Let USAC Help Pay For Your Study Abroad! NEW Fall 2021 Study Abroad Scholarships and Resources Available

We know that the commitment to study abroad comes at a price, and we understand the financial sacrifices many students and their families have to make in order to make study abroad happen. Fortunately, we’re on your side! Not only does USAC offer affordable study abroad programs around the world, we also offer study abroad scholarships and discounts to help fund your international education.

This fall, we’re introducing two new scholarships to our lineup. The deadline to apply is May 1, so read on to learn if you’re eligible.

Globe Trotter Series Scholarship

Recognizing study abroad as one of the best ways to promote both cultural understanding and cultural exchange, USAC alumnus Sean Mullen established the Globe Trotter Series Scholarship to support students pursuing international education within each of the following global regions: Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa/Middle East/Oceania. This scholarship is available in the fall and spring semesters to all degree-seeking students who meet their program minimum GPA.

A student shows off her art during a traditional Chinese paper cutting workshop. Photo taken before COVID-19.

Chonnam National University Merit Scholarship (Gwangju, Korea)

USAC’s partner university in Gwangju, Chonnam National University (CNU), is offering a merit-based scholarship to fall or spring semester incoming exchange/visiting students. The scholarship covers dormitory and meal plan expenses on-site.

Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship. There is no additional application as recipients are selected by the CNU Office of International Affairs based on information submitted during the host university application process, such as transcripts, self-introduction essay and study plan. Selected recipients will be contacted about one month prior to the program start date.

Students gather on campus at Chonnam National University. Photo taken before COVID-19.

Study Abroad Scholarship Resources

Our support doesn’t stop there! We know that finding and applying for study abroad scholarships can be an overwhelming process. Lucky for you, we’ve been collecting resources for students for years — and they’re all free!

Check out these free study abroad scholarship resources to help you submit your scholarship app and earn that funding.

  • External Study Abroad Scholarships & Databases – a list of external scholarships to make searching for additional funding easy. Explore external scholarships here.
  • Scholarship Webinars – tips and tricks to help you apply for USAC and external scholarships, like the Fund for Education Abroad and the Gilman Scholarship. Watch the webinars here.
  • The USAC Blog – search our “Finances” section for advice from alumni, USAC scholarship news, and more. Read our finance blogs here.
  • The Students Beyond Borders Podcast – the first season of the Students Beyond Borders Podcast features two important episodes on scholarships where you can learn how to land a study abroad scholarship and tips for preparing financially for your study abroad.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2021 scholarships is May 1. Explore all USAC access, general, and program-specific scholarships and discounts on the USAC website.