Study Abroad Scholarships

Studying abroad is a major investment. We encourage all students to explore the options to make their study abroad program financially possible.

UA Little Rock Based Scholarships:

Outside of the scholarships offered by UA Little Rock, here is a list of external scholarships for you to consider as you plan your international education experience:

Scholarships Awarded by Outside Organizations

Name of Scholarship Eligibility Award Amount Deadline
Athletes Abroad Scholarship Student-athletes (club, intramural, or varsity) participating in any program or subject that confers credits toward degree completion. Varies November of the year prior to studying abroad
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, 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 program or internship. Here’s a helpful document as you think about and begin writing your Gilman Essays! $2,000-$5,000+ Summer/Fall/Year — early March | Spring – early October
Bridging Japan Scholarships U.S. undergraduates majoring in any field, studying in Japan for at least one semester $2,500-$4,000 Spring – early October | Fall – April
Boren (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarship Students must pursue study of languages, geographic areas and fields of study critical to U.S. National Security. Recipients are expected to fulfill service requirement with U.S. government upon graduation or termination of studies. Appointment with the Boren on-campus advisor is a required as part of application process. up to $20,000 UA Little Rock Campus Deadline – mid January
BUTEX Scholarships for UK Undergraduates studying at a BUTEX member university in the UK for at least one semester. £500 Fall/Year – mid June
Academic Programs International (API) Scholarships  Students participating in an API (A UA Little Rock approved program provider) study abroad program are eligible for these awards. Up to $1,000 Refer to Website
International Studies Abroad Scholarships Students participating in an ISA (A UA Little Rock approved program provider) study abroad program are eligible for these awards. Varies Refer to Website
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the CLS Program offers U.S. citizens intensive summer language institutes in 14 critical foreign languages; see link for additional details Almost 100% Funded Refer to Website
 USAC Scholarships  Students participating in an USAC (A UA Little Rock approved program provider) study abroad program are eligible for these awards.  Varies Refer to Website
Fulbright Summer Institutes in the United Kingdom U.S. freshmen and sophomores (ages 18+ with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete and at least 3.7 GPA), will be selected to attend a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program in the UK. Appointment with the Fulbright on campus advisor is required as part of application process. Fully Funded Late February
Garden Club of America Scholarships 27 merit-based scholarships, fellowships and awards in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines, botany, including medicinal and tropical, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research; see link for additional details Varies Refer to Website
GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship GoEuro is offering this European scholarship to financially assist international students with their studies.GoEuro will be granting three individual scholarships up to €2,000. up to €2,000 January 31, 2017
Go Overseas Scholarship Students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, any study abroad program. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. $500-$1,000 Refer to Website
Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship One student each year planning to study abroad in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asian cultures Varies November of the year prior to studying abroad
Hispanic Scholarship Fund For students with Hispanic heritage, at least a 2.5 GPA and US citizen. Emphasis on STEM majors $500-$5,000 late March/early April
Freeman Asia Scholarship Students who are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident; are an undergraduate student with a minimum 2.8 GPA and have at least one semester remaining at UA Little Rock; and have applied and been accepted to a study abroad program in Asia that awards academic credit. $3,000-$7,000 Summer/Early March; Fall/Early April; Spring/Mid-October
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Students with at least 3.75 GPA, active members of this organization and have been approved to attend a study abroad program that begins in May $1,000 mid February
PLATO Resources An online collection of study abroad scholarships for underrepresented students in study abroad and higher education. Varies Refer to Website
SIT (External Provider) Pell Grant Match Scholarship SIT will automatically match a student’s Pell award used for a semester program with SIT. Matched Pell Grant Amount Spring – early November | Fall – mid May | Summer – early April

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