Program and Country Specific Scholarships

The following is a list of web sites which have been helpful in locating program specific scholarships and general information on funding opportunities.  All of the searches are free.  Most will ask you to fill out a brief questionnaire, and then take only a few minutes to provide a list of sources tailored to match the information you provided. Please contact Antonia Grant if you notice a link is missing or broken.

College NET
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page 
FastWeb.com
Scholarship Help
Study Abroad.com

Location Specific

Denmark and Sweden

Upper Midwest Rebuild Scholarship
Administered by: Upper Midwest Rebuild
Duration: Semester
Study location: Denmark
Purpose: The Upper Midwest Rebuild Scholarship provides opportunities for college students to develop and promote cultural and friendship ties between the United States and Denmark by studying at a Danish university, including DIS.
Awards based on: Students who are of Danish heritage and/or have demonstrated a strong interest and commitment to Denmark and “matters Danish” are encouraged to apply. Students must be US citizens, permanent residents, and attending a U.S. college or university.
Award amount: Scholarship range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Application Timeframe:  Applications due mid-April for Fall semester and mid-October for Spring semester.
Procedure: For more information please visit www.umrsc.org.

Fellowships and Grants for Study in Scandinavia
Administered by: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
Duration: Academic Year
Study Location: Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
Purpose: Research and/or study in Scandinavia.  ASF offers awards to American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

ASF also awards fellowships and grants to Scandinavians. These are made on the recommendation of ASF’s cooperating organizations abroad, with each country setting its own deadline. Contact information for ASF’s cooperating organizations in Scandinavia can be found on the ASF website.

Awards based on: 
Award amount: Up to $5,000 USD
Procedure:  Visit the AFS website for more details.

Great Britain

Butex North American Scholarship
Administered by: BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association)
Duration: Semester; Year
Eligibility: Student must NOT be eligible for an ERASMUS grant
Award based on: Poster or short essay submission
Award amount: £500
Procedure: Complete application and send application to BUTEX
Eligible Schools for St. Olaf Approved programs – University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of East Anglia (UEA), Lancaster University, and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
Contact for application.

Japan

Association of International Education (JASN)-Japan
Administered by: Japanese Government
Award based on: Involvement in Japanese Language/Asian Studies;
Excellence of academic work and financial need
Award amount:  ¥80,000 per month,
Procedure: The host university in Japan that has an inter-university exchange agreement with the university to which you are enrolled in your own country applies to the managing director of the Association of International Education, Japan. Applicant must be a citizen of a country with which Japan has diplomatic relations (Palestine and Taiwan are acceptable) and must not be a Japanese citizen.
Application deadline: Check website here.
Notification: Check individual applications from Nagoya
Contact for application: Hiroe Akimoto

Mondale Scholarship
Administered by: Japan America Society of Minnesota
Number of Awards: 3 awards of $1000 each or 2 awards for $1500 each
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA or higher; Must be a US citizen or resident alien enrolled in a Minnesota college or university
Award based on: Academic record; letters of recommendation; essay; interview
Application deadline: Check website
Contact for application. 

(ATJ) Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan
Administered by: Association of Teachers of Japanese
Award based on: Academic record; letter of recommendation; essay
Award amount: Stipend for semester is $2,500 and yearlong is $4,000
Procedure: Send 3 copies each of completed application, transcript, letter of recommendation, financial information, essay and copy of acceptance letter
Application deadline: Check website – usually early October for study during spring
Application can be found here.  

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) ScholarshipsThe Hilary Echo Douglas Scholarship
Administered by: FEA
Number of Awards: varies by scholarship
Duration: varies by scholarship
Purpose: This scholarship will be awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asian cultures.
Fields of Study: varies by scholarship
Eligibility: varies by scholarship
Award amounts: varies by scholarship
Procedure: follow this link for instructions, varies by scholarship
Application deadline: varies by scholarship, scholarships open July 24, 2018 for Spring 2019 funding
Award commitment: varies by scholarship
Contact for Information: FEA website

U.S.-Japan Council – The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program
Administered by: U.S.-Japan Council
Purpose:  The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan.
Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Will be enrolled in a credit-bearing course of study at a college, university or approved academic center in Japan in the upcoming academic year
  • Demonstrates financial need for international study (i.e. Without financial assistance or support, would not be able to study abroad)
  • (Preferred) Applicants who have been raised by a single parent or who have lost both parents
  • (Preferred) Applicants without significant international travel or study experience
  • (Preferred) First in family to attend/graduate from college (i.e. first-generation)
  • (Priority) The priority for the scholarship is undergraduates who are studying abroad for a year or less. Graduate students and international degree-seeking students may also apply, however the maximum amount of an award is $25,000 for one year.

