Baylor offers one in-house scholarship (The Glennis McCrary Goodrich International Scholarship) and promotes various other private scholarships to assist students financially for their time abroad. Please see the links below for more information regarding each scholarship. Please note that many of these scholarships do not apply to Mission trip participants since they are not receiving course credit for their international experience.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This program offers a competition for study abroad awards for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. This scholarship seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need and encourages students underrepresented in study abroad to apply. The awards for semester or academic year study abroad programs are up to $5,000.
Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) was established in 2006. Founders Cynthia Banks and Shelia Houston knew firsthand the value of study abroad and international perspective and understood that very few (less than 2%) of American college students studied abroad. Their vision was to open doors for as many college students as possible to have international study opportunities and become globally minded citizens. FGS awards scholarships to US citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000.
British Council: Education UK
Provides support for students to study in Britain, including a searchable database of scholarships.
Open to U.S. students engaging in a study abroad program during the next academic year at a university in the United Kingdom. Awards of $1000 are given to those who are chosen.
Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes
The CLS Program provides fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Chinese, Persian or Russian) for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.
Freeman Asia Program
The Freeman-ASIA Program, generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program.
The Fulbright Grant is awarded annually to graduating seniors, young professionals, artists, and graduate students to study in over 140 countries. Most Fulbright Grants are given for academic programs, but some are available for work in the creative and performing arts or for the teaching of English in secondary schools. Applicants must in most cases be proficient enough in a language of the host country to communicate with the people and carry out the proposed study. Baylor has three Fulbright winners for 2006, five in 2007, two in 2008 and six in 2009. Read the Fulbright U. S. Student Programs extensive resources on-line at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html and then contact Professor Elizabeth Vardaman, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, for more information.
German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD
With more than 60,000 scholarships granted each year, DAAD claims that it is the largest academic exchange organization in the world. This service offers several scholarship programs, including one for highly qualified undergraduate students for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Glennis McCrary Goodrich International Scholarship
Competitive scholarships for study abroad, available to Baylor students based on merit and need. Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student and a US citizen. Awards may be as large as $3,000 for a summer program or $6,000 for a semester program.
Guide to Online Schools Scholarship
This scholarships gives awards to students based on creativity and analytical thinking. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States only, who are at least 16 years of age and who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution in the United States.
Institute of Turkish Studies
Provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students for participation in study abroad and research programs in Turkey. The maximum undergraduate grant is $10,000.
At least 40 Marshall Scholarships will awarded in 2005. They are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, mostly at graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree.
National Security Education Program: BOREN AWARDS
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.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Offers its members the opportunity to apply for the Scholar Abroad Program. This program funds two $5,000 awards and one $2,500 award each year. One award is made for each fall, spring and summer term.
Phi Beta Kappa and University Scholars Endowed International Scholarship
Given to a Baylor University Scholar major who displays significant financial need and excellent academic credentials. The scholarship, approximately $500 depending on available funds, will be awarded once per academic year.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships are extraordinary opportunities and provide funds for students to study abroad the year after graduation from college (or beyond). A student may apply for the Rotary during the spring of the junior year. Therefore, if a student is looking for a chance to study in the country of his or her dreams the year following graduation from Baylor, this is definitely a scholarship to be considered.
Baylor students may apply for the Rotary Ambassadorial from their hometowns or through the Waco Rotary Club. Each Rotary sets its own timeframe and due dates for these applications. Interested students should contact the Rotary in or near their hometown if they prefer to apply for this scholarship from home.
For Waco Rotary Applications: The completed preliminary application must be received by the Waco Rotary Office by its TBA deadline. Last year that deadline was March 1, but it is subject to change. Contact the Rotary office at 776-2115 for details. Waco Rotary Ambassadorial applications are available in February each year in the Student Lounge of the Honors College, 203 Morrison Hall or in Burleson Hall, room 110.
For Houston Area Rotary Applications: please see District 5890 deadline information on-line on the District 5890 website at http://www.clubrunner.ca/dprg/DxHome/_home.aspx?did=5890 For more information on the Houston district and for an application for Houston area, please contact your local Houston area Rotary Club, or Rotary District 5890 Scholarship Chairman: Bill Barmore (phone 281-484-6633) or by e-mail at email@example.com)
For further information about national and international merit scholarships, see Baylor's website: http://www.baylor.edu/SCHOLARSHIPS/
Study Abroad Scholarship Databases
USC Center for Global Education
A collection of resources available for students planning a trip abroad.
A database of sources and tips on obtaining financial aid for your time abroad.
A searchable, continuously updated database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
The International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarships and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad.
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.