Outside Scholarship Opportunities
Many study abroad programs have scholarship programs that can reduce study abroad costs. Most of the opportunities require that you be a participant on the specific study abroad program (IES, CIEE, SIT). However, there are some non-program specific opportunities. If you receive financial aid from Bates, outside scholarships can be used to cover the work-study and loan portions of your aid package. You retain the remaining money unless your Bates grant and outside grant exceed the “Cost of Attendance.”
Below is a sampling of available scholarships, these have various application deadlines and requirements. As you research programs for study, we suggest you also research potential scholarship opportunities.
Outside Study Abroad Scholarships – updated December 2021
- Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship – U.S. citizens receiving a Pell Grant.
- Boren Scholarships – for students studying in a country considered critical to U.S. national security with interest in U.S. government careers.
- Critical Language Scholarships – for intensive summer school language study.
- Fund for Education Abroad – for U.S. citizens, emphasis on supporting underrepresented students.
- IIE Generation Study Abroad Grants
Study Abroad Provider Scholarships:
Regional and Country-Specific Scholarships:
- Freeman-Asia — (for East and Southeast Asia)
- Taiwan-US Alliance (Summer school program — tuition, room and stipend)
- Japan – Bridging Scholarship
- China – Campus China – Chinese Government Scholarship – Please contact Prof. Nathan Faries if you’re interested in applying.
- Hebrew University
- University of Haifa
- Ben-Gurion University
- Tel Aviv University
- MASA Grants Israel – for Jewish students.
- New Zealand Education Abroad (travel grants and scholarships)