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National Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered by national organizations and can be used toward study abroad at UT:

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program

  • Students must be currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or at the time of the study abroad program
  • Students cannot be studying abroad in Cuba or in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Website
  • Students must be U.S. citizens.
  • Includes credit-bearing internships!
  • Deadlines: to participate Summer/Fall/Academic Year – apply by early March, Spring – apply by early October. (Early deadline for Maymester/Summer, apply by early Oct.) See website for deadlines.
  • Amount: Up to $5,000; $8,000 for students studying a Critical Need Language while abroad.
  • Additional Information: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. This program enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide.
  • For additional information speak with a Study Abroad Program Coordinator.
  • Click here to watch the video outlining the study abroad experiences of Gilman Scholar Joseph Lam of UT Austin!


NSEP-David Boren Scholarships

  • Every student studying outside of Europe or Australia should research this grant.
  • UT Campus Deadline for Undergraduates: usually mid January each year.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • For additional information speak with a Study Abroad Program Coordinator.

NSEP was designed to provide U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. The Study Abroad Office holds information sessions for undergraduates beginning in November of each year. Amount: max $20,000 (see website for specifics

Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by US graduate students, i.e. areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Amount: max $30,000. View website at


National Flagship Language Initiative

  • The National Flagship Language Program (NFLP) was developed to address the urgent and growing need for Americans with professional levels of competency in languages critical to national security. NFLP offers advanced language training in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. NFLP is designed to train participants to reach professional working proficiency in a target language. NSEP (above) offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the NFLP programs.
  • The Center for Advanced Study of Languages oversees evaluation of NFLP Fellows and Flagship Programs. For more information, visit




IIE Fulbright

  • Graduating seniors can apply for study or research after graduation from college.
  • Graduate students can apply to fund research projects.
  • English Teaching assistantships also available.
  • UT Campus Deadline: early September
  • Amount: Comprehensive
  • United States citizenship required.
  • For more details visit the UT Austin IIE Fulbright website.


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Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

  • Biomedical Engineering graduating seniors should research this opportunity.
  • IIE application deadline: Monday, January 24, 2011
  • United States citizenship or permanent residence status required.

LIVEFund Scholarship for Latin America

  • For students studying in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela for at least one week.
  • Must be 18.
  • Can study, intern or volunteer.
  • Monthly awards of $500.
  • At the time of this posting, application acceptances had been temporarily suspended. Contact for an update. Under normal circumstances, applications are accepted year-round. Scholarships has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships to Minority/Low-Income students. See below for a list of scholarships offered by

  •'s Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Diversity Abroad Semester at SEA Scholarship
  • Study Abroad Turkey Scholarship for Minority Students

Please visit for more information.


Rainbow Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving GLBT student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of GLBT students. These professionals counsel international and study abroad GLBT students and support their GLBT colleagues in the field. Many of these educators have come together through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.
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