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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Scholarships, grants and loans received at ETSU can usually be applied while studying abroad via an exchange program (as opposed to direct programs). Students planning to study abroad should meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to determine if there are specific guidelines to follow.

In addition, there are study abroad scholarships available:

ETSU Study Abroad Scholarships
for students approved to study abroad
  • ETSU International Education Scholarship for $0-$3,200 (offered Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter)
  • ETSU Summer $1000 Scholarship (offered Summer only)
Awards are based on merit and financial need.

How to Apply for ETSU Scholarships
  1. If you are applying to a faculty-led trip, please communicate with the lead faculty member your intent to study abroad.
  2. Follow the scholarship Instructions & Application. A complete application consists of the following:
    1. Applicant has read the instructions
    2. Complete application form
    3. Personal essay (specific essay criteria listed in the instructions)
    4. Estimated Program Budget
  3. Email your completed documents to or submit to Yoakley Hall 122

International Education Scholarship Only:
  • Summer Study -  March 1st 
  • Fall Study - April 30
  • Winter Term study - September 1st 
  • Spring Study - October 31
International Education Scholarship and the ETSU Summer $1,000 Scholarship
  • January 31st

***Please note that if awarded the scholarship, the money will be added to the student's ETSU account. However, because of federal regulations, the money will not be disbursed until a few days before the study abroad program starts. Students should plan to pay for program fees up front (especially in the summer) and use the scholarship as a reimbursement.***
The Bridge Loan Application is available for those students who have been awarded the International Education Scholarship. The loan is for the amount of airfare or the amount of award, whichever is the lowest. Loans are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability of funds. The primary purpose of the loan is to provide students with their award money in advanced so they can purchase airfare to their study abroad location. 

Other Study Abroad Scholarships:

Fulbright Program
The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is a grant program designed to give graduating seniors, recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.

German Chancellor Scholarship Program
Ten German Chancellor Scholarships are awarded annually to highly motivated individuals. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States through their profession or studies. The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. The monthly stipends range from Euro 2,000 to 3,500 and special allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students participating in semester or year long study abroad programs in Japan. The administrators are offering 50 scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan. Students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply and Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. The recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic-year programs).The Bridging Scholarships are offered twice a year.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers an Undergraduate Internship and Study Abroad Program that is open to qualified members of the society and non-members in all fields of study. The Internship Grant is designed to support an undergraduate recipient as he/she seeks knowledge and experience in his/her academic field by working outside the academic setting, while the Study Abroad Grant is designed to provide support for an undergraduate recipient as he/she seeks knowledge and experience through a Study Abroad Program.

Boren or the NSEP (National Security Education Program)
NSEP was designed to provide undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and area of the world critical to the future security of our nation. As a student of another culture and language you will begin to acquire the international competence you need to communicate effectively across borders.

The Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

International Laureate Program - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The HACU-Laureate International Scholarship Program offers you an opportunity to study abroad at one of 15 different universities around the world. The scholarship program provides you with tuition assistance to encourage you to learn, live, and grow in another country. Information brochure and application are available here.

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program
The college of William and Mary, will provide a $5,000 award for two U. S. college students to work in the U. S. embassies in Paris and London and one U. S. college student to work in a component of the Office of the Secretary. The fellowships are available during summer sessions only. Applications of persons chosen by the Department of State for internships in London or Paris or in a component of the office of the Secretary and who have authorized the Department to provide their information to other organizations, will be forwarded to The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted with instructions on applying for a Harriman Fellowship. The Harriman Board has determined that only undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year and graduating seniors continuing their studies will be considered for the Fellowship. E-mail inquiries on the Fellowship Program should be addressed to:

Freeman-Asia Program
The Freeman-ASIA Program, generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. From 2001-2009, Freeman-ASIA provided scholarships for more than 4,000 U.S. undergraduate students to study in East and Southeast Asia. Detailed information will be available on December 1, 2010 on the program website at:

AustraLearn Scholarships
British Council
Council (CIEE) Scholarships
Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies Scholarship - (Spain)
Study Abroad Scholarships
Go Overseas Scholarship Scholarships