Most financial aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships, can go with you when you study away as long as the following criteria are met:
It is recommended that you meet with the financial aid office about any specific aid you hope to receive while away so you have a clear idea of how much, and what, financial aid you are eligible for in your situation.
Scholarships are a great way to help offset any additional costs of studying away. Below are resources to help you find scholarships for studying away.
LCSC offers two scholarships, (amount varies), for students who plan to study a foreign language in another country. Applicants should have completed at least a year of college-level foreign language, have a 2.75 GPA, and be of sophomore standing.
Deadline to submit LCSC Scholarship Application:
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Recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students from the US to study abroad in areas of the world that are underrepresented in study abroad.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
FGS awards US$2,000 scholarships to US citizens for study abroad.
FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad on academically rigourous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.
Go Overseas awards one $500 scholarship to a student studying abroad through a photo essay contest.
The Hispanic College Fund reaches out to Latino college students in need.
The National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships and grants to outstanding Italian-American students on the basis of academic merit.
Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.
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Ambassadorial scholarships offered through local Rotary clubs.
SCSF provides need-based grants ranging from $1500 to $2500.
STA has created two $2500 scholarships for students for a study abroad program. These awards are part of STA Travel's mission to make international education accessible.
Tortuga Backpacks offer a $1,000 study abroad scholarship and one travel backpack. Two scholarships are offered each year, one for the spring semester and one for the fall semester.
UNCF offers an array of scholarship programs from the nation's largest minority education organization.
Take a photo that captures what you learned from studying abroad, write a short description of 100-200 words, and you could win a $500.00 college scholarship!
Planning on studying outside the U.S.? Submit a 1,000 word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org describing why travel is important to you. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. The chosen applicant will receive $1,000 to use towards their study abroad adventure!