Scholarships, Grants and Funding Opportunities

Access to funding opportunities for study abroad and exchange programs starts here.

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Bracken International Fellowship

Scholarships awarded by JJCBE for international activities for formally admitted Business students. Funding varies from year to year, but typically several scholarship of up to $1,500 are awarded during the academic year. Click here for more information and to apply.

Richard W. Cuniff Study Abroad Award

Two $1,000 scholarships will be available each academic year by the Office of International Programs to JJCBE students, based on the following criteria:

  • Montana Resident
  • Enrolled in the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

This endowed scholarship will begin for the Academic Year 2016-2017. Application process for spring 2017 will be available soon.

International Education Experience Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for EHHD students to use towards international educational travel with any MSU study abroad or EHHD sponsored program. Click here to learn more.

The Undergraduate Scholars Program provides support to undergraduate students in all disciplines to pursue research, scholarship, and creative projects. Students can apply for a USP grant that will support their international research during an exchange or study abroad program. Click here to learn more.

The National Alpha Lambda Delta Council offers 20 study abroad scholarships annually. Applications for the James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship are submitted first to MSU, then put forward to the National Council for final review. Award amounts of $1,000 and $2,000 are available. For more information, contact the ALD MSU Chapter President or Faculty Advisor. Students must be members of Alpha Lambda Delta to be eligible.

Asia

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for US undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary depending on length of study, up to $7,000. Click here for more information.

Scholarships accessible to US students seeking international experiences in the Asia Pacific region. Click here for more information.

Australia

Sponsored by the Australian government, these awards offer support to international students to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Click here for more information.

Germany

Several MSU direct exchange (DEX) partners in Germany are located in the Baden-Württemberg region, providing MSU students access to apply for a monthly stipend (€250/month) for exchange at the following institutions:

To learn more about this stipend opportunity, please schedule an appointment with the Europe study abroad advisor. For general information on the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, click here.

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis, research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Click here to learn more.

Some MSU direct exchange (DEX) partners have funding available to support exchange students at their institutions. This funding varies from year to year, and institution to institution. Please schedule an appointment with the Europe study abroad advisor to learn more.

Ireland

As part of the global initiative, Generation Abroad, the University of Limerick is providing 100 €500 scholarships per year to students. Eligible students will be studying STEM fields. Click here for more information and to apply.

 

Japan

Funded by the US-Japan Bridging Foundation, American undergraduate students participating in study abroad in Japan have access to $2,500 scholarships. Click here to learn more and apply.

The Japanese Government offers several scholarships annually to US citizens living in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska, through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle. These monthly stipends range from $1,000 to $1,400 to support research and/or study abroad in Japan. Click here to learn more and apply.

For students interested in economics and international finance, Morgan Stanley provides a $7,500 scholarship for an academic year of study in Japan. This scholarship is available through the Bridging Scholarship. Click here for more information.

New Zealand

Scholarships for US citizens and residents participating in study abroad programs in New Zealand. Awards range from $500-$2,000. Click here for more information and to apply.

Go Overseas and Education New Zealand have partnered together to provide a $15,000 scholarship to study abroad in New Zealand in Spring 2017. Application deadline is October 7, 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.

Norway

Through Sons of Norway, this fund promotes the cultural exchange between Norway and North America, which scholarships available to US citizens who plan to explore an interest in the Norwegian heritage or modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. Click here to learn more.

Turkey

The Turkish Coalition of America provides up to 100 scholarships per year for students of the following backgrounds:

  • African American
  • Armenian American
  • Bosnian American
  • Filipino American
  • Hispanic American
  • Macedonian American
  • Native American

This scholarship range from $500 to $2,000 to provide support for students studying abroad in Turkey. Click here for more information.

 

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to US undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Students are eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • Be eligible or receiving a Federal Pell Grant for term abroad
  • Applying or accepted to participate in an accredited study abroad program that is at least 4 weeks in one country

Since 2012, 11 MSU students have been granted a Gilman for their study abroad experience. To learn more about this program, click here, or schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.

Boren Scholarships provide funding opportunities for US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These regions include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Maximum awards range from $8,000-$20,000, depending on length of study. Click here to learn more.

The CLS program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for US undergraduate and graduate students, with the goal of broadening the number of Americans studying languages deemed critical to the US. To learn more, click here.

The Fund for Education Abroad seeks to increase access to study abroad through scholarships for underrepresented students going abroad or for non-traditional study abroad destinations. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available. Click here for more information.

All students studying abroad are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship funded by Go Overseas. Click here to apply.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of their project. Click here for more information.
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and selected Southeast Asian languages. Applicants must have at minimum at bachelor's degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant. Click here for more information.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Applicants complete a process that begins at Montana State University.

Please feel free to call the Honors College* office at (406) 994-4110 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee, Fulbright Program Adviser, to learn about this process. Prior to meeting, please thoroughly research the Fulbright grant/s that best suits your future plans, language skills (if applicable) and academic preparation. Please be advised the following timeline for the next funding cycle, 2017-2018:

  • No later than August 30, 2016: Notify MSU Fulbright Advisor of intent to apply
  • September 16, 2016: MSU Internal Submission Deadline
  • October 11, 2016: Fulbright Application Deadline

*Applicants do not need to be in the Honors College to apply for a Fulbright.

Marshall Scholarships finance US citizens of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Open to those who are completed their undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.7 GPA, this scholarship provides full funding for a two year graduate degree. Click here for more information.
The Peace Corps is open to US citizens who are motivated to spend 2 years volunteering in designated Peace Corps countries. Extensive training is provided, including language training, prior to volunteers going to assignment. Click here for more information.
The Schwarzman Scholarship provides motivated students with a full year immersion program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, during which time they will receive a Master's degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

Just like with funding opportunities for college studies, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of funding opportunities available for study abroad. Use the following websites to search for other scholarships and grants, keeping in mind that many study abroad program providers have scholarships for specific programs. Do your research, and if you have questions, schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.