Interested students should contact the International Programs Office and Tom Mertes at least one month prior to application deadlines
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, 2015 and February 15, 2016; DEADLINES: October 6, 2015 and March 1, 2016. http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
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 22, 2016; DEADLINE: February 9, 2016. http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
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: 14 November 2015. 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 email@example.com.