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For many students, a study abroad experience is possible only with financial assistance. A variety of funding sources are available to help you cover program-related expenses. Eligibility depends on your program and your unique financial situation.
This list was assembled with LSA undergraduates in mind and likely is not comprehensive. Consider doing your own research beyond what you find on this page. Inform your CGIS advisor or another CGIS staff member if you know of a study abroad award not listed on this page.
LSA Study Abroad Scholarship
The LSA Scholarship Office is committed to providing support to students with demonstrated financial need. Need-based scholarships for students participating on CGIS programs range from $500 to $10,000 depending on program costs and your level of financial need.
- Must be students pursuing a degree program in the College of LSA
- Must be participating in UM programs abroad through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)
- Must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid
- Students may not be eligible for scholarships if their graduation date is prior to or during their travel abroad
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (possess a green card)
- Students must apply for scholarship at the same time they apply to their CGIS program.
- Students applying for multiple CGIS programs need to complete an application for each program.
- Students must disclose their expected financial contribution and any additional scholarships or financial support they have or receive.
- Once a student is accepted to their CGIS study abroad program, they must complete a Study Abroad Financial Aid Request form.
- Students must share their study abroad experience with scholarship donors through a thank you survey.
- Students must satisfy the CGIS scholarship service requirement by participating in a service activity.
- While abroad, recipients must complete a minimum of 67% of all credit hours each semester.
Scholarships from CGIS Partners
Awards on this list are relevant for one or more programs in the CGIS portfolio. They are not administered by CGIS.
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Language and Culture in Rome, Italy
- STEM Summer Research Programs
- University Study in Ireland—University College Dublin
- Eligibility based on financial need. Approximately 70% of applicants receive some form of award.
- Scholarships cannot be awarded to students if their program has already begun.
- Awards range from $500–2,500 for semester programs and $250–1000 for summer programs. Overall average award per student is $1,250.
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Available to a limited number of students admitted to the Tübingen and Freiburg programs.
- Funds are disbursed in Germany and cover living expenses. The scholarship is for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 11 months.
- €500–€1400 per month
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Intensive Arabic Language and Culture in Amman, Jordan
- Brazilian Studies and Portuguese Language in São Paulo, Brazil
- Chinese Studies in Beijing, China
- Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing, China
- Development, Public Health, and Environment in Vietnam
- Public Health in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Any student admitted to a CET program is eligible to apply.
- Award decisions are based on both need and merit.
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Liberal Arts in Santiago, Chile
- Public Health in Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Intensive Chinese Language and Culture in Taipei, Taiwan
- Development and Globalization in Khon Kaen, Thailand
- Language and Culture in Ferrara, Italy
- Central European Studies in Warsaw, Poland
- Intensive Russian Language and Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia
- Gilman Go Global Grant: Applicants for the Gilman International Scholarship can apply; provides program cost and airfare support.
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grant: helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students with high financial need. Available for short-term, semester, and year-long programs.
- Gilman Go Global Grant: $2,500 toward program costs and $1,500 toward airfare
- GAIN grant: $750–2,000 toward airfare; amount depends on program location
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Available to students admitted to the CGIS College Year in Athens program.
- Given as an adjustment in program fees rather than as funds received by student, which may cause a reduction in student's demonstrated need.
- Scholarships range from $500 to approximately half the amount of tuition
- Full-time undergraduate students at university or college that is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network. (UM is a member institution.)
- Economically-disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, multiracial/ethnic, or Indigenous/Native-American students, students with disabilities, and first-generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA or the equivalent at an accredited university or college.
- Must be willing to share experiences abroad via blogs and article submissions and participate in online discussion boards.
• Summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time students attending a member institution in Australia, Canada, UK, or US.
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Available to students admitted to the CGIS Intercollegiate Center for Classic Studies program and with demonstrated financial need.
- Students must submit the Financial Need Assessment Form, completed and signed by a financial aid officer from the home institution, verifying eligibility and amount of need, by the application deadline.
- Students must file a current FAFSA application at their home institution.
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Language and Culture in Rabat, Morocco
- Public Health in Cape Town, South Africa
- Advanced Spanish Language in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Language and Culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Contemporary China and Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing, China
- Metropolitan Studies in Berlin
- Advanced Language and Culture in Madrid, Spain
- Available to students admitted to the CGIS programs listed above.
- Includes need-based, diversity, Boren and Gilman support grants, donor-funded, and disability grants.
Relevant CGIS Programs
- UM, degree-seeking students participating in either academic year or semester programs at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) in Hikone, Japan are automatically awarded scholarships.
