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National Scholarship Programs

Unless a website is noted, applications for these competitive scholarships are available in the Office of Overseas Study.

  • The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant from the French Embassy in the U.S. for students double-majoring in French and another major discipline who plan to study abroad in France for fewer than 90 days.
  • The Boren Awards for study in nontraditional destinations. Students must demonstrate an interest in national security and language study. Contact Katie Saur for the internal IUB application date.
  • Institute for Study Abroad - Butler University provides Indiana University with a number of $500 - $1,000 scholarships to award to IU students who will be studying abroad on any IFSA-Butler University program. Contact Anna Bragin for IUB application date.
  • Institute for Study Abroad - Butler University provides special scholarships to IU students participating in IFSA-Butler programs in Latin America (with priority given to IUHPFL program alumni who participated in the Merida and Viña del Mar summer programs). Students selected for these scholarships will receive $750 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $3,000 for academic year programs. Contact Anna Bragin for IUB application date.
  • CIEE Bowman Travel Grants for study on CIEE programs in non-traditional destinations.
  • CIEE Scholarships based on financial need and merit for study on a CIEE program.
  • The U.S. and German governments fund the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany. Open to applicants in all fields, with preference given to students in STEM, agriculture, business and vocational fields. 
  • Foundation for Education Abroad Scholarships, including Rainbow Scholarship for a deserving LGBT student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.
  • Freeman-Asia Awards for students who demonstrate financial need for study in East or Southeast Asia. Contact Elizabeth Shuman for details.
  • Generation Study Abroad Travel Awards for students to serve as ambassadors during/after study in New Zealand.
  • Gilman Scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need.
  • IES Abroad need-based, merit-based, diversity scholarships, legacy scholarships and disability grants available for study on an IES program.
  • Loyola University’s John Felice Rome Center offers a partial fee reduction scholarship to IU participants. Contact Anna Bragin for specific details.
  • Max Kade Overseas Travel Scholarships facilitated by the IU Institute of Germanic Studies
  • SIT Study Abroad scholarships of $1,500 to IU participants. This scholarship can be used in combination with the SIT Pell Grant Match up to a total award of $3000. Contact Anna Bragin for details. 
  • The Turkish Coalition of America offers scholarship of $500 to $2,000 for American students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) of minority and heritage communities (African American, Armenian American, Bosnian American, Filipino American, Hispanic American, Macedonian American, Native American). Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Study abroad is like spring training for this century. It helps you develop the fundamentals, the teamwork, and the determination to succeed."

-Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State