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

LIVFund Scholarship
Open to anyone over 18 going to Latin America to study, learn, intern or volunteer.

StudySoup, Inc
Students 16+, $2,000 scholarship each semester to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values,including involvement with a volunteer program abroad.

Brokerfish International Student Scholarship 
Full-time students of any nationality who are pursuing a degree, diploma, or equivalent program by an accredited institution of higher education.

Cusabio Scholarship 
This biotech company recently set up a scholarship to support students majoring in biology/lifesciences. High school seniors who have already been accepted by a college may also be eligible to apply for the scholarship. Your major/intended major must be biology/life sciences or related disciplines.

Scholarships for US Participants

Complete a free application in a 250-word essay for this $3,000 scholarship. This opportunity is offered twice a year, every year. The next deadline is December 31st. Full details can be found here.

HI USA Explore the World
Available to US citizens who are 18 – 30 years of age who reside or attend school in a metropolitan area where HI USA has a community presence. Applicants should be planning to travel outside of the USA between 15th May 2018 and 31st August 2019 for at least one week. Applicants must also provide evidence of financial need and two personal references. Full details can be found here.

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).

Hosteling International USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship
Travel scholarships available for anyone living in the following locations;

  • CA – Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco/Oakland
  • DC – Washington
  • IL – Chicago
  • MA – Boston
  • MD – Baltimore
  • MN – Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • OR – Portland
  • TX – Austin or Houston
  • VA – Richmond
  • WA – Seattle

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships for programs abroad for students 18+.

Allianz Scholar Trips International Travel Scholarships
Students 14+ are eligible for study or volunteer abroad programs (not necessarily for credit).

UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Programs of length at least 4-6 weeks for students 18+ working on a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

STA Travel Scholarships
Students on a credit-bearing program abroad who are majoring in Photography, Film, Art, Travel and Tourism or Foreign Language (minors in these area are NOT eligible.)

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Undergraduate students with financial needs. Study must be in specified Asian countries – Cambodia, China, Philippines, China or Vietnam. Must be on a credit-bearing program for at least 8 weeks in one of the approved countries and have intensive language study during that period.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017
Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”. Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn. Some technologies have entered the classrooms and auditoriums easier than others – while computers are already given, smartphones are still considered more like a distraction than tool for learning. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market – virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.

Wander Pig
Full-time students or if home educated must have proof of a study abroad program application/acceptance. As part of the application you are required to write an essay on the subject of travel. This essay can be a “guide” to a place you have visited, travel tips or a general article on the benefits of travel.

Vape Craft
Two $4000 scholarships are open to any student who is enrolled or will be enrolling in a U.S. college or university in the next semester.  All you need to do to apply for the Vape Craft Inc scholarship is write an article – 500 Words Minimum – that covers one of the exciting topics: “What is your major, and why did you decide on said major?”, “Tell us about someone in your life that you consider a hero, and why that is” or “Many people in this country undergo great adversity, how have you had to deal with adversity, and how did you overcome it?”

Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Applications for the Spring 2020 are now open. Application deadline is 12pm (noon) EST September 10, 2019.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Biannual scholarship for any credit-bearing program abroad.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Offer fifty $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 moth of May.

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.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students with Hispanic heritage, at least a 3.0 GPA. All major accepted with an emphasis on STEM majors. Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000.

Bruns International Service Learning Scholarship.

Alcorehab is proud to award $6,000 in scholarships each year to three students, who share their vision on the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction. Submit an essay to enter. If you are concerned with the effects of alcohol abuse and addiction and want to help raise awareness of its dangers, we encourage you to share your vision and have a chance to win money to cover your educational expenses.

MigVapor Scholarship
MigVapor offers scholarship awards for the students who present their well-researched and evidence-based essay to encourage smokers to kick their addiction. Remember, smoking not only impacts the smoker, but also other people around them. The winning candidates for the first, second and third places will receive scholarships in the amounts of $1,900, $700 and $400, respectively. Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check and these funds may only be used to cover the educational expenses.

AllTherooms Scholarship
AllTheRooms Scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit a 600-800 word essay on what inspires them to travel and what they stand to gain from their study abroad experience.

Pacific Prime
Pacific Prime offer a Medical Insurance Scholarship Program, offering students the opportunity to receive a scholarship of USD 1,000 who submit an essay on the topic “the impact technology has had on healthcare”. The essay should be no shorter than 1,000 words and contain your thoughts or experiences on how technology has had an impact on healthcare, or will shape the future of healthcare.

Reviewer Touch
Reviewer Touch are offering a $1000 scholarship program for students. To enter, valid students must submit an essay around the topic of Digital Marketing. Deadline is 1st August 2018.

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.