EA Scholarships

Scholarships 

The search for outside funding to support your study abroad experience will require time and effort. The Education Abroad staff has compiled a list of UMass and outside scholarships, but it is impossible to provide a complete list, as there are numerous scholarships available.

Application requirements and deadlines may vary from year to year so it is very important to contact the funding source and plan ahead. Some scholarships require planning a year in advance. In addition to national organizations which provide support for study abroad, you are also encouraged to look at local organizations such as civic groups (Rotary, Kiwanis and Lion’s Clubs), town governments, heritage groups, and religious organizations. 

IPO Project Assistant Sean Gordon is available for help with scholarship applications Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment necessary.

LIST OF UMASS SCHOLARSHIPS (find External Scholarships and Additional Resources below)

Scholarship

Who Should Apply

Deadline

Ernest H. Hofer Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarship

Scholarships that support participants in the Oxford Summer Seminar program who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated financial need.  March 11. 2019

Education Abroad Scholarship 

The Education Abroad Scholarship is open to all UMass students with high financial need.  Priority will be given to Pell Grant recipients.
 

Please see application for up to date information

Education Abroad Merit Scholarship

 

UMass Amherst Undergrads; Minimum 3.8 GPA; Studying abroad for semester or academic year

Please see application for up to date information

CIEE/Education Abroad Scholarships UMass students applying to approved CIEE programs. Several $2,500 scholarships available. Students should apply to the Education Abroad Scholarship for consideration. Please see application for up-to-date information
CAPA/Education Abroad/Scholarships UMass students applying to approved CAPA programs. Students should apply to the Education Abroad Scholarship for consideration. Please see application for up-to-date information
 IES/Education Abroad Scholarships 1. UMass students applying to the IES Cape Town program; 2 $2,500 scholarships available 2. UMass students applying to any other approved IES program; 3 $2,000 scholarships available. Students should apply to the Education Abroad Scholarship for consideration. Please see application for up-to-date information
USAC/Education Abroad Scholarships UMass students applying to approved USAC programs. Students should apply to the Education Abroad Scholarship for consideration. Please see application for up-to-date information

International Scholars Program of Commonwealth College 

 

Undergraduates in the Commonwealth Honors Program applying for International Scholars Program to study abroad

Check ISP website

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Scholarships (Various)

 

Any SBS student enrolled in an IPO program.

Varies—see website for details.

Maureen Flanagan Scholarship Endowment

 

UMass Amherst undergrads (preference for women who have financial need).

March 31, 2019

Lynda Walke Dean's Opportunity Fund: Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Scholarship

Commonwealth Honors students;
minimum 3.4 GPA;  enrolled in English 397DH

February 28, 2019

UMass Amherst Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarship for Commonwealth College

 

Commonwealth Honors students;
minimum 3.4 GPA;  accepted into the Oxford Seminar program.
 

February 28, 2019

UMass/Baden-Württemberg Exchange Scholarships

Scholarships of up to € 400 per month are available for undergraduate students participating in the exchange with the universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Konstanz, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Tübingen, and Ulm. Graduate students engaged in graduate study may be eligible for up to € 500 per month. Scholarships are awarded for 5 months for semester students and for a maximum of 10 months.

Deadline

The scholarships application is part of the program application. Refer to each program for the individual deadline. For more info and assistance please contact Regine John.

 

HFA Study Abroad Scholarship for French & Italian Majors

 

Full-time UMass Amherst students; majoring in French or Italian; minimum of 24  credits in residence;  minimum 3.5 GPA; participating in an approved study abroad program in France or Italy.

March 13, 2019

 

LIST OF EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Boren (NESP) Scholarships for Study Abroad  

Study abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languages.

Application must be submitted to ONSA by December 3, 2018

Boren (NSEP) Fellowship for Study Abroad
(Graduate) 

 

Study abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languages.

National deadline January 30, 2019

Bridging Scholarships for Studying in Japan

 

Undergrad U.S. citizens participating in an approved study abroad program in Japan.

Spring = October 11, 2018
Fall = April 10, 2019

Charles Mark Scholarship for the Study of
Czech in the Czech Republic

 

Undergrads; studying Czech through the 5-College Language Center; on campus during the semester applying (graduating seniors are eligible).

January 11 for Summer, Fall & Year; November 1 for Spring & Calendar Year

Charles Mark Scholarship for Foreign
Language in its Target Country

 

Umass undergrads & grads studying a language through 5-College Language Center who will return to UMass to complete degree after study abroad.

January 11, 2019

CIEE  

 

Any student studying abroad on a CIEE program

Priority deadline for need-based grants:  Jan/Spring = Oct. 15, Sum/Fall = April 1;

Merit scholarship deadlines vary; check the program website for most current information.

