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Found your perfect program? Now it's time to explore its costs as well as available financial aid and scholarships.

Scholarships Offered Through Rollins

Field Study & Approved Summer Program Scholarships
CLA students can apply for limited, need-based scholarships on all Field Studies and Approved Summer Programs. Awards range from $200 to $1,800, based on need-level. Students can submit the Need-Based Scholarship Application in their online RIPA application.

Holt students are also encouraged to submit the Need-Based Scholarship Application. If applying for credit-bearing Field Studies/Approved Summer Programs, students will be reviewed by the Holt School. If applying for non-credit bearing programs, students will be reviewed by International Programs.
 
Departmental Funding
In rare cases, certain academic departments have funding available for study abroad. However, such funding is typically coordinated through International Programs to ensure that financial support is dispersed across as many students as possible.

Art Department Research/Travel Grant Scholarships
The Department of Art and Art History offers scholarships to applicants who have declared or are exploring a major in Art History and Studio Art. Funds can be used for travel opportunities (domestic and international) such as semester abroad programs, field studies, non-Rollins programs, internships, etc. Priority is given to majors. Check the Rollins Department of Art website for more info.

Approved Semester Program Scholarships
CLA/Holt students may apply for the Need-Based Scholarship Application as part of their online RIPA application (accessed through FoxLink). These scholarships are meant to off-set the cost of international airfare, and, in rare cases, other costs associated with studying abroad. Please refer to the application inside RIPA for further details.
 
Scholarships for High-Impact Practices (SHIP) Only applicable for students participating in NON-ROLLINS PROGRAMS. Eligible students must be pursuing high-impact educational opportunities not funded through other areas of the college. Awards are based on merit, available funds, and the applicability of the funds to high-impact practices (HIPs). More information can be found on the SHIP website.

Rollins Professional Fellows Internship Funding
The Center for Career and Life Planning offers funding for students pursuing internships in the summer. Funding will be awarded based on the evaluation of application materials and the internship opportunity, as well as financial need. Students pursuing summer internships abroad can apply for this to cover costs such as: transportation, housing, living expenses, internship course fees, etc. For more info visit the CCLP website.

Scholarships for Non-Rollins ISA Summer Programs
Eligible students must first apply for and be admitted into a summer program through ISA. Further details about scholarship requirements and amounts will be discussed during the required advising session with IP and students apply in their Non-Rollins Summer Programs RIPA application. Application Deadline: April 5, 2020.
 
Peterson Summer Scholarship for Study in Italy
CLA and Holt students can apply for the Peterson, which helps with costs related to tuition and travel for studying abroad in Italy for the summer. Students must first find a summer study abroad program in Italy, then begin a RIPA for Non-Rollins Summer Programs. Applications are reviewed by staff in IP and an Art History faculty member based on the merits of application, the student's academic standing (GPA 3.2 or higher), academic letter of recommendation, financial need, and connection to Italy. Application Deadline: April 5, 2020.

George & Maeching Kao Scholarship for Chinese Studies
Each year, up to five scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate students pursuing in-depth study of Chinese language, culture or other academic subjects related to China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Kao scholarship is applicable to Field Studies, Rollins Approved Semester Programs, intensive summer study programs, or faculty-led collaborative research.

For semester programs, IP will send students the application to apply. For non-Rollins summer programs, students apply in their RIPA application. Applications are reviewed by staff in IP and faculty members in Asian Studies based on the merits of application, the student’s academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher) and financial need. The award (up to $2,400) can be used to cover expenses such as tuition, textbooks, travel costs, etc. In the event that a student withdraws or fails to meet the minimum requirement of the overseas program/project, the recipient will be asked to refund the whole or partial scholarship to the College.

Applications must be submitted to Mary Robinson no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline dates:
> March 30: for programs/projects during summer and fall semester (first deadline)
> April 5: for summer Non-Rollins programs
> September 30: for programs/projects during the spring semester (secondary deadline)

Scholarships Outside Rollins

Boren Scholarship
Provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East (the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are excluded).

Gilman Scholarship
Offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who currently receive a Federal Pell Grant and who will be studying abroad for at least 21 days on a credit-bearing program. Countries currently on the U.S. State Department Travel Warning list are excluded.

Freeman-ASIA
Provides scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, receive need-based financial aid, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and must be planning to study abroad for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA offers scholarships for student groups that are underrepresented in study abroad (for example, minority students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+, athletes, U.S. military veterans) and those destined for non-traditional locations (for example, non-English speaking countries outside Western Europe). Students can apply and are considered for a range of scholarships including general and program specific awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and be participating in programs of at least 30 days in length. Application deadlines are typically mid-September for Spring programs, and mid-January for Fall and Summer programs. 

Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS)
FGS provides funding to students deemed underrepresented in study abroad, such as those with financial need (PELL grant recipients), U.S. military veterans, first generation college students, and ethnically diverse students. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, participating in a study abroad program of at least 28 days, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA

The Bridging Foundation Scholarship (for semester studies in Japan)
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. 

BrokerFish Scholarship
This scholarship requires an essay on "the importance of international insurance for expatriates." All full time, degree-seeking college students are able to apply. 

Good College Scholarship 
Open to any college student who is studying at another university abroad. Applications must write a short essay on why they chose their specific study abroad location. 

Program-Specific Scholarships
Many of our partner programs also offer scholarships for students. For more information about financial aid and scholarships check your program's website.

CAPA offers a variety of grants and need-based scholarships. Rollins students can attend programs in London (semester) and Ireland (summer).
SIT does a Pell Grant match and gives $500-3,000 for Summer programs (non-Rollins) and up to $5,000 for semester. 
TEAN offers a number of scholarships (diversity, merit, need-based, full ride) for their semester and summer programs. Rollins is partnered with their program in New Zealand.

New Zealand
> New Zealand’s Department of Education (ENZ) provides two separate scholarships to which study abroad students may apply; the ENZTA and the NZUEA. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold U.S. resident status as well as a minimum 3.0 GPA.

> The Univ. of Otago is committed to the USA’s IIE Generation Study Abroad Initiative to increase the number of American students studying overseas. In turn, Otago is offering a housing scholarship (worth approximately $2,900) that can be applied towards your overall Rollins study abroad fees. For more information, visit the University of Otago website. NOTE: Do not apply to Otago through this link, ONLY apply for the scholarship.

France (IAU)
IAU offers several merit-based and need-based scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities for semester students. Please refer to their scholarships page for more details about each opportunity and eligibility requirements.

Other Helpful Resources:

Rotary Club scholarships: Rotary Clubs often offer scholarships to students pursuing opportunities abroad. Students can usually apply through their local Rotary Club for these scholarships. Check with your hometown’s local rotary club to see what resources are available. 

45 Scholarships for Study Abroad Around the World (Article)

Fastweb Scholarships for study abroad

StudyPortals scholarships: Students can find different scholarships by country of study.

Scholarships for studies in Australia 

USA Study Abroad: Scholarships for U.S. College And University Students, including government exchange programs.