Scholarship Opportunities

UConn and other organizations offer myriad scholarships for education abroad programs. We strongly encourage you to be creative, resourceful and diligent in seeking out these options and submitting applications. Although applying for scholarships may not always be fun, it may pay off greatly!

Global Citizenship Scholarship
Education Abroad provides Global Citizenship Scholarships of various amounts for academic year, semester, summer, and winter programs for any eligible UConn undergraduate or graduate students. These awards are based solely on financial need. Accordingly, a completed FAFSA must be on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. To apply for this scholarship, you simply must submit a complete UConn Education Abroad application by the main deadline for your program's term; you do not need to complete any further steps. If you receive an award, Education Abroad will notify you upon application acceptance and disburse it directly to your fee bill at the start of the term of your program. You must remain committed to your program application and participate in that program in order to receive this award. If you withdraw before the program start date, Education Abroad may rescind your award.
Regional Campus Incentive Scholarship
Education Abroad provides Regional Campus Incentive Scholarships of various amounts to all committed applicants from UConn’s regional campuses for academic year, semester, summer, and winter programs. To apply for this scholarship, you simply must submit a complete UConn Education Abroad application by the main deadline for your program's term and be registered as a UConn regional campus student; you do not need to complete any further steps. If you receive an award, UConn Education Abroad will notify you upon application acceptance and disburse it directly to your fee bill at the start of the term of your program. You must remain committed to your program application and participate in that program in order to receive this award. If you withdraw before the program start date, Education Abroad may rescind your award.
United States Armed Forces Veteran Scholarship
This Education Abroad scholarship is available to UConn students committed to programs abroad 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 scholarship if they commit to a semester-long, summer or short term program. There is no application for this scholarship; students just need to indicate their veteran status in their program 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 rescind the scholarship.

Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in Economics. Applications are available as part of the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

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. This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate academic achievement, an academic focus on Latin America, and are committed to study or research programs in Latin America or the Caribbean. Priority will be given to students majoring in Latin American Studies. Applications are available as part of the online application process. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

David K. Herzberger Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate financial need and are participating in a program abroad in which English is not the language of instruction. Priority will be given to students majoring within the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Applications are available as part of the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

Geraldine Hugg Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate academic achievement. Priority will be given to students interested in the language and culture of the Czech Republic or Slovakia. Applications are available as part of the online application process. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and an interest in the study of global education in coursework, which may include international relations, human rights, or health and wellness issues that impact less developed countries and regions. Applications are available as part of the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

Joshua R. Newton Study Abroad Access Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Applications are available as part of the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

John and Ann Ellen Rutherford International Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate domestic or international students enrolled full-time who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Applications are available as part of the online application process. To be eligible, domestic students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

Eileen and Jerry Lieberman UConn/Israel Global Partnership Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn students enrolled full-time who engage in research collaborations with Israeli universities that expose them to academic excellence and innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Applications are available as part of the online application process. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind the scholarship award.

GO Global: The Galinsky-Olayon Endowment for Study Abroad
This scholarship will be awarded to UConn undergraduate students enrolled full-time who demonstrate significant financial need and are participating on semester-long programs. Priority will be given to students who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage, are members of groups that are underrepresented at UConn, or have experience living or working in diverse environments. Applications are available as part of the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from their program after being awarded the scholarship, Education Abroad may rescind 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.

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 Education Abroad. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Visit the CLAS Scholarships page for more information.

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.

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

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 students who study abroad and the countries and regions of their host programs. 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 STEM, 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.

  • Review Eligibility Requirements prior to beginning the application. 
    Please note: A student must be a Pell grant recipient to qualify for this scholarship, hold US citizenship and meet defined host program requirements.
  • Interested applicants must set up a meeting with one of UConn’s Gilman Scholarship certifying advisors in advance of the deadline.
  • Interested students should attend an information session, offered annually during the early part of the fall and spring semesters.Visit the Upcoming Events Calendar for schedule details.

Boren Scholarships
For undergraduate study in areas critical to U.S. national security, including the Language Flagship Program for graduating seniors and the Critical Languages Program for undergraduates. Interested students must meet with the UConn campus representative for the Boren Scholarship Program, LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay. 

