UConn Education Abroad has listed a variety of categories of identities students may view as a barrier to participating in an education abroad program. Each category provides tips for getting started, resources and scholarship opportunities.


Black Excel 
A collection of scholarships for minority representing students.


Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Diversity Abroad’s mission is to create equitable access to the benefits of global education by empowering educators, engaging stakeholders, and connecting diverse students to resources and opportunity. Search the database for a variety of scholarships.


Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA offers grants and scholarships to dedicated American students who want to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. They target underrepresented groups, including first generation college students, those with limited experience travelling abroad, students who have attended community colleges, and those who represent racial and ethnic minority identities. There are also LGBTQ+ and regional awards (BASAA, New England). For additional information, contact Valerie Jenkelunas.


Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel works to make it
as easy as possible for Jewish young adults to come to Israel. We offer grants and/or scholarships to help make the experience more affordable, and collect information about other grants and scholarships available for long-term Israel programs from third party organizations. We provide every eligible participant a grant towards participating in a program in Israel. Grant amounts are determined by factors such as age, home country, length of program, etc. In addition, need-based scholarships are available.


University HQ Disability Scholarship Opportunities
A collection of applicable scholarships for students who have a variety of disabilities.


American Association of University Women Fellowships & Grants (women)


Corinne Jeannine Schillings Scholarships (women)



“Consider exploring possible scholarships for exchange students offered through the host university. I was able to cover important program costs such as housing, textbooks for the semester, and afford other necessities (i.e. meals, transportation) during my stay. I was also able to comfortably travel across South Korea to learn more about the culture without experiencing a big financial burden.

Student Spotlight: Gabriela Rodriguez
Economics & Psychology double major