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Scholarships are a great way to help fund your study abroad program. Grants and scholarships are awarded to thousands of students every year.  We strongly encourage students to apply within Rutgers or with outside organizations (private and governmental).   

For more information, please click on the links below.  


Rutgers Scholarships


Douglass Residential College Students

Residential College also offers scholarships to Douglass students planning on studying abroad through a Rutgers-sponsored program in the fall semester, spring semester, summer or for the entire academic year. If you are a Douglass student in good academic standing wishing to pursue studies internationally, please visit the DRC website to learn more about funding opportunities. If you have questions about Douglass scholarships, please contact Lauren Zielinski, Director of Scholarships and Housing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Phi Sigma Iota Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to undergraduate members of Phi Sigma Iota based on merit (overall cumulative average, average in foreign languages taken at Rutgers, and level of study achieved).  For more information please visit the Phi Sigma Iota website.


School for Environmental and Biological Sciences Students International Summer Scholarships

Available to SEBS students only.  For more information and details about credit requirements, please visit the department's scholarships web page.


Rutgers Summer Session Scholarship

For more information about financing your summer education and scholarship opportunities, please visit the Summer Session website at:


School of Arts and Sciences

For more information about SAS Scholarships, please visit the SAS website at:


National Competitive Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman

Available to US citizens study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  Recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad. The Gilman is an extremely competitive scholarship that requires an essay and proposal, so, start the application early. For more information please visit the Gilman website. 


David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Available to all study abroad students studying abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. Applications are needed almost a year before the actual study abroad program. For more information please visit the Boren Scholarship website.


Foundation for Global Scholars

Available to all U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. students for programs during summer, fall or spring. Five different foundation scholarships are available to U.S. students who have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Students can only apply to one type of scholarship of the five offered. For more information please visit the Foundation for Global Scholars website. 


Minority/ Interest Groups


  • Scholarships- Scholarships, grants and internships information for women during their undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit the  scholarships website. Application Deadline: Varies

  • MIUSA- A list of scholarships available for women. Please visit their website for more information. Application Deadline: Varies


African Americans 

  • NAACP- Scholarships for students of color who are members or would like to become a member of NAACP. Please visit NAACP website for more information. Application Deadline: Varies

  • National Society of Black Engineers- Scholarships for African-American students pursing engineering who are members or would like to become a member of NSBE. Please visit NSEB website for more information. Application Deadline: Varies

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide for Black Students

  • UNCF- Scholarships for students of color in variety of majors. Please visit UNCF website for more information. Application Deadline: Varies


Asian Americans


Hispanic/Latino Americans 

  • Best Online Guide to Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

  • EduMed: A Medical Student's Best Education Resource
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute- Scholarships for Latinos who demonstrate financial need and active in public and/or community service activities in a variety of majors. Please visit CHCI website for more information.

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships open to undergraduate and graduate students and community college students intending to transfer to a 4-year college. Applicants must be US citizens or eligible non-citizens and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Most awards have deadlines in mid-February, although there are some awards with deadlines as early as mid-November and as late as July 15. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000.

  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)- Scholarships amounts are up to $2,000. Applicants must have applied to or be enrolled in a college, university or graduate student (including 2-year colleges and vocational school programs leading to an Associate’s degree). A minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required for the National Scholastic Achievement Awards, and a minimum 3.25 GPA is required for the Honors Awards. Application varies.

Diversity Scholarships 

  • Gates Millennium Scholarship-  Open to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American who are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States and receive the Pell Grant. For more information please visit the GMS website.  
  • Gotchosen- Open to US and international students who are curently in college or who have student loans. No GPA, no essay to apply. You must apply for the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship each month to be eligible for the current month’s drawing. More scholarships available here


Disability-Related Scholarships 

  • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability and must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association (AG Bell)- Offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate students with pre-lingual hearing loss ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. In order to be eligible, applicants must meet the following conditions: Spoken communication must be the primary mode of communication; the hearing loss must have been diagnosed before the applicant’s 4th birthday; the hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderate-to-profound range; and U.S. applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Non-U.S. applicants must have a minimum 80% cumulative on their transcripts or the equivalent of a 3.25 GPA. Please visit their website for more information. Application deadline:

  • American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program- Applicant must be enrolled as a full time in an undergraduate school or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, and have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability. Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

  • American Council of the Blind- Offers annual scholarships to legally blind undergraduate and graduate students in the United States, ranging from $500 to $4,000. 

  • ZIVAdream - A non-profit organization that offers a $1,500 scholarship to students with disabilities, specifically for students with mental or physical disabilities only.