Time is Running Out! 20 Scholarships for Study Abroad Summer 2017

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How to get study abroad scholarships summer 2017

You want study abroad scholarships, we got study abroad scholarships. Well, a list of ‘em anyway. And if you’re planning to study abroad for summer 2017, we’re about to become your new favorite bookmark.

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Ready to ssstttrrretch your comfort zone and transform your life?

The good news is that scholarships for summer study abroad 2017 aren’t too hard to come by. The even better news is that we’ve rounded up the best ones (and penned countless articles on how to write the words that win) to help make your summer abroad less stressful.

Ready to rock these apps and score scholarships for study abroad summer 2017? We thought so. Without further ado...

1. Boren Scholarship 

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What will you discover?

The Boren Scholarship is an initiative of the National Security Education Program that provides funding to undergraduate scholars to immerse to a new culture and study fields that are critical to U.S. national security. Boren-funded summer programs are eight weeks long and limited to American STEM students. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $8,000
  • Deadline: February 9, 2017
  • How to Apply

2.  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Two girls looking at hot air balloons over a valley
Make new friends and see the world.

Aiming to encourage students to study diverse foreign languages and intern abroad, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship program offers aid to undergraduates with limited financial means. All U.S. citizens attending public or private academic institutions located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply for this international scholarship program. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: up to $5,000
  • Deadline: March 7, 2017
  • How to Apply

3. CEA Study Abroad Scholarships

Girl posing in front of Taj Mahal
When your financial stars align, this could be you.

CEA Study Abroad is committed to increase all students’ access to study abroad and enhance their global competence through financial aid and scholarship programs. University and college students can choose from one of three CEA scholarship categories: Merit-based, Diversity, and Need-based. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $400 - $1,000 (varies per scholarship)
  • Deadline: April 10

4. AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

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New cultures await.

Aside from providing high quality education program abroad, AIFS also awards scholarships, grants, and financial support to deserving students. Eligible students will have the opportunity to choose from a diverse array of study abroad scholarship offered by AIFS.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $200 - $1,000 (varies per scholarship)
  • Deadline: March 1

5. SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

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Dunhua, China FTW

SIT Study Abroad has been providing experiential study abroad opportunities for undergraduates for more than 50 years and is committed to going the extra mile for students with limited funding for study abroad. SIT offers prospective participants a helping hand through a variety of scholarships and financial aid resources. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: range from $500 to $5,000
  • Deadline: April 1

6. Corinne Jeannine Schillings Scholarships

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Don’t worry — you don’t have to take dressing like the locals this seriously.

To preserve the memory of Corinne Jeannine Schillings, the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation provides financial assistance to women pursuing their undergraduate degree and studying foreign languages and cultures. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 19, 2017 (5:00pm CST)
  • How to Apply

7. Eastern European Study Abroad Scholarship

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You won’t be in this much despair as you apply for scholarships.

Eastern European Study Abroad (EESA) is the leading international education organization in Eastern Europe. EESA believes all students should have equal opportunity to study abroad, therefore, they offer scholarships and discounts to eligible participants. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $100-$1000
  • Deadline: April 20

8. Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships

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Some experiences are priceless.

Since 2001, Spanish Studies Abroad has been awarding scholarships to students who have a strong passion for learning the Spanish language. Students can apply for Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships in two categories: Merit-based or Diversity. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: April 15

9. Cultural Vistas STEM LAUNCH

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Spend your scholarship dollars on a trip to Myanmar.

Cultural Vistas provides students and faculty members of Spelman and Morehouse Colleges with the opportunity to learn about the STEM fields in Germany. With the support of The Halle Foundation, students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) based in the state of Georgia can apply for the STEM LAUNCH Study Tour program, which kicks off in April 2017. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: The majority of the program costs (airfare, accommodations, travel within Germany, activities, and logistical support prior to departure and upon re-entry) are covered through The Halle Foundation’s generous grant.
  • Deadline: TBA

10. The Intern Group Global Leader Grant

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Don’t let your bank account keep you from discovering the world.

The Intern Group grants scholarships to ambitious, global-minded students or recent graduates who want to enhance their professional and personal development and take their studies to the next level. There are four (4) Global Leadership Grants offered by The Intern Group for students who want to experience Madrid, Latin America, Australia, or Hong Kong.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors, Masters, and Recent Graduates
  • Award: $2,000-$3000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017

11. Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

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Picture this: you watching this sunset in Reykjavik with friends.

Since 2001, the Freeman-ASIA Awards have made study abroad in Southeast Asia and the East possible for thousands of U.S. undergraduates. To increase the exposure and understanding of U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Asian culture and people, Freeman-ASIA offers financial aid to summer participants interested in study abroad in Asia.. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: up to $3,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

12. Alliance for Global Education Need-Based Scholarships

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How do you like your Çay?

