The Office of International Programs maintains information on study abroad scholarship opportunities, both internal and external. While this resource attempts to capture many of the primary study abroad scholarships that exist, it is certainly not exhaustive so you may find other opportunities out there, as well!
The Office of International Programs is pleased to offer study abroad candidates a variety of scholarship opportunities. Please review the details of each scholarship carefully to determine if you meet the qualifications or if you need to submit a separate application.
Students must complete an application for the following scholarships.
Students who are approved to study abroad through the Office of International Programs are “automatically” considered for the following scholarships. No separate application is required.
- The A. Nye Bemis Memorial Scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in 1983 by family and friends of A. Nye Bemis for his service and contribution to the University community as the Director of Professional Development and International Exchange, as well as, his time as a faculty member in Education. The scholarship is awarded to a USM student for the purpose of cultural enrichment when abroad.
- The Kenneth T.H. Dena A. Brooks International Scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in 1983 by family, friends and associates in memory of Dena A. Brooks, wife of Kenneth Brooks, former president at Gorham State College and the University of Southern Maine at Gorham. The scholarship is awarded to a USM student for study abroad.
- The Robert L. Woodbury International Scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in 1998 by Robert L. Woodbury, his friends and colleagues. Mr. Woodbury served the University of Southern Maine as president from 1979 to 1986 and the University System as chancellor from 1986 to 1993. The scholarship is awarded to a USM student who will be studying abroad.
Boren Awards to promote study abroad & language acquisition in countries considered critical to US national security
Gilman Scholarships for Pell Grant recipients. Preference is given to candidates studying outside of Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
Marshall Scholarships for students seeking a graduate degree in the UK
Bridging Scholarships for study in Japan
Butex scholarships for study in the UK
Critical Language Scholarship Program to fully fund intensive summer language programs
Diversity Abroad Scholarships for students with either demonstrated financial need or a diverse background
Fund for Education Abroad offers a scholarship for students from New England, general scholarships for studying abroad four weeks or more, scholarships for study in Vietnam, and scholarships for LGBT students.