Study Abroad Scholarships

Funding for Global Opportunities

Study Abroad Scholarships Global Fellowships and Other Opportunities

Funding Description
LSU Study Abroad Scholarship

Open to domestic and international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students must be enrolled at LSU and degree-seeking in order to be considered for this award. Selected recipients will receive one-time scholarships of $1,500.00 to be used towards LSU study abroad programs.

Annette Kade Scholarship Open to students who are participating in an ISEP exchange and who will be studying in French or German at an ISEP member institution in Austria, France, the French Antilles, Germany, Reunion Island, or Switzerland.  Students must have a demonstrated financial need.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Programs












A grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to US national security and economic competitiveness. Open to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate students who receive Federal Pell Grant funding

Gilman Application Deadlines:

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm Pacific time.

The October 2023 Deadline application may encompass in-person programs during the following terms:

    • Winter/January term 2024
    • Spring 2024
    • Summer 2024
    • Fall 2024
    • Academic year 2024-2025
  • Gilman - DAAD Scholarship
    The Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship will provide 40 additional scholarships per year for the next three years for exceptional U.S. undergraduate students to study and/or intern for academic credit in Germany through the Gilman Program.
  • Gilman - McCain Scholarship
    This scholarship provides awards of $5,000 to child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit bearing programs. To qualify you must be an undergraduate student, a U.S. citizen, receive some form of Title IV federal financial aid, and participate in a program that is at least 21 days long.
  • Gilman Critical Need Language Award
    Students who are already applying for a Gilman scholarship and who plan to study a language that is classified as “critical need” can apply for an additional award of $3,000 (note: you must also apply, and meet the requirements, for the Gilman scholarship).  See the scholarship link for a list of critical languages.
Boren Awards Provides funding for US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarships These scholarships support undergraduate Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to study abroad. $1,000 is provided directly to the winners upon verification that they have begun their study abroad programs.  Those awarded must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship Offers $500 scholarships for fall and spring semesters as well as summer term. Five scholarships are available for each semester and two scholarships are available for summer. Students going abroad for the full fall, spring or summer terms are eligible to apply. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Freeman Asia Funding for undergraduates who receive need-based financial aid and have been accepted into a study abroad program in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships










FEA seeks to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among current US study abroad populations.  Funding for US citizens with financial need who wish to study abroad.  Students who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in study abroad are especially encouraged to apply.  Individuals who complete the application by the deadline will automatically be considered for all scholarships funded by FEA for which they are eligible.  Scholarships include:

  • Access Partner Scholarships – awarded to minority and first-generation students
  • Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship – for students who plan to study in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asia cultures
  • Jane Gluckmann & Carol Rausch Go Abroad Scholarship – for students who plan to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany
  • Rainbow Scholarships – awarded to LGBTQIA students
  • Eleni Zachariou Memorial Scholarship for Study in Greece - awarded to students studying abroad in Greece.
  • NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship - awarded to African - American undergraduate students.
  • SITA Scholarship - preference given to those who wish to study abroad in southern India. However, all encouraged to apply.
  • A. Rewari Family Scholarship for Study Abroad in Denmark - awarded to students studying abroad in Denmark
  • Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK - awarded to students studying abroad in the UK
  • Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship - preference given to first generation students or those whose home is in Kentucky.

Inclusive Ireland Scholarship


Created to provide academically rigorous and culturally immersive study abroad experiences for students from all backgrounds and identities, the Inclusive Ireland scholarship awards 3,000 Euro to undergraduate students who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) who intend to study abroad at one of the participating universities in Ireland and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  

LSU's partner, Maynooth University, is a participant.

ISEP Scholarships















For students participating in ISEP programs.

  • Accessibility Scholarship
    The ISEP Accessibility Scholarship is designed to assist students placed in an ISEP program who do not have sufficient funds to cover the upfront costs of studying abroad.
  • Africa for All Scholarship

    ISEP is proud to serve our members in Africa by encouraging student participation in a broad array of programs across the continent. The ISEP Africa for All Scholarship is intended to make these programs more inclusive and accessible to heritage-seeking students, which are defined as those who choose their study abroad location based on having cultural heritage in Africa

  • Community Scholarship
    Open to students who are participating in an ISEP exchange who have demonstrated financial need.  Students from historically underrepresented groups in study abroad (including first generation college students, students who are LGBTQ, students with a disability, students who are ethnic, racial, or religious minorities, and students who are studying in a foreign language) are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Founders Scholarship
    Open to students who are participating in an ISEP exchange who have demonstrated financial need.  Students from historically underrepresented groups in study abroad (including first generation college students, students who are LGBTQ, students with a disability, students who are ethnic, racial, or religious minorities, and students who are studying in a foreign language) are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Kansai Gaidai University Merit Scholarship
    Open to students who are participating in an ISEP Direct program at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan who have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the two semesters preceding their exchange.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad, these grants are open to students whose home universities have Phi Kappa Phi chapters (LSU does!), who have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher, and whose study abroad programs start between May 1 and June 30.

Global Opportunities


Additional Opportunities can be found here: Ogden Honors College Office of Fellowship Advising.

Opportunity Description
Critical Language Scholarships Program A fully funded summer study abroad opportunity for American students (undergraduate and graduate) to learn the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowships U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants should be seniors or recent college graduates who want to join the Foreign Service.  Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need are especially encouraged to apply.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and the US Department of State that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18 and 24, the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

DAAD Grants and Scholarships






  • Research Grants
    Funding for PhD and post-doctorate short-term (one-six months) research at a German university
  • Scholarships for Studying German
    Undergraduate and/or graduate students who want to learn German at a German university; to be eligible, coursework must be done in German
  • Study Abroad Scholarships - Master's Program
    Final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country. 
Fulbright Scholar Programs

Fellowships for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study, conduct research, or teach their native language.

For more information on Fulbright, please contact Dr. Garrett Fontenot

Thomas R Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Funded by the US Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, this program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the US Department of State.  Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. 

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world (may be used domestically or internationally).