Center for International Services & Programs

Scholarships

Cleveland State Typical Award Eligibility
CISP Education Abroad Scholarship ~$500 Term  Undergraduates w/ GPA of 2.75+
Graduates w/ GPA of 3.2+
John D. Holm Opportunity Scholarship Varies Socially or economically disadvantaged undergraduate w/ GPA 2.75+
John A. Chao Memorial ~$300-$700 Term  Study in China or Taiwan 
Ohio Sponsored Typical Award Eligibility
Cleveland Foundation Varies Varies
Ohio International Consortium $500 Term Rising Junior w/ GPA of 3.0+, foreign language
Ohio Foreign Language Association $500 Term Enrolled in Teaching Licensure
Nationally Sponsored Typical Award Eligibility
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 in Critical Language area.
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 2014-15.
Gilman International Scholarship $5,000 Term Federal Pell Grant Recipients 
Boren Undergraduate Scholarship $10,000 Semester  Immersion experience in foreign language deemed important to U.S. national security. 
Golden Key Society $1,000 Term  Chapter Members
Marandon Scholarship ~$1,500 Students traveling to France;
Deadline: Dec 15th
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 
Institute for International Public Policy 5 Year Sequence, 6 Programs Sophomore w/ GPA of 3.2+; Under-Represented Minority (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander)
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association $1,000 Term  Study in United Kingdom
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 Scholarship Tuition and accomodation fully covered, monthly stipend  Basic knowledge of Chinese. 
SR Education Group $2,000  Legal resident of the US; enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the US. 
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia $3,000-$7,000 Click Here for a List of Requirements
Global Studies Foundation Scholarship Varies US citizens and currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution.
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 $500 Semester Grant
$250 Summer Grant
Automatic
AIFS $400 Semester Grant
$200 Summer Grant
Automatic
ISA $200 Anytime Grant Automatic
Athena Study Abroad $200 anytime grant automatic

 

Searchable databases and other funding resources
AllAbroad.us
Foundation Center
DiversityAbroad.com
IIEPassport StudyAbroadFunding.org
Studyabroad.com
Fastweb.com
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