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Education Abroad Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships out there for education abroad programs.

    This site contains a list of scholarships available for students interested in studying abroad. The information is organized into section, campus scholarships, Pennsylvania State System scholarships, and nationwide scholarships.

    As you look through this list, don’t forget to also check other sites like StudyAbroad.com and the Institute for International Education. They are also a great resource for education abroad scholarships.

    IUP Education Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

    IUP students studying for a semester or longer qualify for these scholarships if they meet the criteria that the scholarship donors have specified. Decision on these scholarships will be made based on the materials that you submit for your education abroad application.

    Scholarship Name
    Criteria
    Study Abroad Scholarship
    OIE scholarship
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP
    • Must be participating in a full time study abroad program sanctioned and approved by IUP
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing
    • Study abroad must be a minimum of one academic semester (except Hernandez summer scholarship)
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    • Preferences will be given to students who have financial need
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal Permanent Resident.

    Dr. Patrick A. Carone Study Abroad Scholarship
    OIE scholarship
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP
    • Must be participating in a full time study abroad program sanctioned and approved by IUP
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing
    • Study abroad must be a minimum of one academic semester (except Hernandez summer scholarship)
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    • Preferences will be given to students who have financial need
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal Permanent Resident.
    John F. & Yvonne Galli Trettel Scholarship
    OIE scholarship

    The Trettel study abroad scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for study abroad educational and/or international cultural experience opportunities in Western Europe, favoring such countries as Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
    • Must be a non-foreign language major
    • Must have completed a minimum of 48 credits
    • Must be candidate’s first overseas experience
    • Minimum criteria for the following scholarships:
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP
    • Must be participating in a full time study abroad program sanctioned and approved by IUP
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing
    • Study abroad must be a minimum of one academic semester
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    • Preferences will be given to students who have financial need
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal Permanent Resident.
    Lieutenant General Joseph S. Laposata and Anita L. Laposata Study Abroad Scholarship
    OIE scholarship

    The Lieutenant General Joseph S. Laposata and Anita L. Laposata Study Abroad Scholarship shall provide scholarship support to students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Must have completed a minimum of 48 credits
    • Study abroad programs in Italy, Portugal, or Spain.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP
    • Must be participating in a full time study abroad program sanctioned and approved by IUP
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing
    • Study abroad must be a minimum of one academic semester
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    • Preferences will be given to students who have financial need
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal Permanent Resident.
    The Geletka Family Study Abroad Scholarship
    OIE scholarship
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at IUP
    • Must be a declared Anthropology major, preference will be given to students in the Archaeology track
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP
    • Must be participating in a full time study abroad program sanctioned and approved by IUP
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing
    • Study abroad must be a minimum of one academic semester
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    • Preferences will be given to students who have financial need
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal Permanent Resident.

    Marla Sabo Scholarship for Studies Abroad
    OIE scholarship

    • Awarded to a junior or senior each academic year studying abroad for a minimum of at least one semester
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Preference will be given to students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
    • Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at IUP
    • Must be participating in a full time study abroad program sanctioned and approved by IUP
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be in good academic standing
    • Study abroad must be a minimum of one academic semester
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    • Preferences will be given to students who have financial need
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal Permanent Resident.
    Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECBIT) Study Abroad Scholarship ECBIT shall provide scholarship support in the amount of $500 each for two qualified Business students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for study abroad at the University of Macau through IUP's Crimson Hawk Exchange program.
    • To apply for the ECBIT Scholarship, please contact, Dr. Krish Krishnan at Krish.Krishnan@iup.edu or call 724-357-2552.
    • Must be participating as a full time study abroad student at the University of Macau (minimum 12 earned educational credits)
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate, Business student at IUP
    • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average at IUP and be in good academic standing with IUP
    • Must study abroad at the University of Macau for a minimum of one academic semester
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECBIT) Study Abroad Scholarship ECBIT shall provide scholarship support for qualified Business students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for study abroad Institute Commercial de Nancy (ICN) through IUP's Crimson Hawk Exchange program.
    • To apply for the ECBIT Scholarship, please contact, Dr. Krish Krishnan at Krish.Krishnan@iup.edu or call 724-357-2552. Must be participating as a full time study abroad student at Institute Commercial de Nancy (ICN) (minimum 12 earned educational credits)
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate, Business student at IUP
    • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 grade point average at IUP and be in good academic standing with IUP
    • Must study abroad at ICN for a minimum of one academic semester
    • Must demonstrate self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with study abroad programs
    Education Abroad Scholarship to Essex

    IUP's Office of International Education and the University of Essex were awarded a European Union Erasmus+ grant to establish these scholarships which fund most of the travel and living costs during a semester-long, education abroad program at UE. Selected students will receive a scholarship of +4000 Euros (approx. $4,650 at current exchange rate).

    To apply, submit the following:

    • Study abroad application for the University of Essex
    • IUP transcript
    • Short answer essays (included in your study abroad application)
    • 2 faculty recommendations (included in your study abroad application)
    • All other materials and questionnaires to complete your study abroad application

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Andy Kent via email at akent@iup.edu or call the Office of International Education at 724-357-2295.

    Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Education Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

    The following opportunities are for IUP students who are participating in an education abroad program, a Pennsylvania resident, and a Pell or PHEAA grant recipient.

    Scholarship Name Criteria
    The PASSHE Study Abroad Award

    The PASSHE Study Abroad Award is a needs-based award, which shall provide financial support to select State System students for international educational opportunities (study abroad, exchange, faculty-led programs, and independently-arranged programs). In helping to defray the additional costs associated with international educational experiences (travel, passport, visas), the PASSHE Study Abroad Award strives to assist a wide range of State System students from diverse academic backgrounds to take advantage of the variety of academic programs offered throughout the world. The PASSHE International Education Council plans to make awards ranging from $500 to $2,000, depending on duration, location, and type of program.

