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Quarter Scholarships

Quarter Study Abroad Scholarships

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Quarter Term Scholarship Deadlines

Fall/Summer - APRIL 1
Winter/Spring - OCTOBER 15
Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship - MARCH 7

  • CIEE awards more than 1,000 scholarships per term
2 consecutive Blocks equals a “Quarter” – even in the summer!

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Short Term Study Abroad Scholarships

Looking for Quarter study abroad scholarships? We’ve got you covered, as we offer a variety of need, merit, and other scholarships & grants to help you on your journey.  

Ranging from our $200 referral program to our $1,500 Frederick Douglass O’Connell Scholars Grant and more, our scholarships & grants help meet the needs of our students and provide more equitable access to our quarter term abroad programs. Check out our quarter term scholarship & grants below! 

Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

NameQualificationsDESCRIPTIONAmount (up to)
Gilman Go Global GrantQualified Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship applicantsDeducted from quarter program(s) fees**$1,500
GAIN Travel GrantEFC up to 10,000 guaranteed; other EFCs considered post deadlineTravel costs to and from study abroad or internship program***$1,500
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) GrantCurrent attendee at an MSI. Award supports high-need students based on Student Aid Report (SAR) and availability of funds.Deducted from program fees$1,250 for quarter

Note: EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is being replaced by SAI (Student Aid Index) for the 2024-2025 FAFSA cycle. Due to unexpected FAFSA delays during the transition, CIEE will accept the 2023-2024 FAFSA (EFC) or the 2024-2025 FAFSA (SAI) for Fall 2024. For students who provide the 2023-2024 FAFSA (EFC), we will continue to guarantee GAIN Travel Grants to those with EFCs of 10,000 or less. For students who provide the 2024-2025 FAFSA (SAI), we will guarantee GAIN Travel Grants to Pell Eligible students. Applications must received by the April 1st deadline for the guarantee. Students with high need should still apply even if they do not meet the criteria noted above.

Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.

Douglass-O'Connell Scholars GrantDeduction from program fees$1,500
McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing and Public HealthDeduction from program fees$1,500
Ping Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceDeduction from program fees$1,500
Stohl International Undergraduate Research ScholarshipDeduction from program fees$1,500
Wollitzer Merit Scholarship in Area or Comparative StudiesDeduction from program fees$1,500

Awards are based on program, alumni status, or enrolled institution.

NameQualificationsDESCRIPTIONAmount (up to)
Go Abroad Again GrantCIEE alumni or sibling of alumniDeduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms$1,000
Refer-a-Friend RewardsOpen to all CIEE alum and participants from high school and college study abroad, teach abroad, and tefl certifications.Earn a cash reward for each person you refer who travels on a CIEE program$200 per successful referral

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Read the How to Apply page to understand all your options


Complete the Scholarship & Grants application before the deadline 

(April 1/October 15, depending on your term)

Terms and Conditions

**Need-Based Grants: Students must submit their CIEE Scholarships & Grants application by these dates and provide proof of an eligible application to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
***Need-Based Grants: Students with an EFC of 10,000 or less must submit their CIEE Scholarships & Grants application by these dates to be guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant.  Students with EFCs above 10,000 should still apply, but they will be considered after the Scholarships and Grants Deadline. The GAIN Travel Grant is valid toward outbound and return airfare on CIEE programs. This is a credit with our partner travel agency and has no cash value. If you are selected for a GAIN Travel Grant, CIEE will not reimburse you for out of pocket travel costs.  If your institution covers your flights, you are not eligible for a GAIN Travel Grant.
Review the quarter term maximum scholarship caps

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Semester Scholarships | Summer Scholarships | Single Block Scholarships  |  How to Apply