Below is a list of resources compiled by Freeman Study Abroad & Exchange advisors that are helpful when looking for funding to study abroad. Although we try to list as many as possible and to keep this list up to date, students should not limit their search to this web page. We encourage students to cast as wide a net as possible and look for funding in as many ways as possible. Remember: if someone is giving away money, they have a purpose. Figure out that purpose and whether your goals match with that purpose. Apply in time and apply for all applicable sources (some may not be specifically for study abroad). The worst they can say is "no," right? The best they can say is, "here is funding to help you attain your goals!"
Freeman Travel Abroad Award (FTAA): Need- and merit-based award amounts for students studying abroad on Freeman-approved semester or summer study abroad programs. Deadlines: September 5 for Spring; February 5 for Summer and Fall.
Benjamin Gilman Scholarship: Award amounts of up to $5,000 for students receiving Pell Grant. Nearly 3,000 scholarships are awarded annually! Study abroad program must be a minimum of four weeks (28 days). Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Deadlines are in March for Summer and Fall programs; October for Spring programs.
Fund for Education Abroad: Award amounts of up to $5,000. Study abroad program must be a minimum of four weeks (28 days). Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. January deadline for all Summer, Fall and Spring programs. Additional September deadline for Spring.
Hostelling International USA Explore the World: $2000 scholarship for Pell Grant recipients/low income students. Minimum program length: 7 days. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: March.
LewerMark Make Your Mark Scholarship: $1000 for first place and $750 for second place. Open to all U.S. students currently enrolled in a Study Abroad program in an institution of higher education. Deadline: June.
Country- and Region-Specific
ZHAW Scholarship for Semester Exchange Students: Award amounts of CHF 2,000 (approx. USD $2,000) for Freeman students studying abroad at ZHAW School of Management and Law.
Freeman-Asia Scholarship: Award amounts of up to $5,000 for students studying abroad in Asia. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
Chinese Government Scholarship - Bilateral Program: Partial and full scholarships for exchange in mainland China.
Boren Scholarships: Scholarship awards for study of "critical need" languages.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Offers a variety of scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or DACA students to apply. Award amounts and deadlines vary.
Asia Pacific Fund: Offers a variety of scholarships to students of Asian heritage. Citizenship status requirements, award amounts and deadlines vary.
Asia and Pacific Islander American Scholarships: Offers a variety of scholarships with award amounts of up to $5,000. Ethnic heritage requirements, citizenship status requirements, award amounts and deadlines vary.
NAACP/UNCF Scholarships: Offers a variety of scholarships of various award amounts. Racial/ethnic heritage requirements, citizenship status requirements, award amounts and deadlines vary.
National Italian American Foundation: Scholarship awards of up to $12,000 to students of Italian heritage. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. March deadline.
Point Foundation: Scholarship awards of various amounts designated for members of the LGBTQ community. No citizenship status requirements.
Scholarship Search Sites
www.military.com/ and search for "scholarships" if you have any US Military affiliation
Other Funding Opportunities
- Tulane Financial Aid Office
- Tulane Honors Program Scholarships & Fellowships List
- Research additional scholarship opportunities through the following:
- National Chapters of Honor Societies or fraternities/sororities
- Church or other religious organizations
- Organizations related to your heritage
- Parent's company or their organizational affiliations
- Government website for the country you will be going to
- You may also wish to consider raising money using crowd-funding websites such as FundMyTravel or GoFundMe
- Consider subletting your room or apartment while you're away, suspend your cell phone service if you won't be using it while abroad, and put your car insurance on hold while you're out of the country.