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Scholarships

There are an abundance of scholarships for students studying abroad. With time and hard work most students are able to find some sort of financial assistance to help with their study abroad experience.  Please review the BGSU and non-BGSU scholarship lists we have provided below and be mindful of application deadlines and program scholarship requirements as you apply.

Be advised that there are other scholarships that may be available to assist students with funding their Education Abroad programs. We recommend students contact their Program Directors to learn about program-specific scholarships that may be available as well as visiting the Office of Financial Aid to learn about other opportunities.

Many BGSU and non-BGSU scholarships are listed below.  To assist you with perusing the options, we have created an "at a glance" scholarship chart to help you compare the opportunities listed.

BGSU Scholarships and Grants

BGSU Degree-seeking Students participating on study abroad programs may be eligible to apply for an international travel grant. To be eligible students must have a current FAFSA on file with the financial aid office at BGSU and be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien.

To apply, complete the BGSU Travel Grant application and submit to 216 University Hall prior to the deadlines listed on the form.

Full time BGSU students with a minimum 3.0 GPA may be eligible for this scholarship. Students must be planning to engage in an academic experience in China.

To apply, complete the Bonnie R. Valiant Scholarship application and submit to 216 University Hall prior to the deadline listed on the application form.

Full-time undergraduates in the College of Arts and Science with a minimum 3.0 GPA may be eligible for this scholarship. Students must be studying abroad on a BGSU-approved program of at least one semester in duration. Financial need may be considered.

To apply, complete the Charles & Wanda Rich Scholarship application and submit to 216 University Hall prior to the application deadline listed on the form.

For full-time BGSU students (junior or above) participating in study abroad programs in Europe. 

To apply, complete the Ilse Thomas Scholarship application and submit to 216 University Hall prior to the deadline listed on the form.

Graduate and undergraduate students in Spanish, French or German language programs. Students must be studying on a language-focused study abroad program.

To apply, complete the Pretzer International Fund for Study Abroad application and submit to 216 University Hall prior to the deadline listed on the application form.

Full-time undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Science with a minimum 3.2 GPA may be eligible for this scholarship. Students must be studying abroad for at least one semester. Preference will be shown to applicants with financial need, and to those who will be engaging in a first-time international academic experience in Europe or Latin America.

To apply, complete the Roger C. Anderson Scholarship application and submit to 216 University Hall by the deadline listed on the form.

Non-BGSU Scholarships and Grants

Who is Eligible?
US citizens or permanent residents with a bachelor's degree by the time they accept the award.

Purpose of the Award
Grants are for carrying out research or study. Fellowships are for doctoral dissertation research. Students may have a professional or academic affiliation to carry out their project. They should have at least a basic knowledge of the language.

Duration / Amount
Grants are for one to three months and pay up to $5000.
Fellowships are for one year and pay up to $23,000.
Applicants submit a budget proposal with their application.

How / When to Apply
Apply online at http://www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html
The deadline is November 1

Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for a Blakemore Language Grant, an applicant must:

  • Be pursuing an academic, professional, or business career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language
  • Have a college undergraduate degree
  • Be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines (Minimum requirement is three years of study of the language at college level or equivalent fluency.)
  • Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Frances Blakemore Asian ArtGrants are accepted by invitation only.

Purpose of the Award
Blackmore Foundation grants provide funds of advanced language study at an educational institution in Asia selected by the applicant and approved by the foundation. If there is no appropriating language program at the applicant's level, grants may be private for tutorials in the Asian country. Grants are not intended for part-time study or research. Eligible languages: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Khmer, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Burmese

Duration/Amount
A full year. Grants cover tuition and a stipend for educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

How/When to Apply
Students can apply online at www.blakemorefoundation.org
The deadline is always near the end of December.

Who is Eligible?
Undergraduate and graduate students

Purpose of the Award
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. For example, students may study languages such as Arabic, Turkish, Thai, Japanese, Persian, etc.  In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement to come back and work for the federal government after graduation.

Duration / Amount
UG Scholarship: Maximum $10,000 for one semester or $20,000 for a full year. $8,000 for summer study.
Graduate Fellowship: 3 months - 24 months. Maximum of $30,000 for 24 months.

How / When to Apply
Apply online at http://www.borenawards.org/ 
February 5
Campus representative: Nora Solomon, Coordinator of Education Abroad (edabroad@bgsu.edu)

Who is Eligible?
All majors may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Purpose of the Award
Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible for ATJ to award scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Duration/Amount
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic-year programs).

