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Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid & Scholarships
The financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans a student receives during Fall/Spring semester at ETSU can usually be applied to a semester abroad exchange program. Summer, winter and direct enrollment students may, as well, under certain circumstances. All students planning to study abroad should meet with a Financial Aid Counselor (Amy Collins, to be certain.

ETSU Study Abroad Scholarships
for students approved to study abroad
  • "ETSU International Education Scholarship"
    • This scholarship is $0 - $3,500
    • Offered to Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter applicants
    • Awards based on merit, financial need, and essay quality
    • Please read instructions below for full eligibility criteria
  • "ETSU International Education Scholarship" with an add-on for "Summer $1,000 Scholarship"
    • This scholarship is an add-on to the International Education Scholarship. Students cannot apply to this scholarship alone.
    • This scholarship is for an additional $1,000
    • Offered to Summer applicants only
    • Awards based on merit, financial need, and essay quality
    • Please read instructions below for full eligibility criteria
  • Bach Provost Study Abroad Scholarship
    • Grant awards typically are between $500 to $1000; exceptions may be made for documented extraordinary need
    • Used for short-term (summer) or semester/year programs
    • Undergraduates only; minimum GPA = 2.75
    • Preference given to students pursuing (a) a major/minor that includes study abroad as a requirement or a designated alternative for a formal curricular requirement; or (B) enhancing foreign language competency related to a formal academic degree program. 
    • May be combined with #1 ETSU International Education Scholarship 
  • "Dorian Sanchez Scholarship"
    • This scholarship is for $500
    • Offered to Fall/Spring semester abroad students; preference given to academic year students
    • Please read instructions below for full eligibility criteria

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. Complete the scholarship Instructions and Application Form. 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
  4. Note: incomplete applications will not be considered
Scholarship Deadlines
  Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall
Spring 2021 Summer  2021
International Education
Scholarship (IE)
October 31, 2019  March 1, 2020 March 15, 2020 October 1, 2020 January 31, 2021
IE + $1,000 Summer
N/A January 31, 2020 N/A N/A Early Deadline: November 15th, 2020
Official Deadline:
January 31, 2021
Dorian Sanchez Scholarship
(for semester/academic year students)
October 31, 2019 N/A March 15, 2020 October 1, 2020 N/A


Scholarship Money Distribution: Please note that if awarded the scholarship, the money will be added to the student's ETSU account. Because of federal regulations, the money be disbursed a few days before the study abroad course's start date. 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


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