Scholarship Opportunities & Resources
*Please note that if you are the recipient of one of the following scholarships, or another outside scholarship, you need to communicate your award with the Financial Aid Office. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org upon receipt.
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 America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.
The national deadline for Boren Scholarships 2020-2021 application is Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5 pm EST.
CIEE Scholarships & Grants
CIEE is the second-step program provider for LC programs in Chile, Dominican Republic, Russia, Spain: Alicante, and South Korea - they offer merit and need based scholarships and grants. Click here to explore their options and see which ones you may be eligible for.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
College Year in Athens (CYA) is the second-step provider for our Greece: Athens & Lesbos program. CYA offers several scholarships for students who participate in their programs, and Lewis & Clark students on the Greece program are eligible to apply! Please visit their website for more information.
Deadline: April 1st and October 30th
Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation Scholarship
In cooperation with the Fund for Education Abroad, the Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation is offering scholarships for American students to study abroad in the United Kingdom. Scholarships will be available for programs in the summer and fall of 2020, and the 2020-2021 academic year. Awards for full-year trips will be made up to $10,000, semester-long trips up to $5,000, and summer trips up to $3,750.
Deadline: TBD. Applications open on November 11, 2019.
Dinah Dodds Endowment
The Dinah Dodds Endowment for International Education provides grants to students to allow them to conduct research on a Lewis & Clark overseas program and extend their study abroad experience. The fund also provides faculty grants to enhance specific programs—for example, by covering unbudgeted equipment or technology, seminars, and other educational resources.
Deadline: October 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Please email Blythe Knott at email@example.com for more information.
Diversity Abroad Scholarship Database
Diversity Abroad offers multiple scholarships for students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds in the field of study abroad. Visit their database for more information regarding opportunities and deadlines.
Emma Hamel Munich Scholarship
As one of our oldest programs, Year of Study in Munich has been an extremely impactful program for hundreds of Lewis & Clark students for over fifty years. The Emma Hamel Munich Scholarship will allow future German Studies majors to fund their experience abroad. We hope to award the scholarship to students who show as much dedication, passion, and excitement about the program as Emma did. More information about how to apply will be posted soon.
To donate to the fund, please click here for a pledge form.
FIE is the second-step program provider for the London: Music and Dublin: Psychology programs. They offer a few scholarships each semester - follow this link to read about FIE-sponsored scholarships.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.
Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Full-Year 2020-2021 Application Deadline: TBD
The Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad has multiple scholarship opportunities available to students. By submitting one application, the Fund will automatically consider you for all of their scholarships, including general and dedicated funds.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Deadline: Student Deadline for submission for Spring 2020 programs will be announced in mid-August.
Please be aware that the application deadline is in Central Time and take into consideration the applicable time difference as you prepare to submit your application.
|mid-January 2019||Online application opens for Fall 2019/AY 2019-2020 study abroad programs and internships.|
|March 5, 2019||Student Deadline for submission of online application, including transcript(s). Must submit application by 11:59pm Central Time.|
|March 12, 2019||Advisor Deadline for submission of online Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor section.|
|April/May 2019||Complete Applications are processed and distributed to selection panels for review.|
|May 2019||All Applicants are notified of the status of their application via email. Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisors will be notified of scholarship recipients via email. A list of the recipients will be available on the Gilman website.|
|June 2019||Scholarship recipients must accept/decline their award and submit required documentation.|
The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a subset of the larger Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, and is open to students who are child dependents of active duty service members, and who also receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Awarded students may earn up to $5,000.
The deadline for programs beginning December 2019 - October 2020 is October 1, 2019.
The deadline for programs beginning May 2020 - April 2021 is March 3, 2020.
GoAbroad Scholarships and Database
GoAbroad is an excellent, comprehensive resource for any student seeking to travel abroad. For information about scholarships, grants, traveling abroad, and additional opportunities, visit their website via the link to the right.
Hostelling International USA
HI USA will be giving away nearly one hundred $2,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must be between 18-30 years old, be a US citizen (or Green Card holder), and demonstrate financial need. Check out their website for more details regarding eligibility requirements, the selection process, and application materials.
Deadline: TBA 2019
IES Abroad Scholarship Database
IES Abroad offers scholarship and financial aid opportunities to all of their programs—including Lewis & Clark’s France: Paris and France: Strasbourg overseas programs. Additionally, IES’ website provides information on outside scholarships and funding opportunities.
NAFSA Scholarship Database
NAFSA, or the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, offers an extensive scholarship database for students seeking to study abroad. Visit their website to learn more about their featured opportunities.
Oregon Consular Corps International Studies Scholarship
The Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship Fund awards eight scholarships to students at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Lewis & Clark College. Applicants must intend to enroll in at least eight credit hours of international coursework, must be accepted into the International Studies major, and must be of Junior class standing.
The Rainbow Scholarship grants awards up to $10,000 for students in the LGBTQ+ community who are seeking to study abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA students, and must study for a minimum of 4 weeks in a foreign country.
The SAAB grant program funds student research initiatives and other academic expenses via a board of student representatives from each academic discipline.
Check out this research guide made by Keith Morency - a participant on the Japan: Mt. Fuji and Vietnam program!
Deadlines are TBD. Please contact Harold McNaron for more information.
The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation
This scholarship was created in memory of Ashley Conroy, a young woman who has a passion for travel and cultural exchange. This scholarship totals $3,000 and is based on merit, financial need, and a personal essay.
Applications for Spring semester due October 1st
Applications for next Fall semester due June 1st
Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships
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.
If you will be studying in Japan in Spring 2020, please submit your application in August or September; the deadline for submitting applications will be October 10, 2019.
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
Tortuga Backpacks offers a $1,000 scholarship and a free backpack to the winner of their bi-annual scholarship! Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing, and have applied or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit.
Applications for the Fall 2019 Scholarship are due May 20, 2019. Winners will be announced on June 5, 2019.
Applications for the Spring 2020 Scholarship are due December 20, 2019. Winners will be announced on January 5, 2020.