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Education Abroad Scholarships

Education Abroad Scholarships

1.    SallieMae Scholarship Opportunities 
Create an account that matches your profile to relevant scholarships
Deadline: Varies
https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/ 

2.    Wells Fargo Scholarship Opportunities 
Create an account that matches your profile to relevant scholarships 
Deadline: Varies
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/ 

3.    StudyAbroadFunding.org 
Search for scholarships by country or your field of study 
Deadline: Summer/Fall applications usually due on March 1.
http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/ 

4.    National and Local Corporations/Industry Affiliations: Who do your family members or friends work for? Many companies award scholarships to employee dependents. Are your parents in a union, trade or business association? These groups often award scholarship as well. Research the Fortune 500 Companies- many have philanthropy foundations that provide money for educational purposes. 

5.    Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant as part of their financial aid package. 
Deadline: Usually around March 1 for Summer, Fall and Academic Year. Usually around October 1st for Spring.
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 
  
6.    Ohio International Consortium (OIC)- Donald N. Nelson Scholarship
Open to Ohio resident degree-seeking undergraduate students attending a full semester program. Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants studying in a non-English-speaking country and taking courses in the native language of the host country.
Annual Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 15 (Fall), October 15 (Spring) 
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR 
http://www.utoledo.edu/cisp/international/oic/scholarships.html

Ohio International Consortium (OIC)- George C. Burke Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad 

For an Ohio resident who is a full-time, degree seeking undergraduate student from an Ohio International Consortium member school.  Be at least a rising sophomore with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The selected student must return to the home campus for at least one semester during which the follow-up project will be completed.  Be accepted into an accredited study abroad program that has been approved by the home school.  Programs must be at least four weeks in duration.  Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants.
Annual Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: SO 
http://www.utoledo.edu/cisp/international/oic/scholarships.html

7.    British American Chamber of Commerce (BACC)- Study in the UK 
For undergraduate students planning a semester or short-term study in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.
Award Amount: $2,500-$3,500 
Deadline: Between March 1 and March 31
Contact: The Office of Global Education at EdAbroad@kent.edu 
    http://www.loxleypurse.org/ 
    
8.    International Design and Furnishing Association
View a list of scholarships for majors in interior design or related design/furnishings program. Applications accepted each year between March 1 and March 31.
Award Amount: $1,000-$3,000 
http://www.ifdaef.org/student-scholarships 

9.    AICP/Accountemps Student Scholarship- ACCT., Finance, Info Systems: View a list of scholarships. 
Award Amount: $1,500-$10,000 
Deadline: April 1 
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR
Major: Accounting 
https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/scholarship-search/aicpaaccountem...

10.    CollegeScholarships.org- General Search Engine- Search by Major 

  • Women’s Scholarship – Deadline: Varies 
  • Blogging Scholarship – Deadline: Varies 
  • Minority Scholarship – Deadline: Varies 

    USE WEBSITE HOMEPAGE TO SEARCH BY ANY MAJOR! 

11.    Tortuga Backpacks Scholarship 
Annual Amount: $1,000 and 1 Outbreaker Backpack 
Deadline: May 20 (Fall Term), December 20 (Spring Term)
http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship

12.    Scholarships.com: Sign up for Free profile and they find Scholarships that match you 
http://www.scholarships.com/MainLi.aspx 

13.    Association of Teachers of Japanese, Study Abroad in Japan 

  • Morgan Stanley Scholarship: 

Award Amount: 7,500 for a Semester 
Deadline: April 
Majors: Economics and International Finance 
http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/morgan-stanley

  • Bridging Scholarship: 

Award Amount: $2,500 for a Semester; $4,000 for an Academic Year 
Deadline: April (Fall) October (Spring)
Majors: All
http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships 

14.    Boren Awards for International Study 
for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Preference given to academic year abroad students. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
Award Amounts: $8,000 for Summer (limited to STEM students only, program must be minimum of 8 weeks); $10,000 for Semester; $20,000 for Academic Year 
Deadline: February  
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html 

