Scholarships for Study Abroad

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.

Arcadia Scholarship Ranges:

  • Semester programs: $500 - $2,500
  • Summer programs: $250 - $1,000
  • Overall Average award per student: $1,050

You may still receive a scholarship from Arcadia even if you already receive aid from your home school.

More than one way to fund your study abroad

Aside from need-based scholarships, many other foundations also offer scholarships to study abroad students and our staff can help you find out about all funds for which you are eligible. We can also help you process other financial aid such as federal (pell grants, Stafford or PLUS Loans), state and other forms of aid.

To Apply

Complete the Arcadia Scholarship Application. Either fax or scan and email the completed form to us:

F: 215-572-2174
Email: darvasj@arcadia.edu

Only students who have been accepted to a program from The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University will be considered for an award.

Deadlines

Applications are received on a rolling basis:

  • Complete applications received by the 20th of the month will receive notification by the 1st *
  • Complete applications received by the 5th of the month will receive notification by the 15th *

*Deadlines outside of scheduled business hours (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Monday through Friday) will divert to the next business day.


Available Study Abroad Scholarships

The Gilman Scholarship Program

Students receiving a Pell Grant may be eligible for this scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for any semester abroad, including summer. Gilman scholarship recipients who apply for an Arcadia Scholarship are guaranteed a scholarship of at least $1,000 from us for semester and year programs and $500 for summer programs. For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:

Students:
Last Name A-D: Phone: 832-369-3477 or email: gilmanforms@iie.org
Last Name E-K: Phone: 832-369-3484 or email: gilman@iie.org
Last Name L-Q: Phone: 832-369-3475 or email: gilmandocs@iie.org
Last Name R-Z: Phone: 832-369-3485 or email: gilmanapp@iie.org

FEA Scholarship

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers scholarships to students studying abroad. The foundation has a strong preference for, but is not limited to, students studying a foreign language, participating in an academically rigorous program, attending in a non-traditional destination, and/or representing an under-represented group for education abroad, such as a minority or a community college student. The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is a supporter of FEA's Annual Reception.

The Global Studies Foundation Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad

Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return.

GSF is particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages. Among the most significant selection criteria are academic performance (as indicated in courses, grades, recommendations, and other achievements), program merit, and outreach potential. Grant recipients will be expected to acknowledge GSF's support, to report on their experiences, and to work with GSF to share those experiences as widely as possible. For more information, please e-mail: grants@globalstudiesfoundation.org.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Grants for students preparing to participate in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Grants may be used toward study abroad. For more information, please contact the Assistant Director at pickeringfaf@woodrow.org.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Undergraduates in all fields of study who attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may apply for a study abroad grant. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded annually to support students seeking knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. For more information, please e-mail: studyabroad@PhiKappaPhi.org

Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarship Program

Two scholarships, the Italian Language Scholarship and The Joseph J. Bracone Memorial Scholarship, are available for U.S. citizens of Italian descent.

UMN Scholarship Database

The University of Minnesota hosts an extensive listing of available study abroad funding and scholarship opportunities.

This information is available for all study abroad students, not just University of Minnesota students.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded bi-annually by luggage company, Tortuga Backpacks. The winner receives $1000 plus a Tortuga backpack. You must be a US citizen or student visa holder, a full-time undergraduate on a four-year program at a US institution and have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university.


Australia

The University of Melbourne Scholarship

The University of Melbourne offers a unique funding opportunity to eligible students. To find out if you’re eligible, please complete Arcadia’s Scholarship application. For more, please contact Carly Gellman, Program Manager: gellmanc@arcadia.edu.

The Victorian College of the Arts and Music Scholarship

The University of Melbourne offers a unique funding opportunity to eligible students. To find out if you’re eligible, please complete Arcadia’s Scholarship application. For more, please contact Carly Gellman, Program Manager: gellmanc@arcadia.edu.

