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 these scholarships do not apply to Mission trip participants since they are not receiving course credit for their international experience.
The Goodrich Scholarship is an internal scholarship. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at Baylor and US citizens. Recipients will be selected competitively based on financial need AND academic merit (need to be 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.
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.
Ashley Soulé Conroy’s family wants to reward your desire to explore and experiment with different people and places and ways of living, just as the founder’s daughter has. That’s why they set up a scholarship for undergraduates in need: to change lives. Even though they have canceled all Spring 2022 scholarships, the Fall 2022 term will remain on hold while circumstances continue to be evaluated.
- Level: Undergraduate Students
- Award: $4,000
- Deadline: June and October
To have a chance to win a Good Colleges Study Abroad Scholarship you just have to write an essay on the theme they give every year. 2021 competition theme is “My Trip My Future” this scholarship is open to current and future college students.
- Level: Undergraduate Students
- Award: $2,000
- Deadline: November
Provides support for students to study in Britain, including a searchable database of scholarships.
BUTEX brings together universities, colleges and other HE institutions across the UK that have a shared interest in learning abroad. Our mission is to promote British education internationally, to facilitate collaboration and regular exchange of information between our members, to develop expertise, and to influence the future of international education.
The primary purpose of the BAEF is to instill in Belgium as well as in the United States deep respect and appreciation for the other’s country and people. The Foundation has selected education to achieve this purpose, with a special emphasis on the younger generation. Education implies excellence in teaching, research, professional practice, management, as well as citizenship. BAEF fosters the higher education of deserving Belgians and Americans through its fellowship program between the United States and Belgium. Up to $31,000.
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.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission UK Summer Institutes are made possible through generous donations from private individuals and through a Study Abroad Engagement Grant from USA Study Abroad within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and our partnership with some of the top UK institutions.
High Financial Need
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 needs and encourages students underrepresented in study abroad to apply. The awards for a semester or academic year study abroad programs are up to $5,000. Please email our Gilman Advisor Bobby Leis to go over your application materials - Robert_Leis@baylor.edu.
FEA’s Access Partners join in the shared commitment to increase the number of underrepresented American college students studying abroad through the provision of scholarships. As members of the FEA Access Advisory Board (AAB), our Access Partners collaborate, share best practices in international education, and actively engage in FEA’s mission. They are helping to make life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students.
The Gilman -Mcain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.
Critical Languages and Countries Underrepresented in Study Abroad
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.
To preserve the memory of Corinne Jeannine Schillings, the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation provides financial assistance to women pursuing their undergraduate degree and studying foreign languages and cultures.
- Degree Level: Bachelors
- Award: $1,000
- Deadline: May 19
Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. The Critical Need Language Award is competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year. Not all students who are studying these languages will receive $8,000.
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.
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.
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).
Baylor offers certain study abroad programs through affiliate providers. CIEE, CEA, SAI, or FIE. These programs offer their own scholarship opportunities. If you apply for a program through one of these organizations then you may have the opportunity for more funding. Note: not all programs on these sites are approved by Baylor. Go to explore programs to see which ones do.
Senior Year & Graduate Opportunities
The Fulbright grant is a competitive award that students apply for their senior year or after they graduate. The grant offers a chance of a lifetime to spend a year studying, researching, or teaching abroad while building cultural bridges between the US and your host country. There are two main awards: the Study/Research Award, which funds graduate study or research in the host country, and the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award, where grantees work as English teaching assistant. Please contact the Office of Engaged Learning for details.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in nearly any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments, and their institutions. Please contact the Office of Engaged Learning for details.
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 University Funding Resources
Housed within the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Engaged Learning supports undergraduate students from across Baylor's nine academic units as they pursue dynamic educations. While the university classroom serves as the cornerstone of academic excellence and a rich undergraduate experience, our office equips students to maximize their education beyond the classroom through civic engagement, fellowships and awards, research, internships, and study abroad opportunities. Fellowships and awards mentors work with students on all aspects of national merit award applications that will enrich their educations.
There are many ways to make a Baylor education fit your family's budget. Very few students pay the full tuition "sticker price" and are able to fund their education through various scholarships, financial aid, loans, and payment plans. Our financial aid counselors will help you explore these options.
External Scholarship Databases
- StudyAbroad.com Scholarship Database
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
- Rotary International – Ambassadorial Scholarships
- IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding
Resources at home could help you bridge your funding gap. Some of the organizations listed below may offer scholarships or may be willing to help sponsor your education abroad in other ways.
- Religious Organizations
- Service Clubs - Consider Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, etc.
- Town Hall and/or Chamber of Commerce
- Your High School
- Your Employer or Family Member's Employer