Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need.

In addition to Arcadia scholarships, information is provided here on other opportunities to financially support your study abroad experience.

 

ARCADIA SCHOLARSHIPS

Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award. Some of this information does not apply to students attending Arcadia University. If you are an Arcadia student, please visit this page

Typical awards are as follows:

  • Semester scholarship awards range between $500-2,500 with an average award of $1,500.
  • Summer scholarship awards range between $250-1,000 with an average award of $700. You may still receive a scholarship from Arcadia even if you already receive aid from your home school. 

How To Apply

Complete the Arcadia Scholarship Application. Students complete the top portion; a representative of the Financial Aid Office at your university should complete the remainder.

Completed forms should be returned by email attachment to Jennifer Darvas (darvasj@arcadia.edu). Alternatively, forms can be faxed to: 215.572.2174, Attn: Jennifer Darvas

 

Deadlines

Applications are received on a rolling basis:

  • You are welcome to submit a scholarship application up to one month prior to the scheduled departure date for your program
  • If you have not been accepted to your program when your scholarship application is received, a decision will be deferred until after you have been admitted; otherwise, you should expect within one month.

Find Your Scholarship

General Scholarships Diversity Scholarships
STEM Scholarships Australia
England Greece
Ireland Italy
New Zealand Scotland
South Africa Wales
Commercial Scholarships    

 


General Scholarships

In addition to the Arcadia Study Abroad Scholarship, you are encouraged to pursue other scholarship opportunities.

 

ASHLEY SOULÉ CONROY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Each term, the foundation awards up to three $4,000 scholarships.  To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be participating on a program lasting 14 weeks or longer.

 

Benjamin a. Gilman international scholarship

Students receiving a Pell Grant may be eligible for this scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for any semester abroad, including summer.

Gilman Scholars are able to use their awards to support credit-bearing virtual international opportunities taking place between now and December 31, 2021, including virtual international internships. This excellent news, released June 9, is very positive for students considering an international study or internship experience this fall.

The programs outlined by Gilman include:

  • Online courses at an institution based outside of the United States;
    • Via direct enrollment, an exchange program or a program provider;
  • Virtual faculty-led study abroad programs;
  • Virtual international internships;
  • Virtual intensive language programs at an institution based outside of the United States; and/or
  • Students may also propose internationally-focused virtual programs for review by Gilman Program staff.

According to Gliman advisors: “Our goal is to work with Gilman Scholars to adjust their program, either overseas or virtually, so that they have a successful international experience.”

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.

 

Fund for Education Abroad 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. 

 

GILMAN-MCCAIN SCHOLARSHIP

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. More information can be found here.

 

Go Overseas Scholarships

As part of their mission, Go Overseas firmly believe that more people should have the opportunity to travel in a transformative way. They offer a range of scholarships for study abroad students. You can view current scholarship opportunities on their website.  

 

Goldwater Scholarship

This competitive opportunity seeks students who intend to pursue a research career in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. On the Goldwater website, you will find more information on eligibility requirements. Students interested in applying should contact the Goldwater representative on their home campus to inquire about the nomination process

Scholarships are not specifically for study abroad, but awards can be used for students studying overseas. 

 

PHI KAPPA PHI STUDY ABROAD GRANTS

If you attend a university of college with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter, you may apply for a study abroad grant. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded for the fall semester and twenty-five for the spring semester. You can view this list to see if your institution has a chapter.

 

Sarah Josephine Langstaff Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, provided by the Daughters of the British Empire, is offered to female students with British or Commonwealth of Nations ancestry.  Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0.  More information—including eligibility requirements, application instructions, and deadlines—can be found on the DBE website or on this information sheet

 

UMN SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

The University of Minnesota maintains an extensive database of available study abroad funding and scholarship offerings.  This is a great resource to search for funding opportunities.

 


Diversity Scholarships

 

BeGirl World Scholarships

beGirl.world is seeking to diversify and change the face of study abroad by offering two scholarships worth $2,000 for black female college students. The two scholarship types are as follows:

  • All Philly – This scholarship is for one black female college student who is from Philadelphia and is enrolled at an accredited Philadelphia college or university.
  • All Country – This scholarship is for one black female college student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States of America, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands.

 

LUARD MORSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are welcome to apply for this scholarship, offered through the English Speaking Union. To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Recipients receive up to $25,000 towards program expenses along with a stipend of $2,500.

