Center for International Studies Scholarship
Based on a personal essay, these awards invest in students who are curious learners and deep thinkers, interested in engaging with people and issues of the world. The scholarship is intended to assist students with the program fee. For semester and summer undergraduate students on any TCU Semester, TCU Summer or TCU Partner Program.
Other Requirements: Program must be credit-bearing and approved by the Center for International Studies. Students must be TCU undergraduate, degree-seeking students with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Award amounts are based on essay response and program fee, although additional funds may be given if study abroad is a financial stretch.
Award: $1,500 – $3,500
- Spring Programs: September 15
- Summer Programs: October 20 for early decision; December 1 for regular decision; January 15 for late decision on a funds-available basis
- Fall Programs: March 15
Need-Based Summer Grant
These awards are open to summer study abroad students on any TCU Summer or TCU Partner Program who demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA. The scholarship is intended to assist students with summer tuition and is managed by the Office of Financial Aid.
Other Requirements: Program must be credit-bearing and approved by the Center for International Studies.
Award: Up to $6,000
- Early Decision: October 20
- Regular Decision: December 1
- Late Decision, on a funds-available basis: January 15
Application: Coming Soon
Larry Adams International Experiences Award
This award is for study abroad students after they return to TCU. The Larry Adams International Experience Award is presented annually to undergraduate study abroad students who exhibit global citizenship following their time abroad by engaging in a significant project or activity that exemplifies internationalization.
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: April 1
Application: Coming Soon
Student Teacher Award
The College of Education allows students who have been admitted into clinical/student teaching to teach abroad for 4 weeks as part of their clinical teaching experience. The scholarship is intended to assist participants with up to half of the program costs (housing, meals and airfare). Award decisions are based on an essay, a proposed budget, and an interview with the College of Education.
Award: Up to half of the program costs
Deadline: September 15Apply Now
Intern Scholarship Program
This award is managed by the Center for Career & Professional Development. The Intern Scholarship Program is designed to provide scholarship assistance to students wanting to do an unpaid or low-paying (<$1,000/semester) internship in their major field, including international internships.
Award: Up to $1,500Learn More
Brachman Honors Scholarship
This award is managed by the TCU Honors College and are available to TCU Honors students studying abroad over the summer on a TCU Summer or TCU Partner Program. They cannot be used on Honors Abroad programs such as Cultural Routes, Cultural Pathways or Cultural Pilgrimages.
Award: $400 – $600Learn More
CIEE, IES, or SIT Scholarships
CIEE Scholarships & Grants
CIEE annually awards up to $5 million in scholarships and grants to students who plan to study abroad on yearlong, semester, and summer CIEE programs. This includes Merit Scholarships (for students who excel in academic pursuits and are devoted to specialized areas of study) and Need-Based Grants (for students who have historically been unable to study abroad because of financial circumstances).
Awards: Up to $2,500
Deadline: RollingApply Now
IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid
IES Abroad awards over $3 million in study abroad scholarships and financial to students participating in yearlong, semester, and summer IES programs. IES Abroad offers merit, need-based, diversity, legacy and disability scholarships.
Awards: Up to $5,000
Deadline: RollingApply Now
SIT Abroad Scholarships & Grants
Each year, SIT awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students. It offers a broad range of need-based scholarships and grants, including its award winning Pell Grant Match.
Awards: $500 – $5,000
- Summer Programs: April 1
- Fall Programs: May 15
- Spring Programs: November 1
U.S. Government Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to students who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizen undergraduates who receive Federal Pell Grant funding. Students may also be eligible for the supplemental Critical Need Language Award.
Awards: Up to $8,000
- Spring Programs: October
- Summer Programs: October or March
- Fall Programs: March
Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate 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.
Award: Up to $24,000
Deadline: Once a year, typically in Jan. or Feb.Apply Now
Freeman Award for Study in Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
Award: $3,000 – $7,000
Deadline: VariesApply Now
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded, summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
Deadline: NovemberApply Now
IIE Passport for Study Abroad Funding
The Insitute for International Education sponsors StudyAbroadFunding.org, an online directory of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can search by keyword, field of study and study abroad destination.Learn More
Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Get access to exclusive diversity study abroad scholarships and grants through Diversity Abroad. Minority, Low Income and First Generation students are encouraged to apply.Learn More
The TCU Honors College advises students on prestigious international awards for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including the Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Truman Scholarships. These scholarships are among the most prestigious available and can have a dramatic, life-changing impact on the lives of the students who receive them.Learn More
BUTEX brings together universities, colleges and other higher education institutions across the United Kingdom that have a shared interest in learning abroad. Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad in the UK for either a semester or for a whole academic year.
Deadline: Once a year in JuneApply Now
U.S.-Japan Bridging Scholarship
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award 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.
Award: $2,500 – $4,000
Deadline: April or OctoberApply Now
Trinity College Dublin Scholarship
Trinity College Dublin is proud to offer scholarships for full year study abroad students and travel grants for students studying for a semester or full year. The scholarships and travel grants are only available to students studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Award: Up to €2,000
Deadlines: April or OctoberApply Now
Education New Zealand Scholarship
Education New Zealand, in partnership with New Zealand’s eight universities and five participating Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, provides merit based and travel awards for U.S. students studying abroad in New Zealand. TCU students studying abroad for a semester in New Zealand are encouraged to apply.
Award: $500 – $2,000
Deadline: April or DecemberApply Now