Scholarships

Just as there are not one-size-fits-all education abroad programs, there is also not just one scholarship for everyone to apply.ย  As with any scholarship, education abroad scholarships will have their own individual requirements and deadlines.ย  The list provided below is far from exhaustive and is just a small sampling of all that is available for students.ย  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

Education Abroad Scholarships
NameAmountEligibilityDeadline
Education Abroad & National Student Exchange Scholarships VariesOpen to all 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
Willoughby L. Nason Education Abroad Scholarship VariesUndergraduate or graduate students with an interest in Latin American and Border Studies.October 15th for Spring Programs;
April 15th for Fall/Academic Year Programs; and April 15 for Summer Programs
Bunford S. Pelton Education Abroad Scholarship VariesJunior 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 VariesJunior 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 VariesU.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 VariesJunior 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 Programss

National Scholarships

National Scholarships
NameAmountEligibilityDeadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International ScholarshipUp to $5,000United States citizens receiving a Pell Grants, undergraduate, must be abroad at least three weeks.1st Tuesday in October, 1st Tuesday in March
Boren Awards for International StudyVariesUS Citizen planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, and other requirements as listed on the Boren website. In addition to these basic eligibility criteria, the Boren Awards give preference to programs based on their duration, focus on intensive study of a preferred language in a preferred country, and the applicantโ€™s field of study.January
Critical Language ScholarshipFully Funded Summer ProgramUnited States citizens interested in intensive study of languages deemed of a โ€œcritical needโ€ to the US government. Open to all levels of higher education.November
Freeman-ASIAUp to $5,000United States citizens receiving a Pell Grants, undergraduate, attending a program in East or South East AsiaApril
Fullbright US Graduate Student AwardsVariesUS Citizen, Graduate StudentCheck with program
Fund for Education AbroadVariesUnited States citizens, undergraduate, must be abroad at least four weeks.Check with program
Gilman-McCain Scholarship$5,000Undergraduate, dependents of Active Duty service members receiving any Federal Financial Aid1st Tuesday in October, 1st Tuesday in March

Country Specific Scholarships

Country Specific Scholarships
Name & CountryAmountEligibilityDeadline
Study in Australia (Australia)VariesCheck with programCheck with program
Chinese Government Scholarships (China)External SourcesCheck with programCheck with program
DAAD (Germany)650โ‚ฌ (Euro) monthly stipendCheck with programCheck with program
Association of Teachers of Japanese: Bridging Scholarships (Japan)$2,500/
semester
$4,000/
academic year
Check with programCheck with program
Education UK (United Kingdom)VariesCheck with programCheck with program
British Marshall (United Kingdom)VariesCheck with programCheck with program
Inclusive Ireland Scholarship (Ireland)3000โ‚ฌ (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 NMSUโ€™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.ย  While a bit unconventional, crowdfunding has also become an option, though with mixed results.

Search Engines

Crowdfunding Sources