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UMD Education Abroad Scholarship

We administer partial scholarships through the UMD Education Abroad (EA) Scholarship to assist degree-seeking undergraduate and Master's UMD students with the cost of attending approved and credit-bearing study abroad programs. The UMD EA Scholarship 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 Scholarship 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.

Term Application Deadline Notification Date
Summer, Fall, Full Year March 1 March 13
Freshman Programs (Destination & 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 Scholarship are listed below.

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - 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 $1,200 for winter, spring break, and summer term programs, up to $2,000 for semester programs, and up to $4,000 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 Scholarship - Mather Family International Travel Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded through the generous support of Dr. Ian Mather. Dr. Mather wants to support students traveling outside North America for the first time who also have financial need. 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
  • be traveling outside North America for the first time
  • have a completed FAFSA on file

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - Mimi Kuriyama fellowship fund
The Mimi Kuriyama Fellowship Fund was established in 1996 as a tribute to Mrs. Masako "Mimi" Kuriyama and her exemplary lifework, alongside her husband, His Excellency, the former Ambassador of Japan, Takakazu Kuriyama, to promote international understanding between Japan and the United States. You may be awarded up to $1,200 for winter, spring break, and summer term programs, up to $2,000 for semester programs, and up to $4,000 for year programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • be studying at a Japanese university
  • have a completed FAFSA on file
  • preference given to education majors, though all majors are eligible

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - 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 Scholarship - 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 Scholarship - Maryland-in Italy Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. You may be awarded up to $500 for summer programs, $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
  • be participating in Maryland-in-Perugia, Maryland-in-Rome, or Maryland-in-Florence
  • preference given to fall semester program participants
  • preference given to first-generation college students, veterans, and students who identify as racial or ethnic minorities

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - Maryland-in Nice Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to applicants on the Maryland-in-Nice program. You may be awarded up to $1,000 for a semester program. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • be participating in the Maryland-in-Nice program
  • preference given to in-state residents
  • preference given to students who have not previously studied abroad

Scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a 1-2 minute video blog on "what studying abroad in Nice means to me" at the end of their time abroad.

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

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

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - 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 Scholarship – SIT Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship provides $3,000 for semester programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
  • Applies to non-Europe semester-length programs only
  • have a completed FAFSA (link is external)on file
  • complete an application for a UMD approved SIT Study Abroad program
  • Awards based on financial need. Preference given to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, specifically first generation college students and minorities.

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - 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

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - Global Communities Scholarship 
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. You may be awarded up to $1,000 for summer, winter, spring break and semester programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be enrolled in the Global Communities (GC) Living-Learning program
  • have maintained a C- or above grade in all GC courses
  • study abroad to complete the GC Global Experience requirement 
  • have a completed FAFSA on file 

UMD Education Abroad Scholarship - Graduate Scholarship for Short-term Programs 
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and are funded by our office and the support of generous community donors. You may be awarded up to $500 for UMD short-term, faculty-led programs during the winter, spring break, and summer terms. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a current degree-seeking graduate UMD student (Master’s-level only)
  • have a completed FAFSA on file (include any tuition-remission and assistantship funding to answer the questions on the scholarship application)study abroad to complete the GC Global Experience requirement 

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UMD Education Abroad Flight Voucher

Designed to address a significant study abroad financial cost, the Flight Voucher covers the cost of flights for a student’s study abroad program up to $2000. In order to be eligible, faculty and staff must nominate students with a letter of endorsement. To be eligible for the Voucher, students must: 

  • have an expressed interest in study abroad 
  • be an undergraduate student who has not previously studied abroad in college
  • ​​be in good academic standing of 2.5 or higher
  • demonstrate high financial need
  • identify with social identities that are underrepresented in study abroad
  • Special consideration is given to students who meet the above criteria and who are actively engaged in one or more of the following:
    • College Success Scholars 
    • Black Make Initiative
    • MCNAIR Scholars
    • Academic Achievement Program
    • Incentive Awards Program

Education Abroad accepts Flight Voucher Nominations each year between August 15th and December 1st. Submit a nomination.

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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

Receive a guaranteed $1,000 scholarship when you apply for a Gilman award via the National Scholarship Office (NSO). You must have a completed Gilman application by the deadline, and have worked with NSO to be eligible for this Education Abroad scholarship.

The Gilman International Scholarship is a valuable national scholarship opportunity for study abroad applicants. Students receive awards up to $5,000 to study abroad. 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 or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State's Travel Advisory System

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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