Procedure to apply:  Opens early January and closes early February.
Application can be found here:  https://www.usjapancouncil.org/watanabe-scholarship/

Norway

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund
Administered by: The Sons of Norway Foundation
Duration: Semester; Year; Summer
Study location: Norway
Purpose: To fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied and shared by qualified grant and scholarship recipients.
Eligibility: Demonstrates a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and desires to further the study of their heritages
Award based on: Participation in school and community activities, academic record, financial need, recommendations, a short essay, and the benefit to the wider Norwegian-American community
Award amount: $1,000 – $1,500
Procedure: Complete application
Award commitment: None imposed, but a written report appreciated
Application can be found here.

Oslo International Summer School Sons of Norway Scholarship
Administered by: The Sons of Norway Foundation
Number of Awards: 2
Duration: Summer
Study location: Oslo International Summer School
Eligibility: Must be a Sons of Norway member or a child or grandchild of a current member
Award based on: Financial need, essay, academic record, school and community involvement, and letters of recommendation
Award amount: $1,500
Procedure: Complete application; send letters of recommendation and essay
Award commitment: None imposed, a report upon completion of study is appreciated
Application can be found here.

Astrid G. Cates/Myrtle Beinhauer Scholarships
Administered by: The Sons of Norway Foundation
Duration: Semester; Year; Summer
Study location: Norway
Purpose: To fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied and shared by qualified grant and scholarship recipients
Eligibility: Must be current member of Sons of Norway or children or grandchildren of current members in Districts 1-6
Award based on: Financial need, statement of educational and career goals, academic record, recommendations, Sons of Norway participation, community involvement
Award amount: $1,000 for Cates; $3,000 for Beinhauer
Procedure: Complete application
Award commitment: None imposed, but a written report upon return is appreciated
Application can be found here.

Helen Tronvold Norwegian Folk High School Scholarship
Administered by: The Sons of Norway Foundation
Duration: Year
Study location: Norway
Purpose: To help youth attend one of Norway’s 70 folk high schools for an entire year of study
Eligibility: Must be current member of Sons of Norway or children or grandchildren of current members, 18-23 years old, and studying in a Norwegian folkhøgskole for one year (August-May)
Award based on: Financial need, statement of cross-cultural goals, academic record, recommendations, Sons of Norway participation, community involvement
Award amount: $2,000
Procedure: Complete application
Award commitment: None imposed, but a written report upon return is appreciated
Application can be found here.

Warne-Eng Scholarship
Administered by: The Sons of Norway Foundation
Duration: Semester; Year; Summer
Study location: Norway
Purpose: To help qualified applicants to attend educational institutions in Norway
Eligibility: Must be current member of Sons of Norway or Rotary, or children or grandchildren of current members, and accepted to study at an accredited post-high school institution in Norway
Award amount: $3,000
Procedure: Complete application, including 500-word essay
Award commitment: A written report or DVD with photos and description of the educational experience must be presented to a Sons of Norway lodge or Rotary organization upon return
Application can be found here.

Lakselaget Foundation Scholarship
Administered by: Lakselaget Foundation
Study location: Norway
Purpose: To  promote the international connections between Norway and Minnesota, and learn, teach and share knowledge that will benefit women in their complex roles in today’s society
Eligibility: Must be female, an American or Norwegian citizen, enrolled in a Minnesota college or university, and have completed at least one year of study. Women in fields where women are under-represented (e.g. sciences, mathematics) are especially encouraged to apply
Award amount: Starting at $1,000
Requirements: Application, 1,000-word essay, two letters of recommendation, official transcript, and statement describing how you meet the eligibility requirements
Award commitment: Must give a short oral presentation to a Lakselaget meeting
Application can be found here.

