Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program was established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Gilman Scholarships provide awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Although this program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, a limited number of scholarships for study in Western Europe are available.

For current application deadlines, eligibility details, an application form, and further information, please check

Boren Awards for International Study

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships for graduate students.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available on

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of the Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program.

There are currently two types of scholarships:

The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships, which provide funding in the amount of US$25,000, or its equivalent, for one academic year abroad.

There is also the Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships, which provide funding in the amount of US$12,000 for three months and US$19,000 for six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country.

To find the Rotary Club closest to your home, visit the Rotary Clubs homepage:

John T. Petters Scholarship

Sponsored by John T. Petters Foundation


Award Type: Scholarship

Annual # of awards: 30-50

Date Effective: Rolling

Purpose: Scholarships are awarded to college undergraduate students for travel abroad programs focusing on business. Students must demonstrate financial need in addition to John’s traits of leadership, character, intellectual, strength, and a sincere passion to gain an international perspective. Preference is given to students studying on programs over three weeks in length.

Contact Information :
Mollie OBrien
Program Manager
John T. Petters Foundation
4400 Baker Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343
phone: 1-800-532-1407
fax: 952-351-0372


Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Sponsored by Ayn Rand Institute


Average Amount per Award: $50 - $10,000

Award Includes: unrestricted

Application Information:
Deadline: September 17

Notification Date: November 27

Procedure: Student must be in college/university or 12th grade at time of entry. Contest is open worldwide. No application is required. Essay must be 800 - 1600 words.
One entry per student, please. Essay must be submitted by September 17.

All information necessary to enter is contained on

Phi Kappa Phi Society Study Abroad Grants


Average Amount per Award: $1,000

Total Amount to all Grantees: 38

Award Includes: unrestricted

Procedure: The grant is open to Phi Kappa Phi members as well as non-members in all all fields of study. Student must attend an institution with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 and have a minimum of 56 credit hrs and a max of 90 by February 15th.
Study abroad program must commence in May and end in June of the following year. Applicants must submit a letter of acceptance into the study abroad program and have at least 2 remaining semesters remaining in the home institution after the completion of the study abroad program.
More application information available at

Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)

Post undergraduate study, in Ireland, to recognize Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to Irish peace process. All costs plus travel.

Deadline: Application due in early October of senior year


Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

This is a need-based grant. Grant amounts are dependent on the student’s expected family contribution; the cost of attendance; the student’s enrollment status; and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.


SCHOLARSHIP SOURCES:,,, and are a few websites to locate scholarships based on search criteria of location and area of study.

Check with your home Study Abroad Office for additional study abroad scholarships offered by your school.