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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

**Click the titles below to see details and eligibility**

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 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.

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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Scholarships are available to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students for study abroad. For a complete list please see the DAAD’s resources for North America.

Gilman Scholarships
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two year or four year college or university to participate in study and/or intern abroad programs worldwide. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year by the program. Those who study a Critical Need Language while abroad are eligible to receive additional funding as part of the scholarship program, increasing their award amount by an additional $3,000.

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 each year through the US-Japan Bridging Foundation to US university students who will be studying in Japan.

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. 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. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

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. and Canadian 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.

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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