AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

Each year, more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

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Available Scholarships

Semester Awards

Summer Awards

Generation Study Abroad Scholarships
 
$1,000 $500
Diversity Scholarships    
DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship – sponsored by the AIFS Foundation $500 N/A
Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarships – offered by AIFS $1,000 N/A
AIFS-HACU Scholarships 50% of program fee
AIFS-NAFEO Scholarships 50% of program fee N/A
Need-Based Scholarships    
Gilman Scholarship Bonus $500 $250
     
Additional AIFS Scholarships & Grants    
AIFS Affiliate Grants $400 $200
$1,000 Grants $1,000 N/A
Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship N/A Most program costs
Study Again with AIFS Grants $1,000 $500

 

AIFS Generation Study Abroad Scholarships

Semester: $1,000/scholarship, up to 40 awards
Summer: $500/scholarship
, up to 50 awards

Institute of International EducationAIFS has partnered with the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that brings leaders in education, business and governments together to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad. In order to help achieve this goal, AIFS is offering several semester and summer merit scholarships to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, at least a 3.0 GPA, and write an essay addressing "How study abroad will impact my academic and personal growth." To be considered, you must submit the AIFS scholarship application, the program application, the required application fee of $95, and official transcripts of all college records to date.

Eligibility: Students must meet the minimum requirements for the program to which they are applying, have at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA, show leadership potential and be involved in extracurricular activities centered on multicultural or international issues.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines:
Academic Year/Fall Quarter/Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Quarter/Spring Semester: September 15
Summer: March 1

download the pdf Download the AIFS Generation Study Abroad Scholarship application

 


Diversity Scholarships

 

DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship – sponsored by the AIFS Foundation

DiversityAbroad.com, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer five $500 scholarships per semester for study abroad.  Scholarships are available for students studying abroad on any program offered by a DiversityAbroad.com member organization. African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships for more information.

 

Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship – offered by AIFS

Each semester, AIFS offers up to 10 semester scholarships of $1000 to outstanding students from under-represented groups. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by April 15 for Academic Year/Fall Semester or September 15 for Spring Semester.

download the pdf Download the Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship application

 

AIFS-HACU Scholarships

The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships for outstanding Hispanic students to study abroad with AIFS. This special scholarship will be available to students attending HACU member schools. To find out more about HACU, visit www.hacu.net .

Scholarship winners can study for a semester (Fall or Spring) or summer on any AIFS program.

Awards/Eligibility: Students will receive scholarships of 50% of the AIFS all-inclusive program fee. Students must meet all standard AIFS eligibility requirements.

Awards will be made by AIFS in conjunction with its Advisory Board.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines:
Academic Year/Fall Quarter/Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Quarter/Spring Semester: September 15
Summer: March 1

download the pdf Download the AIFS-HACU Scholarship application

 

AIFS-NAFEO Scholarships

AIFS and the National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education are working together to provide scholarships for outstanding students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to study abroad with AIFS. These special scholarships will be available to students attending NAFEO member institutions. To find out more about NAFEO visit www.nafeo.org.

Scholarship winners can study for a semester (Fall or Spring) on any AIFS program.

Awards/Eligibility: Awarded students will receive 50% of the AIFS all-inclusive program fee. Students must meet all standard AIFS eligibility requirements. Students are advised to work with their home institution's study abroad coordinator and their academic advisor to facilitate the transfer of academic credit.

Awards will be made by AIFS in conjunction with NAFEO.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by April 15 for Academic Year/Fall Quarter/Fall Semester or September 15 for Spring Quarter/Spring Semester.

download the pdf Download the AIFS-NAFEO Scholarship application

 


Need-Based Scholarships

Gilman Scholarship Bonus – $500/$250 Grants

AIFS will award an additional $500 to each student who receives a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and uses it toward an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program, or $250 toward a summer catalog program. More information about Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships is available at www.iie.org/gilman.

 


Additional AIFS Scholarships & Grants

 

Affiliate Grants

Over 200 colleges and universities are affiliated with AIFS, which helps make the process of applying for an AIFS program easy, and may provide access to special affiliate scholarships. Students from affiliate institutions may automatically receive $400 grants for semester programs and $200 grants for summer programs. Others may apply for scholarships administered by their study abroad office.

To find out if your institution offers an AIFS affiliate grant, log in to your AIFS account.

 

$1,000 Grants

Select colleges are offering a special $1,000 grant to use toward specific AIFS programs. To find out if your institution offers the $1,000 grant and which programs are eligible, log in to the AIFS Student Portal.

 

Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship

Each year the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes which give U.S. undergraduates the opportunity to attend an academic program at a highly regarded U.K. University. The AIFS Globe Education Theater program was honored to be selected as a Fulbright Summer Institute.

Scholarship winners will study for a summer session at the London Globe Education Theater program.

Please visit the London Globe program for more information.

 

Study Again with AIFS Grants

If you studied abroad on an AIFS summer program, you will receive a $1000 grant to study abroad on an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program, or a $500 grant toward a summer catalog program.

If you studied abroad on an AIFS semester or academic year program, you will receive a $500 grant toward a summer catalog program or a $1000 grant toward a semester program in a different academic year.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines:
Academic Year/Fall Quarter/Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Quarter/Spring Semester: September 15
Summer: March 1

download the pdf Download the AIFS Study Again Grant application