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External Scholarships

Important Information

These programs are not sponsored or run by Juniata College. It is not possible to apply to these programs through this site. There are links in each section which should take you to the appropriate website for application.

St. Andrew's Society Scholarship for Study in Scotland

Consideration for this scholarship is by invitation from the Office of the Provost at the conclusion of the fall semester to students who rank in the top quarter of the sophomore class. 
Students should indicate their intention to apply to the Center for International Education at the start of the Spring semester in order to receive guidance in their application. They must submit an essay based on specific prompts as listed in the scholarship application process by mid-January to qualify for the second stage in the process. The campus interview, held in late February, to select a final candidate will be conducted by the International Education Committee.  Throughout the process candidates will be guided by two faculty advisors.  The selected candidates will be sent to the St. Andrew’s Society in Philadelphia in March. 
Scholarship provides up to $22,000 to study in one of four universities in Scotland - Edinburgh, St. Andrew's, Glasgow, and Aberdeen.
Application essay deadline: mid January Finalist application deadline: March 1

Freeman - ASIA for study in east or south-east Asia

Sponsored by the Freeman Foundation and administered by IIE.
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Funds are intended to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.
For study in China, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, or Thailand
GPA of 2.8
Deadline for fall 2017 programs: April 1, 2017
Deadline for spring 2018 programs: October 15, 2017

Pierre C. Fraley Scholarship for Summer Study of French

Administered by the Alliance Française de Philadelphie, provides a monetary award of $2,500 to participate in a summer study program. 
For advanced-level students committed to the study of French.
All application materials must be received by the Alliance Française by February 15. Download the application here or on the Alliance Française website: 
See the Director of Study Abroad or Professor Michael Henderson for more information.

Boren Awards (National Security Education Program) 

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduates to study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students studying in Western Europe, Canada, and Australia are not eligible. Preference is given to less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. 
Awarded by the Institute of International Education, a U.S. government agency. In addition to generous financial support for study abroad including transportation, the award includes on-going contact from the agency during the study abroad period. 
Since the program focuses on national security issues, scholarship recipients will be required to work in government agencies upon graduation.
See the Director of Study Abroad as early as possible for information on how to proceed. 
Campus deadline : Due in the CIE Office by 3PM, January 26. 
Final Deadline: February 8th. 

For additional information and application forms: 

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

This prestigious award, funded by Congress and the Department of State, is intended to help students of limited financial means study abroad. Applicants must be Pell Grant Recipients. 
Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded on the basis of financial need and the length of the program. Students must be enrolled for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Academic Year, or Summer. Students studying Critical Need Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, Persian, Hindi, Russian, Korean) may receive an extra $3,000 of support.
Preference is given to students with high financial need, minority applicants, and those studying outside of Western Europe.
Deadlines are: March 4, 2017 for Fall and Summer 2017. October 1, 2017 for Spring 2018.
Please consult the Gilman website for application details and eligibility requirements or contact the Director of Study Abroad for more information. 

Institute of International Education 

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education® (IIE) is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.

DAAD Scholarships for study in Germany

Several different scholarships are available to support study, research, and internships in Germany. For specific requirements and application instructions, please see the DAAD website.
Semester/Academic Year Application deadline: January 31, 2018
Summer Application deadline: check website for details

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange) Scholarships for study in UK

Scholarships of £500 (about $800 USD) for semester or full-year students who have been admitted to a UK university which is a member of BUTEX.
Application deadline is June 15, 2017. 
See for more information and to download the application form.

BCA Study Abroad Scholarship

BCA Study Abroad offers scholarships of $750 to students accepted into BCA programs. 
Students must submit a BCA Scholarship Application and a copy of their Financial Aid Award letter from Juniata.
Students are chosen based on their demonstrated financial need and the quality of their study abroad application.
Deadlines are: May 20 for Fall and Summer. November 20 for Spring. 
See the BCA Study Abroad website for more information.

IAU College 

IAU offers need and merit based scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000 for students placed at IAU College. Some are based on subjects ranging from Art History to International Relations. Diversity scholarships are offered including first generation students. There are also work study opportunities.

This online database allows students to search for scholarships by country or field of study. is an integrated, centralized European platform providing information on all scholarships offered for studying in Europe. The database already contains over 700 scholarship programs. Students can now find and compare relevant programs based on their nationality, background, where and what they want to study, and many more search criteria. ScholarshipPortal has been developed by StudyPortals and the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme. 

USAStudyAbroad: Foreign Government Resources

The U.S. Department of State's compilation of scholarships from foreign governments  

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Since 2010, FEA has awarded almost 100 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.

The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture

Provides $5000 each even-numbered year to a well-qualified graduate student or advanced undergraduate student specializing in tropical horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture. This is a complementary award, intended to supplement a student's pursuit of a previously accepted program of study abroad.