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Study Abroad Scholarships

Study abroad is for everyone. With some planning and research, you can find the experience and the funding sources that match your goals. But every program has its own deadlines, so the sooner you get started, the more likely you are to make your dreams happen. Explore now:

For Stephens students  

Sara Herrnstadt Crosby ’76 and Daniel Crosby Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Jean Muir and Howard Ashley, is available to all majors and offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors. This scholarship is up to $2,200.00 and is awarded annually. This scholarship can be used for summer or semester-long programs. Application is due in mid-October. More information can be found here 


From Affiliate Programs

Stephens College works with several programs to ensure quality programming and safety while our students study abroad. These affiliates also offer scholarship. Scholarships vary in amount and qualifiers. They also have varied application deadlines. Students seeking scholarships can review the following websites and should be making applications a year prior to studying abroad.


Outside Scholarships

AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship provides a study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. The award is $1,000 for a semester or full year abroad. 


Asher and Lyric Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at over $2,000, is awarded twice a year (fall and spring semesters). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, full-time students with GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have already applied or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for college credit. 


Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship

The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation offers scholarships of $4000 to undergraduates planning to enroll in full-semester programs outside the USA.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, gaining proficiency in diverse languages and cultures. The program aims to encourage students to study critical-need languages (those deemed important to U.S. national security). Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process.


Boren Scholarship

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students from the U.S. to study abroad in areas of the world that are underrepresented in study abroad.


BUTEX Scholarships

These scholarships are available to undergraduate students wishing to study at an institution in the United Kingdom for a semester or an entire academic year.  The UK institution must be a member of BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange). Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at the member universities. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. 


Christianson Grant

The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Grant provides awards of up to $10,000 to motivated young Americans who create and carry out meaningful service projects around the world. To qualify, you must plan to participate in a work, internship or volunteer program abroad lasting at least six months.


Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

The foundation supports Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to study abroad as undergraduates. The Scholarship for Study Abroad provides $1,000 directly to the awardees upon verification that they have begun their study abroad experience. 


Diversity Abroad

This organization connects students from diverse backgrounds with international opportunities. Several scholarships are available.


Dr. Natalia Gómez Passport Scholarship

The Dr. Natalia Gómez passport scholarship was established to empower people with disabilities to go abroad. If you are a U.S. citizen with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and you have been accepted to volunteer, intern or participate in a study abroad program, you are eligible to apply. The scholarship covers the cost of the application and processing fees to get or renew your passport. 


Education New Zealand

Education New Zealand offers multiple scholarships to study in New Zealand.


Foundation for Asia Pacific Education

A non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado, the Asia Pacific Foundation awards scholarships of up to $1,500 to help students obtain international experience in the Asia Pacific region. Students who are from under-represented populations in international education are a priority.


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad.


Fund for Education Abroad

FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad with a strong preference for underrepresented students. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

In addition to the general scholarships, FEA also offers dedicated scholarships. To be eligible for a dedicated scholarship, students must also meet the general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements and indicate their interest through their application forms. FEA’s dedicated scholarships include:

  • Athletes Abroad Scholarship: Available to applicants who are student-athletes (club, intramural or varsity) participating in any program or subject that confers credits toward degree completion.
  • Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asian cultures.
  • Jane Gluckmann & Carol Rausch Go Global Scholarship: Awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France or Germany.
  • Rainbow Scholarship: Awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.
  • STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship: Two FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships ($2,500 each) will be awarded to applicants studying during the summer semester.

Fund for International Service Learning

Fund for International Service Learning provides scholarships to students enrolled in an international service-learning program.


Go Overseas Scholarships

Go Overseas offers $500 scholarships for volunteering and studying aboard anywhere, plus scholarships of up to $15,000 for study in Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand.


Hispanic College Fund

The Hispanic College Fund reaches out to Latino college students in need.


HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarships

Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships create a whole new breed of young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary.


IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education.


ItaliaRail Italy Study Abroad Scholarship

ItaliaRail is a travel company whose primary focus is helping customers connect to points of interest by train throughout Italy and Europe. ItaliaRail helps students study abroad in Italy by awarding two scholarships of $1,000 each, plus a three-day Italy Rail Pass for each winner.


Live Like Ally Foundation

The Live Like Ally Foundation awards multiple scholarships to students between 15 and 23 years old who intend to intern, volunteer or participate in a service learning project while abroad. Live Like Ally is a memorial to Allison Willen, who was studying abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand, when she tragically passed away. Ally’s love for people, for nature and for life has led her family to create the foundation, which seeks to give other students the opportunity to discover the world and impact it for the better, as Ally did.


Margarian Scholarship

Rewards a select number of deserving students for their academic and personal achievements. The scholarship is designed for high school juniors or seniors, college/university students and graduate school students.



Funded by Allianz Global Assistance, ScholarTrips rewards creativity and a desire to learn with funds for volunteering or studying abroad. Awards range from $500 to $2,500.


Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

SCSF provides need-based grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.


Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Tortuga Backpacks offer a $1,000 study abroad scholarship and one travel backpack. Each year two scholarships are offered, one for the spring semester and one for the fall semester.


The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance for a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan. A gift from Mr. Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support. The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. 


United Negro College Fund

UNCF offers an array of scholarship programs from the nation’s largest minority education organization.


US-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarships

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. It assists students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.


Post Graduation 

Critical Language Scholarship

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Students spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language. The program includes intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The scholarship program includes international airfare, tuition and all program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).


Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a fellowship that supports up to two years of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England. The scholarship, valued at approximately $50,000, is offered annually and is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges. It is expressly intended for students in the humanities, social sciences and the arts who are among the first generation in families of limited financial resources to graduate from college. 


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Students interested in this program should begin planning for it during their sophomore year.


Marshall Scholarship

Named for Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Marshall Scholarship program began in 1953 as a gesture of gratitude to the people of the U.S. for the assistance that the U.K. received after World War II under the Marshall Plan. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in any academic subject at U.K. universities for up to three years.


Senator George Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship is a nationally competitive award that offers students an opportunity to pursue one year of post-graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, a record of outstanding leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The scholarship provides tuition, accommodation and a stipend for living expenses and travel. 

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