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Scholarships

There are several scholarships open to Broward College students who want to study abroad, including two scholarship opportunities offered through the Greene International Education Institute.

When applying for a scholarship, please carefully review the eligibility requirements and the application procedures. The deadlines to apply for the scholarships usually falls 6 months to a year prior to the start of the study abroad program so early application is encouraged.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of study abroad scholarships; there are numerous opportunities available. This list is just a starting point.

 Jessica Maiz, the Fall 2013 recipient of the

William E. Greene Scholarship to study abroad!

Jessica Maiz Picture Final.jpg

Dr. David Moore, Associate Vice-President for International Education, and Jessica Maiz, the recipient of the William E. Greene Scholarship for the Fall 2013 semester. Jessica will be studying abroad at Broward College's partner school, the International College of Seville!

Click here to watch as Jessica learns she is selected as the scholarship recipient!

Study abroad scholarships offered BY Broward College

William E. Greene Scholarship for SEMESTER study abroad
This is a full scholarship that will be awarded each semester to one student who wishes to study abroad at one of Broward’s study abroad centers. Currently, there are three such locations:
 
1. Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) in Lima or Cusco, Peru.
www.international.usil.edu.pe
2. International College of Seville (ICS) in Seville, Spain.
www.ics-seville.org
3. Broward College of Ecuador (BCE) in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
www.browardecuador.com
 
Students who apply for the scholarship will be asked to indicate their preference of one the locations by specifying their first, second and third choice, and why they have made this selection.  

To be considered for the scholarship, please download and complete BOTH the WEGS Application and Guidelines and submit with supporting materials to the Greene International Education Institute.

The application deadline is Friday, April 18th by 4pm.
  Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be considered.

WEGSApplication.pdfWEGS Application
WEGSGuidelines.pdfWEGS Guidelines

View former WEGS Recipients:Wegs-Scholarship-Recipients.pdfWEGS Recipients 2006 - 2014
Summer Scholarship to Study Abroad (SSSA) for SUMMER study abroad
The Summer Scholarship to Study Abroad (SSSA) is a partial scholarship designed to help students with financial need defray the cost of participating in a BC-sponsored Summer 2014 study abroad program.

To be considered for the Summer Scholarship, a student must:
 
  1. Show proof of a minimum GPA of 2.5 and completion of twelve credit hours in 1000 - and/or 2000 - level courses.
  2. Be a degree-seeking student at Broward College
  3. Be ENC 1101 eligible.
  4. Obtain one letter of recommendation from a faculty member typed on Broward College letterhead, submitted along with the Application.
  5. Attach unofficial BC transcript to the Application.
  6. Write a 500-word essay about how participation in a study abroad program would benefit your academic, professional or personal goals.  Please include in your essay the rationale for your program choice. The essay should discuss aspirations, future plans and any other pertinent information the student wishes for the International Education Committee to consider.  Attach this essay to the Application. 
  7. File for federal financial aid in order to receive maximum funding for expenses in a study abroad program.  Although not a firm requirement, as our resources are severely limited, if you are currently receiving or eligible to receive federal or state financial aid you should plan to apply this aid toward your study abroad expenses.  You should request no more assistance than is absolutely necessary, and never more than one-third of the total program cost.  Please be as honest as you can when completing the Estimated Expenses worksheet that is included in the Application.
  8. Obtain a valid passport valid through the end of the study abroad program.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, verify your legal status to travel outside the U.S. BC-sponsored study abroad programs do not verify, obtain or guarantee applicants permission to travel outside the U.S.
  9. Pay the initial deposit for the program in which you wish to participate. A copy of the deposit (check) must be submitted along with the application.   For students participating in faculty-led study abroad programs, applications submitted without a copy of the deposit will not be considered.  (Please note this is not required for BC-sponsored longer-term summer programs such as in Spain, Peru, Germany, or India through CCIS.)
  10. If awarded, students are required to participate in an activity that will promote study abroad opportunities. If the student will be resuming their studies at Broward College upon their return from the study abroad program, they will be required to conduct a short presentation about their experience in four classrooms. The International Education Office will assist the student in arranging these presentations. If the student will not be returning to Broward upon return from the program, alternate activities may include writing an article for the Observer, creating a video or writing a testimonial about their study abroad experience.

To be considered for the scholarship, please download the application and submit with supporting materials to the Greene International Education Institute.

The application deadline is
Friday, March 14, 2014 by 4 PM.  Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be considered.

