Study Abroad Scholarships | Webster University

External Scholarships for Study Abroad

The external websites listed here provide a good starting point for research on the many study abroad scholarship opportunities available. Remember, studying abroad is an investment in your future and scholarships are meant to supplement your existing strategies for funding your program. Note: This list is not exhaustive and is meant to provide a starting point for your research.

External Scholarships: Undergraduate

The following outside agencies offer scholarships to students studying abroad. Please verify all due date by visiting the corresponding websites as eligibility requirements and deadline are subject to change. - See more at:
The following outside agencies offer scholarships to students studying abroad. Please verify all due date by visiting the corresponding websites as eligibility requirements and deadline are subject to change. - See more at:
The following outside agencies offer scholarships to students studying abroad. Please verify all due date by visiting the corresponding websites as eligibility requirements and deadline are subject to change. - See more at: This list is not exhaustive and is meant to provide a starting point for your research.

Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience. Webster University is a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner.

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: $2,000

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Deadline: Various deadlines; early March for summer and fall; early October for spring
Award Amount: $3,000 (summer); up to $4,000–$8,000 (for critical language studies)

The Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, 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.

Deadline: January 30
Award Amount: $8,000 (8-week summer); $10,000 (semester); $20,000 (6-12 months)

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded language and cultural enrichment program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

Deadline: 2019 deadline TBA

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The funding assists with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses.

Deadline: Summer Deadline - March; Fall/Academic Year - April
Award Amount: $3,000 (summer); $5,000 (semester); up to $7,000 (academic year)

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Deadline: Fall and Academic Year applications - early April; Spring applications - early October
Award Amount: $2,500-$4,000

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan
Morgan Stanley will again offer scholarships to two US undergraduates. Eligible students include students at US universities who have an interest in economics and international finance and who have been accepted for study in Japan for the academic year.

Deadline: April for the following academic year
Award Amount: $7,500

Foundation for Asia Pacific Education
The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences within the Asia Pacific region. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.

Deadline: Varies based on program start date
Award Amount: $500-$1,500

BUTEX Scholarship
The BUTEX Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who are affiliate to a BUTEX Full Member institution. Students studying abroad for a full semester or academic year at Oxford Brookes University or Roehampton University are eligible to apply.

Deadline: June 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 Academic Year
Award Amount: £500

St. Louis German American Heritage Society
The Society offers an annual scholarship for students going to Europe to take German classes through Webster University. Apply to Paula Hanssen, Associate Professor of German in the International Languages and Cultures Department.

Award Amount: $1,000
St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities

The not-for-profit organization offers and annual scholarship for students studying or taking an internship in the Stuttgart area, through the Dual University in Villingen-Schweningen.  Apply to Paula Hanssen, Associate Professor of German in the International Languages and Cultures Department.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

 The program consists of three phases: two months of intensive German language training, four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school and five-month internships in one’s career field

Deadline: December 1 for the following academic year
Award Amount: Varies based on program and internship Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
The Overseas Ambassador Program is a initiative created for current students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad. By writing insightful articles, sharing inspiring videos and pictures about your new surroundings, cross-cultural observations and personal growth, your words will inspire other diverse students to go abroad and challenge them to rethink how study abroad experiences can be for everyone.

Deadline: June 1 for fall programs
Award Amounts: $500

Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives.

Deadline: January for the following summer and academic year
Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Rainbow Scholarship
The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.

Deadline: January for the following summer and academic year
Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship awards of $4,000 for undergraduate degree seeking students on semester or year study abroad programs. Students must have demonstrated financial need as demonstrated by FAFSA.

Deadline: October 1 for spring; June 1 for fall
Award Amounts: $4,000

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
Any student currently enrolled in an American institution who wants to study abroad in 2018/2019 can apply to the scholarship. Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts. One winner will receive a Go Overseas swag bag and $500 to participate in whichever study abroad program they choose.

Deadlines: Varies each year; current deadline is August 3, 2018
Award Amount: $500

AllTheRooms Room to Travel - Study Abroad Scholarship
AllTheRooms is offering a study abroad scholarship to any student enrolled in, or have plans to enroll in a study abroad program for a full semester.

Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000

Hosteling International USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship
Hosteling International created the Explore the World Scholarship to help students finance international travel that includes an educational or service component.

Deadline: 2019 deadline TBA
Award Amount:$2,000

ItaliaRail Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to all students studying at Webster Florence.

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: $1,000 + a 3-day Italy Rail Pass

ScholarTrips International Travel Scholarship
Sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance, the ScholarTrips International Travel Scholarship was created to help students explore the world and grow through their travel experiences.

Deadline: Varies, but typically November for the following calendar year
Award Amount: $500-$2,500

The Study Abroad Journal Scholarship
The Study Abroad Journal, a ‘field guide for savvy study abroad students,’ provides a $500 scholarship to help students make study abroad more affordable and accessible.

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: $500

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

Deadline: Fall programs - May 20; Spring programs - December 20
Award Amounts: $1,000 + 1 travel backpack

WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship
In accordance with their mission to facilitate life-changing international experiences, Weekend Student Adventures has created the Cultural Bridge Scholarship to allow students the incredible, enriching opportunity to study abroad in Europe.

Deadline: Fall applications - September 15, 2018
Award Amount: $500

Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award for Students
The Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award, open to both undergraduate and graduate students from accredited U.S. colleges and universities, encourages scholarly research about international trade in education and international student mobility.

Deadline: October 1
Award Amount: $500 + a complimentary registration to AIRC’s Annual Conference

Membership-Based Study Abroad Scholarships

The following study abroad scholarships require you to be a member of a particular group or organization.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
Named in honor of fellow Girl Scout, the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Scholarship to Study Abroad is available to Girl Scouts who have received their Silver or Gold Award. The scholarship can be awarded to applicants applying for summer, semester or academic year programs.

Deadline: Varies based on program start date
Award Amount: $1,000

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships
Golden Key International Honor Society offers many unique scholarships and grants to members and alumni all over the world. Scholarship requirements and awards are consistently updated and added throughout the year.

NIAF Maurizio A. Gianturco Scholarship
To be awarded to an outstanding student studying abroad in Italy and majoring in fine arts, liberal arts, language or architecture. Students must be a member, or have a parent, guardian or grandparent who is a member of the National Italian American Foundation. The above link goes directly to the full list of scholarships offered through NIAF.

Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowship
Rotary Club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.
Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowships are for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution or water and sanitation. Peace fellowships are available to candidates who want to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of six Rotary partner universities.

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis partners with community organizations, foundations, and corporations to aid students seeking college degrees with scholarships and grants. Follow the link above to learn more about the Foundation’s grant programs.

Deadline: April 15 (fall programs); November 15 (fall programs)
Award Amount: Varies


Fund My Travel
FundMyTravel was created to give travelers their own platform for raising money. FundMyTravel makes it easy to budget for your trip, incentivize donors to contribute, and even request offline support in ways that large crowdfunding sites cannot.

External Scholarships: Graduate

American Council of Learned Societies 
: Depends on grant
Award Amount: Depends on grant

American Indian Science and Engineering Society 
eadline: Depends on scholarship
Award Amount: Depends on award

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
: October 15'th
Award Amount: $54,000

Association on American Indian Affairs
: Depends on scholarship
Award Amount: Depends on award

Austrian Exchange Service (OEAD) Scholarship
: Depends on award
Award Amount: Depends on award

Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in Scandinavian Studies
: November
Award: $20,000

Blakemore Foundation
: December
Award: Up to $30,000

British Marshall Scholarships 
: October
Award: Up to $25,000