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Students studying abroad on a GW Exchange for the Fall Semester are eligible to receive an automatic $1500 tuition award if they join the Focus on Fall Abroad Community!

External Scholarships

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Additional scholarship opportunities may be available through the U.S. and foreign governments as well as private organizations that may be related to a particular study abroad location and study goals.

U.S. Government Sponosored Scholarships

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards up to $5,000 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 and intern abroad programs worldwide.  Open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad, the Gilman Scholarship program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Our office in collaboration with the GW Gilman Alumni Association offers services to interested students including advising workshops, essay/application tips, and one-on-one advising.  For more information, please contact the Office for Study Abroad

The Boren Awards for International Study provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Applicants identify how their study abroad programs or overseas projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. For more detailed information regarding the Boren Awards for International Study please contact the GW Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Interested GW Students should contact the GW Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research for more information. 

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program (FLAS) provides varies amounts for Summer Fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students, up to $5,000. The Summer FLAS supports undergraduates and graduates enrolled in both domestic and overseas programs of intensive language study. Undergraduate students who have reached intermediate or advanced proficiency in the following target languages are eligible to apply: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Persian, and Turkish. For more information, click here, or contact the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research. 

The Freeman-Asia Scholarship provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Scholarship recipients can receive up to $3,000 for Summer; up to $5,000 for Semester; and up tp $7,000 for Academic Year study. 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc China Study Abroad Program is a fully-funded summer program geared towards African-American STEM, Business, and International Affairs majors who live or attend schools in CBC Member Districts. This program is for students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of undergraduate education. International travel and accommodations are provided from Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc Japan Study Abroad Program is a fully-funded summer program geared towards African-American STEM, Business, and International Affairs majors who live or attend schools in CBC Member Districts. This program is for students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of undergraduate education. International travel and accommodations are provided from Washington, D.C.

The Fund for Education Abroad provides up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); minimum $1,250 (summer) for undergraduate students partcipating on credit-cearing study abroad programs lasting at least 4 weeks. Scholarship preference given but are not limited to: Minority students, First-generation college students, Community college students, Students with disabilities, Student Athletes, Veterans, Returning learners. 

Turkish Coalition of America scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university study abroad program in Turkey. 

Additional Study Abroad Scholarship, Fellowship, and Grant Resources:

Students may also search for External Scholarships online to help fund their program Study Abroad program:

GW Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research - Study Abroad Fellowships

GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies - Fellowships and Grants

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

StudyAbroad.com Scholarship

NAFSA's U.S. Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant List

Exploring Abroad

Go Overseas Scholarships