All financial aid is applicable to Study Abroad (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). Loan amounts can also be increased in order to cover all program costs, including flights. Specialized scholarships for overseas study are listed below. Students are required to submit a revised FAFSA budget when they apply for Study Abroad.
For graduating seniors:
For undergraduate Study Abroad students:
Scholarships to Study Abroad in Asia The Institute of International Education has announced that awards will range from $3000 for a summer program, $5000 for a semester program, and $7000 for a year program. Awardees will be expected to share their experiences with their home campuses, to encourage study in Asia by others, and to spread understanding of Asia in their home communities. All eligible undergraduates are encouraged to apply with priority given to those with the most need, as well as those with limited prior experience in Asia. For further information and for access to the online application, visit the IIE website at http://www.iie.org/pgms/Freeman-ASIA.
Charlesworth Scholarship for an Education Major to Study Abroad in Scotland The Rowan Foundation has received a gift to fund an annual scholarship, the Charlesworth Scholarship, for a Rowan student majoring in Education to study in Scotland on a study abroad program. The student must have a minimum 3.4 cumulative G.P.A. Students interested in applying for this grant, which is $2000, should contact the International Center.
Fulbright Scholarship for Graduating Seniors The Fulbright Program is a prestigious scholarship program that sends hundreds of U.S. students abroad every year, providing airfare, living expenses, tuition, intensive language training, and a chance to experience another culture. Most countries have programs specifically for graduating seniors, who typically enroll in a university, study languages, and/or take courses. There are also exciting opportunities for graduating seniors to teach English as a foreign language in a number of countries, including France, Japan, Germany, and Korea. Although many countries, especially those in Europe and Latin America, require applicants to have studied the language of the country before applying, there are a number of countries that do not have language requirements. Students with a strong academic background interested in studying abroad before beginning graduate school should consider applying for a Fulbright Scholarship. The application is generally due at the end of September for travel abroad the following academic year. Since the deadline falls so early in the school year, it is advisable to meet with the advisor during spring semester. For more information, check the Fulbright Program web page, or contact the Fulbright Program Advisor at Rowan, Dr. Corinne Blake at email@example.com or at (856) 256-4500 x3991.
Rotary Scholarship for Graduating Seniors The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program sends hundreds of students to study abroad each year, providing generous grants of up to $22,000 that cover airfare, living expenses, and tuition. Although most students apply for one academic year of study abroad, the foundation also sponsors programs that fund students for shorter and longer periods. Students interested in applying for these grants need to plan ahead. Since candidates must apply through their local Rotary club (either at their permanent residence or at school), then compete at the district level, deadlines for applying to the local club can be as early as January for students interested in traveling abroad the following year. Check the foundation's home page for a list of clubs in your area: http://www.rotary.org/cgi-bin/rbox/List-Dist.cgi?Dist=7640.
National Security Education Program The National Security Agency sponors a program that provides up to $8,000 per year for college students at all levels, freshmen through seniors, to travel abroad and study foreign languages, especially those deemed "critical" by the agency, primarily non-European languages. Students who intend to study non-European languages in the context of Study Abroad through Rowan University, for example, may apply to the program to fund their travel and living expenses. In general, students do not need to have studied the language before traveling abroad. Students who receive the grant must provide service to the U.S. government in some capacity for a period equivalent to the period of the grant within eight years of their return. There are a number of ways to fulfill this service obligation, including working for any U.S. government agency, completing internships, paid or unpaid, in any government agency, or working to further international understanding in some capacity at an institution of higher learning. For more information about these scholarships, see the National Security Education Program's web page. The deadline to apply for this program is typically in February. The Rotary Foundation also sponsors a program to send university faculty abroad to teach.
Fulbright and Rotary Scholarships for Faculty The Fulbright Program has a scholarship program for college and university faculty: each year, over 800 grants to nearly 130 countries are awarded to faculty members for teaching and/or conducting research abroad from a few months to an academic year. The application deadline is August 1. For more information about this program, see the web page of the Fulbright program. The Rotary Foundation also sponsors a program to send university faculty abroad to teach.
Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.