Scholarships

Just as there are not one-size-fits-all education abroad programs, there is also not just one scholarship for everyone to apply. As with any scholarship, education abroad scholarships will have their own individual requirements and deadlines. The list provided below is far from exhaustive and is just a small sampling of all that is available for students. Use this page as a starting point as you start the process of applying for education abroad scholarships, but do your own research, as well.

NMSU Scholarships

  • NMSU Scholar Dollar$ - Scholar Dollar$ is the singular application used by students and staff at New Mexico State University for processing, awarding, and applying for scholarships. To apply for the Education Abroad Scholarships listed below, students must complete the NMSU Scholar Dollar$ online application in addition to the scholarship application that is available in the questionnaire section of each program application.
  • NMSU Private Scholarship Opportunities - New Mexico State University students often qualify for private or external scholarships based on various criteria, including need, academic performance, interests, and background. Please keep in mind, these awards are developed and funded by public and private organizations, and not the university.

Education Abroad Scholarships

Name Amount Eligibility Deadline
Education Abroad & National Student Exchange Scholarships Varies Open to all NMSU Las Cruces students who complete all Education Abroad or National Student Exchange requirements. October 15th for Spring Programs;
April 15th for Fall/Academic Year Programs; and April 15 for Summer Programs
Charles and Willoughby Nason Scholarship $500 Undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be participating in an education abroad program in Latin America. Varies
Bunford S. Pelton Education Abroad Scholarship Varies Junior or senior level students. Preference is given to Hispanic students studying abroad in Asia. October 15th for Spring Programs;
April 15th for Fall/Academic Year Programs; and April 15 for Summer Programs
Elisa M. Sanchez Education Abroad Scholarship Varies Junior or senior level students. Preference is given to Hispanic students. October 15th for Spring Programs;
April 15th for Fall/Academic Year Programs; and April 15 for Summer Programs
Angelina G. Sanchez ENLACE Education Abroad Scholarship Varies U.S. citizens who are junior or senior level students with financial need as demonstrated by official FAFSA results. Preference is given to participants in the NMSU ENLACE program or past participants of a high school ENLACE program, residents of New Mexico, students who have a track record of social justice activism in service to communities of color, as demonstrated by active leadership through volunteerism, work experiences, and community organizing, and Hispanic students. October 15th for Spring Programs;
April 15th for Fall/Academic Year Programs; and April 15 for Summer Programs
Michael Ray Vega Education Abroad Scholarship Varies Junior or senior level first generation students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students with financial need as demonstrated by official FAFSA results who study abroad in Japan. October 15th for Spring Programs;
April 15th for Fall/Academic Year Programs; and April 15 for Summer Programs

National Scholarships

Name Amount Eligibility Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Up to $5,000 United States citizens receiving a Pell Grants 1st Tuesday in October, 1st Tuesday in March
Boren Awards for International Study $500 Undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be participating in an education abroad program in Latin America. Varies
Critical Language Scholarship Full Funded Summer Program United States citizens interested in intensive study of languages deemed of a “critical need” to the US government. Open to all levels of higher education.. November
Freeman-ASIA Up to $5,000 United States citizens receiving a Pell Grants, undergraduate, attending a program in East or South East Asia. April
Fulbright U.S. Graduate Student Awards Varies US Citizen, Graduate Student Check with program
Fund for Education Abroad Varies United States citizens, undergraduate, must be abroad at least four weeks. Check with program
Gilman-McCain Scholarship $5,000 Undergraduate, dependents of Active Duty service members receiving any Federal Financial Aid 1st Tuesday in October, 1st Tuesday in March

Country Specific Scholarships

Name Amount Eligibility Deadline
Study in Australia Varies Check with program Check with program
Charles and Willoughby Nason Scholarship $500 Undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be participating in an education abroad program in Latin America. Varies
Chinese Government Scholarships Varies Check with program Check with program
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 650€ (Euro) monthly stipend Check with program Check with program
Association of Teachers of Japanese: Bridging Scholarships $2,500/
semester
$4,000/
academic year
Check with program Check with program
Education UK Varies Check with program Check with program
British Marshall Varies Check with program Check with program
Inclusive Ireland Scholarship 3000€ (Euro) Undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) and intend to study at one of the participating universities in Ireland. Check with program

Direct Providers

For those of you considering programs with one of NMSU’s affiliate Provider Programs, please see their individual websites for scholarships, funding options, and payment plans.

Other Funding Sources

In addition to scholarships listed above, there are search engines, specifically designed to help students find funding for education abroad. While a bit unconventional, crowdfunding has also become an option, though with mixed results.


Search Engines

Crowdfunding Sources