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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.  For additional funding opportunities, scroll down to view national and institutional awards.

GEO / Underrepresented Student Scholarship

Applications for Spring 2025 awards will open on May 15, 2024. The deadline to complete the scholarship application is Sept. 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM CST

Award Eligibility:

  • Open to undergraduate students who plan to participate in a Creighton-approved, credit-bearing study abroad program during the summer, semester, or academic year
  • Students must be applying for their first college study abroad program
  • Preference is given to students who are underrepresented in study abroad and to those who are part of Creighton's Student Support Services (SSS) program


Dominican Republic Scholarship


  • Open to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who have been accepted to participate in either:
    • ILAC Summer Health Program
    • ILAC Water Quality Program
  • Students applying to the semester Encuentro Dominicano program should apply instead for the Global Engagement Scholarship 
  • Program term must be Summer 2025 (the award window has passed for Summer 2024 programs)
  • Deadline to apply is March 01, 2025 at 11:59 PM CST

Student Award Amount: up to $500

Building Bridges: India Semester Scholarship

This scholarship is offered through Creighton Global Initiative and the Global Engagement Office (GEO).

Spend an exciting, affordable, and transformative semester abroad at one of Creighton's outstanding Jesuit partner institutions on the Indian subcontinent. We want to support you getting there.

Save money. Explore the world. Share your story.  Experience difference. Build bridges. Study abroad in India.

Ask your Global Programs Coordinator how to apply for this scholarship!

Student Award Amount: $1,500 (applied to flight or visa costs)

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

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.

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.

E-mail Charlotte Pfingsten in the Global Engagement Office (GEO) or Dr. Betsy Elliot-Meisel for advising on this scholarship application.

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.

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.

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 East or Southeast Asia.

Inclusive Ireland Scholarships Program
This scholarship intends to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students 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 visiting students only serves to enrich Irish society and campuses, the program is excited to welcome the inaugural cohort of scholars in Fall 2021.  Applicants must be BIPOC undergraduate students currently enrolled at a college or university in the US who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application for Fall 2021 is due before 11:59 pm PST on April 1, 2021.

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. 

Study in Switzerland Scholarships
Resources for several scholarships supporting students choosing to study in Switzerland.

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

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Collage of Creighton students on study abroad trips

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.