  Summer Dublin, Ireland 3.0 minimum gpa
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Full funding Summer 2021: February 14
Davis-Putter Scholarship Summer, Fall, Spring Anywhere Undergraduate or graduate active in social justice
Up to $15,000
Amounts are need-based
April 1
Diversity Abroad Consortium Summer Scholarship Summer (4 week minimum) Universities and programs as members of the consortium: Undergraduate students
2.75 minimum gpa
Diversity Preferred:
Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation
Diversity Abroad: Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Fall, Spring Ireland 3.0 minimum gpa 3,000 euros Fall 2021:
April 1
Diversity Abroad Israel Scholarship Summer, Fall, Spring The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Required Diversity Criteria:
Asian/Pacific Islander
First Generation
Native American
Summer: $5,000
Fall/Spring: $7,500
Summer: May 1

Fall: June 1
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) 8 week program minimum  East or Southeast Asia:

Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
US citizens or permanent residents
Undergraduate student
2.8 minimum gpa
Demonstrate financial need
Summer: up to $3,000
Fall/Spring: up to $5,000
Academic Year: $7,000
March 30, 2021
Fund for Education Abroad Summer, Fall, Spring (4 week minimum) Anywhere US citizen or permanent resident
Undergraduate student
Participating in a SSU approved program
Up to $5,000  
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Massachusetts
Fall, Spring Anywhere abroad Resident of Massachusetts starts at $500 March 1

Additional Scholarships

Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
Scholarship program that facilitates cultural exchange for American and German young adults in the business, vocational, technical, and agricultural fields. 75 Americans and 100 Germans are selected annually. 12-month program includes support for intensive language instruction, university classes, and a 5-month career-related internship. Funds round-trip airfare, language study and university classes, and living stipend. 

Diversity Abroad Scholarships
For students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad and are participating in Diversity Abroad member programs. 

German Academic Exchange Service
Offers 9 different types of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for study and research in Germany. There are awards for undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars in every field imaginable. Ranges from financial support for 3-week courses to full-year financial support for an academic year abroad. 

Go Overseas Scholarships
Open to current students who will be enrolled in a study abroad program during the coming academic year. Recipients must be successfully accepted into a study abroad program. 

IIE Grants-in-Aid Competition
$500 grants are available to students wishing to study overseas. Applications are due in April. Contact IIE at (713) 621-6300 extension 31 or 16 for applications or further information.

Japanese Student Service Organization (JASSO)
This program offers scholarships for international students who have interest in studying in Japan. There are many scholarships provided by various organizations that collaborate with JASSO.

The Learn, Intern, and Volunteer in Latin America fund offers scholarships to any student in need of financial assistance and planning to study or intern abroad in Latin America (including Argentina and Cuba).

Monbukagakusho Scholarships
This program offers scholarships to students to have the opportunity to live and study in Japan. There are five types of Monbukagakusho scholarships offering awards to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as teachers.

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan 
Co-sponsors of the scholarships are the US-Japan Bridging Foundation and the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, which will coordinate the collection of applications and the initial selection process. The final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by Morgan Stanley management in Tokyo. Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in policy, economics, or international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan.
New England - China Scholarship Program
The NECSP is a competitive scholarship award managed by the New England Board of Higher Education in collaboration with the Beijing Municipal Education Commission (BMEC) and is available to students currently enrolled in public or private New England colleges and universities who plan on studying in China for up to one academic year. Students must apply and be accepted to one of 49 Beijing area institutions, including UIBE and Tsinghua University.

Pescosolido Family Scholarship Foundation, Inc
Scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in Italy. Applicants should be residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and have exhibited ability and serious interest in, or commitment to, the study of the Italian language along with the civilization, culture and history of Italy. It is awarded once a year. The deadline is about the middle of May. 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduate students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. 50 grants are available at $1,000 each. Open to any undergraduate student. You do not have to be a member to apply.

The Rotary Foundation Global Grants
The Ambassadorial Scholarships program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program. More than 500 scholarships are awarded annually. 

The Snowdon Awards Scheme
Every year, grants are provided to students who have a physical or sensory disability and will be studying at a university in the UK. Grants range from £250 to £2,500 and help cover additional costs, like computers, mobility equipment or human help that push up the already high costs of being a student.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need. 

Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad
Awarded to a future teacher of French to help pay for a semester or a year studying French abroad in an accredited program in any Francophone country. Student must be currently enrolled in an established teacher education program in French and must be sponsored by a member of the American Association of Teachers of French. Awards are based on financial need and can be used to cover tuition, fees, travel, or housing costs.

For more scholarship opportunities, please visit the following websites for an extensive selection of options:
Institute for International Education Scholarship Search 
Department of State - U.S. Government Resources