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.

Information is provided here on other opportunities to financially support your study abroad experience.

 

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 Summer
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-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.

 

David Larsen Scholarship

Dr. Larsen joined Arcadia in 1988 as vice president and director of the Center for Education Abroad (now the College of Global Studies). He played an integral role in transforming Arcadia University into a leader in international education. Semester study abroad students with financial need and who can demonstrate a “seriousness of purpose” in securing an international education in their field of study are encouraged to consider this scholarship. To apply, please contact your Study Abroad Adviser.

 

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. 

 

NORMAN WOODBERRY SCHOLARSHIP

Students who are residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut or Westchester County, New York are welcome to apply for this study abroad scholarship. This need-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 the requirements on their website

 

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.

 


Summer

ARCADIA SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS

Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Summer scholarship awards range between $250-1,000 with an average award of $700. Complete the Arcadia Scholarship Application to apply. Students complete the top portion; a representative from the Financial Aid Office at Arcadia should complete the remainder.

 

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-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.

 

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.

 

VIRA I. HEINZ PROGRAM FOR WOMEN IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

The Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership prepares women for tomorrow's global challenges by offering a unique opportunity for international experiences, leadership development and community service. Three first-time women travelers from Arcadia are admitted into the program and receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 to put toward the cost of a summer, international experience. To apply, contact Kay Greene, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

 


Diversity Scholarships

 

INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship

INSIGHT Into Diversity offers this scholarship which awards a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students from an underrepresented group based on race, ethnicity, LGBTQ or Veteran status, or possession of a physical disability.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

MARIE-LOUSIE AND EUGENE JACKSON INTERNATIONAL FUND

The Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund was established by Arcadia alumna Susan Jackson Tressider '84 and '90M to honor her late parents Marie-Louise '09H and Eugene W. Jackson'90H who devoted many years of service to the University. The purpose of the fund is to support internationally focused experiences in the sciences. To apply, please contact your Study Abroad Adviser.

 


 

Australia

 

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

 

AASP/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).

 


Ireland

 

SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK

Since its inception in Philadelphia in 1771, the Society of The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick has been an active, vibrant organization within the Irish community. The Society exists to promote Irish culture, education and provide aid. Students from the Delaware Valley Region enrolled at Arcadia University and studying in Ireland are eligible. To apply, please contact your Study Abroad Adviser.

 


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.

 

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

 

AASP/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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 


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

 

AASP/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.

 

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.