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Study Abroad Scholarships

Students thinking of studying abroad should speak to the Director of Study Abroad and the office of financial aid. Aside from scholarships from BCA and ISEP, there are many outside scholarships available, and below are a few resources. It is important to note that many scholarship opportunities have deadlines that differ from Bridgewater College’s internal deadline and students are advised to research their options at least six to 12 months before the semester in which they plan to study abroad.

General Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program supports students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Must receive a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible.

Boren Awards for International Study
The Boren Awards provide scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (any area outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand).

Critical Language Scholarship
A fully-funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students interested in learning a critical language.

Fund for Education Abroad
A non-profit organization committed to increasing the opportunities for students to study abroad. Scholarships can be applied towards semester, year-long or summer programs. They also have a dedicated scholarship for LGBTQ students.

GO! Study Abroad Scholarships
GO! Overseas offers scholarships of up to $1,000 to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, study abroad programs of any duration. Awards are made on the basis of creativity, analytical thinking, and passion for studying abroad.

Humane Studies Fellowships
Awarded to outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

International Education Financial Aid

International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Resource Center

Rhodes Scholarships
Rhodes Scholars are chosen for their outstanding scholarly achievements, their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. 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.

Rotary International
Scholarships range from $12,000 – $26,000. Deadlines vary from March to mid-July for study beginning the next academic year.


German Academic Exchange Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers a variety of scholarships as well as provides financial support to over 50,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study.

German Honorary Society Scholarship
Inducted members of the Delta Phi Alpha German honorary society are eligible to apply for the Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbindung scholarship, which helps to defray the costs of a semester abroad in a German-speaking country.

Scholarship Portal
Funding opportunities for studying, working or performing research in one of the European nations.


Blakemore Foundation
Highly competitive grants given to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. Note the December application deadline.

Bridging Scholarship
The Bridging Scholarship offers a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarships
Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia.

Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship
Scholarships available through the Japanese government for study in Japan.

Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship
Monbukagakusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), offers five different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan.