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.
Fact: Last academic year over $100,000 in funding was awarded
to NAU students to participate in an education abroad program!
NAU 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:
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:
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:
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. For more information contact the NAU Boren representative: Ryan Kashanipour at firstname.lastname@example.org
Award: Up to $20,000 Deadline: January 15, 2014 (good for all programs in the 2014-15 academic year)