The number one reason you don't get a scholarship is because you don't apply! 

Many scholarships are available, be sure to read the criteria and eligibility requirements, and apply

WWU Scholarships

Scholarship Thank You Letter Template

Affiliate Program Scholarships

Scholarships are available to WWU students participating in specific affiliate study abroad programs.

Other Scholarships & Financial Resources

Please note that eligibility, requirements and application procedures will vary for each scholarship. 

AAUW Fellowships and Grants
Supports aspiring scholars, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Study Abroad Scholarships

The American Austrian Foundation
The AAF provides fellowships for postgraduate education in medicine, media and the arts. Each year we award more then 1500 fellowships on a meritocratic basis to qualified recipients.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) 
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Asia Exchange 
Asia Exchange wishes to encourage students to study abroad in Asia. We award scholarships in value of up to 500 €.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Awards of up to $7500 per year to undergraduate science and mathematics students for their last year or two of undergraduate study and planning a career in science or mathematics. Awards in two categories: two-year scholarships to those who will be juniors and one-year scholarships to those who will be seniors. Must have at least a B average and be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national.
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BRIC Language Systems Go Global Scholarship
We are a company that is dedicated to education and language learning and we are committed to helping students get the global experience that they need to thrive in their careers. That is the genesis of the BRIC “Go Global” Scholarship which awards one recipient a $1,000 scholarship to help further their education and language learning. Summer deadline: May 4; All other terms: June 30.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Scholarships are $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).

Are you interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? Consider doing an internship in China! Annual Scholarship Program
CRCC Asia’s China Internship Program provides one, two, or three month internships in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Fluent English is the only language requirement and there is a program start date each month of the year.
We work with over 400 top companies in China to offer a wide range of placements across various industries including finance, law, marketing/PR, engineering, accounting, pharmaceuticals, NGO's and many others. All accommodation and visa processing is included in the program, as well as a variety of social and business events. 
CRCC Asia currently has over 4000 alumni from more than 150 countries worldwide, who have all benefited from the CRCC Asia China Internship Program.
To read about our programs, please visit and to apply for one of our scholarships, fill out the CRCC Asia application form.

CEA Global Education
CEA Global Education offers a variety of scholarships for their programs abroad.

Churchill Foundation Scholarship 
For graduate students

College Board
Online tool to do scholarship search that matches your education level, talents, and background

College Net
Online database of scholarships

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Scholarship
Awarded annually since 1992, CAPAL's scholarships have enabled promising students with leadership potential to pursue public service internships in Washington, DC, while learning how to influence policy decisions that affects their communities. CAPAL Scholars are awarded $2,000 each for the successful completion of a summer internship of their choice, as well as the development of a Community Action Plan.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)
Awards for students and recent graduates who are interested in experiencing German culture and everyday life through internship and study. CBYX is primarily designed for business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields may apply. Applicants from community and technical colleges are especially encouraged to apply. Participants spend a year (July - July) studying and working in their career fields while completely immersed in German language and culture.

Scholarship competition, where students can win a free trip, including airfare and housing, to do a career-related, international internship in one of 5 locations: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin or Shanghai!

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation 

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Every year, we award more than $3 million in scholarships and grants for study abroad. Our comprehensive approach addresses three distinct areas to ensure we reach students of diverse academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds: Academic Excellence Scholarships – for students who excel in academic pursuits and are devoted to specialized areas of study, Access Grants and Scholarships – for students who have historically been unable to study abroad because of financial circumstances, Ambassador Grants – for motivated, high-achieving, students who are committed to capturing and sharing the many transformative benefits of international education after they return to campus.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes  Tips & Considerations

CRCC Asia Internship Scholarships, Sanya (China)
CRCC Asia's China Internship Program in Sanya is tailored to enhance both professional and personal development by offering placements in hospitality, tourism, marketing and general business with high-end international hotels. Sanya is often referred to as China's Hawaii, combining beautiful blue sky, long sandy beaches and clear waters. It is the nation's most popular holiday destination. Fluent English is the only language requirement and all accommodation and visa processing is included in the program, as well as a schedule of social and business events. We have over 3500 alumni from more than 150 countries worldwide, who have all benefited from the CRCC Asia China Internship Program.

