Center for International Services & Programs

Education Abroad Scholarships


Cleveland State-Sponsored awards Typical Award Eligibility
CISP Education Abroad Scholarship $500  CSU Undergraduates w/ GPA of 2.5+
CSU Graduate-level students w/ GPA of 3.2+
Leadership and Achievement Study Abroad Scholarship up to $2,000 Summer
up to $4,000 Fall or Spring
3.0 GPA or better (undergraduate); twelve awards available in summer 2016; 2 awards in Fall and Spring
John D. Holm Opportunity Scholarship Varies Socially or economically disadvantaged undergraduate w/ GPA 2.75+
TRiO Study Abroad Scholarship ~$700 Active member of TRiO for at least 1 year (application available through TRiO only)
John A. Chao Memorial ~$300-$700 Term  Study, research or intern in China or Taiwan 
OH statewide funds and competitions Typical Award GENERAL Eligibility
College Now Greater Cleveland  varies Cleveland area resident, financial need, 2.5+ or better
Ohio International Consortium- Nelson $1,500 OH Resident, Fall or Spring abroad, rising Junior w/ GPA of 3.0+, foreign language immersion
Ohio Foreign Language Association $500 Enrolled in Teaching Licensure
Ohio International Consortium- Burke $1,000 OH Resident, Summer abroad (4 week minimum), rising Sophomore w/ GPA of 3.0+
Nationally-Sponsored competitions Typical Award Eligibility
Freeman-ASIA $3,000 Summer
$5,000 Fall or Spring
Study abroad in East or Southeast Asia for 8 weeks or longer; qualify for financial aid; GPA of 2.8+
sta travel start the adventure $2,500  
PDF iconGlobal Business Education Scholarships 2016 to Asia $200-$500 Study abroad in the field of International Business in Asia; Written support of AIB member
Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards $2,000 credit for flight Study in New Zealand; 3.0 + GPA and at least sophomore standing
Generation Study Abroad Excellence $500 Study in New Zealand; 3.0+ GPA and at least sophomore standing
Killam Open Competition $5,000 Study in Canada typically through NSE- National Student Exchange Program
Foundation for Global Scholars General Scholarship $500-$1500 US or Canadian citizen who is studying abroad and earning transfer credits
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship $825/month stipend Study abroad at an approved Mandarin language center in Taiwan
Critical Language Scholarship Fully-funded  Summer only fellowship in Critical Language area; must study abroad where assigned
Fund for Education Abroad Up to $5,000 US Citizen or Permanent Resident; students from groups traditionally underrepresented in education abroad are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline is: January 14 for summer fall or spring of following year
Gilman International Scholarship $2,500- $5,000 Term Federal Pell Grant Recipients 
Boren Undergraduate Scholarship up to $10,000 Semester  Immersion experience in foreign language deemed important to U.S. national security
Golden Key Society $1,000 Term  Chapter members only
Marandon Scholarship ~$1,500 Study in France
National Italian American Foundation $2,000-$12,000 Semester Student of Italian heritage or Italian major/minor w/ GPA of 3.5+
Bridging Scholarship $2,500 Semester Study in Japan 
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association $1,000 Term  Study in United Kingdom, BUTEX member campus
German Academic Exchange Service varies  Study in Germany
Diversity Abroad $1,000 Term  Economically disadvantaged students. African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply
Sara's Wish varies  Women with strong scholarship and commitment to public service
Confucius Institute/Hanban Scholarship Tuition and accomodation fully covered, monthly stipend  Knowledge of Chinese based HSK Test results
Year Abroad Scholarship to Poland
Acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver and a Ministry stipend in the amount of 1,350 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are US citizens

term: any designated period of study
semester: traditional period of study usually 12 weeks or longer

Matching Scholarships:

Some program providers will match a Gilman grant or award a significant scholarship to students who are awarded a Gilman or a Boren. Please check the website of the program provider to verify the availability of such awards.

SIT Pell Grant Matching Scholarship
Students going abroad on selected School for International Training programs.

CIEE GAIN Reward for Gilman/Boren Recipients
CIEE Study Center applicants who are awarded a Gilman or a Boren may qualify for an additional $1,000- $4,000 grant.

AIFS Gilman Scholarship Bonus
AIFS will award an additional $500 to each student who receives a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and uses it toward an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program.

API Gilman Contribution
Students participating on an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Provider Scholarships:

You must be planning to enroll in one of their programs to apply for the scholarship. Typically a minimum 3.0 gpa, essay, and letter of recommendation are required; see website for details.

Affiliated Grants:

These are grants that you get automatically because CSU is affiliated with this organization.

Grant Names Typical Award Eligibility
API $200 Semester Grant
$150 Summer Grant
AIFS $400 Semester Grant
$200 Summer Grant
ISA $200 Anytime Grant Automatic
KEI $1,000 Semester grant Automatic


Searchable databases and other funding resources
GoAbroad Scholarships Directory
Foundation Center
Free Scholarships for African American and Hispanic Students
University of Minnesota: Scholarships Database
Funding for Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Michigan State's Study Abroad: An Investment in Your Future