The Alliance for Global Education and IFSA-Butler believes study abroad should be within reach for every student. All financially incapacitated participants of Alliance programs in China, India, and Israel, and other IFSA-Butler programs, can apply for Alliance’s need-based scholarships. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 1 (Priority) and April 1 (Final)
  • How to Apply

13. HACU Study Abroad Scholarship Programs

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Free money, wahoo!

In partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and several study abroad program providers, Hispanic undergraduates with limited financial means can make the most of their education through HACU’s  study abroad scholarship programs.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: Varies per scholarship
  • Deadline: March 1

14. CGEE Students of Color Endowed Scholarship

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All smiles

To create a diverse community of co-learners abroad, the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) awards students from historically disadvantaged groups financial assistance to participate in a CGEE program. The Students of Color Endowed Scholarship exists to provide encouragement to students of color to study abroad. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: depend on the applicant’s financial need and depends upon the resources available in the fund during any given year.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

15. Diversity Network Summer Scholarship

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These scholarships can help bolster your freshly-baked-bread fund.

Diversity Abroad is dedicated to preparing the next generation to global leaders through international education and access to career opportunities. Underrepresented students are given the opportunity of a lifetime to apply for a summer scholarship and study/travel in any country they choose. 

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Required Diversity Criteria: Economically disadvantaged students (African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation) who are full-time undergraduates at a community college or university in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and United States
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 7, 2017

16. TEAN Abroad Summer Scholarships

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Denmark is calling.

Committed to giving students an opportunity to experience study abroad, TEAN provides scholarships to stand-out students annually. This opportunity includes full ride scholarships, need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, photography scholarships, and many others. TEAN scholarships are offered to undergraduates studying on U.S. soil and participating in a TEAN summer program.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: up to $26,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

17. Global Experiences’ Global Leader Scholarship

Girl playing with boys on swing set in La Paz
Swing into new adventures while studying abroad.

To better support female students interested in participating in one of Global Experiences’ summer internship programs located across the globe. The mission of this scholarship is to support female students that are passionate about advocacy, women’s empowerment, and social issues.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: $2,500
  • Deadline: March 15th, 2017
  • How to Apply

18. CIEE Summer Grants for PELL Students & Discounts for Program Extensions

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Take your studies seriously and your experience abroad will payoff in your career.

CIEE offers two special summer study abroad scholarships to their students — first, all students enrolled in a summer study abroad short-term program are now eligible to receive a 20% discount off second and third sessions. Extensions haven't looked this good since Nicki Minaj! For Pell recipients demonstrating high financial need, CIEE will cover air fare ($750-$2000 depending on program location). These summer study abroad grants are also applicable for January, semester, and year-long CIEE programs.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Award: 20% discount — $2000
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • How to Apply

19. Travel Access Project's Gap Year Grants

Are you looking not to just study abroad, but to study abroad for a YEAR? We bet gap year scholarships and grants sound preeeetttty good — and you're right. They're awesome. And thanks to the Travel Access Project (TAP), they're also easier to get than ever. TAP is giving away 10 $3000 scholarships to young folks taking a gap year after high school. Whoever said gap years aren't affordable CLEARLY hasn't seen this!

  • Degree level: High school
  • Award: $3000
  • Deadline: May 31st, 2017

D’oh! You missed the deadline, but here are a few summer scholarships for 2018 you should mark on your calendar:

20. Critical Language Scholarship

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Dreamy

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a program of the U.S. Department of State that is committed to broadening the base of Americans learning and mastering critical languages and cultures of other countries. This is a fully funded scholarship opportunity.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors and Masters
  • Deadline: TBA

21. DAAD North America University Summer Course Grant

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Travel like you mean it.

Students from any field of study are welcomed to apply for this grant program offered by DAAD North America. However, all applicants must have completed at least four semesters of university level German language instruction prior to the start of their program. This grant is only applicable to DAAD’s three week summer course.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors (Sophomore and above) and Masters
  • Award: €850
  • Deadline: TBA

22. Fund for Education Abroad

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Meaningful travel starts here.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers a range of scholarships for summer study abroad, based on certain geographic, demographic, personal, and program specific criteria. FEA strongly believes in the importance of diversifying students studying abroad, hence, students who are traditionally underrepresented in international student populations are encouraged to apply.

  • Degree Level: Bachelors
  • Amount: up to $10,000 for Full Academic Year, $5,000 for Fall and Spring Semester, minimum of $1,250 for Summer Term
  • Deadline: TBD

Funding set! Now it’s time to find a summer study abroad program.

Have a scholarship to add to our comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships summer 2017? Email megan.lee@goabroad.com and let her know!