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Non-CSU Study Abroad Scholarships


Numerous scholarships exist for students needing financial assistance to study abroad. The following list of scholarships is provided for your convenience, but it is not comprehensive. Students are encouraged to research for other external scholarships for which they may qualify. 

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The scholarships listed below are not associated with Columbus State University. Students must apply for these scholarships through their respective organizations and follow all eligibility requirements & guidelines. These scholarships are usually nationally competitive, although they are worth the effort when one is awarded. Contact the Coordinator of International Education if you have questions or need assistance applying to a non-CSU study abroad scholarship.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship 
Programs during coming academic year; must be 28 days (4 weeks) or longer
Non-traditional students/locations/disciplines encouraged!
Awards up to $10,000 for the academic year, $5,000 for the semester, or prorated by the number of weeks in-country (minimum of $1,250) for summer applicants

Go Overseas Scholarship 
Any program in the coming academic year-no length requirement
Awards of up to $1000 available

International Student- Travel Video Contest 
Any program in the coming academic year-no length requirement
Must submit a video
Award of $4000 available

Rotary Scholar 
Apply at least 1 year ahead of time through local Rotary chapter
Awards up to $30,000

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship 
Any program in the coming academic year- no length requirement
GPA of at least 3.75
Awards of $1,000 available

National Society of Collegiate Scholars 
Must be a member of NSCS

Boren Award 
Programs in under represented areas & languages
Programs must be at least 8 weeks long
Awards up to $20,000

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship 
Pell-eligible students only
Programs must be at least 4 weeks long
Maximum award is $5,000 / Average award is $4,000

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
A dependent child of an active-duty military member(s) during the time of the application 
Recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid
Maximum award is $5,000 to be used toward the cost of study abroad or international internship programs.

Bridging Scholarship 
Semester or year-long programs in Japan
Awards available from $2,500 (max) for the semester or $4,000 (max) for the academic year

AASCU Scholarship for Study Abroad in China 
Year-long programs in China
Awards of approximately $10,000 available (25 award recipients)

For U.S undergrad students with demonstrated Financial need to study in East or South East Asia
Are required to complete a survey and a service project 
Awards of approximately up to $3,000 for summer, up to $5,000 for semester & up to $7,000 for Academic Year         

DAAD Scholarship
Semester or year-long programs in Germany
Awards available from $3,000-$8,000 (monthly stipend)

IIPP Fellow Program (PDF) 
For underrepresented groups only; apply as sophomore
Must major in a field related to International Studies
Must plan to attend graduate school

Foundation for Global Scholars 
Degree-seeking students with U.S. or Canadian citizenship
Over 200 awards annually between $500 to $2500

Critical Languages Scholarship 
Fully funded intensive language programs managed by U.S. Dept of State
Approx 600 awards annually

Fulbright Award 
For recent graduates and/or graduate students

Travel Grant from the English-Speaking Union of the United States 
Requires Membership.  Must be traveling to a a country within the British Commonwealth

Marshall Scholarship 
Graduate study programs within the United Kingdom

Rhodes Scholarship 
Graduate study programs at Oxford

Study in Switzerland Scholarship List
This is only if your program of interest is in Switzerland

Program-Specific Scholarships
CISabroad Grants & Scholarships (Multiple options)
Must participate in a CISabroad program. Have Merit, First-Generation, Student of Color, Rainbow, and Greek Life scholarships. Also Passport, Gilman, and Flight Voucher Grants available.
Awards range from $250 - $750

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