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National Scholarships

Outside of MSU, there are a variety of national awards available for education abroad. Award amounts and criteria vary, including some awards dedicated to study in a particular region or country. These scholarships will have applications and deadlines separate from MSU.

National Scholarships for Education Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Open to U.S. citizen undergraduates who receive a Federal Pell Grant to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Watch MSU Gilman Information Meeting from fall 2020.

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Funding for scholarships (U.S. undergraduates) and fellowships (U.S. graduate students) for the intensive study of language and culture in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
Awards for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Funding opportunities for MSU graduate students or students who have recently graduated from MSU including research projects, English teaching, and graduate study programs.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Aimed at increasing education opportunities for non-traditional student populations, the Diversity Abroad Network provides a robust scholarship and fellowship search online.

Fund for Education Abroad
Aimed to increase the number of underrepresented American college students studying abroad through the provision of scholarships, the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships
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Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Awards grants designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Asher and Lyric Study Abroad Scholarship
$1,800 scholarship awarded to conscientious students who want to learn from other cultures. Awarded each semester (fall and spring) and requires a 500-word essay to apply.

Rotary International Global Grants
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded twice a year to passionate students who want to explore the world.

Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
Sponsored by 365 Pet Insurance, scholarships available for full-time CVM students who are of Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Pacific Islander or other minority designation.

Jack's Travel Grant
$500 scholarship for students participating in a program that helps people or communities in need, animals in need or makes a positive impact on the world.

Scholarships that require a specific region or country

Freeman-Asia program
Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Academic Year in Freiburg, Germany (AYF) Alumni Club Scholarships
The AYF Alumni Club offers multiple scholarships through its U.S. and German chapters.

Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.

BUTEX North American Scholarships
BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. Eight scholarships are available to North American students studying in the UK.

ItaliaRail's Italy Study Abroad Scholarship
Two $1,000 scholarships, plus a 3-day Italy Rail Pass for each winner. The scholarship is open students studying abroad in Italy.

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program
This scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance at a program of the applicant’s choice in Japan. Priority is given to undergraduates who are studying abroad for a year or less and demonstrate financial need for international study.

Inclusive Ireland Scholarships
Scholarships provided to U.S. undergraduates who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) and intend to study abroad at one of the participating colleges or universities in Ireland.