An education abroad scholarship is a monetary award for students to use toward the expenses of their international program. Students must apply for these scholarships and some can be very competitive while others are underutilized. There are several types:
Merit-based: Based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record.
Student-specific: Intended for applicants who initially qualify based on factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.
Destination-specific: Awarded to students planning to pursue a study abroad program in a particular country. They are awarded as an incentive to study in that country instead of elsewhere.
Program-specific: Offered by individual study abroad programs and/or the colleges and universities where they may be associated to qualified applicants.
Subject-specific: Awarded by study abroad programs or institutions to students based on their particular major or field of study. These scholarships may require the recipients to enroll in subject-specific courses while abroad or conduct subject-specific research while abroad.
Last academic year over $100,000 in funding was awarded
to NAU students to participate in an education abroad program!
ASNAU GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES (GO) SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is partially funded by the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU). All students applying for programs approved by NAU are eligible. Students will be required to complete a project. More details about the project are available within the application.
Award: $250 - $1,000 Deadlines: Fall: April 1
Summer: March 15
Spring/Winter: October 15
Spring Break: January 15
NO EXCUSES SCHOLARSHIP - NEW The No Excuses scholarship is intended to support students who face significant financial challenges but wish to pursue an education abroad opportunity. Award: $250-$1,000 Deadlines: Fall: April 1
Spring/Winter: October 15 Summer: March 15
GLOBAL LEARNING RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Global Learning Research Scholarship is intended to support undergraduate global research activities that address the themes of global learning. This scholarship can fund the costs of conducting an independent research project but not the travel expenses. To apply for travel funds please apply for the GO Schoalrship.
Award: Up to $1,000 Deadlines: Winter/Spring: October 15
Summer/Fall: April 15
BLUE FAMILY INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP - NEW One award given to a student participating in volunteer work abroad through the NAU Center for International Education. Preference given to those students volunteering in Latin America.
Award: $1,000+ Deadline:
Global Languages and Cultures Scholarships
VERA LASKI SCHOLARSHIP
This schoalrship is to be awarded to a student going to germany on a study abroad program.
Award: $5,300 Deadline: March 28 (by 5pm)
BOROZAN MEMORIAL MODERN LANGUAGES SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, academic accomplishments, and to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a major degree in a Modern Language. To apply, you must have a high school or college GPA of at least 3.0. All modern languages majors are elegible for this scholarship not just those studying abroad.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: March 28 (by 5pm)
ELAINE LOVEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, academic accomplishments, and to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a major or minor degree in a global language.
Award: $1,415 Deadline: March 28 (by 5pm)
BECA EVANS-PORTILLE-LERMA This scholarship is intended to fund a graduate student studying abroad in Spain over the summer.
Award: $5,000 Deadline: March 1
LAMM SCHOLARSHIP This schoalrship assists students with the tuition costs for an NAU undergraduate to Study Abroad in Costa Rica during the Fall 2014 term.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: March 28 (by 5pm)
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students pursuing a semester or academic-year long study opportunities in another country. Applicants must be US citizens receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application. Applicants cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.
Award: Up to $5,000 Deadlines: AY/Fall/Summer: March 4
Spring/Winter: October 1
BOREN AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY This scholarship is available to undergraduate students going to areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Award: Up to $20,000 Deadline:
January 15, 2014 (good for all programs in the 2014-15 academic year)