External Scholarships & Grants

“Being awarded scholarships gave me the opportunity to study abroad twice and learn about two completely different cultures. Without them, I wouldn’t have gone and I wouldn’t have the same future aspirations of living abroad.”

– Sabiha, France & Czech Republic

Scholarship Resources:

There are many scholarships and grant monies available to students that can be applied education abroad programs. Additional scholarship information is available in the International Resource Center (located in 008 Laurel Hall). Be sure to check with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how your specific scholarships may be applied to your education abroad program. In addition, recipients of private scholarships need to check with the issuing agency to determine if these may be applied toward the education abroad program of your choice.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

    – The US-Japan Bridging Foundation has provided scholarships since 1999 through the American Association of Teachers of Japanese to assist students to study in Japan

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    – The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. It provides awards for students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two year or four year college or university.

Boren Awards for International Study: Scholarships and Fellowships

    – Undergraduate and graduate level funding for study abroad with an emphasis on study of critical language to U.S. interests. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)

    – Each year BUTEX, awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.

Confucius Institute Scholarship

– The Confucius Institute Scholarship applies to students, scholars, and language teachers who wish to study Chinese in relevant universities of China.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

    – Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizens.


    – DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals in a variety of study, research and internship experiences in Germany.

Fund for Education Abroad

    – FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.

Diversity Abroad 

    – This scholarship is available to underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students for summer programs.

Foundation for Global Scholars

    – The Foundation for Global Scholars’s mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences throughout the world.


    – Freeman-ASIA is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.

Fulbright Program

    – The Fulbright program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

Nancy Petry Scholarship for Study Abroad

    – Open to U.S. citizens enrolled in a graduate program in the Rocky Mountain region. One annual award.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    – Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Deadline is April 1st.

Rainbow SIG Scholarship for LGBTQ students

    – This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQ student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.

Education Abroad Scholarship Search Engines

CSU Office of Scholarship & Fellowship Advising

DiversityAbroad.com International Scholarship & Fellowship Directory

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding