Scholarships for Studying Abroad

In the last couple of days we’ve received reminders about two scholarship programs that support American college students interested in studying abroad:

For current students: The Institute of International Education offers the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships  to U.S. undergraduates who receive federal Pell Grant funding and are seeking to study or intern abroad. Over two thousand such scholarships (average: about $4000) are awarded, with students interested in studying certain “critical need languages” (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Swahili) eligible for further support. Applications for Spring 2014 scholarships are due October 1, 2013. Click here to learn more.

If you decide to apply, be sure to make use Bethel’s Office of Off-Campus Programs and the Writing Center to help you refine your application.

For students graduating this year: The Council of Independent Colleges administers the Davies-Jackson Scholarship, which gives a unique opportunity to one or two American college students who are the first in their family/ies to graduate from college to pursue a two-year B.A. in History or another field at St. John’s College, Cambridge University. The scholarship covers all fees, room, and board during the academic terms, and provides living expenses for the summer (total value of approximately $50,000). Applications must be received by November 1, 2013.

Learn more by downloading the brochure or heading straight to the CIC website.

And soon-to-be and recent graduates: don’t forget about the Fulbright Program, mentioned here last month. The deadline is in mid-October, but you need to talk to our own Prof. AnneMarie Kooistra in order to initiate the process this month.

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