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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most scholarships listed below are for US students.  International students should talk with the local ISEP Coordinator about study abroad and travel grants that may be available in your country. 

US students should ask your study abroad advisor and financial aid officer what aid is available. Federal and most institutional financial aid can be used for ISEP programs, and your financial aid award may be adjusted to cover travel costs and additional fees.   Your university may also have specific internal scholarships reserved for study abroad.

ISEP Scholarships

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Annette Kade Scholarships for Study in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland or the French Antilles

Massey University Scholarship

STA Travel Scholarship Drawing

Outside Scholarship and Financial Resources

The scholarships listed below are administered by outside entities. Please contact the relevant organization for more information. Visit the study abroad and development offices at your institution for information about other sources of scholarships for study abroad. Local service groups, foundations or corporations may also offer scholarships for study abroad.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
A man of the Enlightenment, philosopher and scientist, Benjamin Franklin was also a great diplomat and friend of France. This travel grant for up to $1,500 is named after him and aims at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is 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.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Only available to American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and plan to use an Asian language in their career.

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Preference is given to geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Bridging Scholarships
For study abroad in Japan. Undergraduate students of any major are eligible to apply. The awards are typically $2,500 for semester-long programs or $4,000 for academic-year programs. In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2011-2012 academic year and who have an interest in economics and international finance. The deadline for applications for the Fall 2011 semester or the 2011-12 academic year is April 8, 2011.

BUTEX North American Scholarships 2012
BUTEX is now accepting applications for its North American Scholarship Program 2012-13. The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate ISEP participants currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at University of Bradford, University of Central Lancashire, University of Chester, University of East London, University of Plymouth, University of Sunderland, or University of Ulster. Your study abroad or exchange must take place during the academic year 2012-13 and your place must be for a minimum of one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Scholarships to highly qualified undergraduate students for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Gilman Scholarships
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is now accepting online applications for US undergraduates studying abroad this Spring. The program provides awards to students receiving a Federal Pell Grant funding at a two year or four year college. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year by the program. Those who apply are also able eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000. The application deadline is October 5th.

Itoh Scholarship Foundation
A non-profit charitable institute that provides provides financial assistance for the study of the Japanese language at Japanese universities.

Japan Student Services Organization
Available for qualified international students already accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools for a semester or year.

Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarships
Awards two $7,500 scholarships to US students who will be studying in Japan for the academic year to augment its contribution to the Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan. Winners may also be considered for internships at Morgan Stanley Japan's Tokyo headquarters.

National Security Education Program
Awards usually cover the full cost of study and travel abroad.  Created by Congress in 1991, NSEP was intended to encourage American students to study less commonly taught languages and cultures, especially in nations considered to be of interest to national security. The program also aspires to increase the number of Americans qualified for government service and international diplomacy. After graduation, student recipients are required to work for an office or agency of the Federal Government involved in national security affairs or in higher education.

Rotary Foundation
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships of up to $26,000 provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion.  ISEP students studying in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish may qualify for the Cultural Ambassador Scholarship.

TCA Study Abroad In Turkey Scholarships For African American, Hispanic American, and Native American Students
The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American and Native American Students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). TCA will award grants up to $2,000 per calendar year to full-time undergraduates (graduate students on a case by case basis) who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey for a semester or summer respectively.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
This scholarship program supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields. See flyer for details.

La Trobe University Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarships
La Trobe University offers outstanding students the opportunity to apply for a prestigious La Trobe University Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship. Successful students can undertake an integrative program during their Study Abroad Semester, which includes a combination of cultural outings, networking opportunities and special events at no extra cost. It is expected that scholarship recipients will act as future ambassadors of La Trobe University after returning home.

Scholarships are A$1000 per student. Please note: scholarship availability may vary each year and is only available to those students studying on an ISEP Direct program. Please check out the following site for more information: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships/studyabroad

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