Scholarship Opportunities & Resources
Lewis & Clark Scholarships
Sue Ellen Markey and James W. Boyd Grant for Overseas Study
This grant offers financial assistance (in the form of a credit to the student’s account) to students who may need help off-setting any additional costs associated with participating in their overseas program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all of the funds have been allocated for the year. Please contact Blythe Knott (email@example.com) with any questions.
Deadline: Funds for Fall 2021 programs have been awarded. Applications for Spring 2022 programs will be evaluated in early October of 2021.
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. Please email Blythe Knott (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Deadline: October 15, 2021 by 4 pm PST for Fall 2021 programs.
The SAAB grant program funds student research initiatives and other academic expenses via a board of student representatives from each academic discipline. Visit their page for detailed information about the different grants available, and to find application instructions and deadlines. Contact the SAAB Director of Grants at email@example.com with questions.
To learn more about additional Lewis & Clark-specific scholarship opportunities check out the Academics Awards & Fellowships website, or browse the AAF database.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $25,000 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, visit the Eligible Programs page.
Deadline: February 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion summer 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.
Deadline: The application deadline for Summer 2021 CLS programs is now closed. The application process for Summer 2022 programs will begin in Fall 2021.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards 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. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.
Blythe Knott, Director of Overseas & Off-Campus Programs
Deadline: October 5, 2021 by 11:59 pm PST for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Academic Year 2022-2023 programs
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.
Scholarship Advisor: Blythe Knott, Director of Overseas & Off-Campus Programs
Deadline: July 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm PST for Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, and Spring 2022 programs
GoAbroad Scholarship Database
The GoAbroad scholarship database 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.
The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation
This scholarship was created in memory of Ashley Conroy, a young woman who had a passion for travel and cultural exchange. The scholarship awards $4,000 to recipients, and scholars are chosen based on merit, financial need, and a personal essay.
Deadline: October 1, 2021 (for Spring) and June 1, 2022 (for Fall); no scholarships will be awarded for Fall 2021
Hostelling International USA
HI USA gives away nearly one hundred $2,000 scholarships each 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.
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.
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.
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 declared as International Affairs majors, and must be of Junior class standing or higher. Visit the Oregon Consular Corps website for more information about the scholarship, and how to apply.
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. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.
CIEE Scholarships & Grants
CIEE is the host organization for our programs in Santiago, Chile, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Seoul, South Korea. CIEE offers merit and need-based scholarships and grants. If you are interested in any of these programs, visit the CIEE Scholarship page to to explore their options and identify the awards for which you may be eligible.
College Year in Athens (CYA) is the host organization for our Greece: Athens & Lesbos program. CYA offers several scholarships for students who participate in their programs, and Lewis & Clark students who have been accepted to the Greece program are eligible to apply. Please visit their website for more information.
Deadline: May 1, 2022
FIE is the host organization for the London: Fine Arts and Ireland: Social Sciences programs. They offer a few scholarships each semester - visit their website to learn more about the opportunities available to FIE students.
IES Abroad Scholarship Database
IES Abroad offers scholarship and financial aid opportunities to students on all of their programs—including our France: Paris and Germany: Berlin programs. Additionally, the IES website provides information on outside scholarships and funding opportunities.
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.
Deadline: March 30, 2021 for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, and Spring 2022 programs
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.
Please note that if you are the recipient of one of these scholarships, or another outside scholarship, you need to communicate your award with the Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).