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Scholarships and other types of financial aid are available to UM students participating in UM-sponsored study abroad programs. Some funding opportunities are open to all UM students, while others specify criteria that limit eligibility.

Keep in mind that deadlines and eligibility criteria for the scholarships below may change each year. Read all application requirements and instructions before applying. You are also encouraged to browse online for other scholarship and financial aid information. A list of useful search sites is included at the bottom of this page.

The International Center has also provided additional resources on scholarships and financial aid that you can find here.

We encourage you to consult with your CGIS advisor about any questions or concerns you may have when applying to certain scholarships.

The Boren Scholarship Program
The Boren Scholarship program, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provides unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate 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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

 

The Gilman Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad

and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to US undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to US citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

There are many more scholarships available! Check out more options below!

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.

Arcadia University Scholarship

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • Awards for semester programs range from $500–2,500, with an average award of $1,400.
  • Awards for summer programs range from $250–1,000, with an average award of $700.

Baden-Württemberg Scholarship

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • €600–€1400 per month

CET Scholarships

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • Any student admitted to a CET program is eligible to apply.
  • Award decisions are based on both need and merit.

CIEE Scholarships and Grants

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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.
 
  • Pell Grant recipients are guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant, up to $2,000.
  • Students can receive both a Go Global Grant and a GAIN Grant, up to $4,000.  

Amount

  • Gilman Go Global Grant: $2,500 for semester programs or $1,000 for summer programs
  • GAIN Grant: $750–2,000 toward airfare; amount depends on program location

College Year in Athens (CYA) Scholarships

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • Need-based
  • 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.

Amount

  • Scholarships range from $500 to approximately half the amount of tuition

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • Summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time students attending a member institution in Australia, Canada, UK, or US.

ICCS Scholarship

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • $500–10,000

IES Abroad Scholarships

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • Available to students admitted to the CGIS programs listed above.
  • Includes need-based, diversity, Boren and Gilman support grants, donor-funded, and disability grants.

Amount

  • $500–5,000

Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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 their academic and career goals.

Amount

  • $2,500 for semester programs, $4,000 for academic year programs

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarships

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • Monthly stipend of ¥80,000

London School of Economics (LSE) General Course Scholarships

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • Available for study on the General Course and open to all nationalities.
  • Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Amount

  • Four scholarships valued up to the General Course tuition fee (currently £20,520) each for students accepted to the 1-year General Course study program.

University of Minnesota - Learning Abroad Center

Relevant CGIS Programs

Amount

  • $2000 for semester programs

Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at your home institution
  • Must have already applied to a University of Minnesota study abroad program
  • Must have already been issued a University of Minnesota ID number

School for Field Studies Financial Aid and Scholarships

Relevant CGIS Programs

Eligibility

  • 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

Anthropology

  • Museum of Anthrolopogical Archaeology Undergraduate Awards: Provide funding up to $2,000 for undergraduate students seeking to participate in a field or research opportunity related to anthropological archaeology. Priority given to Anthropology majors/minors who have not previously received Museum of Anthropological Archaeology awards or scholarships.
  • Riggs Hoenecke Undergraduate Experience Prizes: Provides funding for anthropology majors and minors, and any students with an interest in anthropology, to learn outside the classroom through internships, study abroad programs with an experiential component, field schools, and undergraduate research. The prizes are awarded on a competitive basis. First-Year Prize $1,000; Sophomore Prize $2,000; Junior Prize $3,000.

Biology

  • Elliott-Wedgewood International Studies Scholarship: Supports research and related overseas travel for Biology students conducting research abroad in a structured (UM or other) program. Preference given to students with financial need. Scholarship amounts vary based on need and availability. 

Classical Studies

  • 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.
  • Classical Studies Undergraduate Travel Awards: Assists declared Classical Studies students for travel abroad related to their course of study. Inquire with undergraduate program coordinator.

Cognitive Science

  • Weinberg Cognitive Science Study Abroad Award: Provides up to $1,000 to CogSci majors participating in a credit-bearing international experience. Must be taking at least one CogSci course abroad and must demonstrate financial need.

