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The Center for Global Engagement works with various UNG departments, faculty, staff, and donors to make international experiences a possibility for UNG students. Throughout the years, many UNG students have been awarded scholarships to apply toward their international experiences.

Use the categories here to determine which scholarship may fit your needs and eligibility.


UNG students were awarded 56 nationally competitive scholarships and institutional scholarships for education abroad in 2017-2018.

Scholarships by Type

Name Country/Region Amount Eligibility

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

East or Southeast Asia Varies
  • Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese Language study
  • Previous language experience
  • US Citizen
  • Full time, fully year language study
  • Graduated with undergraduate degree by start of grant

Boren Fellowships

Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East up to $24,000
  • US Citizen
  • Location of study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Matriculated in or applying to graduate degree
  • Interest in national security
  • Program promotes linguistic and cultural immersion

Boren Scholarships

Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

8 week Summer STEM student - $8,000

Semester - $10,000
6-12 months - $20,000

  • US Citizen
  • Location of study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Matriculated in undergraduate degree
  • Interest in National Security
  • Program promotes linguistic and cultural immersion
Critical Language Scholarship Varies – fully funded
  • US citizen
  • Enrolled in undergraduate degree
  • Language study in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • Programs specific to scholarship
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Taiwan Varies
  • U.S. citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • Accepted to study mandarin at an accredited center or university in Taiwan
The Language Flagship China/Taiwan Varies
  • Must be accepted into The Language Flagship Program at UNG
  • Must participate in Flagship-approved program
Name Country/Region Amount Eligibility

Hope Scholarship


Phi Kappa Phi

  • Attend Institution with Phi Kappa Phi Chapter (UNG is eligible)
  • 3.75+ GPA
  • Program must begin between May 2019 and June 2020
  • Must have applied to or been accepted to a study abroad program

Honors Study Abroad Scholarship

Varies Varies
  • Current Honors Program Student
  • UNG Undergraduate 
  • 3.2+ GPA
Financial Need
Name Country/Region Amount Eligibility

Freeman Asia

East Asia $3,000-$7,000
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Verifiable financial need
  • Undergraduates
  • 2.8+ GPA
  • Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Program 8 weeks+

Fund for Education Abroad

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduates
  • Receive credit for program
  • Requires a minimum of 4 weeks of study

Gilman Scholarship

Up to $5,000

Additional $3,000 for critical language

  • US Citizen
  • Pell Grant Recipient
  • Undergraduates
  • Academic good standing
  • Applied to or accepted to program
  • Program 3 weeks+
  • Certain restrictions on State Department Travel Advisories

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

  • Female
  • GA Resident or surrounding states
  • Full time student
  • Verified financial need
  • Christian affiliation
UNG Parents & Family Association Study Abroad Scholarship Varies
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Dahlonega Campus student
  • Full-time student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Limited additional sources of study abroad funding
Name Country/Region Amount Eligibility


  • CIEE programs only
  • Need-based (Pell Recipients guaranteed GAIN grant)
  • Merit-based
  • Minority-based
Columbus Guarani Scholarship Italy Varies
  • John Cabot Applicants only
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • At least 25% Italian Descent
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate Financial need
ISA Varies
ISEP Varies
  • ISEP programs only
  • Need-based
  • Merit-based
  • Location-based
  • Subject-based
Name Country/Region Amount Eligibility

Crupi Cultural and Language Scholarship

  • Cadets only
  • 2.7+ GPA

Project GO

Varies – fully funded
  • Cadets only
  • Critical language study: Arabic, Chinese, Russian and others
Name Country/Region Amount Eligibility

Bridging Scholarship

Japan $2,500 - 4,000
  • Undergraduate
  • Semester or Academic Year study in Japan
  • Must earn credit
DAAD Scholarship Germany $900-$1400
  • 3-4 week program in Germany
  • Other requirements vary
German International Parliamentary Scholarships Germany Varies
  • US citizen
  • Graduated with undergraduate degree
  • Working knowledge of German language
  • Under 30 years old

This list of scholarships by no means exhausts the scholarships available to you. Please review the NAFSA database and scholarship list for additional resources. 

The Institute for International Education also manages grants, scholarships, and fellowships to help with funding education abroad programs.

Didn’t find a scholarship which fits your background? Visit the Diversity Abroad Scholarship Database.

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