External Scholarships

This information is posted as a courtesy. Appalachian State University and OIED in no way guarantee the available funding or receipt of such award. Review each scholarship or grant closely for requirements and eligibility.


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Scholarshipsort descending Application Deadline Awards GPA Minimum Program Length Minimum Special Qualifiers
Academy of International Business Southeast Joint Scholarships
February annually
$1,000 award
0.00
10 days
Open to any student studying abroad in Asia in the current year whose minor, major, or masters is in the field of international business. Submissions must be jointly submitted by a student and a faculty advisor.
AIFS Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For use only with AIFS semester or Summer programs. AIFS offers specific scholarships for diversity (minority, Hispanic, First Generation) and financial need
All The Rooms Scholarship
August 1, 2017
1 $1,000 award
0.00
0 days
600-800 word essay in PDF, can be used on any study abroad program
API Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.75
84 days
For use with API Semester programs only. API offers specific first generation, diversity, athlete, and STEM scholarships
Beijing Government Scholarship
Varies by student type: Scholarship for exchange student 5,000 RMB/person/year.
2.50
180 days
Applied for through Chinese University.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
For Spring and Summer programs- October, For Fall and Academic Year- March
up to $5,000, over 2,800 awarded
0.00
21 days
Must be receiving the Pell grant. Preference given to diverse students (minority, Hispanic, first generation) and non-traditional destinations. Semester programs. On-Campus Advisor: Maria Anastasiou anastasioum@appstate.edu
BUTEX Scholarships
June
£500
0.00
150 days
For use with British institutions: Keele University, Kingston University, University of Sunderland, University of Lincoln, and University of Roehampton. Must study for a Semester or an academic year
CEA Affiliate Scholarship
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For use with CEA Semester programs only. CEA offers specific scholarships for financial need and diversity, as well as merit-based scholarships
CIEE Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For use with CIEE Semester programs only. CIEE provides specific merit-based and need-based scholarships
CIEE Gilman Go Global
October 15 for spring programs or April 1 for summer and fall programs
Vary, see note
0.00
84 days
Gilman Go Global Grant is guaranteed to all qualified Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship applicants who apply for the Gilman scholarship (regardless of whether they are awarded a Gilman). To qualify, students must select a CIEE program, then submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application through the CIEE website. It provides $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs. Plus, Go Global Grant recipients are guaranteed a Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grant to cover travel costs up to $2,000. (GAIN Grant amounts are based on program location and awards average over $1,500.)
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
Mid May, Yearly
$1,000
3.00
180 days
Must be a Silver or Gold Award Girl Scout. Open only to undergraduate students. Application must be mailed.
Critical Languages Scholarship Program
November 16
Funded Summer Language Programs
2.50
65 days
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu. On-Campus Advisor: Mallory Sadler sadlerml@appstate.edu
DAAD Scholarship
January for following academic year
€650/month, insurance, travel allowance
0.00
120 days
For study in Germany. Must study abroad in 3rd or 4th year. Can be used for longer internships, senior thesis research. Semester programs
Delta Phi Alpha German Study Abroad Scholarships
November 15 and March 15
$1,250
0.00
1 days
Must be a Delta Phi Alpha member with the Appalachian chapter. Must travel to German speaking country.
FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
August 15, 2017
1 $1,000 scholarship for study abroad
0.00
0 days
1,000 word essay
Freeman Asia Scholarship
October (Spring and Year), March (Summer), and April (Fall)
$3,000-$7,000, 350 per year
2.80
56 days
For travel to Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Semester programs
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
October yearly
Provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs
0.00
270 days
During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the 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, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.
Fund for Education Abroad
January 10, 2018 for Summer and Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
$1,250-$10.000, 50 grants per year
0.00
30 days
Preference to non-traditional destinations, study of host language, financial need, volunteer component, diverse students (Hispanic, minority). Dedicated scholarships for LGBTQI, travel to Mexico, Central America, South America, France, Germany, and athletes. Semester programs
Generation Study Abroad NZ Award
December 1, 2017
3 different scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 each
3.00
84 days
Only for study at a University in New Zealand. Must be currently enrolled in at least Sophomore year at a tertiary institution in the United States of America and enrolled at a New Zealand university or ITP through a Study Abroad program.
Go Global Scholarship
June 30, 2018
1 $1,000 scholarship
3.00
0 days
Must be a US Citizen, have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and must be currently studying a foreign language
Go Overseas Scholarship
Sept 1, 2017
$500 and swag bag, 1 awarded
0.00
1 days
Must submit a creative photo and essay. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty led and semester programs
Go Overseas: New Zealand Scholarship
October 13, 2017
$15,000 and round trip flight
2.50
150 days
For a semester program in New Zealand.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
April 26, 2017
$500-$5,000, based on need
3.00
1 days
Must be of Hispanic heritage with full time enrollment; U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or DACA; emphasis on STEM majors; not specifically for study abroad. Faculty led or Semester programs
IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarship
October 17, 2017 for Spring and Summer 2018, March 4, 2018 for Summer and Fall 2018 programs
100 awards of $2,000 each
0.00
0 days
For use on a program abroad for academic credit, including academic study, internship, research, or service-learning during the spring, summer and fall 2018 terms. A cohort of exceptional undergraduate students will be selected, with consideration given to the following factors: financial need; status as first-generation college students; status as members of underrepresented racial/ethnic/gender groups; disabilities; and the lack of experience with travel abroad. The Travel Grant would help provide these students with international opportunities that are in line with their academic and professional goals, and essential for today’s graduates. Must demonstrate financial need.
