Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman scholarship provides awards up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students receiving a Federal Pell Grant to study or intern abroad.

Eligibility Checklist:

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must be:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States;
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least three (3) weeks in a single country or area and eligible for credit from the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System .

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.

Critical Need Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bahasa Indonesian
  • Bangla
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu


Fall Semester/Academic Year - early March

Spring Semester - early October

OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship

Travel and explore World Heritage Cities with a 1.000 € scholarship! You are between 18 and 28 years old, love to learn more about culture and heritage and you can easily connect to people? You also like to tell others about your experiences on Social Media? Then you are invited to apply for our OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship 2019! The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) sends you on a trip through Europe and North America. Equipped with a budget of 1.000 €, you will discover World Heritage Cities and experience why our UNESCO World Heritage needs to be preserved.


  • You have to be between 18-28 years old
  • You can apply as a team of two
  • Travel anytime from July until October 2019, for at least 2 weeks
  • Travel destination: you choose a route, but we require that you visit at least three World Heritage Cities and two of them have to be a member of our OWHC Regional Secretariat
  • Regular posts on Social Media and our Travel Blog
  • Produce a creative travel diary/documentation

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

These Federally funded scholarships are for study abroad students who wish to further the U.S. goal to become more internationally focused while keeping an eye on national security interests.

Rotary Scholarships

Rotary International offers the following and more scholarships. Please visit or contact the Rotary Club of San Antonio, 710 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215-1615, Phone: 222-8242, ext. 100.

Japan America Society of San Antonio Scholarship Program

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote mutual understanding of the cultures, business environments and people of the United States and Japan. Further, its purpose is to help strengthen the relationship between San Antonio and its Japanese sister city, Kumomoto, Japan. A recipient is expected to maintain high standards of achievement while serving as a bridge of understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States and Japan.

Eligibility Checklist:

To be eligible for the JASSA Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Demonstrate that courses of study can be done in English (proficiency in the Japanese language is not a requirement);
  • Have completed at least 60 college credit hours;
  • Be enrolled at any college or university in San Antonio and have been admitted into a study abroad program in Japan;
  • Other: the subject area of study should lead to the student developing a foundation for promoting a stronger relationship between the United States and Japan;
  • Be willing to participate in and support local activities of JASSA.

Selection of a candidate for the scholarship is to be based solely on the qualification of the applicant without regard for economic status, age, sex, race or religion.

Scholarship Award: The awardees will receive a one-year scholarship, in an amount ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Recipients are permitted to reapply for a second scholarship. The JASSA scholarship committee will make the final selection of the recipients. The award will be made in one payment to the recipient. All the applicants will be notified of the decision.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Soonchunhyang University (South Korea)

English speaking university students studying at Soonchunhyang University for one to three semesters who wish to learn about Korean/Asian culture and have the opportunity to share their home culture and language. Students may be reimbursed up to 800,000 KRW(approximately 710 USD) for airfare, receive a full waiver for housing expenses on campus, as well as receive a stipend for weekly living expenses of 120,000 KRW (about 100 USD).