Georgia Highlands College

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Study Abroad



Financial Aid and Georgia Highlands College Cook Scholarship for Study Abroad


Basic information:

Study Abroad often sounds too expensive. However, many students have enough funds through their Financial Aid to afford a study abroad program. In addition, the college has limited scholarships for study abroad through the GHC Foundation's Cook Scholarship. With all this in mind, students considering study abroad are strongly urged to speak with Financial Aid and to apply for the Cook scholarship. For futher details on this, and especially for contact information, please see the following links:

GHC Financial Aid Office:

GHC Foundation:    


Searching the Web for Scholarships and FinancialAid

There are numerous web sites available which contain information on some of
the many scholarships available for study abroad. When selecting a program
make sure that it is accredited and the hours will transfer to your university.

The Gilman Scholarship
Must be on the Pell Grant to be eligible. This new State Department study
abroad scholarship of up to $5,000 is available who will be attending programs
lasting one semester or longer.Not available for summer programs.

Scholarship Tips from the OIE
Tips for writing a successful scholarship application. 

International Scholarships Online
Searchable database of scholarships worldwide.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
A variety of fellowships and grants offered by this non-profit foundation that
seeks to encourage a new generation of leaders.
A searchable database of over 400,000 scholarships of all types (not just study
abroad). You must fill in a personalprofile in order to search database. Advice on
applying for scholarships.
List of study abroad scholarship-granting organizations.


IIE Scholarships
Usually only given for direct enrollment, exchange, or non-traditional
locations. One grant for full semester study in a developing country.

Bowman Travel Grant
Not available for Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe


Work obligation with FederalGovernment or in higher education after
college; not for use in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
and severalother countries

Freeman ASIA Awards

National Security Education Program


Rotary International


Australian Education Office

U.S. Bureau of Educational and CulturalAffairs

The American Architectural Foundation
The American Architectural Foundation offers several scholarships: 
The RTKL Travel Fellowship for Architecture Students provides one $2,500 fellowship is awarded to a student submitting the winning proposal outlining a foreign itinerary which is directly relevant to his or her education goals. Students must complete travel prior to graduation. Deadline is in mid-February. 

AIFS Minority Scholarship
Applications will be accepted from African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Pacific Islanders who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at a U.S. institution. 

ASTA Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
17 funds that offer scholarships for travel and tourism students in travel schools, community/junior college, college/universities (undergraduate and graduate) in the U.S. and Canada. 

Council International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Bailey Minority Student Scholarship (click on "scholarships")
This fund supports students of African, Arab, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent participating in Council's overseas study, work, and voluntary service programs. Funds are available to secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students who demonstrate financial need, and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

Council International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Jennifer Ritzman Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students applying to the Monteverde, Costa Rica semester program only. Please contact for further information.

CIEE Bowman Travel Grant
The Bowman Travel Grant is designed to encourage US students considering an educational experience in non-traditional countries. Applications will be considered for travel grants to destinations in any country EXCEPT Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and several European countries. 

Council-International Study Programs (ISP) Scholarships
Available to Council Study Center applicants. Applicants must be from Academic Consortium member institutions (see web site for list). This scholarship is available to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. For application materials, go to:

Cultural Experiences Abroad
The purpose of the CEA Scholarship Program is to promote international understanding among students by providing them with the means to study abroad. 

Golden Key International Honor Society
A variety of scholarships are available for both graduate and undergraduate study. The Web site includes a searchable database.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. 

IES Scholarships
IES has various scholarships that encourage students with a variety of interests and abilities to study abroad with IES. Recipients of IES scholarships may receive awards ranging from $500 to 50% of the IES program fee.

Institute of International Education
IIE administers over 250 programs on behalf of sponsors that include the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, foundations, corporations, government agencies, international organizations and development assistance agencies in the United States and abroad.

Institute for International Public Policy
The IIPP Fellowship program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers.

International Research & Exchanges Board Short-Term Travel Grants
Grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Mongolia (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.) 

