Institute for International Education
Scholarship Name: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Description: This prestigious scholarship program does something that few scholarships do, and that is give students a significant amount of free money to study abroad. Administered through the Institute for International Education, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the scholarship targets those students who are from groups typically underrepresented in study abroad programs, like students in community college or students with a high financial need. Similarly, students in fields like engineering and math can benefit from the program. The Gilman International Scholarship is very competitive (although they award a large number per year) but can be used for most costs associated with study abroad. Preference is given to students who choose to study in countries outside of Western Europe and Australia.
Award: up to $8,000
Awards per Year: 1,700
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Community College Students
Major/Field of Study: Open (with preference given the sciences and other majors underrepresented in study abroad)
How to Apply/Contact: Applications are available at the Institute for International Education website.
See Also: Prestigious Scholarships, Scholarships for Community College, Scholarships for Study Abroad, Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Scholarship Name: Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Description: The Ronald Reagan College Leadership Scholarship awards young people who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses and in their communities, upholding American values and principles.The scholarship was created so that these outstanding students can free up some of their free time to do the great work that they would like to…like not having to get a part-time job to pay for college. One of the main points of the application is that you have proven your leadership ability. You’ll need strong letters of recommendation, and even newspaper articles that can speak to your work. It is also important to write a clear, compelling essay about your accomplishments up to this point.
Award: up to $10,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students (not including freshmen, sophomores preferred)
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Download the application from The Phillips Foundation website.
See Also: Prestigious Scholarships, Scholarships for Community Service and Volunteering
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