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.
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.
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.