Funding Sources

As you look at program types, also consider funding opportunities that might support the programs. It is YOUR responsibility to read and understand the conditions and restrictions relating to each funding program. Here are your options.

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

2013 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

  • Number of Fellowships Offered: 20
  • Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2013
  • Online Application Opens: October 15
  • Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
  • Finalist selected by the end of February; Fellows selected by mid-March
  • Contact: Patricia Scroggs or James McDowell 202-806-4367


Boren Awards for International Study
Provide scholarships for U.S. undergraduate and graduate 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. Campus Deadline: December 21, 2012

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Deadline: October 2, 2012 by 11:59pm CST. The study program must be at least 4 weeks long.

Database of available scholarships and grants.

Online scholarship database; provides a listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, financial aid, and other information to assist college and university students.

Phi Kappa Phi
Study abroad grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships for college juniors who show leadership potential and have an interest in government or public sector service. Application deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

CIEE Scholarships
Nine (9) CIEE student scholarship programs for education abroad in various disciplines.

The John E. Bowman Travel Grant
$1,000 awards for student to participate in CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations. They help to defray the costs of travel. This scholarship will be issued directly to the student after all other program fees have been paid. scholarships
Offers five $500 scholarships for fall 2012 and five $500 scholarships for spring 2013. Scholarships are only for students participating in a study, internship, volunteer, or language immersion program abroad offered by a partner organization.

Vista Wide - Grants and scholarships for study abroad

The Robert E. Bailey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student whose record of scholarship and service reflect Christian values and the Paine Ideal.

The Robert E. Bailey Scholarship

The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students.

The John E. Bowman Travel Grant

The Bowman Travel Grants were established in memory of John E. Bowman, Executive Director of CIEE from 1952 to 1979. These awards provide assistance to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations. They help to defray the costs of travel. This scholarship will be issued directly to the student, after all other program fees have been paid, to help defray the cost of travel. For students whose school is billed for all program-related fees, the award will be released within 6 weeks of award notification.

The CIEE-International Study Programs Scholarship

Each year, CIEE awards over $1 million in scholarships to students who plan to study overseas on our programs. This financial aid can be applied towards, or even defray, program fees and travel costs. You do not need to have already been accepted into a program to be considered for a scholarship award, but you do need to apply early!

The Global Access Initiative (GAIN): Scholarship Program

The CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) was created to help students overcome major barriers to study abroad, namely, costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged, and from diverse backgrounds, or underrepresented fields of study.

Mobility International USA

Financial resources for people with disabilities to fund international opportunities.

Scholarships for Multicultural Students Studying Abroad

International Studies & Programs, Michigan State University: list of scholarships available to students of color considering study abroad.

Scholarship Database

The Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota: searchable database of scholarships for American undergraduate students planning to study abroad—click on the “Search for Scholarships & Funding” link.

Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). For more information contact ATJ at 303-492-5487,  Fax 303-492-5856

BUTEX Scholarships for North American Students

The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated. Your place must be for a minimum of one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Turkish Coalition of America Study Abroad Scholarships for Minority and Armenian American Students

TCA offers the TCAdvange Scholarship program for Turkish American students. Additionally various scholarships are available for American minority students wishing to study in Turkey and support TCA's mission to build people-to-people bridges between the United States and Turkey. Awards of up to $2,000 per calendar year to full-time undergraduates for a semester or summer respectively

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA awards scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need, represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, and are participating in programs in non-traditional destinations. Three scholarship programs:

  • The Hilary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship (for Vietnam and other cultures; commitment to service)
  • The BASSA Scholarship (for a student who attends a US college in New England)
  • The Rainbow Scholarship (for a deserving LGBT student)