Study abroad scholarships
Helping NAU students achieve international learning
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Eligible for U.S. citizens receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application. NAU Gilman Tip Sheet PDF
Deadlines: Summer(early app)/Spring: First Tuesday in October; Summer/Fall/AY: First Tuesday in March
ASNAU Global Opportunities (GO) Scholarship
All Flagstaff Mountain Campus Undergraduate NAU students participating in a NAU Education Abroad program are eligible to apply.
Deadlines: Fall: April 1; Winter: November 1; Spring Break: February 15; Summer: March 15; Spring: October 15
The Exploration & Discovery Scholarship
Available to all undergraduate NAU students who participate in a full-year study abroad experience.
Deadlines: Academic Year: April 1
Mobility Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded exclusively to Native Hawaiian or Native American students who face financial barriers in pursuing an education abroad opportunity.
Deadlines: Fall: April 1; Spring: October 15
Karl Doerry Scholarship
All students in the NAU Honors College are eligible.
Deadlines: Fall: April 1; Summer: March 15; Spring/Winter: October 15
Gary Kane Semester Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is available to any English major studying abroad on a semester program.
Deadline: Fall: April 15th; Spring: October 15
Gary Kane GLC Scholarship (preference to Japan)
This Fund shall be used for a scholarship for studying a modern language while abroad for an undergraduate or graduate student in the Dept. of Global Languages & Cultures
Deadline: Fall: March 27
Laski Scholarship for Studying Abroad in Germany
This scholarship is available to any student studying abroad in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Deadline: Summer/Fall/AY: April 1; Spring: October 15
Scholarships offered through academic departments on campus based on a particular field of study
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships available to students from NAU that offer a variety of funding options
Scholarships available to students from private donors (often NAU alumni) that offer a variety of funding options
National & International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)
Learn more about National and International grants, scholarships and fellowships through our NAU Honors College. Email Natl_Scholarships@nau.edu for more information!
Boren Awards for International Study Accordion Closed
Students studying a language of critical need is eligible to apply
Deadline: AY: late January
Diverse International Women of Color (DIWC) Scholarship Accordion Closed
Diverse International Women of Color’s mission is to inspire, encourage and promote opportunities for women of color to travel abroad, experience different cultures and broaden their horizons beyond the United States.
Deadline: Fall/AY: May 1
Freeman Asia scholarship Accordion Closed
For students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Deadline: Late March
Tanaka & Green Scholarship Accordion Closed
For students on short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan.
Phi Kappa Phi Accordion Closed
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.
Deadline: check website for more information.
Critical Language Scholarship Program Accordion Closed
Fund for Education Abroad Accordion Closed
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
Deadline: Summer/Fall/AY: early January; Spring: July
Program or location-specific scholarships
USAC scholarships Accordion Closed
A number of scholarships are available for students participating in USAC programs.
Deadlines: Fall/Summer: April 1; Winter/Spring: November 1
ISEP Community Scholarship Accordion Closed
You are eligible for this scholarship if you are attending an ISEP member university, have a demonstrated financial need and are statistically underrepresented in study abroad. The ISEP Community Scholarship supports our mission of extending access and affordability of study abroad to all students in our membership.
Deadline: Spring: October 1
ISEP Annette Kade scholarship Accordion Closed
This scholarship supports students studying German or French in an ISEP exchange program in the following locations: Austria, France, La Réunion, Germany, Switzerland or the French Antilles.
Deadlines: Fall/AY: April 15
ISEP Kansai Gaidai University Merit Scholarship Accordion Closed
You are eligible for this merit scholarship if you are attending Kansai Gaidai University for a semester or full year program on ISEP Direct, have maintained a 3.0 in the two semesters leading up to the program and through each semester of the program.
Deadlines: the merit scholarship is automatic if you meet the criteria.
ISEP Massey University Scholarship Accordion Closed
You are eligible for this scholarship if you are attending Massey University in New Zealand for a semester or full year program on ISEP Direct.
Deadlines: Fall: May 1; Spring: November 1
Education In Ireland Scholarship Accordion Closed
In collaboration with Diversity Abroad, Education in Ireland is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship program: the Inclusive Ireland Scholarships, which will support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland. With a commitment to providing academically rigorous and culturally immersive study abroad experiences for students from all backgrounds and identities, and a strong belief that diversity among our visiting students only serves to enrich our society and our campuses, we are excited to welcome the inaugural cohort of scholars in Fall 2021.
