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There are a number of scholarships and grants available to undergraduate and graduate students that are offered through a variety of sources. A thorough scholarship search will include looking into the following funding sources and applying to as many as possible.
There are a number of study abroad scholarships for US or Colorado college students. Here are a few of these to consider:
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This program serves undergraduate students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the time they are studying abroad.
- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren scholarships are available for undergraduate students and Boren fellowships for graduate students. Both provide funding for U.S. students focusing on languages, geographic regions, and academic areas considered critical to U.S. interests. Recipients must fulfill a national security service requirement. Award recipients must study abroad in countries outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
- BUTEX North American Scholarships
This scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the U.S. or Canada. To be eligible to apply, you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student in a UK university which is a member of BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association).
- Fulbright Scholarships
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The Fulbright programs offer various scholarships.
- Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA was created in order to open doors for deserving education abroad students. FEA awards funds for students planning to study abroad on any academically rigorous program. Designed by the Advisory Board, FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students.
- Fund for International Service Learning
The Fund for International Service Learning (FISL) is offering $500 scholarships to aid students who are enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in an accredited International Service Learning program. Recipients are selected based on their academic and professional goals and accomplishments, as well as financial need.
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The DAAD is a publicly-funded, independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. A large number and variety of scholarships and fellowships to study in Germany are available to American undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and faculty members.
- Go! Study Abroad Scholarship
Go! Overseas offers scholarships of $1,000 to students based on entries that display creativity, analytical thinking, and passion for studying abroad. They also offer a Teach Abroad Scholarship and a Volunteer Abroad Scholarship.
- Institute of International Education
IIE is a non-profit offering several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study abroad.
- Freeman Asia
Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The goal of the program is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
- Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project accepts applications from American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
- Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars is a nonprofit organization located in Westminster, CO, serving U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing academic and internship programs abroad. Through scholarships for international study, they have a goal to empower future leaders to become better prepared for the fast-changing global marketplace and interdependent world. Scholarships are available for a wide array of students.
- The Dante Alighieri Society Academic Scholarships
These awards have been established to enable undergraduate students to advance their study of the Italian language, culture, and history. Selection of winners is made on the basis of their interest in Italian culture, previous academic performance, the merit of their proposed study, and letters of recommendation.
- Il Circolo Italiano Scholarship Program
This program awards one scholarship per year to a Colorado undergraduate who plans to study abroad in Italy. Selection is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, financial need, and pursuit of the Italian language. For more details, see their website.
- SIT - DU Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is available for students taking part in a School for International Training program.
- Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at a US college or university, and who will be studying abroad in the UK for at least one term/semester in the 2013/14 academic year. Full details, including eligibility criteria, are included within the attached application form. Click here for more info on scholarship and here for referee instructions.
DU also offers internal sources of funding for study abroad:
- AMICI of the University of Denver Grants-in-Aid
Up to $10,000 in grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students accepted into a study abroad or music program in Italy. Preference is given to students who are majoring or minoring in Italian and enrolling in immersion language programs. One grant is available to a Lamont School of Music student.
- DU Graduate Internationalization Grants
The University of Denver offers these awards to support the development of international components in graduate research and teaching as well as connections with international scholars.
- George N. Boyd Study Abroad Scholarship
Professor George Boyd served as the Associate Vice-Provost for Internationalization at the University of Denver. Passionate about study abroad, he helped the University of Denver develop the Cherrington Global Scholars initiative. His contributions to the field of International Education were recognized globally and donations have been given in his name to fund this scholarship. This scholarship is intended to help fund DU students study abroad on DU partner programs. Click here for application.
Check with your major advisor to see if there are any departmental scholarships or grants that can be applied to study abroad.
Many general scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study in the U.S. can be applied to study abroad. You should check to see if you are eligible to apply for general scholarships that are not specific to, but can be applied to, study abroad. Of course, there are national, regional, local, and DU-specific versions of these scholarship competitions as well.
Sometimes the study abroad program provider itself has scholarships available (especially when these are U.S.-based institutions). You should check with your program provider/host university to learn if any scholarship opportunities are offered to their participants.
Some general websites with scholarship listings are found below: