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In addition to the information below, you can also check with the Rollins Office of External Fellowships and Scholarships. Dr. Kimberly Dennis, the Director of Fellowships, can help you identify and apply for competitive scholarships that can help with study abroad. Learn more.

Scholarships Offered Through Rollins

Field Study & Approved Summer Programs

Need Based Scholarship: Need Based Scholarship: CLA/Holt students may apply for the Need-Based Scholarship as part of their online RIPA (accessed through MyRollins). These scholarships are meant to help off-set the program costsAwards range from $500-$2500. Scholarships post to the Student Account in late January (for programs in Dec., Jan. and March) and late May (for summer programs). 

To provide access to these programs for as many students as possible, students who received funding from Rollins for a Field Study or Summer Approved program will generally not receive funding for a second Field Study/Summer Program. Students who received funding from Rollins for a semester program, may still receive funding for Field Study/Summer, but award amount may be impacted.

Non-Rollins Programs

Non-Rollins ISA and TEAN Summer Program Scholarships: This scholarship is offered for students who have historically been underrepresented in study abroad. These identities include, but are not limited to, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, LGBTQIA+, First Generation College Students, Students with Disabilities, Pell Grant Recipients, or Student Athletes. Eligible students must first apply for, and be admitted into, an ISA or TEAN summer program. To apply, start a “Non-Rollins Summer Programs” RIPA and complete the scholarship application within. Scholarship applications are rolling, so the earlier you apply, the better. Deadline: April 3, 2024. 

Scholarships for High-Impact Practices (SHIP): Only applicable for students participating in NON-ROLLINS PROGRAMS. Eligible students must be pursuing high-impact educational opportunities not funded through other areas of the college. Awards are based on merit, available funds, and the applicability of the funds to high-impact practices (HIPs).  

Rollins Gateway Fellows Internship Funding: The Center for Career and Life Planning offers funding for students pursuing internships in the summer. Funding will be awarded based on the evaluation of application materials and the internship opportunity, as well as financial need. 

Department/Country-Specific Funding & Scholarships

Departmental Funding: Certain academic departments may have funding available for study abroad. However, such funding is typically coordinated through International Programs to ensure that financial support is dispersed across as many students as possible.

Art Department Research/Travel Grant Scholarships: The Department of Art and Art History offers scholarships to applicants who have declared or are exploring a major in Art History and Studio Art. Funds can be used for travel opportunities (domestic and international) such as semester abroad programs, field studies, non-Rollins programs, internships, etc.  

George & Maeching Kao Scholarship for Chinese Studies: Scholarships (up to $2400) are awarded to eligible undergraduate students pursuing in-depth study of Chinese language, culture or other academic subjects related to China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Kao scholarship is applicable to Field Studies, Rollins Approved Summer and Semester Programs, and non-Rollins programs, and for research and internships.  


  • February 23, 2024 for Fall semester 2024 
  • April 3, 2024 for non-Rollins Summer 2024 
  • Late September 2024 for Spring semester 2025 and Winter Field Studies. 

Students applying to eligible Rollins Approved Semester, Summer and Field Study Programs will be invited to apply. For non-Rollins summer programs, students apply in their RIPA application. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of application, academic standing and financial need.  

Scholarships Outside Rollins

Underrepresented Students/High Financial Need

Gilman Scholarship
Offers scholarships up to $5,000 to U.S. citizens who currently receive a Federal Pell Grant and who will be studying abroad on a credit-bearing program of any length. Deadlines: October 5, 2023 for programs that start between December 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024; March 7, 2024 for programs that start between May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025. NOTE: Countries currently on the U.S. State Department Travel Warning list are excluded. 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship Offers awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active-duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. This scholarship is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Deadline: October 5, 2023 for programs that start between December 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024; March 7, 2024 for programs that start between May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025. 

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
Offers scholarships for student groups that are underrepresented in study abroad (ex: minority students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+, athletes, U.S. military veterans) and those destined for non-traditional locations (for example, non-English speaking countries outside Western Europe). Students are considered for a range of scholarships including general and program-specific awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and be participating in programs of at least 30 days in length. Deadlines: Typically mid-September for Spring programs, and mid-January for Fall and Summer programs. 

Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS)
Provides funding to students deemed underrepresented in study abroad, such as those with financial need (PELL grant recipients), U.S. military veterans, first generation college students, and ethnically diverse students. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, participating in a study abroad program of at least 28 days, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadline: typically mid- to late-January for upcoming Summer, Fall, and Academic Year scholarships. 

Program/Country-Specific Scholarships

CEA CAPA: Offers a variety of grants and need-based scholarships.  

SIT: Offers a Pell Grant match and awards $500-3,000 for Summer programs (non-Rollins) and up to $5,000 for semester.  

TEAN: Offers a number of scholarships (diversity, merit, need-based,) for their semester and summer programs.

IAU: Offers several merit-based and need-based scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities for semester students. 

ISA: Offers a number of scholarships (diversity, merit, need-based) for their semester and summer programs. 

Boren Scholarship
Unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East (the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are excluded). Deadline: January 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST. Boren Awards funding may be applied to programs starting as early as June 4, 2024 or as late as March 1, 2025. 

Scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants must:  

  • be U.S. citizens or permanent residents  
  • receive need-based financial aid  
  • have a minimum 2.8 GPA  
  • be planning to study abroad for a minimum of 8 weeks 

Deadline: March 2024 for programs in summer 2024, fall 2024 and spring 2025. 

The Bridging Foundation Scholarship: Scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in semester or year-long study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year. Deadline: March 2024 for fall 2024 or spring 2025. 

New Zealand’s Department of Education (ENZ): Two separate scholarships to which study abroad students may apply; the ENZTA and the NZUEA. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold U.S. resident status as well as a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The University of Otago is committed to the USA’s IIE Generation Study Abroad Initiative to increase the number of American students studying overseas. Otago offers a housing scholarship (worth approximately $2,900) that can be applied towards your overall Rollins study abroad fees. NOTE: Do not apply to Otago through this link, ONLY apply for the scholarship. 

General Scholarship Opportunities

The Going Abroad Scholarship
Going's mission is to help people travel and experience the world. Twice a year, two outstanding students will win $1,500 scholarships towards their upcoming study abroad program. Deadline: March 15th and October 15th. Winners will be notified by March 31st for fall study abroad and October 31st for spring study abroad. 

BrokerFish Scholarship
This scholarship requires an essay on "the importance of international insurance for expatriates." All full time, degree-seeking college students are able to apply. Deadline: Typically mid- to late December of each year. 

Good College Scholarship 
Open to college students studying at another university abroad. Applicants must write a short essay on why they chose their specific study abroad location. Deadline: Typically early November of each year. 

Other Helpful Resources

Rotary Club scholarships: Scholarships to students pursuing opportunities abroad. Students apply through their local Rotary Club. Check with your hometown’s local Rotary Club to see what resources may be available. 

40 Scholarships for Study Abroad Around the World (Article) 

Fastweb Scholarships for study abroad 

StudyPortals scholarships: Students can find different scholarships by country of study.fix

Scholarships for studies in Australia 

Scholartrip Airfare Deposits: Book flight now with small deposit. Pay balance 14 days before travel.

USA Study Abroad: Scholarships for U.S. College And University Students, including government exchange programs.fix