Study Abroad Scholarships

CIEE OFFERS MORE THAN $8 MILLION EVERY YEAR IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO HELP STUDENTS LIKE YOU STUDY ABROAD.

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Money Matters

We know cost is one of the biggest barriers to studying abroad. At CIEE, we dedicate real resources to help break down the cost barriers so every student who wants to study abroad, can do so.

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    CIEE students receives a scholarship

  • 2,000

    scholarships awarded every year

It's Easy to Apply

Complete and submit the Scholarships & Grants section on your program application to be considered for CIEE funding. It's easy to complete, and you can even submit it before you pay the program application fee! Please note, need-based grants and merit scholarships require different application information and are awarded on different timelines. See below for details.

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Merit scholarships are based on academic achievement and essay. Once we start allocating awards for a term, we'll notify you regarding eligibility within two weeks of your scholarships & grants application submission.

Need-based Grants

AMOUNT NAME eligibility type application deadline
$2,500 or $1,000 CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant Eligible Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship applicants Program discount October 15 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall*
Up to $2,000 GAIN Travel Grant Demonstrated financial need based on FAFSA EFC Airfare October 15 for January, Spring 
April 1 for Summer, Fall**

 

How to Apply

 

 

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

AMOUNT NAME eligibility type Application Deadline
100% of program fee and travel costs Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Freshman or sophomore attending an MSI, GPA, Pell Grant-eligible Merit Based February 14, 2020
$2,500 or $750 McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Health GPA and essay, Program specific Merit Based  October 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall
$2,500 or $750 Ping Scholarship for Academic Excellence GPA and essay, Program specific Merit Based  October 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall
$2,500 or $750 Ritzmann Tropical and Marine Ecology Scholarship GPA and essay, Program specific Merit Based  October 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall
$2,500 or $750 Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarship GPA and essay, Program specific Merit Based  October 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall
$2,500 or $750 Wollitzer Merit Scholarship in Area or Comparative Studies GPA and essay, Program specific Merit Based  October 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall

 

How to Apply

 

 

ADDITIONAL FUNDING

AMOUNT NAME Eligibility type application deadline
100% of program fee and travel costs Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Freshman or sophomore attending an MSI, GPA, Pell Grant-eligible Program Discount February 14, 2020
$3,000 for semester
$2,000 for quarter
Open Campus Block Program Grant Nomination by Home Institution Program Discount Contact your Study Abroad Office for details
$2,000 or $1,000 or $500 or $100*** Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Grant Student attending an MSI Program Discount October 15 for Spring
April 1 for Summer, Fall
Up to $1,000 Flight Voucher Latin America or the Caribbean Flight Voucher 2020 spring or fall programs in Latin America or the Caribbean Flight Voucher November 1 for Spring
April 1 for Fall
Up to 10% off non-consecutive semester and summer programs CIEE Go Abroad Again Grant Alumni or sibling of alumni Program Discount Complete the Task on the study application
 20% discount off additional sessions Summer Session Discount Enroll in more than one four-week session Program Discount Built into multi-session program costs

 

How to Apply

 

 

Additional Resources

There are additional study abroad funding options available. Speak with your study abroad office for ideas and more information.

 

Things to Remember

Scholarships & Grants Caps

Scholarship and grant totals cannot exceed the caps established for each term. If you are selected for multiple awards, CIEE may need to reduce the size of your awards to stay within the caps. Maximum award amounts are listed below. January programs based in Latin America are not qualified to receive funding.

TERM CAP
Spring $4,000
Fall $4,000
Summer $2,000
January $1,000
Two Blocks (Quarter) $4,000
Three Blocks (Semester) $4,000

 

Important: All students applying for CIEE funding must complete the CIEE Scholarships & Grants task on their application by the published deadline. Applications completed after CIEE deadlines will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and funding may not be awarded.

*Need-Based Grants: Students must submit their CIEE Scholarships & Grants application by these dates and provide proof of an eligible application to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
**Need-Based Grants: Students eligible for a Federal Pell grant must submit their CIEE Scholarships & Grants application by these dates to be guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant. Non-Pell students should still apply, but these are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
***Additional Grants: MSI Award amounts are as follows: $2,000 for Spring or Fall Semester, $1,000 for Spring or Fall Semester Global Internship programs, $500 for Summer semester, $100 for January term. The CIEE GAIN Grant has no cash value. This is a credit with our partner travel agency. If you are selected for a GAIN Travel Grant, CIEE will not reimburse you for out of pocket travel costs.

 

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Questions?

Our Admissions Coordinators are happy to answer any questions you might have. Call us at: 1-844-484-5687