How/When to Apply
Apply online at http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships
Deadlines are early October and early April. 

Who is Eligible?
International post-graduate research students are eligible.

Purpose of the Award
The Scheme is funded by the Department for Education and Skills. It is administered by Universities UK (earlier known as the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals or CVCP), and supports approximately 800-850 new awards each year in the UK.

Duration/Amount
Varies.

How/When to Apply
To apply, you need to obtain an application form from the registrar or secretary of the UK institution you're currently enrolled at (or which has given provisional acceptance). Your application must be submitted, again through the university itself, usually by the beginning of February before the next academic year.

You need to complete and submit an application form for the university you are planning to study at. A full list of these universities is available from http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/members/.

You can get detailed advice on how and when to apply from the scheme website:  http://www.educationuk.org/global/articles/scholarships-financial-support/

Who is Eligible?
Students who want to study abroad in the U.K.

Purpose of the Award
To assist non-Erasmus students to study abroad for at least one semester at one of the member Universities.

Duration/Amount
Students can receive £500 once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

How/When to Apply
To apply, students have two options:  design a poster promoting study abroad or write an essay:  “5 Things I Wouldn’t Study Abroad Without.”

Information is found on this website:  http://www.butex.ac.uk  Students should apply by mid June each year. 

Who is Eligible?
The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended for young adults in any field who have an interest in Germany. Candidates for CBYX must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 18-24 years old at the beginning of the program
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Completed general coursework in target internship field at a community college, college, or university
  • Completed some relevant work experience (short-term, volunteer, or internship) in target internship field
  • German language proficiency is preferred, but is not required
  • Ideal candidates have clear career goals, good communication skills, and exhibit flexibility and diplomacy

Purpose of the Award
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in a participant's career field.

Duration / Amount

  • Full-year scholarship including round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Two-months German language training in Germany
  • Four months of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
  • Five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment
  • Accommodation in a German home or student residence
  • Support provided by a network or regional German offices throughout the course of the program

How / When to Apply
Students can apply online at www.cbyx.info  The deadline is December 1

Who is Eligible?
US citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full-time in accredited US colleges and Universities, who have financial need, and who have participated in community service and have strong writing skills.

Purpose of the Award
The mission of the CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Latino students in order to increase graduation rates.  The purpose is not to promote education abroad, however students could use the scholarship to study abroad on certain BGSU programs.  Additional scholarships can be seen on the website by clicking on CHCI NextOpp.

Duration / Amount

The scholarships are one-time awards of $2500 to pursue an undergraduate degree and $5000 to pursue a graduate degree.

 

How / When to Apply
Apply online at www.chci.org/scholarships/ by March 2

Who is Eligible?
Undergraduate and graduate students who are US citizens

Purpose of the Award
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Students will study these languages:

  • Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
  • Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.

Duration / Amount
7 - 10 weeks in summer. All CLS Program costs are covered for participants including airfare, tuition, room and board, cultural program expenses, overseas health benefits and applical visa fees.  Academic credit is awarded through Bryn Mawr College.  Students will also receive an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score.

How / When to Apply
Students apply online at http://www.clscholarship.org/ 
Deadline to apply is mid-November.

Who is Eligible?
Graduate students of any nationality studying at a university in the US or Canada

Purpose of the Award
To undertake research in Cyprus.

·         Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship – to study Cypriot archaeology and culture.

·         Helena Wylde Swiny and Stuart Swiny Fellowship – research project in Cyprus.

·         Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship – archaeology and culture in Cyprus.

Duration / Amount
The awards of $1000 are to help defray travel costs to Cyprus.

How / When to Apply
Apply by December 15.  http://www.caari.org/Fellowships.html

Who is Eligible?
US or Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or international students who study a degree in the US or Canada. Both undergraduates and graduate students.

Purpose of the Award
There are various scholarship programs which include awards for study, research, and internships.

Duration / Amount
Scholarships include summer, year-long or complete degree programs as well as internships for different lengths of time. Stipends vary from €650 / month to €850 and some include health insurance and a travel grant.

Deadline / How to Apply
Applicants must apply online at the DAAD website, www.daad.org
See the website for different deadlines.