CIS Abroad Scholarships Anyone studying abroad on a CIS program. Varies; check website for details

Critical Language Scholarships for
Intensive Summer Institutes

 

U.S. citizens enrolled as undergrads or grads in an accredited U.S. degree granting program; desire to study one of specified languages. See website for additional conditions.

Around November 15; Check website for details

DAAD RISE- Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering and computer science. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities 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. The working language is English. For more info and assistance please contact Regine John. Application:
November 1, 2018 – December 15, 2018 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)
Letters of reference:
November 1, 2018 – December 22, 2018 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)

Freeman-ASIA

 

 Undergrad U.S. citizen/permanent resident with demonstrated financial need & minimum 2.8 GPA; applying to approved program in East or Southeast Asia.  See website for additional conditions.

Students MUST meet with their IPO Advisor prior to submitting application.

April 5, 2019 for all study abroad terms. Check website for details.

Fulbright Program

 Graduating seniors, recent graduates, current graduate students interested in teaching or conducting research overseas. US citizenship required. 

 

Campus Registration deadline: June 1

Application Submission deadline: August 31

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

 

 

 

Undergraduate US Citizens/permanent residents who will study abroad on UMass approved program of at least 4 weeks duration. Preference to students with demonstrated financial need; 1st generation college students; minority students. Summer/Fall/AY = 1st week in January
Spring = mid-September

Generation Study Abroad Excellence &
Travel Awards For New Zealand

 

U.S. citizen or resident; sophomore standing;  enrolled in study abroad program in New Zealand; minimum 3.0 GPA

(program starts = deadline)
February/March  = December 1;
July = April 30.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Study and research for graduating seniors, and graduate students

Varies; check website for details

Gilman International Scholarships

Undergrad U.S. citizens; receiving Pell Grant; applying to approved study abroad program.  See website for additional conditions.

Students MUST meet with their IPO Advisor prior to submitting application.

October 2, 2019 = Spring And Early Decision Summer
March 5, 2019 = Summer, Fall, & year

Golden Key National Honor Society Joan Nelson
Study Abroad Scholarships

 

Golden Key Society Member; undergrad, grad or post-grad in a degree-granting program; enrolled in a study abroad program for which academic credit will be received

June 17, 2019

Go Overseas Scholarship

 

Undergrads and grads applying to a study abroad program.

Varies, check website for details

Go Overseas Scotland Full Tuition Waiver

 

Undergrad applying to study abroad in Scotland on an approved UMass Amherst program; US citizen

February 10, 2019

Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad
Support Grant

 

UMass Amherst student; minimum 3.75 GPA; applied to approved study abroad program before deadline.

March 15, 2019 For All Terms

IES Abroad Scholarships

 

Anyone studying abroad on an IES program.

 

Summer– April 1;
Fall/AY – May 1; Spring/Calendar Yr/Jan term – Nov 1

IFSA-Butler Scholarships Anyone studying abroad on an IFSA program. March 1 = Summer
April 15 = Fall
Nov. 1 = Spring

ISA Scholarships

 

Studying abroad on an ISA program.

Summer= February 28
Fall/year = April 30
Winter/Spring = October 30

Middlebury College Language Programs:
Davis Fellows for Peace

 

Must complete application to one of the Middlebury Language School programs.

Varies; check website for details

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

 

Undergrad NSCS members

Varies; check website for details

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

 

SIT study abroad students with financial need

Summer = April 1
Fall = May 15
Spring = Nov 1.

SWEA - Swedish Women’s Educational Association SWEA Boston offers an annual scholarship for one or more well-merited female undergraduate or graduate students at a New England university who wish to pursue studies or a work/study program in Sweden for at least one semester. SWEA will be accepting applications for 2019 after February 1, 2019.

TEAN: The Education Abroad
Network Scholarships

 

Must be accepted into TEAN semester program; Enrolled as an undergraduate; other requirements vary by scholarship

Deadlines vary; check website for details

Trinity College Dublin Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship

 

Undergrad accepted to TCD for sem or year (non-exchange); min 3.3 GPA; Federal Pell Grant recipient

Fall/AY = April 15; Spring = Oct 15

Trinity College Dublin Study Abroad STEM Scholarship

Undergrad accepted to STEM at TCD (non-exchange) for semester or year, enrolled in at least 15 ECTS in STEM modules; declared STEM major at home university with min 3.3 GPA.

Fall/AY = April 15; Spring = Oct 15

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Institute of International Education Study Abroad Funding

Big Future by The College Board

UMass Office of National Scholarship Advisement