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SIS Abroad

Funding for Undergraduate Study Abroad


Leeanne J. Dunsmore Study Abroad Scholarship
For SIS graduate and undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups who wish to study abroad through AU.

AU Abroad Scholarships and Awards
For students participating in a study abroad program through the AU Abroad Office. N.B. AU Abroad awards cannot be applied to SIS Abroad programs.

AU Initiative for Russian Culture (AUIRC) Summer Stipends
To defray the cost of summer study and/or research in Russia.


Rotary District Grants
District grants offer clubs and districts flexibility in carrying out activities that support the Rotary Foundation's mission. Districts are encouraged to distribute these grant funds for relatively short-term activities, either local or international.

Christianson Grant

The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs.

Through Looking Glass 

This grant awards $1000 scholarship to students who are enrolled in college and have at least one parent with disability.

The National Federation of the Blind 

The NFB offers scholarships ranged between $3000-$12,000 to students who are legally blind.

The Rainbow Scholarship 

The Rainbow Scholarship offers up to $10,000 scholarship to a deserving LGBTQ student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous study abroad program.

The Gamma Nu Scholarships Program  

The Gamma Nu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program.

The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship (TDRS)

This is a scholarship between $1,500 and $3,000 awarded to LGBTW members who identify themselves as women.

Fund for Education Abroad

The FEA strongly encourages students who represent groups that are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad to apply. The award ranges from $1,250 to $10,000.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

The HSF assists students of Hispanic heritage to obtain college degrees.

The United Negro College Fund 

The UNCF helps students of African American heritage to achieve success in college.

US Government Scholarships

N.B. Must be a US citizen to qualify

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
For undergraduates spending one semester or more abroad outside of Western Europe or Australia.

Boren Scholarships
For undergraduates studying world regions and languages critical to US interests, on a study abroad program (excluding Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funding for juniors planning to enter the U.S. Foreign Service, includes a summer internship overseas with the Department of State.


AATJ Bridging Scholarship
For study in Japan.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Blakemore Foundation Language Grants
For advanced study of Asian languages.

Luce Scholars Program
The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia and are U.S. citizens.

Latin America

LIVFund Scholarship
The LIVFund Scholarship has been designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern or volunteer in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance to offset their program or living abroad expenses.


Scholarships for study in Germany.

North America

Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Must be a U.S. citizen to qualify.

Directories and Search Engines

AU Office of Merit Awards National Scholarship Directory

IIE Passport


These search engines are useful for finding resources and funding for specific locations and disciplines. You may want to try using general search engines (like Google) to find other sources – try looking for small organizations in your home town or pertaining to your gender, race, or religion.