Scholarships are a great way to fund or partially fund your time abroad. We offer the following scholarship advice:

  • Apply early
  • Apply to several scholarships
  • Submit a top-notch essay (we’re always more than happy to look over your essay before you submit – just email us)
  • Be reasonable – every little bit helps!
  • Show the ways you’ve already started saving – summer job(s), asking family members, etc

Scholarship Opportunities

These are the scholarships we’ve compiled to help fund your time abroad. Please note that any scholarships outside of the “Georgetown College Scholarships” section are not necessarily affiliated with Georgetown College.

National Competitive Scholarships

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Scholarship

Undergraduate Study Abroad Grant Competition. Fifty grants valued at $1,000 each will be awarded each year. For details and to obtain and submit a study abroad application packet visit their site.

Deadline date: February 15.

Questions? Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

Gilman Scholarship

Gilman Scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizens receiving need-based Federal Aid. Priority consideration given to students receiving Federal Pell Grants. Students can earn up to $5,000, with an additional $3,000 available to students of “critical languages.”

Questions? Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

NSEP/Boren Scholarships

NSEP/Boren is a very generous scholarship program awarding up to $20,000 for U.S. citizens engaged in language study abroad in underrepresented areas.

Questions? Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

Georgetown College Scholarships

Study Abroad scholarships available only to Georgetown College students:

Fogle Scholarship

The Fogle Scholarship is an award exclusively available to Georgetown College students in the amount of up to $1,500 for study in western Europe.

Questions? Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

Monson Travel scholarship

The Monson Foreign Study Travel Scholarship is designed to assist full-time Georgetown College students involved in foreign language studies abroad.

Contact Dr. Laura Hunt at 502-863-7993.

Roberts Scholarship

The James Roberts Travel Award provides limited funds for Georgetown College students who travel abroad.

Questions? Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

Program Specific Scholarships

CCSA (Cooperative Center for Study Abroad)

Award given to three to six student participating in CCSA Programs. (Winter and Summer programs only) Deadline for scholarship applications are: Summer programs, March 15; Winter programs, October 15.

Contact Dr. Rick Kopp at 502-863-8088.

CCIS (College Consortium for International Studies)

Scholarship for those participating in a CCIS program.

View the Guidelines

Nomination Form


Award given to one student in each KIIS study abroad program. For semester programs the award is for $750 and the deadline for application is April 1. Summer program awards are for $500; the deadline is March 1.

Contact Dr. Laura Hunt

American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarships

Scholarships for students on AIFS programs

Region/Country Scholarships

The Blakemore Foundation

Offers scholarships and grants for graduate students studying an Asian language at an advanced level

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) (Japan)

Scholarships for students studying at partner Japanese Universities:

Japanese Consulate Scholarships (Japan)

Several scholarships available for graduates and undergraduates studying or conducting research in Japan:

Australian Education Office (Australia)

Database of scholarships in most disciplines that includes most universities in Australia

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Germany)

Scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students to study in Germany for a summer, semester, or year:

Congress Bundestag (Germany)

Congress Bundestag covers the full cost of one year in Germany including 2 month intensive language program, 4 months university study, and 5 months paid internship.

Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

DAAD (Germany)

DAAD grants are available to faculty and students in Canada and the United States to participate in a wide variety of academic activities in Germany.

Contact Patrick Barker at 502-863-8002.

The Kosciuszko Foundation (Poland)

Scholarships and grants for undergraduate and graduate studies at a variety of sites in Poland

American-Scandinavian Foundation (Scandinavia)

Offers grants and fellowships for graduate students studying in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway)

National Welsh-American Foundation Exchange Scholarship (Wales)

(National Welsh-American Foundation)
Scholarship program provides an opportunity for students who will study in and travel to Wales to apply for a $5,000 award

For more information: email or call 570-925-NWAF (6923)

Subject Specific Scholarships

Professional Development Fellowships

For grad students in business and economics, education reform, environmental and conservation policy, international relationships, journalism, law, public, administration, and public health in the newly independent states (of the former Soviet Union), and Central and Eastern Europe.

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

Open to both military and non-military personnel majoring in engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics – undergraduate or graduate.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering

Minority/Interest Group Scholarships


American Women’s Club in Sweden (AWC)

Open to female American students planning to study or conduct research in Sweden

American Association of University Women

Awards, Fellowships and Grants for women in all fields of study

African American

Brown Foundation

Open to minority students who have been admitted to a teacher education program and plan to enter the teaching profession


Scholarships for persons of color

National Society of Black Engineers

Scholarships for African-American students in engineering and/or the physical sciences

United Negro College Fund

Scholarships for students of color in variety of majors

Turkish Coalition of America &

Scholarships for African American full-time undergraduate students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a Turkish university through an American educational institution or study abroad provider. Award amounts of $2000 for semester study or $1000 for summer study

Asian American

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

National organization devoted to the financial scholarship needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American students

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships for Korean Americans in all areas of study

For more information: Call: 516-883-1142

National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies – NAVASA

Scholarships for Asian Americans

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Variety of Scholarships for Asian American Students

Hispanic American

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Scholarships for Latinos and other minority students

Contact: 202-543-1771

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Scholarships for Hispanic students in many areas of study

Hispanic Scholarship Funds Program

Scholarships for Hispanic students in all disciplines

Native American/Indigenous Peoples

American Indian Education Foundation

Scholarship program supporting American Indian and Alaska Native students

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Several scholarships open to Native American students pursuing degrees in engineering, math and/or the sciences

Association of American Indian Affairs

Scholarships in a variety of disciplines for students of Native American descent

The Cherokee Nation: Higher Education

Open to students of Cherokee descent

Organization Scholarships

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Scholarships for members and non-members, graduates and undergraduates:

U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

This fellowship is intended to help fund proposals by American college students to carry out brief work, about 4 to 6 weeks, in foreign countries on topics related to the mandate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and that seek to build strong ties among nations

Air Force Crossroads Scholarships

Includes links to several scholarships in many different disciplines.

Carpe Diem Foundation

Scholarships for students with a demonstrated commitment to public service

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Open to children of current or former Marine, Marine Reservist, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with U.S. Marine Corps

National Science Foundation

Fellowships and grants for undergraduates and graduates in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics

Scholarships for Military Children

Scholarships for children whose parents are on active military duty or retired military personnel, or whose parents are deceased military personnel

Study Abroad Scholarship Directories

British Council

Scholarships for a variety of institutions in the United Kingdom

Black Excel

One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for African-American students

College Board

General scholarship search engine


General scholarship search engine

IEFA – International Education Financial Aid

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search engine

IIEPassport – Study Abroad Funding

Study abroad scholarship search engine

International Student Scholarships

College scholarship and international scholarship resource for students


General scholarship search engine

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