Comprehensive Studies Program

  • CSP Opportunity Grant: Provides up to $600 of support for travel expenses for students pursuing off-campus study.

Germanic Languages and Literatures

  • Arati Sharangpani Memorial Award: German majors participating in UM's Tübingen University program during winter term will receive up to $1,000 in funding towards the cost of their flight overseas. Additional scholarships up to $2,500 may be available, based on financial need and/or merit. Those who receive Baden-Württemberg scholarships are excluded from receiving Sharangpani Memorial awards.
  • Valentine C. Hubbs Memorial Scholarship: Students participating in UM's Academic Year in Freiburg program will receive $1,000 in funding. Additional scholarships up to $3,000 may be available, based on financial need and/or merit. Those who receive Baden-Württemberg scholarships are excluded from receiving Hubbs Memorial awards.
  • Sturm Family Immersive Study Abroad Scholarship: Funds the program fee, lodging expenses, and a flat stipend to cover living expenses for one student per year participating in the Academic Year in Freiburg program.
  • Mechthild Medzihradsky Scholarship: Provides awards of $100-1,000 to undergraduates doing summer internships in German-speaking countries. More will be awarded to students who have unpaid internships and to students who are German majors and minors. 
  • Sturm Scholarship Award: For undergraduate and graduate students traveling to a German-speaking country for an overseas experience. Students who enroll in a German language course at a Goethe Institut will receive a $250-$1,500 scholarship. Scholarship amounts are determined based on the student's status as a German major or minor and the length of time the student will be studying at a Goethe Institut.

Honors Program

  • Benedek London Scholarship: Supports LSA Honors students who plan to study abroad at the London School of Economics or another London-area university.
  • Catalyst Grants | First- and Second-Year Students: Provide support for research, civic, and/or leadership development experiences that involve serious engagement with diversity, equity, inclusion, or social justice issues. Awards range from $500-$1,000. Honors grant funding cannot be used to pay UM tuition, including CGIS program fees, but travel funding in support of CGIS trips is eligible. 
  • Honors Grants for Research, Travel, and Special Projects: Support thesis-related research, research-related travel, and international travel. Honors grant funding cannot be used to pay UM tuition, including CGIS program fees, but travel funding in support of CGIS trips is eligible.  
  • Samo Alajbegović Fellowship - Funding for summer internships in countries bordering the Adriatic Sea supports University of Michigan undergraduates in the LSA Honors Program pursuing research and internship opportunities in one of the following fields: marine biology, biology, ecology, anthropology, archaeology, and the humanities. The summer fellowship honors the legacy of Samo, a native of Slovenia, who spent his life studying his beloved Adriatic Sea, which includes Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Middle East Studies

  • Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Travel and Study Fund: Provides one monetary award annually to an undergraduate student who will pursue research or study abroad in Islamic studies. Open to all undergraduate students in the Department of Middle East Studies in good academic standing. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Modern Greek

  • Foundation for Modern Greek Studies Fellowships for Study in Greece: For modern Greek language study in approved programs in Greece. Fellowships provide funding for transportation, tuition, and other expenses to UM students of exceptional promise. Fellowships are for summer study. Undergraduates as well as graduate students are eligible.
  • Kalliopi Kontou-Filis and Kenneth P. Matthews Fund: Supports student study opportunities in Greece and Cyprus.

Organizational Studies

  • OS Study Abroad Scholarship: 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  to OS juniors during winter and summer terms.

Political Science

  • Academic Experience Funding: Provides up to $500 to facilitate academic experiences for Political Science majors/minors beyond the traditional UM classroom, including conference attendance, internships, research projects, or study abroad.
  • Matthew K. Smith Study Abroad Award: Open to all Political Science majors and minors. Up to 6 scholarships of $500 each are awarded every other year. 

Program in the Environment

  • PitE Practical Experience Scholarship: Offers both merit-based and need-based scholarships 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.
  • Declared PitE majors or minors (including sustainability minors and food minors) in good academic standing are eligible, unless they have completed a practical experience or have previously received scholarship support for a practical experience. The only exception is for the Abrams Internship Scholarship—students may be considered for internship funding if they have already completed a practical experience.
  • Apply the semester before leaving for practical experience. Students must complete an online application. Scholarships are competitive—not everyone who applies will receive funding.

