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National and International Scholarships for Study Abroad available. Any questions contact our office at (801) 626-8711 or studyabroad@weber.edu.

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Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

For Pell Grant Eligible Students Only. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The scholarship provides funds of up to $5,000 for undergraduates who are Pell Grants recipients to pursue study programs outside of the United States for up to one year. An additional $3000 may be available to students studying critical languages. Students applying for an entire academic year abroad are given preference.

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Boren Awards for International Study sponsored by the National Security Exchange Program (NSEP)

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide some of the most prestigious awards available. Ranging from $8000 to $20,000, these programs help students study abroad while training for future careers. Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique 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, Central, and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

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Bridging Scholarship

For students planning to 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.

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British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)

BUTEX offers scholarships for fulltime degree seeking students at U.S. universities. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a UK university which is a member of BUTEX

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China Scholarship Council

The Chinese government offers various scholarships to students.

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Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

Provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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Ernst Mach Grant (Fachhochschule)

The Ernst Mach Grant is for students (both undergrad and grad students) studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences.

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Foundation for Asia Pacific Education

The Foundation provides financial support to undergraduate and graduate students. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor’s personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths (eg. engineering, business, journalism), or backgrounds (eg. children of farm or restaurant workers).

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Freeman-ASIA

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

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Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD offers a plethora of award opportunities to students at all levels and areas of study. Scholarships may be granted to students studying abroad for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of one academic year. Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros (approximately $800), plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

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Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

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Glimpse Correspondents Program

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of their home country for at least 10 weeks. Correspondents receive the following benefits: $600 stipend, support from a team of professional editors, career training in writing and photography, and guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org and the Matador Network.

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Go Overseas Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in or in the process of applying to any study abroad program.

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Golden Key

Golden Key International Honour Society is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization that provides merit based competitive scholarships. Golden Key invites only the top 15% of juniors and seniors and high-achieving graduate school students to be members. This scholarship assists Golden Key members who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. The study abroad program cannot have been completed prior to the application deadline date.

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship

Available for students of all levels interested in studying the Japanese language or culture in Japan. The Japanese government can provide very generous scholarships and living stipends.

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National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$10,000.

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Phi Kappa Phi

Only available to Phi Kappa Phi members. Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

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