15.    The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program 
To be considered, student must have a parent, grandparent, or guardian who is a member of NIAF, and have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy. 
Award Amounts: $ 2,000-12,000 
Deadline: March 1
GPA: 3.5 +
http://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships-overview/

16.    Study Abroad Scholarships
Provides a database with access to various study abroad financial aid websites. 
http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx  

17.    Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship  
Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse   students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Award Amount: $500 
Deadlines: Nov 1 (Spring) June 1 (Fall) 
Majors: All 
http://www.diversityabroad.com/overseas-ambassadors 

18.    AllAbroad.us
View a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants available for study abroad 
http://allabroad.us/funding-study-abroad-scholarships.php 


19.    IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding
Free online database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants. 
https://www.studyabroadfunding.org/ 

20.    API Study Abroad
Provides multiple scholarship opportunities, databases, and general advice on funding your study abroad experience. 
Award Amount: $250-$1,000 
Deadline: June (Fall/AY), October (Spring), April (Summer) 
http://www.apistudyabroad.com/students/financial-information/scholarships/

21.    API Diversity Scholarship 
 In order to be eligible, students must be one or more of the following: A U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.
Award Amount: $250 - $750
Deadline: June (Fall/AY), October (Spring), April (Summer) 
http://www.apistudyabroad.com/students/financial-information/scholarships/

22.    Fund for Education Abroad 
Includes both general and dedicated scholarships for specific and all regions. Including Vietnam, Mexico, France, Germany, and LGBTQI students Rainbow Scholarship. Four-week minimum program. FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: First-generation college students, minority students, and community college students. 
Award Amount: $1,250 - $10,000 
Deadline: January 10 
http://fundforeducationabroad.org/eligibility/ 

23.    JASSO Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short Term Study in Japan)
PDF Pamphlet of Short Term Study stipends and scholarships for Japanese institutions
Deadline: Rolling
http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_sfisij_e.html#Contents

24.    Fulbright U.S. Student Grants
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects, English Teaching Assistant Programs, or Digital Storytelling Fellowships. Review list on webpage of eligible countries. 
Deadline: October 
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

25.    Critical Language Scholarship 
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural        immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. 
Languages: Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic and Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. 
Deadline: November 15th 
http://www.clscholarship.org/

26.    Blakemore Foundation
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese. Only for specific language programs, see website for full list of programs. Proposals may be submitted if a program does not exist in a country already. Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply. 
Deadline: December 30 
http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/language.html

27.    Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County
This Scholarship is awarded to a student of Italian descent residing in Summit County, unless they are a child or grandchild of an active member of a Society within the Council. The applicant must be pursuing a higher education and already attained either a degree from an Ohio High School, a General Education Diploma (GED) or a Home School Diploma. The Scholarship Application is available between February and May 1. If applicable please contact Alana Thompson at the Student Financial Aid Office at abaudo@kent.edu 

28.    ItaliaRail Scholarship 
Annual amount: $1,000
GPA: 3.25+
Class standing: SO, JR
Majors: Open to all
Deadline: December (Spring) 
Contact: http://www.italiarail.com/scholarship  

29.    Warren A. Sill Fund
Annual amount: $2,000
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR, graduate students at Kent Campus only
Majors: EHHS
Deadline: Late April 
Contact: Email contact@warrenasillfund.org 
http://www.warrenasillfund.org/apply-now/ 

30.    Marshall Scholarship
Graduate scholarship for post-undergraduate students wanting to study at a UK Institution in any field of study.
Annual Amount: Varies 
Deadline: October
GPA: Undergraduate 3.7+
Class Standing: Current and incoming Masters students 
http://www.marshallscholarship.org/ 

 


Scholarships found on the KSU Scholarship Search  

KSU Scholarship Search
1.    KSU Scholarships: Check with your college advisor and department chair to see if your college offers Study Abroad scholarships. Examples: College of Business, Honors, EHHS, Fashion, Architecture and $1,000 MCLS to Costa Rica. 

