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 a huge number of 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 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 will be holding drop-in hours for writing help on scholarship application essays every Thursday from 11:00am until 12:00pm, and Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm until November 1st (excluding 9/29 & 10/5). Check in at the Education Abroad Advising Center, 70 Butterfield Terrace. Email internships[at]ipo.umass[dot]edu for more information.

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

Scholarship

Who Should Apply

Deadline

IPO Education Abroad Scholarship 

Application form will be accessible from your UMass Abroad account after your status has been changed to ‘pending.’

UMass Amherst Undergrads with financial need

Spring:
October 15
Summer:
March 11
Fall & Year:
April 2

IPO Education Abroad Merit Awards 

Academic year applicants:
www.ipo.umass.edu/?go=EAMeritScholarshipAY
Fall Semester applicants:
www.ipo.umass.edu/?go=EAMeritScholarshipFall   Spring semester applicants: http://www.ipo.umass.edu/?go=EAMeritScholarshipSpring

Calendar Year applicants: http://www.ipo.umass.edu/?go=EAMeritScholarshipCalYear

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

Spring:
October 15
Fall & Year 2017:
April 2nd

International Scholars Program of Commonwealth College 

https://www.honors.umass.edu/international-scholars-program

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

Check ISP website

Social and Behavioral Science Spring Study Abroad Scholarship

https://www.umass.edu/sbs/scholarships

SBS majors studying abroad during the spring semester

Typically early to mid-November; check website for details

Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship Award

http://www.umass.edu/sbs/ansin-study-abroad-fellowship

SBS majors studying abroad during the summer, fall or academic year

 

Typically late March; check website for details

 

CIEE/UMass Amherst Scholarships

www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships

UMass students applying to specific CIEE programs.  See website for list.

Varies; check website for details

SIT/UMass Amherst 

www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.htm

In-state UMass Amherst undergrads applying to SIT programs

Typically March 15 for Fall, October 15 for Spring, check website for details

Maureen Flanagan Scholarship Endowment

www.honors.umass.edu/news/maureen-flanagan-award

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

March 31, 2017

Alternative Theatres: Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Scholarship

https://www.honors.umass.edu/scholarship/alternative-theatres-edinburgh-fringe-theatre-festival

Commonwealth Honors students;
minimum 3.4 GPA;  enrolled in English 397DH www.edinburghfestivalcourse.com

December 14, 2015

UMass Amherst Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarship for Commonwealth College

www.honors.umass.edu/scholarships

Commonwealth Honors students;
minimum 3.4 GPA;  accepted into Oxford Seminar program.
http://www.umass.edu/oxford/

February 29, 2016

UMass Amherst Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarships for students in Colleges of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS)  

http://www.umass.edu/oxford/aid.html

HFA or SBS students accepted into Oxford Summer Seminar program. Scholarship application found in program application (www.umass.edu/oxford)

March 23, 2016

HFA Study Abroad Scholarship for French & Italian Majors

www.umass.edu/hfa/study-abroad-scholarships

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 6, 2017

HFA Study Abroad Scholarship for Portuguese & Spanish

www.umass.edu/hfa/study-abroad-scholarships

Full-time students who have  completed an upper level Spanish or Portuguese course;  minimum GPA > 3.0; applying to an approved study abroad program in Portugal, Spain or a Latin American country where primary language is Portuguese or Spanish.

March 6, 2017

Study Abroad Scholarship for HFA Majors

www.umass.edu/hfa/study-abroad-scholarships

Full-time HFA majors with financial need; minimum 3.2 GPA; participating in an approved study abroad program.

March 6, 2017

Robert G Wilson III Study Abroad Scholarship

http://polsci.umass.edu/student-resources/
scholarships/robert-g-wilson-iii-study-
abroad-scholarship

Undergraduate Political Science major who has been accepted into a study abroad program for the upcoming fall, spring, or summer semester. Students of all class years are eligible to apply; no GPA requirement. Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 

LIST OF EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Who Should Apply Deadline

Alliance Scholarships

www.allianceglobaled.org/finances/alliance-
scholarships

Participating in an Alliance program in India and China.

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

Boren (NSEP) Scholarships for Study Abroad 

www.borenawards.org

Undergrad U.S. citizens applying to study abroad outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Application must be submitted to Prof. Lang by November 20. 

Boren (NSEP) Fellowship for Study Abroad
(Graduate) 

www.borenawards.org

Graduate U.S. citizens applying to study abroad outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

January 28, 2016

Bridging Scholarships for Studying in Japan

http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/Japan-bridging-scholarships

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

Spring = October 10
Fall = April 8

BUTEX Scholarships

www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/12

Undergrads studying abroad for a semester or academic year in a UK university that is a member of BUTEX (includes UMass exchange partners Universities of East Anglia, Hull, Leeds, Manchester and Stirling, and Royal Holloway College/Univ. of London)

June 15, 2017

 

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

www.fivecolleges.edu/fclang/about/scholarships

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

November 6, 2015 for following Spring, Summer or Academic Year.

Charles Mark Scholarship for Foreign
Language in its Target Country

www.fivecolleges.edu/fclang/about/scholarships

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

January 11, 2016 for the following summer or academic year.

