Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities through various programs and organizations outside of USF. The following guide may assist in your funding research.

There are multiple scholarship opportunities available for students studying abroad during Academic Year 2024-2025, Fall 2024, Summer 2024,  including program specific scholarships:

General study abroad scholarships:

Comprehensive directories of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to find funding for study outside the US at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study.

  • Gilman Scholarship  - For recipients of a Federal Pell Grant. Deadlines are in October and March every year.
  • Gilman- McCain Scholarship - for children or dependents of active or activated U.S. military members. Deadlines are in August and October every year.
  • Boren Awards for International Study - Open to studies in regions critical to U.S. interests
  • Freeman-Asia  - For students who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia
  • Fund for Education Abroad - For students studying abroad for the short term, a summer, or a semester. Please refer to website for deadlines.
  • Diverse International Women of Color- DIWC mission is to inspire, encourage and promote opportunities for women of color to travel abroad, experience different cultures and broaden their horizons beyond the United States.
  • Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars - Over $8 Million in scholarships for Hispanic study abroad. The HSAS Scholarship offers $1,000 per semester to students of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) attending Global Learning Semesters programs.
  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) David Boren Scholarships - Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
  • The Rainbow Scholarship -  The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships - The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.