Financing can often be a stressful aspect for students planning their experience abroad,
but it doesn't have to be, and the best way to alleviate that stress is to start planning
early! The financial aid office on your home college will be your primary resource.
Before visiting or emailing the Financial Aid office, you must complete:
Contact the financial aid advisor on your campus (see below) with your student ID
and discuss with the advisor your desire to study abroad and your financial eligibility
for this program.
Financial Aid package may include grant money, federal loans, and private loans. Each
institution has their own policies and processes surrounding financial aid. Students
can sometimes find this process challenging, but know that you study abroad and financial
aid advisors are here to help.
Many scholarships are available to support you financially in your study abroad pursuits. However,
each scholarship has its application deadline, eligibility requirement and application
procedure; so definitely do your homework ahead of time. We encourage you to visit
each individual link below to learn more about how to apply.
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.
Each year, CAPA awards $1.5 million in study abroad scholarships, grants, and affiliate
benefits! To be eligible, you must be in the process of applying for a CAPA program. A separate
scholarship application and documentation may also be required by the deadline listed.
Late applications, essays, or forms will not be accepted. Incomplete applications
will not be reviewed.
In an effort to expand access to international experiences for community college students,
Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) is offering student study
abroad scholarships of $500 for participation in a global experience.
This application is for children or spouses of active or activated United States
Military Personnel to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. It is
a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
(ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S.
McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of a year $5,000.
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (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
students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before,
during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.
Boren Scholarships: Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S.
interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad: Up to $25,000 for 25-52
weeks (Preferred) Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM
Boren Fellowships: Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions
critical to U.S. interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad: Up to
$25,000 for 25-52 weeks (Preferred) Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks + Up to $12,000
for domestic language study (Optional)
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as
they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. One
hundred twenty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Applicants do not have to
be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
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.
Beginning in the fall of 2104, only previous scholarship recipients may apply for
funding from Sara's Wish Foundation. One or two previous recipients will receive awards
each year, with amounts ranging from $1000 to $10,000. These awards will be given
for sustained, substantial humanitarian work in the global community. [Please note that the needs identified in the preliminary application should be more
substantive and thus the requests should include specific budget categories. If the
preliminary application is approved for further consideration, a budget page with
detailed budget rationales must be included in follow-up documentation along with
the expanded narrative describing program needs and anticipated benefits to the population
served as a result of funding from Sara's Wish Foundation.]
Students with disabilities are welcome to participate in study abroad experiences.
We encourage the disclosure of disability and use a collaborative team approach that
involves the campus support staff as well as our provider staff both stateside
and abroad, the student's study abroad advisor and disability resources coordinator,
and of course the student, to determine the best means of accommodation. While some
accommodations are cost-free, we recognize that additional expenses may be incurred.
In an effort to defray such expenses, RCCD in partnership with CAPA have established
the Accommodation Fund. We wish you a successful, exciting, and enriching time abroad
and we are happy to support you in any way possible.