Scholarship Programs for Study Abroad in Asia

Fall 2013

I. General;

II. Japan;

III. Korea Specific;

IV. Taiwan

(scroll down for the specific country)

 

I. General

A. Freeman Foundation Award for Study in Asia (aka Freeman-ASIA): 

Currently no funding available.  Check back periodically for updates.

Awards of up to $3K for summer study, $5K for a semester and $7K for an academic year. Deadlines vary, depending on intended period of study

B. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program is scheduled to begin.

C. Boren Scholarship: 

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Maximum scholarship awards are: $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full academic year. The application deadline for the Boren Scholarships is February 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

D. Foundation for Global Scholars:

Provides scholarships for students to study abroad. Students must be U.S. or Canadian citizens. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.

E. Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad: 

Through the Global Studies Foundation, this grant provides supplemental funds for U.S. citizens who are already studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. Students must be currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing at an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution.

F. Go Overseas Scholarship: 

Go Overseas scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, any study abroad program. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. Awards up to $1,000

G. Hashi.org: 

Each year, hashi.org awards three $1000 scholarships – one to a Japanese, one to a Korean, and one to an American. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and overall intent for usage as expressed in the application essay.

H. LewerMark ‘Make Your Mark’ Scholarship: 

Scholarship essay contest for study abroad students with awards from $700 through $1,250.

I. Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship: 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards grants in the amount of $1,000 to undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.5 to study abroad.

J. Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Language Honor Society) Scholarship: 

Active members of Phi Sigma Iota are eligible for this award. Application includes a personal statement, written by the candidate in both English and the nominee’s major Foreign Language, outlining qualifications and the purpose for which the award will be used. Please contact your college’s Phi Sigma Iota Faculty Advisor for more information.

K. Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship: 

The Ambassadorial Scholarships program helps further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. Contact your local Rotary chapter for more information.

L. STA Travel, Inc. Scholarships: 

The STA scholarships are designated for students from underrepresented areas in international education who are majoring in Photography, Film and Art, Travel and Tourism, International Business, International Studies, and Foreign Language.

 

II. Japan

A. ATJ Bridging Scholarship (October 10 deadline for fall semester study):

B. Fulbright Fellowship:

C. Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarships for Undergraduate Students)Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology scholarships for study at Japanese universities:

D. Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship for research students–this grant would be appropriate for graduating seniors:

E. The Blakemore Foundation (December 30 deadline):

 

III. Korea

A. Korean Government Scholarship Programs: 

B. Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) scholarship: 

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for qualified students in all fields of study; according to the KASF website, full-time enrollment is required. Deadline: May 31.

C. Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce (HKCC) scholarship: 

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce offers scholarships for qualified undergraduate students in all fields of study; according to the HKCC website, full-time enrollment is required. Deadline: May 31.

 

 

IV. Taiwan

Recommendations for Huayu Enrichment Scholarships language study in Taiwan are made through internal competition at UMBC. 3-month and 9-month scholarships available.  Deadline has been extended until February 2014. Check back for an exact date.  Contact Dr. Vaporis vaporis@umbc.edu, for more details.