Residential College

  • Amy Rose Silverman International Education/Engaged Learning Fund: Supports international travel for an RC student who proposes the most compelling project abroad, clearly related to the student's academic program and taking the student into the world in some meaningful way. The award of $3000 is not given annually, but as student proposals merit consideration.
  • Donald and June Brown Endowment Fund: Provides $500-2,000 each year to several students with demonstrated financial need. Awards are specifically for study abroad, travel with RC classes, and internships.
  • Honeli Fund: The recipient of the Fund is expected to live, spend time, and engage with communities and groups who are socially, economically, and/or politically excluded and marginalized. The recipient is expected to collect material - visual, audio, or any other medium that suits the project - that can then be used to give their lives and concerns a voice in the US and particularly at UM. In the year following the experience, the recipient is expected to exhibit, screen, and/or install (as is appropriate to the medium) the final production at the RC, and if possible, at other venues on campus and beyond.

Romance Languages and Literatures

  • Beverly Sherman Nash Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to students studying French with RLL and may be used for a spring or summer term study abroad program in France. The scholarship, up to $1,500, is awarded based on academic achievement and strength of application. 
  • Canzano Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to declared RLL majors or minors studying Italian, Portuguese, and/or Spanish. Awards up to $1,000 based on academic achievement, strength of application, and financial need. May be used only for summer study abroad programs. 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. The scholarship, up to $500, is awarded based on academic achievement and strength of application. Preference given to students that have studied more than one language at UM.
  • Ernst Pulgram Italian Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to students studying Italian and 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. The scholarship, up to $1,000, is awatded based on academic achievement and strength of application.
  • Lucille Bryant Wilson Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to declared majors and minors in Portuguese, French, Italian, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Spanish who are studying abroad in spring or summer. The scholarship, up to $1,500, may only be used for a UM study abroad program.
  • Suzanne Karpus Study Abroad Scholarship: Open to declared Spanish majors or minors and may be used for a spring or summer term study abroad program. The scholarship, up to $1,500, is awarded based on academic achievement, strength of application, and financial need.
  • 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. The scholarship, up to $2,000, is awarded based on academic achievement, strenght of application, and financial need.

International Institute

African Studies Center

  • Research of Internship Support in Africa: Provides a limited number of grants up to $3,000 for summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions and businesses in Africa. Graduating seniors may not apply for a scholarship to participate in a program following graduation.

Center for Chinese Studies

  • LRCCS Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship: Provides a limited number of awards to students who will participate in a study abroad program to China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan. Program must be a traditional study abroad program, GCC or GIEU course through CGIS, or a summer intensive Chinese language program. Independent research, internships, service learning projects, and volunteer activities are not eligible. Applicants must be undergraduate students at UM during period of study abroad. Graduating seniors may not apply for a scholarship to participate in a program following graduation.
  • Walter Power Internship Scholarship: Provides funding up to $5,000 for students participating in internships at a reputable government, for-profit, or non-profit organization in China. Applicants must be undergraduate student at UM during period of study abroad. Graduating seniors may not apply for a scholarship to participate in an internship following graduation.

Center for European Studies

  • Summer Research and Internship Grants: Support undergraduate and graduate students in research or internships, intended to promote the study of Europe and European integration. Awards range from $500-$2,000. Graduating students are not eligible.

Center for Japanese Studies

  • CJS Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship: Provides a limited number of awards to students who will participate in a study abroad program to Japan. Program must be a traditional study abroad program, GCC or GIEU course through CGIS, or a summer intensive Japanese language program. Independent research, internships, service learning projects, and volunteer activities are not eligible. Applicants must be undergraduate students at UM during period of study abroad. Graduating seniors may not apply for a scholarship to participate in a program following graduation. 
  • CJS Undergraduate Internship Scholarship: Provides funding up to $5,000 for students participating in internships at a reputable government, for-profit, or non-profit organization in Japan. Applicants must be undergraduate student at UM during period of study abroad. Graduating seniors may not apply for a scholarship to participate in an internship following graduation.

