Participants to WCCCSA-specific programs are eligible to apply for WCCCSA scholarship once accepted into the program. In addition, here is a list of scholarship resources for your convenience, arranged according to the time the applications are typically due. Some of them can be applied towards your cost participating in a WCCCSA programs; others may not. Check with Li (email@example.com) for details.
- Fund for Education Abroad scholarship (due in Jan.) The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.
- Community College in France (due in Jan.) The Bootcamps offer community college students the opportunity to study abroad in France during a two-week summer program. The French Embassy offers scholarships to most participants to reduce the participation cost. If selected, you will receive a $1400 grant. You will need to pay the remaining $1000, plus your international air fare.
- Boren Scholarship (due in Feb.)he Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.
- Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship (due in Feb.) What is the background of the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship? CIEE began the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship in 2017 to empower students of color – who are traditionally underrepresented on study abroad programs – with a curated study abroad experience focused on leadership, intercultural communication, and the tools needed to create positive change.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (due in March) The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.
- Freeman Asia Scholarship (due in March) A Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.
- Gilman-McCain Study Abroad Scholarship (due in Aug.) The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative that provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (due in Oct.) The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.
- Fulbright US Student Scholarship (due in Oct.) Fulbright program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
- Critical Language Scholarship (due in Nov.) The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
We encourage you finding additional scholarship resources on your own! Here are a few places to start:
- US Government Scholarship and Exchange Programs: www.studyabroad.state.gov/us-government-scholarships-and-programs/us-college-and-university-students
- Institute of International Education Study Abroad Scholarship: www.studyabroadfunding.org/index.asp
- CIEE Study Abroad Scholarship: www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/
Disclaimer: all scholarship information posted here has been compiled from external websites, where information gets periodically updated. We encourage you to research those opportunities on your own at their home websites and it is your responsibility to verify the accuracy of the specific scholarship information. Good luck!
Last Updated February 1, 2023