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National & Regional Study Abroad Scholarships

Belmont students have successfully competed for national and regional awards for undergraduate and graduate study. These awards are for students who have compiled outstanding academic records and offer exceptional opportunities for international study or advanced study in an array of disciplines and professional areas.

National Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Award: Up to $5,000 or $8,000.
US citizen, in good academic standing, receiving a Federal Pell Grant and studying abroad for a semester or full year (summer programs not eligible).
 Generally due in February for the Fall term, and in August for the Spring.
Contact: Dr. Thandi Dinani

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply. 


National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships 

Boren Scholarships provide 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, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) 

Award: Covers study abroad during the summer, fall, and/or spring. 
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen. In exchange for scholarship funding, the NSEP service requirement also stipulates that award recipients work in the federal government in positions with national security responsibilities. The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies.
Deadline: Usually in February.

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.


Global Studies Foundation Student Grant 

Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who are already studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. The foundation is particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages. Grant recipients are expected to share this experience with others upon his or her return, ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. 

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen. 
Deadline: Usually July. 

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.


Fund for Education Abroad

Provides scholarships for students studying abroad. Student must be committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return. 

Deadline: Usually in November, approximately 12 to 18 months before semester abroad.

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.


Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships 

Provides generous scholarships for study abroad. Mostly for full-year programs. Application process starts with your local Rotary Club. Deadline: varies by local Club; typically between March 1 & August 15.

Apply: Contact local club via Rotary International
Contact: Faculty representative, Dr. Howard Cochran

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, promotes mutual understanding between people of other countries and America. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens for a variety of educational activities including graduate study, advanced research, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. In recent years, Belmont students have received Fulbrights to France, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Romania. 

Contact: Campus representative, email: Dr. Thomas Burns

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.

Regional Scholarships

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation offers fellowships for young professionals with an earned master's degree to gain an understanding of contemporary Europe through professional experience, travel, and lectures. The Foundation also offers fellowships for US university graduates with German language proficiency to serve as English language tutors in Germany. 

Contact: Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier, Faculty Advisor

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.


Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan 

The American Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. 

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; undergraduate students majoring in any field of study. 
Deadline: Early April for following academic year. 

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply.


Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships fund two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom in a variety of disciplines.

Eligibility: A GPA of 3.7 is required, and applicants must be under 26 years old. 
Deadline: The application deadline is early October. 
Contact: Dr. Doug Bisson, Faculty Advisor

More information about eligibility, exact application dates and to apply


BUTEX The Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)

offer scholarships of £500 (pounds sterling) to students studying at a member university in the UK. Scholarships are available for a semester or a year. Deadline: Usually late May Application: BUTEX Scholarships

Churchill Scholarship 

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships are awarded for one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge. Acceptable fields include mathematics, biology, biochemistry, physical anthropology, computer speech and language processing, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematical statistics. This scholarship is research oriented. Contact: Dr. Mike Pinter, Faculty Advisor

Congress - Bundestag Youth Exchange

The Congress - Bundestag program offers students an exciting opportunity to work and study in Germany for one year. The program year consists of 2 months of intensive German language instruction (no prior German language skills required!), 4 months of classroom instruction at a German university or vocational school, and a 5-month internship in the participant's career field, all while living with a host family or in a shared-apartment. It is open to applicants between the ages of 18-24 in all fields, though "target" fields are business, engineering, agriculture, and vocational fields. The program is funded by the US Congress and German Bundestag through a US State Department grant.


Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes

Scholarship recipients receive complete funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. The program offers intensive overseas study in the critical-need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Eligibility: U.S. citizens Deadline: Usually in January Application: Critical Language Scholarship


Fund for International Service Learning

FISL is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students enrolled in or applying to international service-learning programs. $500 scholarship awards to students who can prove that they have been accepted into an accredited service-learning program. Eligibility: Participation in an accredited service-learning program. Deadline: Usually November 15 (applications open October 1). Application: FISL


Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program invites university graduates to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. JET Program participants work as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) in public schools alongside Japanese teachers to introduce the English language and American culture or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIR) in local government offices translating, interpreting and promoting international relations. Award: Transportation to Japan and salary for one year working in Japan. The contract can be renewed for up to three years' total service, or in exceptional cases, up to five. Eligibility: US citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree by July 1 of the departure year. Must be native or near-native English speakers. Coordinators for International Relations must also have advanced proficiency in Japanese. Deadline: Usually mid-November Application: JET program application Contact: Dr. Howard Cochran, Faculty Advisor


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany from four to ten months. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Summer scholarships are also available. Eligibility: Varies by award Deadline: Usually late January Application: German Academic Exchange Service Contact: Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier, Faculty Advisor


Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program, administered by Fulbright Canada, provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Students may choose from 15 Canadian universities, taking courses for direct credit or transfer (dependent on circumstances). Amount: $5,000-$10,000 plus travel and health insurance allowances. Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, fluent in English or in French where appropriate. Deadline: Usually in November Application: Killiam Fellowships


Lingnan University Visiting Tutors

This one year, renewable, funded residency at Lingnan University in Hong Kong offers a Belmont graduate the opportunity to develop co-curricular programming to help Lingnan undergraduates enhance English language skills. Many Belmont students have benefitted from this opportunity to live in Asia and to build leadership skills in an international context. Contact: Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn, Faculty Advisor


Mitchell Scholarship

George Mitchell Scholarships fund one year of graduate study in a variety of disciplines at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The application deadline is usually early October. Contact: Dr. Doug Bisson, Faculty Advisor


Morgan Stanley Scholarship

Morgan Stanley will award two $7,500 scholarships to US students who are studying in Japan for the academic year 2010-2011. Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan. Winners will be awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies. Students typically must spend an entire academic year in Japan. Award: $7,500. Eligibility: juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan. Application: Available through American Association of Teachers of Japanese Deadline: Usually due in April.


Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program

The Awards are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation. Each student will be given the opportunity to spend a summer in a professional position with the United States Department of State. The three fellowship posts are the Embassy in London, the Embassy in Paris, or the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington, D.C. The Harriman Fellowship Program is nationally competitive and highly selective. Offering an eleven-week service opportunity, as well as a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses. Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, junior or senior, acceptance into US Department of State Internship Program. Deadline: Usually in November Application: Pamela Harriman Fellowships


Study & Internship Program(SIP) in Germany

UAS7, a consortium of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences, offers a unique educational experience involving one semester of study at one of our exchange partner institutions, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, followed by a six-month internship in a company or research institute in Germany. Tuition fees are waived for recipients, and there is a monthly allowance for living expenses, as well as an additional allowance for travel. Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident; currently enrolled as Sophomore or Junior in one of these fields - engineering, science, life sciences; business, management, economics; architecture, art, design; journalism, social work. Deadline: Usually February Application: UAS7 SIP


William J. Clinton Scholars Program (American University in Dubai)

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation by strengthening the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence through its work in racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation. In partnership with AUD, the program gives US-based students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Amount: Variable Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident studying at the American University in Dubai. Deadlines: March 15 for fall; October 15 for spring; February 15 for summer. Application: AUD Diversity and Minority Scholarships