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Study Abroad Scholarship Information

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.

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Scholarship Resources

National Scholarships
  • 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. Contact your OIE advisor for more info.
  • 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. Please note that a meeting with the OIE Director is required before the DU Study Abroad Deadlines.
  • 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 to students based on entries that display creativity, analytical thinking, and passion for studying abroad.
  • Freeman-ASIA
    Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
  • 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.
  • Asia Institute scholarships
    The Asia Institute offers scholarships for International Business and Engineering students who are attending a university in the United States to participate in global learning experiences in Asia.
  • 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. Information and forms can be found here.
  • 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.
  • New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards
    Multiple scholarships funded by Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions to support Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. 
DU Departmental & Region/Program-specific Scholarships

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.

  • API Scholarship
    Scholarships available to students participating on API programs.
  • Arcadia Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students participating on Arcadia programs.
  • Clara Rosen Music Award for Italy
    The Clara Rosen Music Award Endowed Fund provides financial support to undergraduate or graduate students in AHSS, who are studying music at the Lamont School of Music and will embark on a study abroad or music program in Italy. Although preference is given to voice students, instrumental students are also encouraged to apply. Students must be currently enrolled in good standing at DU, have an academic focus on music performance, have demonstrated financial need and must apply for the award to support their participation. Recipients shall be selected by a faculty committee of The Lamont School of Music and must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better to be eligible to receive the award. Students can apply online through the Lamont Student Professional Development Program, found under the Lamont Tab in PioneerWeb.
  • CIEE Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students studying on the CIEE programs.
  • DU Italian Majors: The Taglialavore and Anna Maglione-Sie Scholarships are funding opportunities for Italian Majors studying abroad. More information and deadlines can be found here.
  • DIS Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students studying on the DIS program.
  • g-MEO Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students participating on g-MEO Programs.
  • IAU Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students studying on IAU programs.
  • IES Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students studying on IES programs.
  • IFSA Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students participating on IFSA-Butler Programs.
  • Inclusive Ireland Scholarship
    Scholarships available to BIPOC students studying at Maynooth University, University of College Cork, or a participating Irish institution.
  • ISA Scholarships
    Scholarships available to students participating on ISA programs.
  • SACI Scholarships
    Scholarships available for students studying at SACI.
  • SIT - DU Study Abroad Scholarship
    This scholarship is available for students taking part in a School for International Training program.
  • SRAS Scholarships
    These scholarship is available for students taking part in a SRAS programs.
  • The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver, an international Italian cultural society, offers scholarship funds for students who continue serious study of Italian culture, traditions, and language. Scholarship applications and information can be found here.
  • The Mind the Gap Scholarship is administered through the OIE based on the funding of generous donors. Awards of $1,000 or more are provided to select students participating on DU Partner Programs that demonstrate financial need and a gap in funding to cover costs unique to study abroad. Study Abroad applicants will receive information from the OIE to apply via email spring quarter.
  • USAC Scholarships
    This scholarship is available for students taking part in a USAC program.