Student/Faculty International Scholarships and Opportunities

Gilman Scholarship  (US citizens receiving Pell Grant only)

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship  February 15, 2016 deadline, 3.75+ GPA

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals  Germany

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (8 week summer program, semester or year abroad in specified Asian country)

US Department of State Resources for Study Abroad: Safety, Opportiunities, Visas, etc.

Fulbright Opportunities:

Fulbright Open Study/Research Awards

  • 2017-2018: Competition Deadline: October 11.
  • Internal Application Deadline: September 1, 2016.
  • The Fulbright Study/Research grant is the traditional award opportunity where a candidate designs a proposal for a specific country.  3.7+ GPA

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)

  • 2017-2018: Competition Deadline: October 11.
  • Internal Application Deadline: September 1, 2016.
  • The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Consult the website for details on specific country requirements, numbers of awards, application and details.



  • The US Congress created the Fulbright program in 1946 to foster international understanding through educational exchanges. It was named in honor of Senator J.W. Fulbright and is funded by the U.S. government.

The Scholarship:

  • The Fulbright program funds a number of different opportunities, including exchange of scholars, travel grants, and dissertation research. However, most scholarships are for graduating seniors or recent graduates who propose to spend a year abroad studying or researching at a foreign university. The two primary programs are Fulbright full grants, which cover the cost of round-trip transportation, tuition, maintenance, and insurance; and the Fulbright Teaching Assistant program, which selects students who wish to teach English in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungry, Korea, and Taiwan. Note: Students applying for full grants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and carry out the proposed study.


  • The application form consists of 11 parts, including personal information, a statement of the study proposal, a short personal essay, foreign language evaluation, three references, transcript, and an evaluation by the Graduate Awards Committee. Students must have an "adequate background" (a major) in the subject they wish to pursue.

Who Should Apply:

  • Students with strong academic records (3.7 after the freshman year) who have excellent command of a foreign language and whose project proposal is appropriate to the country proposed and can be completed in a year. Students should realize that grants to some countries are far more difficult to obtain than others, since the number of awards and the intensity of the competition vary substantially. (Fulbright grants for study in the United Kingdom are especially competitive.)


  • Three, all from professors in the major.

Internal Fulbright Application Deadline for review of completed application: September 1, 2016.  For more information, contact Florida Tech's Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Monica Baloga at well in advance of the September 1 deadline if you meet the 3.7+ GPA requirement.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: February 9, 2016 (On-campus deadlines vary.  
  • The 2017-18 application will be available in late August, 2016)

The applications for the 2016-2017 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The Boren Awards has several special initiatives to diversify the types of students study abroad and the languages they are studying.