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External Scholarships

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Awards Pell-grant eligible students up to $5000, and gives preference to underrepresented applicants, and less common study abroad locations.

Boren Scholarships
An initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.

BUTEX Scholarships
Open to North American undergraduate students currently enrolled at an institution in the U.S. or Canada, for study for a semester or academic year at a BUTEX-affiliated institution in the U.K. Each scholarship is for 500 pounds, payable after awardees have arrived and registered at the host university.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)
A fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
An intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
This 4-week summer program is offered to twelve exceptional student leaders of color will be selected to conduct a comparative study of social justice leadership in America, South Africa, and Ireland.

Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad
Different scholarships opportunities for study abroad. Directed towards students from underrepresented groups.

Gilman DAAD Germany Scholarship
Awards 40 additional scholarships to US undergraduate students to study and/or intern for academic credit in Germany. Successful applicants will receive up to $5,000 in study grants for up to one academic year.

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts
Offers up to $500 in scholarships to students whose permanent home is in Massachusetts who will study abroad during the summer, fall, spring, or academic year.

Graduate Women International Grants and Scholarships
Amount varies. The fellowships and grants offered by GWI and its national affiliates support the research, study and training needed to open doors to quality higher and continuing education for women and girls throughout the world.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. Funding opportunities for students with Hispanic background.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' (ECA) USA Study Abroad branch recently launched Languages.State.Gov, a one-stop resource for information on language scholarships and training programs offered by the federal government. The site brings together in one spot information on domestic and overseas language programs funded by the Departments of State, Defense, and Education, as well as the National Security Agency, and offers an interactive quiz that Americans can take to find the language program that fits their personal and professional goals.

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship
Awards are open to undergraduates studying the Japanese language, Japanese affairs or culture at a university outside of Japan. Must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 29. Only open to students from Connecticut (Fairfield County only), Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.Students must be able to study at a Japanese University in Japanese for a full year.

Plato's Resources
Lists scholarship and financial aid information for students of color in higher education and study abroad

St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia
$35,000 award. Open to students who will study for the academic year at the University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, or St. Andrews. Institutional nomination is required. For more information visit Swarthmore’s Office of Fellowships and Prizes.

Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships
TCA's scholarship program encourages students to choose Turkey as a study abroad destination. TCA scholarship recipients build people-to-people bridges between the U.S. and Turkey, and the program has served to engage a new generation of young Americans who have cultivated an interest in Turkey and Turkish culture, thus fulfilling TCA's mission.

US-Japan Bridging Foundation
Bridging Scholarships are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

QS Top Universities Scholarships Listing. Lists different scholarships options according to several different filters.