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OAS Academic Scholarships Program (Undergraduate)

Offered by Organization of American States

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 25, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Upperclassmen

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a college junior or senior interested in studying abroad? If so, consider applying for the OAS Academic Scholarships Program (Undergraduate)! The scholarship is open to students from the U.S. and any other OAS Member States in the last two years of their studies leading to a bachelor’s degree. Applicants should have the desire to study in another OAS Member State (excluding their home country) and return to and remain in their home country for at least two years following the completion of their studies abroad.

The Organization of American States (OAS), the premier regional forum for political discussion, is proud to offer this and other scholarships to help students achieve their educational goals. Every year, they select multiple recipients to earn up to $10,000 for tuition and mandatory fees, health insurance, monthly allowance, roundtrip airfare, and school books. If you are a college upperclassman looking for a study abroad opportunity, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The program is open to college students from an OAS Member State who wish to study abroad in another OAS Member State. Applicants must have completed the first two years of an undergraduate degree (or have an associate’s degree) and possess the language competence to undertake studies at their chosen university. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen


Canadian Citizens, Other

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Foreign Languages

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a copy of their government-issued ID from their home country, and the below application materials. Associate's degree holders must also submit a copy of their degree diploma.


Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letters of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Organization of American States at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the OAS Academic Scholarships Program (Undergraduate) is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens and citizens of some other countries. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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