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Scholarships for Study Abroad

There are a number of scholarship opportunities available to Coastal Carolina University students who interested in studying abroad. Feel free to reach out to the Office of International Programs & Services if you have any questions or need further guidance. 

Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award

The Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award is available to assist graduates of accredited high schools in Horry County to participate in study abroad programs. This scholarship is for new or continuing Coastal Carolina University (University) students who graduated from an accredited high school in Horry County, South Carolina. The scholarship may only be used to participate in a University-sponsored short-term study abroad programs or at one of the University’s exchange partner institutions.  Please note: You do not have to be accepted into a short-term program to apply for scholarship.  


November 7, 2014 - Applications due to support all short-term CCU study abroad programs in 2015 and any long- term study abroad programs beginning after January 1, 2015
February 27, 2015 - Applications due for all long-term study abroad programs beginning after May 1, 2015

For more information and scholarship application: 


CCU/OLLI Global Awareness Scholarship

This scholarship is established beginning in Spring 2014 to and expand study abroad participation by Coastal Carolina University students actively involved in community engagement in the Grand Strand in academic study abroad programs offered through Coastal Carolina University. Only students who have verifiable and extensive community service experience in the Grand Strand Area are eligible to apply. Students who receive this award will be expected to participate in delivering a post-trip seminar on the results of their experience that will be open to all Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members as a condition of their award. The scholarship may only be used to participate in a CCU-sponsored study abroad experience in Spring, Maymester, Summer, or Fall semesters, or for a short or long-term study experience at one of CCU’s international partner institutions.

Deadlines:  First Friday in November (for short-term programs and semester- or year-long study abroad programs taking place in the next calendar year): March 1 for all study abroad programs beginning after May 1 of the current year

For more information and scholarship application: No funding available for November 2014 round.  Check back to see if funds will be available for March 2015 round.‌  


Wall College of Business Board of Visitors International Programs Scholarship 

This scholarship was established beginning in 2007 for distribution in the amount of up to $2,000 per student to participate in study abroad opportunities sponsored and/or organized through the Wall College of Business.  Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  First Friday in November annually

For more information and application: Wall College of Business Board of Visitors International Programs Scholarship


Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Board of Visitors Study Abroad Scholarship 

This scholarship was established beginning Spring 2013 for distribution in the amount of $1,000 per student to participate in study abroad opportunities sponsored and organized through the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.  A total of $5,000 is available for funding in Fall 2014.

Deadline:  First Friday in November

For more information and application:  Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Board of Visitors Study Abroad Scholarship  


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.  The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information can be found at www.CBYX.info.

The CBYX program annually provides 75 participants with:
- 2 months intensive German language training
- 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
- 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field
- Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is December 1, 2013.  


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for Pell Grant Recipients only)

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Deadlines:  October 1 (Spring Programs); March 4 (Summer and Fall Programs)

For more information and application: www.iie.org/gilman.


Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships

Beginning in 2014-15 the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships have been replaced with the Rotary Global Grants to support graduate-level academic study abroad.  Coordination is required with local Rotary Clubs. 

Deadline:  Varies

For more information and application process:  https://www.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants


U.S. Fulbright Student Program  

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Annual Deadline: October

For more information:  Contact - 212-984-5330 or see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.


Boren Scholarships & Fellowships 

Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East . Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students depending on cost and length of program.

Annual Deadline: January for graduate students, February for undergraduates. 

For more information:  boren@iie.org  or call 1-800-618-NSEP or contact Dr. Jonathan Smith (jonsmith@coastal.edu)


Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Listing of multiple scholarships across a diverse spectrum of program areas, disciplines of study, and with some focused on students with documented disabilities, students who are economically challenged, students from diverse backgrounds, and students from underrepresented disciplines of study.    

Deadlines:  Vary

For more informationhttp://www.diversityabroad.com/international-scholarships

African Languages Initiative

Special summer and fall scholarships are available for studying a limited number of languages critical to Africa. 

Deadline:  January for graduate students, February for undergraduates. 

For more information: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/african_languages.html


German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

The DAAD provides scholarships for summer, fall, spring, and full year study programs in Germany.  Generous scholarships are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  In some cases, German language knowledge is required.

Application Deadline:  Varies for each program. 

For more information:  https://daad.org/scholarship


The Critical Language Scholarship Program 

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive overseas summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program institutes cover approximately one academic year of university-level language coursework during a seven- to ten-week program, and are designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of language levels and backgrounds.

Annual application deadline: mid-November.

For more information: Contact cls@americancouncils.org and for application information see http://www.clscholarship.org/


Turkish Coalition of America 

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is an educational, charitable organization incorporated in February 2007. Based in the nation’s capital, one of TCA’s objective is to foster friendship, understanding and cooperation between the United States and Turkey.

For more information, contact: info@tc-america.org ; 202-370-1399 and for application materials,  http://www.tc-america.org/scholar.html

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program is a fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  EMDAP is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the largest private, nonprofit educational and cultural exchange agency in the United States. EMDAP is an opportunity for current students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA and MA programs in international management/ finance/development or international affairs/studies to provide management assistance to variou USAID-assisted entities in emerging markets. EMDAP Advisers contribute to development in emerging market countries by using their knowledge of management practices to identify solutions in diverse situations. This contributes to achieving USAID’s objectives abroad – specifically, broad-based economic development.

Deadline:  June 7  (Masters or MBA students and recent graduates only)

For more information:  http://www.iie.org/Programs/EMDAP/Apply


International Education Financial Aid

Provides scholarship listings for students to study abroad. Search by major, destination of study, or even from your home location, and find grants, scholarships, fellowship, and loan programs available to support your dreams!

Deadlines vary by program.

For more information:  http://www.iefa.org/scholarships 


Foundation for Global Scholars

The Foundation for Global Scholars enables college students to study abroad and gain international understanding and perspective, without regard to financial ability. The Foundation states, "We believe the skills, relationships and personal discovery gained through study abroad (as opposed to simply travelling in another country) have a tangible, positive impact on future careers and contribute to our nation's vitality in a fast-changing global marketplace."

Deadlines vary for programs of different length/beginning date, so please consult: http://www.fgscholars.org/timelines/

For more information: http://www.fgscholars.org/


Institute for International Education Scholarship Funding

For more information:  http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/

Additional Scholarships

Marianna McJimsey Award - Award offered through AsiaNetwork for the Best Undergraduate Research Paper dealing with Asia.  Deadline:  November 3, 2014.

AsiaNetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program for Collaborative Research in Asia - Program offers up to $5,000 per student and per faculty member to work on collaborative student-directed research projects in Asia. Deadline for 2015 program:  Application materials deadline is December 1, 2014.






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Ms. Lori Patterson, M.P.S.
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