Scholarships and Funding for Study Abroad

Scholarships and Funding for Study Abroad

Study abroad is affordable, and often costs no more that studying at your home university.

Nevertheless, you will want to maximize your resources. Apply for as many scholarships as you can.

Scholarships mentioned here are specifically for studying abroad. Keep in mind, however, that you should apply for any scholarship. It does not necessarily have to be specifically for study abroad. See the very long list of scholarships at Bloomsburg University: BU Scholarships Make sure that you read the information carefully and determine whether you would be a strong candidate for a scholarship.

The Phillip N Stan III & Andrea McHugh Study Abroad/Internship Scholarship is a BU scholarship for Junior or Senior students traveling abroad for academic reasons or internship. Eligibility: minimum 3.0 GPA. Award: two annual awards of $1,250 each. Bloomsburg University Scholarship Application and Office of Global Education Application required. Submit the application to Dr. Luke Springman, Director, Global and Multicultural Education. Deadline: February 6, 2015.

Capstone Experience Scholarships through BU's Professional U. A recent gift to BU will support internships, travel abroad and research projects for students each year. Follow the link above for the application process. Deadline for fall is May 25.

The U.S. Study Abroad Office website has information about national scholarships: US State Department Website for Exchange Programs

Some scholarships are based on financial need, such as the Gilman Scholarship: Gilman Scholarship

Some scholarships support the “critical languages” (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, etc.), such as the Boren Award: Boren and the National Critical Language Scholarship: NCLS.

Here are some other links for locating scholarships: Study Abroad Funding and
Fund for Education Abroad

Students who wish to study abroad in Germany have several options from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst -- DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship. See: DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation offers several scholarships, two of which are dedication to international study: PASSHE Foundation Scholarships

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), of which Bloomsburg University is a member, is also awarding scholarships of $500 to $2,000, based on financial need. Click here for the PASSHE Study-Abroad Application. Contact the Office of Global Education for further information.

Diversity Abroad Financial Aid offers opportunities for underrepresented groups to study abroad.

It would also be a good idea to contact you local Rotary Club, which also supports study abroad: Create Scholarship

Ask the Chair of your department and contact the Dean’s Office in your college. There have been special scholarships awarded for study abroad depending upon available budget resources.

The College of Liberal Arts Scholarship has just been announced. Please go here for the information and application: COLA Study-Abroad Application, Deadline: April 1, 2015.

The Office of Global Education keeps current on funding and scholarship opportunities for study abroad.