A variety of organizations and institutions provide scholarships and grants for study abroad from the United States. Many provide assistance that is targeted to specific student populations (underrepresented student groups; African Americans; Asian Americans; Latino/Latina Americans; Native Americans; students with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students).

The following list is a sampling of Web sites with information and resources on multiple scholarships and grants. These Web sites provide a good starting point for research on the many study abroad scholarship opportunities available.

Institute of International Education

The Gilman International Scholarship provides grants 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 abroad programs worldwide.


Study Abroad

StudyAbroad.com is the Internet’s leading source of information on educational opportunities for students to study abroad. Here are some of the scholarships available at the Study Abroad’s website:


International Scholarships.com

International Scholarships.com is here to provide the very best resources for international students anywhere in the world, whether for insurance, loans or finding a school!



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Council on International Education Exchange

CIEE has been the nation’s leader in producing high-quality international study abroad and exchange programs. CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization helping to set and raise standards of international education.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the association and thousands advocate for international education.


API-American Programs International

Academic Programs International, API, is an educational organization dedicated to provide challenging and enriching study abroad programs for students. The experience of living, interacting and learning in an international environment presents invaluable opportunities for each student’s academic and personal development.



CEA intends to provide international education opportunities and the highest quality student support for U.S. and Canadian university students interested in exploring global issues in exciting global cities. They are committed to increase accessibility to the many benefits of study abroad for all students. To reach this goal, CEA offers scholarships in different categories:


International Studies Abroad-ISA

International Studies abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunities to explore the world. It also offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities.


American Institute for Foreign Study

AIFS provide the highest quality educational and cultural exchange programs to enrich the lives of young people throughout the world. AIFS prides itself in bringing a wealth of experience and resources to safeguard the welfare of each student, ensuring they are able to get the most out of their time abroad.


SIT Study Abroad- School for International Training

SIT is a pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad offering semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations.


Scholarship Opportunities For Students Abroad

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The centre serves as a catalyst at every level for the internationalization of the entire UTK community.


Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Danish Institute for Study Abroad is here to enhance the major scope of study, broaden intellectual horizons, qualify for the international job market, discover Europe, meet the unexpected, have fun, and grow as an individual.


IES Abroad

IES Abroad is a not-for-profit study abroad organization with 120+ programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. IES Abroad provides students and U.S. colleges and universities with high-quality academic study abroad programs and internship opportunities that foster intercultural development.


University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas intends to facilitate opportunities for students to gain new knowledge, personal growth and a global perspective through study, research or practical experience outside of the United States and contribute to the campus wide effort to prepare students to live and succeed in a global society.


IEFA- International Education Financial Aid

IEFA thrives to provide the very best resources for international students anywhere in the world, whether for insurance, loans or finding a school!


Boren Awards for International Study

Team Boren Awards seeks to lead in development of the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security.


Student Debt Relief

Student Debt Relief intends to raise awareness on the various federal student loan forgiveness programs that are available to borrowers.  Some top quality resources for students to study abroad are maintained in the link of the website below:



AFS-USA is an international education organization dedicated to enhancing the global competency of students, families, educators and communities. AFS, a worldwide, nonprofit organization, has been leading international high school student exchange for more than 65 years. Each year, AFS-USA sends more than 1,100 US students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarships and financial aid, and welcomes 2,300 international high school students who come to study in US high schools and live with host families.

Study Abroad Scholarships

IFSA-Institute for Study Abroad

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a non-profit organization which provides quality study abroad opportunities, academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad. IFSA-Butler is organized to assist students from the time they apply until after they return.