In addition to the scholarships below, there are many free, popular scholarship databases, including Fastweb,, College Board, and Cappex.


Study Abroad Scholarships

Applicable to our international programs outside of the US

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation. 

Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded yearly for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship (For undergraduate children of active duty service members)

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

The scholarship provides awards of $5,000 used toward the cost of study abroad.

Boren Scholarship (For MESP & USP students only)

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

The maximum scholarship award is $10,000 for a semester abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.

Fund for Eduction Abroad 

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet their eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: first-generation college students, minority students, and community college stuents.

Scholarships range from $1,500 - $10,000, award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need. 

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

The Overseas Ambassador Program is a initiative created for currently students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad. By writing insightful articles, sharing inspiring videos and pictures about your new surroundings, cross-cultural observations and personal growth, your words will inspire other diverse students to go abroad and challenge them to rethink how study abroad experiences can be for everyone.

Diversity Abroad will offer a $500 stipend for fall and spring semesters. Five stipends are available for each term.

Diversity Abroad Consortium Summer Scholarship

The Diversity Abroad Consortium offers summer scholarships for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students attending a member institution. Additional Information: Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 for the summer term.

Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship

Ashley’s Foundation first began in 2006, as a way of honoring the life of Ashley Soulé Conroy and as a way for Ashley’s family and friends to heal in the wake of her passing. With a love of travel being one of Ashley’s core traits, they envisioned a small foundation, something that could perhaps someday offer scholarships in Ashley’s name to a few deserving university students planning to study abroad. They envisioned a way of helping these students realize their dream of studying in the far flung corners of the globe that Ashley so dreamed of visiting herself someday.

Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters in the amount of $4,000.

Explore the World Travel Scholarship

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is awarded yearly by HI USA to help fund travel with a educational or service component. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30, be a US citizen or Green Card holder, demonstrate financial need as outlined in the application guidelines, and reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence.

Scholarships are in the amount of $2,000, paid in $1,000 installments pre and post-travel.

Scott's Cheap Flights Scholarship

Scott's Cheap Flights, which can be helpful as you start looking for flights to study abroad, offers a scholarship to help make those study abroad dreams possible. Many of the Scott’s Cheap Flights team members had their first international travel experience when they studied abroad.

The Scott's Cheap Flights Scholarship awards $1,000 two times per year.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Scholarships are awarded for fall, spring, and summer terms.

The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive: $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad and 1 travel backpack.


Domestic Off-Campus Study Scholarhips

Applicable to our US-based programs

BMI Foundation Scholarships (For CMC students only)

The BMI Foundation supports the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions. They have scholarships which support students in various fields of music composition. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a US college or university and be between the ages of 17 to 24.

Award amounts vary, see the BMI Foundation website for specific scholarship amounts.

The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarships 
(For LAFSC students only)

The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students studying television and film production. Scholarships are given to juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and professional potential. To be eligible for a King Family Scholarship Award, all application materials must be received by April 15.

Scholarships are in the amount of $3,500 per academic year for up to a toal of two years.