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.

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.

  • American Association of University Women - the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world, supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
  • 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.

IIE American Passport Program Institution!The University of San Francisco is proud to have been selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive an IIE American Passport Project grant that will enable up to 25 USF students to obtain a U.S. passport and support their study abroad journeys.

It has long been part of IIE’s mission to increase participation and diversity in study abroad, so that all students can gain the academic and career benefits of international experience. For students of limited means, studying abroad can require long-term planning and involve financial hurdles, like the cost of a passport, which could bar them from moving forward.

Through the IIE American Passport Project, IIE plans to have enabled 10,000 students to have passports by the end of this decade. Each year, IIE will help 1,000 college students obtain a U.S. passport by awarding funds to approximately 40 U.S. colleges and universities in the IIENetwork. 

The Center for Global Education encourages first-year Pell-grant recipient students to complete an eligibility form in order to move forward in the nomination process. Eligible students will be nominated in the order they apply, so it is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The deadline to complete this form is October 14, 2022. Nominated students will be contacted via email by the study abroad office.