Financial Aid for Study Abroad


Outside Grant Programs

These highly competitive programs usually cover all academic, living and travel expenses. Details and deadline information are available at the office.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This program offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.  Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.

Further information is available through the Institute of International Education at http://www.iie.org/en/programs/gilman-scholarship-program/

Boren Awards For International Study

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.

For further information visit: http://www.borenawards.org/

 
Fulbright Program

This prestigious program provides recent graduates at the B.A./B.S. level, as well as masters and doctoral candidates the opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.

Further information is available through the Institute of International Education at http://www.iie.org/fulbright/.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Program consists of two branches: Whitaker Fellows and Whitaker Scholars.

Fellows

Fellows must have a BS or MS degree in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering, which is considered here synonymous if the program emphasizes biomedical engineering), and they will not have a doctorate at the time they start the grant. The applicant's latest degree must have been obtained not more than two years prior to the start of the grant.

Scholars

Scholars must have a degree in biomedical engineering and a doctorate. The award will be used to conduct postdoctoral work. The doctorate must have been obtained not more than two years prior to the start of the grant.

The recipients will come from diverse geographic areas of the United States and they will study and conduct research in diverse regions of the world.

Further information is available at http://whitakerawards.org/home