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Found your perfect program? Now it's time to explore costs as well as available financial aid and scholarships. Don't forget to check with the Rollins Office of External Fellowships and Scholarships on the first floor of Kathleen W. Rollins Hall. Danielle Abdon, Ph.D. 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 Program Scholarships
CLA students can apply for limited, need-based scholarships on all Field Studies and Approved Summer Programs. Awards range from $200 to $1,800, based on need-level. Students can submit the Need-Based Scholarship Application in their online RIPA application.

Holt students are also encouraged to submit the Need-Based Scholarship Application. If applying for credit-bearing Field Studies/Approved Summer Programs, students will be reviewed by the Holt School. If applying for non-credit bearing programs, students will be reviewed by International Programs.
Departmental Funding
In rare cases, certain academic departments 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. Priority is given to majors. Check the Rollins Department of Art website for more info.

Approved Semester Program Scholarships
CLA/Holt students may apply for the Need-Based Scholarship Application as part of their online RIPA application (accessed through FoxLink). These scholarships are meant to off-set the cost of international airfare, and, in rare cases, other costs associated with studying abroad. Please refer to the application inside RIPA for further details.
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). More information can be found on the SHIP website.

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. Students pursuing summer internships abroad can apply for this to cover costs such as: transportation, housing, living expenses, internship course fees, etc. For more info visit the CCLP website.

Scholarships for Non-Rollins ISA and TEAN Summer Programs
Eligible students must first apply for, and be admitted into, a summer program through ISA and TEAN. Further details about scholarship requirements and amounts will be discussed during the required advising session with IP and students apply in their Non-Rollins Summer Programs RIPA application. Scholarship application are rolling so the earlier you apply the better. Final deadline: April 3, 2023.
Peterson Summer Scholarship for Study in Italy
CLA and Holt students can apply for the Peterson, which helps with costs related to tuition and travel for studying abroad in Italy for the summer. Students must first find a summer study abroad program in Italy, then begin a RIPA for Non-Rollins Summer Programs. Applications are reviewed by staff in IP and an Art History faculty member based on the merits of application, the student's academic standing (GPA 3.2 or higher), academic letter of recommendation, financial need, and connection to Italy. Scholarship application deadline: April 3, 2023.

George & Maeching Kao Scholarship for Chinese Studies
Each year, up to five scholarships 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 Semester Programs, intensive summer study programs, or faculty-led collaborative research. Scholarship application deadline for winter and spring 2023: September 26, 2022; for non-Rollins summer 2023: April 3, 2023; for fall 2023: March 3, 2023.

For semester programs, IP will send students the application to apply, and it is due at the same time as the program application. For non-Rollins summer programs, students apply in their RIPA application. Applications are reviewed by staff in IP and faculty members in Asian Studies based on the merits of application, the student’s academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher) and financial need. The award (up to $2,400) can be used to cover expenses such as tuition, textbooks, travel costs, etc. In the event that a student withdraws or fails to meet the minimum requirement of the overseas program/project, the recipient will be asked to refund the whole or partial scholarship to the College.

Scholarships Outside Rollins

Boren Scholarship
Provides 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: February 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST for 2023/2024 programs with start dates from June 4, 2023 to March 1, 2024.

Gilman Scholarship
Offers scholarships 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. Countries currently on the U.S. State Department Travel Warning list are excluded.

Deadline: March 9 for programs that start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024
Deadline: October 3 for programs that start between December 1, 2023, to October 31, 2024

Gilman-McCain Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the Gilman International Scholarship Program, 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: March 9 for programs that start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

Provides 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, and must be planning to study abroad for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Deadline: March 28 for programs in summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA offers scholarships for student groups that are underrepresented in study abroad (for example, 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 can apply and 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)
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.

Deadlines: typically mid- to late-January for upcoming Summer, Fall, and Academic Year scholarships.

The Bridging Foundation Scholarship (for semester studies in Japan)
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in 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 to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. 

Deadline: March 15 for fall 2023 or spring 2024

The Going Abroad Scholarship
Going's (formerly Scott's Cheap Flights) mission is to help people travel and experience the world. Since 2017, they've helped young travelers get out there and get going. Twice a year, two outstanding students will win $1,500 scholarships towards their upcoming study abroad program.

Scholarship application deadlines are 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. 

The application deadline is typically mid- to late December of each year.

Good College Scholarship 
Open to any college student who is studying at another university abroad. Applications must write a short essay on why they chose their specific study abroad location. 

The application deadline is typically early November of each year.

Program-Specific Scholarships
Many of our partner programs also offer scholarships for students. For more information about financial aid and scholarships check your program's website.

CAPA offers a variety of grants and need-based scholarships. Rollins students can attend programs in London (semester) and Ireland (summer).
SIT does a Pell Grant match and gives $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, full-ride) for their semester and summer programs. Rollins is partnered with their program in New Zealand.
IAU College offers several merit-based and need-based scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities for semester students.

New Zealand
> New Zealand’s Department of Education (ENZ) provides 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 Univ. of Otago is committed to the USA’s IIE Generation Study Abroad Initiative to increase the number of American students studying overseas. In turn, Otago is offering a housing scholarship (worth approximately $2,900) that can be applied towards your overall Rollins study abroad fees. For more information, visit the University of Otago website. NOTE: Do not apply to Otago through this link, ONLY apply for the scholarship.

Other Helpful Resources:

Rotary Club scholarships: Rotary Clubs often offer scholarships to students pursuing opportunities abroad. Students can usually apply through their local Rotary Club for these scholarships. Check with your hometown’s local Rotary club to see what resources are available. 

45 Scholarships for Study Abroad Around the World (Article)

Fastweb Scholarships for study abroad

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

Scholarships for studies in Australia 

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