- Applicants with a 3.0 GPA, a strong interest in Japanese language, and who wish to utilize their language skills in their future career will be invited to apply for the Japan Business Society of Detroit scholarship competition through their JCMU online application. Required materials include a short application form and an essay addressing the student’s need for financial support and academic and career goals.
- $1900 for semester programs, $3800 for academic year programs
Relevant CGIS Programs
- University Study in Japan—Hitotsubashi University
- University Study in Japan—Kyushu University
- University Study in Japan—Waseda University
- Limited and usually need-based scholarships are awarded to 1–2 UM students enrolled in exchange programs with Hitotsubashi, Kyushu, and Waseda Universities.
- Selected students are nominated by the partnering university. Students typically apply as part of their exchange application or will be given further instruction by the host institution.
- Students must hold nationality of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan (applicants from Taiwan and Palestine are acceptable). Student cannot hold Japanese nationality.
- Students must start the study-in-Japan program at their host Japanese school within the period designated by the Japanese school.
- Monthly stipend of ¥80,000
Relevant CGIS Programs
- Available for study on the General Course and open to all nationalities.
- Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
- Four scholarships valued between £15,000 each for students accepted to the 1-year General Course study program.
- Must be participating on SFS program.
- Must have FAFSA on file with home university. Aid is need-based.
- SFS works closely with your institution to help fund your program. Even if you don’t receive aid on your home campus, you may be eligible for SFS financial aid. SFS compares total cost you pay to attend your college with total cost of studying abroad with SFS. If there is a gap between these costs, SFS tries to meet your need.
Scholarships from LSA Departments
- Carrie Arbour Scholarship: Assists "worthy and needy students" in Classical Studies who could not otherwise afford study abroad. Students in all departmental concentrations are eligible.
- APA-AIA Minority Student Scholarship: Minority students pursuing summer study to prepare for graduate work in Classics or Classical archaeology.
- Classical Studies Undergraduate Travel Awards: Declared Classical Studies students for travel abroad related to their course of study. Inquire with undergraduate program coordinator.
- The U-M Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures will reduce the program fee for applicants to Academic Year in Freiburg by $1,000 this year (2018-19). Additional funding opportunities are available from the department as well. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Arati Sharangpani Memorial Award: German majors participating in UM's Tübingen University program during winter term. Must complete Baden-Württemberg scholarship application through CGIS by mid-November. Those who receive Baden-Württemberg scholarship are excluded from receiving Sharangpani Memorial award.
- Valentine C. Hubbs Memorial Scholarship: Students participating in UM's Academic Year in Freiburg program.
- Mechthild Medzihradsky Scholarship: Undergraduates doing summer internships in German-speaking countries.
- Sturm Fellowship Award: Undergraduate and graduate students traveling to a German-speaking country for an overseas experience. Students doing an internship in a German-speaking country receive a $100–1,000 fellowship. More will be awarded to students who have unpaid internships and to students who are German majors and minors. German majors or minors who wish to study the German language at a Goethe-Institute receive a $200–900 fellowship.
- Marilyn Sibley Fries Memorial Scholarship: Undergraduate or graduate students studying or researching in Berlin.
- George Valenta Scholarship: Juniors or seniors living in Max Kade German Residence and who place a strong academic emphasis on German Studies. Awards $1,500 for the academic year.
- OS Juniors
- The OS Study Abroad Scholarship is a competitive award designed to support OS students who have chosen to enhance their skills as global citizens through formal study abroad. Priority is given to programs through which the student will be fully immersed in the host culture and the course content has relevance for the student’s OS goals.
- Provides limited financial assistance for tuition, airfare, or additional living expenses for studying abroad.
- Offered during winter and summer terms
- PitE Practical Experience Scholarship: Declared PitE majors or minors (including sustainability minors and food minors) in good academic standing are eligible. Students who have completed a practical experience or who have previously received scholarship support for a practical experience are ineligible. The only exception is for the Abrams Internship Scholarship—students may be considered for internship funding if they have already completed a practical experience.
- Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are offered. Both are intended to subsidize costs of field courses, study abroad, and internships. Funds can be used toward transportation costs, program or course fees, room and board associated with the program, and other costs.
- Apply the semester before leaving for practical experience. Students must complete an online application. Scholarships are competitive—not everyone who applies will receive funding.
- Donald and June Brown Endowment Fund: Allocated over $65,000 in scholarships since January 2008. Awards are specifically for study abroad, travel with RC classes, and internships.
- Canzano Study Abroad Scholarship: Students studying Italian, Portuguese, and/or Spanish with RLL. Awarded based on academic achievement, strength of application, and financial need. May be used only for summer study abroad programs. Students must be declared as RLL major or minor. Preference given to students studying in Spain, Argentina, Portugal, or Italy.
- Chiara Maria Levin Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to declared RLL majors and minors planning to study abroad in spring or summer who are accepted to a UM study abroad program.
- Ernst Pulgram Italian Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to students studying Italian. May be used for fall, winter, spring, summer, or academic year study abroad programs. Applicants do not have to be declared Italian major or minor.
- Vincenti Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to declared majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Spanish. Specifically for fall semester, winter semester, or academic year UM programs (i.e., excludes spring and summer programs).
- Vincenti Summer Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to declared majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Spanish. Specifically for spring or summer UM programs. Awarded before a student begins study abroad program. Students already studying abroad will not be considered.
- Must be a graduate or advanced undergraduate student in Chinese studies.
- Must have been enrolled at U-M for at least one term prior to acceptance of the award.
- Recipient can choose from a variety of institutions in China and may hold a fellowship for an academic year or for a shorter period.
- Previous knowledge of Chinese not necessary.
- Provides tuition and registration fees, accommodations, basic learning materials, medical insurance, and a small monthly stipend of approximately $160 to study in China. The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) will provide an additional $2,000 toward travel.
- CJS Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarshp: Undergraduates in any UM school or college. Three types of eligible program: traditional study abroad programs, GCC or GIEU courses through CGIS, summer intensive Japanese language programs. Applicants must be undergraduate student at UM during period of study abroad. Graduating seniors may not apply for a scholarship to participate in a program following graduation.
- Approximately 5–7 scholarships on a merit basis each year for students in academic study abroad programs in Japan
- Depends on the length of program. Typically up to $1,000 for programs up to 4 weeks, up to $1,500 for longer summer programs, up to $2,000 for one semester, up to $3,000 for academic year.
- Undergraduate or graduate students.
- Research focused on Korean studies.
- SeAH Haiam Arts and Sciences Scholarship: 2–3 awards of varying amounts to support undergraduate and graduate student research travel, research work, fieldwork, or attendance at an academic conference related to Korean Studies.
- Maximum funding: $2,500
- FLAS Fellowships provide tuition and stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. Priority is to encourage study of less-commonly-taught modern languages.
- Administered by UM Area Studies centers and awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions.
- Eligible languages: Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Serbian, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish. Languages listed here are preapproved. Restrictions may apply. Other languages might also be eligible.
- Contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding.
- Enrolled UM students must apply through International Institute.
- Applicant must be a US citizen.
- Must have completed undergraduate degree by beginning of award.
- Must demonstrate language skills necessary to complete proposed project.
- PICS Study Abroad Fellowship: Majors and minors in International Studies registered for approved UM study abroad program. Funds may be used for travel, living expenses, or to offset cost of tuition.
- $2,000 for academic year, $1,000 for semester, $500 for spring/summer.
- WCEE New Europe Grants: Full-time undergraduate students. Available for study abroad programs as long as content is relevant.
- Applicable to research in the New Europe—countries that became EU members in 2004 or later or are current candidate countries.
- From $1,000–5,000
- Weingast Family Fund for Study in Israel: No restrictions on course selection while in Israel. Preference given to LSA undergraduates with need. Funding is available for students at the University of Michigan who wish to study abroad in Israel. Funding can be used to support UM and non-UM study abroad programs, including programs in liberal arts, sciences, economics, business, politics, etc. Award decisions will be made two times per year, although there is no guarantee that awards will be made during each period.
- Stanley Frankel Summer Fellowship: BA, MA, and PhD students pursuing summer work in Jewish studies in Europe, Israel, or Latin America. May be used for research, advanced language training, archaeological excavations, scholarly workshops, or social welfare and communal reconstruction projects in countries recovering from authoritarian rule.
- Weingast: $1,000
- Frankel: $5,000
Scholarships from Other UM Units
- Undergraduate students in UM study abroad programs or programs encompassing other global experiences.
- Applicants might be assessed on demonstrated financial need.
- Intended to support international study, internships, and service work.
- Rising juniors or seniors who have completed 2 years of study at UM by the time of travel and will be enrolled full time for at least 1 more semester at UM following return to the US.
- Allow selected students to take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world. Projects should be at least 4 weeks in duration and take place outside the US between May and August.