 

MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASSICS & CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies offers this scholarship opportunity to minority students pursuing classical studies on summer, semester or year programs. It is applicable to the Arcadia in Greece and Arcadia in Greece Summer programs.

 

NUI GALWAY HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIP

To encourage greater diversity and minority participation in study abroad, this scholarship is available for students from Historically Black Colleges & Universities who study abroad at NUI Galway.  Eligible students can apply online here.  The winner will receive a €6,000 grant.

 

Rainbow SIG - Rainbow Scholarship

This scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.  Awards are up to $10,000.

 


STEM Scholarships

 

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

This competitive opportunity seeks students who intend to pursue a research career in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. On the Goldwater website, you will find more information on eligibility requirements. Students interested in applying should contact the Goldwater representative on their home campus to inquire about the nomination process

Scholarships are not specifically for study abroad, but awards can be used for students studying overseas. 

 

Trinity College Dublin STEM Scholarship

Students majoring in a STEM field and pursuing course work at Trinity in the Faculty of Engineering, Maths and Sciences are eligible to apply for this award.  For eligibility, terms, and application instructions, more information is available here.

 


Australia

 

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students enrolled in four units at Macquarie University are welcomed to apply for this study abroad scholarship which awards recipients up to  AUD$1,000.

For more information about eligibility, please contact your Program Manager.  Arcadia will be able to assist you with the application process.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE SCHOLARSHIP

Students with financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship opportunity through the University of Melbourne. Awards are usually AUD$2,000.  To apply, please contact your Program Manager.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY STUDY ABROAD EXCELLENCE AWARD

Students with financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship opportunity through the University of Technology, Sydney. Awards are usually AUD$2,000.  To apply, please contact your Program Manager.

 


England

 

AASAP/UK LORD ACTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This merit-based scholarship is offered to students studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year.  Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of international education.

 

BUTEX NORTH AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS (UNITED KINGDOM)

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year at a BUTEX affiliated institution. Each scholarship is worth £500 and will be paid once the recipient has arrived and registered at their host university.

 

SOCIETY OF ST. GEORGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Society of St. George provides this funding opportunity for students from the Philadelphia area participating on an Arcadia program in England.  Eligible students must, have English ancestry, financial need and be from the Philadelphia area (usually one of the adjacent counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware).

 

KINGS COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for students applying to the Kings College London program.

King’s College offers several Study Abroad Excellence Scholarships to distinguished study abroad students in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Public Policy, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences. In total, £7,500 in funding is available to successful candidates each semester. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

 

London School of Economics – John C Phelan General Course Scholarship

Students participating on the LSE program may apply for this scholarship after they have been admitted to the program. Scholarship awards can be upwards of £20,000. Awards are given primarily on the basis of financial need; though academic merit will also be taken into account. 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is June 1. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

 

LUARD MORSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are welcome to apply for this scholarship, offered through the English Speaking Union.  To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Recipients receive up to $25,000 towards program expenses along with a stipend of $2,500.

 

University of Oxford - St Edmund Hall

US students receiving public education funding who apply to study as Visiting Students at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford will automatically be considered for an award from the Mingos Charter Scholarship Fund. Students may receive up to £20,000.

 


Greece

 

MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASSICS & CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies offers this scholarship opportunity to minority students pursuing classical studies on summer, semester or year programs. It is applicable to the Arcadia in Greece and Arcadia in Greece Summer programs. 

 


Ireland

 

SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK

Students from select universities and colleges in the Philadelphia area, including Arcadia University, are eligible to apply for funding to study abroad in Ireland.  For more information, please contact The Society.

 

NUI GALWAY HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIP

To encourage greater diversity and minority participation in study abroad, this scholarship is available for students from Historically Black Colleges & Universities who study abroad at NUI Galway. Eligible students can apply online here. The winner will receive a €6,000 grant.

 

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SCHOLARSHIPS

The following scholarship categories for Trinity College Dublin are available:

  • Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship
    • Students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their major subject area are eligible to apply for this award.  For eligibility, terms, and application instructions, more information is available here.
  • Study Abroad STEM Scholarship
    • Students majoring in a STEM field and pursuing course work at Trinity in the Faculty of Engineering, Maths and Sciences are eligible to apply for this award.  For eligibility, terms, and application instructions, more information is available here.
  • Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant
    • To be eligible to apply for this grant, students must attend Trinity for the full academic year, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, and have a high level of financial need.

