Study Abroad Scholarships
The Gilman International Scholarship provides grants of up to $5,000 to students receiving a Federal Pell Grant who study abroad. Contrary to popular belief, students have a better chance of getting this scholarship than getting hit by lightning. Much better: More than 1 in 3 applicants for the Gilman Scholarship receives some funding. Do some paperwork, write a couple of essays, possibly get $5,000. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
The Foundation for Global Scholars offers a range of $2,000 scholarships. Some of the scholarships are for specific demographics; one of them is open to all students, regardless of financial situation.
The Fund for Education Abroad also offers a range of scholarships, one of which is open to all students. Awards are up to about $3,000 for a quarter-long study abroad program. For shorter study abroad programs, awards will be lower.
Scholarships of $1000 are available for WCCCSA programs; see specific destination pages for more information.
Scholarship Search Engines
IIE Passport - allows you to search for funding by country or subject
Fastweb - all types of scholarships, free registration required to use website
International Education Financial Aid - search for scholarships, grants, and financial aid for studying abroad
NAFSA - Provides many links to resources for students who wish to study abroad
Tips for Financing your Study Abroad Experience
Studying abroad can be an expensive endeavor but anyone who has done it will tell you it is worth every cent!
Look for scholarships! Give yourself plenty of time.
Step 1: Shop around and make sure you are paying a fair price for the program.
Step 2: Apply for federal financial aid! If you already qualify for aid, you may qualify for more when studying abroad because the cost of your education is higher. (This changes your "need" ratio.)
Step 3: Please contact the Shoreline Office of Financial Aid as early in the process as possible.