Scholarship Opportunities for Study Abroad

Scholarship opportunities are available, but can sometimes to be tricky to find. What we have on this page is not a comprehensive list by any means.

Gonzaga in Florence Scholarship: Scholarships in addition to a student’s current award package are available for eligible students participating on the Gonzaga in Florence semester program. Any applicant for the term will be considered for a Gonzaga in Florence scholarship; there is not a separate application to complete. Criteria considered for eligibility are:

  • Current FAFSA application on file with Gonzaga Financial Aid office
  • GPA and satisfactory academic progress
  • Financial need - based on EFC in current FAFSA

If you are awarded a scholarship, there may be additional requirements you’ll have to complete before, during or after the study abroad experience. For more information about the scholarship, contact the Study Abroad Office.

National Scholarship Programs

  • Boren Scholarship: The National Security Education Program (enable U.S. students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security and less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students. The maximum award for study abroad is $10,000 per semester. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Fulbright Scholarships: Offers a variety of award types. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Gilman International Scholarship: The Gilman Scholarship program is awarded to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding on study abroad programs worldwide. Students are eligible to receive up to $5,000 for semester long study abroad programs. Pell Grant recipients interested in this scholarship are highly encouraged to meet with the Study Abroad office staff to discuss the application process and tips. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Foundation for Global Scholars: Over 200 scholarships between $500 and $2,500 will be awarded this calendar year for U.S. and Canadian citizens to study internationally. Award amounts will vary with the average award being approximately $1,000. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Fund for Education Abroad: Fund for Education Abroad offers scholarships to US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Students can be awarded up to $10,000. Go to their website to learn more.

Location or Program-Specific Scholarships

  • AIFS Scholarships: Students eligible for these scholarships would be participants on an AIFS program to Paris, South Africa, or London. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Bridging Scholarship: Japanese Bridging project provides scholarship opportunities to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes: This scholarship is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to encourage Americans to study critical need foreign languages. The scholarship will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers in eleven critical need foreign languages (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu). Go to their website to learn more.
  • Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants: IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Go Overseas: Offers a small selection of scholarships to specific locations or programs to eligible applicants. Go to their website to learn more.
  • ISA Scholarships: Students eligible for these scholarships would be participants on an ISA program to Chile, Argentina or any summer program. Go to their website to learn more.
  • Washington Semester Internship Program Scholarship: Students eligible for this scholarship would be a participant on the Washington Semester Internships Program through American University in Washington DC. Go to their website to learn more.

Contact the Study Abroad Office

Send a message
AD 85
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-3549