ISA Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.75
84 days
For ISA Semester programs only. ISA offers specific diversity, merit-based, and location-based scholarships
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship
April for travel the next Spring, December for travel the next Fall
¥117,000~120,000 per month
0.00
365 days
For study in Japan. Includes monthly stipend, travel allowance, tuition waiver. Education, Japanese Studies, Technology majors preferred. Semester programs (1 year minimum)
JASSO Scholarship for Study in Japan
Host University Specific
80,000 JPY per month stipend
3.00
150 days
Host institution must have been awarded this scholarship. Most Japanese partners have the JASSO application within theirs. Semester program
Lights, Camera, Action: Travel Video Contest
October yearly
$4,000 grand prize, $1,000 viewer's choice, other small prizes
0.00
0 days
From the site: We want the best video you can make, no longer than five minutes long, that tells us about your proposed international studies. If you’re already an international student, the video can tell about any trip you would like to take.
Marshall Austria Scholarships
October and April
€3,000-€10,000, 1,000 per year
0.00
90 days
For research in Austria in the field of technical sciences, Semester programs
MLSA Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
3.30
84 days
For MLSA Semester programs only. MLSA offers specific scholarships for Spain and Costa Rica travel
OIED Scholarships
November 1, January 15, March 15
$500-$2,000
0.00
1 days
Scholarships for students participating in study abroad programs range from $500 to $2000. Students will be considered for all of the scholarships for which they are eligible, however you are only eligible to receive one scholarship per academic year (August-July). For Faculty Led and Semester programs
Overseas American Study Abroad Scholarship Contest
April 1, 2018
$500
0.00
0 days
Open to Undergraduate or Graduate students.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
September 15, 2017 Deadline for travel beginning 5/1/17-6/30/18
$1,000, 25 per cycle
3.75
1 days
Faculty Led or Semester programs, must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
SAI Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For SAI Semester programs only. SAI offers scholarships for specific destinations
SAI Semester Pell Grant Scholarship
same as SAI deadline
$500
0.00
84 days
Students who are accepted to a semester SAI program with Signature Services and will be receiving a Pell Grant for the semester they are abroad, are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship.
ScholarTrips
November yearly
$2,500, 6 per year
0.00
1 days
Student must create a 60-90 second video or a 500-word essay that addresses how can international travel impact your life. Faculty Led or Semester programs
SelfScore International Student Scholarship
December 15 yearly
12 $5,000 Scholarships per Year
3.00
180 days
Open to International Students studying in the U.S. on a F1, J1, or M1 visa during the academic year. Must score in the top 15% on a standardized U.S. college entrance exam (SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT).
Semester at Sea Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For Semester at Sea programs. Scholarships offered for diversity, specific majors, and merit
SIT Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For SIT Semester and Summer programs. SIT offers need-based, diversity, destination-specific, and merit-based scholarships. Also a PELL matching grant
SIT Pell Grant Match
April 1 for summer programs, May 15 for fall programs, November 1 for spring programs
Matching funding to Pell Grant recipients, Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
0.00
84 days
Please note that SIT scholarships are available only for students applying to an SIT Study Abroad program. SIT offers a broad range of scholarships and grants, including our award winning Pell Grant Match. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. To qualify for the Match program students must submit a scholarship application through SIT.
Study Abroad in Ireland- Go Overseas
Reopening in 2018
15 undergraduate and 11 graduate full-tuition scholarships
0.00
180 days
Only for travel to approved institutions in Ireland. A full-tuition scholarship covers the cost of your tuition for a semester (undergrad or PhD) or a full year (master’s). This does not include accommodation, food, books or additional provider fees.
Study in Japan: Bridging Scholarship
For Spring 2018 programs: October 11, 2017
$2,500-$4,000, 75 per year
0.00
90 days
Study in Japan, open to any major. Semester programs
The Honors College International Education Scholarship
Rolling Basis
up to $100 per credit hour, exclusively for Honors students
3.50
14 days
The Honors College International Education Scholarship is given exclusively to Honors students who are traveling abroad for a minimum of two weeks and gaining academic credit for their experience. Scholarships are up to $100 per credit hour; most students receive $50/credit. The scholarship is only awarded one time so students planning to travel abroad multiple times should plan accordingly.
The U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship
February 15, 2018
Covers full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice
2.50
180 days
Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a credit-bearing course of study at a college, university or approved academic center in Japan in the upcoming academic year. Must demonstrate financial need for international study. Preference will be given to applicants who have been raised by a single parent or who have lost both parents (i.e. orphan).
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
December for Spring travel, May for Fall travel
$1,000 and a backpack, 1 per semester
0.00
1 days
Faculty Led or Semester programs
USAC Affiliate Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.50
84 days
For USAC Semester programs. USAC offers first-generation, military service, STEM, and destination specific scholarships
Walker College International Scholarships
Winter Programs: October 1, Spring Programs: January 15, Summer Programs: March 1, Fall Programs: August 1
Must be used for business program
2.50
0 days
Scholarship funds are available for undergraduate Faculty-led College of Business Study Abroad Programs. Scholarships for short-term, faculty-led programs range from $100 to $1,000. Priority is given to business majors although other majors may apply.
WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship
December 1 for Spring programs, Check back for Fall programs
$500, 1-5 per year
3.00
28 days
For travel in Europe. Scholarships based on financial need, passion, and merit. Semester programs