Scholarships

There are many education abroad-specific scholarships available. Students can also use most general scholarships to fund their study abroad experience.  

Check out our list of scholarships offered through a variety of means, including Minnesota State Mankato, national and international organizations, as well as our partner education abroad and away organizations. Students should start their scholarship search early so that they can be submitted before deadlines. Many resources on campus are available to help students navigate through this process. 

Minnesota State Mankato’s Scholarship Page 

Minnesota State Mankato’s scholarship page is a great starting point for scholarships that are right on campus! Utilize the scholarship finder tool to view the list of scholarship opportunities that are available. 

Study Abroad Specific – Program Provider Scholarships 

CEAA partners with several U.S.-based education abroad and away program providers in order to expand the types of education abroad and away, internship, and service learning program options available to Minnesota State University, Mankato students beyond the “sister university” exchange and Minnesota State Mankato faculty-led program opportunities. Most of our program partners offer their own scholarship opportunities, to which you can find links below.  

For study abroad programs specifically, usually the best opportunity for additional scholarship funding is through your program partner. So, if you are planning to study abroad or away with one of these partners, be sure to check out all of the scholarship options they provide! 

To search for further education abroad and away funding resources on your own, we recommend the following the following scholarship databases: 

Other Scholarships and Fellowship Options 

The following scholarships and fellowships may or may not be connected to a specific program or experience abroad. So, read the details of these opportunities carefully, and make sure to meet with the contact listed for more information. We also encourage students to visit with a CEAA advisor to learn how these scholarships and opportunities may be applicable to an existing Minnesota State University Mankato education abroad program.  

Some of the scholarships and fellowships noted below may be added to a Minnesota State University Mankato Financial Aid Award, while others are stand-alone awards. Please see the contact listed for complete details. 

Boren African Flagship Languages Initiative 

The Boren African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic and overseas language programs in Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, and Zulu.Contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office for assistance. 

Boren-ROTC Initiative 

Students in the Army, Air Force, or Naval ROTC on track to commission are eligible to apply for the Boren-ROTC Initiative. Students must also meet the general Boren eligibility requirements. Contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office for assistance. 

Boren South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) 

The Boren South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative offers applicants the opportunity for intensive language study of Hindi or Urdu and cultural immersion through domestic and overseas language programs. Applicants do not have to have any language proficiency in Hindi or Urdu to apply. Contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office for assistance. 

Boren Summer STEM Scholarship 

The Boren Summer STEM Scholarship offers a special initiative for undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors of up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks). Contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office for assistance. 

Boren Scholarship Program 

U.S. undergraduate students who are interested in studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asian, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, may apply for Boren Scholarships. Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for summer, $10,000 for semester, and $20,000 for 6-12 months. First draft of scholarship applications will be due to Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office. 

Bridging Scholarships 

Bridging Scholarships are available to undergraduates participating in a study abroad program in Japan and award about 100 scholarships each year. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 for semester-long programs and $4,000 for year-long programs. 

The Britain BUTEX Scholarship for North American Students 

The Britain BUTEX Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are studying abroad for a semester or academic year at a UK institution affiliated with BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association). 

Child Family Health International (CFHI) 

Child Family Health International has offered partial or full program funding opportunities since 2007. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. CFHI seeks a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to their mission and vision. 

DAAD 

The German Academic Exchange Services offers the DAAD scholarship to graduate students who are looking to continue their education in Germany through studying abroad, research, internships, or learning the German language. 

Diversity Abroad 

Diversity Abroad offers its own scholarships, as well as co-sponsored scholarships and a scholarship search engine for students. Sign up and create a profile to get access to scholarships and resources tailored to you! 

Fulbright Program 

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. 

Fund of Education Abroad (FEA) 

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA supports minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Scholarships range from $1,250 to $10,000. 

Gilman International Scholarship Program 

The Gilman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving the Federal Pell Grant and who are planning to participate in a study or intern abroad program worldwide. Awards are given for semester, academic year and summer programs of 4 weeks or longer. Contact Ginny Walters in the MSU University Fellowships Office for assistance. 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship 

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship requires applicants to be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing and be a U.S. citizen. Candidates should also have an interest in working in government, education or public service. 

IIE Generation Study Abroad 

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are intended to diversity study abroad and to encourage students who would otherwise not participate in an international experience to go abroad. It is especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. IIE also has other funding resources for studying abroad. 

Lily Lorénzen Scholarship 

The Lily Lorénzen Scholarship is given through the American Swedish Institute to a Minnesota resident with demonstrated achievement in their field of study who plans to study in Sweden, has a working knowledge of the Swedish language, and will contribute to American-Swedish exchange. 

Lucila Gaetke Elementary Ed Travel Endowment (MNSU) 

The Lucila Gaetke Elementary Ed Travel Endowment is available to any undergraduate Elementary Education major who is interested in traveling abroad for international study purposes. Award amounts vary. 

Psi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants 

Psi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Applicants must be an undergraduate student attending an institution with an active Psi Kappa Phi chapter, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75, and have applied or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program. 

Rotary Foundation Scholarships 

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting changes in communities at home and abroad. Rotary scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.