Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Application deadlines for studying during the spring semester are the first week of October. Deadlines for the studying during the fall semester are the first week of April. Please check their website for exact deadline dates. Undergraduates majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a U.S. college before and during the time they are studying abroad. Recipients receive up to $2,500 for a semester-long program. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Deadlines for studying during the spring semester are the first week of October. Deadlines for studying in the fall semester are the first week of March. Please check their website for exact deadline dates. The Gilman Program is seeking applicants who are U.S. citizens and recipients of a Pell grant. Students who have traditionally been underrepresented in education abroad are preferred. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers up to $5,000 per semester to recipients. Students who are studying a critical need language (such as Chinese, Russian, and Arabic) are eligible to receive a $3,000 supplement. Freeman Asia Awards
The goal of these awards is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia. Awards range from up to $5,000 for semester study. Some of the eligible destinations include China, Japan, and Korea. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, financial need, and limited experience in the proposed country of study. The application deadline for studying in the fall semester is April 1. The deadline for studying in the spring semester is October 15. Please make an appointment with Off-Campus Study
before applying. Fund for Education Abroad Awards
These awards are intended to support students in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. FEA awards up to ten scholarships each year; the amount of the award for a semester program is up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college. Application deadlines are due in early November to study during the following academic year. Because the deadline date is so far in advance of the actual study semester, it is not necessary for applicants to have applied or been accepted to a study abroad program.