Study Abroad Scholarships

Students visiting a church in Latin America

Scholarships for study abroad are offered by Fordham, individual study abroad programs, and outside organizations.

Please confirm scholarship requirements and deadlines with sponsoring organizations.

Fordham Study Abroad Scholarships

Fordham Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Application
Completed applications must be submitted by February 15th. Scholarships are applied toward the summer course tuition for Fordham’s summer programs in Granada, London Liberal Arts, and Rome only. Awardees will be required to complete their proposed project during their time abroad or during the Fall semester. Award amounts will range from $500 to $1,500 and will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and the strength of your proposed project.

Travel Award to Italy
The Italian Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature invites applicants for the Alfred A. Puglisi, CBA'43, Travel Award to Italy for $1,500 for study in Italy. A student must have a GPA of 3.33 or above and be enrolled in an Italian course at the time of application. For more information or to apply, please contact Dr. Susanna Barsella at barsella@fordham.edu.

Study and Service Abroad Scholarship
The Fordham College at Rose Hill Study and Service Abroad Scholarship provides up to $10,000 in assistance to a student in Fordham College at Rose Hill who enrolls in a study abroad program that contains a service-learning curricular component or will provide an opportunity for sustained volunteer work. Please contact the FCRH Dean's Office for more information. Find more information on Study and Service Abroad Scholarship.

Leahey Renaissance Student Award
Funded by the Leahey family in memory of Dr. Edward B. Leahey, Jr., FC '69, this five thousand and five hundred dollar ($5,500.00) fellowship is intended to help a student defray the cost of travel during the summer or fall. Applicants should be FCRH students with a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative average who are actively involved in the extracurricular life of the College. The fellowship committee will give special consideration to applicants whose travel plans show imagination and creativity. Find more information for Leahey Renaissance Student Award.

Tobin Travel Fellowships
Funded by the Tobin family and their friends to honor the memory of Mark Tobin, FC '89, this five thousand and five hundred dollar ($5,500.00) fellowship is intended to help a student defray the cost of travel during the summer before his/her senior year. Applicants should have broad academic and extracurricular interests. The fellowship committee will give special consideration to applicants whose travel plans show imagination and creativity. Find more information for Tobin Travel Fellowships.

For more information or assistance in completing your scholarship applications, please contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@fordham.edu or 718-817-3464. Please confirm scholarship deadlines with their sponsoring organizations.

Outside Organization Study Abroad Scholarships

The following outside organizations offer scholarships to students studying abroad. You may also wish to search online for scholarships that are available for your particular host country by going to: http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/

Deutscher Akademischer Austasch Dienst Undergraduate Scholarship
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides funding to US undergraduate students for study abroad in Germany.

Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship for LGBT Students
The Fund for Education Abroad awards a $5,000 scholarship to an LGBT student who aims to participate in a high-quality rigorous education abroad program.

Association of American Study Abroad Programs
The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who have been offered a study abroad place in a UK study abroad program with membership in AASAP. This merit-based award is £500 - £1,000.

LIV Fund Scholarship for Study in Latin America
LIV Fund awards two $500 scholarships each month to students learning, interning, or volunteering in Latin America.

Dufrenoy Scholarships to study Sciences in France
Each year the Jean et Marie-Louise Dufrenoy scholarships enable two American students in the sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, geology, botany) or in technology (engineering, computer science, etc.) to pursue further studies in France during a full academic year within the student’s own field.

The amount of this scholarship is US$ 25,000 paid in two installments (half in July, half in December).

Jeanne Marandon fellowships to research and study HSS in France
Each of the Jeanne Marandon fellowships offers students in the field of Human and Social Sciences the opportunity to study and do research in France. Fellowships 2017-2018 are awarded at five levels: short-stay (less than 3 months), undergrad, Master’s, PhD level and Postdoc. The exact stipend depends (ranging from US$ 1,500 to US$ 25,000) on the academic level of the proposed project and the length of stay requested. Applications in all disciplines are considered, but applicants in literature, art, music, history, social sciences and communications have priority. Candidates not yet having studied or pursued a research project in the country for which they are applying also have priority.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides funding to participants to prepare academically and professionally to enter the US. Department of State Foreign Service. Women and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service are encouraged to apply.

David L. Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports study abroad focusing on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to US national security. This scholarship excludes study in US, Canada, Western Europe, Oceania and entails a service obligation.

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. 38 grants valued at $1,000 each are awarded annually. Applicants need not be members of Fordham University’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter to apply for a grant.

Norman Woodberry Scholarship
The World Affairs Forum, based in Stamford, CT, has established a scholarship program for students studying abroad. The scholarship is available to residents of Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Institute for International Education (IIE) offers scholarships of $5,000 to US citizen students who are currently receiving Pell Grant funding. Additional funding is available to students who study a "Critical Need Language" (Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkic languages, Persian languages, and Indic languages).

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
The Blakemore Foundation funds an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and selected Southeast Asian languages. All applicants must have junior standing.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia Scholarship (Freeman-ASIA)
The Institute for International Education (IIE) offers scholarships of $3,000 - $7000 to U.S.-based undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for International Service Learning
The Fund for International Service Learning (FISL) offers a scholarship in the amount of $500 for a student participating in a service-learning-based study abroad program such as CIEE’s Cape Town Service Learning program and certain SIT-administered programs.

US-Japan Bridging Foundation
The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships to US undergraduates to study in Japan. Students must be accepted into a program in Japan. Awards are usually between $2,500 and $4,000 to provide for travel and daily cost-of-living expenses.

LSE General Course Scholarships
The London School of Economics offers £7,000 John C. Phelan scholarships and $1,000 BUTEX scholarships to North American students studying on the General Course.

King's Excellence Awards
King’s College in London offers scholarships to students intending to enroll at King’s College for one semester of an academic year in the amount of £2,500 for one semester or £3,500 for an academic year.

BUTEX Scholarship
BUTEX Scholarship scholarship is open to undergraduate students who have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university affiliated with BUTEX. Students must be studying in the UK for a minimum of one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500.

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan for junior and senior undergraduates interested in economics and international finance who have been accepted to study abroad in Japan are eligible for awards up to $7,500.

Order Sons of Italy in America
Order Sons of Italy in America (
OSIA) offers scholarships to men and women of Italian descent to study Italian language and study abroad in Italy.

American Foundation of Savoy Orders
Scholarships are available to students studying humanities, fine arts, or international studies. For more information, please email amsavoy@aol.com.

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Philadelphia offer a $2,000 scholarship to a student from the Delaware Valley who is studying abroad in Ireland. Other regional branches of the organization offer similar scholarships. Please contact your local branch and inquire about funding opportunities.

Global Studies Foundation Grant for Study Abroad
The Global Studies Foundation Grant for Study Abroad is designed to support foreign language training, this grant provides funding to study abroad students. GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return- ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media.

Ambassadorial Scholarships - Rotary International
The Ambassadorial Scholarship award is intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board, and some educational supplies as a flat grant amount of $24,000 or its equivalent. Applicants are considered for students studying foreign language. Interested applicants must contact their local Rotary Club for more information.

The Guide to Online Schools Study Abroad Scholarships
The Guide to Online Schools (GTOS) offers a $2,000 scholarship to students studying abroad based on a 4-question essay that highlights your creativity and analytical thinking.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing opportunities for students to study abroad by decreasing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

InternationalStudent.com's Travel Video Contest
The Grand Prize will be $4,000 with great runner-up prizes. To enter the competition, you need to create a short movie (no longer than 5 minutes in length) telling why you want to study or travel abroad. If you are already studying abroad, the movie can be about any trip you would like to take. Review all of the rules and regulations to make sure you are eligible.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Tortuga Backpacks provides a $1,000.00 scholarship to full-time undergraduate students in good, academic standing who have applied, or have been accepted to study abroad through their university or college.

For more information or assistance in completing your scholarship applications, please contact Joseph Rienti at Rienti@fordham.edu or 718-817-4924. Please confirm scholarship deadlines with their sponsoring organizations.

Go Overseas Scholarship to Study Abroad in New Zealand
Go Overseas provides a $500.00 for any student currently enrolled in an American institution who wants to study or intern abroad can apply to the scholarship .

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travels Awards

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offers US$2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand. Participating institutions are all NZ Universities listed on the website.

Scholarships For Program Participants

The following study abroad programs offer scholarships to their program participants. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to apply to your study abroad program for a scholarship.

Please follow the links below for deadlines and other information:

For more information or assistance in completing your scholarship applications, please contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@fordham.edu or 718-817-3464. Please confirm scholarship deadlines with their sponsoring organizations.