Application for Summer 2014 SSSA: SummerScholarshiptoStudyAbroad.pdfSummer Scholarship to Study Abroad.pdf

Vietnam Study Abroad Scholarships

Broward College's International Center at the Vietnamese - American Training College, Ho Chi Minh City will be offering twenty study abroad scholarships to students interested in studying abroad in Vietnam!

For more information and to request a scholarship application, please contact:

 

Discover Vietnam with Broward College International Center Contacts:

Nguyen Quang Anh Chuong, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students
Broward College Vietnam International Center at VATC
182 Le Dai Hanh, District 11, HCMC, Vietnam
Cell: (084) 903 325 710
Email: chuong.nguyen.qa@browardcollege.edu.vn
____________________________________
 
Ethan Moore, M.A.
Broward College Program Director
Broward College Vietnam International Center
VATC
182 Le Dai Hanh, District 11, HCMC, Vietnam
Cell: (084) 903 583 082

Email:ethan.moore@browardcollege.edu.vn

Study abroad scholarships offered OUTSIDE of Broward College
CCIS Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a consortium under which Broward College coordinates the CCIS programs in Spain, Germany and Peru.

Eligibility is restricted to students from CCIS member schools planning to attend a CCIS program (applies to ALL program locations). Scholarships will only be awarded to students with no previous collegiate-level study abroad experience.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need to their home study abroad office. In addition, applicants must demonstrate distinction or recognition in either scholarship, leadership, or service to their campus or the wider community (preferably all three). CCIS offers both summer and semester scholarships:

Award Amount:

Summer: $500

Semester: $1000

Application Deadlines:

Summer: April 15

Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: November 15​

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations. The aim of the scholarship is to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, students must be a U.S. citizen, be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:
 
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
* United States citizen
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
* Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
* Receiving academic credit
* Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
 
Application Procedure

Students must create an account using the Gilman website and complete an online application. In the application, students must write a Statement of Purpose and create a Follow-Up Project as to how they will promote study abroad and the Gilman Scholarship on their home campus if they are awarded. A Project Proposal must be included in the Gilman Application. The Follow-Up Project must then be completed within six months of the students return from their study abroad program. There are examples of Follow-Up Projects on the Gilman website.

Application Deadlines

The Summer & Fall 2014 and Academic Year scholarship application deadline is March 4th, 2014 by 11:59pm (Central Time).

Scholarship Awards
Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.
 
Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to, and an understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States. From 2001 to 2009, Freeman-ASIA supported more than 4,000 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia. This scholarship is open to students who wish to study abroad for a summer or semester. ​

David L. Boren Scholarship

The David L. Boren Scholarship provides 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 and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. Boren scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities.​

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.​

Institute for International Education (IIE)

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.​

William E. Greene Scholarship for SEMESTER study abroad
This is a full scholarship that will be awarded each semester to one student who wishes to study abroad at one of Broward’s study abroad centers. Currently, there are three such locations:
 
1. Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) in Lima or Cusco, Peru.
www.international.usil.edu.pe
2. International College of Seville (ICS) in Seville, Spain.
www.ics-seville.org
3. Broward College of Ecuador (BCE) in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
www.browardecuador.com
 
Students who apply for the scholarship will be asked to indicate their preference of one the locations by specifying their first, second and third choice, and why they have made this selection.  

To be considered for the scholarship, please download and complete BOTH the WEGS Application and Guidelines and submit with supporting materials to the Greene International Education Institute.

The application deadline is Friday, April 18th by 4pm.
  Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be considered.

WEGSApplication.pdfWEGS Application
WEGSGuidelines.pdfWEGS Guidelines

View former WEGS Recipients:Wegs-Scholarship-Recipients.pdfWEGS Recipients 2006 - 2014
Summer Scholarship to Study Abroad (SSSA) for SUMMER study abroad
The Summer Scholarship to Study Abroad (SSSA) is a partial scholarship designed to help students with financial need defray the cost of participating in a BC-sponsored Summer 2014 study abroad program.

To be considered for the Summer Scholarship, a student must:
 
  1. Show proof of a minimum GPA of 2.5 and completion of twelve credit hours in 1000 - and/or 2000 - level courses.
  2. Be a degree-seeking student at Broward College
  3. Be ENC 1101 eligible.
  4. Obtain one letter of recommendation from a faculty member typed on Broward College letterhead, submitted along with the Application.
  5. Attach unofficial BC transcript to the Application.
  6. Write a 500-word essay about how participation in a study abroad program would benefit your academic, professional or personal goals.  Please include in your essay the rationale for your program choice. The essay should discuss aspirations, future plans and any other pertinent information the student wishes for the International Education Committee to consider.  Attach this essay to the Application. 
  7. File for federal financial aid in order to receive maximum funding for expenses in a study abroad program.  Although not a firm requirement, as our resources are severely limited, if you are currently receiving or eligible to receive federal or state financial aid you should plan to apply this aid toward your study abroad expenses.  You should request no more assistance than is absolutely necessary, and never more than one-third of the total program cost.  Please be as honest as you can when completing the Estimated Expenses worksheet that is included in the Application.
  8. Obtain a valid passport valid through the end of the study abroad program.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, verify your legal status to travel outside the U.S. BC-sponsored study abroad programs do not verify, obtain or guarantee applicants permission to travel outside the U.S.
  9. Pay the initial deposit for the program in which you wish to participate. A copy of the deposit (check) must be submitted along with the application.   For students participating in faculty-led study abroad programs, applications submitted without a copy of the deposit will not be considered.  (Please note this is not required for BC-sponsored longer-term summer programs such as in Spain, Peru, Germany, or India through CCIS.)
  10. If awarded, students are required to participate in an activity that will promote study abroad opportunities. If the student will be resuming their studies at Broward College upon their return from the study abroad program, they will be required to conduct a short presentation about their experience in four classrooms. The International Education Office will assist the student in arranging these presentations. If the student will not be returning to Broward upon return from the program, alternate activities may include writing an article for the Observer, creating a video or writing a testimonial about their study abroad experience.

To be considered for the scholarship, please download the application and submit with supporting materials to the Greene International Education Institute.

The application deadline is
Friday, March 14, 2014 by 4 PM.  Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be considered.

Application for Summer 2014 SSSA: SummerScholarshiptoStudyAbroad.pdfSummer Scholarship to Study Abroad.pdf

Vietnam Study Abroad Scholarships

Broward College's International Center at the Vietnamese - American Training College, Ho Chi Minh City will be offering twenty study abroad scholarships to students interested in studying abroad in Vietnam!

For more information and to request a scholarship application, please contact:

 

Discover Vietnam with Broward College International Center Contacts:

Nguyen Quang Anh Chuong, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students
Broward College Vietnam International Center at VATC
182 Le Dai Hanh, District 11, HCMC, Vietnam
Cell: (084) 903 325 710
Email: chuong.nguyen.qa@browardcollege.edu.vn
____________________________________
 
Ethan Moore, M.A.
Broward College Program Director
Broward College Vietnam International Center
VATC
182 Le Dai Hanh, District 11, HCMC, Vietnam
Cell: (084) 903 583 082

Email:ethan.moore@browardcollege.edu.vn

CCIS Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a consortium under which Broward College coordinates the CCIS programs in Spain, Germany and Peru.

Eligibility is restricted to students from CCIS member schools planning to attend a CCIS program (applies to ALL program locations). Scholarships will only be awarded to students with no previous collegiate-level study abroad experience.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need to their home study abroad office. In addition, applicants must demonstrate distinction or recognition in either scholarship, leadership, or service to their campus or the wider community (preferably all three). CCIS offers both summer and semester scholarships:

Award Amount:

Summer: $500

Semester: $1000

Application Deadlines:

Summer: April 15

Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: November 15​

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations. The aim of the scholarship is to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, students must be a U.S. citizen, be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:
 
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
* United States citizen
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
* Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
* Receiving academic credit
* Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
 
Application Procedure

Students must create an account using the Gilman website and complete an online application. In the application, students must write a Statement of Purpose and create a Follow-Up Project as to how they will promote study abroad and the Gilman Scholarship on their home campus if they are awarded. A Project Proposal must be included in the Gilman Application. The Follow-Up Project must then be completed within six months of the students return from their study abroad program. There are examples of Follow-Up Projects on the Gilman website.

Application Deadlines

The Summer & Fall 2014 and Academic Year scholarship application deadline is March 4th, 2014 by 11:59pm (Central Time).

Scholarship Awards
Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.
 
Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to, and an understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States. From 2001 to 2009, Freeman-ASIA supported more than 4,000 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia. This scholarship is open to students who wish to study abroad for a summer or semester. ​

David L. Boren Scholarship

The David L. Boren Scholarship provides 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 and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. Boren scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities.​

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.​

Institute for International Education (IIE)

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.​

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