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Honors Scholarships - Overseas Study

Some of the nations most prestigious scholarships are for undergraduate and graduate study in other countries. Students can spend a year or more studying in a range of locations- from graduate study at Cambridge or Oxford, to conducting research in some of the most remote areas of the world.

American-Scandinavian Foundation | DAAD | Freeman-Asia | Fulbright | Gates-Cambridge | Gilman | Marshall | Mitchell | National Security Education | Rhodes | The Rotary Foundation

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

Graduate Study

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $20,000) and grants (normally $4,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential and must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

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DAAD German Academic Exchange Scholarship

Undergraduate Study

The DAAD undergraduate scholarship is designed to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities with extremely generous funding packages. German language ability is not a requirement for the grant, but successful applicants should have the language skills that will be necessary in order to complete their study/research goals. First-Year students are not eligible. According to the program, the success rate for applicants has been 20-30% in recent years.

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Application Deadline: January for the following academic year. There is no campus deadline; application is directly with DAAD.

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The Fulbright Scholarship Foundation

Graduate Study

For graduating seniors who want to spend a year of study in another country before beginning their graduate career, as well as for graduate student MA or Ph.D. research. Some countries require fluency in the language of the country and may require a plan of study through a university there. Fulbright awards pay travel, tuition and a monthly stipend.

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Undergraduate and Graduate Study

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are available for graduate study or for study for a second Bachelor's degree at the University of Cambridge, England. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. The award covers the full cost of study at Cambridge, all approved University and College tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, a discretionary allowance for study-related activities, and one return economy airfare between the UK and the Scholar's normal country of residence.

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Gilman International Scholarship Program

Undergraduate Study

The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. One goal of the Gilman program is to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America. The program aims to support students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please visit the Gilman Program website.


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The Marshall Scholarship

Graduate Study

Study in the United Kingdom. Open to all fields of study in fine arts, arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, business and engineering. Available subjects vary according to the university. Competition includes essay, campus, and district interviews. Students must be under age 26, preferably single. Only 40 awarded nationally but 5 must come from the southern area. Both graduating seniors and current graduate students are encouraged to apply through UF.

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George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Graduate Study

Named in honor of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, these Scholarships will allow American post-graduates to pursue one year of study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Scholarship will be awarded to students who have shown both academic distinction and the potential for leadership. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study. Scholars will be selected in the Fall and will begin their studies in the following Fall. Finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for an interview.

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National Security Education Scholarship

Undergraduate and Graduate Study

NSEP Fellowships support students in the study of languages, cultures, and world regions critical to U.S. national security. Specifically, students must study in areas of the world other than western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Students must be enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in the U.S., and are required to seek employment with an agency or office of the federal government involved in national security affairs.

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The Rhodes Scholarship

Graduate Study

Study at Oxford. Open to all fields of study in fine arts, liberal arts & sciences and some business and engineering. Students apply during the senior year for 2 years of study at Oxford. Applicants must be single and under age 24. Competition includes written essay, campus, state and regional interviews. Only 32 awarded, 4 from the southern area.

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The Rotary Foundation

Undergraduate and Graduate Study

Scholarships can be for 3 months, 6 months or the academic year. The latter includes the prestigious Peace and Conflict Resolution Scholarship ($50,000 over two years at one of seven major institutions in the world). Awardees must study in a country other than their own. Countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Africa are likely to yield a scholarship. Applicants will need to contact a club between now and early March, as the deadline for submission of complete application materials and approval by the club is late March. Professor Gerry Isaacs is the Coordinator for Alachua and Marion counties, some 14 Rotary clubs. 

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Campus Deadline: Initial deadlines vary by club--refer to your local club for definitive dates. Applications are available on the district website.

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