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Study Abroad Scholarships

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

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all students who qualify for the Pell Grant.

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.

Education New Zealand

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

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.

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 International Service Learning                  

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

Go Overseas

Go Overseas awards one $500 scholarship to a student studying abroad through a photo essay contest.

Go Overseas and Education in Ireland

Go Overseas and Education in Ireland are giving away two U.S. $15,000 scholarships toward tuition to study abroad in Ireland. This scholarship includes an accommodation stipend and round-trip flight to Ireland. Apply for one undergrad semester abroad or a full year master’s degree.

Go Overseas and Education New Zealand               

Go Overseas and Education New Zealand have partnered to offer a fabulous scholarship that includes a U.S. $15,000 stipend toward semester tuition and accommodation, and a round-trip flight to 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 (1) and is awarded annually. More information about the scholarship can be found here.  Submission is due mid-October each year. This scholarship (1) can be used for summer or semester.


Post Graduation

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.


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