Travel Grants and Scholarships
Wroxton Legacy Grant
Children, grandchildren, and siblings of Wroxton Alumni attending any four-year college or university in the United States are eligible for a special Wroxton College Legacy Award. [More on Wroxton College Legacy Award]
J. Michael Adams Travel Grant
As president of Fairleigh Dickinson University from 1999 to 2012, J. Michael Adams was the leader in global education. He was driven by a profound belief that you can change what you can touch. He extended his reach and inspired a university to rediscover its global roots and aspire to influence the world. Under his direction FDU created a global mission: to prepare world citizens through global education.
The J. Michael Adams Travel Grant honors his memory and fulfills his vision by supporting students wishing to extend their academic endeavors overseas. Individual grants range from $250 – $1,000 and are awarded based on financial need and academic merit. [More on JMA Travel Grant]
The Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad
Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. As with our faculty grants, GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return – ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. We are particularly interested in funding the study of strategically important countries and languages (as defined by the US Departments of State and Defense).
Applicants must be US citizens and currently enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in an accredited secondary or post-secondary institution. Among the most significant selection criteria are academic performance (as indicated in courses, grades, recommendations, and other achievements), program merit, and outreach potential. Grant recipients will be expected to acknowledge GSF’s support, to report on their experiences, and to work with GSF to share those experiences as widely as possible.
To apply, please complete our online information form and submit the following materials by July 1:
- A letter of application of no more than two pages that specifies your reasons for traveling, your intended program and schedule, how this particular grant can help you, and how you plan to share your experience with others upon your return;
- A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae;
- A transcript from the schools you have attended, including all post-secondary institutions (unofficial transcripts will suffice for the first round);
- Two letters of recommendation addressing your capacity to make the most of this experience while overseas and when you return, at least one of which must be from a recent academic instructor;
- An official endorsement from your study abroad program or another institutional authority, indicating your travel and study plans, the anticipated dates, and the institution’s capacity and willingness to receive and process a grant for this purpose from GSF, which is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization (as grant distributions will be made to the school for subsequent redistribution to the recipient).
All materials should be submitted electronically (either as PDF files or Word documents) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Institute of International Education
Program Number: 59318
The sponsor provides support to undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Applicants must be currently receiving a federal Pell grant. The funding will only cover a portion of the total costs associated with studying abroad. Funding is for a semester or an academic year. Study may not be conducted in a country that is currently under a travel warning issued by the United States Department of State or Cuba.
Deadline: One year in advance, please visit website for more information.
Gilman International Scholarship Program
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Institution
Central/Eastern European Institution
Middle/Near Eastern Institution
New Zealand Institution
South/Central American Institution
United Kingdom Institution
Appl Type(s): Undergraduate Student
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $5,000 MAXIMUM
Duration: 1 ACAD YR
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: Yes
Sponsor Type: Federal
Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support to undergraduate students who wish to study abroad.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are citizens of the United States. Applicants must be undergraduate students in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States and is receiving federal Pell Grant funding during the academic term of his/her application.
FUNDING: Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000. Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Scholarship Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. During the 2009-2010 academic year, 50 Critical Need Language Supplements were offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients.(flb)
KEYWORDS: International Education/Training
OTHER (ANY/ALL DISCIPLINES)
Laura W. Bush Travel Fellowship
The fellowship will help fund 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.
The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.
Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
By-laws for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship program are available here.
The Application Package
All material must be submitted electronically as a single file (.doc or .pdf where the filename is the first and last name of the applicant) to the U.S. National Commission for UNESC
O Executive Secretariat (DCUNESCO@state.gov) by 5:00 pm EST on the application deadline. Applications are due for winter/spring travel and February 28, 2017 for summer travel.
The application packet should include:
- Completed application coversheet (form DS-7646)
- One page summary of project, including items that help provide a concise, clear understanding of the proposal, such as:
- Budget, funding, and plan for supplementary funding should it be needed to complete objectives (including letters of support or commitment, if relevant)
- Methodology for monitoring/evaluating success, potential impact and sustainability
- Action plan/ideas for follow-on activities
- Any relevant resources or photos
- Essay (up to 500 words, double spaced) explaining your interest in being considered for the award and how your proposed project reflects or is related to both UNESCO’s mandate and U.S. interests in promoting peace by sharing advances in education, science, culture, and communications.
- Current resume
- One letter of recommendation (from an academic source or another of the applicant’s choosing)
Questions regarding the application process or receipt of applications can be directed to DCUNESCO@state.gov or by calling (202) 663-0026.