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External Scholarships

Please note: ETSU students must attend an education abroad interest session, submit all application materials before the Education Abroad deadlines, and be accepted into the program prior to applying for the opportunities below.

Pell Grant Eligible Students
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to make study abroad more accessible and inclusive for students with limited financial means. The Gilman Scholarship ensures that Americans of all backgrounds engage internationally, foster mutual understanding and develop skills critical to national security, economic prosperity and students’ futures. Students receiving Pell Grants can earn up to $8,000 for study abroad program expenses, including airfare, tuition, room and board, and other program costs. Students who have not studied abroad before, students from underrepresented backgrounds, and Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces are especially encouraged to apply. Please see ETSU's Prestigious Awards website for more information.

Military Dependent Students
The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Diversity and Identity Scholarships
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. The Fund for Education Abroad considers financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide scholarship recipients.

Rainbow Scholarship
The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer $500 scholarships for fall and spring semesters as well as summer term. Five scholarships are available for each semester and two scholarships are available for summer. Students going abroad for the full fall, spring or summer terms are eligible to apply. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Non-Traditional Locations/ Critical Language Study
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.

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships can provide undergraduate students with up to $20,000, and Boren Fellowships can provide graduate students with up to $30,000. Please see ETSU's Prestigious Awards website for more information.

Other Scholarships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship 

First Trip Scholarship

Bridging Scholarships (Japan)

British Council Scholarships

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (Germany)

Diversity Abroad Inclusive Ireland Scholarship

InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship

International Education Financial Aid website,

Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program (Japan)

Kindly Note: the scholarships listed above are not ETSU-endorsed programs. The organizations above have no affiliation with ETSU.
This means that ETSU is not accountable for the decisions or actions of the organizations above.


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