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and higher education institutions of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to faculty, for study and research in Germany.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Funding students working for social change. Study Abroad Scholarship
Offers ten, $500 scholarships for full-time undergraduate students studying abroad. Students participating in Diversity Abroad partner organizations are eligible.

Eastern European Study Abroad (EESA)

Elyse C. Alper Scholarship WWU
Don and Jan Alper established this scholarship in 2010 to honor and celebrate the life of their daughter Elyse and carry forward her lifelong joy of traveling and establishing friendships across continents. This scholarship provides opportunities for students to study outside the United States at recognized universities and to further promote greater international understanding and goodwill. Amount to be awarded verified annually, typical award amount is $3,000.

FastWeb Scholarship Search
Provides free customized scholarship search after user fills out profile. E-mail updates are then provided of scholarships based on the profile.

FinAid! (National Association of Financial Aid Administrators)
Resource for financial aid including study abroad.  Website of the main US professional association for financial aid administrators provides scholarship searches and extensive information about financial aid.

Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students

Foundation for Asia-Pacific Education
The Foundation awards scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience in the Asia Pacific region.  Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.  Students may may apply for any of the four scholarships available from the Foundation provided you meet the eligibility requirements for each one.  They are:

  • Foundation for Asia Pacific Education General Scholarship
  • STA Travel, Inc. Scholarship
  • Globe Trot - Employees, Family and Friends of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship
  • Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship

Freeman ASIA
Freeman ASIA awards encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. Awards are in the amount of $3000 (semester), $5000 (semester/qtr) and $7000 (academic year).  5 Tips when applying for the Freeman - Asia Scholarship

Fulbright Grants
A wide range of one-year grants to support study, research, and/or teaching abroad. Over 100 countries participate. May include study at a foreign university, research, classes at a conservatory or art school, special project in the social sciences or sciences, or combinations thereof. US citizen; BA or equivalent.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.

Fund My Travel
An excellent way for students to create their own travel campaign and raise money for their program, and then share it with family and friends on Facebook and through email.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Scholarships to study or conduct research at Cambridge University with long-term goal of producing future leaders to address global problems related to heath, equality, technology, and learning. Applicants must be admitted to a Cambridge College.

German Chancellor Scholarship Program
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards twenty German Chancellor scholarships each year to young professionals with outstanding credentials and leadership qualities who want to do research in Germany for one year. The scholarships are awarded to ten U.S. citizens in the private, public, not-for profit, cultural and academic sectors. Prior knowledge of German is not required.

Global Affairs Canada
Global Affairs Canada, through its International Scholarships Program (ISP) is responsible for the management and administration of a number of international scholarship opportunities for Canadians and non-Canadians.

The Guide to Studying Abroad and Scholarships​

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Gilman Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.  Gilman Scholarship Info for Students

Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.  Tips & Considerations
Critical Need Languages include:
    Arabic (all dialects)
    Chinese (all dialects)
    Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
    Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
    Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi)
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Golden Key
Providing a means for hope, Golden Key offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards each year, including those for both undergrad and graduate students. This is just one of the many ways the Society enables members to realize their potential through the Golden Key legacy never failing commitment to the advancement of Academics, Leadership and Service.

GO! OVERSEAS Scholarships
GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. - 42 Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants to Apply for in 2020

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Scholarships for full-time junior level college students who are planning a career in public service. Provides up to $3,000 for senior year and $27,000 for graduate studies in the US or abroad.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School
Merit- & Need-Based Scholarships available.  Scholarships available for ieiMedia Jerusalem program.

Henry Luce Foundation: Luce Scholars Program 
For graduate students

Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel Fellowship 

HI USA Explore The World Scholarship   

Hilary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates Hilary's love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community and her contagious love of life. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the Hilary Echo Douglas Scholarship will award up to $5000 to a student.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 
Study Abroad Scholarship Programs

Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
IIE Travel Grants were made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. With the goal to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, a cohort of exceptional undergraduate students were selected, with consideration given to the following factors: financial need; status as first-generation college students; status as members of underrepresented racial/ethnic/gender groups; disabilities; and the lack of experience with travel abroad.
India Study Abroad Center
We offer the largest portfolio of programs in India with quality standards that meet global expectations. We are delighted to offer partial scholarships on our Rural and Urban programs.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
Website provides free searches for scholarships for study abroad.

International Scrum Institute Scholarship
The International Scrum Institute, a champion of learning, founded the International Scrum Institute Scholarship to help students reach their education goals with a $1000 award.    

