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Study Abroad Funding: Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships

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Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource, by NAFSA, contains an overview and resources for the use of financial aid and scholarships to study abroad.

The CIEE Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is for students who self-identify as being a member of a group that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. This scholarship is available to students participating in CIEE programs for study abroad only. The CIEE John E. Bowman Travel Grant funds the cost of travel and can be used for students attending CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations. These regions currently eligible include Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Applicants must attend a CIEE Member or CIEE Academic Consortium member institution, and be a participant on a CIEE program. Application deadlines are twice a year, November 1 and April 1 for the following semester. Contact: CIEE: Council on International Education Exchange, 300 Fore St., Portland, ME, 04101; 1.800.40.STUDY or 207.553.4000.

Freeman Scholarships. Scholarships for undergraduates with financial need to study in Asia.

Fulbright Scholarships. For graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni; Fulbright Scholar programs for university faculty and international education administrators; Fulbright Teacher Exchange for K-12 and community college teachers.

Fund for Education Abroad. Offers scholarships of up to $10,000 for 15 qualified students to study abroad.

Gilman Scholarships provides assistance for undergraduates with financial need to use for study abroad.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) provides free searches for scholarships for study abroad.

Institute of International Education: Study Abroad Funding. Loads of information on a variety of primary study abroad financial resources for students. Go to to search for matching funding sources.

International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) is a private corporation specializing in loans for study abroad. is a searchable database of financial aid, scholarships, grants, awards, and other scholarship abroad resources.

Reference Service Press, publishes of some of the best hard-copy directories of scholarships for overseas opportunities.

Univ. of Minnesota, International Study and Travel Center (ISTC), Scholarships Database. An excellent, free online database of scholarships.

Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship Foundation. Information on several multi-year scholarship programs for students, especially minorities, interested in international careers.