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Scholarship Opportunities

McDonnell Scholarship
This scholarship fund provides up to $1,500 for undergraduate students at Suffolk University to study abroad. While any undergraduate student planning on studying abroad may apply for the McDonnell Scholarship, award priority will be given to students in the Sawyer Business School participating in short-term study programs. 

Samuel G. Rose Scholarship for Access & Opportunity
Available to students participating in the Academic Internship Program at The Washington Center, this scholarship fund will provide at least 10 students with a full program and housing fee scholarship to participate in the Academic Internship Program in 2023. To be considered for this scholarship, students must meet TWC’s eligibility requirements, be eligible for Federal Pell Grants, and write an essay of up to 600 words attesting to the impact this award would have on their professional goals and career trajectory. 

Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development. Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded based on need and application merit. An additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Award is available to students studying critical need languages, as determined by the U.S. Department of State. 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application (including Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving Title IV federal financial aid during their study abroad program or internship.

Fund for Education Abroad
FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. To be eligible for an FEA scholarship, you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA, and currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S., and you must be receiving academic credit at your home institution for your internship or study abroad program. Scholarships range from $1,000-$10,000, depending on program length.

Boren Scholarship
The Boren Scholarship provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Award amounts range from $8,000-$25,000, depending on length of study. Programs must be 8 weeks or longer.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa, be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S., and have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university. Awardees will also receive a travel backpack.

First Trip Scholarship
First trip provides up to $1,500 for travel to non-traditional study abroad locations for students who have never been abroad before.  Supplemental scholarships are also available on top of this. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but it is recommended to apply at least 3 months in advance of departure date. Some non-traditional locations include Costa Rica, Mexico, China, Thailand, India, Morocco, South Africa, Vietnam, and many more!

Diversity Abroad Scholarship
The Overseas Ambassador Program is an initiative created for current students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as overseas correspondents, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad. In return, ambassadors will be given a $500 stipend. 

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia  is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia for 8 weeks or longer. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award amounts range from $3,000-$7,000, depending on length of study.

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD
With more than 60,000 scholarships granted each year, DAAD claims that it is the largest academic exchange organization in the world. This service offers several scholarship programs, including one for highly qualified undergraduate students for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany.
*Available for both undergraduate and graduate students

U.S./Japan Bridging Scholarship
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in credit-bearing study-abroad programs in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Students can receive up to $2,500 for a semester and $4,500 for an academic year.

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Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
*Available for both undergraduate and graduate students

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program. this Fellowships is developed for students of color and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding.

Fulbright Summer Institutes
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to study in the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.

Fulbright Mitacs Globalink
The Fulbright-MITACS Globalink is intended for US Students interested in coming to Canada to undertake advanced research projects for 10 to 12 weeks (between May and August) in their area of interest. Projects will be drawn from a broad cross-section of research topics covering all academic disciplines and students will be placed with a university research project and undertake research projects under the supervision of a professor. Students will be given the opportunity to take part in professional training as well as extensive opportunity for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.

Humanity in Action Internships
Selects Fellows perform research on minority rights, intolerance, and democracy for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw. Promotes collective exploration of social issues related to discrimination while encouraging informed dialogue. Available to students and recent graduates from the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. 

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