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External Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships awarded by the Office of Global Engagement and other departments on campus, there are many other scholarship opportunities. Through researching scholarship databases, you could potentially find scholarships that are awarded based on the location of your program or what you are studying.  If you are participating in an affiliate program, most of these organizations sponsor their own scholarships.  Learning Abroad also holds workshops about national scholarships like the Boren Scholarship and the Gilman Scholarship Program.  If you have questions about scholarships, please contact the resource that is listed for information regarding each scholarship. You can also contact your Learning Abroad Coordinator. 

Affiliate Scholarships

  • CAPA
  •  CEA Global Education
  •  International Studies Abroad(ISA)
  •  University of Minnesota (U of M) 

National Scholarships

  • Diversity Network Scholarship-- The Diversity Abroad Network "Diversity Network" will offer summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time students attending a member institution in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. You can find details about these opportunities on-line.
  • GI Bill-- Under certain circumstances, veterans can use the GI Bill toward the cost of learning abroad. Students intending to use Voc Rehab or GI Bill funding should contact the University of Utah Veterans Support Center as soon as possible to begin the process of applying through VA! The process for funding approval is lengthy. We recommend that students begin planning 6-8 months in advance.
  •  Gilman Scholarship Program-- The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. You can submit your application on-line. These are highly competitive scholarships and students should put substantial effort into the application.
  •  The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi--Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. You can find details about these opportunities on-line.
  • Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship-- The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. You can find details about these opportunities on-line.
  •  National Security Education Program (NSEP)-- NSEP's initiatives provide professionals with language and cultural skills to prepare them for federal government service. There are nine initiatives connected the U.S. education community, government agencies with national security interests, and individuals impassioned to learn a less commonly taught language and culture. You can find details about these opportunities on-line. These are highly competitive scholarships and students should put substantial effort into the application.
  •  The Whitaker International Engineering Scholarship Program--The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. You can find details about these opportunities at http://whitaker.org/grants/undergraduate-grants.

Location-Specific Scholarships

Asia

  • Bridging Scholarships (Japan)-- The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major US corporations and through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation makes it possible to award 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. Visit http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html for more information.
  • Freeman Asia-- Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for US undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from US citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. You can find details about these opportunities on-line.
  •  Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO)-- The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers awards for students interested in studying abroad in Japan. You can find more information about this award on-line.
  •  Shanghai Municipal Government (Category A-Undergraduate Students) Scholarships for Foreign Students-- These scholarships are for foreign students attending Shanghai universities. Category A scholarship winners will receive a tuition fee subsidy. Students must be graduate students attending a university in Shanghai, China, to qualify for this scholarship. Students must be entering the Chinese institution in the fall semester. More information is available at: http://www.sie.sjtu.edu.cn/ctrler.asp?action=detail_en&s=1109250004.
  •  Shanghai Municipal Government (Category B- Undergraduate Students) Scholarships for Foreign Students-- These scholarships are for foreign students attending Shanghai universities. Category B scholarship winners will receive a tuition fee subsidy. Students must be undergraduate students attending a university in Shanghai, China, to qualify for this scholarship. More information is available at: http://www.sie.sjtu.edu.cn/ctrler.asp?action=detail_en&s=1109250004.

Europe

  •  British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)-- Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The scholarships are open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX affiliated; your study abroad or exchange place must be for the next academic year; your place must be for a minimum of one semester. You can find details about these opportunities at the BUTEX website.
  •  Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany (CAU)-- CAU is a University of Utah exchange partner. CAU offers one scholarship each semester to a University of Utah student participating on the exchange program. This scholarship provides undergraduate students a 650 Euro stipend each month to help cover living expenses. Please contact Learning Abroad for application instructions.
  •  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)-- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD, its Regional Branch Offices, its Information Centers, and DAAD Professors around the globe provide information and financial support to over 67,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study. Located in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto, DAAD North America is here to advise students, faculty and current DAAD fellows in the US and Canada. You can find details about these opportunities on-line.

Scholarship Databases

  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships-- DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. Some awards are general and others are for specific programs or destinations. You can find details about these opportunities on-line.
  • GoAbroad.com-- GoAbroad provides a scholarship search database specifically for students planning on participating in an education abroad program. You can find details about these scholarships on-line
  •  IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding-- IIEPassport offers a scholarship search database for students planning on participating in a study abroad program. You can find details about these scholarships at the IIEPassport Funding website.
Peer Funding

Peer funding websites can be a good way to raise money for your program. Although Learning Abroad does not endorse any specific peer funding organizations, several of our students have used the following websites:

 

Last Updated: 5/5/17