UMass Lowell Students May Be Eligible for the Following Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program:
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was developed to reduce barriers to study abroad by providing assistance to those undergraduate students in two- or four-year institutions who demonstrate financial need. This program provides awards for study abroad for US citizen or US national students who are receiving federal need-based financial aid. Please note that CIS will grant an additional $500 to the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship recipients! For additional information please visit: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Boren Scholarships & Fellowships:
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in the world regions critical to US interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. For additional information please visit: http://www.borenawards.org/
The German Academic Exchange Service offers various scholarship opportunities to study in Germany. More information can be found on the scholarship search Web site: http://www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/stipendiendatenbank/00462.en.html
This Web site offers a list of a variety of scholarships for minority/low income students as well as a general list for anyone:
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding:
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need; an online directory of scholarships, fellowships, and grants designed to help students study outside the United States. For additional information please visit: http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/
This Web site provides a list of scholarships specifically for those who wish to study abroad. http://www.internationalscholarships.com/
The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education:
The foundation is a non-profit organization, which provides scholarships for students, studying abroad in the Asia Pacific region of the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. For additional information please visit:
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Overview: The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between four and six weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
Funding for this fellowship has generously come from a private donation. Future distributions of the fellowship may rely on further donations to the Department of State.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel.
- Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application.
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States.
More Information and Application:
Other Kinds of Financial Aid
In addition, students may be permitted to use part or all of their financial-aid package for study abroad. Students should discuss this with Lisa Levesque in Financial Aid:
UMass Lowell Financial Aid