2.    Terell Wilson Memorial Scholarship Application 
Preference given to students who meet some of these criteria: First-generation college student, nontraditional student of at least 21 years of age, African American student, current or former Kent State Stark Campus student. 
Class standing: Freshman, SO, JR, SR 
Majors: All CCI majors 
Deadline: Rolling 
Contact: Stephanie Smith, Ph: 330-672-8147

3.    The CAED Class of 1980 Semester Abroad Endowed Scholarship 
For travel to Kent State Florence Campus. 
Annual amount: $1,500
Deadline: September/October 
GPA: 2.5+
Class standing: Junior 
Majors: Architecture 
Contact: Donna Dear, Ph: 330-672-2917

4.    CAED Florence Study Abroad Scholarship 
Annual amount: $500
Deadline: October 1
Class standing: Junior
Majors: Architecture
Contact: Barbara Davis, Ph: 330-672-2785

5.    Joseph Morbito Study Abroad Fund 
To support Kent State University undergraduate students majoring in architecture and planning to attend the Florence study abroad program in the spring semester.
Annual amount: $2,500
Deadline: October 1
Class standing: Junior 
Majors: Architecture 
Contact: Donna Dear, Ph: 330-672-2917

6.    Fielder Borg- Warner International Development Scholarship 
Awarded to business students enrolled in KSU study abroad sponsored programs or programs with which the university has exchange agreements. Kent campus students only. 
Annual amount: $100- 2,500
Deadline: December 31
Class standing: Incoming Freshman, Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS 
Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Computer Information System, Economics, Finance, Information System, Management Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Pre-Accounting, Pre-Business, Pre- Business Management, Pre- Computer Information Systems, Pre- Economics, Pre- Finance, Pre- Marketing, Pre- Operations Management 
Contact: Michael Mayo, Ph: 330-672-1269 

7.    Studio9one2.com Scholarship 
Florence Study Abroad participant. Financial need, academic merit and community service participation are also factors for consideration of this award.
Annual amount: $500
Deadline: October 1
Class standing: Junior 
Majors: Architecture
Contact: Donna Dear, Ph: 330-672-2917

8.    Robert C. Bingham Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad 
This award is for tuition and living expenses for study abroad. Preference is given to Economics majors and students enrolled in the Geneva Program. Minimum 3.25 GPA and demonstrated financial need. 
Annual amount: Varies
Deadline: Not Applicable, Rolling 
GPA: 3.25+
Class standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR
Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Computer Information System, Economics, Finance, Information System, Management Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Pre-Accounting, Pre-Business, Pre- Business Management, Pre- Computer Information Systems, Pre- Economics, Pre- Finance, Pre- Marketing, Pre- Operations Management
Contact: Mike Mayo, Ph: 330-672-1269 

9.    Ronald & Suzanne Barr Scholarship for Study Abroad in the College of Business Administration 
This scholarship supports an undergraduate student in the College of Business Administration in his/her study abroad experience. It will cover travel expenses related to the study abroad, tuition, textbooks, and program fees. Students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and have financial need as demonstrated by FAFSA. Print Application. 
Annual Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: All majors in the College of Business Admin College 
Contact: Dr. Michael Mayo, Ph: 330-672-1269

10.    History Study Abroad Scholarship 
2 Study Abroad Awards, one for the Florence Institute and one for the history program in University of Wurzburg, Germany.
Annual amount: $500 each
Deadline: March 15
GPA: 2.8+
Class standing: Freshmen, SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: History
Contact: Kenneth Bindas, Chair, Ph: 330-672-8910 

11.    Gary F. and Cynthia S. Bengier Study Abroad Honors Scholarship 
Awarded to Honors College students participating in a semester or year-long study abroad program. Preference is given to students participating in a Kent State University program. Based on academic credentials and essay.
Annual amount: $1,500
Deadline: June 15
GPA: 3.25+
Class standing: SO, JR, SR
Majors: Open to all
Contact: Dean, Honors College, Ph: 330-672-2312

