Featured 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 & Intercultural Affairs.

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
    Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 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: October 6 for following Spring & Summer Semester, March 3rd for Fall Semester.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
  • 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 

    Killam Fellowships Program
  • 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 

    Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
  • 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.

    Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace