Education Abroad

Non-Xavier Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The CIE encourages students to work with the office to craft the most competitive application possible.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas 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.

Diversity Abroad Scholarship Search

Diversity Abroad connects diverse and underrepresented students to international education and career opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network. All Xavier students are eligible for Diversity Abroad-branded funding, especially economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse student are encouraged to apply. Additionally, they have wonderful resources through their website to connect students with a variety of different programs and scholarship opportunities for study abroad. 

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Schoalrship

INSIGHT Into Diversity is committed to improving educational equity for all students, but especailly those from underrepresented backgrounds who may not traditionally be afforded the ability or opportunity to participate in study abroad programs. Five $2,000 scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. 


Charles B. Rangel Scholars Summer Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program provides seminars that enhances knowledge and skills related to US foreign policy, economics and writing; introduces participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues; arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs; and helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs. Costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day are covered. Students receive a $3,200 stipend.

Foundation for Global Scholars

The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) supports globally focused college students and alumni who want to a make a positive impact on the world. Resources we provide to (mostly) 20-30 year old global changemakers include scholarships for study abroad programs, mentors, and connections.

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship

A component of the Fulbright US Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for US students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2010, whose mission is to increase the number and diversity of US students studying abroad through the provision of scholarships. Please note that the scholarship applications are accepted in January for the following academic year.

Opportunities include: Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship for study in Vietnam, and the Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQI students.

Go Global Scholarship

BRIC Language systems is committed to supporting language learning and education. This scholarship is awarded to a 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 to be used for tuition, books, language classes, etc.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students, or recent graduates at accredited, four-year US undergraduate colleges or universities.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the US Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This fellowship provides funding for the senior year of undergraduate education and first year of a master's degree in public policy or international affairs. Fellows enter the US Department of State's Foreign Service for five years upon completion of their master's degree.

Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship offers undergraduate students who have not yet been abroad the opportunity to live and work in Argentina, Germany, or India for a summer. The program includes a funded eight-week summer internship, a four-week virtual seminar, a pre-departure and re-entry workshop in New York City, and a service learning project.


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany which provides scholarships for study in Germany.

Scandinavian Society Foundation Scholarship

The Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati Foundation offers scholarships of up to $1,000 to students who study Scandinavian languages and/or culture in one or more Scandinavian countries. The goal is that such studies should help the student achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Scandinavian contributions to world culture.