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Scholarships

University of North Georgia (UNG) students can use their federal and state financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship, for study abroad. We encourage all of our students to set up an appointment with the UNG Financial Aid Office to discuss their financial needs. There are also several other sources to fund your study abroad experience. The key is to plan ahead and research all the different study abroad scholarships available.

Scholarship Opportunities

NameArea/CountryAmountAdditional Information
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) China $10,000 The Educational Office, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, in Washington DC, has approved the Chinese Government Scholarship awards for US undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities.
Annette Kade Scholarship Austria, France, French Antilles, Germany, Reunion Island or Switzerland $500 - 1,000 You are eligible for this scholarship if you are a student at one of our U.S. member institutions and are planning to study in French or German.

These scholarships are meant to help you get more involved in your chosen host culture through immersion and interaction and are especially intended for students who show a sincere desire to learn new languages and demonstrate a financial need.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships East or Southeast Asia The Blakemore Foundation supports Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for an academic year of advanced language study abroad for college graduates using an East or Southeast Asian language (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer and Burmese) in their careers. The Foundation also supports the Blakemore Refresher Grants that provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.
Boren Fellowships Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East up to $24,000 Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Boren Scholarships Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East Summer Program - $8,000 (for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)

Semester - $10,000

6-12 months - $20,000
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Bridging Scholarship Program Japan $2,500 - 4,000 The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.
Critical Language Scholarship varies This program offers scholarships for intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. All program costs are covered for participants.
CGE Nighthawks Abroad Scholarships The Center for Global Engagement has received funding to support students whose home campus is Gainesville, Oconee, or Cumming in their study abroad endeavors. Hall County residents will be given stronger consideration.
Crupi Cultural and Language Scholarship varies The Crupi Scholarship was founded by Dr. Jim and Faye Crupi in 2008 in an effort to support University of North Georgia (UNG) Cadets in the areas of foreign language immersion, study abroad, and international internships. In addition to developing Cadets in the aforementioned areas, the Crupi Scholarship expands participant’s knowledge of one or more of the following sectors: federal and state institutions, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and public or private global business corporations. The knowledge obtained should support Professional Military Education (PME) and academic curriculum requirements. The Crupi scholarship is only available to Cadets enrolled at UNG. Cadets must be participating in a University of North Georgia sanctioned study abroad program or international internship to be eligible. For more information, contact the Center for Global Engagement
DAAD Scholarships Germany approximately €850 This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.

Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks. The scholarship is approximately €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. Accommodations are arranged by the host institution. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy of €300-450.
Freeman-ASIA East of Southeast Asia $3,000 - 7,000 Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships to undergraduate students to help fund study programs in East and Southeast Asia for which they will receive academic credit back on the U.S. home campus. Award amounts range from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. Students must demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible for the program. Priority will be given to students with limited or no previous experience in Asia. As a condition of the award, upon their return to the U.S., students must promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for students to participate in education abroad programs through the provision of grants and scholarships. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need, study in a non-traditional destination, and study the language of the host country (other than English).
German International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) Germany In collaboration with Berlin’s three major universities, the German Bundestag offers the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to politically active and dedicated young college graduates who wish to play an important role in shaping the future of their countries. The IPS program enables participants to gain first-hand knowledge of Germany’s parliamentary system and political decision-making during a 5-month work placement with a Member of the German Parliament. Participants will also have the chance to enroll in university classes during the summer semester, spending a total of five months in the German capital. This program is open to university graduates who are US citizens and have a very good knowledge of the German language. Candidates should also be familiar with the basic features of the German governmental system.
Gilman Scholarship up to $5,000 This program is for students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients only. The Gilman program awards scholarships of up to $5,000 for students participating in a study abroad program with a duration of at least 28 days in one country. There is also an extra $3,000 award for students who are studying critical languages. Students going on Summer programs do not qualify.
Hope Scholarship Students attending a UNG program will be able to apply for the HOPE scholarship towards the tuition portion of the program cost. In order to do this the students needs to set up an appointment with the UNG Financial Aid Office and complete the appropriate forms.
Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society, is sponsoring a Study Abroad Grant competition. The program is designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. This grant is offered to students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher and participating in a study abroad program.
ProjectGo Project GO provides scholarship funds to ROTC Cadets who wish to study a critical language during their college career. Scholarships are available for both domestic and study abroad programs. Project GO’s goal is to help ROTC students achieve at least an intermediate level of language proficiency by the time they graduate college. Project GO is sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education. Current list of approved programs
STA Travel Scholarship $500 Two $500 scholarships from STA Travel are available each academic year to ISEP students whose home university is located in the USA for roundtrip travel from the United States to their program destination.
STARS Scholarship $500 STARS is a scholarship/work study program funded by the individual colleges of the University of North Georgia, and the application is open to all students who have been accepted and committed into an approved Study Abroad program through the CGE. Once you are accepted, you may apply for STARS by visiting the STARS Application Pagenew window and clicking “Apply Now.” Students may be selected as a scholarship recipient or to participate in a work study program to earn funds toward Study Abroad opportunities. Award amounts for both the scholarship and the work study program are $500. If you have questions about the STARS scholarship, talk with your study abroad advisor!

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