- 4-6 undergraduate awards of $2,000 each
- Undergraduate or graduate students. SAMI Committee encourages student proposals for projects and activities designed to educate campus community on academic multicultural issues. Funds provided for study abroad experiences only if a significant academic multicultural opportunity has been clearly identified.
- Maximum award of $500 for independent faculty supervised research on a multicultural issue
- Maximum award of $500 for presentation of scholarly research on multicultural topics at a national or international conference,
- Maximum award of $200 for participation in a major national or international academic conference that will make significant contribution to multicultural understanding.
- For programs not offered through Global Initiatives office. Must qualify for need-based aid and must be pursuing BBA or Minor in Business at Ross School of Business (Ann Arbor campus only). Undergraduates with preferred admission to BBA program are eligible.
- Eligible students should submit application on M-Compass at the same time they apply for, or after they have been accepted to, an international program. Award decision and amount determined by application essays, recommendations, academic performance, and financial need.
- Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at School of Nursing
- Students may apply for funding to participate in global internships with hospitals and clinics (private or public), government agencies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations. Must remain enrolled through entirety of proposed global activity.
- Proposal must meet all University Travel Policy and Institutional Review Board requirements.
- Preference given to low- or middle-income destinations in western hemisphere and to activities connected with UMSN curricular initiatives, but students encouraged to apply for service-learning programs.
- School of Art and Design undergraduate majors.
- Complete M-Compass program application before beginning scholarship application. Priority given to students with demonstrated financial need, limited international travel experience, and are enrolled in Stamps-sponsored program.
- $175–5,000, with most amounts $500, $1,000 or $2,000. Passport scholarships of $175 are available for students with financial need.
- Must meet all of the following: attend an institution with active Phi Kappa Phi chapter; have a 3.75 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale; you have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before session deadline.
- Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.
- Seventy-five $1,000 grants awarded annually
- U-M Ann Arbor student enrolled in a degree program
- Rising sophomore or above of good academic standing
- Returning to campus for at least one semester prior to graduation
- Acceptance to a program of at least three weeks
- Preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need and students traveling abroad for the first time
- At least $750 to cover program expenses, contingent on availability of funds
National Scholarships and Fellowships
- Applicants must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student, have completed one full year of studies, and be currently in their second year of study
- Preference given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion, or other field related to disability and health. Preference given to students with a history of community service and/or volunteer activity.
- Must be US citizen or legal resident in US and enrolled in accredited US university.
- AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability: awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing studies related to health and disability including but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, and any majors that would impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.
- Limited to under $1,000
- Must be a US citizen, undergraduate student, and federal Pell Grant recipient.
- Recipients required to fulfill service requirement to help promote study abroad on their home campus during semester following their program.
- Encourages students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Supports students who have been underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
- Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 awarded each year. Recipients automatically considered for Critical Need Language Award of $8,000, which funds students studying a critical-need language while abroad.
- Must be US citizen
- Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding for US undergraduate and graduate students to study less-commonly-taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
- Recipients must complete a service requirement to work for the federal government in the national security arena for at least one year after graduation.
- Maximum award is $8,000 for summer program (STEM students only), $10,000 for semester program, and $20,000 for academic year. Preference given to applicants proposing full-year academic study.
- Must be US citizen and undergraduate student. Japanese language study not required. Must be enrolled in US university before and during time abroad.
- Study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to home institution in US.
- Summer programs not eligible.
- In addition, awards supported by Morgan Stanley company offered to eligible students with interest in economics and international finance who are accepted for a year of study in Japan.
- 100 scholarships of $2,500 for semester programs and $4,000 for academic year awarded annually
- Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship winners receive $7,500 to help finance studies.
- Open to undergraduate students affiliated with a BUTEX institution (University of Sussex; University College London; King’s College London; University of London—Queen Mary; London School of Economics and Political Science).
- Must have received study abroad or exchange invitation
- Program must be during UK academic year and must be minimum of one semester.
- Full-time undergraduates and graduating high school seniors accepted into an accredited institution of higher education.
- Applicants submit 500–1000 word essay explaining why international health insurance is important for people when studying or working away from home country. Essays should demonstrate research, personal experience and opinion, and critical and creative thinking.
- $1000 to help with tuition.
- Open to college students following their first-year, sophomore, or junior year with demonstrated interest in betterment of environment.
- Award encourages studies and careers in environmental field, with opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond regular course of study.
- Annually funds one Clara Carter Higgins scholar and one or more GCA Summer Environmental Studies scholars at $3000 per recipient in financial assistance for summer coursework in environmental studies.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of studyand at all levels of study, including graduating students. The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.
- CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students.
- Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career fields, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens.
