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Scholarships - Daytona Beach students

Funding should not be a barrier for your studies abroad, below you will find both internal and external scholarship/grant opportunities. Please do your own research, as well, and you may be able to find more scholarships.

ERAU Students: if you are interested in talking more about various scholarships, please contact the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at or you can click on this link:

Internal ERAU Daytona Scholarships (Daytona Students ONLY)

    • The Office of Undergraduate Research’s Research Abroad Grant provides support for undergraduate students who wish to add a research component to their ERAU study abroad experience.
    • Click here for more information: Research Abroad Call for Mini Proposals 2020-21.pdf
    • ERAU DB Student Veterans only 
    • Deadline for Submission:             Currently Closed
    • Notification of Award:                   March 30, 2020
    • Scholarship applications should be  emailed to

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External Scholarships


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - October 2021 Deadline - Applications will open in mid August 2021 for applicants whose programs start between December 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022.
(Must be a U.S. citizen and receiving the Federal Pell Grant)
The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. 

Boren Scholarship   (U.S. Citizens Only) - The 2022 Boren Scholarships application is due on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 5 pm Eastern
Boren Fellowships: The 2022 Boren Fellowships application is due on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5 pm Eastern

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate 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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Awards range from $8,000 to $20,000 and can be used for summer programs.
Freeman Asia Scholarship  Currently closed 
(U.S. citizen or permanent resident) 
Open to most undergraduate majors
Award range:Summer Award: up to $3,000
Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
Academic Year Award: up to $7,000​ 2.8 GPA or higher
​The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes - Applications open late November 2021
The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Depending on the Institute, students will have the opportunity to: study alongside leading academics and professionals, develop knowledge in specific fields, experience cultural and social events, visit UK cultural sites and areas of scenic beauty, receive credit to transfer to their home institution, meet people from different backgrounds and cultures and become an ambassador for studying in the UK, for the Fulbright Commission and their host institution(s).
Qualifications: US citizen and possess a US passport, little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America. minimum GPA of 3.7. be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme, be able to participate in the programme in its entirety and have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Now Open - Application deadline September 15, 2021
Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
The Fulbright organizations offers
  • Study/Research: Academic: Offered for projects in all Academic and Creative & Performing Arts fields. Applicants can propose their own independent study/research projects or, in some countries, can propose to enroll in a graduate program. 
  • Study/Research: Creative & Performing Arts: See above under Study/Research: Academic.
  • English Teaching Assistant program  Programs that place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms.
  • Fulbright-National Geographic program: Offered for proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue or issues in one country, or in multiple countries, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced from one country to another. 


APIEA the Asia Pacific International Education Association
  • is a need based scholarship of $25,000 worth granted by APIEA each year to students on study abroad programs based on academic performance and community involvement, financial need, and inclusion in traditionally underrepresented communities in study abroad.
  • Students who are enrolled in a study abroad program will be eligible to apply for APTU Scholarship. Eligibility will be prioritized for students who participate in a program to Asia-Pacific. For requesting the scholarship funding, students are encouraged to send resumes, transcripts and other helpful information to
 Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan (U.S. Citizens Only): Currently Closed
  • Open to all undergraduate majors for a semester/year abroad
  • The Bridging Scholarship program is accepting applications from American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan that begin in Fall 2021. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized credit-bearing exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000-$4,500, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, individuals, and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation). Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, before the pandemic shut down study aborad programs worldwide, 20 students received scholarships for study in Japan in the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for Bridging Scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.
  • Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
    Country eligible: Japan
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Diverse International Women of Color Fund  Notification of Awards: June 14, 2021 - Distribution of Awards: June 21, 2021
 Diverse International Women of Color’s mission is to inspire, encourage and promote opportunities for women of color to travel abroad, experience different cultures and broaden their horizons beyond the United States.

