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SCHOLARSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

This listing is provided as a convenience. Eligibility, application materials and deadlines may vary.

Boren Awards for International Study sponsored by the National Security Exchange Program (NSEP)  (Applicable to Brazil only)
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) (Applicable to Cambridge only)
BUTEX offers eight scholarships for students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a UK university which is a member of BUTEX. The value of each scholarship is £500 (approximately $1000) and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Rotary International
Offers scholarships for study abroad, but you must apply months in advance. The scholarships sponsor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the country where they study and give presentations about their own culture to Rotary clubs and other groups. Back home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that deepened their understanding of another culture. Contact your local Rotary chapter for deadlines and details about the application.

Golden Key
Golden Key International Honour Society is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization with over 350 chapters throughout the United States and across the globe. Golden Key invites only the top 15% of juniors and seniors and high-achieving graduate school students to be members. This scholarship assists Golden Key members who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. The study abroad program cannot have been completed prior to the application deadline date. Award recipients will be expected to contribute an article about their study abroad experience to CONCEPTS, Golden Key's annual magazine. Ten $1,000 awards will be presented each year (three for the October deadline, seven for the April deadline).

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements; students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$10,000.

Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarship Program
Two scholarships, the Italian Language Scholarship and The Joseph J. Bracone Memorial Scholarship, are available for U.S. citizens of Italian descent.

The Alliance for Global Education   
Students who are eligible to apply for special Alliance-IFSA Foundation scholarships: two in the amount of $6,000 and 20 in the amount of $2,500. The maximum amount that students can receive is $6,000 per student for the fall and spring terms and $1,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply. In addition, standing Alliance scholarship funding of up to $2,000 is also available. These two awards may not be combined.  Our award decisions are based on financial need. In order to apply for an Alliance scholarship, you must have applied for financial aid through your home school.

FEA Scholarship
The Fund for Education Abroad is offering 10 scholarships to students studying abroad for the fall ’12 or spring ’13 semesters or summer ’13 term. They have a strong preference, but are not limited to students studying a foreign language, participating in an academically rigorous program, attending in a non-traditional destination, and/or representing an under-represented group for education abroad, such as a minority, community college student, etc.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Grants for students preparing to participate in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Grants may be used toward study abroad. For more information, please contact the Assistant Director at pickeringfaf@woodrow.org.

International Education Financial Aid
IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad. 

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship (Applicable to Amsterdam)
Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners supports the education of collegiate accounting and criminal justice students, around the globe, who may become Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) in the future.

LIVFund - Learn, Intern & Volunteer in Latin America (Applicable to Brazil)
The LIVFund Scholarship has been designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern or volunteer [LIV] abroad in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance to offset program or living abroad expenses. We are proud to award two [2] scholarships per month in the amount of USD$500 to people studying, interning or volunteering abroad in the following 21 Latin American countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela. We believe that the exchange of cultures makes the world a better place, and we are working to spread this mission through the LIVFund Scholarship. 

Other Scholarship Databases or Search Engines 

University of Minnesota Study Abroad Funding Database - The University of Minnesota hosts an extensive listing of available study abroad funding and scholarship opportunities or visit:  http://webapp.gps.umn.edu/funding/

Institute of International Education - This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

NAFSA - the Association of International Educators provides a good introduction with its "Basic facts for students". 

Fin Aid - Renowned higher education financial aid site.

Study Abroad: An Investment in Your Future - a very useful online brochure from Michigan State University including some great tips about funding your study abroad experience.

Fastweb.org  - offers to match student profiles against its database of scholarships and awards. We created a sample profile of an average grad student to get an idea of the opportunities students could encounter there. After bypassing a handful of commercial offers, our graduate student profile yielded 17 possible scholarship options. The list included a few interesting possibilities, and some generic-sounding “contests” that probably wouldn’t be worth the time involved. If you have an extra ten minutes, and don’t mind having to register your information, Fastweb’s service is worth a shot.

Outside Scholarship List - Tulane Law School also maintains a list of outside scholarships applicable to law students that you may be eligible for.

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