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Provider scholarships  Lynchburg Affiliate Programs offer a variety of scholarship opportunities. Eligibility for financial assistance varies depending on the program, term and need, among other factors. For more information on available scholarships for semester study abroad, click on link below for the provider that corresponds to your program of interest.

AIFS: American Institute for Foreign Study

Athena Study Abroad

CAPA: The Global Education Network

CISabroad

ISA: International Studies Abroad 

SOL Education Abroad


Scholarships for Studying Abroad Continued

In addition to University of Lynchburg and provider scholarships, students may choose to research additional outside scholarships through various programs and organizations. While Lynchburg is not affiliated with any of the following organizations or resources, some scholarships are highlighted below and additional searchable databases are provided to help facilitate the scholarship search. Google is also a great resource!


Go Abroad Study Abroad Scholarships

Go Overseas Study Abroad Grants & Scholarships Information

StudyAbroad.com Scholarship Information 



The Gliman Scholarship Program


The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide except Cuba or a country on a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks. Gilman Scholarship recipients can only receive the scholarship once. If a student previously declined the Gilman Scholarship, they are welcome to re-apply, as long as they still meet all eligibility requirements as listed above. Start this scholarship process early!


Deadline: TBD Typically October 1st each year

Award: up to $5,000



The NextGen Scholarship 

The NextGen Scholarship was created to help international or American students, whether high school seniors or those pursuing undergraduate degrees, complete higher education degree programs in the United States. Every year, one scholar is awarded based on merit and financial need.

Deadline: Applications open February 2020
Award: $1000


Good Colleges Study Abroad Award 

The Good Colleges Study Abroad Award essay competition is open to current and future college students who are interested in studying abroad. To enter, write a 150-250 word essay on this round's theme. Good College’s scholarships are designed to be easy to apply for and to promote positive study attitudes.

Deadline: November 1st 
Award: $2,000

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship 

Tortuga Backpacks provides study abroad funding to students with a desire to take amazing extracurricular trips while studying abroad. This scholarship is awarded biannually to qualified American undergraduate students, as well as students who have a U.S. visa, who are interested in exploring more of the world during their international program.

Deadlines: May 20th (fall semester) & December 20th (spring semester)

Award: $1,000 & a Tortuga travel backpack


Boren Awards 


Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena and promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Awards:

$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
$10,000 for a semester
$20,000 for a full academic year 

Deadline: February 7, 2020

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad includes a scholarship directory searchable by field of study and location. The website also provides information about loans for studying and interning abroad. Click here for more information



University of Lynchburg Center for Global Education