Fellowships and Grants for Study in Scandinavia
Administered by: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
Duration: Academic Year
Study Location: Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
Purpose: Research and/or study in Scandinavia.  ASF offers awards to American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

ASF also awards fellowships and grants to Scandinavians. These are made on the recommendation of ASF’s cooperating organizations abroad, with each country setting its own deadline. Contact information for ASF’s cooperating organizations in Scandinavia can be found on the ASF website.

Awards based on: 
Award amount: Up to $5,000 USD
Procedure:  Visit the AFS website for more details.

Program Specific

Partial Tuition Waver
Administered by: American University Cairo
Purpose: To cover tuition costs for US students studying at AUC above and beyond their institution’s tuition costs
Award based on: Cost difference between study at AUC and the out-of-state tuition for the student’s home university
Procedure: Contact AUC’s New York Office for details (e-mail:aucegypt@aucnyo.edu)

CAPA has several scholarships to assist students with attending CAPA programs.  Scholarship information can be found following this link.
Scholarship options include:

  • Need-Based Scholarships
  • Affiliate Grant
  • Blogger and Vlogger Grant
  • Diversity Advocate Grant
  • Accommodations Fund
  • FEA-CAPA Access Scholarships
  • Other Study Abroad Scholarships

BOWMAN TRAVEL GRANT
Administered by: CIEE
Duration: Semester
Study locations: Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Rennes, St. Petersburg
Purpose: To assist students who demonstrate financial need to participate in study abroad
Eligibility: Must be participating in a CIEE program in the areas listed above and demonstrate financial need based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: up to $2,000
Procedure: Complete application and scholarship essay
Contact for application.

GLOBAL ACCESS INITIATIVE GRANT (GAIN)
Administered by: CIEE
Duration: Semester
Study locations: Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Rennes, St. Petersburg
Purpose: To finance travel to CIEE programs for students with financial need
Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: up to $1,500
Procedure: Complete application and scholarship essay
Contact for application.

CIEE GLOBAL AMBASSADORS MERIT GRANT
Administered by: CIEE
Duration: Semester
Study locations: Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Rennes, St. Petersburg
Purpose: Awarded to motivated students with financial need who are eager to share the many transformative benefits of studying abroad when they return to campus.
Eligibility: Must be participating in a CIEE program and demonstrate financial need based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: up to $1500
Procedure: Complete application and scholarship essay
Contact for application.

CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
Administered by: CIEE
Duration: Semester
Study locations: Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Rennes, St. Petersburg
Purpose: CIEE Gilman Go Global Grants honor the commitment students show to studying abroad and are awarded even if a student doesn’t receive the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.
Eligibility: Must be participating in a CIEE program, be pell-eligible, and have applied for the Gilman Scholarship by the deadline.  Once a student has applied for a Gilman Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State and completed a CIEE scholarship application, they are instantly qualified for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant of $2,500.
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: up to $2500 — plus they receive up to $2,000 to cover airfare to any study location.
Procedure: Complete application and scholarship essay
Application deadline: Follows the Gilman Scholarship Deadline (First Tuesday in October for Spring Semester study, first Tuesday in March for Fall Semester or Academic Year study).
Contact for application.


DIS Scholarship
Administered by: Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Duration: Semester; Year; Summer
Study location: Denmark (on DIS program)
Purpose: To assist financially needy students to study in the DIS program in Denmark
Awards based on: Financial need
Award amount: $500 – $5,000 per semester  for semester/year students; $250 – $1,000 for summer students; up to $1,000 for an Architecture or Design Session
Procedure: Complete DIS Scholarship Application with personal statement; recommendation optional
Contact for application.

DIS Work Scholarship
Administered by: DIS
Duration: Semester; Year
Study Location: Denmark (on DIS program)
Purpose: To assist financially needy students to study in the DIS program in Denmark
Eligibility: Documented need
Awards based on: Financial need
Award Amount: Up to $500 per semester
Procedure: Complete DIS Scholarship Application with personal statement; recommendation optional
Contact for application.

DIS Diversity Scholarship
Study location: Denmark (on DIS program)
Eligibility: Must be a member of an ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, or sexual minority, or a first-generation college student
Award amount: Up to $5000 per semester; $250 – $1,000 for summer students, depending on the program selected
Procedure: Complete DIS Scholarship Application with personal statement; recommendation optional
Contact for application.

