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Scholarships, Opportunities and Online Resources

There are a number of study abroad scholarships. In order to qualify for them, you need to have been accepted into a study abroad program or be in application process. The application deadlines are very early so it is important for you to plan accordingly. In addition, some of the study abroad programs also offer merit or heritage-based scholarships.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program believes that international experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
  • Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
  • Website: https://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program/
  • BCC Scholarship Application deadlines: January 15 for Summer and Fall study abroad programs; September 15 for Spring programs.

Boren Awards for International Study

  • Boren Awards for International Study – Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
  • Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
  • Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.
  • Website:  https://www.borenawards.org/
  • BCC Scholarship Application Deadline:January 15th

Critical Language Scholarship Program for Intensive Summer Language Institutes