Education New Zealand: Generation Study Abroad (U.S. Citizen) - Currently Closed
  • Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA). As a country partner to the Generation Study Abroad initiative, Education New Zealand offers US$2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.
  • Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA). All eight (8) New Zealand Universities offer $500 Excellence Awards to US students studying for a semester at the universities.
  • Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA)Participating New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics offer $500 Excellence Awards to US students studying for a semester at an Institute of Technology/Polytechnic.
German Universities of Applied Sciences Study and Study/Study Internship Program February 15 for SP, IP & SIP:
Study Program (SP), Internship Program (IP) and Study and Internship Program (SIP) starting in Fall of that same year

Competitive candidates will be awarded a 1,000€ travel scholarship to cover transatlantic travel 
  • Eligible? Full-time students in good academic standing currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university (college or university must be based in the U.S. or in Canada). U.S. or Canadian citizenship is not required.
  • Currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in a field represented on UAS7 campuses - engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism, social work. 
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Study one semester and intern the next. 
  • UAS7 offers undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities the possibility to experience the practice-oriented education of German universities of applied sciences. Students can choose to study and/or intern at one of seven top university locations throughout Germany – in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster or Osnabrück.
German Universities of Applied Science STUDY PROGRAM (SP)  Currently Closed
f you want to focus on the opportunity to spend a semester at a UAS7 University of Applied Sciences, the Study Program (SP) is right for you. Most students who spend a semester at a UAS7 member as a visiting/exchange student are able to transfer their credits back to their home institution.  
All successful applicants receive a full tuition waiver and the benefits provided to exchange students at the host University of Applied Sciences. Successful SP applicants are eligible for a UAS7 Travel Scholarship. 

Fund for Education Abroad Applications open on July 1, 2021 - Applications deadline September 15, 2021
APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW OPEN for Spring 2022! A complete list of FEA eligibility requirements can be found on our website:
FEA's application is entirely online, and includes an online application form, a financial aid form (completed by the financial aid office), an unofficial transcript, and a recommendation letter. If you are a student going abroad with one of our Access Partners, we advise you to select that Access Partner when prompted on your application. More details about the application and descriptions of all available scholarships, including Access Partner scholarships, can be found here:
FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students. In addition to the general scholarships, FEA also awards the Rainbow Scholarship, awarded to a deserving LGBTQ student who aims to participate in an education abroad program. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. FEA was established as a 501(c) (3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider.
If you are interested in reviewing scholarship applications or have any other questions, please reach out to Program Manager Lucia Villarruel at or 202-349-7356.

Killam Fellowships Program Open Competition: Currently Closed
Killam Fellowship Program is an excellent opportunity for U.S. students (must be a U.S. Citizen to apply) to spend one semester or a full academic year at a University in Canada.Cash award $5,000 per semester
  • Health insurance allowance
  • Up to $800 for in country travel
  • Fall orientation in Ottawa, ON and Spring Seminar in Washington, D.C.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply
  • Canadian Universities options: ETS - Concordia
ItaliaRail's Italy Study Abroad Scholarship Currently Closed- Winners will be chosen after the deadline for submission has ended, and those selected will be notified on January 15th 2019.
ItaliaRail is committed to helping students study abroad in Italy and immerse themselves in the country’s rich and dynamic culture.
The ItaliaRail Scholarship is open to those who have enrolled in their college or university's Study Abroad program in Italy.
 We will be awarding two scholarships of $1,000 each, plus a 3-day Italy Rail Pass for each winner. 

The Mitchell Scholarship Program - Applications for 2022-2023 Academic Year NOW open
(U.S. citizen, 18-29 years old, must already have bachelors degree)
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