LEXIA International Scholarships
LEXIA Exchange International is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization, offering study abroad programs for university undergraduate and graduate students. LEXIA study programs are available in: Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Krakow, Prague, Venice and Shanghai. Applicants must participate in a LEXIA program in Central or Eastern Europe. Scholarships are for $1500 based on need and academic standing. 

Organization of American States (click on "Opportunities" in the pull-down menu and then click on "Fellowships")
The Special Caribbean Fellowships Program (SPECAF) is an instrument at the regional level for the financing of studies leading to a Bachelor's degree at universities and other educational institutions in OAS member States. 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Fellowships (click on "Scholarships and Awards")
*USG members of Phi Kappa Phi are: Augusta State University, Columbus State University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, North Georgia College & State University, The University of Georgia, Valdosta State University, and the State University of West Georgia

James K. Rathmell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Various scholarships available. Students must have plans to work/study outside of the country in the field of horticulture or floriculture. 

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to $23,000 or its equivalent

School for International Training (SIT)
Awards of $500-4,000 are available to students participating in SIT semester programs. Awards are given on the basis of personal and academic qualifications and financial need. 

Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarships
Several SWCS Scholarships are offered yearly to members of the Society for research or classroom study. Internships are also available. Eligibility: At least a 2.5 GPA, completion of at least 2 years of study at an accredited college, an undergraduate in an agricultural or natural resource conservation-related curriculum. 

World Federalist Association Awards
The World Federalist "Fund for Builders of a Better World" awards three cash prizes annually. Awards are for $1,500-$1,000 or $500. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-28 and members of the World Federalist Association. Internships also available.

Youth Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships can be used for an undergraduate's Junior year abroad. Selection is based on character, need, scholastic achievement, objective, motivation, potential for leadership, and good citizenship.

The Anglo-Jewish Association
OEP Scholarships are for Jewish students studying in Great Britain. Students will receive assistance with fees and living costs. 

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are available for graduate study in engineering, mathematics and science at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. 

British Council
The British Council administers or provides contact information for a variety of programs for US citizens and international students to study in Great Britain.

British Council Marshall Scholarships
These scholarships will be awarded to approximately 40 Americans each year, and require superior academic achievement. This scholarship supports study in a British university of the candidate's choice (although that choice should be made on the basis of the particular plan of study being proposed) for up to three years of study toward a second undergraduate degree or a graduate degree. 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Trust intends to offer a substantial number of awards annually, which will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. Some of these awards will be for students from the United States of America; but students from all countries, including the countries of the European Union other than the United Kingdom, will be eligible to be considered for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships. 

London Summer Study Scholarship in Fashion Merchandising
Applicants must be undergraduates enrolled in a fashion merchandising program that has an ITAA member on the faculty. Students must have completed at least two years of a fashion merchandising program by the beginning of the summer. Preference is given to students who have not had international study experience. The scholarship is for $5,000.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The Mitchell Scholarship provides financial assistance to study or conduct research at Institutions of higher learning, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. 

Regent's College Financial Assistance Programme
The British American College London is part of the Regent's College one million pounds scholarship scheme. There are many scholarships available to students with high academic achievement. 

Rhodes Scholarship
Applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field. 

Summer Study Scholarship in Interior Design
Scholarship is for summer study at the American College in London. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study, have an IDEC sponsor, and be returning for at least one year after the program. Scholarship is for $5,000 to cover tuition and any other expenses. 

American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards for Study in Scandinavia
Fellowships of $3,000-18,000 are available to help meet the costs of advanced study or research in Scandinavia for a year. Applications are accepted from U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will have completed their undergraduate education at the time their overseas program begins. 

