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Top 39 Study Abroad Scholarships in November 2022
When you are thinking about studying abroad, cost is one of the most important factors to consider. After all, study abroad can be expensive! Students will have to pay for tuition, plane tickets, meals, room & board, and other expenses. The good news is that study abroad scholarships and financial aid can help make study abroad affordable!
In fact, in some situations, students can wind up saving money by studying abroad.
Keep on reading to learn more about how you can pay for your study abroad experience! We will be profiling some of the top scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to high school and college students.
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- Top study abroad scholarships
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- Resources for students studying abroad
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Top 38 Study Abroad Scholarships in November 2022
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.
$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay
Easy scholarship open to all high school, college, community and graduate students.
Niche $50,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Open to high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
Offered by Philanthropic Educational Organization
Open to international women students who wish to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada. U.S. and Canadian citizens are ineligible.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowship
Offered by Blakemore Foundation
Individuals pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that will require the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language.
UNIMA-USA Puppetry Scholarship
Offered by UNIMA-USA
Open to UNIMA-USA members who propose a puppetry workshop of their choice that would take place outside the U.S.
U.S. Air Force In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP)
Offered by U.S. Air Force ROTC
Open to college freshmen and sophomores who are willing to commit to some years of service after graduation.
Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship
Offered by American Zionist Movement
Open to college students who are invovled with pro-Israel activities on their campus and are studying in Israel for at least 1 semester.
The Boren Awards
Offered by Boren Awards
Open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
“Follow Your Own Path” Essay Scholarship
Open to all postsecondary students, regardless of the type of training/education they are pursuing.
$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship
Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.
“Outstanding Undergraduate” Essay Scholarship
Open to current undergraduates at four-year universities in the U.S.
La Caixa Foundation Postgraduate Fellowships
Offered by La Caixa Foundation
Individuals of Spanish or Portuguese nationality who wish to pursue postgraduate study in North America, Europe, or the Asia-Pacific region.
Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship
Offered by Morganstern Scholarship
Open to female Jewish college students who will study in Israel.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Offered by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Undergraduate students who have applied or been accepted to study abroad programs. Applicants' universities must have a PKP chapter.
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship
Offered by Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
Open to female college students who have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award.
Offered by Marshall Scholarships
US citizens with a bachelor’s degree who are pursuing a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
Project GO Scholarship
Offered by Project GO
US citizens on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force ROTC at a U.S. university. PLC students are also eligible.
$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.
Niche $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.
Need-based financial aid for studying abroad
One of the great things about study abroad is that students can qualify for financial aid to study abroad (just like any other academic semester). This means that any need-based financial aid you are receiving can be applied to pay for your study abroad semester. This includes need-based grants specifically from your college, as well as Pell Grants.
This means that students will need to submit their FAFSA each year (as well as any other financial aid forms that your institution requires).
Students who are receiving merit-based scholarships will also be able to apply their awards to a study abroad experience. In fact, some merit and full ride scholarships will offer students a specific stipend for study abroad.
Resources for students studying abroad
This handbook walks you through each step of the study abroad process, from choosing a location, to preparing for your program, to making the most of it once you’re there. If ever in doubt, this handbook probably has an answer for you!
CIEE is a popular study abroad program provider. You can check their website for a list of available programs — even if you don’t end up going with them, it’s a good way to get a general survey of what study abroad programs look like.
Unfortunately, study abroad isn’t all fun and games! There is a fair amount of paperwork you’ll have to complete, and one of the first steps, and the one you should be the most careful about, is the visa. You’ll need to get a student visa for wherever you are going. Start this process early, so if there are any complications, it won’t foil your plans to study abroad.
It’s time to pull your passport out of that dusty drawer and check to make sure it’s all in order. Make sure that it does not expire within six months of the date of the end of your program. Some countries make this a requirement for entry. Passport services often take a long time, so be sure to start this early and keep on top of the process.