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External Scholarships

External Study Abroad Scholarships

Here is a list of external scholarships you might consider when financing your education abroad.
More information on how to apply
for a Saint Mary's Intercultural Learning Grant, can be found at the Grant web page.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship (up to $5000) enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application. The Scholarship focuses on underrepresented students, locations, and fields. Qualified students may also apply for the Gilman Critical Language Supplement Scholarship ($3000). Go to the Gilman Scholarship Winners page for a list of Saint Mary's students who have received a Gilman Scholarship.

Campus Study Abroad Advisor: Alice Siqin Yang
Campus Financial Aid Advisor: Kathleen Brown

Boren - National Security Education Program
The Boren Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It is for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. It offers up to $10,000 for a semester study and $20,000 for a year. Applicants need to identify an appropriate study abroad program and make a compelling case for national security. One year NSEP Service after graduation is required.
Campus Representative: Alice Siqin Yang

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” It is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries.    It offers full grants for study/research for a year in a foreign country and full grants for teaching English as an assistant for a year in a foreign country listed at the program website. Benefits include round-trip airfare, stipend, insurance, or tuition.

Fulbright Program Advisor: Laura Elder lelder@saintmarys.edu

National Critical Language Scholarship Program

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. CLS Advisor: Dr. Alice Yang


Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department's premier recruiting programs aimed at increasing divesity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The Washington Center has been selected as its operating partner for the 2016 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. College juniors who are U.S. citizens and are interested in foreign service may apply for this fellowship. 


Institute for International Education

In addition to the Gilman Scholarships, the Boren Scholarships, and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Institute for International Education (IIE) offers resources for a variety of other scholarship programs.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

CBYX 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. It’s a fully-funded, yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.


National Italian American Foundation
This Foundation offers scholarships designed for students of Italian American heritage.

Scholarships for students of color


Scholarships for first-generation college students


Scholarships for students in business and entrepreneurship



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