Financial Resources for Study Abroad

There are several options available to students to help finance the cost of a study abroad experience. Students participating in study abroad programs are eligible for Federal Financial Aid (U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen). Please contact the Financial Aid Office to understand the cost of your program and to receive the best advice on which financial aid opportunities are available to you.

To be considered for a Northwood study abroad scholarship, you must complete the online scholarship form found in My.Northwood under the “Study Abroad - Financial Resources” section.

Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

There are specific scholarships available for Northwood-sponsored study abroad programs based on financial need and academic standing. These scholarships are designed to cover a portion of the study abroad program cost.

Semester in Europe

The Semester in Europe program has additional scholarships explicitly for students participating in this program, which are based on academic merit and need.

Honors Scholarship for Semester in Europe

Students who have completed 15 Honors course credits will automatically receive the Semester in Europe Honors Scholarship of $2000.

For Students Currently Receiving Northwood Scholarships

Students currently receiving Northwood University scholarships may apply those scholarships to student exchange programs, except for the ones listed below. Students participating in the programs listed below will only be ineligible for the semester they study abroad. After returning to Northwood, the student’s scholarship will be reinstated as long as conditions of the scholarship are met.

  • John Cabot University – Rome, Italy

  • Florence University of the Arts – Florence, Italy

  • All Affiliate Programs (such as USAC, CEA and CIS Abroad)

Some Affiliate Programs provide program discounts to Northwood students through affiliation agreements.

External Study Abroad Scholarships

Many organizations offer scholarships to students planning to study overseas. We have highlighted some of these organizations and provided links to their websites for more info. Please contact the International Programs Office if you have questions or need help applying for one of these scholarships.

American Association of People with Disabilities Hearne Awards

Honors emerging leaders with disabilities working in the cross-disability civil rights movement.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Provides financial awards for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

Boren Awards for International Study

This scholarship provides funds to undergraduate students who plan to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad programs.

Provides a database of available scholarships.

German Academic Exchange (DAAD)

Scholarships available for undergraduate student looking to study in Germany and interested in German and European affairs.

Foundation for Global Scholars

Provides scholarships for students who want an international experience and are part of underrepresented populations in international education.

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia)

Grants scholarships to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and interested in studying in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad

Scholarships available for undergraduate students enrolled in U.S. universities or colleges who plan to study abroad.

This search engine lists study abroad scholarships.

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples, photos and/or video submissions.

IEFA (International Education Financial Aid)

IEFA is the premier comprehensive resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Searchable Database

This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students and professionals.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to women who are pursuing a business or business-related degree at an accredited college or university.

John Cabot Study Abroad Scholarship

John Cabot provides a limited number of scholarships for visiting students. 

James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to encourage students to study abroad and experience something new to grow their knowledge of the world.

LIVFund Scholarship

LIVFund Scholarships are open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America.

Rotary Foundation’s Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Ambassadorial Scholarships program is available to undergraduate and graduate students to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.

This Search engine lists study abroad scholarships.

The Blogging Scholarship

A scholarship available to students who blog.

Tourism Cares

Merit-based scholarships awarded to tourism or hospitality undergraduate and graduate students attending schools in the United States and Canada.

Turkish Coalition of America

A scholarship program for Turkish American students desiring to build people-to-people bridges between the United States and Turkey.