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Education Abroad

International Programs and Services
Bechtel International Center
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211


Below is a list of scholarships and grants offered by various organizations for education abroad students. We encourage you to apply to those for which you are eligible, and to apply early. Check with the Financial Aid Office to find out how a scholarship or grant, if secured, will affect your financial aid package.

Partner Program Scholarships

  • CIEE Scholarships: A variety of scholarships available to students who study abroad through CIEE. 
    • DEADLINES: April 1 (Fall); Oct 1 & 15 (Spring);  Feb 14 (Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship)

  • IESAbroad Scholarships: A variety of scholarships available to students who study abroad through IES.
    • DEADLINES: May 1 (Fall); Nov 1 (Spring); April 1 (Summer)

  • ISEP Scholarships: Two scholarships for any ISEP students (Community and Founders), the Annette Kade French/German Language scholarship, plus several site-specific scholarships. They also have a link to a list of external scholarships: click here
    • DEADLINES: Sept 22 (Community/Founder); Sept 29 (French/German); additional scholarship deadlines vary

  • USAC Scholarships: A variety of scholarships are available to students who study abroad through USAC. 
    • DEADLINES: March TBA (fall); Oct 15 (spring)

  • Baden-Württemberg Scholarship: 500-1400 Euros/month for students studying with our Bilateral Exchange at Hochschule Esslingen University, Contact Education Abroad office for details. 
    • DEADLINES: April 15 (fall)

External Scholarships

  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship: $5000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs
    • DEADLINES: March 3 (fall), Oct 1 (spring)
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan: $2,500-$4,000 awards for semester or full year of study in Japan.
    • DEADLINES: Oct 10 (spring)

  • The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising undergraduate students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range up to $5,000 and $10000 for full year programs
    • DEADLINES: Sep 10 (spring); Check back for upcoming Spring deadline

  • Rainbow Scholarship: The Rainbow is awarded to LGBT students who want to pursue meaningful, intensive education programs abroad and is made possible by the generous donations and support of numerous international education professionals that are dedicated to helping LGBT students participate in international programs. (apply through FEA scholarship above)
    • DEADLINES: Sep 10 (spring); Check back for upcoming Spring deadline

  • Guide to Online Schools Study Abroad Scholarship: $2,000. You may apply this scholarship to tuition, housing, or traveling fees.

  • Michigan State University List of Scholarships for Students of Color

  • David L. Boren Scholarship: Intensive language study abroad for "critical need" languages such as Mandarin, Portuguese, and many others outside of Europe. Students may start at novice level. Two-semester or summer plus semester programs are highly preferred, except for STEM students, who are eligible for summer funding. Awardees must commit to work for the federal government for one year after graduation. Grants $8000 for summer programs; $20,000 for full-year programs.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant: 75, $1000 are awarded each year, applicants do not have to be Society members but other requirements apply
    • DEADLINES: March 15 (Application Opens: Dec 15, 2019)
  • Freeman-ASIA Scholarship: $3,000-$7,000 For students who demonstrate a financial need, provides assistance for study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

  • Go! Study Abroad Scholarship: $15,000 award for studying in New Zealand.

  • Turkish Coalition of America: Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Tortuga: $1000 Scholarship awarded biannually. Student must demonstrate a love for travel and backpacking.

  • Asher Fergusson: $1800 Scholarship available. Student must submit a 400-500 word application essay. If chosen, student must write another 1,500 word essay after their time abroad.    

  • Italiarail: $1,000 plus a 3 day Italy Rail Pass. Student must plan to study abroad in Italy, submit their FASFA, and a 150 word essay on why you want to study abroad in Italy.

  • FG Scholars & Start the Adventure: Part of the GRIT program STA offers $2500 to students for the international experience portion of the GRIT program. The GRIT scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars is a multistage program with a sumit for students, study abroad, and a project upon their return.

  • Hostelling International: Need based scholarship which offers students a total of $2000 for Study Abroad, provided they come from one of the areas in the US where HI USA has a presence. Requires the submission of photos and travel surveys.

  • Butex: Awards  £500 for study at an affiliated university in the UK for study in the semester or the academic year.

  • GO Overseas: Awards students a $500 scholarship based on a short essay, creative photo, and social media promotion.  

  • University Language: Submit a photo and 100-200 Word description of your study abroad experience. Chance to win $500 via a photo contest.

Scholarship Search Engines & Databases

  • FastWeb  Web site provides free customized scholarship search after user fills out profile. E-mail updates are then provided of scholarships based on the profile. Links with FinAid.
  • FinAid! (National Association of Financial Aid Administrators)  Web site of the main US professional association for financial aid administrators provides scholarship searches and extensive information about financial aid. Links with FastWeb.
  • GoAbroad is also committed to providing students the most comprehensive resource for international education and alternative travel.
  • Institute of International Education  Financial Resources for International Study. Free comprehensive search of directories of international scholarships.
  • Study Abroad Scholarships  A free search tool for study abroad scholarships as well as an explanation of the different types of scholarships offered.
  • Diversity Abroad: A free online database of scholarships available to minority, low income, and first generation students.  
  • US State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: (formerly USIA) Official information about all Fulbright programs (for study, research, and teaching abroad), about other official exchange programs, and some information about US government regulations concerning international educational exchange.

Looking for Summer Funding?

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) in Germany: RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering and computer science. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a duration of three months (minimum stay ten weeks) during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses.

Critical Language Scholarship: Intensive summer study abroad of "critical need" languages such as Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Swahili, etc. No prior study required for many of the languages.--Fully funded.--National deadline: mid-November (exact date varies).
Pacific recipients: Cheyanne Harris, Japan (Engineering), Angie Montano (English and Math), Adam Anderson (International Relations and Economics)
Pacific finalists: Faith James, India (International Relations and Spanish), Selena Kaffer (Mechanical Engineering), Darla Testino (Music Industry and Chinese)

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program (sophomores)
Six-week summer program for students (US citizens only) with financial need and minorities historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service.  Program provides a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15 participants each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
Tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day, plus stipend of $3,200. National deadline: February 3.

Fulbright Scholarship (seniors)
State Department award for overseas study in many different countries, in all fields. May include university coursework (auditing or enrolling), laboratory or field research, professional training in the arts, or English teaching (ETA). Largest scholarship program that exists, so greatest chance of winning. College graduates may apply as well.  Travel, cost of living stipend, research expenses, health insurance. College graduates are also eligible (you can apply after you graduate). National deadline: mid-October. Campus deadline: see Dr. Weiner for timeline.
Pacific recipients: David Carranza (Pharmacy and Economics); Benjamin Alldritt (Mechanical Engineering); John Langdon (History); Emma Luther (Economics); Karelli Cabral (Development and Cultural Change): David Allen (International Relations, Global Studies, and Japanese); Nicholas Freeman (Russian and International Affairs and Commerce); Joseph Styers (Global Studies and Japanese); Julia Sasha Custer (Speech Language Pathology), John Langdon (History), Amy Wyckoff (International Relations and Spanish), Andrew Marson (Education), Jesse Herche (Biology)