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Scholarships for Study Abroad

Apply early! Many of these scholarships require recommendations and well-written essays. You will not be able to complete the application in one night. 

CSB/SJU Scholarships for Study Abroad

CSB/SJU offers a number of scholarships to help support students study abroad. Students should apply directly to the Center for Global Education for these scholarships. Students applying for a scholarship do not need to be accepted into a program at time of application. The application can be accessed here. 

CSB Global Scholarships

The CSB Global Scholarship, which is offered through the Bush Foundation is awarded to CSB students who participate in a CSB/SJU sponsored international program.  This scholarship is intended to make global experiences more affordable for CSB students who demonstrate high financial need.

CSB applicants must participate in a CSB/SJU credit-bearing study abroad program (including, but not limited to, semester-long or short term study abroad and global internships). 

Recipients of this scholarship will receive awards ranging from $500 to $2000, depending on the type of program and relative need of the student.  

Deadline: March 1st, 11:59PM

Father Neal Lawrence OSB Travel Scholarship

This scholarship honors the life and work of Fr. Neal Lawrence, OSB, who spent more than 45 years in Japan. In 1993 he was honored by the Emperor and the Government of Japan for his post-WWII reconstruction work in Okinawa and his efforts on behalf of world peace and understanding with its highest cultural award, “Order of the Rising Sun.”
The scholarship provides financial assistance to CSB/SJU students studying in Japan for a semester. Preference is given to high-financial need students.

Deadline: March 1st, 11:59PM

Horton Global Scholars

The Horton Global Scholars Award will be granted to one CSB and one SJU student who are studying abroad on a CSB/SJU sponsored program for fall 2016 or spring 2017. Horton, INC., an engineering company out of Roseville, Minnesota, has donated the funds to help support study abroad students. Students applying for this award are required the complete an application, which includes a personal statement, and demonstrate unmet financial need for their semester abroad. Additionally, students can only apply if they are a declared major in the following departments: Accounting; Global Business; Economics; Computer Science; Chemistry; Environmental Studies; Physics; and Mathematics.

This scholarship will award $3,000 to one CSB and $3,000 to one SJU student. The award recipients will be required to write an exit essay about their semester abroad as well as a thank you card to Horton, Inc.

Deadline: March 1st, 11:59PM

SJU Global Scholarships 

The SJU Global Scholarships, including the Commers Family Scholarship for Johnnies Abroad, the O.W. Perlmutter Scholarship, and the Kathy Browne Memorial Scholarship, are awarded to SJU students who participate in a CSB/SJU sponsored semester program.  This scholarship is intended to make global experiences more affordable for SJU students who demonstrate high financial need.

SJU applicants must participate in a CSB/SJU semester study abroad program.

Recipients of this scholarship will receive awards ranging from $500 to $2000, depending on the type of program and relative need of the student.  

Deadline: March 1st, 11:59PM

CSB/SJU Academic Scholarships

The following scholarships are provided by various CSB/SJU academic departments. These scholarships are also available to students who are unable to study abroad. 

The Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida & Family Scholarship for French

CSB French majors who will be juniors or seniors in the fall semester are eligible for this scholarship. 
Recipients will be chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need (determined by consultation with the Financial Aid Office).
For application details and deadlines, visit the Languages and Cultures website.

The Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wang and Sister Telan Hu, O.S.B., Endowed Scholarship

The $1000 Scholarship will be given to a CSB student with U.S. citizenship who is an Asian Studies major with a concentration in Chinese and who demonstrates a strong commitment to service.
Preference is given to CSB students who are a junior or senior, have taken Chinese language courses, have a high GPA (3.5 or higher), and have high financial need. 
For application details, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, visit the Languages and Cultures website.

The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship

CSB/SJU students who have demonstrated a commitment to German Studies are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Preference is given to students who have declared a German major and who will be a junior or senior in the fall. 

For application details and deadlines, visit the Languages and Cultures website.

The Sister Margretta Nathe for German Scholarship

CSB students who have demonstrated a commitment to German Studies are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Preference is given to students who have declared a German major. who will be a junior or senior in the fall, and who demonstrate high financial need. 

For application details and deadlines, visit the Languages and Cultures website.

The Sister Renée Domeier Scholarship for Spanish

CSB students who are delcared Hispanic Studies majors and who will be juniors or seniors in Fall semester are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Recipients will be chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need (determined by consultation with the Financial Aid Office).
For application details and deadlines, visit the Department of Hispanic Studies website.

External Scholarships for Study Abroad

These scholarships are nationally competitive and may require personal statements and recommendations. The CGE is here to offer assistance with these scholarships. 

Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (DAAD)

The goal of this scholarship is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Students are encouraged to apply to this scholarship to help fund study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. 
Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. 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.
Open to students who will be juniors and seniors during their stay in Germany.
For more information and deadlines visit the German Academic Exchange Services website.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The scholarship typically awards 100 scholarships annually. 
Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
For more information visit the Bridging Scholarships website.

Deadline: Early April (Fall semester) or Early October (Spring semester)

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Boren awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests and national security (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Boren Scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures for 6 months or more currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.
For more information visit the Boren website.

Deadline: Early February

Diversity Abroad Network Scholarship

The Diversity Abroad Network "Diversity Network" will offer summer scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for students. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate high financial need, come from an ethnically diverse background, have a disability, or are first-generation college goers. 

For more information, visit the Diversity Network website

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Grants are provided to students ranging from $3,000-$7,000 based on the length of the study abroad program. Language courses abroad, as well as a service project upon return to the United States are required of recipients.

Deadline: Early March (Summer programs), Early April (Fall/Academic year programs)

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students participating on study abroad programs anywhere in the world in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
For more information and deadlines, visit the Fund for Education Abroad website.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are recipients of the Pell Grant to pursue study and for-credit internships abroad. 
In the past 2 years, Gilman Scholarship has been awarded to 24 CSB/SJU students with an average amount of $3,600.
For more information visit the Gilman Scholarship website.

Deadline: Early March (summer & fall semester) or Early October (summer & spring semester)

Mondale Scholarship

The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) will award the Mondale Scholarship to Minnesota undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel.
JASM will offer up to $3,000 in scholarships for the academic year.
For more information visit the Mondale Scholarship website.

Deadline: Early June

Sharif Rahman Memorial Scholarship for London & Dublin travel

This scholarship is in memory of Sharif Rahman, the founder of FIE, our partner program in London and Dublin. The scholarships, worth $3,000 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs, are open to all students enrolled in FIE programs
For more information and the application, contact FIE.

Deadline: Early February (Summer), Early March (Fall), Early September (Spring)

To find other study abroad scholarships, please visit these websites: www.studyabroadfunding.org and www.internationalscholarships.com

Questions? Contact the Center for Global Education.

Applications for the CSB/SJU Scholarships will open on January 15, 2017.