The Office of Global Education encourages students to pursue external scholarship opportunities to help fund their off-campus study. There are a number of scholarships available for students through national scholarship funds, local, and community organizations.
The Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.
Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC)
The Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) is sponsoring a Foundation for Global Scholars scholarship in 2014. Eligible applicants will be studying at a Colorado college or university in 2014, have the minimum required 2.5 GPA and will be studying in Japan of course for his or her study abroad program. This scholarship will not carry an additional essay requirement, rather any student which meets these criteria and applies for one of the standard listed Foundation scholarships – General, STA, Financial Need, STEM, Ethnically Diverse, or Colorado Universities ) – will automatically be considered for this award. The recipient will be expected to either blog twice during his or her time abroad or otherwise create a video of his or her Japanese experience.
Foundation for Global Scholars Board of Directors
The Foundation for Global Scholars Board of Directors is sponsoring a scholarship in this next award period which will also specifically supports a Colorado student. In addition to attending a Colorado institution, the recipient of this scholarship will also be a first generation college student. There are no additional requirements other than the standard application requirements (i.e. 2.5 GPA, attending a credit bearing program abroad, U.S. citizenship). And like the JASC scholarship, any applicant that meets the criteria and applies to any of the standard Foundation scholarships (General, STA, Financial Need, STEM, Ethnically Diverse, or Colorado Universities) will automatically be considered for this board scholarship. The recipient of this scholarship will be expected to write a formal letter of Thank You to the Foundation for Global Scholars board of directors.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Six decades ago, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships—a bold new initiative to meet the nation’s need for college teachers—began at Princeton University. Today, the Foundation has a suite of Fellowships that support the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields.
Global Student Fund Student Grant
Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. As with our faculty grants, GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return – ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. We are particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial
Supports study at a university in any country where Rotary is active. Applications may be due as early as 17 months before study is scheduled to begin. Contact your hometown Rotary Club(s) for information.
Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer various scholarships for study abroad. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racial diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply
Pueblo Hispanic American Foundation
The foundation focuses on removing financial as well as other barriers that might prevent students from securing an education, and gaining employment. The foundations purpose is to secure funds for scholarships and other educational support for low-moderate income students. Over eighty percent of the money raised by PHEF goes to providing students with support and services. Must be a resident of Colorado to apply.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Based in Washington, DC, APIASF was formed in 2003.
Study Abroad Turkey Scholarships for Minority Students
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants per year in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for a academic year, semester or summer. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native-American students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a university tin Turkey or Cyprus through an American educational institution or study abroad provider.
National Italian-American Foundation Scholarships
Eligible students are either Italian-American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements majoring in any area of study, or those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree of one or two years in the United Kingdom. Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. Up to forty scholarships are awarded annually.
Il Circular Italiano di Denver
Il Circolo Italiano awards scholarships to deserving undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in the second semester or quarter of his/her sophomore year and accepted in an established study program in Italy in conjunction with an American college or university. Applicant must be a Colorado resident. Must have a workable knowledge of the Italian language.
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)
BUTEX promotes mobility between universities and colleges in the UK and North America. Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
Fund for International Service-Learning
The Fund for International Service Learning (FISL) is offering $500 scholarships to aid students who are enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a credit-bearing International Service Learning program. Recipients are selected based on their academic and professional goals and accomplishments, as well as financial need.
Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, has makes it possible for ATJ to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) was created in 1969 by the United States Congress to fund the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. To complement its work, the IAF has reinstated its Fellowships for candidates for Ph.D. degrees from United States universities as they conduct their dissertation research. IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. The IAF disseminates research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development.
Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship
As we live in an increasingly “global world” we all must seek to find bridges, points of commonality, across the multitude of cultures that have come together during the 21st century. Muhammad Ali, guided by his six core principles, can bring peoples from different cultures together like no other person. To carry Muhammad Ali’s legacy as global unifier, the Muhammad Ali Center will be sponsoring the Muhammad Ali Center Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program.