How To Apply for a Scholarship


  1. Search for and apply to your perfect study or internship abroad program
  2. Discover available funding options
  3. Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application. It's easy to complete and you can even submit it before you pay the program application fee! 

What Will You Need to Apply


  • The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number from your most recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • If you want to be considered for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant: you must provide proof your Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. 
  • If applying for need-based grants only, you do not need to complete the essay section of the Scholarships Application.


  • Complete the essay section of the Scholarships Application. In 300 words or less, explain to us how your CIEE program will impact your college experience and/or future career plans.
  • Complete the G.P.A. and transcript sections of the program application before you submit the Scholarships Application.
  • ‚ÄčIf applying for merit scholarships only, you do not need to provide any financial data.

Scholarships Application Deadlines & Notification Timeline

Grant Program Term ciee starts reviewing applications You will be notified Scholarships Application Deadline
Need-Based* Winter/Spring Summer prior Within 2 weeks    October 15
Need-Based* Summer or Fall Winter prior Within 2 weeks April 1
Merit Winter/Spring   Early November October 15
Merit Summer or Fall   Mid-April April 1

*Students who apply for Need-Based funding and do not have a Pell Eligible EFC on their FAFSA Student Aid Report will be reviewed after the noted deadlines above.


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