Scholarships for Study Abroad

There are two different types of scholarships represented on this page. Please follow the links for additional information.

  1. Scholarships offered through CSB/SJU specifically for study abroad participants. (Cooperative Scholarships)
  2. Scholarships offered through outside providers specifically for study abroad participants. (External Scholarships)

Many of these scholarships include extensive application and recommendation processes. It is crucial to spend the necessary time on each application. Do not wait until the last moment. 

For a general database, which includes thousands of scholarship opportunities, begin your search at:

www.studyabroadfunding.org and www.internationalscholarships.com

CSB/SJU Cooperative Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Sister Renée Domeier Scholarship for Spanish

  • The scholarship amount varies from year to year. The amount will be divided among the top three recipients.
  • Hispanic Studies majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict who will be juniors or seniors in Fall semester are eligible to apply for the Sister Renée Domeier Spanish 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 visit the Department of Hispanic Studies scholarship website.
  • Deadline: End of March

The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship

  • This scholarship was initiated by former students of Dr. Drekonja who are seeking in this way to celebrate and prolong his legacy of international education.
  • Promising undergraduate students of Saint John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict who have demonstrated a commitment to German Studies in keeping with the enthusiasm of Otmar Drekonja are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Eligibility is restricted to those who have been admitted to the major in German and who will be juniors or seniors in the fall semester.
    For application details visit the Languages and Cultures scholarship website.
  • Deadline: End of February

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

  • French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict who will be juniors or seniors in the fall semester are eligible to apply for the Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida and Family French 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 visit the Languages and Cultures scholarship website.
  • Deadline: End of February

Sister Telan Hu, OSB Scholarship

  • Established by Margaret Man-Hwa Wang in memory of her parents, Mr. Jung-Chun Wang and Mrs. Jui-Chin Liao Wang, who spent a lifetime supporting needy students around the island of Taiwan, this endowed scholarship also honors the three decades of dedicated service by S. Telan who developed CSB/JU's Chinese Language program. She taught Chinese language, literature and academic skills courses and made exceptional contributions to the community through a wide range of service activities.
  • The $1000 Scholarship will be given to a U.S. CSB student in Asian Studies with a concentration in Chinese and who demonstrate a strong commitment to service.
  • Previous winners are strongly encouraged to apply. Though all students meeting the above criteria will be considered, students with financial need will be especially competitive. Preference is given to students from CSB.
  • Open to U.S. Citizens only.
  • For application details visit the Languages and Cultures scholarship website.
  • Deadline: end of February

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 more information contact the Office for Education Abroad
  • By applying to the Japan program, students are automatically eligible for this scholarship. Several awards are distributed each year.
  • This scholarship is awarded to high-financial need students.

The Sister Margretta Nathe for German Scholarship

  • This scholarship has been established to support the study of German at the College of Saint Benedict.
  • Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to students of CSB who have been admitted to (or at minimum, applied for) a major in German and who will be juniors or seniors in the fall semester. For application details visit the Languages and Cultures scholarship website.
  • Deadline: End of February

Shariff Rahman memorial scholarship for London travel

  • This scholarship is in memory of the founder of FIE our partner program in London, Sharif Rahman.
  • The scholarships, worth $1,000, are open to all students enrolled in FIE programs
  • For more information and the application, contact FIE or the Office for Education Abroad
  • Deadline: Early July (Fall) or Early November (Spring)

O.W. Perlmutter Scholarship

  • Typically 5 to 7 scholarships are awarded each academic year based on academic merit and financial need to SJU students studying abroad for a semester on a CSB/SJU study abroad sponsored program.
  • Applications are available from March 23-April 30, 2014 for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 study abroad programs.
  • For more information contact the Office for Education Abroad.
  • Deadline: April 30, 2014
  • Notification: By June 4, 2014

CSB Global Scholarship

  • CSB Global Scholarship will be awarded each academic year to CSB students who participate in a CSB/SJU sponsored global experience.  This scholarship is intended to help make global experiences more affordable for CSB students who demonstrate financial need. To receive this scholarship, CSB applicants must be accepted as a participant in a CSB/SJU credit bearing global experience (including, but not limited to, CSB/SJU semester-long or short term study abroad and CSB/SJU sponsored 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.  Approximately 20-30 CSB students will receive scholarships each academic year.
    • Applications are available from February 15-March 10, 2014 for CSB/SJU credit bearing global experience (including, but not limited to, CSB/SJU semester-long or short term study abroad and CSB/SJU sponsored global internships).
    • For more information contact the Office for Education Abroad.
    • Deadline: March 10, 2014

External Scholarships for Study Abroad

NEW! Foundation for Global Scholars

  • The Foundation for Global Scholars is a nonprofit organization, serving US undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pursuing accredited study abroad programs.
  • Funding has made it possible for FGS to have 5 categories of scholarships. Students may apply to ONE of the following scholarships: a general fund, majors in Art or Foreign Language, a financial need scholarship for students receiving a Federal Pell Grant, STEM majors, and ethnically diverse students.
  • Preference is given to students in underrepresented areas of study abroad including: STEM majors, ethnically diverse students, student veterans, and students receiving a Pell Grant
  • Standard awards are $2,000
  • Deadline: See website for further details

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.
  • 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 for Study in Japan website.
  • Deadline: Early April (Fall semester) or Early October (Spring semester)

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 visit the Fund for Education Abroad website.
  • Deadline: Contact Sponsor

Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (DAAD)

  • The German Academic Exchange Service, or "DAAD" as it's known by its German acronym, provides support for over 70,000 people every year, making it the largest international exchange organization in the world. DAAD is a publicly-funded, self-governing membership organization of the higher education institutions in Germany.
  • Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.
  • 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 current sophomores and juniors who will be juniors and seniors during their stay in Germany.
  • For more information visit the German Academic Exchange Services website.
  • Deadline: End of January

Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • 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.
  • Open to all US citizen undergraduates who are receiving Pell Grants.
  • For more information visit the Gilman website.
  • Deadline: March 01 (Summer & Fall semester) or Early October (Spring semester)

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

  • NSEP Boren Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
  • NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. 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 currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.
  • For more information visit the Boren website.
  • Deadline: Early February

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

Pimsleur Approach  Study Abroad Scholarship Contest

  • The Pimsleur Approach will award the Study Abroad Scholarship in honor of Dr. Paul Pimsleur's commitment to language-study research.
  • This award will help make language and culture more accessible to American college students.
  • The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one qualified student with the most thought-provoking and well-reasoned essay as judged by a panel of Internet Order LLC staff members.
  • For more information about the rules and regulations of the contest visit the Pimsleur Approach website.
  • Deadline: July 31