Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in a Baylor-approved study abroad program are considered to be attending Baylor University and are eligible for financial aid. We recommend speaking with your Financial Aid counselor for other specific scholarships, loans, etc. that could be applied towards your study abroad experience and to determine if it will be sufficient to cover the program costs. You can contact Financial Aid at


There are various Study Abroad scholarships to assist students financially for their time abroad. Please see the links below for more information regarding each scholarship. Please note that many of these scholarships do not apply to Mission trip participants since they are not receiving course credit for their international experience.

The Glennis McCrary Goodrich International Scholarship

The Goodrich Scholarship is an internal scholarship. Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at Baylor and a US citizen. Recipients will be selected competitively based on financial need AND academic merit (Need assessed first), and other factors related to the applicant and the nature of the study-abroad program. Applicants for this scholarship will be able to apply in their applications for a Baylor study abroad program.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This program offers a competition for study abroad awards for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. This scholarship seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need and encourages students underrepresented in study abroad to apply. The awards for semester or academic year study abroad programs are up to $5,000.

Fund for Education Abroad

As an applicant for an FEA Scholarship, you are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers you provide on your application online, including Access Partner Scholarships, BASAA Scholarship, DC-Area Scholarship, Fund for Global Scholars Scholarship, Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship, Jane Gluckmann & Carol Rausch Go Global Scholarship, Minnesota Scholarship, PDX Abroad Scholarship, Rainbow Scholarships, STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship.

British Council: Education UK

Provides support for students to study in Britain, including a searchable database of scholarships.

BUTEX Scholarships

Open to U.S. students engaging in a study abroad program during the next academic year at a university in the United Kingdom. Awards of $1000 are given to those who are chosen.

Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes

The CLS Program provides fully-funded seven to ten-week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Chinese, Persian or Russian) for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students.

Freeman Asia Program

The Freeman-ASIA Program, generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program.

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright Grant is awarded annually to graduating seniors, young professionals, artists, and graduate students to study in over 140 countries. Most Fulbright Grants are given for academic programs, but some are available for work in the creative and performing arts or for the teaching of English in secondary schools. Applicants must in most cases be proficient enough in the language of the host country to communicate with the people and carry out the proposed study. Baylor has three Fulbright winners for 2006, five in 2007, two in 2008 and six in 2009. Read the Fulbright U. S. Student Programs extensive resources on-line and then contact Professor Elizabeth Vardaman, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, for more information.

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

With more than 60,000 scholarships granted each year, DAAD claims that it is the largest academic exchange organization in the world. This service offers several scholarship programs, including one for highly qualified undergraduate students for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Guide to Online Schools Scholarship

This scholarship gives awards to students based on creativity and analytical thinking. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States only, who are at least 16 years of age and who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution in the United States.

Institute of Turkish Studies

Provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students for participation in study abroad and research programs in Turkey. The maximum undergraduate grant is $10,000.

National Security Education Program: BOREN AWARDS

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 American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Offers its members the opportunity to apply for the Scholar Abroad Program. This program funds two $5,000 awards and one $2,500 award each year. One award is made for each fall, spring and summer term.

Phi Beta Kappa and University Scholars Endowed International Scholarship

Given to a Baylor University Scholar major who displays significant financial need and excellent academic credentials. The scholarship, approximately $500 depending on available funds, will be awarded once per academic year.

Rotary International

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships are extraordinary opportunities and provide funds for students to study abroad the year after graduation from college (or beyond). A student may apply for the Rotary during the spring of the junior year. Therefore, if a student is looking for a chance to study in the country of his or her dreams the year following graduation from Baylor, this is definitely a scholarship to be considered.

Baylor students may apply for the Rotary Ambassadorial from their hometowns or through the Waco Rotary Club. Each Rotary sets its own timeframe and due dates for these applications. Interested students should contact the Rotary in or near their hometown if they prefer to apply for this scholarship from home.

For Waco Rotary Applications: The completed preliminary application must be received by the Waco Rotary Office by its TBA deadline. Last year that deadline was March 1, but it is subject to change. Contact the Rotary office at 776-2115 for details. Waco Rotary Ambassadorial applications are available in February each year in the Student Lounge of the Honors College, 203 Morrison Hall or in Burleson Hall, room 110.

For Houston Area Rotary Applications: please see District 5890 deadline information on-line on the District 5890 website HERE For more information on the Houston district and for an application for Houston area, please contact your local Houston area Rotary Club, or Rotary District 5890 Scholarship Chairman: Bill Barmore (phone 281-484-6633) or by e-mail at

Turkish Coalition of America

The Turkish Coalition of America has the funding for 100 scholarships per year for African American, Armenian American, Bosnian American, Filipino American, Hispanic American, Macedonian American, and Native American students who have been accepted to a study abroad or language program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Study Abroad Scholarship Databases

USC Center for Global Education

A collection of resources available for students planning a trip abroad.

A database of sources and tips on obtaining financial aid for your time abroad.


A searchable, continuously updated database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

The International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarships and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad.


For further information about national and international merit scholarships, see Baylor's website



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