Center for International Education - Study Abroad
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Alternative Financial Aid and Scholarships

In addition to sources at Salisbury University, there are other institutions, agencies, and organization which offer financial aid.
We have listed a few here that you may find helpful.
Links for Alternative Sources of Financial Aid for Study Abroad
  • Salisbury University Nationally Competitive Fellowships Office
    Fellowships are merit-based monetary awards that support a wide range of activities, across the United States and around the world. The National fellowships office advises and prepares students to compete for national fellowships and awards.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - this site offers information on scholarships offered through the U.S. Department of State for up to $5,000 for undergraduate students who would like to study abroad. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Other criteria for scholarship eligibility are listed on the site.

  • NSEP Boren Programs - provides opportunities for U.S. students to study abroad. Students are able to get information about the scholarship, eligibility, and apply online for the scholarship.

  • UNESCO Laura W. Bush Fellowship - The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations.

  • John T. Petters Foundation - This scholarship is open to undergraduate college students in good academic standing who meet the following criteria: the Applicant must be pursuing a study abroad program that has a focus on international business; the Applicant should be undergoing the study abroad application process which would be eligible for credit by the student's home institution; the Applicant must have financial need for scholarship funding; and the Applicant must be a United States citizen.

  • Institute for International Education NetworkIIE is working to increase the number and diversity of American students who go abroad and to encourage study in places of growing strategic importance to the United States. To support this goal, IIE launched this portal which offers you a single point of entry to access valuable study abroad information, including news coverage, academic articles and research, fact sheets for your students, and dates and deadlines for major scholarship and fellowship programs.

  • Critical Language Scholarships - The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven critical need foreign languages.Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi,Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

  • Maryland International Education Association (MIEA) - provides students and advisors information covering study abroad programs across the state of Maryland. Also has provides information about the scholarship that is offered and the ability for students to apply online for the scholarship.

  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships - The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships.  Since 1947 nearly 37,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices.  Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program.  Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06.  Through grants totaling approximately US $500 million, recipients from some 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations.

  • North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain -this grant is given to students to learn Spanish language and culture and use their experience to bridge gaps between the culture of Spanish citizens and those of the United States and Canada.

  • Teaching Assistant Program in France

    The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services Department of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistantships each year for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States to teach English in French schools. Assistants may work in primary schools or secondary schools. Positions are located in all regions of France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

  • National Science Foundation - students can search for recent and past funding as well as get information on awards that are offered through the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE).

  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - grants are intended to aid students gain knowledge through study abroad.  Grants are given every year in $1000 increments.  Students do not have to be members of the honor society to apply.

  • Fulbright Program - program funds students, faculty, scholars, and professionals to advance their studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.  Fulbright program is designed to increase understanding between peoples of the United States and people of other countries.


Additional lists of study abroad scholarships:

  • - provides students with a large collection of scholarships as well as a large financial aid database that provides students with links to other financial aid and scholarship websites.

  • FinAid - offers students options on getting loans, scholarships, and military aid. Also offers links to other sites where students can find financial aid.

  • FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Colleges - students can apply for scholarships, look for colleges, including specific college scholarships and internships for your major.

  • University of Minnesota - aids students in finding scholarships, as well as the opportunity to compare program costs. Non-University of Minnesota students are able to search for scholarships and apply for them and get estimates on comparing program costs, but are not able to apply for financial aid.

  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators - provides information to students as well as advisors regarding scholarships and financial aid. This site also has information that covers topics to inform students and advisors about studying abroad.

  • Study Abroad Funding - Scholarship search tool from the Institute of International Education