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Center for International Education

Financing Study Abroad

 

Help can come from a variety of sources.

Adelphi University Study Abroad Grant

Eligibility: Any Adelphi student, who will be participating in an approved, credit-bearing, study abroad program being billed tuition through Adelphi, is eligible. Applicants must be in good standing and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.  Students must have at least one semester remaining at Adelphi upon returning from their study abroad program.

Selection: Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and need. Academic merit will be based on the applicant’s cumulative GPA, the letter of recommendation submitted with the program application, and the applicant’s statement of purpose. Need may be documented by a filed FAFSA form or by being a recipient of a Pell grant. Applicants should also submit a personal statement of their financial situation. Preference will be given to students who have not previously studied abroad.

Awards are contingent upon acceptance into and participation in the proposed study abroad program.  In addition, the student must have no outstanding balance owed to Adelphi. Students must remain in good academic standing to retain any awarded study abroad scholarship.

Expectations: Award recipients will be expected to blog about their experience while abroad, if adequate facilities are available to do so. In addition, award recipients must participate in three functions to promote the internationalization of the campus, i.e. a study abroad fair, presentation to peers, or a similar activity approved by the Center for International Education.

Amount: The amount of the award will vary depending on the length of the program.  It is important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that an applicant will receive a grant. Students should not apply for a program in anticipation of receiving a grant to cover costs.

Funds will be applied to your Adelphi account and can only be used for tuition costs.

Deadline:

  • March 1st for Fall and academic year programs 
  • March 15th for Summer programs
  • November 1st for Intersession, Spring semester and spring break programs

Application: Once you have applied to a study abroad program, please apply HERE and submit the following online:

  • Statement of Purpose:
    In a 400 to 500 word essay, please describe your study abroad program and explain how this experience will benefit you as an individual as well as how it supports your educational and career goals.  Please be thoughtful and creative.
  • Personal Financial Statement:
    Please explain how you plan to pay for the program and any financial need you might have.  Please outline any personal or family contributions, loans or other scholarships for which you have applied. 

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding 

This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Their comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.

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Fund for Education Abroad

Fund for Education Abroad began in 2008 and is committed to increasing opportunities for dedicated American students who wish to participate in quality education abroad programs.  FEA Scholarships are awarded for eligible students at up to $10,000 for an academic year, $5,000 for a full semester, and pro-rated for summer study of 4-weeks or more.

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 Institute of International Education (IIE): Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen undergraduate students with limited financial means, who intend to engage in academic studies abroad.

Range of Awards: Awards of up to $5,000. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

Deadline: For Fall programs, the deadline for scholarship applications is in early April. The Spring program application deadline is in early October.

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 Bridging Scholarships for studying in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

Range of Awards: Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).

Deadline: For programs starting in the Fall semester, the deadline is in early April.

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Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

Morgan Stanley, which has had a presence in Japan for more than 35 years, is proud to support the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. Two scholarships will be awarded.

Eligibility: Juniors and seniors at U.S. universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan for the coming academic year.

Range of Awards: Winners will be awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies.

Deadline:
Early April

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Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

This program provides Academic-Year, Multi-Year, and Cultural scholarships to study abroad. Recipients are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of their host country through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, civic organizations and other forums. After study is completed, scholars share their experiences with the people of their home countries and with the local Rotarians who sponsored their scholarships.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary club, have completed at least two years of college course work or two years of post-secondary employment in a recognized vocation, and submit essay, recommendations, club endorsement, transcripts, and language ability forms. Rotary seeks out students who are prepared for the challenge of serving as outstanding ambassadors of goodwill.

Range of Awards: $11,000 for a three-month scholarship to $24,000 for a yearlong scholarship.

Deadline: Contact your Regional Rotary Club for deadlines. Applications a year in advance are recommended. Availability varies by Rotary district.

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Rotary Foundation: Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

This scholarship provides funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies. Academic-Year Scholarships are the most common type of scholarship offered.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary club, have completed at least two years of college course work or two years of post-secondary employment in a recognized vocation, and submit essay, recommendations, club endorsement, transcripts, and language ability forms.

Range of Awards: Up to $24,000 or its equivalent.

Deadline: Application cycle opens in January each year; students should plan at least one year in advance when considering an application for a Rotary Scholarship.

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Rotary Foundation: Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

This is for two years of degree-oriented study in another country.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary club, have completed at least two years of college course work or two years of post-secondary employment in a recognized vocation, and submit essay, recommendations, club endorsement, transcripts, and language ability forms.

Range of Awards: A flat grant of $12,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.

Deadline: Application cycle opens in January each year; students should plan at least one year in advance when considering an application for a Rotary Scholarship.

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Rotary Foundation: Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships

This scholarship is for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and home stay living arrangements

Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary club, have completed at least two years of college course work or two years of post-secondary employment in a recognized vocation, and submit essay, recommendations, club endorsement, transcripts, and language ability forms.

Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

Range of Awards: Up to $12,000 and $16,000, respectively for three or six month program.

Deadline: Application cycle opens in January each year; students should plan at least one year in advance when considering an application for a Rotary Scholarship.

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DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

These scholarships offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers, and others in higher education. There are a number of scholarships and grants offered (see the DAAD website for specific details). Scholarships are competitive and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and convincing and feasible project proposals or statement of purpose.

Eligibility: In general, the office serves students who are U.S. or Canadian citizens. Unless stated otherwise, foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the U.S. or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their degree. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Range of Awards: Varies depending upon the program.

Deadline: Varies depending upon the program.

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Institute of International Education (IIE)

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is an independent non-profit organization and a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. The Institute administers over 200 programs. In addition, Open Doors provides reports and statistics on international educational exchange.

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Institute of International Education (IIE): Freeman-ASIA: Awards for Study in Asia

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities. Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses such as airfare, additional living costs, books, etc.

Eligibility: The Freeman-Asia program is open to U.S. undergraduate students who wish to study in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Macao, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam for Fall, Spring, and Summer cycles.

Range of Awards: Summer award up to $3,000, semester/quarter award up to $5,000, and academic year award up to $7,000. Award payments are made payable to the recipient and is sent to the Study Abroad Adviser for distribution. Funds are released to the recipient in one lump sum for summer and semester awards and in two installments for academic year awards.

Deadline: Check the site for deadlines for summer and fall programs. Spring program deadlines are generally in early or mid-October.

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Institute of International Education (IIE): David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), this scholarship focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security applied by the President in his annual National Security Strategy, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Eligibility: U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.

Range of Awards: Boren Scholarships are merit-based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year. Students must inform IIE/NSEP of any additional outside funding they receive for their study abroad program.

Deadline: Annually in February

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Institute of International Education (IIE): The National Flagship Language Program

Funding from NSEP is available to provide students with a two year intensive language training in a critical needs language: Russian, Persian, Mandarin, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, and Central Asian languages.

Deadline: Annually in January

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Institute of International Education (IIE): Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Scholarships for students to participate in all levels of intensive summer language programs at an American Overseas Research Center.

Deadline: Mid-November each year

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