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Study Abroad Scholarships

If you are looking to participate in a study abroad opportunity but need assistance financing it, there are a number of external organizations that offer scholarships and grants.

Below are select resources you can use when researching possible scholarship options.

Iona College is not affiliated with these resources.

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship allows undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to travel anywhere in the world during the Spring, Fall, or Summer semester. All undergraduates planning to study abroad are encouraged to apply.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline for Summer & Fall Semester: June 1
  • Deadline for Spring Semester: October 1

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship


Anthony ONeal Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is eligible to any undergraduate student interested in study abroad. The scholarship requires an essay on the following topic: How would this scholarship help you make your dream come true?

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadlines: March 31, June 30

Anthony ONeal Study Abroad Scholarship


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This essay-based scholarship is for undergraduate students on Federal Pell Grants interested in studying abroad. More information about the essay prompt is available on the scholarship's website. Additionally, a copy of your transcript must be uploaded to the application.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: October 6, 2020

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program


Boren Awards

This scholarship is for students who are studying critical languages, International Affairs, Food Sciences, or taking summer STEM courses abroad. This scholarship may also cater to the financial needs of students in STEM fields studying abroad for a semester.

  • Amount: $2,500 - $20,000
  • Deadline: February 2021

Boren Awards


Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Any undergraduate student enrolled at a U.S. institution is eligible to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadlines: April 15, 2020; November 15, 2020

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship


Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Any undergraduate student who is a current or former Girl Scout is eligible for this scholarship.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadlines: May 15 or December 15

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation


Explore the World Travel Scholarships

Applicants must be undergraduate students between ages 18-30, a US citizen or a permanent resident, a current Pell Grant recipient and have a 2019 income level that does not exceed 300% of the 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Winners must study abroad between May 1, 2021 and August 31st, 2022.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: TBA

Explore the World Travel Scholarships


Good Colleges Study Abroad Award

This essay-themed scholarship is open to current and future college students interested in studying abroad.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: November 1, 2020

Good Colleges Study Abroad Award


The Bright!Tax Global Scholar Initiative

This essay-themed award is offered to students who exhibit a GPA 3.8 or greater, stellar non-academic achievements and financial need.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 1 for the spring award; June 1 for the fall awards

The Bright!Tax Global Scholar Initiative


Search Databases for Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Scholarship Portal: provides access to scholarships through Europe
  • FastWeb: provides scholarships for study abroad and general college finances. Registration required.
  • CollegeBoard.org: find scholarships for free
  • Scholarships.com: provides scholarships as well as financial aid. Registration required.
  • Federal Student Aid: find U.S. government-sponsored scholarships
  • Black Excel: scholarship database for African American students
  • NAFSA: Access to other scholarship aids

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Dayna Richardson

Coordinator for Civic & Global Engagement