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Center for Global Education Scholarships
(available to Rutgers University students only):


Competitive scholarships awarded to limited amount of applicants per semester by the Center for Global Education.  Students are advised to apply to many scholarships from different funding sources to ensure the highest chance of funding, and not to base the decision to study abroad on receiving these scholarships.
  • Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  Award amounts vary by year but are usually in the range of $1000 to $3000 each for semester programs and $500 to $1500 for summer programs.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
  • Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during fall/spring/academic year.  These $1,000-4,000 scholarships are intended to support the diversification of students who study abroad.  Diversity is defined broadly to include ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, and students with a history of overcoming adversity based upon group identification or affiliation. Scholarship recipients are required to develop a follow up service project to be completed upon their return.  The project should focus on ways to promote diversity in international education on campus or in the community.  A project proposal must be submitted with the application. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
  • International Service Learning Program Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in International Service Learning programs.  These programs currently include:
    • Argentina - Language Education in Argentina
    • Brazil - Brazilian Health and Healthcare (Camden)
    • China - Social Welfare Systems*
    • Cuba - Public Health and Wellness
    • Dominican Republic - Research in Action
    • Ghana - Women's Rights and Community Development
    • Greece - Engaging with Greece in Transition
    • Mexico - Culture and Community Health
    • Romania - Investing in Children and Families Across the Life Cycle*
    • Senegal - Youth (Performing) Artists and Community Development
    • Thailand - Global Health and Service Learning
    • Turkey - Empowering Turkish Women Farmers
*NOTE: Only students applying for the extended Service Learning option in China and Romania are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to apply.  Recipients are required to complete one ISL Outreach Project upon the completion of their program.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance. 


Douglass Residential College Students

Douglass Residential College also offers scholarships to Douglass students planning on studying abroad through a Rutgers-sponsored program in the fall semester, spring semester, summer or for the entire academic year.  If you are a Douglass student in good academic standing wishing to pursue studies internationally, please visit the DRC website to learn more about funding opportunities.  If you have questions about Douglass scholarships please contact Lauren Zielinski, Director of Scholarships and Housing, at

  • Phi Sigma Iota Merit Scholarship- This scholarship is to be awarded to undergraduate members of Phi Sigma Iota based on merit (overall cumulative average, average in foreign languages taken at Rutgers, and level of study achieved).  For more information please visit the Phi Sigma Iota website.
School for Environmental and Biological Sciences Students
  • International Summer Scholarships- Available to SEBS students only.  For more information please visit the department's scholarships web page.
School of Arts and Sciences Students
  • For information on SAS scholarships for Rutgers SAS students please contact Dean Muffin Lord.
Newark Students
  • Adriana and Rafael Garcia Memorial Fund- Available to Newark students with a major or minor in Spanish. This award is for a semester, year, or summer abroad. For more information please contact Dr. Asela Laguna, Conklin Hall rm. 440-441.

History Majors
  • Michele S. Hirshman Scholarship- awarded annually to full-time Rutgers undergraduate history majors to help support the cost of tuition for a Rutgers study abroad program. It may be used for a summer, semester, or year-long program. To be eligible, students must be History majors and must enroll in a Rutgers study abroad program that includes at least one History course, as well as receive some form of financial aid.  The awards will range from $500 to $3,000.  Interested students should contact Johanna Schoen, Undergraduate Director in the Department of History.
Art History Students
  • Rutgers Art History Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students attending the summer Art History in Paris or Art History in Rome program.  Scholarships of approximately $2000 each will be awarded with priority given to art history majors and/or minors.  There is no application necessary for this award.

  • Rutgers in the Dominican Republic- Three, one-time scholarships available to study abroad students participating in any of our CIEE Dominican Republic study abroad programs. One scholarship awarded per program in the amount of $500. For more information please contact the Center for Global Education.
  • Study in Israel- Offers financial support for undergraduate study or research at an accredited Israeli university.  For more information please visit the Study in Israel website.
  • Modern Greek Studies Public Service Scholarship - Available to Rutgers students participating in the “Engaging with Greece in Transition” program, with priority for students who are declared minors in the Rutgers Modern Greek Studies program.
  • Japan Comparative Politics Program - All Rutgers students who are accepted into the Summer 2013 Japan program are eligible to apply for merit and need-based scholarships through the Political Science department.
  • Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies - The Institute of Hungarian Studies (IHS) is pleased to announce the first annual Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies. Through the generous support of the Louis Horvath Endowment, the IHS offers $2000 travel and research fellowships to support outstanding Rutgers undergraduates who want to study abroad in Hungary or pursue an independent research project in any aspect of Hungarian studies.  Application details can be found here.
  • Max Kade Foundation Scholarship - In coordination with the Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education, the Max Kade Foundation is offering up to two scholarships per year of $5,000.00 each to undergraduate students enrolled in the Rutgers Center for Global Education programs in Berlin.  More information can be found here.
  • Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship - Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.  More information can be found on the Rutgers China Office website.