Currently Open Scholarships

Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a four-year university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered to students who will be studying abroad in summer or fall 2018.

Eligibility requirements:

       - Be a U.S. citizen;
       - Be an undergraduate student;
       - Be a federal Pell Grant recipient;
       - Receive academic credit for the program abroad;
       - Select any country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. Certain areas within these countries may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these areas;
       - Be enrolled in a program abroad for at least three weeks (a minimum of 21 consecutive days in the same country).
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DEADLINE: March 6, 2018
 

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. This 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. Grant amount varies from $3,000-$7,000.

Eligibility requirements:

- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
- Must currently receive need-based financial aid. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.
- Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.
- Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
- Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam (minimum stay abroad: 8 weeks for a summer term and 12 weeks for a semester term).
- Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits.
- Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study.
- Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
- Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
- Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.
 
DEADLINES:
Summer 2018: March 14, 2018
Fall 2018: April 11, 2018