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. 

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

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)

 

3 Weeks of Longer

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
http://www.iie.org/gilman
Amount of Award: up to $5000
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.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are REQUIRED to work with the Office of Fellowships to apply for the Gilman Scholarship. Contact fellowships@gvsu.edu    

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:

Alliance Française de Grand Rapids Scholarship
http://www.afgrandrapids.org/scholarship/   
Amount of Award: $1,500
Application Deadline: April 1
Date of Notification: Last week of April

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.

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

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 Network Summer Scholarship
http://www.diversityabroad.com/partner/diversity-abroad/scholarships?scholarship=diversity-network-summer-scholarship
Amount of Award: $1,000
Campus Application Deadline: April 7
Number of Awards: Multiple

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

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

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

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: March 1
Date of Notification: Early April
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: TBD
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: February 15th (Summer/Fall/AY) and September 15th (Spring)
Date of Notification: TBD
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

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



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