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Funding Opportunities through Washington College

The International Experience Travel Award and Mentor Program 

This award was created to lend financial support to a deserving student(s) studying abroad for either a full semester or a full academic year who also has “verifiable financial need.” The grant must be put towards expenses directly linked to your study abroad costs, such as airfare, passport and/or visa fees, and fees from your host institution.
For more information on eligibility and award amounts please contact Alex Levy (alevy2) at the Global Education Office.

Due: Spring 2017: October 12, 2016 by 4:00pm (EDT)

Fall 2017 and/or Academic Year 2017-2018: March 10, 2017 by 4:00pm (EST)

Bennett Endowment for International Studies 

Available only to declared International Studies majors, or, with lesser priority, to those who have declared they are pursuing a concentration through the International Studies program.  
More information on eligibility and award amounts here
Due: Rolling Admission 

Priority Deadline for Summer 2017 - Monday, April 17, 2017 by 4:00pm (EST)

For details please contact Dr. Andrew Oros at aoros2.


Funding Opportunities Outside Washington College 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship “aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.”
More information on eligibility and award amounts here!

Due: Summer 2017 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017  

Fall 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Boren Awards for International Study

The Boren Award is to “provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East…In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.”
More information on eligibility and award amounts here!

Due: Academic Year 2016-2017 – Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 5:00pm (EST)

Freeman-ASIA Program

“The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia” awarded by IIE. The award was created in 2001, and has since sent over 4,500 students abroad.
More information on eligibility and award amounts here!

Due: Summer 2017 – will open mid-January with a late-February or early-March deadline

Fall 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018 – will open mid-February with an early April deadline.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

FEA is an organization dedicated to providing scholarships to students dedicated to rigorous study and “meet demographic or regional criteria.” The FEA offer many scholarships, but use the same application forms, eligibility, requirements, and deadline. Scholarships include: Athletes Abroad Scholarship, DC Area Scholarship, and the Rainbow Scholarship etc. 
More information on scholarships, eligibility, and award amounts here!

Due: Academic Year 2017-2018 (summer 2017, fall 2017, and/or spring 2018) – Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:00pm EST 

GoOverseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

GoOverseas is an independent company that works with students who want to study, work, intern, or volunteer abroad. Their foundational work is in the reviews of programs and providers, but they run several contests and grant programs to help students fund their overseas experience.
More information on eligibility and award amounts here!

Due: Spring 2017 - Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:59pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

For Fall 2017 or Academic Year 2017-2018 – currently unannounced