CIEE  

www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships/

Studying abroad on a CIEE program

Same as program application deadline

Critical Language Scholarships for
Intensive Summer Institutes

www.clscholarship.org

Undergrad or grad U.S. citizens who have completed at least first year of university study by summer 2016; desire to study one of specified languages.

Around November 15; Check website for details

Foundation for Global Scholars

www.fgscholars.org/grit/apply/

Scholarship program suspended for 2016

Undergrad and grad U.S. citizens; minimum 2.5 GPA; studying abroad in host country for minimum of 28 days

(program start date = deadline)
April 1 - Aug 15 = April 3
Aug 16 - Dec 31 = July 13
Jan 1 - June 30 = Nov 20

Freeman-ASIA

www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia

Undergrad U.S. citizens or permanent residents; have demonstrated financial need; minimum 2.8 GPA;   applying to approved study abroad program in East or Southeast Asia that meets term duration; little or no previous experience in study abroad country; not a previous Freeman ASIA recipient.

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

Student deadlines:
Summer = March 1
Fall  = April 1
Year = April 1

Fulbright Program

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

www.honors.umass.edu/onsa/scholarship/fulbright

The term "Fulbright Program" encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including both individual and institutional grants. For further information, visit website.

UMass deadline:

September 9, 2017

Generation Study Abroad Excellence &
Travel Awards

www.enz.govt.nz/our-services/scholarships/
generation-study-abroad-excellence-and-travel-awards

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)

www.daad.org/scholarship

Studying abroad on approved program in Germany.

Varies; check website for details

Gilman International Scholarships

www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-
Program

Undergrad U.S. citizens; Pell Grant recipients; applying to approved study abroad program of at least 28 days.

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

October 3 = Spring
March 1 = Summer
March 1 = Fall/year

Golden Key National Honor Society
Study Abroad Scholarships

www.goldenkey.org/scholarships-awards/listing

Golden Key Society Members;
undergrads, grads or post-grads currently enrolled in an approved study abroad program or will be enrolled within one year following granting of award.

December 15, 2016

Go Overseas Scholarship

www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/study-
abroad-application

Undergrads and grads applying to a study abroad program.

Summer/Fall = May 6;  Winter/spring = tbd

Go Overseas Ireland Full Tuition Waiver

http://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland

Undergrad applying to study abroad in Ireland for at least a semester on an approved UMass Amherst program.

March 4

Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad
Support Grant

http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/
study-abroad

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

Program starts 5/1/15 - 11/30/15 = February 15
Program starts 12/1/15 - 5/31/16 = September 15

IES Abroad

www.iesabroad.org/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/
financialAid.html

Studying abroad through IES

Summer = April 1 Fall/AY = May 1 Spring = November 1

ISA Dr. Carlos E. Castaneda Scholarship

http://studiesabroad.com/admissions/documents/
scholarships/study/isa-scholarships

2nd or 3rd year undergrad at time of ISA participation; minimum 3.25 GPA;
completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent; financial aid recipient

Fall/year = April 30
Winter/Spring = October 30

ISA Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship

http://studiesabroad.com/admissions/documents/
scholarships/study/isa-scholarships

2nd or 3rd year undergrad at time of ISA participation; accepted to an ISA summer program; minimum 3.25 GPA;
completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent; financial aid recipient

February 28

ISA Diversity Scholarships

http://studiesabroad.com/admissions/documents/
scholarships/study/isa-scholarships

2nd or 3rd year undergrads at time of ISA participation; minimum 3.00 GPA;

Summer = Feb. 28

Fall/Year = April 30

Winter/Spring = October 30

LivFund Scholarship for Latin America

http://www.livfund.org/

Be interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America.

Open application process. See website.

Middlebury College Language Programs:
Davis Fellows for Peace

www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

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

December 15, 2016

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

www.nscs.org/scholarships/

Undergrad NSCS members

Varies; check website for details

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

http://studyabroad.sit.edu/pn/prospective-
students/scholarships-and-financial-aid/

SIT study abroad students with financial need

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

STA Start the Adventure Scholarship

www.fgscholars.org/sta-start-the-adventure-
scholarship/

Program suspended for 2016

Minimum 2.5 GPA; study in host country for minimum of 28 days

November 06

TEAN: The Education Abroad
Network Scholarships

www.educationabroadnetwork.org/TEAN-scholarships.html

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

Summer/fall = May 15
Spring = Nov. 15

Trinity College Dublin Study Abroad

https://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/scholarships/undergraduate/

Undergrad accepted to Trinity College Dublin for academic year; minimum 3.3 GPA.

April 29, 2016

Trinity College Dublin Generation
Study Abroad Travel Grant

https://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/scholarships/undergraduate/

Undergrad accepted to Trinity College Dublin for semester or year; minimum 3.3 GPA, Federal Pell Grant recipient.

Fall/year = April 29

Spring = Oct. 15

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Institute of International Education Study Abroad Funding

Big Future by The College Board

UMass Office of National Scholarship Advisement