The awards vary in value and are generally worth between €1500 and €3000. More information about these scholarships can be found here.

In all cases, awardees will have to have applied to study at TCD.

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN BUSINESS STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

Students enrolled in coursework at the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin are eligible to apply for the Business Study Abroad Scholarship.  Two €1,000 scholarships will be awarded each semester. Students interested in applying should contact their Program Manager.

 

UCD EXCHANGE & STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Students who have studied abroad at University College Dublin and wish to return for graduate studies are eligible for this scholarship.

 

Queen's University Belfast Scholarships

The following scholarship options are available to students planning to study at Queen's University Belfast

  • AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
    • This merit-based scholarship is offered to students studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year.  Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of international education.
  • Butex North American Scholarships
    • To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year at a BUTEX affiliated institution. Each scholarship is worth £500 and will be paid once the recipient has arrived and registered at their host university.
  • Luard Morse Scholarships
    • Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are welcome to apply for this scholarship, offered through the English Speaking Union.  To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Recipients receive up to $25,000 towards program expenses along with a stipend of $2,500. 

Italy

 

ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP

The Italian Language Scholarship is offered to American citizens of Italian descent, in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies. This award is not specifically for study abroad, but it can be used for study abroad. 

 


New Zealand

 

Education New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Awards

New Zealand Education offers two scholarship opportunities to help Arcadia students fund their study abroad experience.

  • Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA)
    • Provides a flight scholarship of $2,000
  • New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA)
    • Provides a general scholarship of $500

Scotland

 

AASAP/UK LORD ACTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This merit-based scholarship is offered to students studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year.  Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of international education.

 

BUTEX NORTH AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year at a BUTEX affiliated institution. Each scholarship is worth £500 and will be paid once the recipient has arrived and registered at their host university. 

 

LUARD MORSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are welcome to apply for this scholarship, offered through the English Speaking Union.  To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Recipients receive up to $25,000 towards program expenses along with a stipend of $2,500.

 

Scottish Universities International Summer School (SUISS)

The Scottish Universities International Summer School is offering students a £500 scholarship for attending any of the Summer 3 course options. Award recipients are required to be an Arcadia Student Blogger, and post once per week during the program. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

 

The Amy Shypailo Scholarship for Women Abroad.

This scholarship is a need-based award for US students who wish to apply for the four-week SUISS Creative Writing program or the six-week Text and Context program. This scholarship is awarded to one student annually in honor of 2007 SUISS alumna, Amy Shypailo. Amy cherished her summer in Edinburgh, and this scholarship carries on her memory by helping deserving students have the life-changing experience of studying abroad.

The scholarship will cover, either partially or in-full (based on need), the course and accommodation fees for Creative Writing or Text and Context, with the option of both in-person or online study.

Applications for this scholarship are now invited from undergraduate students from the US with a GPA of 3.5 or above who identify as women.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

One £250 scholarship is available each semester to students on Arcadia’s program at the University of Aberdeen. Recipients of this award will be expected to complete a co-curricular project based in the northeast of Scotland. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS – INBOUND STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Students participating on Arcadia’s program at the University of St. Andrews are eligible to apply for an Inbound Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships of £4,000 will be awarded. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

 


South Africa

 

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP

An initiative of the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.

 


Wales

 

AASAP/UK LORD ACTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This merit-based scholarship is offered to students studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year.  Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of international education.

 

BUTEX NORTH AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a semester or year at a BUTEX affiliated institution. Each scholarship is worth £500 and will be paid once the recipient has arrived and registered at their host university.

 

LUARD MORSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are welcome to apply for this scholarship, offered through the English Speaking Union.  To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Recipients receive up to $25,000 towards program expenses along with a stipend of $2,500.

 

WELSH SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA - SCHOLARSHIPS

Students from the Philadelphia area of Welsh descent are encouraged to apply for this scholarship opportunity.  This award is not specifically for study abroad, but it can be used for study abroad in Wales.

 


Scholarships from Commercial Organizations

The following scholarships are offered by commercial organizations.  These scholarships are usually open to full-time, undergraduate students who will be studying abroad.  Generally, you will need to submit an essay on a travel-related topic and you must be over the age of 18 and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be eligible.