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Education Abroad Scholarships

Madison College Study Abroad Scholarship

Madison College Study Abroad Scholarship is open to Madison College students that intend to enroll in a Madison College sponsored study abroad program for Spring 2019, Spring Break 2019, Summer 2019, or Fall 2019. Students must have completed a minimum of 12 college credits and earned a minimum GPA of 2.75 by the time of travel. The Madison College Study Abroad Scholarship is especially designed to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to:
Students with high financial need;
Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds;
Students with disabilities;
First generation college students.

For consideration, the
Madison College Study Abroad Scholarship must be completed and submitted by the deadline date. For a fillable pdf version, please contact

Application Deadline- There are two scholarship deadlines. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded after each deadline. The first deadline is October 1, 2018 and the second deadline is January 14, 2019. These deadlines will allow students to be awarded the scholarship before study abroad deposits are due. Please see the program page for information on specific study abroad program applications deadlines.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Community College student must participate in at least a two week study abroad program to be eligible for the award.

Application deadline for Spring program - late September early October; Summer and Fall programs - late February early March. There is also an early Summer deadline in early October. Students are encouraged to apply during the early application period, as scholarship notifications then align with Summer program deadline dates.

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience.

Application deadine- October for Spring and Summer and March for Summer and Fall

Emil J. Frautschi Family Endowed Scholarship
The Emil J. Frautschi Family Endowed Scholarship is a Madison College Foundation scholarship. Students eligible for this scholarship include: Continuing students who have earned 6 or more credits at Madison College and are enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or part-time enrollment (6-11 credits per semester) with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Students enrolled in any technical program and students enrolled in French language courses are eligible to apply. Students participating in French language learning activities such as the French Immersion in Quebec study abroad program, may also be considered.

Application Deadline- early December

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. Boren scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. See the Boren Scholarships website for a full list of languages.

Application deadline for programs (Spring, Summer and Fall) - early February.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding
The IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

GoAbroad Scholarship Directory
The GoAbroad Scholarship Directory provides information on scholarships and a searchable directory of a variety of scholarship opportunities.

The Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number and diversity of American undergraduate students studying abroad. These scholarships are intended for under-represented students in study abroad including Community College students and students in science and technology fields. Scholarship amounts are up to $5000 for a semester program. The Fund for Education Abroad also has a specific scholarship available for African-American interested in studying abroad.

Application Deadline- September for Spring semester and January for following Summer and Fall.

Study Abroad Goals Scholarship
Lonely Planet, STA Travel, and have come together to break down your barriers to studying abroad and help students achieve their goals. With the Guide to Studying Abroad, students will learn how you can make studying abroad a reality. There are multiple prizes and award options. For more information review the Study Abroad Goals website.

Application Deadline- Mid September

Weekend Student Adventures Cultural Bridge Scholarship
WSA’s Cultural Bridge Scholarship was designed to help defray the cost of a study abroad experience. $500 is distributed to award recipients twice a year (Spring and Fall semesters). Applicants must be studying abroad in Europe, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, and must be US Citizens. The application requires a short video that explains why the applicant chose to study abroad and their expected outcomes.

Application Deadline- Typically one month before the start of the semester 2x per year (Spring and Fall).

BUTEX- British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association
Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad at a UK College or University for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Application Deadline- May for the following Fall and Spring semesters.

Go Overseas Study In Ireland Scholarship
The Go Overseas Study In Ireland Scholarship provides funding for students to participate on a study abroad program at certain Irish institutions. Students interested in applying for this scholarship, should contact the CIE office to discuss possible partner institutions in Ireland.

Application Deadline- Early March

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

Application deadline for Spring programs - early October; Summer programs - mid February; Fall programs - early April.

Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships
The Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE) offers a number of scholarships for students participating on their programs. Students may be eligible for the GAIN: Global Access Initiative Grant, the LIFT: Language Intensive Focus Track Scholarship, or a variety of other scholarships. Students that choose to study abroad on a CIEE program are encouraged to review all of the CIEE scholarships to review eligibility requirements. Application deadlines and eligibility requirements vary.

Students that apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for Spring programs by the October deadline are guaranteed a $2,500 CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant -- plus they receive up to $2,000 to cover airfare to any study location.

Students applying to a CIEE Open Campus program in Berlin, Denmark, or Chile, are also eligible for an additional scholarship up to $6000. Students applying to a CIEE Open Campus program should contact Study Abroad to discuss the application process. Applications are due in September and January. Scholarship
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, offers $500 scholarships for fall, spring and summer study abroad. Five scholarships are available for the summer, and five are available for the fall and spring. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnically and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must participate in a study abroad program offered by a partner organization.

Application Deadlines: April 1 for Summer; July 1 for Fall

Turkish Coalition of America Study Abroad Scholarships for Minority and Armenian American Students
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has established a diverse array of scholarship programs that support its educational mission of engaging and cultivating a new generation of young Turkish American leaders, including the TCAdvange Scholarship program for Turkish American students. Additionally, a wide range of scholarships are available for American minority students wishing to study in Turkey and support TCA's mission to build people-to-people bridges between the United States and Turkey. Application deadlines and eligibility requirements vary.

Work Immersion Study Program (WISP, Germany) 
This scholarship program is for students to learn about German culture while participating in a paid summer internship in Germany. Applicants must have taken at least one semester of German, be 18 to 27 years old, enrolled in a community college, and majoring in a business or technical field. Students can apply to the program through Cultural Vistas.

Application deadline: December 1 for summer

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX, Germany)
CBYX is a year-long scholarship program that involves language study, academic courses and an internship in Germany. Applicants must be 18 to 24 years old at the start of the program and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. German language proficiency is not required, but strongly recommended. Students can apply to the program through Cultural Vistas.

Application Deadline: December 1 for the program beginning the following summer

USA-Interns-Program, German-American Internship Program of the Steuben-Schurz-Society (SSS)
The SSG has acquired the support of numerous organizations, institutions, companies and individuals willing to provide students with internship opportunities. The positions cover a broad range of fields including business, international relations, engineering, PR, media, the natural sciences and the humanities in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.Internships typically last 2-3 months and take place during the summer.

Application deadline: January for the following summer