Study Abroad Scholarships

Our Students are on the Go...

... from Japan to Morocco to Costa Rica -- for a semester or a year. CGE offers a variety of study abroad programs. Traditional semester, yearlong, summer, and short-term programs are available to all students at Lock Haven University. Traditional semester and yearlong programs are offered in 21 different countries. Faculty-led winter intersession, summer and spring break programs for 1 to 3 weeks are offered in Italy, London, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Paris.

The university also offers student teaching placements for Education majors. LHU student teachers have the opportunity to complete half of their student teaching experience abroad. See the CGE for more details. 


Funding for Undergraduate Students (study abroad)

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (See Below)
  • Boren Scholarship (See Below)
  • Bridging Scholarships For Study In Japan (See Below)
  • Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants (See Below)

Funding for Graduates and for Graduate Study

  • Fulbright Program (See Below)
  • Boren Fellowship (See Below)
  • DAAD (See Below)
  • Marshall Scholarship (See Below)
  • Rhodes Scholarships (See Below)
  • The H. Truman Scholarship (See Below)
  • Rotary International (See Below)
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowships (See Below)
  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (See Below)


Before you graduate:


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

*LHU contact for the Gilman Scholarship: Ms Rosana Campbell,*

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Among the criteria for applicants, one must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad. Summer programs are not eligible. More information is available on their website.


Boren Scholarship 

*LHU contact for the Boren Scholarship: Dr. Brooke Harlowe,*

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

- A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
- A high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards.
- Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.


Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

*LHU contact for the Bridging Scholarship: Rosana Campbell,*

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Contributors to the scholarship fund include American International Group, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Estee Lauder Group of Companies, The Freeman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, McDonalds Japan, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nomura Holding America, Shinsei Bank, Temple University Japan, and Toyota Motor Corporation.

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the USA. 



About:  IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience.


    U.S. citizen or permanent resident

    18 years of age at time of application

    Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (associate’s or baccalaureate) at a U.S. college or university that is a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner (as of January 1, 2018);

    Participating in a program abroad for academic credit, including academic study, internship, research, or service-learning during the spring, summer and fall 2018 terms;

    Participating in a program that is a Level 1, 2, or 3 country according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisories (Level 3 will require the home institution and recipient to sign a Travel Waiver); and

    Demonstrates financial need.





After you graduate:



*LHU contact for the Fulbright: Dr. Brooke Harlowe,*

It is sponsored by the United States Department of State and was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." It awarded approximately 6,000 grants in 2005, amounting to more than $250 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. Approximately 1,800 student grants to non-U.S. nationals to study in the United States are awarded annually. Approximately 3,200 new and continuing student fellows are currently in the United States on Fulbright grants.

Dependent upon country citizenship and various other things. Please see the website for the most up-to-date and detailed information.




Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

- A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
- Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. To receive the award you must provide evidence of admission and enrollment in such a program. Boren Fellows must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship



The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Their 14 international offices provide information as well as financial support to over 55,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study.

There are different scholarships for different levels. For the most up-to-date information, please see the website.


Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years.

Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2010, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2007.


Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

The application form changes year to year, so it is advised that one looks at the website to receive the most up-to-date details.


The H. Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.

Eligibility: ?


Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Ambassadorial Scholarships, The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947. Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06. Through grants totaling approximately US$500 million, recipients from about 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations.

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

To apply, one must check with their local Rotary Club for more details and whether they are offering scholarships at all. To find a club near you, please check the website.


Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Each year, up to 110 Rotary World Peace Fellowships (60 master’s degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships) are offered on a competitive basis at seven Rotary Centers, which operate in partnership with eight leading universities (centers offer master’s degree unless noted otherwise):

- Chulalongkorn University , Bangkok, Thailand (professional development center)
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- International Christian University , Tokyo, Japan
- Universidad del Salvador , Buenos Aires, Argentina
- University of Bradford , West Yorkshire, England
- University of California, Berkeley , USA
- University of Queensland , Brisbane, Australia

To apply, one must check with their local Rotary Club for more details and whether they are offering scholarships at all. To find a club near you, please check the website.


The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Foundation offers several fellowships to Undergraduate and Graduate students in the areas of Teaching, Foreign Affairs (for those aiming for a job in the US Department of State Foreign Service), Conservation, Women & Gender, and Religion & Ethics.

Dependent upon the fellowship one is applying for. Please see the website for specific details.


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