Study Abroad Scholarships

Study abroad programs costs can be offset by using grants and scholarships. Typically, scholarship applications are due about six to nine months before you plan to study. We recommend applying to scholarships as soon as possible, even before acceptance.

Featured Scholarships

USU Exchange

The Office of Global Engagement is offering scholarships for USU exchange programs. Scholarships up to $1,500 per semester per student may be available.

Gilman Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

If you are currently receiving a Pell Grant, then you are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application deadlines and timemline.

Check out Gilman Scholar and USU student McKinley's posts from Peru as she blogged for the Gilman Scholarship Program.

USU Scholarships

U.S. Government Scholarships

  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: For undergrad or grad study in areas, languages, and files of study that are critical to U.S. national security. On campus deadline: Three weeks before the Boren deadline. Please complete all parts of the Boren application before our deadline and schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor to review before you submit the application.
  • Critical Language Scholarships: Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. students. Deadline: December.
  • Gilman Scholarship: For students currently receiving Pell Grants. Deadline: September for Spring, March for Fall/Academic Year placements.
  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship: A new national scholarship named after the late senator John McCain, 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. Learn more about the Gilman-McCain Scholarship deadline.
  • ProjectGO

Regional/Country Specific Scholarships

Graduate School Scholarships

Popular Study Abroad Scholarships

Deadlines vary. Please refer to program websites for most current application and deadline information.

Find a scholarship that fits your program and needs. Choose from popular national scholarships or use a scholarship search engine to find more.