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Scholarships and Grants

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Scholarships are a great way to fund your semester or summer abroad. This page lists a variety of Boston College, national, and international awards. Take time to look through the websites of each of the semester merit and need based awards, as well as the summer awards. Note the eligibility and application requirements, and keep track of the deadlines of each award.

Advising

If you are a member of the Montserrat Coalition, you should meet with JoAnn Lopez, the Montserrat Coalition Liaison and Scholarships Assistant. You can schedule an appointment online.

All students can schedule an appointment with a scholarships advisor online. To prepare for the meeting, please review the scholarships below and come prepared with specific questions.

Students who are interested in pursuing the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship or the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship must meet with the campus coordinator of these awards, Christina Hatzipetros. Please prepare a draft application essay to bring to your appointments.

Discover additional opportunities and guidance through the University Fellowships Committee, or come into our Hovey House Resource Room to look at The Ultimate Scholarships Book 2014 for more scholarships ideas.

Scholarships List

The following is a listing of BC and national scholarship programs and other opportunities. Click on the links for more information.

Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Details

Application Dates

Advanced Study Grants in the Arts Summer seminars eligible. Nominations accepted starting January 15.
Amanda V. Houston Traveling Scholarship Summer seminars eligible. Mid-February

Bridging Scholarships for study in Japan

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for study in Japan

Semester and academic year programs only.

Fall Programs:
April

Spring Programs:
October

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarships All Programs at BUTEX member schools; Semester and academic year programs only.

June 15, 2015

See website for full BUTEX member list.

Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship

 

Buildium’s Women in Technology Scholarship

Semester and academic year programs only. (Special interest for students in computer science and women in computer science)

Spring 2015: October 1, 2014

Fall 2015:
April 1, 2015

Foundation for Global Scholars

Summer seminars eligible; multiple award categories

Applications open about 60 days before each award cycle deadline

Spring:
November 21, 2014

Summer:
April 2015

Fall:
June 2015

Fund for Education Abroad Summer seminars eligible.

Application for 2014-2015 Year closed.

Application cycle opens November 18, 2014 for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016.

Deadline: January, 16 2015

 

Italia Rail Scholarship Program Semester and academic year programs only

Spring 2015:
November 30, 2014

Mizna Fellowship Fund All spring programs; summer programs eligible

Academic Year (December-May): October 1

Summer (May-September): February 1

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship Summer seminars eligible (restriction apply). *BC Campus deadline: Early January 2, 2014

Scholarship application due: February  4, 2014
Pimsleur Approach's 2014 Study Abroad Scholarship Semester and academic year programs only. September 30th, 2014 before 5 p.m. EST
Providian Medical Scholarships 

Summer seminars eligible. 

(Special interest for students concentrating in science/ health)

Postmark by deadlines

Summer Entry: June 21st

Winter Entry:  January 15

The Global Studies Foundation Spring semester students optimal

Deadline:
July 2015

Note: Decisions are made in December of the application year, award optimal for Spring applicants.

Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships for American Minority Students Summer seminars eligible. Rolling basis
University Writing Scholarships Summer seminars eligible. June 1
Need-Based Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Details

Application dates

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  Program
Summer seminars eligible (restrictions apply); Pell Grant recipients.

Spring 2015:
October 7, 2014

Fall 2015: March 3, 2015

Summer 2015: Early application due October 7, 2015. Regular deadline due March 3, 2015.

Foundation for Global Scholars Summer seminars eligible; multiple award categories

Applications open about 60 days before each award cycle deadline

Spring:
November 21, 2014

Summer:
April 2015

Fall:
June 2015

McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant 
BC Programs only; summer seminars eligible. 
Spring 2015: October 15, 2014

Summer 2015:February 5*

Fall/Academic Year 2015-16: March 25*

*Do not submit applications for Summer 2015 or Fall/Academic Year 2015-16 through the same application link. We are moving to a new system. Check back for information on how to apply in November 2014.           

IILE Diversity Scholarships

IILE Heritage Scholarships

IILE Civic Engagement Scholarships

IILE approved external programs in Russia only; Smolny College, St. Petersburg

Applicants must apply for scholarship aid at the same time as applying to the Bard-Smolny Program.

Check with your Program Manager.

Summer Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Details

Application Dates

Advanced Study Grants in the Arts BC and Approved External programs Nominations accepted starting January 15.
Amanda V. Houston Traveling Scholarship BC and Approved External programs Mid-February
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
BC and Approved External programs. Pell Grant recipients.

Early Application: October 7, 2014

Regular Deadline:
March 3, 2014

Center for  Human Rights and International Justice Summer Research Grants BC and Approved External programs. Seniors are not eligible. March 16, 2015
Critical Language Scholarships Program Fully funded summer  language institute funded by the US Department of State Summer programs: November
Foundation for Global Scholars BC and Approved External programs; multiple award categories

Applications open about 60 days before each award cycle deadline

Summer: April 2015

Fund for Education Abroad BC and Approved External programs

Application for 2014-2015 Year closed.

Application cycle opens November 2014 for Summer 2015

Deadline: January 16, 2015

McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant BC Programs only. BC financial aid recipients
Summer 2015: February 5*

*Do not submit applications for Summer 2015 or Fall/Academic Year 2015-16 through the same application link. We are moving to a new system. Check back for information on how to apply in November 2014.  
Mizna Fellowship Fund BC and Approved External programs February 1
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship BC and Approved External programs (restrictions apply).

BC Campus Deadline: Early January 2, 2014

Scholarship deadline: February 4, 2014

Office of AHANA Student Programs (OASP) Study Abroad Summer Tuition Remission Program BC Summer Programs Early February
Providian Medical Scholarships

BC and Approved External programs; summer seminars eligible. 

(Special interest for students concentrating in science/ health)

Postmark by deadlines

Summer Entry: June 21st

Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships for American Minority Students BC and Approved External programs Rolling basis

Additional Resources

Students can access the 2014 Ultimate Scholarship Book at the Hovey House Resource room.

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Don't forget about scholarship websites such as:

studyabroadfunding.org

fastweb.com

studyabroad.com

goabroad.com

scholarships-abroad.com

 

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