SUMMER 2014 -MADRID, SPAIN PROGRAM: SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.
Paying for a study abroad program is usually the biggest hurdle for students. The best advice is to start planning early and create a special account for study abroad funds.
First: Review the Frequently Asked Questions for Study Abroad Programs
Second: If you have not done so already, complete FAFSA at http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/
Third: Make an appointment to speak with Terri Galusha in the Financial Aid Office (I4-107) at San Diego Mesa College, (619) 388-2956, or email her at email@example.com
FUNDRAISING & SCHOLARSHIPS:
GILMAN AWARDS: Study Abroad Scholarships of $3,000-$5,000 for a Semester or Summer Abroad Madrid Summer '14 Info.
If you would like to understand what the scholarship entails, please review the Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Overview presentation. Your essays are a critical part of the application. Click here for a walk through on how to write competitive essays. It is also advisable to review the essays that our past Gilman Scholarship Winner students have written. Essay #1, Essay #2
BOREN AWARDS: National Security Education Program (NSEP) for International Study, (Deadline- Feb 2014) Awards up to $20,000.
FULLBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarships for study, research, or teaching abroad. Applications are to ONE specific country.
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to students from outside the UK to study at Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
CROWD FUNDING: www.gofundme.com
ENVISION: Global Leaderships Scholarships
Scholarships - Online Directory
The Institute for International Education (IIE) announces an online directory at www.StudyAbroadFunding.org to help increase diversity in study abroad. In addition to the traditional country and field of study search options, award entries are now searchable by categories such as race and ethnicity, gender, and selections for student leaders and athletes, low-income students, students with disabilities and a variety of other designations.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA – The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C.) scholarships.
ARTHUR H. GOODMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Awards scholarships ranging from $1,500-$3,000 to minority students and working women who better their community.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGES FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION click on “enter,” click on POCCSA grant activities. $250 - $1,500 scholarships are available. Deadline is November 15 for spring programs, May 15 for fall programs.
COCA COLA SCHOLARSHIPS – Prestigious scholarships for students in various fields of study.
FASTWEB.COM – American college scholarship database, the internet’s largest free scholarship search.
GILMAN – This is a scholarship program funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to enable students who would not normally be able to study abroad to do so. $3,000 - $5,000 scholarships are available. Deadlines are early to mid October for the following spring and early to mid April for the following fall. These scholarships are currently not available for the summer. City College students have been awarded this scholarship every semester! You can be awarded one, too!
HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND – Scholarships for Hispanic Students.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID – IEFA is the premier internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FINANCE CORPARATION – IEFC has developed a range of student loan programs for the growing population of students who want to study in another country.
MESA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – Each year, Mesa College awards over $90,000 in scholarships to Mesa College students. The 2014 scholarship application process has launched and will close on Thursday, February 27, 2014. All Mesa College students are encouraged to apply. Click here to print a flyer.
SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION – A website of San Diego Community Database.
STUDENTAWARDS.COM – Students can search from thousands of unique scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.
STUDYABROAD.COM – Financial aid advertising page for students.
STUDYABROADFUNDING.ORG – The Institute for International Education (IIE) announces an online directory StudyAbroadFunding.org to help increase diversity in study abroad. In addition to the traditional country and field of study search options, award entries are now searchable by categories such as race and ethnicity, gender, and selections for student leaders and athletes, low-income students, students with disabilities and a variety of other designations.
STUDY ABROAD LOANS – Loans to fund your study abroad programs.
Ask the Chamber of Commerce for names of American companies owned by foreign companies and approach these U.S. companies for money. Go to the website of these companies and look for foundation/scholarship information.