National Scholarships to Study Abroad

These scholarships (for undergrads and grads) are harder to get but they will give you more money to study abroad. They also look VERY good on a resume and can open future doors. Not all of these apply to Granada. (courtesy of UMass IPO office)

Fulbright Program: The 2008-09 U.S. Student Competition
Application Deadline: October 19, 2007The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university. (Applicants lacking a degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered.) The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,400 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide.The deadline for submission of the online application is October 19, 2007. Institutional deadlines might differ from the official deadline. To find your institutional deadline, log on and find your U.S. university.

Kathry Wasserman Davis Scholarships [Middlebury]
These scholarships will cover the full cost of a summer of language study from beginner to graduate in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools during the summer of 2007. These merit-based scholarships are part of the “100 Sumer Scholarships for Peace Program” made possible by a $1 million gift from Kathryn Wasserman Davis. Application deadline is February 15, 2007.

Institute of International Education
Non-profit organization is publisher of the standard reference directories for study abroad offices, Academic Year Abroad and Short-Term Study Abroad, which are available as books or online. IIE’s scholarship book, Financial Resources for International Study, is online too. Open Doors, another IIE publication, provides comprehensive, up-to-date statistics about international educational exchange.

National Security Education Program NSEP
NSEP Boren Scholarships are available to degree-seeking undergraduates planning to study abroad in spring 2007. Emphasized world regions include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. For more information or to request application materials, please contact Professor Susan Whitbourne on campus or via email

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This program enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. The program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue semester or academic-year long study abroad opportunities in other countries. UMass Amherst campus contact for Gilman and NSEP Undergraduate on-campus applications: Carol Lebold, International Programs, William S. Clark International Center, 4th Floor Hills South, Phone: (413) 545-2710.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Scholarships toward travel and living expenses for students studying abroad in Japan. Deadlines: Oct 3 (spring); April 3 (fall/year).

Freeman/IIE Asia Scholarships
Assistance for students who wish to study in East and Southeast Asia. Deadlines: October 17 (spring); April 4 (fall/year); March 7 (summer).

Kathry Wasserman Davis Scholarships [Middlebury]
These scholarships will cover the full cost of a summer of language study from beginner to graduate in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools during the summer of 2007. These merit-based scholarships are part of the “100 Sumer Scholarships for Peace Program” made possible by a $1 million gift from Kathryn Wasserman Davis. Application deadline is February 15, 2007.

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