Undergraduate Programs

   

Undergraduate Scholarship – for 4 – 10 months of study, research or internship in any academic field.
Study Scholarship (for graduating seniors) – complete one academic year of study or a full graduate degree program in Germany.
Research Internships in Science/Engineering – Summer internships with German doctoral students.

RISE Professional – summer internships with German companies.

University Summer Course Grant – summer courses to build language skills while studying other disciplines.
Study and Internship Program – full academic year of study abroad followed by a one-semester professional internship.
German Studies Research Grant – funding for research in the US or Germany in areas of contemporary German studies.
EMGIP - Bundestag Internship – Two months at the German Parliament for students who are fluent in German.

   
     

Graduate Programs

   

Study Scholarship – highly qualified graduating seniors or grads in all disciplines to study a year of independent study or a full master’s degree
Study Scholarship Artists/Musicians, Actors and Dancers – seniors or graduates in art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture who wish additional studies with or without a formal degree.
Research Grant – for doctoral candidates in any academic field to do research.
RISE professional – for recent grads or graduate students in STEM areas who wish serious practical experience.
Intensive Language Course Grant – 8-week intensive language instruction.
German Studies Research Grant – undergrads and graduates to study cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs.
EMGIP - Bundestag Internship – 2 month internships in the German Parliament for fluent German speakers.
Summer Law School – intensive legal training at the University of Freiburg.

   

Who is Eligible?
Graduate students who are US citizens

Purpose of the Award
To provide research experiences to U.S. graduate students in science, engineering and education:

1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan;

2) an introduction to the science, science policy and scientific infrastructure of the respective location: and

3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language.

Duration / Amount
The award provides a pre-departure orientation, summer stipend of $5000 and a roundtrip plane ticket to the host institution.  The WAPSI partner agency pays the in-country living expenses

How / When to Apply
Students apply online at www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284

Deadline to apply is mid-November.

Who is Eligible?
US citizens enrolled in a US college or university to study abroad for credit towards your degree.  Students must have a minimum 2.5 gpa and need to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Purpose of the Award
Besides the general scholarship, there are STA Travel Scholar Awards for students of art, film, foreign language, photography and tourism & travel.  In addition, there are financial need scholarships for Pell Grant recipients, STEM scholarships for those disciplines, Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarships and Veterans Scholarships.

Duration / Amount
The scholarships are valued at $2000.  Students must go abroad for at least 4 weeks.

How / When to Apply
Students apply online at www.foundationforglobalscholars.org

There are three times a year to apply.  Summer – April 11,  fall – June 27 and spring – November 21.  (Check the web page to verify deadline dates)

Who is Eligible?
US citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the grant. Permanent residents are not eligible.

Purpose of the Award

To give US students a chance to meet, work, live with and learn from people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, they way they do things and the way they think.

Fulbright awards include:               

  • Full grants for study or research abroad.
  • Full grants for English Teaching Assistantships abroad.
  • Full grants for Fulbright/mtvU Awards to research international music culture.
  • Critical Language Enhancement Awards for 3-6 months language study before a research grant.
  • Fulbright Business Grants for Australia, Mexico, Netherlands or Spain.
  • Fulbright Journalism Grants for Germany, UK or Taiwan.

Duration / Amount
Normally for one academic year.

  • Full Grant benefits for Study/Research and English Teaching Assistantships include:
    • Round-trip transportation to the host country
    • Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country
    • Limited Health Benefits
  • In addition, Full Grants may include (see relevant Country Summary for details):
    • Book and research allowances*
    • Mid-term enrichment activities in many countries or world regions
    • Full or partial tuition
    • Language study programs
    • Pre-departure and in-country orientations
  • Benefits for Study/Research grants and English Teaching Assistantships
    • Are based on the cost of living in the host country
    • Will be paid in host country currency to grantees in countries with a Commission/Foundation
    • Will be paid in U.S. dollars to grantees in countries without a Fulbright Commission/Foundation

How / When to Apply
Students must apply through their home campus. The home campus deadline is late September. The final deadline is mid-October. Students apply online at us.fulbrightonline.org 
The campus representatives is: Jenifer Chambers (jjchamb@bgsu.edu)

Who is Eligible?
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. Students must obtain admission to a graduate program at Cambridge separately.

