Merit Scholarships

CIEE offers merit scholarships to our strongest studentsTo recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans. Merit scholarships are available for CIEE summer and semester programs.

MCDERMOTT HEALTH SCIENCES, NURSING, AND PUBLIC HEALTH MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

-$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs
-Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Community and Public Health summer, semester or year-long programs.

PING SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

-$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs
-Qualifying programs: all summer, semester or year-long CIEE programs

RITZMANN TROPICAL AND MARINE ECOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

-$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs
-Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment, or Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer, semester or year-long programs. 

STOHL INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

-$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs
-Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs that offer research opportunities. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

WOLLITZER MERIT SCHOLARSHIP IN AREA OR COMPARATIVE STUDIES

-$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs
-Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP

-To increase access to study abroad by more students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), CIEE will cover 100% of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs to participate in an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation. Learn more about the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship.

  • Note: For calendar year 2020, maximum scholarship and grant award amounts are $4,000 for spring or fall terms (two Open Campus Blocks [quarter calendar students] or three Open Campus Blocks [semester calendar students]), $2,000 for summer term and $1,000 for January term.
  • January programs based in Latin America are ineligible for CIEE funding.
  • In the event you are selected for multiple awards, CIEE may contact you to revise the size of your award total.
  • Important: All students applying for CIEE funding must complete the CIEE Scholarships and Grants task on their application by the published CIEE scholarships and grants deadlines. Applications completed after CIEE deadlines will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may not be eligible for awards.

How to Apply