Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships for Undergraduate Study Abroad Programs

Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation: Conroy Foundation Website

This scholarship is administered in the memory of the late Ashley Soule, a student who passionately loved traveling abroad and passed away while visiting India. This scholarship hopes to aid students who share Ashley's love of travel and adventure. The scholarship awards $3000 to an undergraduate student who plans to study abroad for at least one semester. Applicants must have at least 30 credits earned, a 3.0 minimum GPA, and must demonstrate financial need. The application also requires a 500-800 word essay on the prompt "An experience that has changed or shaped your life." Applications for spring study abroad are due December 1 and applications for fall study abroad are due July 1.

Boren Scholarships: Boren Website

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since students who receive funding must commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation, this grant is appropriate only for students who are interested in working for the government in some capacity related to national security. For more information about the types of jobs that would fulfill the service requirement, click here. Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for a summer program, (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum), $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for a full academic year; students who apply for a full academic year will be more competitive for the scholarship. Students interested in applying for a Boren should contact Rowan's campus representative, Dr. Christina Solomon, solomonca@rowan.edu, AFTER they review the website carefully. Deadlines are typically in January.

Bridging Scholarship: Bridging Japan Website

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in Study Abroad programs in Japan. Donations from private foundations and major U.S. corporations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation support about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships: April for fall programs and October for spring programs. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite, but applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX): Congress-Bundestag Website

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State and the German Bundestag that provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals annually the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Participants from a wide range of backgrounds and career fields are welcome to apply. Many of the positions are for students in business, engineering, and technical backgrounds, but they also offer internships in other areas, incluiding International Studies. Ability to speak German is an asset, but not a requirement. Recipients of the grant will receive two months of intensive German, study their field at a German university for 4 months, then complete an internship for 5 months. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma, and have some experience in career field (volunteer, internship, or paid work), so you may apply to this program as an undergraduate or as a graduating senior. Although this is a funded fellowship program, participants must pay for some personal expenses. The deadline is typically December 1.

DAAD Scholarships to study in Germany: DAAD Website

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for these scholarships, which fund study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of the DAAD scholarship program is to support Study Abroad in Germany, either as part of an organized Study Abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed Study Abroad semester or year. Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded monthly stipends plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance. The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year, which runs from October to July.

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards New Zealand Travel Award
Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards offers $2,000 travel awards to help students fund their flight to participate in Study Abroad programs in New Zealand. Candidates must be a US citizen or hold US resident status, be currently enrolled in at least sophomore year, enrolled in a New Zealand university through a Study Abroad program; and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications are due several months before the start of the Study Abroad program, e.g. in late April for programs beginning in July; check their website for exact details.  

Freeman-ASIA Freeman Asia

The Freeman Award for Study in Asia, or Freeman-ASIA, provides scholarships for undergraduate students to study abroad in Asia. The program provides monetary assistance to those who are already accepted into a study abroad program in East or Southeast Asia and will be spending at least 8 weeks abroad. The program awards up to $3000 for summer study, $5000 for semester study, and up to $7000 for academic year study. In order to be eligible for the Freeman-ASIA scholarship, students must be United States citizens and be an undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 2.8 studying at an accredited institution. The student must have little or no experience with the country they are planning to study in. Students must also demonstrate financial need through FAFSA. Accepted students are expected to conduct s service project upon their return to the United States. The projects are based on the students' own ideas on how they plan on promoting study abroad interest, as well as their own experience.

Fund for Education Scholarship (FEA): FEA Website

Fund for Education is a non-profit organization that provides funds to support American students interested in participating in Study Abroad programs: up to $5000 for a semester Study Abroad program or $10,000 for a one-year program. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Preference is given to students with demonstrable financial need engaging in language study and studying in non-traditional destinations, i.e. outside of Western Europe and Australia. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students. The deadline to apply is typically mid January for fall, spring, and summer programs. The FEA also offers dedicated scholarships, including a scholarship for students interested in Vietnam and the Rainbow Scholarship. This scholarship, a dedicated scholarship offered by the Fund for Education, is awarded to an LGBT student who meets general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. The scholarship is made possible by a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBT students. These professionals counsel international and study abroad LGBT students and support their LGBT colleagues in the field.

Gilman International Scholarship: Benjamin Gilman Website

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, funded by the State Department, offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional study/intern destinations (i.e. outside of Western Europe) and aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, such as students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study; however, the average award is approximately $4,000 for a semester Study Abroad program. Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive a Critical Need Language Award from the Gilman Scholarship Program of up to $8,000 total. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs such as program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. Students can study and intern abroad during the spring, summer, fall or academic year terms, each of which have different application deadlines.

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Studying in Japan : Morgan Stanley Scholarships Website

Supported by Morgan Stanley in order to advance US-Japanese relations, this scholarship, administered by the Bridging Foundation, awards $7500 to students who have been accepted into a study abroad program in Japan. To be eligible, students must be interested in economics and international finance. The application involves writing a 3-5 page essay on one of two questions related to Japanese economy and policy. The application deadline for this application is in the spring.

Rowan Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships

The Rowan Foundation offers two scholarships to support Rowan students from any major who participate in semester-long Study Abroad programs through Rowan; these scholarships may not be used for Study Abroad during the summer or intercession. 

  • The International Study Scholarship offers $1,800 to help a Rowan student from any major study abroad, preferably in a non-English speaking country, for a semester. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
  • The Dr. Kenneth Baird Charlesworth Scholarship offers $3,700 to help a Rowan student from any major study in Scotland (ISA offers programs to Glasgow and Stirling) for a semester. Sophomores are given preference and applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Recipients will be expected to report on their experiences upon their return and serve as an information resource for other students. Students must apply for these scholarships through the Rowan Foundation's scholarship application on Scholarship Universe, which are typically due in January for study abroad the following fall or spring. In addition to the general information requested by Scholarship Universe, the application for both scholarships consists of a 500-word essay about your interest in Study Abroad. A panel of professors from different departments and colleges review the applications and select the recipients, and scholarship recipients are notified during the first week of March—before the fall study abroad deadline of March 26.

Semester Hellenic Legacy Scholarships: Hellenic Legacy Website

The Greek America Foundation provides the Hellenic Legacy Scholarship for college students interested in studying abroad at the American College of Greece in Athens. The scholarship pays full tuition for a semester, about $4-00. The Hellenic Legacy Scholarship is open to college students who are studying for a four-year college degree at an institution of higher learning in North America; Greek heritage is not a requirement for winning the scholarship.

Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) to study Mandarin HES Scholarship

The Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) is a scholarship administered through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The program aims to encourage international students to take Huayu, or Chinese language courses, in Taiwan. The scholarship doesn’t include airfare, but it awards students monthly stipends of 25,000 NTD, or about $800.00, which may be used towards any approved language program in Taiwan. The program offers support for 3, 6, 9, and 12 month courses as well as summer study. Applications are typically due at the end of March.