Purpose of the Award
Students may apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:

  • PhD (three year research-only degree)
  • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
  • MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies (four year postgraduate degree)

Duration / Amount
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely:

  • the University Composition Fee and College fees
  • a maintenance allowance for a single student (£12, 750 for 12 months at the 2010-11 rate; pro rata for courses shorter then 12 months)
  • one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application).

How / When to Apply
Students apply online at http://www.gatescambridge.org/
US students need to apply by October 15. Students from other countries by December 3.

Who is Eligible?
Undergraduates who qualify for a Pell Grant

Purpose of the Award
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Duration / Amount
Up to $5000 to study abroad from 4 wks to one year. Students can get an additional $3000 to study critical languages.

Deadline / How to Apply
Apply online by 1 October for Spring, by 1 March for Summer, Fall, and the academic year.  Check exact dates online.
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 

Who is Eligible?
Prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the US who work in politics, economics, the media, administration and culture.

Purpose of the Award
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation wants to give young professional leaders the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad in order to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times.  Fellows pursue research-based, self-developed projects at host institutions that provide mentors.

Duration / Amount
The fellowships grant between 2150 – 2750 EUR per month as well as a mobility allowance and health insurance.  Fellows take a two-month language course and then may remain for 12 months.

Deadline / How to Apply
Apply online by September 15. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html

Who is Eligible?
Students with a high school diploma who are not an overseas Chinese student or a national of the R.O.C.

Purpose of the Award
To encourage international students to undertake Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan) in order to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society.

Duration / Amount
The grants provide a monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD.  Students take a 2-month summer term or classes from 3 months to one year.

Deadline / How to Apply
Apply online by November 30. www.edutw.org/english/scholarships

Who is eligible?
Eligibility varies.

Purpose of the award
IREX awards grants for Asia and Europe to individuals, collaborative groups, and organizations through the programs that it administers. The most up-to-date information on grant opportunities at IREX can be found by browsing the program's Web pages.

Duration/Amount
Varied.

How/When to apply
Visit the IREX program online at www.irex.org/apply

Who is eligible?
Graduate students at any university.

Purpose of the award
To help full-time graduate students anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

Duration/Amount
$15,000 per year

How/When to apply

https://www.theihs.org/scholarships

Who is eligible?
Undergraduate students are eligible.

Purpose of the award
The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institute Pasteur. The foundation's goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.

Duration/Amount
During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive a living allowance of $400 per week for a maximum of $4,000. Travel/housing are not paid by this program, but a $500 subsidy is provided and intended to defray costs of travel and requisite insurance.

How/When to apply
The application deadline is in December. Applicants are notified in February, and awardees are asked to accept or decline their positions by early March.

For more information, visit the Pasteur website at:  http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/scientific-careers/summer-internship

Who is eligible?
Postdoctoral researchers who are US citizens wishing to work in the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Purpose of the award
The Pasteur Foundation offers the fellowships to promote scientific research in immunology, molecular biology and the neurosciences.

Duration/Amount
Candidates must identify a host lab and obtain an invitation.  The fellowship package isi $72,000 per year for a term of three years and is not renewable.

How/When to apply
Applicants apply in the fall.  Please see www.pasteurfoundation.org/scientific-careers/application-guidelines

Who is eligible?
US citizens under the age of 40 who have a bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 gpa in French, and can demonstrate their career does or will involve active use of the French language.

Purpose of the award
To help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and the study of French in the United States.

Duration/Amount
$15,500 for at least six continuous months of study in France.

How/When to apply
Applicants can apply online by January 15 at www.pbk.org,   http://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=3

Who is eligible?
Citizens of Poland and the U.S.

Purpose of the award
The Kosciuszko Foundation offers two exchange programs to Poland for Americans and offers aid through tuition scholarships that support all majors. The year-abroad program is for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study the Polish language for a year or a semester; the graduate studies and research program is for graduate students, scholars, and professors whose theses require research at Polish universities and archives. Please see the website for additional information on the scholarship associated with this program.

Scholarships:
Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships
Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarship
Polish National Alliance of Brooklyn, USA Scholarship
Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs Scholarships
Marie E. Zakrzewska Medical Scholarship

and others

Duration/Amount
$500-$7,000 for one academic semester or a full year

How/When to Apply
Apply online at www.thekf.org/scholarships/about/
Application fee: $35-$50
Deadline: early January  (check website)

Who is eligible?
Women who are from Minnesota or North Dakota and have a sincere interest in Norway.

