Apply For Scholarships!

All students who participate in Arcadia programs are encouraged to apply to scholarships. On this page we offer both outside scholarships as well as Arcadia scholarships. 


Arcadia University Students:

If you are an Arcadia University student, please visit this page to review scholarships for which you are eligible to apply. 


need-based SCHOLARSHIPS Through Arcadia Abroad

Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.

Typical awards are as follows:

  • Semester scholarship awards range between $500-2,500 with an average award of $1,300.
  • Summer scholarship awards range between $250-1,000 with an average award of $600. You may still receive a scholarship from Arcadia even if you already receive aid from your home school. 
  • All students receiving a Pell Grant will be awarded up to $2,500 for semester and full year programs, and up to $1,000 for Summer programs.
  • Arcadia Abroad considers our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our scholarship award. Students submitting for scholarships will have the option to submit a 300 word essay. 

How To Apply

Download the application on the right hand side of this page. Submit your completed application to your Arcadia Application Portal or to Susan Greenberg 

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General and Commercial Scholarships Diversity Scholarships
STEM Scholarships Australia Scholarships
England Scholarships Ireland Scholarships
Italy Scholarships Scotland Scholarships
Wales Scholarships  New Zealand
USA  

 


General and Commercial Scholarships

In addition to the Arcadia Study Abroad Scholarship, you are encouraged to pursue other external scholarship opportunities. The list of scholarships below are managed by external organizations, unless otherwise noted. You should research eligibility and application deadlines for each one as applicable to you. 

 

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

In addition to scholarship awards from Arcadia Abroad, students receiving a Pell Grant may be eligible for this scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for any semester abroad, including summer.

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. 

 

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.

In support of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a new supplemental award, the STEM Supplemental Award, is available for Gilman and Gilman-McCain applicants. It will provide up to $1,000 in additional funds for students conducting STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. Students may apply for this supplemental funding as part of the Gilman application.

 

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. 

 

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. One hundred twenty-five $1,000 grants are awarded for each year.  Applicants do not have to be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. 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, 18 years of age or older, who are residents of the USA with 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.

 

 The Going Abroad Scholarship

Going's mission is to help people travel and experience the world. Since 2017, they've helped young travelers get out there and get going. Twice a year, four outstanding students will win $1,500 scholarships toward their upcoming study abroad program.

Scholarship application deadlines are March 15th and October 15th. Winners will be notified by March 31st for fall study abroad and October 31st for spring study abroad.

 

ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS: STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Access Scholarships is a search tool aiming to connect students with scholarship opportunities, helpful information, and resources. They have highlighted a series of scholarships specifically tailored to students planning to study abroad

 

Additional Scholarships

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.

EXPLORE THE WORLD TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

TORTUGA BACKPACKS

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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:

  • Philly Scholar  – This scholarship is for one black female college student who is from Philadelphia and is enrolled at an accredited Philadelphia college or university.
  • National Scholar – 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. 

ESU: LUARD MORSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are welcome to apply for this scholarship, offered through the English Speaking Union. Recipients receive up to $25,000 towards program expenses along with a stipend of $2,500.

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible for The ESU Luard Morse Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be a U.S. citizen,
  • be pursuing a degree in any major field at an HBCU,
  • excel academically (minimum 3.0 grade point average),
  • demonstrate strong leadership skills,
  • have strong community involvement,
  • have an interest in culture, international affairs and/or issues of global significance.

ESU APPLICATION CRITERIA:

While reviewing and getting to know the students through their application, the following six qualities are always taken into consideration:

  • Academic Success: How has the student pursued and excelled in their studies?
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Has the student shown open-mindedness to expand their horizons?
  • Relevance of The ESU Luard Morse Scholarship: How does the student describe their professional goals and the role that the scholarship plays in achieving them?
  • Character: How does the student demonstrate resilience, integrity, and adaptability?
  • Leadership and Community Engagement: How does the student demonstrate leadership and play a role in the community?
  • Ambassadorship: How will the student serve as an ambassador abroad and as a scholar upon their return?

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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.

 

University of Sydney-  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

The University of Sydney is proud to partner with the Fund for Education Abroad to offer equity scholarships to students from US partners who are from underrepresented demographics in Study Abroad (First in family, LGBTQ+, First Nations, Women in STEMM, student-athletes). Recipients of this award will be given a full waiver on their housing during their semester program at the University of Sydney, or have the option of a tuition waiver.

