Outside Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship:

This scholarship is for federal Pell grant recipients only. It supports students of limited financial means to study abroad, as well as students that have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, such as students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students who identify as LGBT. Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available. Applicants studying a “critical need” language can apply for a supplemental Critical Need Language Award of up to $3,000 (Mandarin, Swahili, and Bahasa are currently on this list).

DUE date: This scholarship runs in 2 cycles: one due in October, and the other due in March. For example: Cycle 2 will open mid-January 2019. This is for applicants whose program starts from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. This encompasses Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 units.

Rotary Scholarship:

The Northern Indiana District 6540 of Rotary International awards one $7,000 scholarship each year for a student participating in a summer study abroad program. Successful applicants must be residents of northern Indiana and sponsored by their local Rotary club. Eligible students must have completed at least two years of U.S. university or college study by their summer study abroad.

DUE date: Each December for the following Summer, ie. December 1, 2020 for Summer 2021 units. Contact sst@goshen.edu for the application and to get connected to your local Rotary club.

Boren Scholarships:

Boren Scholarships, funded by the National Security Education Program, provide 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, and Latin America. Awards are up to $8,000 for a summer program (STEM students only) and $10,000 for a semester program. Boren Scholarships are awarded to academically strong applicants who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government (Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or Intelligence Community) for at least one year within 3 years after graduation.

DUE date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5 pm EST.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships:

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers general and dedicated scholarships ranging from $1,250 to $10,000. Applicants complete one application and are considered for scholarships they meet the criteria for (including scholarships for athletes, LGBTQI students, etc.).

DUE date: January 17, 2020 at 12pm (noon) EST for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 units.