The University of New South Wales Study Abroad Scholarships

There are a number of financial awards available which are awarded by UNSW, based either on academic merit or financial need.

  • Merit based scholarships include the Peter & Helen Hearl study abroad scholarship (worth $10,000), the Jan Bardetta Scholarship (worth $2,500) and the Kevin Lott Scholarship (worth $2,500).
  • Financial need scholarships are available for students who require financial assistance throughout their studies and range in value from $1,000 to $10,000. 

For more information about eligibility, please contact Carly Gellman, Program Manager: gellmanc@arcadia.edu.


Great Britain

The Society of the Sons of St. George Scholars Program

This scholarship is allocated to: students who will attend a university in England, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, can show English ancestry, and reside in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, or Chester counties in Pennsylvania or Camden, Burlington, or Gloucester counties in New Jersey. 

AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship for students studying abroad in the United Kingdom who demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international education.

BUTEX North American Scholarships (United Kingdom)

This is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply, you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a U.K. university which is BUTEX affiliated. Your study abroad or exchange place must be for a minimum of one semester. Each scholarship is worth £500 and will be paid once the recipient has arrived and registered at their host university.

Study Abroad Excellence Awards - King's College, University of London

King’s College offers several Study Abroad Excellence Awards to distinguished study abroad students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Students who have been accepted to the program at King’s College are eligible to apply. Each Excellence Award is worth £2,500 for one semester of study or £3,500 for an academic year of study. The awards will be made to candidates of outstanding quality, who can best demonstrate how their time at King’s builds on their academic record, and how it will help fulfill their personal and academic ambitions. It is important to note the awards are not made purely on the basis of high academic grades or GPA; the awards panel gives equal weighting to the personal statement. For more information, please contact Michelle Kasmauskis, Program Manager: kasmauskism@arcadia.edu.

Cambridge PKP Summer Program Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students accepted to the Cambridge PKP Summer program. Pembroke and King's College award four scholarships (amongst all PKP students) for approximately of £2312. This award will be credited in US dollars toward your Arcadia fees upon confirmation from Cambridge. For more information, please contact Kat Reinhart, Program Manager: reinhark@arcadia.edu.


Ireland

Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

This grant is for students planning to spend a semester or full-year of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Each scholarship will be for at least $1,500.

  • Deadline for applications: February 15.

Please send your completed application packet to:

Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick,
Attention: William Kane,
1609 Claudia Way,
North Wales, PA 19454.

For more information, please contact The Society at: 215-249-9337.


New Zealand

Canterbury Study Abroad Awards

Canterbury University, New Zealand, offers special scholarships for students studying abroad on semester or Southern Hemisphere Academic Year programs with Arcadia. They are allocated according to merit and financial need. For more, please contact Carly Gellman, Program Manager: gellmanc@arcadia.edu.

Go Overseas.com / STA Travel / New Zealand Government Scholarship

GoOverseas.com has partnered with the New Zealand government and STA Travel to provide a scholarship of up to NZ$ 15,000 toward your Arcadia program fee and flight costs. Application details are online and the deadline is 15 October.

New Zealand Education | Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

  • Generation Study Abroad offers a choice of three excellence and travel awards to assist in financing a study abroad experience in New Zealand.
  • The Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) assists students with the cost of their flight to the country.
  • New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offers a financial award to students based on the in country university they choose to study at.
  • The New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA) awards students who study at certain technological programs.

Scotland

The University of Aberdeen Study Abroad Scholarship

The University of Aberdeen offers two scholarships per semester for students who will be attending the University of Aberdeen through Arcadia. The scholarships are worth £500 per student.

Students who have been accepted to the program at the University of Aberdeen for a semester or for a year are eligible to apply for this scholarship, and will be expected to complete a co-curricular project based on the northeast of Scotland. For more information, please contact Kat Reinhart, Senior Program Manager: reinhark@arcadia.edu.


Countries Excluding Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

NSEP provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East).

The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. More information is available on the web or through the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP.