Receiving a prestigious scholarship can not only help to fund your international experience, it can open doors for you in the future as well. These scholarships can be competitive, but it is worth your time to apply for them! 

Scholarships & Eligibility  Deadlines Amount
Gilman Scholarship
Eligibility: Undergraduate, receiving a Federal Pell Grant
up to $8,000
Boren Scholarships
Eligibility: Undergraduate; focuses on locations, languages, & fields of study critical to U.S. national security; Federal Service requirement after graduation
February  up to $20,000
Boren Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduate; focuses on locations, languages, & fields of study critical to U.S. national security; Federal Service requirement after graduation
January  up to $24,000
Fulbright U.S. Student Programs
Eligibility: Graduate; other requirements varies by program
Varies Fully funded  
Fund for Education Abroad 
Eligibility: Undergraduate; preference given to rigorously immersive programs, studying a language, non-traditional destinations, & traditionally underrepresented in study abroad 
January  up to $10,000
DAAD Scholarships
Eligibility: Studying in Germany; Other requirements vary by scholarship
Varies Varies
BUTEX Awards Eligibility: Studying in the United Kingdom for one or two semesters Varies £500

 Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.


 Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. 

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.

DAAD ScholarshipSince it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. DAAD supports the internationalization of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.