GTOS Scholarship
  • Open to all graduate and undergraduate majors
  • Military Scholarships
    Eligibility: Students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military and are enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree. Award: $5,000 currently closed go to the website linked from the "GTOS Scholarship" above to apply
  • Undergraduate Scholarship - currently closed (Open to legal residents of the United States - excluding Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands) Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree. Award:$5,000.Go to the website linked from the "GTOS Scholarship" above to apply)
  • Graduate Scholarship - currently closed (Open to legal residents of the United States - excluding Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands) Eligibility: Graduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.Award: $5,000.  (go to the website linked from the "GTOS Scholarship" above to apply)
German UAS7/DAAD Study and Internship Program Scholarship - Currently Closed
  • Open to most majors
  • Awarded during the six months of university study
  • Internship possibility
  • Country eligible: Germany
Go Abroad
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Go Overseas Scholarship Currently Closed
Any student applying to any study abroad program is eligible (undergraduate, graduate, US & international)
Deadlines may change from semester to semester
One $500 scholarship will be awarded
All majors considered

$1,500 Grant Stipend to support Undergraduate Research while on Study Abroad Program!!!
Please click here to see the document Research Abroad Proposal 2020

Owner Direct Vacation Rentals Study Away Scholarship Submit between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021
 (U.S. or Canadian full-time student over 18 yrs old and enrolled at an accredited university or college worldwide)
At Owner Direct, we value the benefits of education and travel as a way to learn first-hand about the world we live in. To encourage this, we are offering one student a $500 scholarship to put towards studying away from home. From plane tickets and tuition costs to outings and excursions, this scholarship money can be used to cover any expenses associated with studying away from home. 

PLATO  Project Scholarship 
The PLATO project is continuing to collect resources and information to help increase participation by diverse students in study abroad.

Rotary Club Grants
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.
What global grants support
  • Global grants can fund:
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

Scott's Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) 
A $1,000 scholarship awarded each fall and spring semester to a permanent U.S. resident enrolled in an accredited higher education program and planning to study abroad.

STA Travel Scholarships 
At the time of applying, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree.  No current scholarships. 

Study Scholarship Essay Contest  (legal U.S. residents only, 18 yrs. or older) Currently Closed
Have you been dreaming about studying abroad? Whether you want the travel experience, to pursue your academic and artistic passions around the world, to learn a new language, or something else entirely, studying abroad might be the opportunity of a lifetime. You could expand your horizons—literally and figuratively—learn about yourself, and have a great time while you’re at it.
But how do you pay for it? The idea of funding a semester or year abroad might seem daunting at first. But even if you’re not sure how you might afford a study abroad program, don’t count yourself out quite yet. Study abroad scholarships could be what you’re looking for to help you cover the cost of that international experience. doesn’t want you to give up on your dream of traveling, meeting people from around the world, seeing new places and learning new things. Rather, we want to help make that dream happen. To that end, we’ve put together an annual study abroad scholarship to go towards program costs, if you apply and are selected. This year’s scholarship prize is for $1000.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship (U.S. citizen, permanent resident or currently studying in the U.S. on a student visa) FALL 2020 DEADLINE:Canceled due to COVID-19
SPRING 2021 DEADLINE: Currently Closed

Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

Udall Foundation Scholarship Currently Closed
Open to U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident)
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship -Currently Closed
  • Each year, Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarships are awarded to college students demonstrating an interest in pursuing engineering related careers in vertical flight technology.
    The Foundation scholarship awards are made possible solely by tax deductible donations that have been established and contribute to an endowment. The scholarships are solely merit-based and the value of scholarships range up to $6,000 (USD).
  • To be eligible for a scholarship:
    **You do not need to be a member of the Vertical Flight Society, but we encourage you to explore the many benefits student membership  can provide.
    **Applicants must be in the relevant degree program at least one-term after the scholarship will be presented at the Society's Annual Forum in the month of May.
    **Applicants must be a full-time college student at an accredited school in a technical program. Technical disciplines relevant to complex aeronautics or aeronautics engineering or aviation systems, even if not directly considered vertical lift engineering, will receive equal consideration.
    **A student can receive an award once as an undergraduate, once as a graduate student in a master's degree program, and once as a graduate student in a doctoral program.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Currently closed  -  Previously submitted applications decision announced April 15, 2020
  • Open to most undergraduate majors
  • Award Range: $5,000-$23,000
  • Eligible countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden
  • Candidates must be graduate students intending to carry out a research project in Scandinavia