Deadlines: Fall: April 1
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be BIPOC undergraduate students currently enrolled at a college or university in the US who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Further details are available at the website listed above.
Swedish Women’s Educational Association Scholarship Accordion Closed
You are eligible for this scholarship if you are attending a university in Sweden for any length of time. You do not need to identify as a women or have Swedish heritage to apply. Contact the Education Abroad Advisor for Scandinavia with any questions you may have.
Deadline: Fall: rolling
United States-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Bridging scholarship Accordion Closed
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Terms of study must be a minimum of 3 months long.
Deadline: Fall/AY: Early April; Spring: October
Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program Accordion Closed
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support.
Deadline: Early March for all semesters
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Accordion Closed
These are 3-4 week programs for U.S. undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage, and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The scholarship includes return U.S.-U.K. airfare, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodation, and in some cases a small daily allowance for meals. Eligibility includes being a US citizen, minimum GPA of 3.7, have at least 2 years of undergraduate study remaining after finishing the program, and more.
Deadline: Summer 2019: February 6, 2019
NAU Exchange scholarships (all location specific)
University of Zurich (Switzerland) Accordion Closed
This exchange partner has granted scholarships to our students for study abroad as well as for an International University of Lake Constance (IBH) Summer School Intensive Language Program.
University of Jaén (Spain) Accordion Closed
One student mobility grant to University of Jaén related to the following sport activities: Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Fields for one or two semesters with a subsidy of 1,800 euros for the duration of the stay (approx. 2,000 US dollars). The student should join one of the aforementioned University of Jaén sport teams.
Baden-Württemberg Scholarship (Germany) Accordion Closed
Students who choose to study at any University within the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany may be eligible to receive a stipend of $750 a month for 5 months. NAU has exchange partners with three schools that have offered this stipend in the past: University of Konstanz, University of Tubingen, and Karlsruhe University of Education.
Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany) Accordion Closed
This exchange partner has offered students a no-fee intensive German language course before their semester begins.
NAU Global Languages and Cultures Scholarships
Borozan Memorial Modern Languages Scholarship Accordion Closed
All modern languages majors are eligible for this scholarship not just those studying abroad
Deadline: Any term: March
Elaine Loven Memorial Scholarship Accordion Closed
Students pursuing a major or minor degree in a global language
Deadline: Any term: March
Beca Evans-Portilla-Lerma Accordion Closed
This scholarship is intended to fund a graduate student studying abroad in Spain over the summer.
Deadline: Any term: mid- Feb
Lamm Scholarship Accordion Closed
Students participating in the NAU Costa Rica Language Program in Fall or Spring.
Deadline: Fall: Early November; Spring: Late March
Fellowship and Research Scholarships
Rhodes Scholars Accordion Closed
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.
Deadline: First Wednesday of October each year
The George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship Accordion Closed
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. For more information, including application deadlines and an online application, please visit the George J. Mitchell Scholarship website.
Deadline: September 27, 2019
Marshall Scholarship Accordion Closed
The Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. There is no age restriction on the Marshall Scholarships but you must have graduated from your first undergraduate degree after April 2016. The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission promotes an equal opportunities policy. Scholarship awards are based on merit following a fair and transparent selection process. The Marshall Commission seeks and recruits students from all backgrounds.
Deadline: October 1st, 2018
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Accordion Closed
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program was established in October 2000 by a donation of $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. They offer 90 full-cost scholarships each year to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scholars pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.
Deadline: October 10, 2018
NAU Hooper Undergraduate Research Award Accordion Closed
The intent of the Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) is to encourage greater participation of undergraduate students from all disciplines in research, scholarly, and creative activities supervised by a faculty mentor.
Deadline: March 1st
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship Accordion Closed
Undergraduate and graduate students wanting to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months can apply for our ThinkSwiss research scholarship. This program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,600 (approx. USD 1,600) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 4,800 maximum), which covers only a portion of the average student’s living costs. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Scholarship writing tips
NAU Writing Commons
The writing commons is committed to providing students with personalized writing instruction. They focus on making you a better writer rather than just trying to catch little spelling and grammar errors. When you come to the Writing Center, bring your scholarship essay and the prompt questions. At your appointment, your tutor will look at your progress and help you in moving onto the next step in producing a strong piece of writing. Schedule an appointment with the Writing Commons
Scholarship search engines
- studyabroad.state.gov Resources
- IIE.org Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
- IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding
- StudyAbroad.com Scholarships
- Go Abroad.com Scholarships
- Diversity Abroad Scholarships & Grants
- College Board general scholarship search engine
- Federal Student Aid