Scholarships and Fellowships: Robert Morris University Scholarships and Fellowships | Robert Morris University

Global Engagement

As you know, there are some additional costs that arise from a study abroad experience. While you, personally, can take cost-saving actions overseas (i.e. cooking vs. eating out), you can also apply for extra funding before you leave. We will update this site as we get new information. CGE staffers are happy to review your application materials before you send them off.

Featured Opportunities

Scholarship Eligibility Amount Deadline
Senator David L. Boren Scholarships -Must be applying to a program outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
-Summer Sessions are limited to Engineering and Science Majors
-Must agree to the NSEP service agreement
-Up to $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
-Up to $10,000 for a semester
-Up to $20,000 for a full academic year
February
Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership

-No previous international experience(with the exception of Canada or the Arcadia Preview Program)

-Undergraduate woman of sophomore or junior status at one of the VIH institutions

-U.S. Citizen

-Full time student status for at least two terms with a Baccalaureate degree in progress

-QPA of not less than 3.0

-Will return to your university / college as a full time student during the fall semester following the study abroad experience

-International experience must take place in one country (no multi-country experiences); it must be accredited and last for at least 28 days

-Be available to attend all activities during two mandatory weekend retreats: one during the spring term prior to studying abroad and one during the fall following the study abroad  experience

-Commit to meeting all of the requirements of the VIH Program, including, but not limited to:  a) submitting an Experience Report; b) completing a CEE & submitting a CEE report by January 30; c) completing all assignments for the two retreats; d) assisting with marketing the VIH  Program on your campus.

-$5,000 for Western Europe
-$6,000 outside of Western Europe 
November
The Critical Language Scholarship Program

-U.S. citizen-Undergraduate or graduate students

-2 letters of recommendations

Varies (fully funded from start to finish) November


Scholarship Databases

  • Cultural Vistas  offers a wide variety of scholarships and fellowships, usually for internships abroad
  • StudyAbroad.com provides an extensive list for you to search through. (If you browse a little, you can also find other valuable information regarding the other aspects of study abroad).
  • Diversity Abroad  lists scholarship opportunities that look for diversity in their awardees.
  • The Institute for International Education offers a searchable database of scholarships and grants, based on location and field of study.

Specific Scholarships by Deadline

Deadlines in January

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Fund for Education Abroad

- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students)

-Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.

-Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution

-Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries

Up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)

Rainbow Scholarship

-U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA student
-Currently enrolled as undergraduate at a U.S. university or college
-Minimum of 4 weeks of study in country during Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019
-Program must be eligible for credit

Note: application done through Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship above

Up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -Must be planning to study in Germany for a year and engage in research or local internships
-Must have a research proposal
Monthly stipend of €650, health, accident and liability insurance, travel allowance.

Deadlines in February

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Asia Institute - Global Business Education Scholarship

FLEAP eligible!

-Jointly submitted with a faculty member
-Major or minor in international business
-Participating in a faculty-led, semester, or academic year program; or a 6+ week internship; or 4+ week research in Asia
-The experience must be in a country different from your nationality and/or the country of your passport

$1,000
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship -Must conduct work (internship, service-learning, research, volunteer work) in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
-Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
-Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
-Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States
$2,500
Senator David L. Boren Scholarships -Must be applying to a program outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
-Summer Sessions are limited to Engineering and Science Majors
-Must agree to the NSEP service agreement
-Up to $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
-Up to $10,000 for a semester
-Up to $20,000 for a full academic year
Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship -For students interested in studying in Japan Varies

Deadlines in March

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
PaCIE & Asia Institute Global Education Scholarship

FLEAP eligible!

-Jointly submitted with a faculty member
-Major or minor in international business
-Participating in a faculty-led, semester, or academic year program; or a 6+ week internship; or 4+ week research in Asia
-The experience must be in a country different from your nationality and/or the country of your passport

$2,000
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship -Federal Pell Grant
-Must be studying in host country for at least 4 consecutive weeks
$5,000

Additional $3000 for critical need language study

Go Overseas 

-Must be an undergraduate student studying in Ireland 

-Semester: $15,000 for tuition+ $4,000 for accommodation + Roundtrip tickets to Ireland 

Global Perspective Scholarship

-Attending an exchange partner university

-Application submitted to the CGE

-Speak to a study abroad advisor for more information

-Amount varies

Deadlines in April

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Morgan Stanley Scholarship Opportunity -Must study abroad in Japan for the academic year
-Student must be interested in Economics and Finance
$7,500
Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Excellence and Travel Awards

-Must study in one of New Zealand's universities
-3.0 GPA

-Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offer $2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.
-Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offer $500 for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities.
-Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA) offer $500 for study at participating institutes of technology and polytechnics.

Deadlines in May

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
GotChosen Social Network Scholarship -Open to US and international students and anyone with outstanding student loans
-Must create an original post on any channel. The post must be on topic within its channel
$5,000 towards educational expenses
Summit Global Education

-Must show how "going global begins at home" via a contest-- upload paper, photos, or videos on social media and tag with #theIEchallenge. Register on their website. 

Free round trip airfare
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship 

-full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.

-The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. 

$1,000

Deadlines in June

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program

-Must be a citizen or native of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica (birth certificate will be requested upon acceptance) 

-Eligible to study in the United States and been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university located in the United States.

