ScholarshipsPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.html
There are many study abroad-specific scholarships available. Check out our list of scholarships offered through a variey of means, including Minnesota State Mankato, national and international organizations, as well as our partner study abroad organizations.
A great starting point for scholarships is right on our campus! Check out Minnesota State Mankato's Scholarship page!
Boren African Flagship Languages Initiative: The African Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in one of eight languages. For on-campus assistance with your application and essay, please contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office.
Boren South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI): The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative offers opportunities for students to intensively study Hindi and Urdu through both domestic and overseas language programs. For on-campus assistance with your application and essay, please contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office.
Boren Summer STEM Scholarships:The Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students offer a special initiative for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors of up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. For on-campus assistance with your application and essay, please contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office.
Boren Scholarship Program: Provides 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, Latin America, and the Middle East. First draft scholarship applications will be due to Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office by January 16, 2015. Final applications must be submitted to the Boren Program in Washington D.C. by 5:00pm on February 4, 2015. Want to hear about the Boren program from past scholarship recipients? Check out these YouTube videos.
Boren Fellowship Program: Provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international langugae component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, langugae study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Applicants who would like on-campus assistance with their applications and essays should contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office. Final applications must be submitted to the Boren Program in Washington D.C. by 5:00pm on January 27, 2015. Want to hear about the Boren program from past Fellowship recipients? Check out these YouTube videos.
Bridging Scholarships: Offers roughly 100 scholarships each year to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. The scholarship deadline for Spring 2015 is October 8, 2014.
The Britain BUTEX Scholarship for North American Students: Click on scholarships and scroll to "Scholarships for North Americans." BUTEX is pleased to offer eight scholarships for undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student for the 2013-2014 academic year at a UK university which is a member of BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association).
Carl Duisberg Society (CDS): A scholarship program generally sending students to Germany for work/internship/or study. CDS also has scholarships for travel to Russia and Argentina.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) is offering $1000 for use towards program fees for 2014 & 2015 CFHI programs.
China Scholarship Council: Provides information on a variety of scholarships available for studies in China at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX): The CBYX program for Young Professionals is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals (between the ages of 18-24) the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all career fields (through academics, internships or work experience) who are interested in a year of cultural exchange.
DAAD: The German Academic Exchange Service offers short and long-term undergraduate and graduate awards for study in Germany.
DiversityAbroad.com: DiversityAbroad.com offers its own scholarship, as well as co-sponsored scholarships and a scholarship search engine for economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities, and ethnic & racially diverse students
EMGIP - Bundestag Internship (Germany): EMGIP offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student's interest and experience. The next application deadline is September 15, 2014.
Fulbright Program: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Students interested in pursuing a Fulbright should contact Caryn Lindsay, Director.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA): FEA offers up to $10,000 scholarships annually to help increase the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through scholarships and grants. Applications for 2015-2016 funding (summer 2015, fall 2015 & spring 2016) will be accepted from November 18, 2014 - January 16, 2015.
Gilman International Scholarships For Study Abroad: Students must be recipients of Pell Grants. Awards are given for semester, academic year and summer programs of 4-weeks or longer. Students interested in applying for a Gilman Scholarship can contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office for application assistance.
Harry Truman Scholarship: For juniors committed to careers in government or public service.
IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding: The Institute for International Education recently launched this website to be a clearinghouse for all study abroad scholarships.
James R. Grimmer Study Abroad Scholarship (MNSU): AET and MET majors can apply for this up to $2,000 scholarship. The next application deadline is March 6, 2015. Contact the CSET Advising Center for more information.
John E. Bowman Travel Grants: These awards provide travel grants to students participating in CIEE (the Council for International Education Exchange) programs to non-traditional locations.
John & Karen Knox Study Abroad Scholarship (MNSU): An annual $1,000 scholarship established for CSET students interested in studying abroad for 1 semester or more. The next application deadline is March 6, 2015. Contact the CSET Advising Center for more information.
Lucila Gaetke Elementary Ed Travel Endowment: Available to any undergraduate Elementary Education major who wishes to travel abroad for international study purposes. Award amounts vary. The next application deadline is February 27, 2015.
Malmberg Scholarship: This grant awards up to $10,000 for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either a student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden or to a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden. Applications for the 2014 Scholarship will be accepted beginning September 1, 2013 and ending on November 15, 2013 (post-marked by date).
Mark M. Welter Scholarship: Through the generosity of Dr. Mark Welter, twenty $500 awards (one per institution) will be given to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) students who exemplify an understanding of the interconnected nature of the world, its nations and all people; who are in good academic standing; and who demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award is to provide an annual tribute to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities students who most exemplify the thoughts, words and actions demanded by a 21st century world citizen. The student recipient will have graduated from high school prior to entering Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The funds are to be used for current educational purposes, and the student must be enrolled at a MnSCU school. The deadline for the Academic Year 16-17 is at 11:59pm on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Please send one completed application (one e-mail) to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the announcement here. You can find the criteria here. You can find the application here.
Maverick Momentum Scholarships (MNSU): ($1000) One scholarship will be awarded for 2014-15. Open to all students who will be studying abroad for a minimum of 15 weeks during Fall or Spring semester 2014-15 on a program pre-approved by the Kearney International Center. Applications are due by Monday, March 24, 2014.
Minnesota-Japan Society Mondale Scholarship: Minnesota undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel are eligible to apply.
National Italian American Foundation: The NIAF grants one-year awards for Italian-American students or non-Italian-American students with a focus on Italian studies.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship: The world's largest privately funded international scholarship program. Students interested in applying should contact the nearest Rotary Club for more information and nomination support.
Partner Program Scholarships:
Our office partners with 11 U.S.-based study abroad companies in order to expand the types of study abroad, internship, and service learning program options availableto Minnesota State Mankato students beyond the "sister university" exchange and MSU faculty-led program opportunities. Most of our partner companies offer their own scholarship opportunities to which you can find links below. Check them out; potentially free money is never a bad thing!
- AIFS: American Institute for Foreign Study (based out of Stamford, Connecticut)
- ASA: Academic Studies Abroad (based out of Boston, Massachusetts)
- Intrax Social Development Internships (based out of San Francisco, California)
- ISA: International Studies Abroad (based out of Austin, Texas)
- Lorenzo de Medici International Institute of Italy (based out of Austin, Texas)
- St. Cloud State University
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- USAC: Universities Study Abroad Consortium
- University of Wisconsin, Platteville
- Winona State University
- WorldEndeavors (based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota)
To search for further study abroad funding resources on your own, we recommend the following links:
- GoAbroad's data base of hundreds of scholarships available for study abroad.
- IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding is a searchable database of funding sources.
- Studyabroad.com provides study abroad funding options advice as well as a list of study abroad scholarship generally available to U.S. students.