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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This is a great opportunity to get funding for any location you choose to study in. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The program will provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit and aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program or internship is scheduled to begin.

Science, Techonogy, Engineering, or Math students, check out the site to learn about their special summer award cycle.

Boren Scholarship (National Security Education Program)

Created in 1991, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students, provide up to $20,000 for an academic year to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.  These countries include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships are for graduate students, provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security.  Boren Scholars also study less commonly taught languages.


Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Critical Language Scholarship 

Fund For Education Abroad

Foundation for Global Scholars

Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Program Specific Scholarships

STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship

The Start the Adventure Scholarship was born out of a desire by STA Travel to recognize both student and institution. Thus, $2500 is awarded to a deserving student and a matching donation of $2500 is made to the student's home university or college to award to an additional student of their choice for study abroad, thereby making each scholarship twice as powerful.
Applicants should be:
1. Willing to be an advocate for meaningful travel, international education, and equal access to these opportunities for fellow students
2. Creative in demonstrating how he/she will advocate for meaningful travel and international education
3. Able to answer the question: “Why is it important for students to participate in international education programs?"

Application Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015, 5 PM Mountain for students who will begin their study abroad programs between January and June 2016

Go Overseas New Zealand Scholarship

Go Overseas partnered with Education New Zealand to give one US student a full ride scholarship ($15,000) to study abroad with the kiwis.

Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2016. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation.?

PLNU Outside Scholarship Resource

In efforts to help PLNU students locate additional outside scholarships, the SFS Office has created an Outside Scholarship Resource.  With this tool, students can research different outside scholarships that have been made known to PLNU through other students, organizations, and businesses.  We hope that this tool proves to be useful for students in finding additional outside aid.  This website is continually being updated with new scholarships and information so be sure to check back regularly!

Point Loma Nazarene University - Office of Global Studies
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