Scholarships for Study Abroad

Get information on undergraduate study abroad scholarship opportunities.

In addition to the resources on this page, you can visit the IIE Study Abroad Funding database, consult with the Office of International Programs & Services, and visit the Scholarships site to learn more about scholarship opportunities specific to Evergreen.

Office of International Programs has Fulbright News!

Evergreen alumna, Tigranna Zakaryan, ’13, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Research Grant for the 2016 – 17 academic year to study refugee populations in Uganda. Her research will consider local integration strategies for Congolese refugees in Uganda, specifically focusing on how identity formation develops/ changes due to forced displacement. Following her Fulbright work, she hopes to pursue a PhD in anthropology with a focus on contemporary displacement and refugee policy.

Tigranna focused much of her Evergreen study on displaced populations and refugees from global conflict. One of the foundations for her Fulbright proposal came from her participation in an Evergreen consortium program, the School for International Training, where she studied refugee issues in Rwanda in 2012 She also traveled to Armenia on an individual contract during her senior year to explore its history with genocide and displacement, later presenting her findings both to the Evergreen community and at a national conference at Harvard University. She was also a TRiO Peer Leader in her junior year. Currently she is working as the Director of Community Outreach for the Armenian American Museum in Los Angeles.

The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Participation in the Fulbright Student Program enables graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, teach, or conduct research. A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) is generally required by the start of the Fulbright grant period. For more information, see the Fulbright Program website.

Deadlines! Deadlines Deadlines!

Winter quarter is the season of lots of deadlines for study abroad and scholarship planning. View a list of a few of the important ones coming up.

Please plan consultation meetings early and get your materials in on time. Email us at

General and Regional Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Award of up to $5000 for studying abroad for 28 days up to one academic year.  Also available during summer. Must demonstrate financial need and be a Pell Grant recipient. Application deadline: April for fall study and September for spring study. See web site for more details. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Critical Need Language Supplements will be offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients during the academic year study. Critical Need Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Turkic, Persian, Indic, Korean, and Russian and others.  For a helpful information review the Guidelines for Applying for Gilman.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

A merit-based award of up to $8,000 for summer, $10,000 for semester, and $20,000 for academic year.  Not available for study in Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.  Be aware that there is a post-study National Security Service requirement for this scholarship. More information can be obtained on the website. Application deadline: February. 

Database of Over 800 Study Abroad Scholarships

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

There are 3 types of scholarships including a single ($23,000) and multi-year scholarship ($11, 500 each year for 2 years) and a cultural scholarship for intensive language study and cultural immersion for 3 months ($10,000) or 6 months ($15,000). You must check with your local Rotary Club to see if they offer the awards. 

American Society of Travel Agents

A number of scholarships for students studying in the field of travel and tourism.

The US Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Summer scholarships for overseas intensive study of critical need languages.

Large state businesses that have scholarship giving programs

Check out Washington companies such as Boeing, Microsoft, SAFECO, Weyerhaeuser.  Residents of other states should consider large corporations in their home state.

Scholarships for Study in Italy

National Italian American Foundation

Scholarships for Italian-American students or students of any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

Scholarships for Study in Japan

The US-Japan Bridging Foundation 

For study for one semester or academic year in Japan. Students must be accepted in a program in Japan, and provide the tuition. The scholarship recipients, chosen by a volunteer committee, are usually between $2,500-$4,000 and are meant to provide for travel and daily cost-of-living expenses.

Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle:

Full scholarships available for studying in Japan.

Scholarships for Study in the United Kingdom

Education UK

This website has information about direct enrollment in a university in the UK. In addition there is a list of Scholarships for Direct Enrollment in UK universities.

British Council

Database of scholarships for study in Britain.

Evergreen Consortium Programs with Scholarships or Grants

American University of Cairo

Award of $2,500 for semester or $5,000 for academic year study in Egyptology.

Studio Art Centers International (SACI)

11 different scholarships available for study in Florence, Italy in the field of studio arts.


Various scholarships available for study in England, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Scotland and Latin America. Contact Evergreen's coordinator for international programs for additional scholarship information.

Lexia International

Scholarship totals range from $250-750 for summer terms and $250-1500 per semester.

School for International training (SIT)

Various scholarship opportunities for students studying with SIT.

SEA Education Association

Excellent range of scholarship opportunities based on both financial need and academic merit.

Council on International Educational Exchange

A range of scholarships and grants for study on CIEE programs abroad.

The Evergreen State College Scholarships

The deadline for Evergreen Scholarships is Feb 1st, every year!!!
Please check online at: for a complete list of scholarships or stop by the financial aid office. Below are a few descriptions of scholarships that relate directly to studying abroad. 

Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship

An award in the amount of $1,000 for students dedicated to a better understanding of the Middle East and to working locally, or internationally, to further Middle East peace.

Jessica Kelso Memorial Scholarship

An award in the amount of $750 for students studying abroad to lesser-developed areas of the world and who are committed to international understanding through appreciation of similarities and celebration of differences.

Scholarships for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students

The Pride Foundation

A scholarship fund for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, as well as students who have contributed to that community.

The Point Foundation

National scholarship fund for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

Search Engines and Websites for Scholarships

Study Abroad website

A comprehensive list of financial aid and scholarships.

US Departments of Education

Information on Government Financial Aid and scholarships.

International Education Financial Aid

Extensive database of scholarships.

The Scholarship Page

Database of scholarships.

Foreign Consulates

Search country specific foreign consulates for possible scholarship information.

Other University Scholarship Information

Large universities often have extensive financial resources and have compiled large databases of scholarship information that can be helpful in your search, many of which are open to students of any university. Here are a few:

University of Minnesota

University of Kansas

Michigan State University

Scholarships and Grants for People of Color

The Gates Millennium Scholars

Provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Designed to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.

Scholarships for African Americans

African American Scholarships

Find scholarships by state, major and academic level.

Black Excel

One of the largest databases of scholarships and resources for African American students.


Scholarships for African Americans

Science Research Scholarship Awards

For African American students, with junior standing who are pursuing a degree in life or physical sciences.

UNCF scholarships

Scholarships for American Indians

A Better Chance

American Indian College Fund

Scholarship and resource information for American Indians.

American Indian Graduate Center

Scholarships for students who are member of a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribe and are able to demonstrate involvement with or measurable interests in Native American activities or affairs.

Association of American Indian Affairs

Scholarship Programs.

Scholarships for Latino/Latina Americans

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

College Scholarship Program.

La Unidad Latina Foundation


Graduate Studies Scholarships

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Academic Fellowships (up to $20,000) and Grants (up to $4,000) for study in Scandinavia for up to one year.

British Council

Database of scholarships for study in Britain.

Education UK

This website has information about direct enrollment in a university in the UK. In addition there is a list of scholarships for direct enrollment in a UK university that can be found at:


The Fulbright program has grant opportunities for independent study, English Teaching Assistantships, critical need language study, Islamic study, business grants, and travel grants.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is open to citizens of any country accept the UK for studying at Cambridge University. This is a comprehensive scholarship covering, airfare, tuition, living expenses, health insurance, and other associated coasts of studying abroad.

International Education Financial Aid

Extensive database of scholarships.

The Marshall Scholarship

This is a 2-year award for studying at any university in the UK. The award covers University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. All fields of study are considered.

Comprehensive list of financial aid and scholarship information for a variety of study abroad options.

US Departments of Education

Information on Government Financial Aid and scholarships.