Critical Language Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS)
The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers scholarships for intensive overseas study in 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 language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. For additional information, contact LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay.

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, 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.

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 is required. Students may be nominated by the UConn Phi Kappa Phi chapter or may apply independently. Students must be accepted into an accredited study/internship abroad program at the time of the application. The grants are valued at $1000.

Rotary District 7890 Scholarship
UConn students are eligible to apply for two scholarships awarded at $5,000 each. Funds are payable directly to the University for tuition and books. Scholarships will be awarded to college juniors or seniors who demonstrate that their major focus is geared toward improving Global Education/Literacy or Global Waste/Sanitation.

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 and 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.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

British University Transatlantic Exchange Associations Scholarships
The scholarship is open to University of Connecticut undergraduates who have been offered acceptance on a study abroad or exchange program 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.

Freeman-Asia Scholarship
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Go Overseas Study in Scotland Scholarship 
This is a full scholarship (US$15,000) for US students to study abroad in Scotland for either the spring or fall semester. Additional scholarships are available ranging from US$500-1500 based on program selection. Please note: UConn students may only apply and participate in Scottish programs or universities currently listed in the Education Abroad online portfolio.

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.

Golden Key International Honour Society 
Each scholarship through Golden Key requires a different application. Click on the scholarship you are interested in for specific instructions on how to apply.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
There are nine summer programs available for US undergraduates (over age 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).

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.

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.

New Zealand Education 
Students who have decided to study abroad in New Zealand can search the Think New database for scholarship opportunities.

Nottingham China Scholarships
Students participating in the exchange to the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China have several opportunities for scholarships administered through UNNC. (Note: Students must be nominated by UConn Education Abroad to participate in an exchange program.) Students may qualify for the UNNC Mobility Scholarship, Ningbo International Student Government Scholarship for Exchange Students, or the UNNC Global Ambassador Scholarship. Students should review information about eligibility and the application process for all scholarships available via the link.

Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarships

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.

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.

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program 
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. The scholarship will support the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant's choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.

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.

Accessibility 
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).

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.

The additional scholarships below are privately administered and not affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Please take time to research and review these options before you apply.

Contact your hometown Rotary Club, Lions Club, or other social or cultural organizations to see if they may also offer scholarship opportunities!

Scholarship Search Engines:

http://www.studyabroad.com/study-abroad-scholarships/

Other Private Scholarship Options:

Hach & Rose, LLP Annual College Scholarship
• Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
• Write an essay on the prompt that is provided. Must be under 2500 words.
• Scholarships amount is $10,000
• Deadline is May 15, 2018
https://www.unionlawfirm.com/10000-hach-rose-llp-annual-college-scholarship/

Top10bestbudget Annual Scholarship Award For 2019
• Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
• Write an essay on the prompt that is provided. Essay must be between 600-1000 words.
• Applicants must also submit an article from the website.
• Scholarship amount is $1,000
• Deadline is December 31, 2018
https://top10bestbudget.com/top10bestbudget-annual-scholarship/

Outer Audio’s Love of Audio Scholarship
• Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
• Write an essay on the prompt that is provided. Must be over 700 words.
• Scholarship amount is $1,000
• Deadline is December 31, 2018
http://www.outeraudio.com/scholarship/

STEM Scholarship from Hoshizakiicemaker.com
• Applicants must enrolled in a college or university
• The applicant must provide transcripts proving a cumulative minimum of 3.0 unweighted GPA.
• The applicant must maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours or more per term.
• The applicant must maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours or more per term.
• Answer the provided questionnaire
• Applicant must reside and be declared as a U.S. citizen.
• Scholarship amount is $1,000
• Deadline is June 30, 2019
https://hoshizakiicemaker.com/stem-scholarship

Sutliff & Stout First Step Scholarship
• Applicants must enrolled in a college or university
• Write an essay on the provided prompt. Must be at least 500 words.
• Scholarship amount is $2,500
• Deadline is August 1, 2019
https://www.sutliffstout.com/scholarship/

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university