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Scholarships for Studying Abroad

IIE's Gilman Scholarship

IIE is a non profit organization that creates programs of study and financial aid for students to expand their studies internationally. IIE's Gilman Scholarship offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need participating in credit-bearing programs abroad or virtual international programs that have a start date from May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022. Students studying critical need languages may be eligible to receive an additional award of up to $3,000. For more information, please click here 

The application deadline is Tuesday, March 2, 2021, by 11:59pm Pacific Time.

  • Advisors must certify applications by Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
  • Students and Advisors will be notified of award status at the end of April 2021. 

Please email Gilmanadvisors@iie.org with any questions.

As part of the Gilman Program, the following scholarships are also available:

CIEE Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program. This Fellowship is developed for students of color and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding. For more information, please click here

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be a current undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
  • Identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander).
  • Submit a complete application no later than February 14

Institutional Support and Scholarship for Study Abroad

Students who have been accepted into the study abroad program with the approval of one of the directors may apply for an SFC Study Abroad Scholarship. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required in order to be eligible for a scholarship. The award ranges from a maximum of $500 for the summer, to $1000 for the spring or fall semester. To apply, download the Study Abroad Scholarship Application here.

Financial Aid for Studying Abroad

A student who is accepted into a program of study abroad is eligible to use institutional and federal aid to help pay for program costs (tuition, fees, housing, and approved travel expenses). Click here to read our general policy and guidelines for the use of financial aid for study abroad.

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