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Scholarships

This page is intended as a resource to help students get started with researching scholarships. There are many opportunities listed on this page, but it is not the only source of study abroad scholarship information. Students are encouraged to be creative and resourceful. In addition to the opportunities listed in the menus below, students can also explore some of these other additional sources of funding:

  • Studyabroad.com
  • NAFSA
  • Scholarships.com
  • Contact your hometown Rotary Club, Lions Club, or other social or cultural organizations to see if they may also offer scholarship opportunities

Global Citizenship Scholarship
The UConn Office of Education Abroad provides Global Citizenship scholarships up to $3,500 for semester programs, up to $1,750 for summer and up to $1,250 for winter programs. Please note that these awards are based on financial need; accordingly, a completed FAFSA must be on file with Financial Aid. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must complete the Global Citizenship Scholarship section within your UConn Education Abroad application by the program deadline. UConn Education Abroad applies all Global Citizenship Scholarship awards directly to charges on the study abroad participant’s University fee bill (including program fees, University, and student fees). All Global Citizenship Scholarships take the form of a credit to the student’s account. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.Regional Campus Incentive Scholarship
This scholarship is designed for students from UConn’s regional campuses (Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury) who wish to study abroad on semester-long and/or summer programs. Regional students who complete the “Global Citizenship/Regional Campus Incentive Scholarship” questionnaire within their study abroad applications, who are accepted and who commit to semester-long or summer study abroad programs will receive a minimum of $400 in scholarship support from UConn Education Abroad. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must complete and submit their scholarship applications by the program application deadline on the UConn Education Abroad website. Scholarship decisions are based on both financial need and merit. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.United States Armed Forces Veteran Scholarship
This UConn Education Abroad scholarship is available to UConn students committed to study abroad programs who have served or continue to serve in our Armed Forces and are registered with UConn Veteran’s Affairs and Military Programs. Veterans will be automatically awarded $2,500 in scholarship support if they commit to a semester-long study abroad program and $1,000 if committed to a summer or short term program. There is no application for this scholarship; students just need to indicate their veteran status on their study abroad application. This scholarship can be applied to the costs of any type of UConn-approved study abroad program and can cover Program Fees, Study Abroad Fees, tuition, and other study abroad-related costs as long as they are billed through UConn. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.Geraldine Hugg Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding graduate or undergraduate student with demonstrable financial need who is enrolled full-time at UConn. From this pool of qualified applicants, priority consideration will be given to students interested in learning the language and culture of the Czech Republic. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Joshua R. Newton Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding graduate or undergraduate student with demonstrable financial need who is enrolled full-time at UConn and participating in an approved education abroad program. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

David K. Herzberger Study Abroad Scholarship
One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a student with demonstrable financial need who is participating in a study abroad program where English is not the language of instruction. Priority will be given to students majoring within the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for a Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part of the online application process once you have been accepted to a program. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Ed Satell Social Entrepreneurship Scholarships
These scholarships, ranging from $1,500-$3,000, are awarded to students participating in study abroad programs that promote social entrepreneurship. Currently, the one eligible program is UConn Social Entrepreneurship in Guatemala/Ecuador. Scholarships are based exclusively on financial need. You do not need to apply to this scholarship; participating students will be considered for this award. A thank you letter should be written to Mr. Satell upon reception of the scholarship. A letter reporting on your experience must also be written and sent to Mr. Satell upon completion of the program. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

John and Ann Ellen Rutherford International Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student with demonstrable financial need who is participating in a study abroad program offered by UConn. From this pool of qualified applicants, priority consideration will be given to international students. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, domestic students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Jennifer Teed Duncan-Bendix DIS Automatic Scholarship
An automatic fee reduction of $4,000 per semester is available to qualified student wishing to participate in DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia programs in either Copenhagen or Stockholm. This scholarship will be automatically deducted from the bill you receive from DIS. Students wishing to study at DIS in the summer will automatically receive a scholarship of $300 for every 3-week session, $400 for every 4-week session, and $1000 for every 7-week Architecture & Design session in which they participate.

Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

School of Business Scholarships
Undergraduate students in the School of Business are eligible to compete for Study Abroad Scholarships every year. These scholarships can be applied to any of the UConn approved study abroad programs. Applications are accepted through the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Business each spring term and students are notified through email when they are available.

The Rosen Family Scholarship for Science and Studies Abroad
The Rosen Family Scholarship for Science and Studies Abroad is awarded to undergraduates majoring in a physical or life science and have participated or will participate in an approved study abroad program administered by the Study Abroad Office.  Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Visit the CLAS Scholarships page for more information.

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education
Awards scholarships to continuing CLAS undergraduates who demonstrate an interest in the study of global education via their coursework (including international/human relations, and health and wellness issues that impact less developed countries/regions). Preference will be given to students who have or will be participating in an approved study abroad program administered by the University’s Study Abroad Office. This award is renewable. Visit the CLAS Scholarships page for more information.

Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
One of the first UConn majors in Latin American Studies, Mr. Bruce Lane remembers how traveling in Argentina impacted and transformed his life. To assist new students in having similar opportunities, Mr. Lane has generously established the Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship in honor of his mentor, Emeritus Professor of History, Paul Goodwin, Jr. The purpose of the Fund is to support University students participating in Study Abroad programs to Latin American and the Caribbean. Visit this page to apply for the Goodwin Scholarship. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship
The Golden Key Scholarship assists members who are going to participate in a study abroad program. The scholarship provides up to $5,000 in support. Those interested in applying must be a Golden Key member.

Charles and Lisa Eaton Music Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding graduate or undergraduate student with demonstrable financial need who is enrolled full-time in UConn’s Department of Music and participating in a UConn approved education abroad program. From this pool of qualified applicants, priority consideration will be given to voice majors. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, undergraduate students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Visit the Following UConn Websites for Other Sources of Scholarships
Asian American Cultural Center
Office of National Scholarships
Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center
H.Fred Simons African-American Cultural Center
Check the Scholarship Links under the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

David A. Boren NSEP Scholarships
For undergraduate study in areas critical to U.S. national security, including the new Language Flagship Program for graduating seniors and the Critical Languages Program for undergraduates. The campus representative for the Boren Scholarship Program is LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu.Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences, math and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website.There is a Pilot Summer 2010 scholarship program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors.
Eligibility requirements below:
• Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
• United States citizen
• Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
• Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks in one country and no more than an academic year
• Receiving academic credit
• Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or CubaInterested applicants should set up a meeting with UConn’s Gilman Scholarship advisor: Luann Saunders-Kanabay, Assistant Director, Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships, luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu, Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 417The National Italian American Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.Fund For Education Abroad
FEA offers grants and scholarships to dedicated American students who want to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.  They target underrepresented groups. There are also LGBT and regional awards (BASAA, New England).

Rotary Dstrict 7890 Scholarship
UCONN students eligible. Two scholarships for $5,000 each.  Funds payable directly to College for tuition and books. These will be awarded to college juniors or seniors who can demonstrate that their major focus is gearedtoward improving Global Education/Literacy or Global Waste/Sanitation.

Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grant
UConn has a Phi Kappa Phi chapter therefore competition is open to qualified member and non-members in all fields of study. A minimum GPA of 3.5 required. You may be nominated by the UConn Phi Kappa Phi chapter or you may apply independently. You must be accepted into an accredited study/internship abroad program at the time of application. The grants are valued at $1000.

Critical Language Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS)
The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offer scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages. There is funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer langauge programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. For additional information, contact LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu

University of Edinburgh, Scotland Participation Initiative Scholarship

University of Edinburgh, Scotland Participation Initiative Scholarship
Scholarship opportunities available for UConn students interested in studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh during the 2017/18 academic year. Each scholarship provides a 600 Euro travel grant + 850 Euro per month living stipend. Scholarship for either semester or full year.

SWEA Scholarship for Studies in Sweden
This scholarship will be awarded to one or shared by two or three well-merited female students for undergraduate or graduate studies in Sweden for at least one semester. Apply here: http://www.sweaboston.org/kalendar/scholarship/ 

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
This travel grant is aimed at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. Applications are open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.

GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship
For three lucky students, their European experience will be one to remember. To help them get the most out of their program by making it easier for them to travel and see as much of the continent as possible, GoEuro will be granting three individual scholarships up to €2,000.

The Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch “Go Global” Scholarship 
The scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany. Eligible students who complete FEA’s application will be considered for this scholarship. Interested students will be able to apply on the FEA’s website here: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/.

Go Overseas Study in New Zealand Scholarship
This is a full scholarship (US$15,000) for US students to study abroad in New Zealand for either spring or fall semester. In addition to the US$15,000 scholarship, there are five NZ$1,000 scholarships available for students who select the University of Auckland programme.

Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) 
These awards offer US$2,000 to help US students fund their flight to New Zealand and/or US$500 for study at one of eight New Zealand Universities.

University of Auckland Generation Study Abroad Scholarship
As a Generation Study Abroad commitment partner, the University is giving 100 Study Abroad scholarships of NZ$1,275 per year through our US partner institutions for fee-paying study abroad students. Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor for more information.

Killam Fellowship for Study Abroad in Canada
$5,000 scholarship for one semester at a Canadian university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, full-time undergraduates in any field of study. Deadline to apply: February 1 for the following academic year. The scholarship will be awarded to one or two well-merited female undergraduate or graduate students at a New England University who wish to pursue studies or a work/study program in Sweden for at least one semester. Click on link above for more information.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for academic year programs). In addition Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships. Undergraduates majoring in any field are eligible. No prior language required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Kosciuszko Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships in Poland
These scholarships are for students who wish to study in Poland, either for the semester or the summer.

The Tadeusz Sendzimir Fund
Provides scholarships to students, preferably of Polish descent, who are studying Polish language, history, or culture. Two types of scholarships are available: a) Academic year awards of up to $5,000, to support ongoing studies at an accredited college or university in the United States or Poland. b) Summer program scholarships of up to $3,000, to support summer studies abroad at an academic institution/university in Poland.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Scholarships for highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for funding to study, do research and/or internships in Germany.  Scholarships are available for students taking part in an organized study abroad program/exchange or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad experience.  Funding for a semester or the academic year includes a monthly stipend, health insurance and a lump sum for travel.

New England-China Scholarship Program
These scholarships provide the opportunity for New England college and university students to spend up to a year abroad in China studying the language, experiencing another culture and visiting world-famous landmarks. The program provides a wide variety of Beijing institutions from which New England college and university students can choose.  Students will need to ‘Petition for New Program’ through the UConn Education Abroad Office to participate in these programs.

British University Transatlantic Exchange Associations Scholarships          
The Scholarship is open to University of Connecticut undergraduates who have been offered  a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
Nine Summer Programs available for US undergraduates (over 18) with at least two years of  undergraduate study left to complete. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs including academic program fees, travel, housing, food  and cultural visits. Application deadline:  Please note there are 29 (two) deadline dates, depending on the institute you apply to. Thursday, February 27 by 5pm (UK time) or Thursday March 6th by 5pm (UK time).

For additional information, contact LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu

Jeanne Marandon Scholarship
This scholarship, worth up to $8,000, is for students interested in spending either a year in Paris or a summer in Quebec. Contact Professor Roger Celestin roger.celestin@uconn.edu for more information.

The Turkish Coalition of America Scholarship
The Turkish Coalition of America provides up to 100 scholarships per year for students of the following backgrounds:

  • African American
  • Armenian American
  • Bosnian American
  • Filipino American
  • Hispanic American
  • Macedonian American
  • Native American

These scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), or Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Applicants should also be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.

Eligible students will receive between $500 and $2,000 to use toward the cost of studying abroad. Scholarships will be awarded for programs lasting for the summer, one semester, or an academic year, as well as for university/college sponsored study tours and programs spent studying the country’s language.

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Semester at Sea

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CIEE

Access the World Scholarship (CIEE)In partnership with MIUSA and in honor of the ADA, the study abroad organization CIEE pledged to provide 25 “Access the World” scholarships for U.S. college students with disabilities to study abroad. Now, only 5 out of the 25 scholarships remain! U.S. undergraduate students with diverse disabilities may apply for select CIEE programs.

IES Abroad

Boren and Gilman Scholarship Support Grants (IES Abroad)

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship