The Gilman Scholarship Program is administered by the Institute of International Education and broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study abroad and those with high financial need. Awards are up to $5,000. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.
Other Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad
There are many opportunities outside of OSU for funding study abroad. Each year students from OSU successfully apply for many of these awards as a way to fund their programs.
For Fall/Academic Year programs: early March
For Spring programs: October
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need 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.
Deadline: See website for details
This program awards scholarships to American undergraduate and graduate students to study in foreign countries and world regions critical to U.S. national security. NSEP awards are available for a maximum of $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year. The competition is merit-based. Students may apply for study in summer, fall, and spring.
Contact: OSU Study Abroad Office for questions
The competition is open to qualified members and non-members in all fields of study. Criteria include: 1) must be enrolled at an institution that has an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter and have a minimum academic grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 2) All applicants must have earned a minimum of 56 semester hours of academic credit but not more than 90 semester hours on or before April 15 . 3) The applicant must be accepted into a study abroad program at the time of application.
Contact: Denise Weaver
Scholarship provides funding for various types of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to U.S. $23,000 or its equivalent. Apply one year in advance.
Deadline: See website for details.
Over 1500 grants for individual research and English teaching abroad are awarded each year.
For more information on this competitive application process.
Contact: Cara Eubanks
Additional Sources of Aid
Study Abroad Scholarship Listings
General Scholarship Listings
Country Specific Scholarships
- Info on funding for study in the United Kingdom - www.educationuk.org/global/
- Info on funding for study in France - www.usa.campusfrance.org/en/page/financial-aid-and-scholarships
- German Academic Exchange Service provides info on funding and study in Germany - www.daad.org
- Funding for study in Japan - www.aatj.org./studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships
- Funding for study in Canada - www.killamfellowships.com
Create a Campaign
- Create a campaign, set a goal of funds you need to raise, and allow family members, friends, or anyone, to contribute money into an account for your specific study abroad experience - www.fundmytravel.com