Copernicus Center for Polish Studies

  • Copernicus Summer Grants and Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships: Support undergraduate and graduate students in research projects or internships in Poland. Awards range from $500-$5,000. Graduating students are not eligible.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

  • 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.
  • Amount is contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding.

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

  • Al and Florence Schwartzberg Scholarship Fund: Supports undergraduate students with funding up to $5,000 for tuition assistance, research projects, internships, study abroad, and similar activities related to Judaic Studies. Primary preference given to students with demonstrated financial need (those receiving loans or grant funds from the Office of Financial Aid). Secondary preference to students with demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Stanley Frankel Summer Travel Fellowship: Open to students who have declared a degree in Judaic Studies or who have taken at least three Judaic Studies classes. Provides up to $5,000 in support of students traveling to Israel, Europe, or Latin America to pursue theses research in archives or libraries, advanced language training, archaeological excavations, scholarly workshops, or social welfare and cultural reconstruction projects in communities recovering from political oppression and economic crises.
  • Weingast Family Fund: Funding up to $5,000 per request is available to all UM undergraduate students who are receiving any grant or loan funds through the Office of Financial Aid and are pursuing travel or study abroad in Israel. Preference given to students from LSA who will be studying for semester or year-long programs.
  • Declared majors and minors are also eligible to apply for support of educational opportunities related to Judaic Studies up to $2,000 per request.

Fulbright Program

Eligibility

  • 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.

Nam Center for Korean Studies

  • SeAH Haiam Arts and Sciences Scholarship: Supports undergraduate and graduate students by funding research travel, data collection, or fieldwork related to Korean Studies. Maximum funding amount is $2,500.
  • Summer in Korea Scholarship: Provides two annual awards to support travel to Korea to attend Yonsei International Summer School. Scholarship recipients must take at least one language course in adition to subject courses. The scholarship covers the application fee, full tuition, dormitory charges, and program fees for YISS and reimburses airfare up to $1,700. 

Program in International and Comparative Studies

  • PICS Study Abroad Fellowship: Provides financial assistance to International Studies majors and minors registered for an approved UM study abroad program, either during the academic year or during the spring and/or summer terms. Funding: $2,000 for full academic year programs; $1,000 for semester programs; $500 for spring or summer term programs.

Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

  • Summer Fellowships: Awards ranging from $500-$2,500 for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing summer research projects or internships in Europe/Eurasia that engage the theme of "emerging democracies past or present."

Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia

  • Albania Community Summer Fellowship: Supports summer study, research, or internships in Albania and in neighboring countries preparing to join the European Union. Awards up to $1,000. 
  • New Europe Grants: Funding ranging from $1,000-$5,000 to support UM undergraduate students in summer study, research, or internships in the New Europe — countries that became European Union members in 2004 or later, or are current candidate countries.

Scholarships from Other UM Units

Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Global Experience Scholarship

Eligibility

  • UM Ann Arbor undergraduate students in study abroad programs or programs encompassing other global experiences.
  • Applicants may be assessed on demonstrated financial need.
  • The scholarship is intended to support international study, internships, and service work.

Mark and Myra Sorensen International Travel Scholarship

Eligibility

  • UM Ann Arbor students enrolled in a degree program, undergraduate or graduate.
  • Rising sophomore or above of good academic standing and returning to campus for at least one semester prior to graduation.
  • Duration of international experience must be at least three weeks.
  • Preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need and students traveling abroad for the first time.

Amount

  • At least $750, contingent on availability of funds.

Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award

Eligibility

  • Undergraduates: 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. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Graduate Students: Must be full-time and in good academic standing, enrolled for at least one semester following return to the US. Must be pursuing a project related to the field of public health and not directly part of the student's current body of research.
  • Awards support selected students taking 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. 

Amount

  • Undergraduate: $2,000; Graduate: $2,500 

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must attend an institution with active Phi Kappa Phi chapter (you do not need to be a member).
  • Must have a 3.75 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale.
  • Must 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.

Amount

  • Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded annually.

Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • Maximum award of $1,000 for independent faculty supervised research on a multicultural issue
  • Maximum award of $1,000 for presentation of scholarly research on multicultural topics at a national or international conference, 
  • Maximum award of $400 for participation in a major national or international academic conference that will make significant contribution to multicultural understanding.

Stamps School of Art and Design International Travel Award and Passport Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Stamps undergraduate majors who are participating in a program or independent experience to fulfill their international experience milestone.
  • Must complete M-Compass program application before beginning scholarship application. Funding is not available for non-UM sponsored programs.
  • Priority given to students with demonstrated financial need, limited international travel experience, and who are enrolled in Stamps-sponsored program.

Amount

  • Scholarship award amounts usually range from $1,000-$3,500. 
  • Passport scholarships of $175 are available for students with financial need.

Ross School of Business Global Fellowship

Eligibility

  • For programs not offered through the Ross Global Program. 
  • 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 are determined by application essays, recommendations, academic performance, and financial need.

School of Nursing Global Outreach Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at School of Nursing.
  • Students may apply for funding to participate in global work, internships, or volunteering 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 are encouraged to apply for service-learning programs.

Amount

  • $500–1,000

School of Public Health: Undergraduate Study Abroad Award

Eligibility 

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the School of Public Health; newly matriculated sophomores are also eligible to apply. Supplemental studies and graduate students are not eligible.
  • Must have completed at least one semester at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
  • Must be returning to Public Health as an enrolled undergraduate student in the fall term following the study abroad.
  • Must be accepted or awaiting acceptance to a spring/summer study abroad program either with the University of Michigan (CGIS programs, etc.) or with a non-University provider. Applicants are required to provide proof of acceptance/application before a funding decision will be granted.
  • Must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Award decisions are based on the strength of applicant's statement of purpose, academic performance, estimated international program costs, and level of financial need.

School of Public Health: Undergraduate Internship Award

Eligibility 

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the School of Public Health; newly matriculated sophomores are also eligible to apply. Supplemental studies and graduate students are not eligible.
  • Must have completed at least one semester at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
  • Must be returning to Public Health as an enrolled undergraduate student in the fall term following the internship (students participating in an internship after graduation do not qualify).
  • Must be accepted to a spring/summer internship program. Applicants are required to provide proof of acceptance before a funding decision will be granted.
  • Internship requirements: minimum 6 weeks duration, minimum 25 hours per week

Amount

  • Up to $5,000, depending on financial need and cost of the student's internship experience

National Scholarships and Fellowships

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Eligibility

  • Must be a US citizen or legal resident in the US.
  • Applicants must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student and have completed one full year of studies. Graduate students may also apply.
  • 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.

Amount

  • Limited to under $1,000

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Eligibility

  • Must be a US citizen, undergraduate student, and federal Pell Grant recipient.
  • 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.
  • Recipients are 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. 

Amount

  • 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.

Boren Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be a 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.

Amount

  • Up to $8,000 for summer program (STEM students only).
  • Up to $10,000 for semester program.
  • Up to $20,000 for academic year program. Preference given to applicants proposing full-year academic study.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

Eligibility

  • 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 are not eligible.
  • Additionally, eligible students with an interest in economics and international finance who are accepted for a year of study in Japan may apply for awards supported by the Morgan Stanley company.

Amount

  • 100 scholarships of $2,500 for semester programs and $4,000 for academic year awarded annually.
  • Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship winners receive $7,500.

BUTEX Scholarships

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • £500

Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Open to college students following their freshman, sophomore, or junior year with demonstrated interest in the betterment of the environment.
  • Award encourages studies and careers in the environmental field, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond the regular course of study.

Amount

  • Annually funds one Clara Carter Higgins scholar and one or more GCA Summer Environmental Studies scholar at $3000 per recipient in financial assistance for summer coursework in environmental studies.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

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. 

Eligibility

  • 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 a strong interest in German and world affairs.
  • 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.

Amount

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:

  • 2 months intensive German language training
  • Semester of study at a German university 
  • 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

Davis-Putter Scholarship for Social Change

Eligibility

  • 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 in the progressive movement.
  • Applicants must have participated in activities in the US. Strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students, must be living in the US.
  • 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. 

Amount

  • Maximum $15,000 per year.

