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Financial Aid for Semester or Year-long Study Abroad


Scholarship Searching Tools:

The following websites will help you to locate and identify scholarships that may be appropriate for you and your goals:

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For Hollins Abroad and Hollins-Affiliated Programs

All Hollins financial aid (except work-study) that you receive for study at Hollins can be applied to any Hollins study abroad program for one or two terms (depending on the program). In a few cases, special application procedures apply. There are also several Hollins scholarships designated specifically for study abroad.

The Switzer Wise, Louise King Tower, Stuart Degginger, Myles Abroad, and Mary Rowland Sowell Abroad Scholarships are awarded to abroaders eligible for need-based financial aid. The funds replace work-study earnings and may also increase a student's total grant amount. Please make an appointment with Scholarships and Financial Assistance to discuss your options.

The International Travel Awards (for Semester & Year Long Programs) are awarded to one or more abroaders based on academic merit with preference given to students with financial need. Both provide funds to cover expenses for study abroad not covered by the comprehensive fee, e.g., airfare, optional tickets and trips, etc.

The Anne Gregory Paris Fellowship is awarded to one or more Hollins Abroad-Paris students based on academic merit and commitment to the study of French language and culture. Preference is given to students with financial need. This fellowship helps cover expenses not included in the comprehensive fee (airfare, theatre tickets, culinary arts course, independent cultural travel, etc.)   Application is included as part of the Hollins Abroad Paris application.  Please apply then if applicable.

The Marguerite Prinet Scholarship is awarded to one or more Hollins Abroad-Paris students majoring in studio art or art history based on academic merit with preference given to students with financial need. It helps cover expenses that are not included in the comprehensive fee (airfare, theatre and concert tickets, cultural excursions within France.) Application is included as part of the Hollins Abroad Paris application.  Please apply then if applicable.

For Short Term Overseas Programs (J-Term, Spring Break, Summer)

International Travel & Scholar Awards (JTerm/SpringBreak) are awarded to one or more students pursuing an overseas an academic program or course during J-term as well as the Jamaica Service Project during spring break. Based on academic merit with preference given to students with financial need.

Note: Travel awards are also available for our London Summer Internship Program, and the application for funding for that program is built into the program application so that students attending that program will receive earlier notification. 

Outside Scholarship Funds

Gilman Scholarships – Scholarships for U.S. citizens who are eligible to receive federal Pell Grants. Preference categories include study outside Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, high financial need, diverse ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, nontraditional age, nontraditional academic interests.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan - The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. This program awards about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships -The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is a private, publicly funded, self governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany.  This organization offers scholarships for students wishing to study and complete research in Germany. 

David L. Boren Scholarships for Undergraduates - Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Freeman-ASIA scholarship
Relaunched in 2016, the Freeman-ASIA scholarship is supported by Institute of International Education (IIE). The awards are designed for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia for academic credit.

WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship
Weekend Student Adventures (WSA) Europe offers the WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship, designed to help defray the cost of the international student experience. $500 is distributed to worthy applicants three times a year (Spring/Summer/Fall terms). Deadlines for applications are typically one month before the start of the school semester being applied to. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen with at least a 3.0 GPA who will be studying abroad in Europe for at least four weeks. 

More information on these and other financial aid opportunities as well as financial aid for summer study abroad is available in the International Programs Resource Room in Turner Hall.

Last modified 05/12/2017