In the last two years alone, King’s College students have received more than $120,000 in scholarships for study abroad! Do not let a perceived lack of funding stop you from exploring study abroad. We are here to help you to better understand how your financial aid package applies to study abroad and to coach you through applying for scholarships at the local and national levels.

King’s College scholarships – applications available in the KC Office of Study Abroad. Applications are due in person at the KC Office of Study Abroad by early January 2021 for travel in spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021.

  • Marjorie Neusch Massey Scholarship –Open to all with preference for students travelling to non-English speaking countries who have not had prior opportunities to travel outside the United States. Applicants must demonstrate need.
  • James LeBaron Boyle Scholarship – Open to all with preference given to humanities majors, primarily English majors. Applicants must demonstrate need.
  • Joseph D. Lepore ('60) Study Abroad Scholarship - Open to students who demonstrate financial need and desire a French language study abroad experience.
  • Study Abroad Access Grant -- Open to all with preference for students who demonstrate need and who have not had an opportunity to travel outside the United States.
  • Social Justice Grant for Study Abroad – Open to all with a preference given to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in utilizing study abroad to grow his/her social justice commitment.
  • Kelci Ever After Scholarship for Study Abroad – Open to all students. Applicant should display a positive spirit and good citizenship. Applicants must demonstrate need.

The Fund for Education Abroad – applications due online in the period November 16, 2020-January 20, 2021 for travel summer 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022. FEA offers MANY scholarships – e.g., one just for college athletes. FEA prefers groups under-represented in study abroad (minority, first generation, athletes, LGBTQ, etc.), financial need, and studying in a non-English speaking setting. But you need not have all of these characteristics to apply. Four weeks minimum travel length.

The Gilman Scholarship – applications due online in early March 2021 for travel in summer 2021, fall 2021, or spring 2021. Must be eligible for Pell Grant to apply. Prefers financial need, unusual destinations, and under-represented students.

The Irish American Scholars Award – applications due February 1, 2021 for fall 2021 and spring 2022. Full tuition scholarship for study in Northern Ireland. 3.2 GPA required. Up to three King’s students receive this award per year!

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – applications are due early February 2021 for summer travel.


Study Abroad organizations often offer their own need-based scholarships to students. You would apply for these scholarships at the time of program application. Check out these programs’ scholarships:


Use this link to access a pdf of study abroad scholarships.

Use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet for Semester-Long Programs to help you prepare financially for your time abroad.

In addition, the University of Minnesota's Learning Abroad Center provides excellent resources on study abroad funding, including Creative Ways to Finance Learning Abroad and an extensive Study Abroad Scholarship Database. As always, speak with the Office of Study Abroad staff to learn more.

Postgraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Critical Language Scholarship Program- The United States Department of State offers scholarships for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
  • Churchill Scholarship- Designed for the exceptional student in mathematics, science and/or engineering to pursue graduate study at Churchill College of Cambridge University. 
  • DAAD Scholarship- Many different scholarships throughout Germany, everything from undergraduate study to post-doctoral grants. 
  • Fulbright Grants (Post-graduates only)- Awards given for study or a valid project that can be completed only in one country and in one academic year.
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship- An international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. 
  • IIE Grants-in-Aid Competition- $500 grants are available to students wishing to study overseas. Applications are due in April. Contact IIE at (713) 621-6300 extension 31 or 16 for applications or further information.
  • Mitchell Scholarship- Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
  • NSEP Scholarship- These scholarships are available to students who study in critical world areas such as Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Eastern and Central Europe, Latin and South America and the Middle East. There must be a strong language component in the student’s program. Science, political science, history, business and economics majors are especially encouraged to apply. Awards may be as large as $8,000 for a semester. Interested students should contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at (336) 758-5938.
  • Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholarship- A scholarship to “further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.” Students apply to study or train in another country where Rotary Clubs are located. Applicants are ineligible for the scholarship if they are a Rotarian or a descendant of a living relative who is a Rotarian. Students apply through their hometown club. (Each club sets its own application deadlines.)