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You can use federal financial aid for study abroad. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your situation. You may be able to use state and institutional financial aid. 


Don't have any financial aid? You may still be able to apply for it if study abroad costs exceed Shepherd's.

 

Complete a  Study Abroad Budget Worksheet.


All Shepherd affiliate programs offer scholarships.


     Create the Future Study Abroad Scholarships

          Deadline Monday March 24, 2014                                            

               Funded by Shepherd University President Dr. Suzanne Shipley and Mr. Randy                                               Wadsworth. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

                 Create Study Abroad Scholarship Application

        

          SGA Study Abroad Scholarships 

             Deadline:  Friday, February 14, 2014

                    Funded by Shepherd University Student Government Association (SGA). 

                    Open to undergraduate students.

                   SGA Study Abroad Scholarship Application


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships Competition

                   Must be a Pell Grant  recipientDeadlines - Spring semester: October 1;

                   Summer program and Fall semester: March 1. Scholarships up to $5,000.

                          
 

Scholarships up to $20,000 to undergraduates who study less commonly taught languages in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.


 

         Post 9/11 GI Bill Information                  
Study abroad must be mandatory for student's program. The VA will cover study abroad specific fees (administrative fees, airfare, etc.). Benefits are only payable up to the benefit payment tier for which the student is eligible; e.g. "if the student’s benefit payment tier is 40%, VA would pay 40% of the housing allowance, 40% of charged tuition and 40% of the books stipend.”  VA website.
 
$1000 scholarships for undergraduate students to study in the Asia/Pacific region for summer, fall and spring terms.  For students who identify as: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, having a physical disability, or first generation college student. 

Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship – offered by AIFS

10 $1,000 scholarships each semester to outstanding students from diverse and underrepresented groups for AIFS programs.

 

Freeman-Asia Scholarship

                     Scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with

                     demonstrated financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia.

                     Minimum 2.8 GPA. Awards of up to $5,000 for spring programs. Award recipients

                     must share their experiences with their home campuses or communities.


IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding

Comprehensive search engine for study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Search by country or subject to find study abroad funding.

 

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David. L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Fall, spring, and/or summer scholarships for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East) in exchange for a commitment to work for the federal government.


 

 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Group-based summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks. Apply for one language:

1. Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;

2. Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, or Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
3.
Chinese, Japanese, or Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.

Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.


Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

GPA minimum 3.75.  Total of 50 $1,000 grants awarded each spring.

      

Bridging Scholarship Program

20 scholarships  ($2,500 to $4,000) for study abroad programs in Japan. 

The Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad

For foreign language training and other academic studies abroad. Recipients must report  their experiences and share those experiences with others.

Alliance for Global Education

2 need-based scholarships of $6,000, 20 scholarships of $2,500, and other scholarships for smaller amounts for students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Grants and Scholarships

                  Grants for study in Germany.               

                           RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

DAAD scholarships for living expenses for undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and engineering. RISE undergrads work at top research institutions (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany.


Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)   

                  General scholarships up  to $10,000 per semester.

         Hilary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship

        Rainbow Scholarship -up to $5000 to an LGBT student.          

           LIVfund scholarships
                    Scholarships for study, internships or volunteering abroad in Central and Latin America.

IES Abroad scholarships

Study abroad scholarships and a search engine.


GoAbroad.com Scholarships

 Search by region, country, type of award, field of study,and/or academic level.


             GO! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
                    Scholarships awarded based on writing samples and/or video submissions.

SIT Study Abroad Pell Match Scholarship Program

           For Pell grantees who study abroad on a SIT program. SIT will automatically match
           a student's Pell grant used for a semester SIT program. Over 30 SIT programs are eligible.
               

          myTAB- Online Travel Gift Card
                      Create individual or group trips for a study or volunteer abroad trip. Add cash. Have
                     
friends and family can give you cash. Book your trip and redeem funds.
            




        

 



Shepherd University Study Abroad Office