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There are many scholarships available to students who pursue overseas studies.

OIP Scholarships

General and Cross-National Scholarships

Area Scholarships

Minority Scholarships


OIP Scholarships
The Steven de Balmaseda Champion Scholarship

The Champion scholarship is awarded to the student or students who choose to study in a non-English speaking country in Europe. Both academic merit and financial need are taken into consideration by the selection committee. Students are encouraged to file a FAFSA form with the Financial Aid Office.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must study on a Georgetown-approved program in a non English-speaking country in Western Europe. Preference is given to students with financial need applying for a full year program.


The Michael Jurist Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad

Each year, the Michael Jurist Memorial scholarship is awarded to the qualified student or students accepted to study at Sciences Po Lyon during the spring term. Both academic merit and financial need are taken into consideration by the selection committee. Students are encouraged to file a FAFSA form with the Financial Aid Office.

This scholarship is named after a promising student, Michael Jurist (SFS '07), who studied at Sciences Po Lyon in the spring of 2006 and was tragically lost shortly after graduation. Funded by a generous endowment made by Michael's parents, this award is intended to permit students to maximize their cultural experience in Lyon and France. Students interested in learning more about Michael's life, both on and off campus, may do so by clicking here.

Students may download the application here. Applications are due to the Overseas Studies Advisor for France by November 1st.

Summer Scholarships

Limited summer study abroad scholarships are available for students participating in Georgetown's summer programs. For more information, please click here.

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General and Cross-national Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Founded under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 this congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in U.S. study abroad and those with high financial need. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia and aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes, but is not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of non-traditional age. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based undergraduate opportunities abroad of up to one academic year. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. Summer only programs are not eligible.  

For more information, full eligibility criteria, and the online application, please access the Gilman Program website at or contact the Gilman office directly.
(Institute of International Education, 520 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 740, Houston, TX 77027-9407)

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarships

Administered by the Institute of International Education, the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships support undergraduate study abroad students focusing on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. (The countries of Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These U.S. government grants entail a service requirement. NSEP gives preference to students who will study in particular countries; who will study particular languages; who will study particular fields; who will study abroad for longer periods of time; and who will make a commitment to a career in federal service.

For more information, please contact the Institute of International Education, 1400 K St., NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC, 20005, 1-800-618-6737 or visit

Georgetown Advising Deadline: Dec. 3

Boren Timeline:

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial scholarships and grants aim to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Recipients are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill through appearances before Rotary clubs, schools, civic organizations and other forums in the host country, and are expected to share the experiences of understanding acquired during their period abroad with the people of their home countries. Scholarship candidates must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club, and may apply through a Rotary club in their legal or permanent residence (or place of full-time study or employment). Scholarships are available to individuals of all ages, provided the candidate has completed at least two years of university coursework or equivalent professional experience prior to beginning scholarship studies. Applicants for Academic-Year and Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships must be proficient in the language of the proposed host country. Spouses or descendants of Rotarians may not apply.

Application Deadline: Varies

For additional information, contact National Office, Rotary International, Scholarship Department, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, Tel: 847-866-3000.

IES Scholarship and Aid

To enhance study abroad opportunities for students studying on IES programs, IES provides merit- and need-based awards as well as disability grants and diversity scholarships.

For additional information, contact IES Chicago 33 N. LaSalle Street, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602-2602, Tel: 1.800.995.2300.

The Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad

Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant, sponsored by the Global Studies Foundation (GSF), provides supplemental funds ($1,000) for American students who are already studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. GSF is particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution. Among the most significant selection criteria are academic performance (as indicated in courses, grades, recommendations, and other achievements), program merit, and outreach potential. Grant recipients will be expected to acknowledge GSF's support, to report on their experiences, and to work with GSF to share those experiences as widely as possible.

The Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad has several scholarships available including general scholarships, the Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship and the Rainbow Scholarship. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit their website:

CIEE Scholarships

Note: In order to be considered for the following three scholarships, the student must apply directly to CIEE.

