Study Abroad Scholarships

There are a multitude of scholarship options for study abroad! In addition to the resources listed below, please make sure to download our Scholarship Resource Flyer, which we update at least once a semester with deadline information and new scholarship opportunities as we’re made aware of them. It’s a great cheat sheet to see which scholarships you may be eligible for and when the applications are due! You’ll also find several scholarships to apply for through our website, including the ones detailed below. Additionally, the GSU Scholarship Resource Center has a database of hundreds of scholarships cataloged on their website. You can also stop by their office in person at 251 Sparks Hall to see what resources they have for study abroad scholarships. Another resource for study abroad scholarships is, a study abroad scholarship search engine.

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University-Wide Study Abroad Scholarships

The International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship is open to students enrolled in degree or certificate programs who will be earning credit for an experience abroad. The minimum institutional GPA is 2.75 for undergraduates and 3.2 for graduate students. Your study abroad program application is your scholarship application for the IEF! All qualified applicants who:

  • have been accepted to a GSU program or approved for a non-GSU program
  • have paid their deposit (for GSU faculty-led programs only)

by the deadlines listed below will be considered for the scholarship. For more information, please visit our website.


Summer/Maymester 2018 February 15th, 2018
Fall/Academic Year April 13th, 2018
Spring 2019 October 15th, 2018

The Global Experience Scholarship (GES) is open to students receiving need-based financial aid. The minimum institutional GPA is 2.75 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduate students.


Summer/Maymester 2018 February 15th, 2018
Fall/Academic Year April 13th, 2018
Spring 2019 October 15th, 2018

The Kortney Easterly Cosmopolitan Scholarship is open to all full-time, undergraduate students at GSU with a minimum GPA of 3.0; preference is given to students who have never traveled abroad. Recipients must be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a credit-bearing study abroad or international internship during the summer term. This award is generously sponsored by Kortney Easterly, an alumna of GSU and GSU Study Abroad! For more information & to apply online, visit our website.
The First Generation Study Abroad Fellowship is a $2000 scholarship from the Study Abroad Programs Office for the Maymester/Summer term. First generation, degree-seeking GSU students in good standing are eligible to apply. A first generation student is defined as a person whose mother and father did not complete a 4-year college degree. For more information & to apply online, visit our website.
The Coca-Cola Global Ambassador Scholarship is open to first generation college students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at GSU. Preference is given to Robinson College of Business students and students with little international experience. The minimum institutional GPA for undergraduate students is 2.75 and the minimum institutional GPA for graduate students is 3.0. Applicants must be accepted to or in the process of enrolling in a credit-bearing study abroad program. Awards range from $1500 - $2500 based on the length of the program. For more information & to apply online, visit our website

College & Departmental Study Abroad Scholarships

The Robinson College of Business  (RCB) & the Institute of International Business (IIB) sponsor several study abroad scholarships for RCB and IIB students, including the Mary Kathleen Berry Study Abroad Scholarship, the Nita Robinson Scholars Program, and the Air Cargo scholarship. You can find more information about these scholarships and the application deadlines by searching our application portal. All RCB scholarships will be marked as such in the application portal.
Open to Honors students of any major who are in good standing in the Honors College, the Mary Lou Grabbe Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 award in support of Honors College students enrolling in a credit-bearing study abroad or international internship program. For more information please contact the Honors College.
The Goodale Family Scholarship is for high achieving students in International Studies. Recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students traveling to do research or study in a country the student has not yet visited. Preference will be given to students who wish to study and/or conduct research in Mexico. Preference will also be given to students for whom the trip is their first journey abroad. For more information about the eligibility requirements for this scholarship and the application deadline, please visit the application page on our website.

National Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Advisors are more than happy to advise students on the national study abroad scholarships listed below! We host scholarship essay-writing workshops (check our calendar for upcoming scholarship workshops & info sessions!) as well as review scholarship essays one-on-one with students. Please email a Study Abroad Advisor or drop by during their office hours to discuss scholarship applications.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships for Pell Grant recipients studying or interning abroad for credit who will be in country for at least 28 days. Preference is given to students traveling to non-traditional locations and from underrepresented backgrounds. Recipients are required to complete a Follow-on Service Project that promotes international education and the Gilman Scholarship Program at the student's' home institution or in their community. For more information and to apply, please visit the Gilman website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office. Check our calendar for upcoming Gilman Scholarship workshops!


Spring 1st Tuesday in October
Early Decision Summer 1st Tuesday in October
Summer 1st Tuesday in March
Fall/Academic Year 1st Tuesday in March

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. For more information about application cycles, eligibility requirements & to apply online, please visit the Freeman-ASIA website.

The spring 2017 application will open in September 2016 and close in mid-October.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply online, please visit the CLS Program website.

Applications for the 2017 CLS Program will be made available in September 2016.

The David L. Boren National Security Education Program Scholarship (Boren Scholarship) is a federally-funded study abroad scholarship designed to encourage career-related skills development in preparation for efforts/activities that would lead to opportunities in federal service. Awards range from up to $20,000 for academic year-long study, up to $10,000 for semester-long study, and up to $8,000 for summer-long study. U.S. citizens enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education wishing to study outside of the U.S. in non-traditional locations during their undergraduate studies and pursue study of a critical need language (see the Boren website for more details) are eligible to apply. Students who wish to apply for the Boren Scholarship can apply directly at or participate in the campus review process here at GSU. Please email Stephen Murray at to make an appointment to discuss the Boren Scholarship. Also make sure to check our calendar for upcoming Boren Scholarship info sessions!

The campus review deadline will be in early January 2017 and the application deadline for 2017-2018 will be early February 2017.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals are eligible to apply. Contact our Fulbright Campus Representative Katrina Helz to apply:
Bridging Scholarship: Open to undergraduates studying in Japan for a semester or academic year
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study & research in Germany