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Funding &

Financial Aid

Abroad Intern ( maintains a list of grants and scholarships that are available for internships and professional experiences abroad. We endeaver to list sources of funding that are not restricted to students in a particular institution; however, several grants are tied to a specific field. We recommend you apply well in advance for funding of your internship as many of these programs have significant application lead times.

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Rsource to find grants based on specific criteria. Convenience Comes to Federal Grants! Download the Mobile App to search and submit on the go. 

Christinason Grant

Specifically for US citizens who are 18-28 and doing programs of at least 6 months. The InterExchange Foundation Grant Program was established in 2006 to provide grants to young Americans who wish to help further cultural awareness through meaningful work abroad experiences. Grant awards are intended to defray the costs of transportation, participation fees, travel insurance, housing, and meals related to a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

The US Department of Education offers three kinds of grants:

  • Discretionary grants: awarded using a competitive process.

  • Student loans or grants: to help students attend college.

  • Formula grants: uses formulas determined by Congress and has no application process.

US Dept of Education

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Rotary Foundation offers grants that support a wide variety of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotary members are doing around the world. Explore the grant types and find one that's right for your project. Start and manage your application at the new Rotary Grant Center.

Rotary Grants

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. 

Gilman Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Boren Scholarship

The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by early career/emerging artists. The Foundation makes grants to early career artists and those nonprofit arts organizations that serve them in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City.

Jerome Foundation

IIE manages more than 200 programs with participants from more than 180 countries. In the last year alone, more than 29,000 people participated in IIE managed programs. Use our program finder to explore opportunities. 

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The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships of up to $10000 and ongoing support to minority and first-generation college students. The mission of the FEA is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Fund for Education Abroad

Over $100,000 in scholarships awarded each year. Students applying to any study abroad program are eligible. Scholarship awards are determined by submitting a creative photo and short essay (300 words max) on what motivates you to study abroad.

Go Overseas Scholarship

Up to $4,000 contest winnings for any student planning to study abroad, hosted annually by InternationalStudent. Entrants must create a video sharing inspiring and creative stories around their international education pursuit. 

Int Travel Video Contest

Starting August 2015, StudyPortals is launching the Global Study Awards together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, which offers students the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand their horizon and study abroad. StudyPortals wants to ultimately encourage young people to study abroad as part of their tertiary studies in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages. 

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The GotScholarship: $40K to Give Away Scholarship is open to current and future college students, graduates and parents of students. To enter, you must complete the brief registration process then apply for the chance to win. Participants can increase their odds of winning by having sponsors. The GotScholarship $40K Give Away is open to all students age 18 and older in the U.S. and international. The scholarship recipient is chosen by random drawing.

Got Scholaship

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals to apply for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe.

Robert Bosch Fellowship

Established in honor of AIA Past President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides USD 1000 each for up to seven successful applicants to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. 

Waldbaum Scholarship

Luce Scholar candidates are nominated by 67 U.S. colleges and universities (see website for details). The Luce Scholars Program provides scholarships for 18 young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Dating from 1974, the program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Luce Scholar candidates are nominated by 75 participating colleges and universities. 

Luce Scholars Progam
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