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Scholarships and Grants

There are various ways to fund an education abroad program, including scholarships and grants. The following are lists of internal and external scholarships as well as education abroad grants that you may be eligible for:

UHCL Internal Scholarships

  International Education Fee Award Scholarship

The merit-based financial support offered through the International Education Fee Award Scholarship is available for graduate and undergraduate students wishing to internationalize their education experience at UHCL. The award is designed to be used by students wishing to study abroad, for international exchange students or as an emergency fund for students participating in study abroad or international exchange.

Selection for the award primarily focuses on the merit of the international experience and the quality of the student’s application. 


  Amy Linn O’Sullivan Memorial Student Experience Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate or graduate/professional UHCL students wishing to participate in an education abroad program recognized by the Office of the Provost and Office of International Admissions and Programs. Selection for the award is based on merit, quality of application and length and location of the program, with special preference to the Dolphin Study in the Amazon program. Granting of the award is also contingent upon the completion of a one-hour presentation based on the student’s participation in the approved education abroad program.

Amy Linn O’Sullivan epitomized a life fully lived with courage and delight, no matter the effort or obstacle. A graduate of UHCL with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science in 2002 and a Mater of Arts in Multicultural Studies in 2004, unfortunately, her life ended too soon. In her 31 years, she packed more passion, intelligence, curiosity, activism and adventure into her life than most, and all along the way, she learned and shared with others. To honor her work, her life and her causes, her family established the Amy O’Sullivan Memorial Student Experience Fund. 


External Scholarships

  Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship (from the Pan American Round Tables of Texas)

The Pan American Round Tables of Texas offers two scholarships named after Florence Terry Griswold.

  • Scholarship I is awarded to assist a female student from a Pan American country (other than the United States) in pursuing her studies in the state of Texas.
  • Scholarship II is awarded to assist a female student or faculty member from Texas in pursuing her studies in another Pan American country.

This is an annual scholarship with a deadline of Jan. 31. Complete scholarship info is at

  China Internship Program (by CRCC Asia)

CRCC Asia encourages on-the-ground work experience and experiential learning in their internship program. All programs include specialist internship visa, accommodations, airport pickup, social programming, English-speaking supervisors and continuous support from teams in Beijing and Shanghai. Tailor-made options for program are also available. For more information, visit

  AASCU-Chinese Government Scholarship

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities or AASCU designated scholarship from the Chinese Embassy is only eligible for undergraduate students from AASCU member institutions to study one academic year in Chinese language combined with a selection of academic subjects. The value of scholarship awards, offered by China Scholarship Council, is designated to the Chinese universities, not to the individual students. Candidates are encouraged to apply from the list of Chinese institutions AASCU recommends (see Recourse Section on AASCU website).

These AASCU partner institutions have students and faculty exchange programs. The academic program in China begins in early September 2016 and is expected to be completed in July 2017. Visit for more information about the scholarship.


  Marshall Scholarships

These scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. This is an annual scholarship with a deadline of October 1st. Complete scholarship info is at

  Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Both the Scholarship and the Fellowship are annual application processes with application deadlines typically in late January.

Complete Boren Awards info is at

  Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
  The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. There are separate deadline for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Complete Gilman Scholarship info is at
  Fulbright Programs
  A variety of programs supports graduating seniors, graduate students, professionals, educators, and artists who study or conduct research. It is for both foreign and U.S. citizens, the former to study or conduct research in the U.S. and the latter to do so abroad. Application deadlines vary depending on the program. Complete Fulbright Program info is at
  Rhodes Scholars
  The Rhodes Trust provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The Rhodes Scholarship application is available each year beginning in early July. The annual application deadline is 11:59 PM eastern standard time on the first Wednesday of October. Complete Rhodes Scholarship info is at

Education Abroad Grants

  Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Education Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year: 50 awards in session A and 25 awards in Session B.

  • Session A - Apply Dec 15, 2016 - Feb 15, 2017 (Travel must start May 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017)
  • Session B - Apply Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 (Travel must start Dec 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018)

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant if you meet ALL of the following:

  1. Attend an undergraduate institution with an active chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  3. The study abroad program begins between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018

Also, you must have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before the session deadline, and you must provide a letter of acceptance or a letter confirming your application, on official letterhead, as part of the application.

Additional Scholarship Resources

  • AIFS Scholarships and Grants -Scholarships and grants that AIFS provides. Applicable to all AIFS study abroad programs.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman - Open to Pell Grant eligible students.
  • Fund for Education Abroad - The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population.
  • Scholarships - List various scholarships available from merit-based to destination specific.
  • IIE Organization - IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants were made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in an academic internship or service-learning experiences abroad.
  • Go Overseas - Blog on 42 Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants to Apply for in 2020
  • USA Study Abroad Scholarship and program information for U.S. Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Zonta International - Women in Business Scholarship - Women of any age, pursuing a business program with a major or field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.
  • Hi USA- Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.
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