Other Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad

There are many opportunities outside of OSU for funding study abroad. Each year students from OSU successfully apply for many of these awards as a way to fund their programs.

National Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program is administered by the Institute of International Education and broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study abroad and those with high financial need. Awards are up to $5,000. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.
Deadlines: For Fall/Academic Year programs: early March; For Spring programs: October.
Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
Deadline: See website for details
Boren Scholarships (National Security Education Program [NSEP])
This program awards scholarships to American undergraduate and graduate students to study in foreign countries and world regions critical to U.S. national security. NSEP awards are available for a maximum of $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year. The competition is merit-based. Students may apply for study in summer, fall, and spring.
Deadline: mid-January
Contact: Dr. Steve Hallgren, 405.744.7204 or steve.hallgren@okstate.edu
Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grant
The competition is open to qualified members and non-members in all fields of study. Criteria include: 1) must be enrolled at an institution that has an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter and have a minimum academic grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 2) All applicants must have earned a minimum of 56 semester hours of academic credit but not more than 90 semester hours on or before April 15 . 3) The applicant must be accepted into a study abroad program at the time of application.
Contact: Denise Weaver, 405.744.5627
Rotary Scholarships
Scholarship provides funding for various types of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$23,000 or its equivalent. Apply one year in advance.
Deadline: See website for details
Contact: Dan Tilley, 422 Ag Hall, 744-6180
Fulbright US Student Program
Over 1500 grants for individual research and English teaching abroad area awarded each year. For more information on this competitive application process, contact: Dr. Steve Hallgren, 405.744.7204 or steve.hallgren@okstate.edu

Additional Sources of Aid

Study Abroad Scholarship Listings

General Scholarship Listings

Country Specific Scholarships

Create a Campaign

  • www.fundmytravel.com Create a campaign, set a goal of funds you need to raise, and allow family members, friends, or anyone, to contribute money into an account for your specific study abroad experience.