Purpose of the award
The Lakselaget Scholarship Fund was established to celebrate, encourage, and advance the organization's motto: women who swim against the current. Its goal is to promote the international connections between Norway and the United States, and learn, teach, and share knowledge that will benefit women in their complex roles in today's society. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary Norway and all things Norwegian, a specific disciplinary interest in the sciences, technology, business, politics, language, or culture, and seek to enhance and disseminate their knowledge.  Besides a scholarship, there is also an award for work-study for a short-term position.

Duration/Amount
Get more information through the website.

How/When to apply
Apply online at www.lakselaget.org/pages/foundation.html

Who is eligible?
Applicants for the Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden must be a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.

Purpose of the award
The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden is named for Cornelia Malmberg, a lifelong educator who taught outside the United States for many years. After retirement, the Winthrop, Minnesota, native took an interest in the work of the institute, which led her to establish the program.

The Lilly Lorenzen Scholarship is open to Minnesota residents to carry out scholarly or creative studies in Sweden.

Duration/Amount
Scholarships are usually granted for a full academic-year term (nine months), but also can be awarded for study periods of shorter duration. The awards are administered by the American Swedish Institute. Scholarship awards are available up to $10,000.

How/When to Apply
Summer-fall: Scholarship publicized
September 1: Application forms accepted
November 15: Application forms deadline
November-December: Application forms reviewed and finalists interviewed by phone
January 15: Recipient of scholarship announced

The project schedule must fall between the dates of June 1 and August 31 of the next year. Project duration depends on the individual proposal (see application).

Apply online at http://www.asimn.org/programs-education/scholarships between March 1 and May 1.

Who is Eligible?
Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Purpose of Award
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.

Duration / Amount
University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

How / When to Apply
Canddiates apply in their region by Oct. 1. They must be endorsed by their college or university. 
CHICAGO REGION:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Regional centre: British Consulate-General, 625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60611. E-mail: Chicago@marshallscholarship.org
http://www.marshallscholarship.org

Campus representative: Jenifer Chambers (jjchamb@bgsu.edu)

Who is Eligible?
Students  of science and engineering who are interested in doing academic research abroad in the applied sciences.

Purpose of Award
To finance scholarships and fellowships for academic exchange between Austria and the US with a special focus on universities of applied sciences and technical universities (in Austria).

Duration / Amount
Up to €3000 / month for at least 3 months or a total of €10,000.

How / When to Apply
See the BGSU Education Abroad office in the fall to go the following year.  http://www.marshallplan.at

Who is Eligible?
US citizens between 18 and 30 with a bachelor's degree completed before the period of the scholarship. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.

Purpose of the Award
Mitchell Scholars may study or conduct research in any discipline at institutions of higher
learning, including the seven universities in Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • NUI Galway
  • University College Maynooth
  • University of Limerick
  • Dublin City University
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • The University of Ulster

Duration / Amount
One year of study in Ireland. Full cost of study covered:  tuition, housing, living stipend, and international travel.

How / When to Apply
Candidates apply online at this site: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org
Deadline: October 1.

Who is Eligible?
For US citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in graduate study in business, engineering, geosciences, math, medicine, marine sciences, pediatrics, sciences, sustainability or technology.

Purpose of the Award
To support part of the costs of one year of research h/study in Australia.

Duration / Amount
One year study or research, full time.  Candidates submit a budget including airfare, domestic travel, tuition, lodging and meals and project-related expenses.

How / When to Apply
Candidates apply online at this site:  https://www.americanaustralian.org/australian_to_usa_apps/   Deadline Oct. 15

Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold or be on track to receive a bachelor degree by matriculation date. Students with strong backgrounds in the traditional areas of biomedical studies, as well as in computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics, are encouraged to apply.

Purpose of the Award
Scholarships in the National Institutes of Health/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program are offered to exceptionally promising students who wish to pursue accelerated Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D training at the cutting edge of biomedical research in collaborative projects between labs of the National Institutes of Health and Oxford University or Cambridge University.

