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. Should you need assistance with this research, please meet with Dean Gallant or Mr. Das.
- 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)