Study Abroad Scholarships

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 


PSI Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad: Phi Sigma Iota chapter scholarships are available for members and prospective members of Phi Sigma Iota, the National Foreign Language Honor Society. The chapter scholarship will be awarded for summer study abroad. While preference is given to current and prospective members of Phi Sigma Iota, all Rutgers students may apply. Applications are due by noon on April 1, 2020.

Apply Now! PSI Summer Study Abroad 2020

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. Applications will open for the Summer 2015 and Fall/AY 2015 in January and the deadline is March 3, 2015.

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. Applications are submitted through the Office of Distinguished Fellowships. Deadline: February 5, 2015 for the 2015-2016 study abroad programs.

Foundation for Global Scholars- 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.  Application Deadline: Programs that begin April 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015 is TBD.

Fund for Education Abroad- Available to all U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. students for programs during summer, fall or spring.  Often, students must apply more than a year in advance. There are different type of scholarships so review the website, like the Rainbow Scholarship and the Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship. For more information please visit the Fund for Education Abroad website. Application Deadline: The application process for the 2015-2016 academic year (summer 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016) will open on November 18, 2014.


Minority/ Interest Groups


  • Scholarships- Scholarships, grants and internships information for women during their undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit 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 
  • 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 

  • 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. Application deadline: For the 2015 application will launch in late September. 
  • Hispanic College Fund (HCF)- Most of the scholarships were granted to students majoring in business, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Applicants must also be US citizens or permanent residents. Application deadline varies.  
  • 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.  Application deadline: January 14, 2015. 
  • BG Scholarship- Open to students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or an international students that is enrolled in school in the USA. You can submit a need-based or merit-based application. Issue one award per month of $300. Application deadline: varies. 
  • 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. Application deadline: varies


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. Application deadline: TBD. 
  • 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:
    The 2015 program (for the 2015-16 school year) will open sometime in January.
  • 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. Application deadline: November 15, 2014. 
  • 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. Application deadline: TBD.
  • American Foundation for the Blind- Offers scholarships to students who are legally blind or have a visual acuity of 20/200 in the better eye with best correction or a visual field of no greater than 20 degrees. Application deadline: TBD.