Duration / Amount
These scholarships fully fund Ph.D. training expenses, including tuition, college fees, stipend, health insurance and travel. NIH/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars, on average, complete their Ph.D. training in 4 years

How / When to Apply
Candidates apply online at http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/.
Deadline early December

Who is eligible?
Undergraduate students:

  • Must have at least a 3.4 GPA
  • Must be an NSCS member in good standing
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in an accredited institution
  • Must be a new member who attended their induction in the previous year
  • Must have a completed member profile (complete at the Web site)

Purpose of the award
In our continuous commitment to reward students who exemplify excellence through their academic achievement and personal integrity, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is proud to introduce the Induction Recognition Award for NSCS members who are active participants in their chapters.

Duration/Amount
National Society of Collegiate Scholars awards one $5,000 award each semester for study abroad, and one $2,500 award for summer abroad. Two awards for Semester at Sea also are offered.

How/When to Apply

Dates vary according to the scholarship.   http://www.nscs.org/scholarships

Who is eligible?
Applicants must be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate course and 30 years old or under, or enrolled in a postgraduate-level program and 35 years old or under, and must be enrolled in universities appointed by the foundation. Students living outside Japan are not eligible for the scholarship.

Purpose of the award
Nissho Iwai Foundation is a corporate foundation that supports cultural activities with a view of promoting further understanding of Japanese culture abroad. It funds seminars, exhibitions, conferences, and educational institutions related to Japan abroad.

Duration/Amount
For undergraduate students, the monthly disbursement is 70,000 yen, and for postgraduate students, 100,000 yen.

How/When to apply
Deadline: May

Visit website at  http://shinpaideshou.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/funding-nissho-iwai-foundation-international-exchange-scholarship-programme/

Who is eligible?
Ohio residents enrolled full-time at state universities in Ohio.  Must have minimum 3.0 gpa.  Preference given to first time study abroad students studying in a non-English speaking country for at least one semester.

Purpose of the award
To support Ohio residents to study abroad for the first time.

Duration/Amount
$1500 for fall or spring semester.

How/When to apply
Talk to the Education Abroad advisor at the time of application.

Who is eligible?
Undergraduate students who are Italian-American and want to further their knowledge of their Italian heritage.

Purpose of the award
To support Italian-American students to learn Italian language at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.  The organization also lists several other scholarships for study in Italy on their website.

Duration/Amount
This scholarship is granted to qualified Italian-American undergraduates for one semester or academic year. A scholarship of $4000 to $25,000 is awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, and the desire to further one's knowledge of his or her Italian heritage. The financial award received allows the recipient to be classified as a Secchia Scholar with an additional merit scholarship of 25% reduction of the current JCU tuition. Preference will be given to students who live or study in the Midwest. Recipients are selected by OSIA. Scholarships for a summer session also may be awarded (lesser amount).

How/When to apply
The deadline for all scholarships (unless otherwise noted) is February 28. All requirements for a given scholarship must be met or the application will not be considered. The SIF takes no responsibility for incomplete or late applications.

Visit website at http://www.osia.org/students/scholarships.php

Who is eligible?
Eligibility varies.

Purpose of the award
OTS is distinctive for its leadership in education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. Our goal is to contribute to the appreciation, understanding, and protection of nature and the human environment. We recognize that our operations have environmental impacts. We are determined to minimize those impacts and to become as distinctive for our environmental operating performance as we are for our educational and scientific programs.

Duration/Amount
There are a number of different awards available, ranging from research fellowships in amounts up to $3,000 to Pilot awards for exploratory research in amounts up to $1,500.

• The Christopher Davidson and Sharon Christoph Scholarship - established to provide aid assistance to U.S. Minority or Latin American students.

• The Roger Perry Minority Scholarship - established to provide financial assistance to U.S. minority students seeking support for semester and summer programs in Costa Rica.

•               Ravi Thackurdeen Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established by OTS to honor Ravi Thackurdeen, Spring 2012 Global Health, to provide financial support to OTS undergraduates who demonstrate Ravi’s passions and aptitude, especially in the areas of ethnobiology and global health.

How/When to apply
Please see the OTS website for more information concerning the individual awards: http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=859&Itemid=860

Who is eligible?
Graduate and undergraduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management and science policy.  Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program in the fall.

Purpose of the award
To give mentoring, professional development and financial support to students as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.

Duration/Amount
Up to $40,000 annually for tuition, room and board, books, fees, airplane ticket to/from the student’s academic institution.

How/When to apply
Applications are due in late January/early February.  Apply online.  http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/#mission

Who is Eligible?
Applicants for Rhodes Scholarships must be United States citizens, aged eighteen or over but not yet twenty-four on October 1 in the year of application. They must also have academic standing sufficient to assure completion of a bachelor's degree before entering Oxford the following October in the event of election to a Scholarship.

