Financial Aid for International Programs

Financial Aid for International Programs

Federal Financial Aid:

Your federal financial aid package can be applied to any of the 150+ Carroll College exchange programs which are based on your Carroll tuition. Federal Financial Aid can also be applied to the three Carroll College Study Abroad programs to Ireland, Italy and Morocco. If you have federal financial aid still available, it may also be applied to faculty-led short-term study abroad programs or internships resulting in Carroll College academic credit. Federal financial aid is not available for use on non-Carroll programs.

Carroll College Merit Aid: 

In addition to your federal financial aid, your Carroll College Merit Aid applies to over 150 Carroll College Exchange Programs.

Artaza Center Student Scholarship:

HD-6.jpgGustavo Artaza, founder and retired CEO of ISA (International Studies Abroad) very generously gave a gift of 1.5 million dollars to Carroll College in 2015. This historic gift funded the creation of the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education. It also stipulated that one half of the overall gift would create an endowed scholarship program, to enable students and faculty of Carroll College to participate in global education programs. Twice each year, students can apply for this scholarship to help defray costs associated with global educational programs. This competitive scholarship can be applied to any global educational program (curricular and co-curricular), with preference given to Carroll College programs.

Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants: 

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants(link is external) will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. 

A cohort of exceptional undergraduate students will be selected, with consideration given to the following factors: financial need; status as first-generation college students; status as members of underrepresented racial/ethnic/gender groups; disabilities; and the lack of experience with travel abroad. 

After recipients complete their study abroad experience, they will become Generation Study Abroad Ambassadors. They will be invited to share their international experience with their home community through presentations, webinars, or local media, encouraging others to pursue study abroad and illustrate the academic and professional benefits received from such opportunities.

In this first year, IIE will offer 100 grants of $2,000 per student.

Benjamin A. Gillman International Scholarship:

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Freeman Asia Award: 

The Freeman Asia Award Program offers grants for undergraduate students who are US Citizens, to study abroad in Asia for a summer, semester or academic year. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

Fund for Education Abroad: 

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Funding Amounts: FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year (2018-2019); $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall (2018) or spring (2019) semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer 2018.

Boren Awards for International Study: 

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.