    Students will return completed applications to the Office of International Education by the deadlines posted on the application.   

    PSECU International Education Scholarship

    The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) started this scholarship to provide funding for PASSHE students to participate in international educational experiences to help them explore cultures, life experiences and world views different from their own. There will be 10 awards at $2000 each / year.

    This link contains the scholarship application and information.  

    Outside Scholarships

    Other scholarships for Study Abroad which students can obtain information and apply independently. There are many sites that list available scholarships. Two that we feel are particularly useful for students are: StudyAbroad.com and IIE Passport to Study Abroad Funding.

    In addition to these websites, we have compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for study abroad below.

    Scholarship Name Criteria
    American-Scandinavian Foundation
    Eligibility: U.S. citizens, permanent resident. Must have completed undergraduate education.
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: American-Scandinavian Foundation Academic Fellowships and Grants
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

    The Educational Office, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C. has approved ten (10) Chinese Government Scholarship awards specifically for American undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities who wish to study at a Chinese university for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each scholarship is valued at approximately $10,000.00 U.S. dollars. The scholarships will be distributed to the host universities in China, not directly to the American students. International round-trip airfare is the responsibility of individual students.

    • Tuition
    • Room and Board
    • Health Insurance
    • Travel/Conference Allowance/fees
    • Stipend
    • Deadline March 24


    The detailed information is listed on our website: http://www.aascu.org/programs/internationaleducation/chinascholarship/

    Bridging Scholarship (Japan)
    Eligibility: Japan study abroad, U.S. undergraduate
    Amount: $2,500/semester or $4,000/full year
    Rank: Not too competitive
    Contact: Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
    British Council
    Eligibility: Various opportunities
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: British Council Funding for Study Abroad
    College Language Association Study Abroad Scholarship Eligibility: IUP students (CLA)
    Amount: varies
    Rank: competitive
    Contact: College Language Association Study Abroad Scholarship
    Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
    Amount: varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: U.S. Department of State
    Apply: Here
    DAAD Grants (Germany) Eligibility: Sophomores/Juniors, German Studies
    Amount: $2500–$8000
    Rank: Very Competitive
    Contact: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    French Embassy Benjamin Franklin - Generation Study Abroad Scholarship  Eligibility: Undergraduate enrolled in a double major program including a major in French. Students in a course combining French and a non-humanities subject (such as pre-med, engineering, computer science, management, etc.) strongly encouraged. More information can be found on the scholarship website
    Fund for Education Abroad The Fund for Education Abroad offers a general scholarship up to $10,000 for qualified applicants, as well as other opportunities with specific criteria. Use the link below for more information about all of these opportunities.

    Various opportunities: Fund For Education Abroad
    Fulbright Various opportunities: The Fulbright Program
    Gilman Scholarship Eligibility: U.S. citizen, undergraduate, Pell Grant
    Amount: $5,000
    Rank: competitive
    Contact: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    Go Overseas Scholarship Amount: Varies
    Rank: competitive
    Contact: Go Overseas Scholarship
    Harry S. Truman Scholarship Eligibility: Junior or senior level, U.S. citizens or expect to received U.S. citizenship by the date scholarship will be awarded.
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
    International Research and Exchange Broad Program (IREX) Eligibility: Varies according to programs
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: IREX Grant Opportunities
    ISEP Scholarships
    Eligibility: ISEP Direct
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: ISEP Scholarships
    Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship Eligibility: Qualified students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year.
    Amount: Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (up to 12 months), Relocation allowance: ¥150,000 (upon arrival only)
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: JASSO International Student Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan
    KCC-JEE Graduate Fellowship Competition Eligibility: The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan.
    Amount: One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants may affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin) for award year, if selected.
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: the KCC Japan Education Exchange, e-mail address: kccjee@comcast.net no later than
    Marshall Scholarship Eligibility: Open only to U.S. citizens who hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. with a minimum GPA of 3.7.
    Amount: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, these grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the U.S., and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
    Rank: Very competitive
    Contact: Marshall Scholarships
    New Zealand Generation Study Abroad This scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who will be studying in New Zealand. For more information and application requirements please visit the New Zealand Education website.
    NSEP (National Security Education Program) David L. Boren Eligibility: For study abroad in all countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; U.S. citizen and undergraduate
    Amount: $10,000/semester or $20,000/year
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: Boren Awards for International Study
    Organization of American States Graduate Fellowship Program Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents of OAS member states; undergraduate, graduate, and qualified professionals
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: Organization of American States
    Phi Kappa Phi Eligibility: Between 30 and 90 credit hours; minimum GPA of 3.75; have at least two semesters remaining at IUP after study abroad; specific dates for study abroad
    Amount: $1000 (fifty awards across the U.S.)
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: Phi Kappa Phi
    Rhodes Scholar Eligibility: Postgraduate, exact terms vary according to country.
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Very competitive
    Contact: The Rhodes Scholarships
    Rotary Peace Fellowship
    Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in a related field; 3 years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a 2nd language for the MA program and 5 years for the professional development certificate and
    proficiency in English
    Contact: Rotary Centers for International Studies
    The Gates Cambridge Scholarships Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate, and qualified professionals
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Very Competitive
    Contact: The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
    The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)
    Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate
    Amount: Varies
    Rank: Competitive
    Contact: Turkish Coalition of America