Purpose of the Award
To study at Oxford University. Rhodes Scholars are chosen by these criteria:

1.     literary and scholastic attainments;

2.     energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success
in sports;

3.     truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak,
kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;

4.     moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's
fellow beings.

Duration / Amount
The scholarship covers the full cost of study for the duration of the degree program, usually 2-3 years.

How / When to Apply
Rhodes Scholarship applications must be submitted online, and must be received no later than midnight October 4. Students will have to work with a campus advisor during the preceeding months in order to have everything ready by October. Candidates apply online at:http://www.rhodesscholar.org/home

Who is Eligible?
Candidates must apply to their local Rotary Club. Not all clubs sponsor the scholarship program.

Applicants must contact the nearest Rotary club to:

  • Determine whether scholarship funding is available
  • Ask about local application deadlines
  • Obtain application materials

Each scholar is responsible for applying directly to the assigned institution, gaining admission, obtaining required visas, and making travel arrangements. The scholarship may not be used in conjunction with a study-abroad program affiliated with a home-country institution.

Purpose of the Award
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Duration / Amount
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US $30,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies

How / When to Apply
Candidates should contact their local Rotary Club to find out what are their deadlines and to obtain application materials. More information may be obtained from www.rotary.org

Who is Eligible?
Interested candidates must apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships through their local Rotary Club.

Eligibility criteria:

  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • A bachelor's degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
  • A minimum of three years' combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master's degree) or five years' relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
  • Proficiency in a second language (master's degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
  • Strong leadership skills

Purpose of the Award
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary Peace Centers

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (professional development center)
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Duration / Amount
3 months for a professional development certificate. 15 - 24 months for a master's degree. The Fellowship covers the full cost of study.

How / When to Apply
Candidates should contact their local Rotary Club for information.  https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowships

Who is Eligible?
Students who graduate by 2016, when the first class will enter Schwarzman College.

Purpose of the Award
200 scholars will be chosen annually to study a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  They will study public policy, economics & business, international relations and engineering.  45% will be from the US, 20% from China and 35% from the rest of the world.

Duration / Amount
Not sure yet, but it seems very comprehensive.

How / When to Apply
Watch the website for news.  www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Who is eligible?
Undergraduate students are eligible.

Purpose of the award
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), is a division of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and maintains research facilities for marine and terrestrial research at various locations on the Isthmus of Panama. STRI offers fellowships for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral research in the areas represented by its scientific staff. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals.

Duration/Amount
Support is provided to carry out short-term research projects in the tropics in areas of STRI research and under the supervision of institute staff members. Projects may be exploratory or complete in themselves; their usual duration is three months. Fellowships may provide a stipend, modest research allowance, and airfare.

How/When to apply
Visit the STRI website at: www.stri.si.edu

Who is eligible?
Citizens or permanent residents of the US registered in a PhD program in the US or a master’s or PhD program in Belgium.

Purpose of the award
For advanced study or research during one academic year at a Belgian university.

Duration/Amount
The one-year awards provide a stipend of $26,000 and health insurance.

How/When to apply
Apply before October 31.  http://www.baef.be/documents/fellowships-for-us-citizens/study-res-fellow.-for-us-citizen-.xml?lang=en

Who is Eligible?
The program is open to juniors who are US citizens who want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve these conditions.

Purpose of the Award
The candidates would like to get a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.

Duration / Amount
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

How / When to Apply
Students apply online at http://truman.gov/
The deadline to apply is the first Tuesday in February.
Students must be nominated through their campus's faculty representative

Who is Eligible?
Unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry out original research.  Must have a PhD or have fulfilled all doctoral requirements except the dissertation.

Purpose of the Award
The fellowship for women scholars supports research in language, literature, history or archaeology in France or Greece.

Duration / Amount
the $20,000 award supports research efforts for one year abroad.

How / When to Apply
Apply online by January 15.  http://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=28

Who is Eligible?
Economically disadvantaged and minority students studying art and design in a university in the US.

Purpose of the Award
to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in artists, designers and studios of tomorrow

Duration / Amount
$2000 - $5000 for one year.  Previous winners may reapply.

How / When to Apply
Apply in January at http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship/