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The University of Scranton Study Abroad Program


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Scholarships and Grants

Study Abroad Scholarships Available to University of Scranton Students
There are two different kinds of study abroad scholarships available to University of Scranton Students; those that are funded by the University and those that are externally funded. The following scholarships and internally funded: The John Corcoran Scholarship, The Provost's International Study Grant and the Denise Dubbels Memorial Scholarship. 
John Corcoran Scholarship
The purpose of the John Corcoran Scholarship is to provide financial awards to meritorious students from Northeastern Pennsylvania participating in a study abroad program in Ireland (Sponsored by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick). Award is made every other year (even numbered academic years) and the current amount awarded by the Friendly Sons is $5,000.00.
Provost's International Study Grant
Supplemental merit-based grants for University of Scranton students who show a commitment to language study, service to others, social justice and international development. Importance placed on study in the following geographical areas: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Other geographical areas will also be considered. Amount of the award varies. Deadline for application: April 1st for summer & fall semesters and academic year; October 7th for  spring semester
The Denise Dubbels Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship was created by students and faculty members in memory of Denise, an Honors Program student and member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program, who died as a result of an automobile accident while studying in Russia. Her degree was conferred posthumously in 1994. The scholarship aids students who plan to study in developing countries. Amount of the award varies. Deadline for application: April 1st for summer & fall semesters and academic year; October 7th for spring semester.
The following scholarships and grants are externally funded.  
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia 
Freeman-ASIA Awards are available for students participating in undergraduate study abroad programs in the following countries and regions: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The primary goal of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), an IIE-administered program generously supported by the Freeman Foundation, is to increase the number of American undergraduates to study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and the financial assistance they will need. Since its inception, Freeman-ASIA has supported over 2,600 U.S. students to study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. For more information, please see: Freeman Grant. Note that Freeman Scholarship applications are facilitated by Dr. Mary Engel.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. This congressionally funded program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. The Gilman scholarship program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study abroad and those with high financial need. To be eligible students MUST be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Dept. of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.  For more information, please see: Gilman Scholarship. Note that Gilman Scholarships applications are facilitated by Dr. Mary Engel.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan 
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. For more information, please see: Bridging Scholarship.
The David Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded from funding.
Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. For more information, please see: Boren Scholarships.  
Note that applications for the Boren Scholarship are facilitated by Dr. Mary Engel.
Deutscher Akademischer Austauch Dienst (DAAD)
Scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. For more information, please see: DAAD
Scholarships for CIEE Programs

Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants -
travel grants up to $2,000/student are guaranteed for all Pell-eligible students, and available to a wider range of students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs guaranteed to all qualified Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship applicants regardless of whether they are awarded a Gilman. Plus Go Global Grant recipients are guaranteed a GAIN Grant, too! Deadlines to qualify are by October 15 for spring programs or April 1 for summer and fall programs.

Open Campus Grants - worth $5,000 per student, are available to our Academic Consortium member schools’ students for the spring 2018 semester. 

Minority Serving Institution (MIS) Grant - all students from MSI schools (based on the Penn Center for MSIs list) will receive this new grant, $2,000 toward semester programs or $500 toward summer programs.

CIEE Merit Scholarships - we are now offering a summer version for $750, and continuing to award $2,500 for semester programs.