International Studies Abroad (ISA) Scholarship Awards
ISA awards $60,000 in scholarships each year to students who are participating in ISA's programs.

The Intern Group

Scholarships are provided to ambitious and global-minded individuals who live our organization's values: teamwork, global leadership, continuous learning and people focus.
ISEP Travel Scholarships
ISEP students may apply to ISEP scholarships to Australia, Africa, South America, France, Germany and Leiden University.
iVisa Annual Scholarship
* Must have a 2.5 GPA or the equivalent to a 2.5 GPA.
* Must be a student at the time of application and on the 20th of May.
* Must write a 500 word story (in PDF format) by the deadline of May 15th of every year. 
* A winner will be chosen on the 20th of May of each year
All applications should be sent to:

Japanese Government Scholarships
The Japanese Government offers scholarships to U.S. citizens living in Washington through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle. Scholarship benefits include: monthly stipend, airfare, arrival allowance, tuition, and accommodations.

Jerome Foundation
Travel & Study Grant Program 
Killam Fellowship Program  
The Killam Fellowships Program is for undergraduates students attending a four-year degree granting university that plans to study abroad in Canada. Student must have good academic standing, U.S. citizenship, superior academic record, and proficiency in English.

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund
The Sons of Norway Foundation makes a positive impact through the distribution and award of scholarships and grants. We're dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals, and steadfast in our work to empower youth, heritage and cultural projects throughout your communities.

Kosciuszko Foundation
Year Abroad in Poland Scholarship 

LIVFund Learn, Intern and Volunteer in Latin America
LIVFund is excited to offer its scholarship in 21 countries including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. The scholarship competition is open to anyone who meets the eligibility conditions and needs help covering program or living abroad expenses.

Marshall Scholarships 
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. 

MoneyGeek Smarter Financial Decisions
Scholarships, Grants & Loans and Planning For a Successful Semester or Degree Abroad

Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship
Morgan Stanley Japan is awarding two $7,500 scholarships to US students who will be studying in Japan for the academic year. Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Awards of up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must be either 1) outstanding college sophomores or juniors intending a career in public policy, or 2) current sophomores or juniors who are Native American or Alaska Native with outstanding potential and intending a career in health care or tribal policy. Must have at least a "B" average and be US citizen, resident alien or US national.

Music Skanner
Scanning the World of Music. Scholarships available for students with a passion for music.

NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List

National Science Foundation
Encourages U.S. scientists, engineers, and their institutions to enhance their research and education programs through international cooperation.

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
NSEP Boren Scholarships provide funding for summer, semester or yearlong study. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer; $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full academic year. NSEP emphasizes the importance of language study as a major component of the study abroad program.
NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Visit the Boren Awards to learn more about the Awards for International Study program and to begin the application process. All applications must be completed online. 

Phi Kappa Phi Internship and Study Abroad
These awards are designed specifically to recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge abroad or through work outside the academic setting.

Point Foundation (Point) The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
The nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students.

The Pride Foundation
Providing essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ students across the Northwest—particularly those who are vulnerable and continue to be marginalized.

The School for Field Studies Scholarships 

Scott’s Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship

Semester at Sea/Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Made available through a partnership with, the Semester at Sea/Diversity Abroad Scholarships are awarded for summer and fall voyages. Scholarships are valued at 50% off the cost of the least expensive cabin category available at the time of confirmation. Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the fall voyage. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded for the summer voyage.

Shawn Carter Foundation-Gilman International Scholarship
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults.

SIT Study Abroad
This year, SIT will award nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships.

Student Loans for Studying Abroad
The International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) is the premier provider of international student loan programs.
Study Abroad scholarship search engine.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss offers 15 scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. This scholarship program supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Provides undergraduate and graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship 
The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
USAC awards over $1 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs.

U.S. Government Scholarships

Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad
Thanks to the generosity of the late Walter Jensen, the AATF is able to offer a scholarship for study abroad to a future teacher of French. Income from gifts of stock given by Mr. Jensen will fund one $2000 scholarship per year to help a student pay for a semester or year's study abroad. This award is intended to allow a deserving student to participate in a long-term study abroad experience he or she might not otherwise be able to afford. 

Wildlands Studies Scholarships

Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship Foundation
Information on several multi-year scholarship programs for students, especially minorities, interested in international careers.