Funding Your Program


Scholarships and Other Resources

We have collected this information to help you have as many resources available for studying abroad. We update this information frequently, so please visit here often.


FAQ: How much does studying abroad/away cost?

All study abroad programs vary in price. Please note that the program cost reflected on the page does not include tuition for the semester of study. While many programs include daily breakfasts or a few meals, you will also need to bring spending-money during your travels.  For more information, please visit:


Study Abroad Office Scholarship

Applicable to both study abroad/study away programs and graduate/undergraduate students. Click below for more information.

Study Abroad Office Scholarship

Have questions about the scholarship application or recommendation process? This presentation might help.


Fundraising Opportunities

Every fall semester, the Study Abroad Office will host two fundraisers that our students can participate it once they have made a non-refundable $200 deposit on one of our programs. Money raised from these two fundraisers will be deducted off of your final program payment.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser: September 5 - October 6, 2017 This is a traditional fundraising method via a catalog or online. Students will receive a guaranteed 40% of sales, with the possibility of the Study Abroad Office matching an additional percentage.

Raffle Ticket Fundraiser: November 16, 2017-January 5, 2018
The Study Abroad Office will obtain 2-3 prizes that students will sell raffle tickets for. Students will receive 100% of sales. Tickets are sold as 1 for $2 or twenty for $20. 


Financial Aid
For information on how you can possibly use financial aid to assist you with study abroad, click here. You may also contact Amy Barnett for more information.

For more Financial Aid Basics, click here.


Hull College of Business Scholarship

The Hull College of Business is proud to be able to offer this scholarship for all business major students choosing to participate in Study Abroad this year. Both MBA and undergraduate students participating in Hull College of Business trips are eligible to apply and three $500 scholarships will be rewarded. This deadline is FEBRAURY 1, 2018.

You can access this application through the AU general scholarship form: http://www.augusta.edu/finaid/applyscholarships.php


Using Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
Veterans may be able to use VA Educational Benefits to pay for study abroad courses, but certain restrictions apply. Classes listed as SABR in the Schedule of Courses are not covered by VA benefits unless they are specifically listed as degree requirements for your major and listed in JagTrax. However, these courses can be paid for by the VA if a course substitution is approved. To complete a course substitution, visit the academic department of your major or Academic Advising (if you currently have less than 60 credit hours). Turn in the completed Course Substitution Request Form (which can be found on our FAQ page) to the Registrar's office and inform your VA School Certifying Official. VA will only pay tuition and mandatory fees associated with the course. VA will not pay for any travel related costs.


Rotary Peace Fellowship
Over the past twelve years, The Rotary Foundation has provided close to 800 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Our alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience.

The Rotary Peace Fellowships program is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 year. Applications for 2018-19 fellowships will be available January 1, 2018. For more information, please visit their website: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships.


Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Your program must begin between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT.

Go to the PKP website for more information.


Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Visit the Boren Awards website for more information.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  1. 1) Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution
  2. 2) Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
  3. 3) United States citizen
  4. 4) Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
  5. 5) Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's home institution
  6. 6) Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

Spring 2018 online applications are due October 3, 2017 by 11:59pm (central)
Summer 2018 online applications are due October 3, 2017 (EARLY) or March 6, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.

Go to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program website for more information.


Fund for Education Abroad
FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. The funding amount can reach up to $10,000.

The 2017-2018 application cycle will fund programs with 28 days or more in country during Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and/or Spring 2019. Applications will open November 15, 2017 and close January 10, 2018.

Visit the Fund For Education Abroad website.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas intensive group-based language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

The thirteen CLS languages are:

Arabic* Chinese* Japanese* Punjabi Urdu
Azerbaijani Hindi Korean Russian* *have language
pre-requisites
Bangla Indonesian Persian* Turkish


Applications will be due mid-November. Check their website (http://www.clscholarship.org) for updated deadlines. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship. For questions, please contact: cls@americancouncils.org


 Ashley's Foundation
In hopes that a tragedy can enrich the lives of others, the Ashley Soule Conroy foundation has been created to provide scholarships for travel and study abroad.

-Scholarship amount will be $3,000
-Applications for the Spring Semester are to be received, in full, by December 1st
-Applications for the Fall Semester are to be received, in full, by July 1st
-We recommend you submit your application via mail/email at least 10 days before the deadline to ensure full consideration can be made of your application. Additionally, please make sure to give your university adequate time to send us your official transcript. It takes most universities several weeks to submit official transcripts and applications which do not have an official transcript by the application deadline will be considered incomplete.

http://www.ashleysfoundation.org


Bridging Scholarship Program- Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. The next competition for Bridging Scholarships will be for students who will study in Japan beginning in Spring 2018. The deadline for applications is October 11, 2017. Please see "Instructions for Applicants" at their website: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships

-Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
-Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
-Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
-Their study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.

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.


2018 China-US Winter Rising Star Student Study Tour
The China - U.S. Rising Star Student Study Tour is a flagship student exchange program under the framework of the China - U.S. High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in the sector of vocational education.  AASCU’s International Education Office as co-sponsor of this initiative, in partnership with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) will select students from its member universities in the US and China, featuring programs focusing on a variety of thematic areas of vocational education and applied learning.  Selected students will spend twelve days together learning about each other, exploring the latest development of different industries, and experiencing interesting cultural aspects of China.

Deadling Extended to October 27, 2017.

For more information, please visit the 2018 China-US Winter Rising Star Student Study Tour website


 

Go Global Scholarship
BRIC Language Systems is committed to supporting language learning and education. As part of our passionate commitment to learning, we have created the BRIC Go Global Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the student who has the best understanding of the importance of language learning and its place in society. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded directly to the student and can be used for tuition, books, language classes, etc.

Deadline June 30, 2018. 

For more information, visit Bric Language: Go Global

 

 

 

 

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StudyAbroad.com

Diversity Abroad

www.StudyAbroadFunding.org

goabroad.com

abroad101.com

www.iefa.org/scholarships

www.gooverseas.com/blog/65-study-abroad-grants-and-scholarships

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/study-abroad/

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/study-abroad/

http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/study-abroad/


We in the Study Abroad Office here at Augusta University are highly invested in helping our students study abroad. Often, the biggest hurdle students face is the question of how they will pay their study abroad trip. One of the ways our office helps with this is to offer scholarships. If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund or to any other part of study abroad, we encourage you to donate to the Study Abroad Fund. You can do so by going to this website: https://giving.gru.edu/donation-pages/study-abroad-donation-page.