Hopkins Scholarships

Deadlines:
Intersession: October 2
Spring: November 2
Summer: March 2
Fall/Year: April 2

Amanda Bass, Class of 2014 JHU Arts & Sciences alumnus, studied abroad in Rome the fall of her junior year at JHU. The Bass Family has established an endowed fund to ensure undergraduates with demonstrated financial need have opportunities to gain a global perspective.  These scholarships provide funding to academically-qualified undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences majoring in the Social Sciences or Humanities with demonstrated financial need in order to conduct international research, engage in an international internship, or participate in an international study abroad program that is at least six weeks or more. Applications, along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement are due to the Office of Study Abroad. Students must have a term GPA of 3.0 the semester of application in order to be eligible.

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The International Studies Program administers the Aronson International Experience Grants for students in the major (including pre-majors). These awards have been made possible through a generous gift from Jeffrey and Shari Aronson as part of the Aronson Center for International Studies. They are designed to make educational opportunities abroad more accessible to International Studies students.

The Aronson International Experience Grants (AIEG) offer students majoring in International Studies up to $2,500* to cover travel costs associated with the following activities:

  • Independent research projects (*students in this category may request up to $4,500 in funding)
  • Intersession and summer courses abroad
  • International conferences
  • Unpaid internships abroad
  • Study abroad during the academic year (some exclusions may apply)

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Deadlines:
Fall/Year: August 1
Spring: November 28
Summer: April 10

The Center for Language Education (CLE) at JHU is pleased to announce the Study Abroad Scholarship program available to students studying a language offered in CLEdu overseas. Each scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded to individuals excelling in acquisition of the target language and demonstrating outstanding potential to maximize their language skills by studying abroad. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. Applications, including a personal statement and letter of reference from a language instructor, are due to cledu@jhu.edu

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Deadline: February 5

FLAS Fellowships assist students in acquiring competence in foreign languages as well as a fuller understanding of the regions and countries in which those languages are commonly used. The International Studies Program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to award FLAS fellowships to eligible Hopkins graduate and undergraduate students studying the following languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Yiddish. Fellowships may also be awarded to students studying other languages on a case-by-case basis.

Graduate and undergraduate students who meet the eligibility requirements for FLAS can apply online.

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Deadline: October 2

Several scholarship opportunities are available for intersession programs abroad. Awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Students who complete a scholarship application will be reviewed for all of the scholarship opportunities through the Office of Study Abroad, but students will only be able to receive one award. Applications are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of students’ written essays, academic merit, faculty references, and financial need. Students must submit the scholarship application, along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement.

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Deadline: October 2

The Christian (’87) and Holly Hansen Scholarship helps provide study abroad funds for academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need studying abroad during Intersession. The Hansen Fellows are funded through the generosity of Christian and Holly Hansen with the purpose of providing Johns Hopkins undergraduates with an opportunity to study abroad and to reflect on their values, identities and role as global citizens. All students who have applied to a Hopkins Intersession program are eligible. Awards range from $500 to $2,500. Students should complete the Intersession Scholarship application along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement. See Hopkins Intersession Scholarships above for link to application. Students only need to complete the application once to be considered for Hopkins Intersession Scholarships and Hansen Scholarships and may not receive more than one award.

Deadline: October 2

The Behavioral Biology department at Johns Hopkins has scholarship opportunities for Behavioral Biology majors and minors to participate on the Ecuador & the Galapagos Intersession program focusing on Tropical Biology and Evolution. Students need to have a declared major or minor in Behavioral Biology in order to be eligible. Awards range from $500 to $2,500. Students should complete the Intersession Scholarship application along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement. See Hopkins Intersession Scholarships above for link to application. Students only need to complete the application once to be considered for any scholarship applications for intersession and may not receive more than one award.

Deadline: March 2

Limited partial scholarships are available for Hopkins summer programs abroad. Awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Applications are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of students’ written essays, academic merit, faculty references, and financial need. Students must submit the scholarship application, along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement. Students who wish to be considered for a Bass Scholarship only need to complete the application once and will be reviewed for both opportunities. Students may only receive one award.

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Deadline: Rolling

The Hull Family Study Abroad Fund was created with the generosity of Carl and Nanci Hull with the purpose of providing Johns Hopkins undergraduates with an opportunity to study abroad at the University’s SAIS Bologna Center. Students applying to a Hopkins Departmentally-Sponsored study abroad program in Bologna are eligible for this award of up to $5,000 per semester ($10,000 for a year abroad).

