Scholarships

Creighton Scholarships

Do you already receive merit-based scholarships from Creighton?  To use those scholarships toward your semester or year abroad, take a look at the Creighton Programs abroad. Be sure to meet with the Financial Aid Office for guidance on the scholarships and awards you already receive.

The Global Learning Scholarship for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 programs abroad will open in January 2018.

Non-Creighton Program Scholarships

If you are traveling on a program through a summer, semester, or full-year program through an outside, third-party program, take a look at any scholarships offered by the provider.  A program that seems too expensive could offer scholarships to help offset that price, or such awards as a free plane ticket.

External Scholarships

Nationally competitive scholarships can also be used to fund your travel abroad. These awards include opportunities for language learning, research, and teaching abroad.

NSEP Boren Scholarships
Aim to provide U.S. undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire expertise in languages, cultures, and countries less commonly taught in the U.S. NSEP Scholarships can be applied for study in all countries except: Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships Program
This scholarships enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. The program provides awards of up to $5000 for U.S. undergraduate students to pursue semester or academic-year long study abroad opportunities in other countries. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel warning or in Cuba.

Project Global Officers (GO)
Project GO is a collaborative initiative through the Department of Defense that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa.

The Fund for Education Abroad
FEA offers a variety of scholarships for students who study abroad for at least 4 weeks or longer (in the same country) on programs that are known for academic rigor and immersion elements. Check the FEA website for awards and eligibility criteria.

STA Travel Scholarship (for ISEP participants only)
Two $500 scholarships from STA Travel for round trip travel from the United States to your program destination are available each academic year to ISEP students whose home university is located in the USA. To enter the scholarship drawing, eligible students must contact STA Travel to purchase their ticket (1-866-557-8529 or isep@statravel.com) and identify him/herself as an ISEP student.

Country or Regional Scholarships

Annette Kade Scholarship
For study in France and Germany. Award criteria include genuine interest in studying in France or Germany, strong academic background, and financial need. Only semester/full-year applicants for ISEP exchanges in France or Germany qualify.

Bridging Scholarships
The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATI) administers scholarships for U.S. students studying in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships; Japanese language background is not a requirement. Awards range from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of the program. For more information, visit Creighton's Bridging Scholarship Page.

BUTEX Scholarships
BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year in the United Kingdom.  The value of each scholarship is 500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

DAAD Scholarship
The German Academic Service offers undergraduate scholarships for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Grants are also available to graduate students, PhD candidates and faculty, scholars and scientists at universities.

DAAD Other Opportunities
The German Academic Service offers several other scholarships and grant opportunities for short-term or degree-seeking international students at German institutions.  Check out DAAD's website for more information.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship
This need-based scholarship provides generous funding to offset the costs associated with studying abroad in many Asian countries.  Students must have already been accepted into a study abroad program and carry a minimum GPA of 2.8.   Applicants must be receiving need-based financial aid or demonstrate a "verifiable need" for financial assistance needed to facilitate studying abroad.  The award can be used for study abroad in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The application deadline for Summer 2016 programs is 1 March 2016; the deadline for both 2016/17 Academic Year programs and Fall 2016 program is 1 April 2016. Please visit the Freeman-ASIA website for further information.

ISEP Scholarships
Scholarships are available to students studying abroad at specific ISEP institutions.  Please check the ISEP scholarship webpage for additional information, and keep in mind that CU students may use both institutional and federal financial aid for spending a semester or academic year at through the ISEP Exchange program. 

Field-Specific Scholarships


National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF supports international research and education through a variety of programs, including fellowships, travel grants, summer institutes, workshops, and research and education projects.

Social Science Research Council
The SSRC sponsors more than forty interdisciplinary programs focused on specific areas of research, on building new fields, and on the education and training of researchers. Council programs also support the development of institutional bases for social science around the world, and work to strengthen collaboration and communication among researchers.

Additional Scholarships

To search a wide variety of other scholarship opportunities, visit:
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding, StudyAbroad.com, and/or GoAbroad.com sites.