STUDY ABROAD FUNDING SOURCES



  S
outheast Missouri State University
 
SCHOLARSHIPS and MINI-GRANTS
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WILLIAM AND BERNICE HEYDE SCHOLARSHIP.  
Open to students with at least 30 hours and a 3.25 GPA with awards to a study abroad applicant and an international student. The  recipients may not be receiving any other scholarship. Deadline is March 1.

TOM AND BETTY FULTON SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship will provide international opportunities for students at Southeast Missouri State University interested in international study. The scholarship may be used toward any of the international programs sponsored by the University. Such programs may be short term (a few weeks) or longer. The scholarship may be given for any purpose including travel and living expenses. To be eligible recipients must be U.S. citizens who have had limited international experience. Deadline is March 1. There are also many other endowed scholarships at Southeast available for education majors. Don't overlook this important source! Check it out!
http://www6.semo.edu/sfs/Scholarships
/endowed.html


MINI GRANTS
Mini-grants submitted to local civic groups and business are important potential sources for student study abroad. In the past, individual students who participated in College of Education study abroad programs, specially the Wales program, have received as much as $1400 from various civic organizations in their hometowns.  This funding source is well worth the effort!
For more information on how to write a mini-grant, click on the following web-site:
WRITING A MINI-GRANT.


  National SCHOLARSHIPS
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BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This program provides awards for study abroad, for US citizens  or US national students who are receiving federal need-based financial aid under Title IV student financial aid, which  includes Pell Grants, Federal Work-Study, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program reduces barriers to study abroad by providing assistance to those undergraduate students in 2 year or 4 year institutions who demonstrate financial need. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5000, depending on the length of their program, to defray the costs associated with studying abroad. For full information on how to apply: www.iie.org/gilman  

FREEMAN-ASIA PROGRAM
The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need. Awardees will be expected to share their experiences with their home
campus to encourage study abroad by others, and to spread understanding of Asia in their home communities. Scholarship awards from $3000-$7000.
For full information on how to apply  http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/

DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. For more information, visit the program websites.

http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study

http://www.borenawards.org/

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Under the STEM Initiative, summer scholarships are available for undergraduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical fields.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.

Boren Scholars and Fellows study throughout the world, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants identify how their study abroad programs or overseas projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.


GRANT AWARDS SPONSORED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Fulbright Scholarships for Graduating Seniors or Graduate Students
The Fulbright grant competition begins
May 1.  If you are graduating this year,
this may be the perfect graduate program
for you. "The U.S. Student Fulbright
Program is designed to give recent
B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and
doctoral candidates, and young
professional and artists opportunities
for personal development and
international experience. Most grantees
plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework,
independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social
or life sciences, or a combination.
Recent projects have involved cancer research in the UK, free market
development in Mauritius, women's
rights in Chile, and contemporary
artistic expression in India. Along
with opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with
people of the host country, sharing
daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person
basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom. The best way to appreciate
others' viewpoints, their beliefs, the
way they think, and the way they do
things, is to interact with them directly
on an individual basis---work with them,
live with them, teach with them, and
learn from them." (Fulbright U.S.
Student Program Booklet,
1999-2000, p. 5) Eligibility: Applicants 
must be U.S. citizens at the time of
the application. Preference will be
given to applicants whose higher
education was received primarily at educational institutions in the United
States. Applicants must hold a B.A.
degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Applicants
must have sufficient proficiency in 
the written and spoken language of
the host country to carry out the
proposed study. Good health. Full
grants are available in over 100 
nations
throughout the world.
Go directly to 
the website: USIA Fulbright Program
to find out how to apply for the grant,
the types of grants that are available
in each country, factors affecting
selection, and what your chances
are of obtaining a grant.


Harry S. Truman Award Scholarship
Awarded on basis of merit
Offered to: Individual. Annual number of awards: 85. Duration: 3-4 years Date effective: Start of academic year.
Purpose:
For college students with outstanding leadership potential who
plan to pursue careers in government
or public service, and wish to attend graduate school. Location/Geographic region: Unrestricted. Fields of study: Conservation and Renewable Natural Resources; Economics; Education; Environmental Science/Studies; Human Resources Management; International Relations and Affairs; Natural Resources
Law Enforcement and Protective
Services; Political Science and
Government; Public Administration;
Public Health; Public Policy Analysis. Eligibility Level: undergraduate Nationality/residency: Must be a citizen
or permanent resident of the US Other criteria: Must be at junior level and have extensive record of public and
community service.
Financial data:
Average amount per
award: $30,000 Award; includes: tuition, meals, books.
Application information Deadline:
December 1; Notification date: May 1

Contact: Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation
712 Jackson Place NW
Washington DC 20006
Ph: 202-395-4831
Fax: 202-395-6995
http://www.truman.gov/scholars/scholars.htm


 

Phi Kappa Phi Society Study Abroad Grants
Sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Society
Administered by Phi Kappa Phi Society

**** AWARD
Award Type: Grant
Annual # of awards: 38 awards @ $1,000 ea.
Duration: 1 year (May-June)
Purpose: Designed to help support students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying outside the United States and to recognize and encourage academic achievement in all disciplines.

