Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and fellowships can be beneficial and often necessary components to a successful and less stressful study abroad. You'll find below scholarships and fellowships to aid you in your search for funding. We recommend that you start early in your funding research and that you thoroughly review the information below to see which scholarships you may apply to you and your study abroad. Some of them are general and others are for specific destinations and criteria.

Here is a list of some valuable general scholarship opportunities:

Study Abroad Financial Assistance Grant

The Study Abroad Financial Assistance Grant provides support to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who are participating in programs administered by LMU Study Abroad (some restrictions apply).

Grant amounts vary and are placed directly into the recipient’s LMU student account to go towards the study abroad program fee. 

No additional application is required. 

LMU Gilman Incentive Grant

This is a new funding opportunity from LMU's Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF) and Office of Study Abroad.  Eligible students who work with ONIF to submit an approved application for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will automatically receive a grant of $2,000 from LMU to be used towards any LMU Study Abroad program!  If you are also awarded the Gilman Scholarship, you have the potential to earn up to an additional $5,000 towards your study abroad costs. This incentive is for students currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships for US undergraduate students at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this program requires both US citizenship as well as being a current recipient of a Federal Pell Grant. If you have questions about the Gilman Scholarship, please email

Application Deadline: March

The March 2023 Deadline application will open in mid-January 2023 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. This cycle encompasses Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Academic Year 2023-2024, and Spring 2024 programs or internships. The application deadline is Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and the advisor certification deadline is Thursday, March 16, 2023. Please be aware that the application deadline is in Pacific Time.

Application Deadline: October

The October 2023 Deadline application will open in mid-August 2023 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between December 1, 2023, to October 31, 2024. This cycle encompasses Winter or January term 2024, Spring 2024, Maymester 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Academic Year 2024-2025 programs. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and the advisor certification deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Please be aware that the application deadline is in Pacific Time.

Fund for Education Abroad 

Currently Accepting applications for summer 2023 and fall 2023 until January 18th, 2023. 

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award
The History Department is pleased to announce the Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award, offering financial support for summer study abroad in the following countries (listed by priority): China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, or Singapore. Three awards of up to $7000 will be made. Each award will assist with the cost of the summer program and airfare. APPLY NOW

The Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Scholarship program will award scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan during the semester or academic year. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. 

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice, and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.

NSEP (National Security Education Program)

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate/Undergraduate Fellowships enables U.S. students to pursue specialization in area and language study and to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These fellowships provide students funding up to $10,000 for a semester or $20,000 for a year to study abroad while participating in an academic program as an NSEP scholar. Limited to U.S. citizens, this program has a federal government service agreement attached to the award which would require recipients to commit to working in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities within three years after graduation.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

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. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.


Apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Visit the DAAD website for more information.


The US National Commission for UNESCO Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship funds brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.


Find more funding opportunities by visiting the Office of National and International Fellowships (ONIF) website here