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External Scholarships

External scholarships are available for most students looking to study abroad. A selected list of scholarships can be found here. There may be additional scholarship opportunities possible through your program provider.

Featured Scholarships:

  • API Scholarships
    • for students studying on an API program - a variety of  scholarships designed for first-generation college students, students studying science/technology/math, or minority students 
  • Banks Family Scholarship
    • for students in business and entrepreneurship
  • BASAA Scholarship
    • an award for up to $5000.00 for U.S. citizens who plan to study abroad at least 4 weeks; applicants must attend a U.S. college located in one of 6 specific states, including Massachusetts
  • Boren Scholarships
    • for study of less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan 
    • Japanese language study is not required
  • Diversity Abroad
    • scholarship opportunities for traditional, racially diverse, economically disadvantaged and first-generation students
  • Freeman-ASIA
    • for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who demonstrate financial need and interest in studying abroad in East or Southeast Asia
  • Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes to the UK
    • for U.S. citizens with at least two years of undergraduate student left to complete, to study with one of nine summer programs in the UK
  • Gilman International Scholarships
    • open to students who are receiving Federal Pell grant awards
  • IFSA-Butler Scholar Program
    • for first-generation college students
  • Rainbow Scholarship
    • for a US citizen who identifies as LGBTQ and plans to study abroad for at least four weeks in a high-quality, rigorous program abroad
  • SIT Study Abroad
    • if you have a Pell Grant and study with a SIT program, they will match your Pell Grant

Be sure to search in addition to the list of scholarships provided below.

Simmons Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2014

The Scholarship Application can be found as part of your Program Application at