**** CONTACT INFORMATION

Deanna Landry
Study Abroad Coordinator
Phi Kappa Phi Society
P.O. Box 16000
LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70893
United States

phone: (800) 804-9880
fax: (225) 388-4900
email: deannal@phikappaphi.org
url: http://www.phikappaphi.org/

 

**** LOCATION
Country: Any Country
Fields of Study: All Fields of Study

**** FINANCIAL DATA INFORMATION
Average Amount per Award: $1,000
Total Amount to all Grantees: 38
Award Includes: unrestricted

**** APPLICATION INFORMATION
Deadline: see website
Notification Date: see website
Procedure: The grant is open to Phi Kappa Phi members as well as non-members in all all fields of study. Student must attend an institution with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 and have a minimum of 56 credit hrs and a max of 90 by February 15th. Study abroad program must commence in May and end in June of the following year. Applicants must submit a letter of acceptance into the study abroad program and have at least 2 remaining semesters remaining in the home institution after the completion of the study abroad program. More application information available at www.phikappaphi.org.

**** ELIGIBILITY
Level of Study: undergraduate


Ambassadorial Scholarship Program
Sponsored by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Administered by Rotary International

**** AWARD
Award Type: Scholarship
Annual # of awards: 900
Duration: Several types
Date Effective: 01 July 2007 (for 2007-08 scholarships)
Purpose: Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$26,000 or its equivalent. Academic-Year Scholarships are the most common type of scholarship offered. Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US$13,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements up to US$12,000 and US$19,000, respectively. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

**** CONTACT INFORMATION

Renee Stephenson
Educational Programs
Rotary International
1560
Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

phone: (847) 866-3314
fax: (847) 866-0934
email: scholarship.inquiries@rotary.org
url: http://www.rotary.org/foundation/ed...

**** LOCATION
Country: Any Country
Fields of Study: All Fields of Study
Emphasis On: All Rotary countries.

**** FINANCIAL DATA INFORMATION
Award Includes: Tuition, Travel Expenses, Living Expenses, Housing

**** APPLICATION INFORMATION
Deadline: between March and August
Notification Date: Between August and October
Procedure: Students must apply for the Ambassadorial Scholarship through a local Rotary Club.

**** ELIGIBILITY
Level of Study: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctorate, PostDoctoral
Maximum Age: none
Nationality/Residency: Applicants must be citizens of a Rotary-country and can apply in their place of permanent residence, work address or school address




 


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants
Sponsored by Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

**** AWARD
Award Type: Grant
Purpose: The objective of the Foundation is to promote, by charitable activities carried on by the Foundation, an appreciation of the traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and the graphic arts, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years.

**** CONTACT INFORMATION

Applications Coordinator
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
1814
Sherbrooke Street West, Suite #1
Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1E4
Canada

phone: (514) 937-9225
fax: (514) 937-0140
email: greenshields@bellnet.ca
url: http://www.artisttrust.org/node/2919

**** LOCATION
Country: Any Country
Fields of Study: Art, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
Emphasis On: Work must be representational art.

**** FINANCIAL DATA INFORMATION
Average Amount per Award: $12,500 Canadian Dollars

**** APPLICATION INFORMATION
Deadline: No deadline
Procedure: The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year. The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craftmakers or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories.

**** ELIGIBILITY
Level of Study: Undergraduate, Graduate
Other Criteria: Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers working in the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. To be eligible for a grant candidates must: have already started or completed training at an established school.


Marion Wright Edelman Scholarship
Sponsored by Lisle Fellowship

**** AWARD
Award Type: Scholarship
Purpose: Lisle is committed to a more just social order in which persons of all cultures, social classes, religius affiliations, nationalities, and political persuasions are full participants. The Candidate Chosen will demonstrate a history of commitment to the creation of a just and peaceful world, an ability to follow through with projects which work with and toward world community anc concrete evidence that others will benefit from the experience of the scholarship winner.

