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 Scholarships and Grants updated July 2023

National Scholarships:

Study Abroad Provider Scholarships:

Regional and Country-Specific Scholarships:



Middle East:

New Zealand: