In addition to the Financial Aid you typically receive from F&M, you may be eligible for additional scholarships. Below is a list of potential scholarships for summer, semester, and academic year off-campus study programs. The sources listed here are not exhaustive but do offer a wide range of scholarship possibilities. Many scholarships have early deadlines, so be sure to start early and plan accordingly. Consult your Off-Campus Study Advisor for guidance and more information.
Please note that any outside scholarship must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid at Franklin & Marshall and may change the amount of aid you receive from the College.
Program Provider ScholarshipsThere are often scholarships available through your selected program, which may require a separate application and have an earlier deadline. Don't see your program listed below? Ask your program directly or your F&M OCS Advisor.
F&M Summer Travel Awards
Franklin & Marshall offers a number of summer travel awards for students participating in study abroad programs or volunteer programs, or conducting independent research. The International & Off-Campus Study (IOCS) faculty committee administers the awards. Read the award descriptions for more information about eligibility. The maximum amount for an award is $3000.
There are also F&M Departmental Summer Travel Awards, administered by the awarding F&M academic department.
Gilman International Scholarships
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers grants of $1,000 - $5,000 for U.S. citizens receiving federal Pell Grant funding. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
Boren Awards, 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.
Students must apply well in advance of their intended off-campus study term. Students will work with Dean Sue Mennicke regarding the application process and must submit materials to Dean Mennicke no later than January 10 of the previous year. Application materials will then be reviewed by an F&M faculty committee.
Critical Language ScholarshipsThe U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education, and Cultural Affairs offer full funding for the study of languages deemed critical. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad during the summer studying one of 15 critical languages. Meet with the Office of International Programs staff to begin the process of exploring credit transfer for a program. Applications for summer are due the prior November.
Diversity Abroad Funding & ResourcesDiversity Abroad provides a searchable database of funding opportunities, organized by academic status, region, country, subject, and diversity criteria.
Fund for Education AbroadThe Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to underrepresented students and those with a demonstrated financial need.