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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AAUW International Fellowships
December 1, 2018
Master’s/first professional degree: $18,000; Doctoral: $20,000
0.00
360 days
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. More stipulations on website.
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
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
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 (diversity, minority, Hispanic, first generation) and non-traditional destinations. Semester programs. On-Campus Advisor: Joanie Andruss, ncs@appstate.edu
BUTEX Scholarships
June
£500
0.00
150 days
For use with British institutions (United Kingdom): 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
CGTrader Scholarship
December 14, 2018
First place: 1 award of $2,000; two runners-up will receive $500 each
2.50
0 days
Not specifically for study abroad, but can be used toward overall tuition. Write an essay of 500-1000 words on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind.”
Chinese Government Scholarships
Varies by student type: Scholarship for exchange student 5,000 RMB/person/year.
2.50
180 days
Applied for through Chinese University. For study in China only
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
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: Joanie Andruss, ncs@appstate.edu
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.
Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
May 1, 2018
8 awards
2.75
28 days
Applicants must be full-time undergraduates. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.
FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
August 15, 2018
1 $1,000 scholarship for study abroad
0.00
1 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. On-Campus Advisor: Joanie Andruss, ncs@appstate.edu
Fund for Education Abroad
September 18, 2018 for Spring 2019 prograns. January yearly for Summer, Fall, and Spring programs
$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 (diversity, Hispanic, minority, first-generation). Dedicated scholarships for LGBTQI, travel to Mexico, Central America, South America, France, Germany, and athletes. Semester programs
Go Global Scholarship
June 30, 2018
1 $1,000 scholarship
3.00
1 days
Must be a US Citizen, have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and must be currently studying a foreign language
Go Overseas Scholarship
September yearly
$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- Study Abroad in Ireland
will reopen Spring 2019
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.
Go Overseas: New Zealand Scholarship
Will reopen in Fall 2018
$15,000 and round trip flight
2.50
150 days
For a semester program in New Zealand.
Hendersonville Student Ambassador Travel Scholarship
March 1 yearly
Up to $3,000
0.00
21 days
Undergraduate or graduate students between the ages of 16-26 who are in the process of applying to or have been accepted for a study abroad, internship, or work study program of at least 3 weeks. Student must have residency in Henderson County, NC.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
March 30, 2018
$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
ISA Scholarships
Varies
Multiple Scholarships
2.75
84 days
For ISA Semester programs only. ISA offers specific diversity, merit-based, and location-based scholarships
ISEP Scholarships
Varies by award
Varies by award
1 days
For students studying on ISEP programs. Special scholarships for students with financial need, those attending Kansai Gaidai, Massey University in New Zealand, and those planning to study in French or German at a member institution in Austria, France, the French Antilles, Germany, Reunion Island or Switzerland. See site for full scholarship eligibility.
iVisa Annual Scholarship
May 15, 2019
$1,500
2.50
1 days
Write a 500 word story. The story must discuss how: you learned of a new culture (either by making a friend from a different culture, or by traveling, or by something else) and how that cultural experience improved your life. Must email essay and unofficial transcript.
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
1 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
1 days
Open to Undergraduate or Graduate students.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
February and September yearly
$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
Rotary Foundation and Clubs Scholarships
Varies by club
Each local club gives their own scholarships
0.00
1 days
Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Rotary club scholarships are given by individual clubs (Boone does have a rotary!) and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.
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
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 in Japan: Bridging Scholarship
For Fall 2018 programs: April 11, 2018
$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 yearly
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
Fall 2018 Travel: May 20, 2018; Spring 2019 Travel: December 20, 2018
$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
September 1, November 1, March 1, July 1
Must be used for business program
2.50
1 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.
Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad
March 15, 2019
$2,000
0.00
180 days
The student applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application and enrolled in an established teacher education program (B.A., B.S., or M.A.T.) in French. Applications for independent study abroad trips, subsidized travel, or summer programs will not be considered. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a non-native speaker of French. He or she must be sponsored by an AATF member teacher.
William Glenn Little International Travel Endowment for Health Sciences
February yearly
​$574
0.00
1 days
Requirement to be a declared Beaver College of Health Sciences student, participating in an Appalachian study abroad program
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