Scholarships & Fellowships

Financing your overseas experience is possible!

Scholarships and Aid

Many scholarships and additional aid sources for study abroad and faculty-led programs are available (see Provider Program Scholarship section below). As the Office of International Programs does not administer these scholarships, please review the specific deadlines listed on the scholarship websites.


Whittier College assists students searching for appropriate international fellowships and grants and with putting together applications. Please contact Professor Rosemary P. Carbine, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships (Platner 120), for more information regarding appropriate fellowships and grants for international education.

Provider Program Scholarship Websites

Alliance for Global Education

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Scholarships

Arcadia University College of Global Studies

Athena Study Abroad Scholarships

Center for Cross Cultural Studies (CC-CS) Scholarships

CIEE Scholarships

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) Scholarships

GlobaLinks Scholarships (diversity scholarships available) 

IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Scholarships

IES Abroad Scholarships

International Studies Abroad (ISA) Scholarships

School for International Training (SIT) Scholarships

Additional Scholarship and Aid Resources:

100 Scholarships (some of which are applicable to study abroad)

101 Scholarships for Minorities (some of which are applicable to study abroad)

All Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (available to students on Pell Grants)

Boren Awards for International Study

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Butex Scholarships for Study in the UK

The Center for Global Education (financial resources for study abroad)

Critical Language Scholarship Program

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Foundation for Global Scholars (diversity scholarships available)

Fund for Education Abroad

Global Studies Foundation Grant

Go Overseas Scholarship

International Education Financial Aid

International Scholarships

Making College Affordable: Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid for Minority Students (By Accredited Schools Online)

NSEP (National Security Education Program) Fellowships

PLATO Resources to Support Underrepresented Students

Study Abroad Funding

Study Abroad Loans

Study Abroad Links: A Searchable Webguide

Transitions Abroad

US-UK Fulbright Commission - Summer Institutes

Vistawide Grants & Scholarships for Study Abroad

Crowd Funding Project Travel supports study abroad fundraising for students through online fundraising that capitalizes on students' existing social networks.  Visit their website to learn more about this organization.  Also, download their Guide to Online Fundraising. FundMyTravel offers an online platform for students to create their own fundraising campaign page for meaningful trips abroad. Combining social media, network sharing functions and basic insights on traditional fundraising, FundMyTravel supports motivated and project oriented students in making their travel ambitions a reality.

Additional References: This guidebook shows students and their families that although the cost of higher education is constantly rising, there are ways to go to school without borrowing money. From work study programs to crowd funding platforms, today's learners have options other than traditional student loans