The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:
- 2 months intensive German language training
- Semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
- 5-month internship with a German company in the participants’ career field
- Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms
- Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
- Local in-country support throughout the program
- Need-based grants to students able to do academic work at the college level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and actively working for peace and justice.
- Graduate and undergraduate students, must be living in US and planning to enroll in an accredited school.
- Must receive college credit for program covered by grant. Supports students currently working for social and economic justice. Considers applicant’s contribution to social justice, ability to perform academically, and relevance of educational program as well as financial need.
- Maximum $10,000.
- Must be US citizen or hold US resident status, currently enrolled in sophomore year or above at US institution, and 18 years or above at time of application.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA to date (4.0 scale). Full semester programs only.
- $2,000 to help fund flight to New Zealand
- Must have active membership in national Eta Sigma Phi Society.
- Open to members who received Bachelor’s degree within last 8 years have not received a doctoral degree.
- Preference given to undergraduates who have not yet had experience in archaeological fieldwork, but experienced fieldworkers can apply
- $3,425 for Classical Summer School of American Academy in Rome
- Up to $2,900 for Summer Session of American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
- Up to $2,800 for Vergilian Society at Cumae, Italy.
- $2,000 for the Travel Scholarship.
- Supports high school students and college undergraduates to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge.
- Students expected to outline research or fieldwork study as part of the application process
• $500–5,000. Keep your budget realistic. Average award is $1,500. Only a few grants are awarded at $5,000 level.
- Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in accredited post-secondary school in US and Finland.
- US or Finnish citizenship is required.
- Applicants of Finnish-American heritage given primary consideration and students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration.
- $1,000–3,000 per student.
- Must be US citizen and currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance
- Undergraduates with minimum 2.8 GPA encouraged to apply
- Eligible countries include Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Must have at least one term of enrollment remaining at home institution in US
- Must submit online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to US
- Must be US citizen or permanent resident, current undergraduate, and planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks. Preference given to underrepresented groups.
- Approximately 40 scholarships available each year up to $10,000.
- US citizen or permanent resident
- Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program through UM or other IIE partner
- Participating in a program for academic credit (academic coursework, service learning, research, internship, etc).
- Demonstrated financial need
- $2,000 per student
- US citizens or permanent residents
- Must be US citizen or permanent resident, current undergraduate, and planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks.
- 40 scholarships each year of up to $10,000 ($5,000 for one semester)
- Must be US citizens eligible for foreign travel.
- Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at time of application
- Must be enrolled in accredited US university
- Helps fund a proposal designed by applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO—using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
- Intended for American university students with interest in international collaboration but who currently have not been afforded opportunities to travel abroad.
- Length of time for travel should be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations.
- Recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the US National Commission for UNESCO.
- Must be US citizen or permanent resident
- Must be enrolled full-time as undergraduate in US
- Must provide proof of acceptance at a university in Japan as full-time foreign exchange student for one semester or one academic year.
- Initial payment of $3,000 (one semester) or $4,000 (one academic year) made before academic study in Japan commences, second payment of $1,000 made after study in Japan over and required report submitted to JASWDC. May be used for any combination of tuition and other academic fees, room and board, travel and transportation (including internal Japan travel), and other approved expenses.
- Must be active National JACL member (student membership costs $25). JACL Membership is open to people of any ethnic background.
- Over 30 awards offered to students entering first year and undergraduates, and students with financial need. All scholarships are one-time awards.
- Monbukagakusho (Japansee Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, or MEXT) offers scholarships to non-Japanese nationals hoping to study at a Japanese university or technical college in Japan.
- Must be US citizen, completed 12 years of school, aged 16–21 at time of departure
- Full tuition, airfare, and ¥117,000 monthly stipend
- Applications must be supported by a member of the SCS. Committee on Minority Scholarships of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students and seeks to further student preparation for graduate work in classics or classical archaeology.
- Eligible proposals might include but are not limited to participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, and Egypt or language training at institutions in the US, Canada, or Europe.
- Maximum $4,500
- Project must include an active Rotarian.
- Rotary District grants sponsor secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate students studying any subject, either locally or abroad, that support Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, support of education, and alleviation of poverty.
- Covers any length of time from 6-week language training program to a year or more of university study. Scholarships range from 1–4 years and therefore can include an entire degree program.
- Must be US citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in US on student visa
- Must be full-time undergraduate student and have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by their university.
- May be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Winner will be featured on Tortuga Backpacks blog, social media accounts, and alumni page.
- $1,000 scholarship and one Tortuga Travel Backpack.