EA Scholarships

While not guaranteed scholarships can be a good way to help cover some of the costs of an Education Abroad program or reduce the amount of semester or summer loans.  Students are encouraged to start planning early for scholarships to give themselves the best opportunity to receive funding.  A good way to start is to create a list or an excel spreadsheet of all scholarships that you are eligible to apply for, the due dates, and the application requirements.  By being prepared and working through multiple essay drafts you will give yourself an edge over students applying at the last minute.

Scholarship Resources

Students are also encouraged to do their own research on IIE PassportDiversity Abroad, and the OIED Funding Resources page.

Highlighted National Scholarships

  • Gilman Scholarship - A national scholarship opportunity for Pell Grant recipients participating on a program of at least 28 days in length in one country.
  • Fund for Education Abroad - Offers one scholarship deadline a year (usually in mid-January).
  • Boren Awards - Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.


Each Semester OIED offers scholarship workshops to help students learn about opportunities, how to manage the application process, and available support resources.  For more information please visit the Scholarships web page.