-A first time college student (with fewer than 12 college credits unless those credits were earned in high school) planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

 $5,000-50,000
ItaliaRail Scholarship Program -Must be studying abroad in Italy  $1,000
British Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship -Must be a semester or academic year program in the UK
-Must be participating on a direct-enroll program in a UK university that is affiliated with BUTEX. This list can be found here.
$1,000 

Deadlines in July

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship  -Must be planning on studying abroad for at least 1 full semester (only Fall or Spring Semesters)
-3.0 GPA
-Must demonstrate financial need
$3,000
Japan-American Society Scholarship Program -Proof of acceptance at a college or university in Japan as a full-time foreign exchange student for either one semester or one academic year
-Proof that the program in Japan is an approved student exchange program of the applicant's home college or university in the US
-May be majors in any subject, but must demonstrate that they have taken or plan to take academic courses related to Japan, whether in the US or at the Japan college or university
-Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
$5,000
Weekend Student Adventures' Cultural Bridge Scholarship

-Must be be already accepted or applied to study abroad in Europe before Spring 2018 for at least 4 weeks (proof required)

-3.0 GPA minimum

$500 in scholarship funds will be distributed between 1-5 students depending on award selections

Deadlines in August

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
allTheRooms Room to Travel Scholarship -600-800 word essay in PDF
-Must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university
-In your essay, please include your name, email address, and university you’re currently enrolled in
$1,000

Deadlines in September

Scholarship Eligibility Amount

Fulbright Scholar 

*Note: intensive application

-U.S. citizenship-permanent residence is NOT sufficient

- Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s degree, depending on the field) as appropriate. Where an award is open to early career or postdoctoral candidates

-Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description

-Sound physical and mental health

-Applicants are required to disclose any prior convictions of a felony or a misdemeanor
-all expenses paid (varies by scholarship type)
Go Overseas Study or Intern Abroad Scholarship

-Fill out the application

-Submit a creative photo and short essay (300 words max) on what motivates you to study/intern abroad.

-Follow @GoOverseas on Instagram

-Post your photo and tag @GoOverseas to increase your chances of winning

$500
Global Perspective Scholarship

-Attending an exchange partner university

-Application submitted to the CGE

-Speak to a study abroad advisor for more information

-Amount varies

Deadlines in October

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Go Overseas' New Zealand Scholarship

-Must study abroad in New Zealand

-Participate in study abroad program during the 2017 calendar year

-Undergraduate and graduate students welcome to apply

$15,000
Free roundtrip airfare
Free travel insurance

Academy of International Business- Southeast and The Asia Institute

-must be an International Business major

-Participate in short term faculty-led, semester, or internship program abroad

-Application must be submitted jointly with student and faculty advisor

$1,000
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship -Federal Pell Grant
-Must be studying in host country for at least 4 consecutive weeks

Up to $5,000
Additional $3000 for critical need language study

Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs.

Marshall Scholarships

-Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in the UK

-Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States

-A minimum GPA of 3.7

-To qualify for awards tenable from October 2018, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2015

-University fees

-Cost of living expenses

-Annual book grant

-Thesis grant

-Research and daily travel grants

-Fares to and from the United States  

-A contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan -Must study abroad in Japan
-Summer Programs do not apply
$2,500 or $4,000 (depending on length of study)

Deadlines in November

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership

-No previous international experience(with the exception of Canada or the Arcadia Preview Program)

-Undergraduate woman of sophomore or junior status at one of the VIH institutions

-U.S. Citizen

-Full time student status for at least two terms with a Baccalaureate degree in progress

-QPA of not less than 3.0

-Will return to your university / college as a full time student during the fall semester following the study abroad experience

-International experience must take place in one country (no multi-country experiences); it must be accredited and last for at least 28 days

-Be available to attend all activities during two mandatory weekend retreats: one during the spring term prior to studying abroad and one during the fall following the study abroad  experience

-Commit to meeting all of the requirements of the VIH Program, including, but not limited to:  a) submitting an Experience Report; b) completing a CEE & submitting a CEE report by January 30; c) completing all assignments for the two retreats; d) assisting with marketing the VIH  Program on your campus.

-$5,000 for Western Europe
-$6,000 outside of Western Europe 

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

-U.S. citizen-Undergraduate or graduate students

-2 letters of recommendations

Varies (fully funded from start to finish)
Diversity Abroad & CISI Planning Scholarship

-Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

-Must be studying either in the Summer or Semester program

-Students do not need to have selected a study abroad program at the time of receiving the scholarship

-1 letter of recommendation by an on-campus advisor or sponsor

$2,000 (5 awarded)

Deadlines in December

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

-U.S. citizenship or permanent residence

-Ages 18-24 at the start of the program

-High school diploma

-Must exhibit clear career goals and relevant experience in their career field

-Experience can be in the form of work, internships, or volunteering

-Strong interest in German and world affairs

-Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred 

-Round-trip international airfare

-Language school costs for two months of intensive German language study

-Tuition costs for four months of study

-Housing costs for host family, apartment, or dormitory during the pre-internship phases

Note: program funding during the internship depends on earnings

-Monthly stipend to cover basic costs of living

-Program-related travel within Germany

Health insurance in Germany
The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship -Must be planning on studying abroad for at least 1 full semester (only Fall or Spring Semesters)
-3.0 GPA
-Must demonstrate financial need
$3,000
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship -U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
-full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
-Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university
$1,000
Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship -Must be planning on studying or interning abroad
-Must submit a photo essay
 $500
Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Excellence and Travel Awards -Must study in one of New Zealand's universities
-3.0 GPA
-Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offer $2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.
-Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offer $500 for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities.
-Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA) offer $500 for study at participating institutes of technology and polytechnics.

Deadlines To Be Determined - Please Check Each Website for Additional Information

Scholarship Eligibility Amount
JASSO Student Exchange Support Program -For students interested in studying in Japan
-Deadlines vary
Varies