General Scholarship Information

  • American Councils for International Education - Various study abroad funding opportunities
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International - This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship program does not have a minimum program length requirement, so short-term programs students are eligible to apply.
    Additional partnerships exist within the Gilman Scholarship such as the DAAD partnership that sets aside scholarships for Gilman-eligible students studying abroad in Germany. Students apply through the normal Gilman application. 
    SUNY Oswego students should contact Lyn Blanchfield ( for advising and assistance with this scholarship. 

  • David L. 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. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
    SUNY Oswego students should contact Lyn Blanchfield ( for advising and assistance with this scholarship. 
  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships - Scholarships for diverse students including minority, low-income, and first-generation students. 
  • Diverse International Women of Color - Diverse International Women of Color, Inc a 501c3 non profit organization that helps women of color from the United States study abroad. Our summer study abroad scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad. Each recipient will be awarded $500 to aid their study abroad experience.
  • Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships - The Fund for Education Abroad offers scholarships for students studying abroad on programs that are 4 weeks or longer. They also have a specific fund for students going on CEA CAPA programs.
  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship - The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. 
    SUNY Oswego students should contact Lyn Blanchfield ( for advising and assistance with this scholarship.  
  • Good Colleges Study Abroad Award - This scholarship provides $2,000 for living expensives.  The application includes a short essay.
  • Go Overseas Scholarship - Various scholarships for study abroad around the world.
  • IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel GrantsThe scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience.
  • Institute for International Education - This is a database of listings for study abroad funding. Students may search for opportunities by host country region, subject of student, etc.
  • Lem Garcia Law Scholarship - $1000 scholarship awarded to a passionate student with the aim of reducing some of their day-to-day financial obstacles in order to better focus on their studies. 
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Grant - Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. 
  • Rotary International Grants -  The Rotary Foundation offers grants that support a wide variety of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotary members are doing around the world.
  • Shawn Carter Scholarship FundSCSF candidates have a compelling desire to pursue higher education, in spite of many personal, socio-economic setbacks, including teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, poverty, and homelessness. They are hardworking, resilient and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local and global communities, and they turn to the SCSF to make their ambitions and dreams possible.
  • Study Abroad Journal Scholarship - The Study Abroad Journal offers one $500 scholarship. International students are welcomed and encouraged to apply. The application requires a short essay and a creative photo or video that illustrates what study abroad means to you.
  • Study Abroad Intern & Volunteer Abroad Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is specifically for students who will be interning or volunteering abroad. You are required to write a 250 word essay about why you chose to intern or volunteer abroad.
  • Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship is eligible for U.S. citizen undergraduate students. You are required to write a 500 word essay about what you hope to learn by experiencing another culture.