Governmental Scholarships

Governmental Scholarships

The US government, as well as other foreign governments, offer students wishing to study abroad opportunities to apply for funding.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Office of International Education if they wish to apply for governmental scholarships.  In many cases, the Office of International Education offers workshops or webinars on how to apply to these scholarships.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship program awards students studying abroad for a semester, summer, or academic year.  The program, which awards up to $5,000 to each student, is meant especially for students with limited financial means and aims to diversify study abroad.  To be eligible, students must receive the Federal Pell Grant, be a US citizen, and be accepted to/applying for study in a country that is not on the US State Department Travel Warning List.   Students wishing to study a critical need language can win an additional $3,000 to support language study.

Fredonia students are especially encouraged to apply for the Gilman, as about 35% of Fredonians receive the Pell Grant as part of their financial aid award.  The Office of International Education holds Gilman workshops early in each semester to support students as they apply for the scholarship.  

Application Deadlines:  
Spring 2016/Early Summer 2016 - October 6, 2016
Fall 2016/ Regular Summer 2016 - March, 2016

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship 

The Boren scholarship program offers scholarships to students interested in international academic areas as well as language study. This program supports study of languages and cultures that may not have been emphasized in the past but are deemed crucial to national security. U.S. citizens that are enrolled in an academic institution at the time of application and are planning on finishing their study abroad before they graduate are eligible.

The Language Flagship Fellowships

The Language Flagship, an NSEP initiative, is designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in certain critical languages. The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two years for post-BA students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas.

For more information : http://borenawards.org/the_language_flagship
Deadline: Early January

Office of International Education

7 LoGrasso Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3451