Eligibility: Students must be from a US University and be from an underrepresented group in Study Abroad. Please note - recipients of this award will be offered a 20-week rental contract at the Queen Mary Building. A condition of living at the Queen Mary Building is a fully up-to-date vaccination for COVID-19, as approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Value: ~$8,000 AUD (20-week housing contract on campus) OR a tuition waiver of $12,600 AUD. To apply, please contact your Program Advisor.

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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.

 

gilman scholarships

In support of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a new supplemental award, the STEM Supplemental Award, is available for Gilman and Gilman-McCain applicants. It will provide up to $1,000 in additional funds for students conducting STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. Students may apply for this supplemental funding as part of the Gilman application.

 
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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 Advisor.  Arcadia will be able to assist you with the application process.

  

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 Advisor.

 

University of Sydney-  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

The University of Sydney is proud to partner with the Fund for Education Abroad to offer equity scholarships to students from US partners who are from underrepresented demographics in Study Abroad (First in family, LGBTQ+, First Nations, Women in STEMM, student-athletes). Recipients of this award will be given a full waiver on their housing during their semester program at the University of Sydney, or have the option of a tuition waiver.

Eligibility: Students must be from a US University and be from an underrepresented group in Study Abroad. Please note - recipients of this award will be offered a 20-week rental contract at the Queen Mary Building. A condition of living at the Queen Mary Building is a fully up-to-date vaccination for COVID-19, as approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Value: ~$8,000 AUD (20-week housing contract on campus) OR a tuition waiver of $12,600 AUD. To apply, please contact your Program Advisor.

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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).

 

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS and political science – 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 Advisor.

 

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.

 

UNIVERSITY OF The Arts London

UAL offers four awards of £1,500 for students in Integrated and Semester programs. To be eligible, students must be willing to create social media content and blogs about their experiences as Study Abroad students. Additionally, students must have been accepted onto an integrated or semester Study Abroad program at UAL and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree program outside the UK.  Apply for this scholarship

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Ireland

INCLUSIVE IRELAND SCHOLARSHIPS

In collaboration with The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), Education Ireland is pleased to offer this scholarship in support of students choosing to study abroad in Ireland.

"With a commitment to providing academically rigorous and culturally immersive study abroad experiences for students from all backgrounds and identities, and a strong belief that diversity among our visiting students only serves to enrich our society and our campuses, we are excited to welcome scholars."

The application for the Spring 2024 cohort is available here and with a deadline of Sept 20, 2023 at 12:00pm (EDT). In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at U.S. institution of higher education (graduate students are not eligible)
  • Receiving credit at your home institution for the study abroad program

 

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.

  

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.

This scholarship's value is €2,000. More information about these scholarships can be found here.

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

 

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.
  • The Norman Houston Study Northern Ireland Award
    • This award is designed to support students with the greatest financial need who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study abroad. To be considered for the award, students must meet the following criteria:

      • Student must be a USA national, enrolled in a full-time bachelors programme at a USA University or College
      • Student must be in receipt of federal aid. Priority will be given to those in receipt of the Pell Grant.
      • Student must meet QUB’s normal study abroad academic eligibility requirements- minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
      • Student must not have undertaken study abroad previously – this award is designed to facilitate a study abroad experience for a student who has not yet had this opportunity
  • 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. 
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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. 

 
 
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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 Advisor.

 

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 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 Advisor.

 
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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.

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New Zealand

University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury is providing multiple scholarships of up to NZD$2000 for students enrolling in Semester 2 (Fall 2024) through Arcadia Abroad.

Recipients are required to have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale.

New Zealand and Australian citizens or permanent residents are not eligible.

 

Gilman-ENZ Scholarship

Education New Zealand (ENZ) is New Zealand’s government agency for building international education and promoting New Zealand as a study destination. Through their partnership with the U.S. Department of State, ENZ is funding the Gilman-ENZ Scholarship, a highly selective award for those studying or interning abroad in New Zealand. This partnership sustains a wider effort to support students who have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, including those of Native American heritage.

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USA

Intern Philly Liberty Grant

Visiting students enrolling in the Intern Philly program for fall or spring that choose Arcadia housing (Oak Summit Apartments) are encouraged to apply for the Intern Philly Liberty Grant. Awards up to $1776 will be applied directly to the Arcadia housing portion of each recipient’s bill. To apply, simply submit the Arcadia Abroad scholarship application.


Deadline Information:

  • Submit a scholarship application up to one month prior to the scheduled departure date for your program.
  • You should expect a response within one month of submitting your application. All decisions will be shared via email. 
  • 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.
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