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Study Abroard Scholarships

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Summarized below are scholarship opportunities for study abroad. Please make sure you pay attention to the datelines.

Institutional scholarships

Peking Chef Scholarship
Two scholarships, each about $700 Offered by ….. through Wilkes for the promotion of Spanish language learning to students studying Spanish abroad.

For more information contact Dr. Paola Bianco at paola.bianco@wilkes.edu.

Faculty and staff giving Scholarship
One scholarship sponsored by Wilkes University “Faculty and staff giving”, usually not more than $500 per student offered through the Office of Global Education to subsidize a student to study abroad at a nontraditional study abroad destination.

For more information, contact

Erica Acosta
Center for Global Education and Diversity
Max Roth Center, Room 101
Phone: 408-2065
Email: erica.acosta@wilkes.edu

National scholarships

CIEE scholarship:
Link: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships/

CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN)
The CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) is designed to help overcome the main barriers to study abroad, namely, challenges of cost and curriculum requirements. GAIN will aid in diversifying study abroad by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds, or in underrepresented fields of study.

The Gilman International Scholarship:
Link: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. It is specifically for US citizens or Permanent Residents who are recipients of federal financial aid (Pell Grant).

The awards are $5,000 per semester or $3,000 for the summer.

Boren scholarship:
Link: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Freeman in Asia Scholarship
Link: http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Interested students should apply to Freeman-ASIA in the academic term before their study abroad program begins.

Applications must also be endorsed by both the study abroad adviser and the financial aid adviser by the specified deadline. This scholarship is for students on federal financial aid who wish to study in one of 15 Asian countries. See website for application and eligibility details.

Bridging Japan Scholarships
Link: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. About 100 scholarships are awarded each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships, fall and spring. The next application period will be for students studying in Japan beginning in Spring 2013; applications will be accepted until October 10, 2012

Rhodes Scholarship
Link: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

This highly competitive scholarship is for study at Oxford University for up to two years. All expenses are covered. The deadline is October 12. See their website for details.

Study Abroad Program providers Scholarships

Global Links/Australearn:
Link: http://www.australearn.org/programs/semester_and_year_abroad/fees_and_finances/scholarships/australearn_scholarships/

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad provides numerous scholarships to students applying for one of their semester or year abroad programs. Students are required to fill out a full scholarship application for all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad specific scholarships by the required deadline to be eligible for award consideration.

The Education Abroad Network scholarships:

Link: http://www.educationabroadnetwork.org/scholarships.html

The Education Abroad Network awards thousands of dollars each year in scholarships to participating students each year. In addition there are are scholarship opprtunities available through several host universities and external organisations.
American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarships (AIFS) http://www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.aspp. This scholarship is for students who participate in one of AIFS programs abroad.

School for International Training (SIT) Scholarships

Link: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.htm

This scholarship is awarded to students who take part in a SIT program. SIT scholarships and grants are available for all terms of study: semester, summer, and academic year. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. SIT scholarships and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. SIT’s Financial Assessment form must be submitted to your home institution’s financial aid office before your SIT program’s admission dateline (see details on their website.

Minority Scholarships
Link: http://www.diversityabroad.com/minority-study-abroad-scholarships

Several scholarships are available for students who are members of minority groups, such as the Robert S. Bailey Scholarship. See their website for details.

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Link: http://www.daad.de/de/index.html

They award scholarships and stipends to students interested in studying or conducting research in Germany.

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