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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.
  • Generation Study Abroad Travel Awards for students to serve as ambassarods 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 Duquaine 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 Duquaine for details. 

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