Funding for Study Abroad

"Study abroad sounds great, but how can I afford it?"

Although most study abroad programs cost more than an average quarter or academic year at Evergreen, there are funding opportunities to cover additional expenses that are only available to study abroad students. 

Your first question should be "how much will this experience cost me in total?" And then compare that amount with what you would normally spend on Evergreen tuition and living expenses to find the gap. 

Review Budgets and Financial Aid to learn more about costs by study abroad program type, as well as how to work with Financial Aid and your unique package. 

In addition to the scholarships listed below, students save up money for study abroad, create Go Fund Me accounts, and apply for additional loans to help pay for their study abroad experiences. 

 

One Grant for Roskilde University Evergreen Exchange Student during the 22-23 Academic Year

Review Details and How to Apply   |   Application due March 15, 2022

Evergreen Scholarships

Avriel S. Rideau Study Abroad Scholarship

Offered to a currently enrolled student who intends to travel to a foreign country Winter or Spring Quarters for the purpose of study and immersion in a non-English language (preference given to French language study) and culture as part of an Evergreen approved program, independent learning contract or consortium agreement. Up to $2,000. 

Jessica Kelso Study Abroad Scholarship

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full-time who will use this scholarship to travel and study abroad in lesser-developed areas of the world as part of an approved college program or Independent Contract. Intended for minority and high-need students. Up to $2,150. 

 

Visit the Evergreen Scholarship site to learn more about scholarship opportunities specific to Evergreen. Many Evergreen scholarships can be applied to on and off campus programs. 

 

U.S. Government Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Award

Do you receive a Federal Pell Grant? If so, you may be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship! 

What's the Gilman Scholarship? It's an award from the US State Department "enabling Pell Grant students to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001."

Who can apply for a Gilman Award? Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens receiving a Pell Grant, and who are either in the process of applying or have been accepted for a study abroad program? Learn more about eligibility requirements on the program website

How much is the award? Students can receive up to $5,000 to help pay for their study abroad program.

When is the application due for the Gilman Scholarship? There are two deadlines per year. Check out their website to find out more about deadlines and timelines. 

How do I apply? Evergreen students have received an above average number of Gilman Awards over the years. However, the process can be involved -- don't delay and begin the application process ASAP. 

 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Who can apply for a Gilman-McCain Scholarship? Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens receiving Title IV funding, and are a dependent child of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application. Learn more about eligibility requirements on the program website

What's the Gilman-McCain Scholarship? It's an award funded by an initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

How much is the award? Students can receive up to $5,000 to help pay for their study/intern abroad program.

When is the application due for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship? There is one deadline per year in October. Check out their website to find out more about deadlines and timelines. 

How do I apply? The application portal opens in mid-August for the October deadline. 

 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (a program of the U.S. State Department) is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. The award typically covers to majority of expenses associated with a summer, language-learning study abroad program. 

 

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Students focus on language, culture, and service. It's a program of the U.S. Department of Defense. 

When is the application due? Applications must be submitted between June and March. 

How long is the duration? Programs last between 12 and 52 weeks. Learn more and plan ahead by visiting the Boren Awards website