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Study Abroad Scholarships

PSECU Scholarships

These scholarships for study abroad are available for regularly enrolled Millersville University students, as well as other PASSHE students participating in Millersville University study abroad programs who have been accepted to study abroad by Global Education. Students must be Pell eligible. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify. 

Please visit the PSECU International Education webpage for more information on this scholarship. 

General Study Abroad Scholarships

This website,, developed by the Institute for International Education and Educational Directories Unlimited, provides information on over 200 scholarships, grants, and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students outside the U.S. You can also look through the Scholarship Portal, or Travel Grants webpageMany of these scholarships have early deadlines, and you may be applying for scholarships before you even start your application to study abroad. 
Rotary International Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. Nine structured programs and nine service opportunities help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process. Please visit the Rotary Website for more information. 
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. These grants are competitive with an annual deadline of mid February. Please visit this website for more information. 
Fund for Education Abroad The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Please visit this website for more information. 
AIFS Study Abroad This scholarship is eligible for students applying to an AIFS study Abroad program. To be considered, you must be applying to an AIFS program, and complete the MU Scholarship questionnaire on your study abroad application. Apply by completing the MU Scholarship essay. 
API Study Abroad This scholarship is eligible for students applying to an API study Abroad program. To be considered, you must be applying to an API program, and complete the MU Scholarship questionnaire on your study abroad application. Apply by completing the MU Scholarship essay. 
ISA Study Abroad This scholarship is eligible for students applying to an ISA study Abroad program. To be considered, you must be applying to an ISA program, and complete the MU Scholarship questionnaire on your study abroad application.  Apply by completing the MU Scholarship essay. 

Country/Area-Specific Scholarships

Experience Germany - Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals The CBYX is a cultural program designed for individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. This cultural immersion program includes university study and an internship. The study abroad scholarship includes airfare, some travel costs, language training, housing and living expenses, as well as other program related costs. Please visit for more information.
DAAD Scholarship (Deutcher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) The DAAD scholarship is designed for third and fourth year students seeking to study abroad in Germany. This scholarshp covers study abroad and exchanges and internships, and the program must be between 4 months (one semester) and 10 months (one academic year). This includes a monthly stipend, insurance and a travel allowance.  Please visit DAAD Scholarship Webpage for more information.

BUTEX Scholarship (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) The BUTEX scholarship is for students studying abroad for either one semester or one (UK) academic year. All of MU partner universities in the UK are eligible for this scholarship.  Please visit the BUTEX Scholarship Webpage for more information.

THE DONALD WHITE / MANDLA A. NDWANYA Memorial Fund The scholarships are designed according to the following criteria:
Acceptance into or currently attending an accredited U.S. college or university
Cumulative 3.5 grade point average 
Priority is based on financial need
Preference given to first generation students attending an accredited higher learning institution
Majors or certifications for the following areas of study: education, science, engineering, mathematics, healthcare, medicine, or social work 
Please visit their webpage for more information. 
AASCU-Chinese Government Scholarship (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) The AASCU-Chinese Government Scholarship is offered every year, and is due in mid-March. Students studying abroad for one academic year (from Sept-July) are eligible to apply. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board, insurance, and travel allowance.  Please visit the AASCU Scholarship Webpage for more information.

Bridging Scholarships The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding comes from the US-Japan Bridging Foundation and run by the American Assoc. of Teachers of Japanese. Knowledge of Japanese is not a prerequisite. Short term summer programs are not eligible. Please visit the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for more information.
JASSO Scholarship Kansai Gaidai qualifies for the Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship of the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization).
These scholarships are available for those students who come from our affiliated institutions.
Check out the JASSO Website for more information. 
Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.

The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who  are U.S. or Japanese citizens, Currently in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Japan, will be enrolled in a credit-bearing course of study at a college, university or approved academic center in Japan and demonstrates financial need for international study.
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Asia Institute-PACIE Joint Scholarship. This scholarship supports global research, internships, and study abroad programs in Asia and is open to students attending universities and colleges in Pennsylvania.  Click here for more information from the Asia Institute.
Freeman-ASIA program This scholarship is  designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.  Click here for more information. 

National Scholarships

One great resource for national scholarship opportunities is StudyAbroad.State.Gov
NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students & NSEP David L. Boren Fellowship for Graduate Students This scholarship offers opportunities for U.S. undergraduate student to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to the U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. Available to all undergraduate U.S. citizens, enrolled in U.S. institutions and planning to study one the above described languages, this scholarship can be applied to programs lasting an academic year, a semester or a summer program that will last at least 8 weeks for freshman or sophomores, or science and engineering majors. Preference will be given to students studying abroad for a full academic year.

The graduate fellowship is designed to encourage students of master’s and doctoral programs to add a language component to their education both domestically and overseas. Special opportunities are available for students studying in Asia.
Please visit Boren Awards Webpage for more information.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program This scholarship offers grants to undergraduate students who are of limited financial means to pursue study abroad or internships abroad. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application. Programs must be at least four weeks and no longer than one academic year. 

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad will also be considered for the Critical Need Language Award. Critical need languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, etc.), Korean, Russian and several others. 
Please visit Gilman Scholarship Webpage for more information.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.   Please visit the Fulbright webpage for more information.