Spring/Summer Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a full list of all Spring/Summer scholarships. The Padnos International Center recommends talking to a study abroad adviser about scholarship research and other funding options. 

MyScholarships: Login to MyScholarships and apply for GVSU scholarships! IMPORTANT: Most scholarships can be used towards a study abroad program, even if they are not specifically a Study Abroad Scholarship! 

Padnos International Center Grants

Faculty-Led Program Grant
Amount of Award: $1,500
Date of Notification: Mid to Late February
Number of Awards: Multiple
*Students must be participating in a GVSU faculty-led program to be eligible; based on demonstrated financial need. Students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered. 

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Programs That Are 8 Weeks or Longer

Boren Scholarship for International Study
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html
Amount of Award: $8,000 summer (special initiative for STEM students only); $10,000 semester; $20,000 academic year
Campus Application Deadline: January 13, Final Deadline: February 9
Date of Notification: late April
Number of Awards: Multiple
*Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships for assistance with this nationally competitive award.

Mark A & Elizabeth C. Murray Study Abroad Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/146
Amount of Award: $1,500 - $5,000
Application Deadline: February 15
Number of Awards: 3-4

Freeman ASIA Scholarship
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA
Amount of Award: Up to $3,000
Application Deadline: Late February or early March (application opens mid-January)
Number of Awards: Multiple
*Students must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. PLEASE NOTE: Students are REQUIRED to work with the Office of Fellowships to apply for the Freeman Asia Scholarship. Contact fellowships@gvsu.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


4 Weeks or Longer

Fund for Education Abroad
http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/
Amount of Award: Up to $10,000
Application Deadline: January 11
Number of Awards: TBD

Includes:

  • General Scholarship
  • Rainbow Scholarship (LGBTQI students)

 


Gilman

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
http://www.iie.org/gilman
Amount of Award: up to $5,000

Application Opens: August

Campus Application Deadline: February 15
Date of Notification: late April
Number of Awards: 2,700

*Students must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program.

Intent to Apply Form

Fill out the Intent to Apply Form by September 15, 2019 

After you complete the form, the Office of Fellowships will follow up with details on how to apply to the scholarship. You are required to work with the Office of Fellowships in order to apply for this scholarship. For more information email: fellowships@gvsu.edu

PLEASE NOTE: The Gilman Scholarship application does not open until August. However, we highly encourage you to plan your study abroad and learn more about the Gilman Scholarship NOW so you are ready to apply!


2 Weeks or Longer

BDO USA International Accounting Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2229

Amount of Award: $1000
Application Deadline: March 1
Date of Notification: May 


No Minimum Duration of Program:

Brooks College Scholarship for Study Abroad
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4181
Amount of Award: Varies
Application Deadline: March 1
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with the costs of study abroad programs and to encourage students to seek out study abroad experiences that provide a transformational experience in the classroom and in the community.

CLS Critical Language Scholarship
https://clscholarship.org/about
Amount of Award: TBD
Application Deadline: November 27

Date of Notification: 1st: January 2020, 2nd: March 2020

Cultural Engagement Study Abroad Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/5845
Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 1
The purpose of this scholarship is to make study abroad opportunities attainable to students who want to learn and experience new cultures.

Diversity Abroad Israel
https://www.diversityabroad.com/diversity-abroad/scholarships/diversity-abroad-israel-scholarship-summer
Amount of Award: $5,000
Deadline: June 15
Number of awards: 10

Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
https://www.diversityabroad.com/diversity-abroad/scholarships/diversity-abroad-consortium-summer-scholarship
Amount of Award: $1,000
Campus Application Deadline: April 7
Number of Awards: Multiple

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
www.grfoundation.org/scholarshipslist
Amount of Award: Varies depending on scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1
Date of Notification: June 20
Number of Awards: Varies depending on scholarship

GVSU Peace and Justice Activist Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/1748

Amount of Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: March 1
Date of Notification: May

Johnson Leadership Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/151
Amount of Award: Varies
Application Deadline: March 1
Date of Notification: May
Number of Awards: 1

Mary A. and Wilhelm W. Seeger Global Programs Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/5860 
Amount of award: $2,000
Application deadline: February 15

Mini-Grants for Latin American Studies Student
http://gvsu.edu/las/latin-american-studies-gift-fund-68.htm
Amount of Award: Up to $500
Application Deadline: March 15
Date of Notification: April 15
Number of Awards: Multiple

Padnos International Center Photography Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2129
Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: February 15
Date of Notification: Late February
Number of Awards: 2

Perugia Sister Cities Scholarship
http://grsistercities.org/our-sister-cities/perugia-italy/college-scholarship-program/
Amount of Award: One-month free tuition at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, $2,000 (U.S.) for pre-departure expenses, and 500-600 euros (Italy) for living expenses
Application Deadline: March 15th
Date of Notification: TBD
Number of Awards: 2

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
http://apply.phikappaphi.org/Awards/
Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 15th (Summer/Fall/AY) and September 15th (Spring)
Application Opens: December 15th 

Number of Awards: 50

Minimum GPA of 3.75

Seidman Business Study Abroad Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=seidman+business+study+abroad&commit=Search
Amount of Award: Varies
Application Deadline: March 1
Date of Notification: May
Number of Awards: Multiple

Student Legacy Scholarship
https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2222
Amount of Award: $500 - $1,000
Application Deadline: March 1
Date of Notification: May 

Study Advisory Scholarship
https://www.studyadvisory.org/
Amount of Award: 500 EUR
Application Deadline: March 31

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids Study Abroad Scholarship
www.gvsu.edu/internationalbusiness/financial-aid-scholarships-19.htm
Amount of Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: April 1
Date of Notification: June 20
Number of Awards: 2

Turkey Coalition of America
http://www.tc-america.org/scholarships/study-abroad-in-turkey-for-american- minority-students/about-53.htm#how-to-apply

Amount of Award: $500-$2,000 for students applying to a study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), or Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

West Michigan World Trade Association Scholarship
https://westmichiganworldtrade.wildapricot.org/scholarship
Amount of Award: up to $1,000
Application Deadline: April 7
Date of Notification: Late April