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Education Abroad Scholarships

Applying to multiple scholarships increases your chances of receiving funding. While each scholarship has its own level of competitiveness, all have the same goal of helping students to learn, intern or work abroad. We encourage you to read each website carefully for eligibility, application instructions, and deadlines. Note: Scholarship application deadlines for summer/fall/year-long programs tend to be between January and March; scholarship deadlines for winter/spring programs tend to be between September and October. GOOD LUCK!

UCR Scholarships

CHASS Scholarships and Fellowships These awards are designed to provide undergraduate students in CHASS the opportunity for meaningful international learning experiences that will inform their area of academic emphasis. Awards are made annually to support international travel and related expenses for undergraduate CHASS majors for academic study relevant to the major and/or a service learning opportunity. Individual award amounts will be determined based upon the length and complexity of the planned international experience, but may not exceed $5,000.
UCR Education Abroad Programs Scholarship  This scholarship is to support UCR students participating on an education abroad program; please apply through MyUCR Abroad.
UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards  This index of on-campus scholarship funds is designed to make it easier for you to find the right scholarship to help you further your educational career. Start your search by visiting http://www.scholarshiplist.ucr.edu/ and selecting the group that best describes you. You will then be taken to an index of the available scholarships. In addition, UCR maintains a list of regional and national scholarships that are sent to us from outside agencies. To view this list, please visit www.scholarshiplist.ucr.edu.
Undergraduate Research Mini-Grants  UCR students whose education abroad program fits into a larger undergraduate research project can apply for an Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant for the summer quarter. Awards can be up to $1000.


General Education Abroad Scholarships

Bridging Scholarships  Geared toward U.S. undergraduate students who learn for one semester or an academic year in Japan, the US-Japan Bridging Foundation helps students prepare for future global leadership roles. Awards up to $5,000 for the academic year.
Boren Awards  Representing a variety of academic backgrounds, Boren Scholarships for undergraduates and Boren Fellowships for graduate students support programs in underrepresented areas that are critical to U.S. interests. These include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. They exclude Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program  Offered by the U.S. government, the CLS Program is fully-funded and offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages. Awarded with the expectation that they will apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers, CLS Program participants have studied Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. If you are applying for academic credit, you MUST work with the UCR Education Abroad office. Please email us at educationabroad@ucr.edu.
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarship Supporting 50-60 U.S. and Canadian undergraduates each year, the DAAD Scholarship funds study, senior thesis research and internships in Germany from four to ten months.
DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer education abroad scholarships and grants. DiversityAbroad.com also hosts a directory of education abroad scholarship, grants, and fellowships.
Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship   To increase access to education abroad by more students at minority serving institutions (MSIs), the Council on International Educational Exchange will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs each year to participate in a four-week summer education abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation from the president of their institutions. Due EARLY OCTOBER. For more information on the partnership between the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Council on International Educational Exchange, please click here.
Freeman Asia Scholarship  Supporting U.S. undergraduates who learn overseas in East or Southeast Asia, the Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) helps to increase the number of students with first-hand exposure to—and understanding of—the people and cultures of Asia. If you plan to apply, please make an appointment with a UCR Education Abroad Advisor to discuss this scholarship opportunity by sending an email to educationabroad@ucr.edu.
Fulbright Scholarship  Formed in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Since its beginning, the Fulbright Program has helped nearly 300,000 participants to learn, teach and conduct research abroad. 
Fund for Education Abroad   For U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. (as of May 2015, applications from DACA students are welcome). Students must be currently enrolled as undergraduates at a college or university in the U.S. The education abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution and must include at least four (4) weeks (30 days) in country/countries. The deadline is typically mid-January.
Gilman Scholarship   Targeting U.S. undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grant funding, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program helps students of limited financial means to learn in non-traditional education abroad destinations.
Hostelling International-USA (HI-USA) "Explore The World" Travel Scholarships  "At HI USA, we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. That’s why we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component."
IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant  IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant is  an annual grant hosted by the Institute of International Education. In the past, IIE has awarded grants to 100 students of $2,000 per student.
StudyAbroad.com  Choose from scholarships awarded based on merit, diversity factors, your destination, your program or the subject you will study.
UCEAP Scholarships You want to invest in your future by studying abroad, and UCEAP wants to help make that happen. By defraying costs and reducing loan debt, UCEAP scholarships—$800,000 annually—make study abroad accessible to students of all backgrounds and majors. You could be eligible for thousands in scholarships. Whether you're studying in a country in Asia, working at an internship, or going for just a summer, there could be a scholarship tailored for the program of your choice. And it's easy—a single application covers most UCEAP scholarships. But, why stop there? Apply for multiple scholarships and make your dream happen.
USA Study Abroad The U.S. Department of State is committed to supporting the next generation of diverse American leaders to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a globalizing world.