12.    Study Abroad Honors Scholarship 
Annual amount: $1,000-1,500
Deadline: June 15
GPA: 3.25+
Class standing: SO, JR, SR
Majors: Open to all 
Contact: Dean, Honors College, Ph: 330-672-2312

13.    Honors College Casale Study Abroad Scholarship 
Awarded to Honors College students participating in the Florence Semester. Based on academic credentials and essay.
Annual Amount: Varies
Deadline: June 15
GPA: 3.25+
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR 
Majors: All majors 
Contact: Dean, Honors College, Ph: 330-672-2312

14.    Lefton Scholarship for Education Abroad
The Lefton Scholarship for Education Abroad will be awarded for students studying abroad. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be attending a sanctioned KSU study abroad program. Student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the Kent State University Online Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.
Annual amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring)
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior
Majors: Open to all
Contact: One Stop for Student Services, Ph: 330-672-6000

15.    EHHS Study Abroad Scholarship
Annual Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 31
GPA:  2.75+
Class Standing:  Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: Open to all majors in the College of EHHS
Contact: Julie Wilcox, Ph: 330-672-0556

16.    Michelle D. Thomas Study Abroad Fund
The Michelle D. Thomas Study Abroad Fund is to be awarded to students in the College of Education, Health and Human Services during the semester that they are participating in a Kent State Sponsored, Study Abroad program.
Annual Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: February 15
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: Open to all majors in EHHS 
Contact: Julie Wilcox, Ph: 330-672-0556

17.    College of Communication and Information Study Abroad Award
Preference given to those who have not studied abroad before. 
Deadline: Not Applicable/Rolling
GPA: 2.5+
Class standing: Freshmen, SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD.
Majors: All CCI Majors
Contact: Stephanie Smith, Ph: 330-672-8147

18.    CCI First Passport Fund
Provides first-time passports to students with a strong desire to study or intern overseas who have demonstrated financial need.
Deadline:  Students must apply for passports the same semester they apply for this scholarship
GPA:  2.5+
Class standing: Freshman, SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD
Majors:  All CCI Majors
Contact: Stephanie Smith, Ph: 330-672-8147

 

19.    The Feezel Family Scholarship for Global Studies
This scholarship is for School of Communication Studies students interested in intercultural communication and must be participating in a sponsored study abroad program. Student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Rolling
GPA: 2.5+
Class Standing: JR, SR 
Majors: All CCI Majors
Contact: Kelly Schobinger, Ph: 330-672-0172

20.    Phi Beta Delta Study-Abroad Scholarship 
Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society in the United States dedicated to promoting international understanding and to recognizing individuals who have demonstrated involvement in international education and exchange. Members demonstrate a strong and active international commitment, interest in international affairs, and a desire to promote international and cross-cultural understanding.
Annual Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: March 1
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: Open to all majors
Contact: Debra Lyons, Ph: 330-672-0917

21.    Washington Program in National Issues (WPNI) KARE Scholarship
Awarded to two (or more) undergraduate students participating in the spring semester study/internship program in Washington, D.C.
Annual Amount: $500
Deadline: December 1
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior
Majors: Open to all majors
Contact: Kent State University Alumni Association, Ph: 330-672-5368

22.    Maggie Anderson Travel Award
The Maggie Anderson Endowment Fund aims to assist talented writing students at Kent State University with writing-related travel expenses. Funds may be used to offset the costs of writers conferences, workshops, and readings, as well as to establish exchange programs with other organizations.
Amounts: $100 - $10,000
Deadline: N/A, Rolling (please submit at least TWO MONTHS before need date)
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: Open to all majors
Contact: Rachelle Chavez, Ph: 330-672-2067
http://www.kent.edu/wick/maggie-anderson-travel-scholarship

