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Funding Opportunities through Washington College

The Crouse-Enokido Fellowship for Study in Asia and Beyond 

Washington College students may be awarded financial assistance for semester-long study abroad in Asia and other under-represented regions through an endowed fund named for a College Trustee and his wife who have lived and traveled across Asia. 

For more information on the Crouse-Enokido Fellowship, eligibility and award amounts please click HERE.

How to Apply: Students should indicate their interest in being considered for a Crouse-Enokido Fellowship in their application essay for semester-long study abroad. 
  • How often will this fellowship be given? Awards will be made both in the fall and spring semesters.
  • What are the Eligibility Requirements? Awards will be determined based on financial need, academic merit, and the total number of applications received. 
Deadlines: Rolling admission

The Robin Albright Himmelberger Study Abroad Award

This fellowship is made possible by a gift from Eleanor R. and Charles F. Albright in memory of their daughter, who was a political science major and studied abroad in the United Kingdom. This fund provides support to students each academic year who participate in one of our programs abroad. Preference is given to Political Science majors, but all students are encouraged to apply. Awards can range between $500 and $1,000. Recipients may use this award for travel or financial support during the academic program abroad. 


  • Must already have approval from GEO to study abroad
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must be in good standing with respect to the Washington College Honor Code

How to Apply: Online Himmelberger Award Application
Due: Friday, April 5, 2024 at 4:00 PM.

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.  For details please contact Dr. Andrew Oros.

More information on Bennett Endowment eligibility and award amounts here! 

Due: Rolling Admission
Priority Deadlines: October 31 for Spring programs, March 31 for Summer/Fall Programs

Chris Miller Award

Created in the memory of Chris Miller ’14, these awards help defray costs to majors and minors of the Modern Languages department as they pursue studies abroad. World Languages and Cultures majors are preferred, but minors may also receive the award.

More information on the Chris Miller Award can be found on this page.

How to Apply: The application must be filled out and submitted to the Associate Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures by the deadline. Recipients will be contacted directly by the Global Education Office after applying to study abroad.

Deadlines: Fall Semester - April 1; Spring Semester - December 1

Cater Society for Junior Fellows

The Douglass Cater Society for Junior Fellows will pay for airfare for its members for a semester-long study abroad experience. They will cover the charge of 1 coach seat and 1 checked bag. If you are a member of the Cater Society and would like to receive this funding, please contact Aaron Lampman ( with proof of your coach ticket as soon as possible.

Gerda Blumenthal Phi Beta Kappa Award

Phi Beta Kappa offers the Gerda Blumenthal Award for rising sophomores and juniors to fund travel, research projects, and internships related to the humanities.

Funding Opportunities Outside Washington College 

St. Andrews' Society of Philadelphia 

This nationally competitive scholarship can provide up to $35,000 for a year’s worth of study at one of four universities in Scotland: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St. Andrew’s. Since Washington College has an exchange agreement with the University of St. Andrews, our students are eligible to apply for the fellowship specifically for study at St. Andrews. Because Washington College students can only study abroad starting their Sophomore Spring, this is only eligible for students who wish to study abroad their entire Junior year.

Eligible to apply: Sophomores

Society Deadline: First business day in March
You can view the St. Andrew's Society's page about the scholarship here.

Global Fellowship Scheme at the University of St. Andrews

"The Global Fellowship Scheme provides prestigious awards to enable talented scholars from around the globe to spend anywhere between one week to a month at St Andrews. During this time, you will be able to undertake a course of research and study, explore potential collaborations, enhance existing relationships, advance research work, and find the space to think in an inspirational environment."

Please see their website for application instructions and eligibility requirements. 

**PLEASE NOTE** This is not a scholarship opportunity for semester-long study abroad at the University of St. Andrews. This is a separate grant program that our partner school offers for a short-term study opportunity at St. Andrews for undergraduates from 1 to 4 weeks. This could not be done in place of a semester abroad or while WC's semesters are in session. 

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.”

Information on eligibility and application for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can be found here.

October Deadline: Will open in mid-August for in-person programs that start between December 1, 2024 and October 31, 2025.
Due: Thursday, October 5, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (Friday, October 6, 2:59 AM Eastern Time) Contact Carrie Reiling for assistance with your application.

March Deadline: Will open in mid-January for in-person programs that start between May 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025.
Due: Thursday, March 7, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (Friday, March 8, 2:59 AM Eastern Time) Contact Carrie Reiling for assistance with your application.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Foundation has a new scholarship opportunity for children of active military personnel who are receiving Title IV federal financial aid. If you match that qualification, you can investigate the Gilman-McCain Scholarship here! 

March Deadline: Currently open for in-person programs that start between May 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025.
Due: Thursday, March 7, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (Friday, March 8, 2:59 AM Eastern Time) Contact Carrie Reiling for assistance with your application.

August Deadline: Will open in May for in-person programs that start between September 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025.
Due: Thursday, August 1, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (Friday, August 1, 2:59 AM Eastern Time) Contact Carrie Reiling for assistance with your application.

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 the Boren Scholarship can be found here.

The 2024-2025 scholarship cycle is closed. The 2025-2026 cycle will start later this year for programs starting between June 4, 2025 and March 1, 2026.

Campus Representative: Carrie Reiling (contact her for assistance with your application)
Due: TBD (late January)

More information about the Gilman, Boren, and other fellowships can be found on the Washington College Nationally Competitive Fellowships page.

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.

Instructions for applying for the Freeman-ASIA Program can be found here.

Deadlines: Applications for 2024-25 are open. Student Applications are due no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Submissions must be received by 5:00pm Eastern Time on the day of the 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 FEA's scholarships, eligibility, and award amounts here!

Spring 2025 applications open during summer 2024.

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.

Due: depends - visit the GoOverseas Scholarships page to find out which scholarships are still open!

Scholarships for Study Abroad Students at American University in Cairo

AUC has a number of scholarships available for students from American Universities studying abroad in Cairo. 
  • Hermann F. Eilts Scholarship for students pursuing courses in Middle East Studies, Political Science, or History at AUC
  • Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology for students taking at least 9 credits in Egyptology courses at AUC
  • Study Abroad Scholarships for US study abroad students in any discipline
  • Fund for Education Abroad Access Partner Scholarship for US citizens from an underrepresented population in any discipline
How to Apply: After you have your AUC ID number, set up an AUC Banner account, log in, and select "Financial Aid and Scholarships Applications" to complete the application and upload any required documents.

Deadlines: May 15 for the Fall Semester, November 1 for Spring