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National Scholarships

UST students have been successful in receiving funds from prestigious national competitive scholarship programs for studying abroad.  To assist St. Thomas students in applying for these competitive programs, UST designates a faculty or staff member to serve as the campus contact, promote the program and assist in the application process.  Please contact the International Education Center or your Study Abroad Advisor if you are interested in applying for one of the following scholarships.

  • Bridging Scholarship for Japan  The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project awards 100 scholarships annually for American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan.
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals  This is a scholarship given to students in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply for a 12-month program in Germany.
  • Fund for Education Abroad  Students studying for at least four weeks abroad may apply for one of these $5000 awards which gives preference to students of underrepresented academic disciplines or ethnicities, or going to a non-traditional destination.
  • IIE Freeman Awards for Study in Asia  This is a scholarship given to students interested in studying abroad in East and Southeast Asian countries.
  • Gilman Scholarship This scholarship is open to students who are already receiving federal need-based financial aid.
  • Irish American Scholar Program Full tuition scholarship available for undergraduate student participating in program in Northern Ireland for a semester or year.  Students are responsible for room and board, books, and personal living expenses.
  • DAAD - German Academic Exchange Scholarships Offers scholarships for study and research in Germany.
  • U.S. Fulbright Grants Offers research grants or one-year teaching assistantships to graduating seniors to varies areas of the world.
  • NIAF - National Italian American Foundation $2,500- $10,000 merit based scholarships to any student majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, or of Italian descent.
  • NSEP - National Security Education Program Students who wish to obtain language and culture training in areas considered in short supply by the U.S. government. Excludes Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Six weeks of study or longer. Awards are up to $10,000 for semester; $20,000 academic year. Service requirement upon completion.
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars – Language Study Abroad Students who are members of NSCS are eligible to apply for these awards for language study abroad.
  • RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering - Undergraduate Internship in Germany Undergraduate summer internships in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth Sciences and engineering working in Germany with monthly scholarship provided.
  • Rotary International Local Rotary clubs provide funding for one academic year or semester abroad in another country. Applicants must have completed at least two years of college level coursework.
  • British Council Online database for a large number of scholarships to study in the UK.
  • BUTEX Scholarships Available to undergraduate students who is studying at a UK university and a member of BUTEX.
  • UNESCO Laura W. Bush Fellowship The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship offers funding for students who with to undertake a short-term (4-6 week) independent project abroad.

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