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External Sources of Funding for Off-Campus Study

We encourage you to pursue external sources of funding to help you achieve your off-campus study goals. We recommend contacting the Off-Campus Study Office before applying, but here are a few great places to start.

Scholarships for Semester Study

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Application deadlines for studying abroad during the spring semester are the first week of October. Deadlines for studying abroad during the fall semester are the first week of April. Please check their website for exact deadline dates. Undergraduates majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a U.S. college before and during the time they are studying abroad. Recipients receive up to $2,500 for a semester-long program. LEARN MORE

Rainbow Scholarship

LGBTQ students who are applying for a scholarship through the Fund for Education Abroad (see info below) may also choose to be considered for this award. FEA offers one scholarship per year to an LGBTQ student to take part in a high-quality, rigorous study-abroad program. The amount of the award for a semester program is up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college. Application deadlines are in early November to study abroad during the following academic year or summer. Because the deadline date is so far in advance of the actual study semester, it is not necessary for applicants to have applied or been accepted to a study-abroad program. LEARN MORE

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Deadlines for studying abroad during the spring semester are the first week of October. Deadlines for studying abroad in the fall semester are the first week of March. Please check their website for exact deadline dates. The Gilman Program is seeking applicants who are U.S. citizens and recipients of a Pell Grant. Students who have traditionally been underrepresented in education abroad are preferred. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers up to $5,000 per semester to recipients. Students who are studying a critical need language (such as Chinese, Russian, or Arabic) are eligible to receive a $3,000 supplement. LEARN MORE

The NSEP Boren Scholarship Program

This program offers scholarships for fall and spring semesters. The program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who wish to study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Language study must be a component of the study-abroad program. The maximum award is $10,000 for a semester program. The NSEP Boren is administered on campus by the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.  The deadline for contacting Assistant Dean Kim Germain  regarding your intent to apply is the first Friday in December. LEARN MORE

Freeman Asia Awards

The goal of these awards is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia. Awards range from up to $5,000 for semester study. Some of the eligible destinations include China, Japan, and Korea. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, financial need, and limited experience in the proposed country of study. The application deadline for studying abroad in the fall semester is April 1. The deadline for studying abroad in the spring semester is October 15. Please make an appointment with Off-Campus Study ­before applying. LEARN MORE

The RIS Merit Scholarship Program

This program offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships for $2,500 to highly qualified candidates from U.S. universities to study at the Rothberg International School (RIS) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. To be considered, candidates must have completed three semesters of university study and have a minimum GPA of 3.8. The deadline for the fall semester is mid-April; spring semester deadline is mid-November. See website for exact dates and the most up-to-date information. LEARN MORE

Fund for Education Abroad Awards

These awards are intended to support students in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. FEA awards up to 10 scholarships each year; the amount of the award for a semester program is up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college. Application deadlines are in early November to study during the following academic year. Because the deadline date is so far in advance of the actual study semester, it is not necessary for applicants to have applied or been accepted to a study-abroad program. LEARN MORE

The Louis Levine Scholarship

This scholarship offers $2,500 for one semester of study at the Rothberg International School (RIS) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. To be considered, candidates must have completed three semesters of university study and have a minimum GPA of 3.8. The deadline for the fall semester is mid-April; spring semester deadline is mid-November. See their website for exact dates and the most up-to-date information. LEARN MORE

Jane Gluckmann & Carol Rausch Go Global Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany.  The scholarship is established in memory of mothers, Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch.  Jane Gluckmann was a mom to her daughters Kerry, Missy and her “sons” Rodrigo (from Mexico) and Sergio (from Brasil), as well as others in need; she was most proud of her kids when they were empowered and living fearlessly.  Born in France, Carol Rausch traveled Europe with a father and husband, who both served in the United States Air Force; she was first and foremost a loving mom of three children, and shared with them her enthusiasm for travel and passion for other cultures. May the inspirational spirit of these two mothers live on in future FEA scholarship recipients who are curious about the world, and seeking their own educational adventures. LEARN MORE

The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Students may participate in the program as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees).

The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), and includes a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with an allowance of $250 CA to offset the cost of health insurance. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. Killam alumni are also eligible to apply for various enrichment opportunities such as the Fulbright Canada Alumni Internship Program, the Killam Community Action Initiative, and the Local Ambassador Program. LEARN MORE