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards

Eligibility

  • Must be US citizen or hold US resident status.
  • Must be at least 18 years or above and currently enrolled at US institution at time of application.
  • Must be enrolled at a New Zealand university through a study abroad or exchange program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA to date (4.0 scale). Full semester programs only.

Amount

  • $2,000 to help fund flight to New Zealand.

Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarships

The Eta Sigma Phi Honorary Society for Classical Studies offers four summer scholarships:

  1. Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome
  2. Summer Session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  3. Summer Session of the Vergilian Society at Cumae
  4. Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology

Eligibility

  • Must have active membership in national Eta Sigma Phi Honorary Society for Classical Studies.
  • Open to members who have received Bachelor’s degree within last 8 years and have not received a doctoral degree. Preference given to undergraduate students.
  • For the Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology, preference is given to undergraduates who have not yet had experience in archaeological fieldwork, but experienced fieldworkers and graduate students are also welcome to apply.

Amount

  • $3,425 for Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome.
  • Up to $2,900 for Summer Session of American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
  • Up to $2,800 for Summer Session of Vergilian Society at Cumae.
  • $2,000 for Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology.

Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund Grant

Eligibility

  • Supports high school students and college undergraduates to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge.
  • Students are expected to outline their research or fieldwork study as part of the application process.

Amount

  • $500–5,000. Budget should be realistic. Average award is $1,500. Only a few grants are awarded at $5,000 level.

Finlandia Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • 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.

Amount

  • $1,000–3,000 per student.

Freeman-ASIA Award

Eligibility

  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident undergraduate planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia (minimum GPA 2.8). Must have at least one term of enrollment remaining at home institution in the US.
  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance.
  • Eligible countries include Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Applicants must have little or no previous experience in the country in which they will be studying.
  • Study abroad program must award academic credits and be a minimum of 8 weeks for summer programs, or 12 weeks for semester programs.
  • Must submit online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to US and participate in a service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident and a current undergraduate student.
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student's home institution and must be at least 4 weeks. 
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need and to underrepresented groups, including first-generation college students, minority students, and community college students.

Amount

  • Up to $10,000 for academic year programs.
  • Up to $5,000 for semester programs.
  • Minimum $1,250 for summer programs.

GO Overseas: Ireland Scholarship

Eligibility

  • To apply, students:Choose their top universitiesWrite a personal essayCreate a vision board to visualize and actualize their goalsUndergrad Scholarship includes: $15,000 scholarship, $7,000 stipend to cover additional expenses, and up to $800 to cover flights
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 6th, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

Eligibility

  • 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) during the fall semester or academic year.
  • Consideration given to: students with financial need, first-generation college students, members of underrepresented racial/ethnic/gender groups, students with disabilities, and students with little to no experience with travel abroad.

Amount

  • $2,000 per student for travel costs to and in the host country.

Japan-America Society of Washington DC Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in the US.
  • Must provide proof of acceptance at a university in Japan as full-time foreign exchange student for one semester or one academic year.
  • Students in all disciplines may apply but must demonstrate that they have taken or plan to take academic courses related to Japan, whether in the US or at the Japan college or university.

Amount

  • Up to $5,000 for academic year programs.
  • Up to $4,000 for semester programs.

Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be active National JACL member (student membership costs $25). JACL Membership is open to people of any ethnic background.
  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Over 30 awards. All scholarships are one-time awards.

LGBTQI Rainbow Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident and a current undergraduate student.
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student's home institution and must be at least 4 weeks. 

Amount

  • Up to $10,000 for academic year programs.
  • Up to $5,000 for semester programs.
  • Minimum $1,250 for summer programs.

MEXT Scholarship

Eligibility

  • 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 and undergraduate student between 18 and 30 years old.
  • Must be majoring in a field related to Japanese language/culture.
  • Must have studied Japanese at a college/university for a period of one year or more.

Amount

  • Full tuition, airfare, and monthly stipend

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

Eligibility

  • 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.

Amount

  • Maximum $4,500.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility

  • 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.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must be US citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a 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.

Amount

  • $1,000 scholarship and one Tortuga travel backpack.
  • Award 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.