Study Abroad Scholarship Directory

To help with the funding of your study abroad, we have compiled this list of scholarship opportunities offered by providers of study abroad programs and foreign host universities. In this directory you will see information from these organizations, which may help you fund your dream of study abroad.

Many other resources exist, including those from your home university, you should check with your study abroad office for a list of these. You might also consider how study abroad may impact your existing university Financial Aid package, as the cost of your education will change.

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Study Abroad Europe

1 scholarship available across 19 programs

Study Abroad Europe Scholarship offers awards for Fall, Spring, Academic Year and Summer programs.

$ 250 - $1,000

KEI Abroad

2 scholarships available across 18 programs

Students that attend a KEI Affiliated School receive an automatic $1,000 KEI Affiliate Grant towards any semester, trimester, quarter or academic year program.


KEI Travel Grants provide students awards of $500 to $1,000, and are based on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

$500 to $1,000

Athena Study Abroad

5 scholarships available across 17 programs

The Benander Academic Scholarship is designed for the Athena student who can best demonstrate a true "love of learning" in his/her major area of study, and superior academic abilities. The recipient of this scholarship can be from any academic discipline, but must be able to show a strong, demonstrated passion and success in his/her field of interest.


The Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship is designed for the Athena student who can best demonstrate a commitment to and active participation in charitable service in his or her community. Because we at Athena place a very high value on giving back to the world, this scholarship is aimed at rewarding students that have a history of taking initiative to make the world a better place through charitable service. Michele Iavagnilio was a young man who, through his work at the Cireneo Onlus Foundation, selflessly dedicated his efforts to helping and teaching autistic children everything from the simplest everyday task of tying their shoelaces, to more difficult concepts of expressing emotions or needs. He would even go above and beyond his basic job duties by recycling his old toys to present as gifts to the children to make their lives happier and brighter. Tragically, Michele died at the age of 25 in the devastating earthquake in the Italian city of L'Aquila in April 2009.


The McKay Global Citizen Scholarship is designed for the Athena student who can best demonstrate an interest in and intention to promote the concept of social justice at a city, state, national, and/or global level. Because students that study abroad become many of our world's future leaders, it is extremely important that these students consider ways to become globally competent citizens. The recipient of this award must demonstrate an initiative to give back to society, an awareness of global community, and an intent to apply the skills and lessons learned abroad to his/her future endeavors.


The Penny Scholarships are available to students studying abroad at specific Athena campuses overseas. For this academic year, students studying at the Rome, Italy, Tuscania, Italy and/or the Seville, Spain campuses are eligible to apply for the Penny Scholarships.


The Athena Summer Service Scholarship is available to students studying abroad for a summer at any of Athena's campuses overseas. The purpose of this scholarship is to support Athena's mission of creating a service-minded global community.

Up to $400

University of New Mexico (UNM)

1 scholarship available across 16 programs

In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas. Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

5 scholarships available across 16 programs

Graduate students from countries other than the United States and Canada may be eligible for Rothberg Family Fund (RFF) tuition scholarships, awarded by the Hebrew University to international students enrolled in the RIS Division of Graduate Studies. Eligibility is determined by academic achievement and financial need.

Partial tuition

Masa Israel makes it possible for young Jewish adults to come to Israel by offering grants and/or scholarships, making the experience more affordable.

Partial tuition

The Thanks To Scandinavia Fund from the Benjamin Sperling Bequest to the Hebrew University has endowed scholarships of US $12,000 each in memory of Frances and Benjamin Sperling, for students from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University.


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RIS Merit Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified international candidates who wish to study at the Rothberg International School. The Graduate Merit Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship for students admitted to international degree programs in the Division of Graduate Studies at the Rothberg International School. The Scholarship covers the tuition fee for the stated duration of the program. International graduate students accepted to the following degree programs may apply: The Bible and the Ancient Near East Jewish Studies Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Israel Studies Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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