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12 Jul, 2018   |   

11 Scholarships To Fund Your Study Abroad or Gap Year Adventure

So, you’ve landed an exciting opportunity to study abroad or are planning a gap year, but you’re not sure how to pay for it. Don’t panic. A life-changing opportunity to explore and discover the world is probably worth a little extra effort, don’t you think?

The keys are staying organized and applying for scholarships early and often. Here are some amazing scholarships available to help fund your adventure. Most of the time, the hardest part is simply getting started!

Anna Ftorek Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Award – Varies

Available exclusively to participants of Up with People’s program, preference shall be given to vocally talented females who demonstrate financial need.

Boren Scholarships 
Award – $8,000 – $20,000

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Gaby Bedolla Memorial Scholarship Fund
Award – Varies

Available exclusively to participants of Up with People’s program, preference shall be given to students from Latin America or Mexico who demonstrate financial need.

Golden Key Scholarships
Award – Varies

The objective of this scholarship is to give students the opportunity to develop their professional skills in an international environment. Both undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply for these awards which are given to qualified individuals with outstanding academic, leadership, and service achievements.

Up with People General Scholarships
Award – Varies

Available exclusively to participants of Up with People’s program, Up with People is committed to building diverse traveling casts with representatives from across the globe, and we want to ensure that all qualified candidates have the opportunity to join our amazing program.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Award – $3000 – $5000

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, this program offers grants to U.S. undergraduates with limited financial means, in order to diversify the population of students going abroad.

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships
Award: Up to $40,000 per fellow

Available to artists in the disciplines of dance, film/new media, literature, music, theater and visual arts to support travel, professional development and much more.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Award: $20,000

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

American Association of University Women Fellowships & Grants
Award: Varies

AAUW has a goal of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. They have multiple scholarships and grants available each year.

Rotary International
Award: Varies

The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.


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