Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, veterans and more. Use the quick links to the right to navigate to different sections.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a complete list. It is highly recommended that students work with the Padnos International Center and the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships to find other scholarships and funding options. 

Diversity Abroad Scholarship Websites

 

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

-Minority scholarship opportunities

 

PLATO Scholarships

 -Study abroad resources for underrepresented students

 

CollegeScholarships.org

-Minority and student specific scholarship sections

 


Black & African-American Student Scholarships

GVSU Positive Back Woman Scholarship 
www.gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/5137

NAACP Scholarships
www.naacp.org/naacp-scholarships/
  -Scholarships for many majors through the NAACP

UNCF 

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

          

AIE Scholarships
www.aie.org/scholarships/

CAYF                       
www.cayf.org/
                -scholarships for students enrolled in colleges in Michigan


Ron Brown Scholar Program
www.ronbrown.org/

                -Ron Brown scholarship for community service (could apply to service abroad?)

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
www.free-4u.com/hallie_q__brown_scholarship.htm




Students with Disabilities

Below is a list of resources students should examine when budgeting for their study abroad program and/or their accommodation needs.  This is not an exhaustive list so we encourage students to conduct their own searches.

  • Students receiving Vocational Rehabilitation may be able to use their funds towards a study abroad if:
    • The student is a registered VR client.
    • The study abroad program directly relates to the student's educational goals.
    • Students must exhaust all other funding sources.
       
  • Students who are receiving Social Security/Supplemental Security Income may also be able to use their funds toward a study abroad program if:
    • The student is sponsored by a US education institution.
    • The course of study is not available in the United States.
    • Study abroad must substantially enhance the student's ability of employment. 
    • Other requirements can be found at: www.ssa.gov/ssi/

Scholarships and Grants


Veterans

Students are able to use VA benefits to help pay for GVSU faculty-led and partnership study abroad programs as well as internships and independent study programs abroad. 

The overseas host university must be approved by the VA prior to participation. A list of approved universities can be found on the WEAMS Database at: http://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildSearchInstitutionCriteria.do  

Any institution NOT approved in the WEAMS database must first be approved prior to a student’s participation. 

Approval process for foreign universities: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/foreign_program_approval_information_for_schools.asp

Student Veterans are highly encouraged to work with a Study Abroad Adviser to plan their program.

Scholarships


Women

http://www.cjsfoundation.org/html/travel_study.html

               -for Silver or Gold Girl Scouts

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/

                -scholarships through the American Association of University Women


Other Opportunities

German-American
http://www.gahmusa.org/

Greek American
http://www.free-4u.com/alexandra_apostolides_sonenfeld_scholarship.htm

Italian-American
http://www.niaf.org/scholarships/

http://www.free-4u.com/italian.htm

  • Vincent Viceglia Fellowship 
  • Marinelli Scholarship 
  • George A. Graziado Fellowship for Business 
  • Norman R. Peterson Scholarship

Japanese-American
https://jacl.org/

Jewish Americans
http://www.free-4u.com/jewish.htm

  • Jewish War Veterans Scholarship
  • Abraham A. Spack Fellowship
  • Starkoff Fellowship
  • Ethel Marcus Memorial Scholarship
  • Jewish War Veterans of the USA
  • Jewish Welfare Board
  • Encouragement Scholarship
  • Recruitment Scholarship
  • Frank L. Weil Memorial Scholarship –for boy scouts only
     

Polish American
http://www.free-4u.com/scholarships_for_polish.htm

Scholarship for Orchestral music students
http://www.free-4u.com/music_assistance_fund1.htm

              
Video gamer scholarship
https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2012/11/01/check-out-6-scholarships-for-gamers

             
Danish Institute for Study Abroad minority scholarships
http://disabroad.org/

Minorities studying in Turkey               
http://www.tc-america.org/scholarships/minority.htm
 



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