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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships

 
Students studying abroad are often eligible for alternative scholarships and are encouraged to use these resources to reduce their financial burden. Some scholarships can be used to pay parts of tuition while others can be put toward flights or living expenses.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
Fairfield University students who study abroad for a semester or year are charged Undergraduate Fairfield tuition. Where applicable, students will be charged Fairfield housing and Fairfield board rates. Fairfield University scholarships and aid, including Federal Funds, may be used towards your study abroad expenses for one semester. Athletic scholarships, FACHEX, tuition exchange and work-study monies are not eligible. A percentage of Dependent Grant-in-Aid may be used for study abroad tuition. Please contact Human Resources for details. With the approval of the Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy and the relevant department chair, Modern Language, International Business, and International Studies majors may use Fairfield University financial aid for two semesters abroad.                                                                        
The Fairfield University Office of the Bursar will bill all Fairfield students studying abroad prior to the start of each term. The Monthly Tuition Payment Plan is available.
Payment for Fairfield University administered summer or short term programs are made directly to the Fairfield Office of Study Abroad.  
 
AACE International Scholarship (for Engineering Majors!)
The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International is providing scholarships to US, Canadian, and International students. The students pursuing a program related to cost engineering/cost management are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship provides financial help to students who wish to pursue higher education.


Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

 
Fairfield's Rotary Club - Service Above Self Scholarship
The purpose of the District 7980 Service Above Self is to award students who demonstrate high levels of service activity along with scholarship excellence. Service includes work at local or international levels. The value of the scholarship is $11,000 for the upcoming academic year for study domestically or abroad in undergraduate or graduate school.

 
Kiwanis Club & Rotary Club Scholarships 
Many Kiwanis and Rotary clubs offer a variety of scholarships for students who wish to pursue international, service-oriented studies. Check with your local professional club for more information about scholarships or grants they may offer.


Fund for Education Abroad
FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad on acadedmically rigourous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships up to $10,000.
In addition to the general scholarships, FEA also offers dedicated scholarships. To be eligible for a dedicated scholarship, students must also meet the general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements, and indicate their interest through their application forms.  FEA’s dedicated scholarships are great for athletes, students studying in Central America, South America, Germany, South East Asia, LGBTQI students, and students studying in the greater New England area (ME, MA, NH, VT, RI, and CT).
 
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
 
 
Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and aims to diversity the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates whose finances may have kept them from participating otherwise. This scholarship is only available to US undergraduates who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.
 
 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic College Fund reaches out to Latino college students in need
 
 
HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarships
Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships create a whole new breed of young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary.
 
Thomas J. Hulseman ’87 Fund for Student Global Experiential Learning
The Thomas J. Hulseman ’87 Fund for Student Global Experiential Learning provides funding for students who require financial assistance to fulfill their wish to travel to foreign countries as part of their educational experience at Fairfield.  These funds are designated for short-term faculty led study abroad immersion programs and semester long programs. A 2.80 GPA is the minimum requirement for this award, regardless of the GPA required for the international experience. Priority will be given to support opportunities for students who may otherwise would not be able to afford them. For information on eligibility and the application, please click here.
 
ItaliaRail
ItaliaRail is committed to helping students study abroad in Italy—and immerse themselves in the country’s rich and dynamic culture.
The ItaliaRail Scholarship is open to those who have enrolled in their college or university's Study Abroad program in Italy. 
 
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
The National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships and grants to students who either are of Italian descent, with at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy, or students of any ethnic background majoring or minoring in the Italian language, Italian studies, Italian-American studies or a related field. NIAF scholarship recipients are selected based on academic merit.
 
 
Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
 
 
Stamford World Affairs Forum Scholarship
The World Affairs Forum, based in Stamford, Connecticut, has established a scholarship program for deserving university students to encourage study abroad for those interested in pursuing an international career. The Norman Woodberry Scholarship will award up to $5,000 for a university student's study abroad experience.
 
 
Start the Adventure Scholarship
STA Travel has joined forces with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) to bring you the Start the Adventure Scholarship, a new dedicated scholarship opportunity for two FEA applicants studying abroad during the summer semester, with each scholarship valued at $2,500.
 
 
Scholarships through our Partners and Providers

The Beijing Center
Students who study abroad with The Beijing Center have the opportunity to apply for both need-based and merit-based scholarships. Only students who have been accepted to TBC for a semester or academic year are eligible to apply.
 
 
CIEE
CIEE has made it our mission to help every student who wants to study abroad have access to this life-changing experience. Toward this end, we offer a range of scholarships and grants for students on our college study abroad programs. Check out the links below for eligibility requirements, award details and how to apply.
 
 
College Year Athens
CYA aims to help as many students find options for financial assistance. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need. Only students who have been accepted to CYA for a semester or academic year are eligible to apply.
 
 
IAU COLLEGE
IAU College offers several merit-based scholarship, need-based scholarship, grant, and work-study opportunities to semester and summer students each year. To be eligible for IAU scholarship, grant and work-study opportunities, students must abide by all IAU policies and regulations as stated on the policies page and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA while attending IAU. 
 
NUIG - Galway Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

The Vietnam Center
Students who study abroad with Loyola Chicago’s Vietnam Center have the opportunity to apply for a need-based scholarship. Only students who have been accepted to the Vietnam Center are eligible to apply.