**** CONTACT INFORMATION

Scholarship Coordinator
Lisle Fellowship
900 County Road 269
Leander, TX 78641


phone: (800) 477-1538
email: lisle@io.com
url: http://www.lisleinternational.org/

**** LOCATION
Institution: Lisle International Program
Country: Any Country
Fields of Study: Peace studies

**** FINANCIAL DATA INFORMATION
Average Amount per Award: $1000

**** APPLICATION INFORMATION
Procedure: Complete the registration for the Lisle Unit for which you are applying. Submit a letter indicating how this experience will further you goals in fostering global-mindedness. Submit three reference letters.
 


Outside Sources of Study Abroad Funding ___________________________________________________________________________________________

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding

This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.

ISEP Scholarships

         Annette Kade Scholarships for Study in France and Germany
These scholarships are for students wishing to pursue study at one of the German or French ISEP member institutions. Grants will be awarded to U.S. ISEP academic year and semester participants in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in study abroad, who do not have sufficient financial resources, to apply for a placement in France or Germany. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, desire to improve language ability, and genuine financial need.

         Requirements: Must be a U.S. ISEP nominee for France or Germany and be able to demonstrate financial need.

         Deadline: October 1.

         STA Travel Scholarships
Two $500 scholarships from STA Travel for roundtrip travel from the United States to your program destination are available each academic year to ISEP students whose home university is located in the USA .

         Requirements: Contact STA Travel to purchase your ticket using one of the following methods: 1.866.557.8529 or isep@statravel.com. Identify yourself as an ISEP student. Your name will automatically be entered into the drawing for the Travel Scholarship.

         Deadlines: August 1 and December 15

For Australia and New Zealand Universities

         Australean Scholarships
AustraLearn provides numerous scholarships to students applying for a semester or year abroad through the AustraLearn program. Students will be required to fill out a full scholarship application for all AustraLearn specific scholarships by the required deadline to be eligible for consideration of an award.

General Scholarships

         U.S. Department of Education
This website shows you how to receive financial aid by filling out the FAFSA and by applying for federal grants.

         FastWeb
FastWeb has exclusive tools for students to search for college scholarships by their interests. Our unique matching feature lets students search for college scholarships that match their educational goals and activities after they fill out a personal profile. Our easy-to-follow form asks for their educational background, school activities, and what they plan on studying in college. Students have the power to search, find, and apply for college scholarships all on one website!

         Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In 34 years, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over 90,000 scholarships to students in need worth over $250M. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

Scholarships Aimed For Study Abroad

         Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship 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. Must be studying abroad in the fall, spring, or academic year. Not available for summer only programs.

         National Security Education Program
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide financial aid to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded

         Rotary Foundation
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

         Bridging Scholarships
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

         Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarships
The Morgan Stanley Scholarship is associated with the US-Japan Bridging project for Study Abroad in Japan.

         Itoh Scholarship Foundation
Information in Japanese only.

         Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced language study abroad for college graduates using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

         International Scholarship Opportunities
The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

         GO! Overseas-is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. Our largest scholarship is $1,000

         Foundation for Global Scholars-The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences throughout the world. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain international experience in the Asia Pacific region. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.

         Diversity Abroad-This website offers a list of a variety of scholarships for minority/low income students as well as a general list for anyone.

         GoAbroad.com Scholarship Database-This website offers a list of funding opportunities and scholarships searchable by country or subject area.

         InternationalScholarships.com-This website provides a list of scholarships specifically for those who wish to study abroad.


Christianson Grant / Working Abroad Grant
Sponsored by InterExchange, Inc.
Administered by InterExchange Foundation

**** AWARD
Award Type: Grant
Annual # of awards: 15
Duration: Rolling
Purpose: Awards are intended to defray the costs of transportation, participation fees, travel insurance, housing, and meals related to a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program.

**** CONTACT INFORMATION

Patsy Kng
Associate Director, InterExchange Foundation
InterExchange, Inc.
161 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013
United States

phone: 917-305-5471
fax: 212-924-0575
email: grants@interexchange.org
url: http://www.interexchange.org/content/331/en/InterExchange%20Foundation's%20Christianson%20Grant%20Provides%20Up%20to%20$10,000%20for%20Work%20Abroad%20Programs.html

 

**** LOCATION
Country: Any Country
Fields of Study: All Fields of Study

**** FINANCIAL DATA INFORMATION
Average Amount per Award: $2,500 - $10,000 (depending on duration of program)
Award Includes: tuition, travel expenses, living expenses, housing, health insurance

**** APPLICATION INFORMATION
Deadline: see website
Notification Date: 4 weeks after deadline
Procedure: Requires personal essay describing goals for participating in chosen work abroad program and how the program will help you become a global citizen. References and application also necessary.

**** ELIGIBILITY
Level of Study: undergraduate, graduate
Maximum Age: 28
Nationality/Residency: United States Citizen or Resident