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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This program serves undergraduate students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the time they are studying abroad.
Up to $5,000
Early March
Early October
USAC Scholarships These scholarships are available for students taking part in a USAC program.
Fall: Early May
Spring: Mid-October
Summer: Mid-March
ISEP Scholarships | ISEP Study Abroad These scholarships are available for students taking part in an ISEP program. Variable Variable
AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships | Financial Aid for Study Abroad ( These scholarships are available for students taking part in an AIFS program. Variable Variable
Churchill Foundation Scholarship
U.S. Citizen, Senior who is enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the Scholarship Program. $50,000 - $60,000 Early November
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship Any four-year university student with good academic standing. $1,000 Fall: Late May
Spring: Late December
Boren Scholarship
For student planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S.  Recipients of Boren Scholarships must accept a Service Requirement to work for the federal government in the national security arena for at least a year after graduation. Up to $25,000 Early February
Fund for Education Abroad
Provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. US citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled as an undergraduate. The program must be for credit and run for at least 4 weeks. $5,000 - $10,000 Mid September
Late January
Scott’s Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship Open to any citizen and/or resident of the United States (and its territories and possessions) who is enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning. $1,000 Mid October
Travel Writing Contests Multiple writing prompts that allow for narrative, practical, and inspirational writing on subjects including travel, work, volunteering, study, and living abroad. Up to $500 Mid October
Golden Key Outstanding Member Award - GoldenKey
Must be a Golden Key member. $500 December
John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) U.S. undergraduate students who are child dependents of active duty military members and who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. $5,000 October
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Must be studying abroad for a full year. Up to $25,000 Prequalification Application Deadline: September
Complete Application Deadline: October
Must be applied for 18 months in advance
Critical Language Scholarship
Students must select one of 15 critical languages to study for eight to ten weeks abroad. For most of the languages, no previous experience studying the language is required. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Provides a full scholarship that covers all travel, tuition, housing, and a living stipend. Mid November


The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation

Any student with a 3.0 or greater GPA studying abroad in a program that is no shorter than 14 weeks can apply. $4,000 Spring: Early October
Fall: Early June
Monfort College of Business Scholarships
Study Abroad Scholarships (
Must be majoring within the MCB. Only programs with an MCB partner institution qualify for an MCB Study Abroad Scholarship. Typically at least $1,000 Spring: Early October
Fall/Summer: Mid March
Humanities and Social Sciences Study Abroad Scholarships Must be an HSS major. Variable Early February
Everett and Inez Tapey Scholarship For Study Abroad Opportunities - UNC Scholarship Application ( Must be a student in the Modern Languages Department. Preference is given to students studying German. Variable Early February
Lena Christine and Kathryn E. Mayer Scholarship - UNC Scholarship Application ( Must be a foreign language major.  Variable Early February
Ryan Farley Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship - UNC Scholarship Application ( Must have completed at least one year at UNC prior to receiving the scholarship and demonstrate financial need.  Variable Early March
David R. Caldwell Study Abroad Scholarship - UNC Scholarship Application ( Must be an undergraduate student with a declared major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or Interdisciplinary Studies: International Studies emphasis; or a graduate student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Variable Early February
Killam Fellowships - American Student Application | Fulbright Canada Must study abroad at a Canadian university.  $5,000/Semester
$10,000/Full academic year
Late January