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Scholarships for Studying Abroad

Start applying for scholarships once you have applied to the program. Most scholarship deadlines are similar to program deadlines.

All study abroad scholarships and fellowships are highly competitive and require a high GPA and strong references. Eligibility may be limited to certain majors or based on class standing, location of study, careers, and other criteria. Most scholarships will have additional requirements that students must adhere to.

Please note that some of these programs allow you to apply on your own, but many of them require you to apply through your university and to be officially endorsed or nominated by your university. This process takes time, so plan ahead. IPO highly encourages students applying for competitive scholarships to work with Linfield's Director of Competitive Scholarships: Prof. Dawn Nowacki at

We have separated the scholarship opportunities into two sections. The first section provides information on scholarships that can potentially be used to help cover the cost of your Linfield study abroad program. The second sections provides information on scholarships and fellowships that can be used for non Linfield summer programs or post graduation opportunities.

National and Regional Scholarships Available for Linfield Study Abroad Programs


  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
    • Open to: Undergrads – American students planning to study in East or Southeast Asia with demonstrated financial need
    • Usual deadline: October
    • Fields: Any
    • Award: Up to $3000 for a summer, $5000 for a semester, $7000 for an academic year (international)
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program
    • The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:
      • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
      • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
      • The applicant is studying abroad for at least 28 days in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 28 consecutive days.
      • The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.
      • Award up to $5000 for study abroad (must be a minimum of four weeks), with amount contingent on amount of Pell grant eligibility (international)
  • Fund for Education Abroad
    • Scholarships for a number of different students including LGBT students, student athletes, and others. 
    • Up to $10,000
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    • $1,000 awards
  • Bridging Scholarship for study in Japan
    • $2,500 for a semester and $4,000 for a year
  • The Passport Portal for scholarships to cover the cost of passports. 
    • $145.00 


National Regional Scholarships Available for Summer Programs or Post Graduation 


  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships – Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students depending on cost and length of program.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program 
    • Open to: Graduates: apply as seniors, recent grads, and grad students (U.S. citizens)
    • Usual deadline: October
    • Fields: Any field, but most plan a project that builds cultural understanding
    • Award: Covers expenses for a year of travel and living expenses for overseas study/research; some awards offered for English language teaching (international)
    • Note: Language competency normally required

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