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Off-Campus Study Funding

Although the ACM does not offer scholarships for its programs, specific scholarships may be available through partner institutions. Students should also contact the Off-Campus Study and/or Financial Aid Office at their campus for more information about college-specific funding for off-campus study which may be available.

There are numerous outside scholarships available to eligible students. The list below includes links to a variety of external funding resources. Please note that this list is not comprehensive and may include information that is outdated.

Off-Campus Study Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship offers grants for U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Applicants for the scholarship must be Federal Pell Grant recipients. Students attending programs worldwide may apply, but preference is given to applications for programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This competitive scholarship provides up to $5,000 for a semester or year abroad.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) – Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide a unique funding opportunity for American students to study world regions critical to United States interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East), but generally underrepresented in study abroad (therefore, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded).  NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. Maximum awards are $10,000 (semester-long programs) or $20,000 (academic year programs).

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  Students do not need to be members of Phi Kappa Phi to apply for the grant, but they must attend a college that has an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (semester-long programs) or $4,000 (academic year programs).

The S&R Foundation Washington Award

The Washington Award recognizes talented young artists in the fields of fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography, and film, especially those who contribute to international collaboration. The award is especially intended to encourage individuals who contribute to international cultural collaboration. Winner will get a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who receives an additional $5,000.


Black Excel Scholarship Gateway

One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for African American students.


A scholarship search engine that can be used to find study abroad scholarships.

College Board

An online scholarship database.

Education Corner

A comprehensive directory of college-related scholarships.


A free online scholarship database.

Provides information about searching and applying for scholarships.

An scholarship search engine for college students.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

A free service provided by, offering a directory of scholarships, fellowships, and grants.

A financial aid, college scholarship, and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.

International Education Financial Aid

A resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.

NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

A set of resources for students considering study abroad, including funding and scholarship information.

An online scholarship database for college students.

An online listing of college-related scholarships and grants.

A funding and financial aid directory with many links to scholarship resources.

Study Abroad Loans

Information about loans specifically designed for students studying abroad.

University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center - External Scholarships Database

A large, searchable database of scholarships for education abroad.