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Scholarships and other types of financial aid are available to U-M students participating in U-M-sponsored programs. Some funding opportunities are open to all U-M 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!