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Student Funding for International Study & Research

Scholarship Name Level of Study Typical Deadlines About Special Conditions

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Undergraduates Applications due in March for Summer & Fall study. Deadline for Spring study is typically in October.  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. U.S. citizens, in good academic standing. Recipient of Federal Pell Grant or have proof of receipt of Pell Grant while abroad. Apply to credit-bearing study abroad program, length of study is 4 weeks or more in one country, study  in countries except Cuba and those on Dept. of State Travel Warning List.
Boren Awards
Undergraduate, Masters, Post-grad students. Must not graduate until award period complete. Deadline typically in January. Applications due to OIP by earlier campus deadline. Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests & national security. Boren Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.  U.S. Citizens, currently enrolled in a degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the U.S. Undergrads must apply to a study abroad program that meets home institution requirements. Apply for an overseas program outside of U.S., Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

Bowman Travel Grant          


Undergraduates Applications due in April for summer, fall & academic year programs. November deadline for winter, spring & calendar year programs The Bowman Travel Grants were established in memory of John E. Bowman, Executive Director of CIEE from 1952 to 1979. These awards provide assistance to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations. They help to defray the costs of travel. Students must participate in a CIEE study abroad program to be eligible. Student must plan to study at a CIEE Study Center in a non-traditional destination. Eligible regions include: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Critical Language Scholarship Program (http://clscholarship.org) Undergraduate, Masters, Post-grad students Deadline typically in November. Applicants notified the following March.  A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer study.  U.S. Citizens, currently enrolledin a U.S. degree-granting program, undergrads must have completed at least 1 year of coursework by program start date, acceptable physical & mental health, at least 18 years of age. Must meet language requirements, as described per language chosen.
Dean's Education Abroad Awards Undergraduates  Applications available in the Office of Study Abroad once student has applied to study abroad. Deadline for Fall & Spring is in April. Deadline for Summer programs is in February. Deans' Education Abroad Awards are provided by ODU college Deans and the Office of International Programs to academically deserving students accepted for a study abroad program. Usually two or three awards of $1,000 each are available from each college for semester or academic year study abroad, and several summer awards ($250 -$400 each) are available. Student must have declared major, 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, acceptance into a study abroad program approved by the Office of Study Abroad.
Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner International Affairs Scholarship Undergraduates Applications available in the Office of Study Abroad. Deadline for Fall & Spring is in April. Deadline for Summer programs is in February. Up to $2,000 awarded annually with priority given to a student with financial need who has been accepted for study at an ISEP member institution in a developing country Demonstrate financial need, study abroad at an ISEP member institution in a developing country.
Robert B. Bailey III Minority Student Scholarships (http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships/) Undergraduates Applications due in April for summer, fall & academic year programs. November deadline for winter, spring & calendar year programs The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. These awards are named in honor of Robert B. Bailey III, former member of CIEE's Board of Directors. Applicant must self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented group, and plan to attend a CIEE Study Center.

US Fulbright Student Program


Masters, Post-grad students Deadline for research/study/ teaching assistants typically in October. Applications due to OIP by earlier campus deadline. Other programs under Fulbright have varying deadlines. Please see OIP for assistance. Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, & professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching assistantships at the primary, secondary & university levels. Sponsored by the US Department of State.  U.S. Citizens, a B.A. degree or equivalent by the grant start date (some exceptions for training in arts), may not yet hold a PhD degree, good health, and sufficient proficiency in the written & spoken language of host country to communicate with people and carry out proposed project.
Whitaker International Fellows & Scholars Program (www.whitaker.org)   Graduating Undergraduate seniors, Masters, Post-grad student, Completed Post-grad Deadline typically in January.  The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their own careers within the field. Research at an academic institution, intern at a policy institute, establish ties between home & host institutions, or conduct post-doctoral research.

