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Summer Scholarships

Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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Summer Scholarship Deadlines

Summer - APRIL 1
Frederick Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship - FEBRUARY 1
Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship - MARCH 7​

  • CIEE awards more than 1,000 scholarships per term

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Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

Looking for summer study abroad scholarships? We’ve got you covered, as we offer a variety of need, merit, and other scholarships & grants to help you on your journey.

Ranging from out $200 Go Abroad Again program to our $1,500 Douglass O'Connell Scholars Grant and more, our scholarships & grants help meet the needs of our students and provide more equitable access to our summer study abroad programs. Check out our summer study abroad scholarships & grants below! 

*For students participating in 2 consecutive Summer Blocks, please see the Quarter Scholarships page for award amounts.

Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Gilman Go Global GrantQualified Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship applicantsDeducted from summer program fees*$1,000
GAIN Travel GrantEFC up to 10,000 guaranteed; other EFCs considered post deadlineTravel costs to and from study abroad or internship program**$500
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) GrantCurrent attendee at an MSI. Award supports high-need students based on Student Aid Report (SAR) and availability of funds.Deducted from program fees$500

Note: EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is being replaced by SAI (Student Aid Index) for the 2024-2025 FAFSA cycle. Due to unexpected FAFSA delays during the transition, CIEE will accept the 2023-2024 FAFSA (EFC) or the 2024-2025 FAFSA (SAI) for Fall 2024. For students who provide the 2023-2024 FAFSA (EFC), we will continue to guarantee GAIN Travel Grants to those with EFCs of 10,000 or less. For students who provide the 2024-2025 FAFSA (SAI), we will guarantee GAIN Travel Grants to Pell Eligible students. Applications must received by the April 1st deadline for the guarantee. Students with high need should still apply even if they do not meet the criteria noted above.

Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.

Douglass-O'Connell Global InternshipFreshman, sophomore, or junior, Pell-eligible, 3.0 GPAEight-week summer global internship program, including airfare100% of program fee and travel costs
Douglass-O'Connell Scholars GrantQualified applicants not chosen for the Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship are guaranteed a $1,500 grant toward any 2024 or 2025 Summer Global Internship programDeduction from program fees$1,500
McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing and Public HealthAcademic achievement and acceptance into a program focused on health sciences, nursing, or public healthDeduction from program fees$750
Ping Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceAcademic achievementDeduction from program fees$750
Ritzmann Tropical and Marine Ecology ScholarshipAcademic achievement and acceptance into a program focused on tropical or marine ecologyDeduction from program fees$750
STEM ScholarshipAny STEM major studying on any CIEE Summer ProgramDeduction from program fees$500
Stohl International Undergraduate Research ScholarshipAcademic achievement and acceptance into a qualified programDeduction from program fees$750
Wollitzer Merit Scholarship in Area or Comparative StudiesAcademic achievement and acceptance into a qualified programDeduction from program fees$750

Awards are based on program, alumni status, or enrolled institution.

Summer Session DiscountEnroll in more than one four-week summer sessionDeduction off of additional sessions20% discount
Go Abroad Again GrantCIEE  alumni or sibling of alumniDeduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms$500
Refer-a-Friend RewardsOpen to all CIEE alum and participants from high school and college study abroad, teach abroad, and tefl certifications.Earn a cash reward for each person you refer who travels on a CIEE program$200 per successful referral
Trailblazer GrantStudents who travel on a qualifying spring, summer, or fall 2025 programsEarn a flight voucher for your eligible CIEE programUp to $1,500

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Read the How to Apply page to understand all your options


Complete the Scholarship & Grants application before the deadline 

(April 1/October 15, depending on your term)

FAQs About Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

If you’re wondering how to apply for summer study abroad scholarships, we’ve got you covered! Follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Search for your dream summer program and start an application  
  2. Review CIEE scholarships and grants
  3. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your application  

For more detailed instructions on how to apply to merit-based and need-based summer scholarships, check out How To Apply To Scholarships or read our blog post: How to Apply to a Study Abroad Scholarship at CIEE: 4 Steps

Summer term study abroad scholarship applications are always open, meaning you can submit the Scholarships & Grants portion of your CIEE Study Abroad application any time. Remember to submit your application by the April 1 summer programs deadline to be considered for summer funding.

While the cost of your summer study abroad program varies based on the specific program you choose, our summer programs can range anywhere from less than $5,450 to $9,250 or more. See some summer study abroad program examples below:

Terms and Conditions

*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 with an EFC of 10,000 or less must submit their CIEE Scholarships & Grants application by these dates to be guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant.  Students with EFCs above 10,000 should still apply, but they will be considered after the Scholarships and Grants Deadline. The GAIN Travel Grant is valid toward outbound and return airfare on CIEE programs. This is a credit with our partner travel agency and has no cash value. If you are selected for a GAIN Travel Grant, CIEE will not reimburse you for out of pocket travel costs.  If your institution covers your flights, you are not eligible for a GAIN Travel Grant.

Review the maximum summer scholarships caps.

Related Links 

Semester Scholarships | Quarter ScholarshipsSingle Block Scholarships  |  How to Apply