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. 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.

The scholarship program is intended for students from other universities studying with Arcadia; students already attending Arcadia University are not eligible for this scholarship but may wish to review other scholarship opportunities. 

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.

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 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. 

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.


Special Scholarships

Norman Woodberry Scholarship

Students who are residents of—or studying in—Fairfield Country, Connecticut or Westchester County, New York are welcome to apply for this study abroad scholarship.  This needs-based scholarship is open to semester and year students.

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.

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.


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$1,00.

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.  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.  Awards are usually AUD$2,000.  To apply, please contact your Program Manager.


Chile

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.


Cuba

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.


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 an 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.

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.


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.


Ireland

GO OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIP

Student attending these universities in Ireland are eligible to apply for funding through Go Overseas.  Awards can vary from year-to-year; currently, the winning applicant receives a full tuition scholarship.

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 towards 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 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 be 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. The deadline for application is 15 April for Fall semester and Academic Year 2017/2018 and more information 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 UCD 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 UCD and wish to return for graduate studies are eligible for this scholarship. 

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK GENERATION STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS – STEM; LGBTQ

If you are from one of these partner universities or colleges, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to apply for one of the following scholarships.  Contact your Program Manager for more information.  Successful applicants will be awarded €500:

  • Generation Study Abroad – STEM 
    • Available to students pursuing studies in STEM fields
  • Generation Study Abroad – LGBTQ
    • Available to students who identify as LGBTQ

Queen's University Belfast

  • AASAP/UK Lord Action 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 an 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

NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, there are 60-70 scholarships awarded by the NIAF to outstanding students.  To be eligible to apply, students must have Italian heritage and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  Scholarships are not specifically for study abroad, but awards can be used for students studying overseas on semester or year-long programs.

More information on each of the individual scholarships can be found here.  

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

GO OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIP

Students attending these universities in New Zealand are eligible to apply for funding through Go Overseas and Education New Zealand.  One lucky winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship including roundtrip airfare. Students can also apply for smaller awards from the New Zealand institutions.

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND SCHOLARSHIPs

University of Auckland, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad and Go Overseas/Study New Zealand, offers one full tuition scholarship and several $1,000 scholarships.  For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

University of CANTERBURY STUDY ABROAD AWARDS

The University of Canterbury offers special scholarships, allocated according to merit and financial need. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.


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 an 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 $400 scholarship for attending the Summer 2018 program. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

Two £500 scholarships are available 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 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 an 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 PHILADELPHA - 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.