No more than 3 years since most recent degree earned, or enrolled in a program. U.S. citizens or permanent legal resident. Must have language ability to carry out project in proposed country. Biomedical engineering, bioengineering, or closely related field.
Rhodes Scholarship (www.rhodesscholar.org) Masters, Post-grad students Deadline typically in October. Interviews held in mid-November. An international award for study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars may study at any full-time postgraduate course offered by the University. The scholarship is for two years in the first instance, though may be held for one year only; applications for a third year are considered during the course of the 2nd year. Scholarships have been awarded to applicants annually on the basis of academic achievement and strength of character. Contact Professor David Metzger, Honors College Dean, for more info. U.S. citizens, between the ages of 18 and 24, academically advanced enough to complete a Bachelor's degree before October in the year following election.
German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.org) Graduating Undergraduate seniors, Masters, Post-grad students Proposal drafts due to Study Abroad in late September, interviews in early October. Final application deadline is typically in October. The DAAD offers scholarships for graduating seniors, advanced graduate students and PhD candidates of high academic caliber who propose to study and conduct research at a German institution of higher education. Selection is based on academic excellence, proposed study plan and its feasibility. Applicants must show academic excellence and have a well-developed plan for research, study or internship for their time in Germany. Other requirements vary for level of study, so please visit the website for more detail. 

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders  


Masters, Post-grad students Students must contact Study Abroad by early September to apply. Applications due in mid October, with an earlier campus deadline. The Humboldt Foundation awards ten scholarships per year for study in Germany to outstanding young (under 30) graduate and post-graduate students, as well as young professionals in the humanities, social sciences, law, economics, and more. The program includes an intensive German language course, seminars, study tours and possibly internships. Citizenship of the USA, Russian Federation, or People's Republic of China. Bachelor's degree or comparable degree completed less than 12 years prior to the start date of the fellowship.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships (www.gatesscholar.org) Masters, Post-grad students Applications due typically in October. Applicants should plan months in advance to prepare an appropriate and strong application. Gates Cambridge Scholarships, endowed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, are highly competitive full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a full-time graduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Citizenship of any country outside the UK. Apply to 3-year Must study for at least one year, up to four years. Applicants must possess the capacity to lead and show a commitment to improve the lives of others.
Marshall Scholarship (www.marshallscholarship.org) Masters, Post-grad students Applications open in late spring. Deadline to apply is typically in October. The Marshall Scholarship provides American Students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher two fully funded years of study at any university in the United Kingdom. The goal of this scholarship is to promote and strengthen the bond between the United States and the United Kingdom as well as to provide students of high academic achievement with a means of continuing their education.  US Citizens with undergraduate degree from an accredited 4-year college or university by the time the scholarship begins. 3.7 or greater GPA in undergraduate. Graduated from Bachelor's degree within 3 years of scholarship year. Have not studied for or completed a degree from a British university.

Mitchell Scholarship  


Graduating undergraduates, Masters, Post-grad students Deadline for applications is typically in October. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a scholarship given annually by the US-Ireland Alliance to 12 Americans age 18-30 to fund one year of graduate study in Ireland (which is usually enough to complete an Irish master's degree.) The Mitchell Scholarship has quickly established itself as one of the most selective fellowships available.  US Citizen, age 18 to 30. Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.

Australian Government Endeavour Awards (http://www.deewr.gov.au

Masters, Post-grad students, Post-doctoral Deadline is typically in November. The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Citizen of country in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, or Americas. Eligibility varies by specific award.
Freeman-ASIA Program (http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA) Undergraduates Applications for Spring & Academic Year are due in October. Applications for Summer are due in February. Applications for Fall and Academic Year are due in April.  Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. US Citizens/permanent residents. Receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate need. Minimum GPA: 2.8. Pursuing first bachelor degree. Must have at least one term of study remaining at home institution when complete. Little to no experience in proposed country. Must receive credit for study.

Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarships (http://www.aatj.org/atj/studyabroad/scholarships.html)

Undergraduates Application deadlines for Fall semester are typically in April. Deadlines for Spring semester are to be announced. The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for the Association of Teachers of Japanese to award 20 scholarships to assist with travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or year. US citizens, enrolled in US college or university as undergraduates. All fields of study welcome.

Rome Prize Fellowships


Masters, Post-grad students Applications typically due in early November. The Rome Prize is awarded to 30 emerging artists & scholars in the early/middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities to study at the American Academy in Rome. Fellowship lengths vary from 6 months to 2 years.  US citizens, study in one of the approved areas of arts/ humanities.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants (http://www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html)

Masters, Post-grad students Various opportunities for fellowships. Please see website for more information. A number of grants and fellowships are available for graduate students and faculty interested in doing research in Scandinavian studies. Requirements vary. Opportunities for those interested in Scandinavian studies or to study in Scandinavia.

For applications or more information, please contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Director, Sharon Mason at (757) 683-6848 or visit the Financial Aid Office (Scholarships on left margin)