Some funds and organisations offer scholarships and grants for participants on study and volunteer programs abroad. Check out the following and see if you are eligible to apply. Good luck!

Scholarships for all Participants Volunteering Scholarships Directory Internship Scholarships Directory
A directory of many different scholarships for a variety of program types including international volunteering and internships.

Scholarships for UK Participants

Jack Petchey Foundation Individual Grants for Volunteering Programme
Jack Petchey Foundation offers Individual Grants for Volunteering. This programme is for young people ages 11-25 living in London or Essex who wants to take part in a volunteering project. Whether the project is in the UK or abroad, JPF can help with a one-off grant of up to £400 per person. The Foundation will fund up to 50% of the cost of the young person’s project and no more than £400 per person. Jack Petchey Foundation has helped young people make a huge impact in projects across the UK and all over the world with local communities, support schools, improve access to health services and contribute to conservation projects. Application for grant must be 2 – 9 months before the start of your volunteering project.

Scholarships for US Participants

Boren Awards
The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages and commit to working in positions critical to U.S. national security. Some Boren awards fund internships or research abroad in addition to immersive language study.


Fund for Education Abroad
Offers a number of scholarships for programs 4 weeks (30 days) plus, including some for any nationality. There are General scholarships plus dedicated scholarships for – Rainbow Scholarship (LGBT), Athletes Abroad Scholarship, BASAA Scholarship( for MA, ME, VT NH, RI, CT), Texas Scholarship, Minnesota Scholarship, PDX Abroad Scholarship (Portland,OR), Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship (to Vietnam or S Asia). Applications for Spring 2023 study abroad scholarships are now open! Deadline is on Thursday 15th September 2022, 01:00 PM (EST).

Christianson Grant
The Christianson Grant is awarded to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents between 18 and 28 who have arranged their own service projects abroad. Past grantees’ projects have focused on multiple international issues, including public health, environmental conservation, legal advocacy, women’s and girls’ rights, microfinance, education, and poverty alleviation, among other topics. Proposed projects must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. Programs may not be part of a degree requirement or for class credit. Application deadline is on 15th March, 2023.

DIWC Scholarship
The Diverse International Women Of Color Spring 2023 Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad. DIWC will award (2) $500 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to a In-Person Spring 2023 Study Abroad Program. You can apply from 1st October to 1st November, 2022. Deadline of application is on 1st November, 2022 and notification of awards will be on 2nd January, 2023.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad and engage in a research project for one academic year. The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant work abroad component. For 2023-2024 Competition deadline is on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 5 pm Eastern Time.


Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Offer seventy-five $1000 awards each year to undergraduate students from more than 300 colleges and universities that have an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. This scholarship opportunity aims to enhance the students’ academic experiences through study abroad, targeting individuals with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale for programs commencing in the month of May 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. Application portal opens on December 15, 2022 and ends on March 15, 2023.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
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, on academic study or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The scholarship amounts will be up to $5,000 and vary depending on the length of study. To be eligible for this award, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship. Application is now open and deadline is on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 11:59pm (Pacific Time).

Critical Language Scholarships
Each year, the U.S. government lists specific languages that students are encouraged to learn while studying abroad and scholarships can be applied towards programs allowing you to learn a language. Application for the 2023 Summer Programs will open in Fall 2022.

UM Scholarships
Offers scholarships to UofM students who are planning to study abroad. You can also use most general scholarships to fund your study abroad experience. In many cases, you do not need to have applied for your study abroad program to be eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships. The Scholarships at a Glance (PDF) chart lets you quickly determine eligibility, award amounts, and deadlines for some of the most promising scholarships.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation and the regional Rotary regional clubs offer scholarship opportunities for students to study abroad. Being a rotary member is not mandatory and amounts and eligibility vary by club. All students are available including high school age students. The 2023-24 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now closed. The 2024-25 Rotary Peace Fellowship application will be available in February, 2023.

Watson Fellowship
The Watson Fellowship challenges students to engage in their deepest interests on a world scale. To do this, Watson Fellowships provide grants for one year of independent study in one or several countries outside the United States just after graduation. All majors and fields of inquiry are eligible. Application period is from May 11, 2022 to November 9, 2022. Initial internal deadline will be on October 2, 2022 and Final internal deadline is on November 4, 2022 (8:00 a.m. PT).

These are only the most popular resources. However, there are plenty more of scholarships available. We recommend checking the CollegeBoard website for more options depending on your specific criteria and qualifications.

Page last Updated: 6 September, 2022