PSU Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarship opportunities are offered by PSU for study abroad students. Click on the links for scholarship details and applications.
Elizabeth Ducey Scholarship Application – (Information on MESC Scholarships page)
Foreign Language and Area Studies – FLAS (Information on MESC’s FLAS page)
Gary & Patricia Leiser Scholarship – (Information on MESC Scholarships page)
Other Scholarship Opportunities
The following study abroad scholarship opportunities are offered by foundations and organizations outside PSU. Click on the links for more information and application details.
Scholarship awards are available for students studying at all AHANCSA program sites. Awards range between $500 – $2,000.
Two scholarships (the Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship and the Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology) are available to PSU students studying abroad in Cairo, Egypt. Essays for both scholarships must be received in AUC’s New York office by May 15. Applicants can e-mail essays to Wesley Clark at or mail them to The American University in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, New York, 10018-2729.
AustraLearn offers scholarships for students who are admitted into any AustraLearn-sponsored study abroad program. Students may apply for several scholarships at once, using AustraLearn’s scholarship application. Award amounts range between $500 – $8,000.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships (also known as NSEP scholarships) are available for undergraduate and graduate study in countries of priority to U.S. national security, largely focusing on the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Note that Boren awards include a service obligation. Information sessions will be held on the PSU campus during Fall Term. For a schedule of information sessions or further information, contact Debra Clemans at or check the events page of the OIA and Education Abroad websites.
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. 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 or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
CIEE offers scholarships for students who are admitted into a CIEE-sponsored study abroad program. Students may apply for several scholarships at once, using CIEE’s online scholarship application. Award amounts range between $1,000 – $8,000.
CLS offers Summer Intensive Language programs that are group-based overseas language institutes that help you learn critical need foreign languages and include structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7 to 10 weeks for U.S. citizens at the undergrad and graduate levels. For more information, please visit CLS online.
The Diversity in Global Education Network offers the Diversity Network Summer Scholarship to students at eligible institutions (including PSU). The scholarship is open to any Portland State University student regardless of program type (faculty led, university sponsored, provider, etc). Application deadline is April 13, 2012.
PSU’s Middle East Studies Center, in cooperation with the World Languages and Literatures Department, is seeking applications for fellowships for Summer and the Academic Year. This fellowship is through the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program. Awards will be made for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish language study. For more information, please visit Middle East Studies Center FLAS page.
The Foundation for Global Scholars sponsors four different scholarships for students who are studying abroad anywhere in the world. More details, including the application form, can be found on their website. There are three deadlines throughout the year.
There are actually several different Fulbright scholarship programs, all of which are described on IIE’s site. Fulbright Student programs are for graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni; Fulbright Scholar programs are for university faculty and international education administrators; the Fulbright Teacher Exchange is for currently-employed K-12 and community college teachers. For a schedule of information sessions or further information, contact Debra Clemans at or check the events page of the OIA and Education Abroad websites.
FEA scholarships were designed by professionals in the field of Education Abroad to meet the growing need for financial resources to enable more students to go abroad. Scholarships will be up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a preference for underrepresented students. The deadline for FEA scholarship applications is generally in early January of each year.
Provides assistance for undergraduates with financial need to use for study abroad. Apply online or contact: Gilman Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship Program, Institute of International Education, 515 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 150, Houston, TX 77027. Telephone: (888) 887-5939, fax: (713) 621-7958, email: . View this video for insights into the Gilman scholarship: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qw12-vcrBU
GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. $1,000 scholarships are awarded each academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.
This scholarship is unlike most conventional scholarships because applicants are judged based on their innovation and reasoning. They wanted to take a new/fresh approach to financial aid, and allow students to be creative while expressing a compelling and well-substantiated argument. This is a general scholarship. The scholarship award is for $2000.
IFSA-Butler offers scholarships for students who are admitted into an IFSA-Butler-sponsored study abroad program. Students may apply for several scholarships at once, using IFSA-Butler’s scholarship application. Award amounts range between $500 – $5,000.
This directory from IIE (Institute of International Education) 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.
Non-profit organization generally offering grants for study abroad in Eastern Europe.
Offers $10,000 scholarships for study in Canada at any Canadian university and in any field of study. It also provides for health insurance coverage and travel allowance. The application deadline is January 31 for the following academic year. For more information please see the Killam Fellowship information page.
Offers $500-$2,500 to support deserving undergraduate and graduate students in any major. It can be used towards any local or international travel of any duration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged. For more information please see the MarkTwain Awards page. To apply, please go to the Letterbanc application page at: http://www.letterbanc.com/.
Offers $1000 grants for undergraduates with high academic achievement (GPA’s of above 3.75). Click here for more details
SIT offers scholarships for students who are admitted into a SIT-sponsored study abroad program. Students may apply for several scholarships at once, using SIT’s scholarship application. Award amounts range between $500 – $5,000.
Information on several multi-year scholarship programs for students, especially minorities, interested in international careers.
The following resources may be helpful to you in your search for education abroad funding.