Deadline of Oct. 21
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent college graduates, postgraduate candidates and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad. Students should contact the Augustana University faculty representatives regarding this elite scholarship opportunity.
American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline of June 1
An annual $2,500 non-renewable national scholarship awarded by The American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation to a U.S. citizen and full-time student who has completed at least one year of post-secondary education and has at least one year of academic work remaining to complete their program of study in translation or interpretation. Preference is given to students in B.A./B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. programs.
Deadline of Nov. 11
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are the first in their families to graduate college and participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Graduating U.S. seniors may apply for the 2-year B.A. degree program. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of St. John’s, which was founded in the 16th century, by reading in several subject areas including: classics and modern and medieval languages. Students should contact the Augustana University faculty representatives regarding this elite scholarship opportunity.
Deadlines in October and April
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, funded by the U.S. State Department, provide up to $5,000 in additional grants for students currently receiving Pell Grant funding as part of their financial aid package. Preference is given to students from diverse backgrounds, those pursuing semester- or year-length programs, students with science majors and those interested in non-traditional locations — though it is not limited to students who fit that criteria. About one in three applications are accepted. Students interested in pursuing Critical Languages (Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Russian, etc.) can receive up to an additional $3,000. Students going abroad for spring semester must apply by early October. Those going abroad for the fall semester must apply by early April. Students should contact the Augustana University faculty representatives regarding this elite scholarship opportunity.
Deadline in January
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. The program provides a cash award of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester). In addition, the foundation provides all Killam Fellows with an allowance of $500 to offset health insurance costs. In addition, all fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture of the host country.
Critical Language Programs
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. The U.S. Department of State sponsors the program with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by American Councils for International Education. Students should contact the Augustana University faculty representatives regarding this elite scholarship opportunity.
Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Deadline of Feb. 13
Sponsored by The National Security Education Program (NSEP), David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East). NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. NSEP Boren Scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be an integral part of each proposal.
University of Washington Scholarships
Deadline in April
Scholarships for the intensive summer program in Russian. The University of Washington's Intensive Summer Slavic Program offers students the ability to complete two semesters of Russian or Czech during a 9-week intensive summer session. The program offers one full-tuition scholarship for the summer Russian program.
American Society of French Academic Palms (ASFAP) Summer Scholarships
Deadline of Jan. 20
Two annual ASFAP scholarships of up to $4,000 awarded to sophomore or junior French majors or minors who have never studied in a French-speaking country. The scholarships help to enable the recipients to study in a French-language institution of higher learning for a minimum of four weeks during the summer. Applicants will select their institution as well as arrange for their travel abroad.
Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
Deadline of April 15
The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant aims to provide undergraduate students enrolled in a U.S. university with a travel stipend of up to $1,500 to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior and senior students who are enrolled in a double major, including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.
Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad
Deadline of March 15
Thanks to the generosity of the late Walter Jensen, the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) is able to offer a scholarship for study abroad to a future teacher of French. Income from gifts of stock given fund one $1,500 scholarship per year to help a student pay for a semester- or year-long study abroad. This award is intended to allow a deserving student to participate in a long-term study abroad experience they might not otherwise be able to afford. The applicant must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in an established teacher education program in French. Interested students may also contact French professor Dr. Scott Fish.
Pi Delta Phi Scholarships
Deadline of Nov. 1
Annual national awards are given by Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, in memory of Dr. Joseph W. Yedlicka, former president and executive director, and Dr. Mary G. Gutermuth, former executive director. The annual awards are granted to current undergraduate regular members of the society for summer study in France and Québec.
Sibley Fellowship (Phi Beta Kappa)
Deadline of Jan. 15
The annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. The fellowship has a stipend of $20,000. The stipend will be paid in two installments, the first on July 1 of the award year and the second on the next Jan. 1, unless the Fellowship Committee orders the stipend withheld because the fellow has disregarded the purpose of the award as stated by the donor. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to U.S. citizens.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
Deadline of Dec. 11
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, which annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals (18-24 years old) the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning and living with hosts in a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange.
Delta Phi Alpha Annual Awards
Deadline of Nov. 1
Annual national awards are given to junior and senior members of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.
German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The agency (DAAD) offers funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to more than 55,000 individuals per year. DAAD also represents the German higher education system abroad, promotes Germany as an academic and research destination and helps to build ties between institutions around the world.
Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany
Deadline of Feb. 15
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for one semester of study at one of seven German universities, followed by a 6-month internship in a company or research institute in Germany. The scholarships are open to sophomores or juniors who are U.S. citizens studying at U.S. accredited institutions who are pursuing majors in: business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism or social work. Candidates must have outstanding academic record and personal integrity, as proven by academic achievement and letters of recommendation.
Sigma Delta Pi Summer Scholarships
Deadline of Feb. 1
Sigma Delta Phi, the national Spanish honor society, offers more than 20 different scholarships for summer study in Spanish-speaking countries.