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UMD Education Abroad Fund

We administer partial scholarships through the UMD Education Abroad (EA) Fund to assist degree-seeking undergraduate UMD students with the cost of attending approved and credit-bearing study abroad programs. The UMD EA Fund is made up of several scholarships that each have their own eligibility requirements and award amounts, but the application process is the same. If you have any questions about scholarships and funding study abroad, feel free to make an appointment with your EA advisor.

How to apply:

  1. Start an application for a study abroad program in MyEA
  2. Click on the UMD Education Abroad Fund link under the "Required Forms" section of your application
  3. Check that the deadline for the scholarship has not passed and complete the form
  4. Complete the rest of your program application by the program due date

You will be considered for a scholarship based on your responses in the form, your academic record, your financial aid status, and your study abroad program information. Applying to this scholarship has no bearing on your study abroad program application. Awards post to your UMD account approximately 10 days before the start of the term in which you study abroad.

Term Application Deadline Notification Date
Summer, Fall, Full Year February 15 March 11
Freshman Programs (Destination and Terrapin Take Off ) April 15 April 29
Winter, Spring, Spring Break September 24 October 11

Details on each of the scholarships within the UMD Education Abroad Fund are listed below.

UMD Education Abroad Fund - General Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and are funded through our office and the support of generous donors, including the Kendall family and the David Family. You may be awarded up to $750 for winter, spring break, and summer term programs, up to $1,500 for semester programs, and up to $2,000 for year programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • have a completed FAFSA on file

UMD Education Abroad Fund - Freshman Programs Scholarship
 These scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. You may be awarded up to $1,000 for Terrapin Take Off programs and up to $1,500 for Destination programs. To be considered for an Education Abroad-administered scholarship, you must be an incoming UMD freshman.

UMD Education Abroad Fund - Exchange Scholarship
If you are accepted to an Exchange program, you will be considered for an automatic award of $1,000. To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
  • not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, TAES, etc.)

If you have a completed FAFSA on file and wish to be considered for need based aid in addition to the automatic award, complete the EA fund form by the deadline.​

UMD Education Abroad Fund - ARHU Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • be an ARHU major
  • have a 3.5+ GPA (for merit award)
  • have a 2.6+ GPA (for need-based award)

UMD Education Abroad Fund - BSOS Scholarship

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • be an BSOS major
  • have a 3.0+ GPA (for need-based award)

UMD Education Abroad Fund - USAC Scholarship
This scholarship awards up to $1,000 for short-term programs, up to $1,500 for semester programs, and up to $2,000 for full year programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • have a completed FAFSA on file
  • complete an application for a UMD approved USAC program

UMD Education Abroad Fund - Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) Scholarship
This is a partial scholarship for students accepted to an MSEC program. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • have a completed FAFSA on file only if you wish to be considered for additional need-based aid

UMD Education Abroad Fund - NIAF Pellegri Program Classics Scholarships
Both need and merit awards are available for students applying to the Italy Classics summer and winter programs. Preference will be given to Classics majors and those who indicate an intent to register for CLAS289A in the spring semester. To be eligible for the need-based award, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • have a completed FAFSA on file
  • complete an application for the Italy Classics summer or winter program

To be eligible for a merit-based award, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • complete an application for the Italy Classics summer or winter program
  • have a 3.5 GPA or higher

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National Scholarships

If you are interested in pursuing a national scholarship, make an appointment with the National Scholarships Office (NSO).

Gilman International Scholarship

One valuable national scholarship opportunity for study abroad applicants is the Gilman International Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to study abroad students. To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship you must:

  •   be a US  Citizen and a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  •   be receiving a Federal Pell Grant either at the time of application or during the term of your study abroad program or internship
  •   be studying or interning abroad for at least 21 days in one country (multi-country programs are eligible provided there is a minimum stay of 21 consecutive days in one country)
  •   be studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list

Fill out the NSO interest form or Email gilman@umd.edu for more information and for assistance with your application.

Other National Scholarships

For information about other national scholarship opportunities for study abroad, please contact the National Scholarships Office at scholarships@umd.edu or use the links below to explore your options:

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

General Scholarships

Program or Location Specific Scholarships

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