HECUA Scholarship for Social Justice
Administered by: HECUA
Duration: Semester
Study locations: Ecuador, Norway, Northern Ireland, USA
Purpose: To increase access to HECUA programs for students who are from low income families, from communities of color or are the first in their families to attend college by awarding financial aid for study on HECUA semester programs
Eligibility: Must be participating in a HECUA program and be a first-generation college student, student from a low-income background, or a student of color.
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: $1500
Procedure: Complete application, scholarship essay, and, if low-income, complete FAFSA.
Contact for application.

HECUA Scholarship for Racial Justice
Administered by: HECUA
Duration: Semester
Study locations: Ecuador, Norway, Northern Ireland, USA
Purpose: To assist students of color with financial aid for study on HECUA programs
Eligibility: Must be participating on a HECUA program and be a student of color
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: $4000
Procedure: Complete application with reflective essay. Nomination by a faculty or staff member at your home college is encouraged
Contact for application.
Phone: 1-800-554-1089 or 651-646-8832
Fax: 651-659-9421
E-mail: info@hecua.org

HECUA Scholarship for Community Engagement
Administered by: HECUA
Duration: Semester/Interim
Study locations: Ecuador, Norway, Northern Ireland, USA
Purpose: To assist students who are committed to community engagement for social change
Eligibility: Must be participating on a HECUA program
Award based on: Awarded to students who meet the above qualifications
Award amount: $750 for semester/$333.3 for short-term
Procedure: Complete application with reflective essay.
Application deadline: Varies with program date; see website
Contact for application. 

Institute for International Education of Students (IES)
Administered by: Institute for International Education of Students
Duration: Semester or Yearlong
Purpose: To assist with financial aid for study on IES programs
Eligibility: Must be participating on an IES program; otherwise, varies by scholarship
Award based on: Depends on scholarship; scholarships available for need-based financial aid; merit-based financial aid; students from low-income, first-generation college student, and/or minority backgrounds; students with disabilities; legacy students; and others
Award amount: Varies by scholarship
Procedure: Complete application here.
Contact for application: IES at 800-995-2300 or online

Oslo International Summer School

INTL Summer School Scholarship for St. Olaf Students
Administered by: Oslo International Summer School
Number of Awards: 2
Study location: Oslo Summer School; summer program only
Purpose: To fund study at the Oslo Summer school
Fields of studies: Norwegian language, general undergraduate courses in humanities, social sciences.
Eligibility: Must be a current student at St. Olaf College , in good standing and a accepted on Oslo International Summer School
Award based on: 250 word essay stating how participating in the ISS will benefit your educational goals (at St. Olaf and beyond) and what contribution you will make to the ISS program.
Award amount: $500 (the value of the scholarship is applied directly to the ISS fees and is not payable in cash)
Procedure: Submit essay to Oslo International Summer School Office
For information contact: Oslo Intl Summer School Office at x3269

London School of Economics Scholarships
Administered by: London School of Economics
Purpose: To assist with financial aid for LSE
Eligibility: Scholarships available depend on student’s citizenship – various scholarships are available for UK citizens, citizens of EU countries, and overseas students
Award based on: Financial need and academic merit
For more information: Visit the website for a list of scholarships.

 

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Trinity College Dublin
Eligibility:  Study abroad students from non-EU countries
-Trinity College Dublin STEM Study Abroad Scholarship(€2,000)
-Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship (€2,000)
-Trinity College Dublin Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant (€2,000)
-Go Overseas Scholarship (full tuition scholarship)
For more information and Application, visit:  https://www.tcd.ie/study/international/scholarships/

Washington Semester Program
Administered by: American University
Purpose: To assist students who do not receive funding from their home institutions in participating in the Washington Semester
Eligibility: Participant on Washington Semester; not receiving financial support from their home institution
Awards based on: Financial need
Procedure: Complete the AU Visiting Student Consortium Agreement and submit your FAFSA to AU
Contact for Application: Website.

General Scholarships

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) ScholarshipsJane Gluckman and Carol Rausch Go Global Scholarship
Administered by: FEA
Number of Awards: varies by scholarship
Duration: varies by scholarship
Purpose: For students studying in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany.
Fields of Study: varies by scholarship
Eligibility: varies by scholarship
Award amounts: varies by scholarship
Procedure: follow this link for instructions, varies by scholarship
Award commitment: varies by scholarship
Contact for Information: FEA website