Study Abroad Scholarship Resources

An array of awards, grants, and scholarships are available for study abroad and other international experiences. Start with the Institute for International Education directory below to search by region/country, field of study, and other criteria. Some individual scholarship programs suited to SUNY Cobleskill students are also listed below and more will be added as they are discovered.


Take your time and read carefully through different programs to find scholarships that are the right match for you. Be cautious of scholarship scams that ask for money or personal information upfront. A legitimate program will not do this. If you are unsure about the integrity of a program, ask the study abroad coordinator about it.



Institute for International Education – Study Abroad Funding
This comprehensive directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals. – Study Abroad Scholarships and Resources            *NEW*


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Review website for full eligibility requirements.


Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Awards are focused on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. Preference given for year-long study abroad programs. Awards up to $20,000.


 Fund for Education Abroad

The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. Awards up to $5,000. The FEA also offers a Rainbow Scholarship for LGBT students.




Freeman-ASIA Awards

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others.


Japan - Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Scholarship program will award scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan.


Australia                                                                                    *NEW*

Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions, and a number of other organisations. This search engine provides a list of all scholarships supplied by Australian-based organisations, institutions, and government bodies to international students studying or planning to study in Australia on a student visa.




LIV Fund                                                                                       *NEW*

Learn, intern, and volunteer in Latin America. LIVFund has been designed for anyone interested in studying, interning and volunteering in Latin America and who would like to offset program or living abroad costs. LIVFund awards 24 scholarships annually and accepts applications from candidates coming to Latin America to work, intern or volunteer independently or through an organized program for any length of time.