Scholarship and Conference Opportunities
Academic and Conference Opportunities:
(Faculty and Students)
English Open Doors Program in Chile
The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of
Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program
places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local
teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and
volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training,
access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month.
Placements last from 5-11 months.
SiS (Study in Spain) Student Ambassador Program
The Study in Spain Student Ambassador program aims to strengthen relations and the
image of Spain in higher education institutions in the United States. Student Ambassadors
have the opportunity to develop their organizational capacity and leadership. This
is done by promoting the Spanish language, the benefits of studying in Spain, and
the transmission of the cultural diversity of the people of Spain. Additionally, Student
Ambassadors will organize various activities directed towards promoting Spain as a
study abroad destination. To apply and for more information click here.
Fellowships and Scholarships:
Students (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Atlas Corps Fellowship
Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising non-profit
leaders. They volunteer at outstanding organizations addressing social issues and
are enrolled in an ongoing training program. After 12 or 18 months, they return to
their countries to work for at least one year (and usually their entire career) in
the nonprofit sector, sharing new skills, best practices, valuable experiences, and
a network of global change-makers.
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world
regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada,
Australia and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000
for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented
in study abroad. The Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 to
add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.
Diversity Abroad Scholarship
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a university or
college that is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network. Economically disadvantaged
students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American,
students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are
strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) Attend
a Diversity Network member institution* (www.DiversityNetwork.org/members). 2) Have
minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA or the equivalent at an accredited university or college.
3) Be willing to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community
via article, student story, and country guide submissions and participate in the DiversityAbroad.com
Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise
in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial
Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program
will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities,
which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified
job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially
or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.
Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Deadline: Rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS),
helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion
of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding
interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying
at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition
to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis.
The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000. For eligibility requirements and
application forms, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund or www.facebook.com/rowefund. Please
send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Deadline: Deadlines vary; Apply the semester before your study abroad program begins
IIE is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA),
made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S.
students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and
Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two
academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000
per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online
starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016. Prospective
students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines.
German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarships and Internships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites undergraduate students of all
disciplines to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or
internships in Germany. Undergraduate Scholarships are available either as part of
an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study
abroad semester or year.
Go Overseas Scholarship
Go overseas offers several scholarships throughout the year for both undergrad and
master's degree students. They are both for general study abroad and for specific
countries and can be applied to either summer, semester or year long study abroad
trips. Students must typically submit a creative photo and essay along with the application.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Domestic Program
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) is looking for enthusiastic, well-educated Jesuit
Volunteers for the JVC Domestic Program. As stated in their mission the JVC program
"aspires to created a more just and hopeful world, the JVC engages passionate young
people in vital service within poor communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed
to faith in action." Partnering with local agencies the JVC places volunteers in areas
to serve the poor, marginalized and vulnerable. To apply for the Jesuit Volunteer
Corps Domestic Program click here.
Matteo Ricci Global Scholar Program
Deadline: Varies. Contact email@example.com
What is it: An interdisciplinary, experiential and evidence-based educational badge that appears
on your official transcript. This challenging academic program cultivates global perspectives
and demonstrates your intercultural competencies.
Who it's for: Students who aspire to be global citizens and want to demonstrate key global workforce
skills to future employers. For the pilot years, this scholarship is open to students
in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Students pursuing the Matteo Ricci Global Scholar Badge may apply for $1,500 travel
grants designed to offset the cost of studying abroad. In order to receive a scholarship,
students must demonstrate financial need, commitment to completing the Matteo Ricci
Global Scholar Badge, and academic merit. Only one award per Global Scholar.
Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship
"Teach and Learn in Korea" or the TaLK Program is the South Korean government-sponsored
English teaching program offering native English speakers an opportunity to teach
elementary students in rural areas during a one year commitment. Established in 2008,
the TaLK Program participants engage in arranged classes for 15 hours per week from
Monday to Friday with plenty of time to explore the nation, meet other adventure-minded
young people, and experience a truly unique culture. Learn more about the program
The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate
and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both
paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities
under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as
Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities
located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience
Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as
well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to
provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities
to choose from. Go to their websitefor information on each internship offered.
Tutor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (an MU Partner in Hong Kong)
Deadline: Review of applications will continue until posts are filled
With a view to enhancing students’ English language abilities and enriching students’
cultural sensitivity and understanding, the Institute now invites applications for
the post of International Tutors (ITs) to support in areas related to language learning
activities, co-curricular activities and intercultural events for students of all
programs at HKIEd. Applicants should be a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s
degree preferably in teaching and language education.Learn more here.
United Nations Internship Program
UN internships are available at UN offices in New York, Geneva, Addis Ababa, Vienna,
Nairobi, Beirut, Bangkok, and Santiago to master's degree and PhD candidates as well
as students in their final year of undergraduate study. The objective of the United
Nations Internship Program is to give students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day
working environment of the United Nations.