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Scholarships for Undergraduates to Study Abroad

Interested students should contact the International Programs Office and Tom Mertes at least one month prior to application deadlines

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Over 2300 awards of up to $5,000  to undergraduates of limited financial means for study abroad. Average award $4,000. Students must be receiving Pell grants . Non-traditional abroad destinations outside of Europe encouraged. Additional awards for students studying a “critical language,” such as Chinese. Student DEADLINES: September 22, 2014 and February 17, 2015; DEADLINES: October 7, 2014 and early March 2015. http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

BOREN (NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM)  UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Merit-based scholarships up to $20,000  for study abroad in regions of the world critical to US interests  (Africa, Asia, Central and E. Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East). Award recipient expected to  work in government agencies such as the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community. U.S. citizenship required. Student DEADLINE: January 26, 2015; DEADLINE: February 4, 2014. http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Provides scholarships to students who have completed at least one year of college who seek to learn one of 13 “critical need” foreign languages, such as Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese.  Funds intensive summer programs overseas. Open to US citizens, all majors. Deadline: 15 November 2014. http://clscholarship.org/

Another resource: Students ineligible for these scholarship opportunities may find something suitable by going to the IIEPASSPORT Study Abroad Funding site : http://www.studyabroadfunding.org

For information about these and other nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, contact Competitive Scholarships Advisor Tom Mertes, Walker 101, 503-883-2759  tmertes@linfield.edu.