Astrid G. Cates Scholarship Fund-The Sons of Norway
Applicants must be between 17 and 22 and be current members of Sons of Norway, or be children or grandchildren of current members. Awards range from $500 to $750 for study in Norway. Applicants must have financial need. Other criteria used for selection: GPA, extracurricular involvement, letter or recommendation, etc. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to fund a student for one year's stay at a Norwegian folk high school. Applicants ought to be aged 18-22 and should be active in social, humanitarian and cultural activities. Applications also need to be sent to the nearest Norwegian embassy. 

Scholarships for Study in Belgium
Scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizens under 35 years old. Fellowships are awarded to students who wish to continue their education in Flanders, Belgium. The fellowships are granted for research at universities, conservatories of music or art academies. Study can be in the following fields: art, music, humanities, social and political sciences, law, economics sciences and medicine. 

Scholarships and Grants through the French Government
Each year the French government awards grants to foreigners for either (1) training or studying in France or (2) research or scientific studies. Grants are awarded for studies in various fields.

The ASTA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
This scholarship offers an American scholar the opportunity to attend FITUR, The International Travel Fair of Madrid. The award consists of transatlantic transportation, registration in FITUR, local transportation, accommodations, and food during the award recipient's stay in Madrid, Spain. The "intern" will have the opportunity to attend the Fair, as well as other meetings and lectures. They will be sponsored and guided by the Ministry of Tourism for Spain while in Madrid. FITUR takes place annually in January. 

Robert Bosch Foundation
To familiarize American professionals and executives with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe in general and of the Federal Republic of Germany in particular. 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
E-mail: Web:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18-24, with work experience primarily in business, technical and vocational fields. German language skills are recommended but not required. Program includes: 2 months of intensive language training, 4 months at a technical or professional school and a 6 month internship in industry or business.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
This foundation offers various scholarships for study in Germany. 

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
IES and the German Ministry for Economy and Technology are proud to offer four minority scholarships, each worth $9,700, to students attending the IES Berlin program in Spring 2002. 

Austrian Cultural Institute
Applicants must be between 20 and 35 years old. These grants are for advanced students to study at academies of music and dramatic art or at art academies in Austria. Students must have a working knowledge of German. 

The Austrian Cultural Institute
Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 20 and 35 who are currently enrolled at a college or university. Students must have taken classes in German for at least 2 years.

American School of Classical Studies in Athens
Offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships in Greece.

Kosciuszko Foundation
The Foundation's programs for educational funding include an Exchange Program for Americans to study language or conduct research in Poland; The Year Abroad Scholarship Program, Tuition scholarships, and The Graduate/Postgraduate Studies & Research in Poland Program Fellowship, and the Metchie J. E. Budka Award Scholarship for outstanding scholarly work in Polish literature, history and Polish-American relations and sponsor competitions in piano and voice for aspiring young artists.

Institute of Turkish Studies
The Institute will offer grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, universities, and other educational institutions through its Grant Program for the 2002-2003 academic year. The annual budget for the Grants Program has been significantly expanded and ITS encourages qualified applicants to apply for its grants. 

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
A one-year research program with full stipend for individuals who have already earned an M.A. or a Ph.D. in U.S. foreign policy or Middle Eastern studies and plan to pursue careers in government, journalism, research, or academia. This fellowship provides an opportunity for independent research and to learn first-hand about the making of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Interested applicants should send a resume and a writing sample to Patrick Clawson (Director for Research) at The Washington Institute.

Simpson Egyptology Scholarship
The competitive $2,500 per-semester scholarship enables study abroad students to enroll in Egyptology courses at the American University in Cairo for a semester or a year. 

Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program
The Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program provides one year of intensive academic and professional training to both US and Russian young leaders. 

International and Research Exchange Board (IREX) Short-Term Travel Grants
IREX promotes scholarly exchange between the United States and the nations of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Find information about exchange programs, scholarships, and grants. 

John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts Fellowship Program
This new program will support cutting-edge research in the social sciences on Eastern Europe, the New Independent States (NIS), the Near East, and Asia. A single grant will be awarded each year for up to 18 months in length. Applications are now available on the IREX web site and in hard copy. 

Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education (IIE) announces a fellowship program for young American researchers in professional, policy and public administration-related fields (business and economics, education reform, environmental and conservation policy, international relations, journalism, law, public administration and public health) who want to develop a specialized knowledge of the NIS. Candidates may apply for grants to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. 

Blakemore Asian Language Fellowship Grants
Blakemore Foundation grants provide funds for a year of advanced language study at an educational institution in Asia selected by the applicant and approved by the Foundation. 

East-West Center Fellowships
Fellowships for students (undergraduate and graduate students), educators, researchers, etc. who are interested in educational or research programs involving the study of Asia, the Pacific and the United States. The study program takes place at the East-West Center in Hawaii at the Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa. The East-West Center does not fund individual research projects.

Freeman-Asia Program
Provides generous scholarships for study in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia. The length of the program determines freeman-ASIA award benefits. 

Luce Scholarship Program
One-year internship in East or Southeast Asia. Asia studies majors/minors or anyone who has been to Asia for more than 4 weeks are not eligible

Department of Education Scholarships for Programs in China
(administered by CIEE)
The US Department of Education has awarded CIEE funding under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to provide financial assistance to students who are participating in the Chinese language programs offered by the CIEE Centers at Peking University, East China Normal University (Shanghai), Nanjing University, and National Chengchi University (Taipei)

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled or employed in an American educational institution. Employees of the federal government of either the U.S. or India are not eligible. The first fellowship includes the languages Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugi, and Marathi. Applicants are required to have a minimum of two years or 240 class hours of classroom instruction in the targeted language before starting the program and are also required to be committed to a teaching career. Teachers in Area Studies are also eligible to apply. 

Association of International Education, Japan (AIEJ) Scholarships
These scholarships, which apply for semester or full-year study at IES Tokyo, include a monthly cash award of 80,000 yen (approx. $800), a one-time allowance of 25,000 yen (approx. $250) and round trip airfare. 

Association of Teachers of Japanese
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan in Spring 2002. 

AIEJ Scholarship for study at Nanzan University in Japan 
AIEJ, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Education, provides a 9-10 month scholarship (stipend) to an exchange student with a round-trip ticket.

Japanese Government (MONBUSHO) Scholarships
The Monbusho (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Government of Japan) offers various scholarships for students pursuing Japanese studies or research in Japan.

The Mongolian Language Training Program
Awards nine-week intensive language training programs to US scholars who wish to travel to Ulaanbaatar for Mongolian language study. The goal of the program is to encourage the study of region. Upper level undergraduates and graduate students planning to develop specialties in the region, as well as post-doctoral researchers, are encouraged to apply. 

Asian Postgraduate Scholarship
All fields of study. Requirements are: an outstanding academic record, a very good command of the English language, at least 2 years working experience, and has been or will be admitted to pursue a designed postgraduate degree by full time coursework.

Federation Scholarship Program
60 scholarships are available for US and Canadian citizens who wish to undertake graduate study in Australia. All fields of study. 

Augsburg College Center for Global Education Scholarships
These scholarships of $2,500 each have been established to enable students of color, who otherwise may not have sufficient funding, to participate in the semester abroad programs offered by the Center for Global Education in Mexico, Central America, and Namibia. 

Organization of American States
Deadline: March 1
The fundamental objective of the Regular Training Program is to promote the economic, social, scientific and cultural development of the member States in order to achieve a stronger bond and better understanding among the peoples of the Americas through the advanced training of its citizens in the priority areas requested by the countries. 

Tinker Foundation
These awards are available to recognized Centers or Institutes of Ibero-American or Latin American Studies with graduate doctoral programs at accredited United States universities. 

United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange
The governments of the United States and Mexico on November 27, 1990 officially established the U.S.-Mexico Commission. Since its inception the Commission's primary focus has been the administration of Fulbright-García Robles scholarships. During the first nine years, 1700 scholarships have been awarded to Mexican and United States citizens.

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