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The French section of GRLL is very pleased to announce the creation of the Marion Frances Chevalier Travel Awards for Study Abroad. The award covers travel expenses and supplies for JHU undergraduates who participate in an approved academic study abroad program in a French-speaking university or institute. Students must be undergraduates in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering who have declared a major or minor in French or a major in Romance Languages where the student’s primary language is French.

Deadline: March 15

The German Program, with the support of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, is pleased to announce 10 Travel Grants in the amount of $1,200 to support summer study abroad (German language courses, seminars in other disciplines, internships) in Germany.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University.  Prior knowledge of German is not required to apply for the grant and students from across the university are encouraged to apply.  Preference is given to students who are German majors, German minors or students enrolled in courses in the German program.

Application Process:
Applicants apply directly to Professor Elisabeth Strowick (strowick@jhu.edu) and Professor Rochelle Tobias (rtobias@jhu.edu), Co-Directors of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought.  Applications are due by March 15 and must include:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Name of Academic Advisor (as reference)
  • 1/2 to 1 page Statement of Purpose (reasons for studying German and studying in Germany)
  • Information about the program to which you have applied

For more information, contact Professor Rochelle Tobias, Head of the German Program rtobias@jhu.edu or Deborah Mifflin mifflind@jhu.edu, the German Language Program Director.

Deadline: February 24

The Vredenburg Scholarship allows outstanding engineering students at Johns Hopkins the opportunity to apply their engineering, technology, and applied science skills and training in an international setting. The Scholarship encourages students to broaden their engineering experience by giving them the chance to participate in international experiential activities through collaboration, investigation, and application.

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External Scholarships

Many study abroad providers offer need and/or merit-based scholarship opportunities. Please check with your individual program provider to see if any funding opportunities are available to you.

Check Scholarship provider websites for up to date deadlines and information.

For additional national scholarship opportunities not included on this website, check out the following search engines.

IIE Institute of International Education

IEFA International Education Financial Aid

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corportations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they wil incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

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National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships are designed to provide students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. In exchange for Boren Award funding, students commit to seek work in the federal government for a specified period of time.

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The British Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) offers £500 scholarships to undergraduate students studying abroad in the United Kingdom at participating UK universities.

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany from 4-10 months. Recipients recieve a monthly stipend of €650 plus additional funds to help defray additional expenses.

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Go Overseas and Education in Ireland are offering 15 undergraduate full-tuition scholarships for students studying abroad in Ireland. The scholarship does not include accommodation, food, books, or additional provider fees. Two lucky students will also receive free round-trip airfare to Ireland, courtesy of Aer Lingus.

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Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

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The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US rising sophomores and juniors, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.

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The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Since 2010, FEA has awarded almost 100 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.

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The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students for study abroad. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000. Students studying a critical need language while abroad are eligible for an additional $3,000 of funding.

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Any student currently enrolled in an American institution who wants to study or intern abroad in 2017 can apply to the scholarship. Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts. One winner will receive a Go Overseas swag bag and $500 to participate in whichever study or intern abroad program they choose.

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Masa Israel offers grants and/or scholarships to help make the experience of going to Israel more affordable, and collect information about other grants and scholarships available for long-term Israel programs from third party organizations.  Masa Israel participants on study abroad programs and participants between the ages of 21-30 are eligible to apply for universal grants toward the cost of your program. All Masa Israel participants, ages 18-30 are eligible to apply for additional needs-based scholarships.

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Post-Graduate Scholarships

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to students in all fields of study. Students in the fields of agriculture, business, STEM, and vocational fields are especially encouraged to apply! The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24 and be US citizens or permanent residents.

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The Michel David-Weill Scholarship carries a monetary value of $80,000 and covers the cost of tuition and living expenses during a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po.

Michel David-Weill is an alumnus of Sciences Po and former Chairman of Lazard Frères, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. The Michel David-Weill Foundation created this scholarship to encourage exceptional American students to pursue their graduate education at Sciences Po, an international research university which specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French.

The scholarship is awarded each year to one American student who exemplifies the core values embodied by Michel David-Weill: academic excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, tolerance and high achievement.

Students participating in the BA/MA program at Sciences Po are NOT eligible for this fellowship.

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