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External Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Description:

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.

Deadline:

All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by December 1 for the program year beginning the following July. 

Website:

www.CBYX.info 

 

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

Description:

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.

Deadline:

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

Website:

www.iie.org/gilman   Campus information and support 

 

Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship Program

Description:

The Rotary Global Grants to support graduate-level academic study abroad.  Coordination is required with local Rotary Clubs. Coastal Carolina University has a mentoring process in cooperation with local Rotary clubs for CCU students.  Applicants propose a research program contributing to one of the six key areas of Rotary International:  water and sanitation, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, or economic and community development.  Applicants are able to request between $30,000 - $50,000 to support their research program.

Deadline:

Mentoring process begins in January annually, with applications due in late May and interviews held district-wide for invited candidates in August.

Website:

http://www.coastal.edu/globalinitiatives/prestigescholarinitiatives/rotaryglobalgrant/

 

U.S. Fulbright Student Program

Description:

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. More than 900 awards for research/study grants in more than 140 countries and more than 1,200 awards for English language teaching assistant positions in more than 75 countries are available annually through the US Student Fulbright Program.  All of these programs require at least a bachelor’s degree to apply, but students are urged to begin the process as early as their freshman year to target their applications effectively.  Over 10,000 applications are received annually, so CCU has adopted a mentoring program to help you craft a competitive application. 

Deadline:

This is an annual application process.  On-campus mentoring will begin during the spring semester annually, with the next on-campus deadline for final submissions will be set for mid-September 2017.  Campus committee interviews for each candidate will take place late September 2017, with national deadlines for completed applications in early October.

Website:

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ or Click here to learn about the on-campus mentoring program to support CCU student and recent alumni applications 

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 Fulbright PowerPoint

 

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships

Description:

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.  Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.  Through the Boren program, special programs are also available, such as the South Asian Flagship Languages Inititiative for undergraduates and graduate students, African Flagship Languages Initiative for undergraduates and graduate studentsBoren-ROTC Initiative, and STEM Initiative (for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math students).

Deadline:

 February 9, 2017 for Boren Scholarship (undergraduate students); January 31, 2017 for Boren Fellowships( graduate students)

Website:

http://www.iie.org/programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study  For more information: boren@iie.org or call 1-800-618-NSEP or contact Dr. Jonathan Smith (jonsmith@coastal.edu) 

 

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Description:

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.   

Deadline:

Varies 

Website:

http://www.diversityabroad.com/international-scholarships

 

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

Description:

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.

Deadline:

Varies for each program.

Website:

https://daad.org/scholarship

 

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

Description:

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in fourteen critical foreign languages, including AzerbaijaniBanglaHindiIndonesianKoreanPunjabi,SwahiliTurkish, and Urdu (beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels); Arabic and Persian (advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels); and ChineseJapanese, and Russian(intermediate and advanced levels).The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.  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 academic backgrounds. 

Deadline:

Applications for Summer 2017 are due on November 16, 2016.

Website: 

http://www.clscholarship.org/   Contact information - cls@americancouncils.org

 

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program

Description:

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.

Deadlines:

Consult website for more details as deadlines vary.

Website: 

http://www.iie.org/Programs/EMDAP/Apply

 

International Education Financial Aid 

Description:

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:

Varies by program

Website: 

http://www.iefa.org/scholarships 

 

Foundation for Global Scholars

Description:

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

Website:

http://www.fgscholars.org/

 

Institute for International Education Scholarship Funding 

Description:

This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

Deadlines:

Vary for programs of different length/beginning date

Website:

http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/

 

Study Abroad in Japan:  Bridging Scholarships 

Description:

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester ($2,500) or an academic year ($4,000). Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Deadlines:

Deadline for study abroad for Spring 2016 is October 10, 2016.  

Website:

http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.

 

ISA Abroad Scholarships

Description:

ISA Abroad is an affiliate study abroad provider for CCU.  Students can apply for a broad range of scholarships to support their study abroad program through ISA Abroad. 

Deadlines:

Deadlines vary so please consult the site.

Website:

http://studiesabroad.com/admissions/document/scholarships

 

Additional Scholarship Resources - Please consult the sites below.

 

Study Abroad USA (new in 2016) site offering links to a range of scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate students!

Marianna McJimsey Award - Award offered through AsiaNetwork for the Best Undergraduate Research Paper dealing with Asia.

http://www.asianetwork.org/programs/the-marianna-mcjimsey-award/   
Deadline:  November 2, 2015.

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. http://www.asianetwork.org/programs/freeman-student-faculty-program/current-student-faculty-fellows-program-information/ 

A collection of study abroad scholarships are summarized at http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx