Study Abroad Scholarships

Below you’ll find some great ways to get financial aid for study abroad. There are lots of other opportunities if you look for them, but scholarships are competitive and sometimes come on a first come, first served basis, so start looking early.

Mary Baldwin College Scholarships

  • Complete the Study Abroad Financial Aid Application by October 1, to be eligible for the following scholarships
    • Marion Barge Clark ’67 Scholarship
    • Melissa Mitchell Memorial Award for May Term Study Abroad
    • Dorothy Mulberry Award (for the study of Spanish) – Contact Dr. Brenci Patiño: for more information
    • C. Perry Nair Endowed Fund
    • Velma B. Mcdowell Endowed Fund
    • Sara Forrest Thompson Hunt Mission Fund
    • Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement Endowed Fund – Cultural Awareness Award and Civic Engagement Award

External Program Scholarships

Many study abroad providers offer scholarships and financial aid, including:

National Scholarships

To compete for one of these nationally recognized scholarships or fellowships, you should begin planning 9–12 months ahead.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    Offers scholarships for students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad.
  • Bridging Scholarships
    For students studying abroad in Japan
  • DAAD Scholarships
    Supports undergraduate in the U.S. and Canada who wish to study, research, or intern in Germany.
  • Freeman Awards for Study Abroad in Asia
    Aims to increase the number of American students in East and Southeast Asia.
  • Fulbright Student Program
    Offers the most exchange opportunities for U.S. citizens worldwide.
  • Fund for Education Abroad
  • Gates/Cambridge Scholarship
    Makes awards based of intellectual ability, leadership, and desire to contribute to society.
  • George Mitchell Scholarship
    Sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, this scholarship is for graduate students between the ages of 18 and 30 at colleges in Ireland.
  • The Language Flagship Fellowships
    Offers funding for advanced language training in critical languages.
  • Marshal Scholarships
    Selects 40 scholars each year to spend two years in graduate school at a British university, all expenses paid by the British Government.
  • MEXT Scholarship
    For students interested in studying in Japan.
  • NSEP/Bore Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad
    Awards scholarships for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
    Supports undergraduates in all fields of study who wish to learn abroad.
  • Rhodes Scholarships
    Brings outstanding students from all over the world to the University of Oxford for two years.
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
    Scholars serve as ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homeland to Rotary clubs.
  • Truman Scholarships
    Supports graduate study for students interested in a career in public service.
  • Whitaker International Fellows Scholars Program
    Supports biomedical engineering study and/ or research abroad.

Scholarship Opportunities for Ethnic Minorities

General Scholarships

Scholarships for African Americans

 Scholarships for Asian Americans

Scholarships for Latino/a Americans

Scholarships for Native Americans

More Scholarship Sites

What did we miss? If you find other funding sources for study abroad be sure to let us know so we can include them on this list for other students.