Study Abroad Scholarships

These scholarships grant aid for study abroad. They are determined by place of travel and academic interest.



For more information visit Wake Forest University Study Abroad.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Boren Scholarships, are 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. Award amounts vary depending on when you plan to study abroad: $8,000 for summer (8 weeks or longer), $10,000 for a single semester, or $20,000 for an entire year. Consult the Boren website for more information. Deadline: mid-February.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Bridging Scholarship is available to students who would like to study abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Around 100 scholarships are awarded each year to students who have designated a Japanese study abroad program. Awarded students attending a semester-long program receive a $2,500 stipend and students attending an academic year program receive a $4,000 stipend. Applicants majoring in any field are eligible to apply and knowledge of Japanese language is not required. Students must have a solid academic record and a purpose for studying in Japan, and must be an undergraduate student. Applications for the Bridging Scholarship are accepted twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Consult the Bridging website for more information. Deadline: early October.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Pell Grant Eligible Students
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. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000. Consult the Gilman website for more information. Deadlines vary.

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students during the summer. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The languages offered through the CLS program are Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Councils of International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. In 2017, over 5,000 applications were received for 500 awards. Deadline: Fall