Study Abroad Scholarships

There are many local, national, and international scholarships available to help students pursue study abroad. For complete information about these opportunities, please see the Office of International Affairs at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/oia

 

Featured Local Scholarships

UAA Elizabeth Tower Endowment for Canadian Studies

The goal of the Elizabeth Tower Endowment for Canadian Studies is to increase the visibility of Canadian studies at UAA and in the community and to improve opportunities for UAA students wanting to study in Canada. Funds will be made available on a case-by-case basis to students who have demonstrated an interest in Canada and may include, but are not limited to, study in Canada, attendance at a Canadian or Canada Studies conference, research travel in Canada, or organization of a Canadian event at UAA.

For: UAA Students • Field: All fields • Deadline: continuing basis from September 1 until April 1 annually • Web site: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/intl/canstud.cfmContact: Dr. Robert Capuozza, rmcapuozza@uaa.alaska.edu

UAA Kibrik & Bergelson Study or Research in Russia Scholarship

Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship offers financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses including air travel to or from Russia to University of Alaska Anchorage students who are studying or conducting research in Russia. Preference will be given to those that are majoring in language, communications, and/or anthropology.

Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors • Field: All fields; preference given to majors in language, communications, and/or anthropology. • Deadline: September 15 and March 15 annually • Web site: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships/kibrik_russia.cfmContact: Dr. Susan M. Kalina afsmk@uaa.alaska.edu

 

Featured National and International Scholarships

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (All programs) 

All UAA students are eligible. Phi Kappa Phi offers grants to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Students need to have completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Students' study abroad plan should relate directly to their academic preparation, potential career choice, and commitment to the welfare of others. Students must also be returning to UAA after their study abroad experience.

For: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors • Field: All fields • National Deadline: April 1, 2012 • Web site: http://www.phikappaphi.org

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (All languages)

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Award amounts vary depending on length of study and student need, but average $4,000.  Students studying a critical language, including Chinese and Russian, can receive up to an additional $3,000.

For: Pell Grant Recipients, all years • Field: All fields • National Deadline: Apply the semester before studying abroad.  Deadlines: March 1 for Summer and Fall Semesters, October 4 for Spring Semester • Web site: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Freeman Asia Awards for Study in Asia (China, Japan, Korea)

Designed to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study abroad in East Asia by supporting students with verifiable need for financial assistance. Students with little or no previous experience in the proposed country of study. Recipients must agree to conduct a service project to promote study in Asian upon return to UAA.

Freeman-ASIA is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation with offices in New York, NY, Stowe, VT and Honolulu, HI. The Freeman Foundation's major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia. Through education and educational institutes, the Foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories, and economies in the United States and a better understanding of the American people and of American Institutions and purposes by the peoples of East Asia.

For: All years • Field: Study abroad in Asia • National Deadline: Summer Abroad-mid-February; Fall/Academic Year Abroad-early April; Spring/Early Academic Year Abroad-mid-October • Web site:  http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia

Killam Fellowships Program (Canada)

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $10,000 ($5,000 US per semester). Further, the Foundation provides all Killam Fellows with an allowance of $500 US to offset health insurance costs. In addition, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada.

For: Qualified undergraduates • Field: All fields • 2011-2012 Application: Open September 1, 2010 • Web site: http://www.killamfellowships.com

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes 

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers scholarships for intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.  Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.

The CLS Program provides fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the intermediate and advanced levels for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students and recent graduates.  Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. 

For: Qualified undergraduates and graduate students • Field: All fields • Application: Opens in early September, due in mid-November • Web site: http://clscholarship.org/

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace (Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools. They are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

Web site: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/fellowships_scholarships/kwd.htm