John E. Bowman Travel Grants

The Bowman Travel Grants provide assistance to students participating in educational programs in non-traditional destinations. Regions currently eligible include: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must participate in a CIEE study abroad program.

Robert B. Bailey III Scholarship

The Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote increased participation in CIEE's International Study Programs by members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants will be asked to specify a group to which they belong and which they believe is underrepresented in study abroad. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented group in the Personal Statement essay. These awards are funded by the generous bequest of Robert B. Bailey III, former member of Council's Board of Directors and Professor of Sociology and Director of Study Abroad at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and by other private donations.

International Study Programs (ISP) Scholarships

In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE's International Study Programs Division offers scholarships each year to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. The ISP scholarship is available to CIEE applicants only.

For more information and a downloadable application form, visit

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Area Scholarships
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Students must be accepted to a Georgetown-sponsored exchange program in Japan for the semester or academic year. Applicants may not be Japanese citizens or dual Japanese/U.S. citizens. Awarded students will receive a stipend of 80,000 yen per month; settling-in allowance of 25,000 yen; and round-trip airfare from the city where the U.S. university is located.

For more information, visit:

ATJ Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan

The ATJ Bridging Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents planning to study in Japan for the semester or the academic year. Students majoring in any field of study may apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

For more information, visit

Monbusho Scholarships

The Monbusho (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship is a prestigious one-year scholarship offered by the Japanese Government. Applicants eligible for this scholarship must be majoring in Japanese language, culture, or a closely related subject. Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years old and may not be Japanese citizens.

For more information, visit


The ACTR/ACCELS grants provide undergradute students partial funding to support language training in Russian and other Eastern European and Central Asian languages on study abroad programs sponsored by ACTR/ACCELS. Students interested in applying must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For more information, visit:

DAAD: Information for Foreign Nationals

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an association of higher education institutions and student bodies in the Federal Republic of Germany. The DAAD promotes international academic exchange. It also acts as the intermediary organization in the field of foreign culture, education and educational cooperation with less-developed countries. Among other information, this website provides information on the German higher education system and on studies in German, on admissions to studies in German, on the scholarships and funding provided by the DAAD.

For more information, visit

Halide Edip Adivar Prize

Awarded by the Turkish Studies Association, the aim of the Adivar Prize is to introduce Turkey to students who have not had extensive prior experience in Turkey or Turkish studies. This $1,000 USD scholarship is awarded to qualified undergraduate students in any discipline in support of travel to Turkey for the purpose of study or research. The student must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.

For more information, visit:

American Research Institute in Turkey

U.S. citizen, upper-level undergraduate students of Turkish, 3.0 GPA, with a minimum of 2 years of college-level Turkish are eligible. Fellowships cover tuition for advanced Turkish language study. Summer Fellowship for Turkish Language Study are also available.

For more information, visit:

LivFund: Scholarships for study in Latin America

The LIVFund Scholarship is available to students who are studying abroad for at least one week in a Latin American country. LIVFund awards two scholarships per month in the amount of US$500. Scholarship winners are required to submit three blog entries during their abroad experience. Applications are accepted year-round. Please visit for more information and to access the online application.

National Italian American Foundation

The NIAF awards scholarships ranging from $2500 to $10000 on the basis of academic merit to students in two categories of students:

General Category I:
Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

General Category II:
Those 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.

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Minority Scholarships
Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowships

The IIPP Fellowship program seeks to provide underrepresented minority undergraduates with the skill, confidence, and support networks critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a five-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and must demonstrate a strong interest in international affairs.

For more information, visit IIPP's website.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships provide undergraduate and graduate funding to participants to prepare academically and professionally to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. It targets particularly women and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, in the sophomore year of undergraduate study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

For more information, visit

The Turkish Coalition of America Scholarship

The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American and Native American Students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

For more information, visit:

Scholarship Opportunities for African Americans*

Black Excel

NAACP: Scholarship Programs

Science Research Scholarship Awards

Scholarships for African Americans

Scholarship Opportunities for Asian Americans*

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship Opportunities for Latino/a Americans*

The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship

*Source: Michigan State University

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