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Scholarship Opportunities

McDonnell Scholarship
This travel scholarship fund provides between $500-$1,500 for undergraduate Sawyer Business School students to study abroad, with preference given to short-term programs. 

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. 

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 or permanent resident, currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S., and your study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution. 

Rainbow Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship. Amount awarded is up to $10,000.

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-$20,000, depending on length of study. Programs must be 8 weeks or longer.

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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