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There are a variety of scholarships available for study abroad students. Many scholarships target specific regions or students with a particular academic focus. While it can be challenging to find scholarships for study in popular locations, such as England, Ireland, Spain or Italy, scholarships for study in Asia or developing nations are generally more readily available. Most students looking for outside funding typically rely on loans, creative fundraising or income from working in the months leading up to the program.

Some individual program providers offer scholarships to their program participants. If you are studying in a non-Marquette program, contact the program sponsor.

Below is a link to a scholarship PowerPoint presentation that outlines some of the major scholarship opportunities. Please note that deadlines for awards below can sometimes be one year before a study abroad departure. Please check the websites for eligibility and deadlines.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Education study abroad team or the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
These scholarships fund study abroad for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are currently receiving federal Pell Grant funding as part of their financial aid package.Awards are made of up to $5,000 (with the average award being $4,000), with an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement available (i.e. for students taking Arabic, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Turkie, Persian, Indic, Korean, Russian, Swahili) for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

David L. Boren Scholarships
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages abroad in regions of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers full scholarships for intensive summer language study in one of thirteen critical foreign languages (e.g. Chinese, Arabic).

Bridging Scholarships
These scholarships are for up to $2,500 (semester) and $4,000 (year) for undergraduate study abroad in Japan.

Butex Scholarships
Each year BUTEX awards scholarships to students studying abroad in the U.K. for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500.

DAAD Scholarships and Grants
The German Academic Exchange Service is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD's 14 international offices provide information and financial support for international research and study to more than 55,000 highly qualified students and faculty per year. Contact Dr. John Pustejovsky for more information.

DIS Scholarships
DIS is a non-profit study abraod program located in both Copenhagen and Stockholm. The program offers many scholarship opportunities for students studying abraod through either one of the DIS programs. Scholarships can range up to $5,000 per semester while abraod.

Fullbright Scholarships
The purpose of the Fulbright Program is "to enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." The U.S. Student Fulbright Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide, and grants are available in all fields of study. U.S. seniors and recent graduates interested in graduate study and research or teaching English abroad are encouraged to apply. Contact Dr. John Pustejovsky for more information.

Fullbright Commission UK Summer Institute Scholarship
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers Summer Institute scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete. Students have the opportunity to study in the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.

Fund For Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad offers approximately 40 awards, of up to $10,000 each, for students studying abroad for at least four weeks. In addition, FEA offers the Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQI students and the Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship for study in Vietnam.

Go Overseas Scholarship
Go Overseas offers several scholarships throughout the year for both undergrad and master's degree students. They are both for general study abroad and for specific countries and can be applied to either summer, semester or year long study abroad trips. Students must typically submit a creative photo and essay along with the application.

JASSO Scholarship for Study in Japan
The Japanese Student Services Organization offers a number of scholarships for study abroad in Japan.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
The Laura W. Bush Taveling Fellowship awards $2,500 to students who conduct work overseas related to the mandate of UNESCO-using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. This scholarship likely aligns well with students studying on the South Africa Service Learning program.

Marshall Scholarships
Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. Scholarship covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, airfares to and from the United States. Contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher for more information.

Milwaukee Shamrock Club Scholarship
The Milwaukee Shamrock Club is offereing scholarships for students studying abroad in Ireland or for those interested in future Irish study. Applicants should have a passion to further their knowledge or Ireland, the heritage and traditions of the Irish culture. Scholarships of up to $500 are available. Applications deadline is April 15th. Contact Daniel Schlitz for more information.

Project GO (Global Officers)
Project GO (Global Officers) is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Marquette’s Project GO summer 2015 full-scholarship program will be an 8-week intensive Arabic language program in Amman, Jordan and is open to ROTC students from Marquette and across the U.S.

Rotary Foundation Scholarship
This is the largest U.S. scholarship program for studying abroad. It's not usually applicable to study abroad programs sponsored by U.S. institutions, and application is possible only through local Rotary Clubs. Deadlines are determined locally and are usually one to two years before the semester or year abroad.

Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to full-time undergrad minority students who have been accepted to a university study abroad program in Turkey. Specfically, this would apply to Marquette students studying abroad at Faith University for one semester or an academic year. Eligble students will recive between $500 adn $2,000 to use toward the cost of studying abroad. As American minority students are largely underrepresented in study abroad programs, this scholarship is designed to expand study abroad opportunites for such students and foster a greater understandnig about diversity in America as well as the prespectives, chalenges and opporunities of different American minorities.

Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship
The Kosciuszko Foundation is offering a scholarship for students interested in studying in Poland. The Wisconsin Study in Poland trip would fund a 4-6 week summer program at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Two scholarships are available, both would cover a student’s tuition, room and board and text materials during the summer study abroad session. For more information contact Addy Tyrnczyszyn

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