23.    Robert and Emily Beasley Scholarship
Awarded to students in the Student Accessibility Services or GED Scholars Initiative. Selection is based on academic standing with minimum 2.5+ GPA, full time status and participation in GED Scholars Initiative and/or Student Accessibility Services at Kent State. The scholarship is directed toward tuition/fees and room/board expenses.
Annual Amount: Varies
Deadline: September 28
GPA :2.5+
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR
Majors: Open to all majors 
Contact: Student Accessibility Services, Ph: 330-672-3391

24.    Robert Broadbent International Scholarship for Fashion Merchandising 
Awarded to four students chosen to participate in the Hong Kong Polytechnic student exchange program. And one scholarship for the Paris American Academy summer program. Please apply by completing the Fashion School Scholarship Application. 
Annual Amount: Varies, assistance for travel expenses 
Deadline: January 
GPA: 3.0+
Class Standing: JR, SR
Majors: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising
Contact: Fashion School, (330) 672-3010

25.    Mary K.W. and Marc Hutchinson Study Abroad Scholarship 
Kent State University students who are in their Junior or Senior year of study pursuing a degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising and enrolled in a university approved KSU Study Abroad Program. This scholarship is not renewable; however Junior year recipients may reapply. Recipients must demonstrate evidence of strong need for financial support through the completion of the FAFSA form in the Office of Student Financial Aid as well as academic success and engagement as expressed through grade point average and involvement in extra-curricular activities.
Annual Amount: $2,500
Deadline: January 
GPA: 2.5+
Class Standing: JR, SR 
Majors: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising 
Contact; Melissa McCoy, Ph: 330-672-0191

26.    Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Awarded to African-American undergraduate students with high level of participation and involvement in community service activities. Requisite: 2.5 or higher GPA. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must complete the online Kent State University Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application.
Annual Amount: Varies 
Deadline: March 1
GPA: 2.5+
Class Standing: SO, JR, SR, Graduation Senior
Majors: Open to all majors
Contact: Kent State University Alumni Association, Ph: 330-672-5368

27.    Diversity Assistance Fund (College of EHHS)
Amount: $250-$1,500
Deadline: Rolling/As Needed, please send in requests at least TWO WEEKS before absolute need date. 
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD, EDS
Majors: All majors within the College of EHHS, must be diverse students (AALANA, SAS Students, etc.)
Contact: ehhsdiversity@kent.edu , 330-672-2537

28.    OGE Diversity Abroad Scholarship 
Underrepresented study abroad demographics include: Ethnic/Racial minorities, students with disabilities & registered with the Student Accessibility Services Office, students with high financial need, first-generation college students, LGBTQ-identified students, underrepresented academic majors within study abroad and student-athletes. This scholarship is only applicable to Kent State University sponsored programs
Annual Amount: $500-$4,000
Deadline: February 1 for Spring Break/Summer Intersession, March 1 for Summer, May 15 for Fall, October 15 for Spring and Winter Break
Class Standing: Freshman (not incoming), SO, JR, SR, Graduating Senior, Masters, PHD
Majors: Open to all majors
Contact: Office of Global Education; edabroad@kent.edu, Ph: 330-672-7980

29.    OGE First Experience Abroad Scholarship 
Students who will be participating in their first study abroad experience through a Kent State University sponsored program.
Annual Amount: $500 - $4,000
Deadline: February 1 for Spring Break/Summer Intersession, March 1 for Summer, May 15 for Fall, October 15 for Spring and Winter Break
Class Standing: All 
Majors: Open to all majors
Contact: Office of Global Education; edabroad@kent.edu, Ph: 330-672-7980


30.    Denise Rhea Adams Scholarship
Two $5000 awards are given per year to outstanding School of Art majors who intend to study abroad during the academic year of award. Student must be scheduled or registered for travel study through one of the travel study courses in the School of Art or a study abroad program through KSU Global Education.
Annual Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Rolling
GPA: 3.5+
Class Standing: JR, SR 
Majors: Art Education, Art History, Crafts, Crafts or Fine Arts, Fine Arts
Contact: Lisa Everson, Ph: 330-672-1351