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Hampshire Exchange Programs
Students pay the same tuition fees that they would if they were enrolled at Hampshire for the semester. Room, board, and other fees vary by program; refer to program-specific pages for more details. Passport, visas, airfare, and spending money are the responsibility of the student. Travel stipends may be awarded by GEO to offset student costs. The majority of a student's financial aid package applies to participation in Hampshire Exchange. More details for financial aid students who enroll in a Hampshire Exchange program are available from the financial aid office.
Students are responsible for a field study fee equivalent to one-third of a Hampshire semester's tuition, plus the cost of the program of interest. Financial aid in the form of Hampshire grants is applicable to the field study fee, but cannot be used to cover outside program fees. All other aid (state, federal, and/or private) is transferable, but students should check with their programs of interest for details regarding what types of financial aid the programs are able to accept. For more information, see the Field Study Information/Application Packet (available in CASA) and the financial aid office.
> Check out Financing a Semester or Year Abroad (pdf) for resources and tips on financial planning!
Short-Term Field Courses
Costs vary per program. See Short-Term Field Courses for information on courses currently being offered. Students who receive financial aid from Hampshire College are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the global education office to offset program costs. Awards vary from year to year and are dependent on the number of applicants and the amount of aid available. Eligibility for financial assistance does not guarantee that aid will be awarded. Please indicate your eligibility and desire to apply on your application form.
> Check out Financing a Short-Term Field Course (pdf) for resources and tips on financial planning!
FUNDING STUDY ABROAD: SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
You may be surprised at how cost-effective a semester or year abroad can be. Read more about Financial Aid For Study Abroad
Hampshire's CORC offers an extensive list of Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships, including Hampshire funding for outside study or internships.
Search Engines for Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants
A funding directory featuring study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
Diversity Abroad Scholarships/Grants
DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. See their website for a list of scholarships offered for minority students, first generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities. For information on additional study abroad funding sources, visit their Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant Search.
Scholarships Abroad: Scholarship and Financial Aid Programs Search
GoAbroad.com offers a detailed scholarships abroad search engine.
Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships, and Internships for International Students (pdf)
A financial aid resource guide developed by GEO ambassadors. Financial aid programs for citizens of specific countries, organized by continent.
Individual Study Abroad Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
The Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarship Award
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2 year or 4 year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Award recipients receive up to $5,000. Sponsored by: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Administered by Institute of International Education (IIE).
Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 "Critical Need Language" Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.
Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. 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. Note that NSEP grants have a service obligation.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships
The Fund for Education Abroad in committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial resitrictions. FEA offers a general scholarship with award amounts up to $10,000, as well as, two dedicated scholarships. The Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5,000 to a GLBT student who aims to study abroad, and the Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a love for Vietnam and a desire to give back to the world community.
GO Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to all current or aspiring study abroad students. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation provides the largest single U.S. scholarship program for study abroad. Scholarships are available for all levels of study, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate as well as to alums and professionals. Generally not for use with study abroad programs sponsored by U.S. institutions. Recipients can also use the award to conduct research abroad. Application possible only through local Rotary Clubs. Deadlines (locally determined) may be as much as one and one-half years in advance. Website provides scholarship information and lists Rotary Clubs worldwide.
General Federation of Women's Clubs Massachusetts International Scholarship
International Study Abroad scholarship of up to $800 to residents of Massachusetts for summer, semester, or year programs.
The Glimpse Correspondents Program
For talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of her or his home country for at least 10 weeks. Selected students receive a $600 stipend, support from professional editors, career training in writing and photography, and guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org and Matador Network.
The Bridging Scholarship
The Bridging Scholarship program awards scholarships to American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
LIVFund is excited to offer its scholarship in 21 countries including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.The scholarship competition is open to anyone who meets the eligibility conditions and needs help covering program or living abroad expenses.
DAAD Scholarship Database
Find information on various types of funding for study in Germany (offered by DAAD and other funding organizations).
BUTEX is pleased to offer scholarships (U.S.$1,000) for students currently registered at an institution in the U.S.A. or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a U.K. university that is a member of BUTEX. Hampshire's partners Goldsmiths College and University of Edinburgh are both members.
Whitaker International Undergraduate Program for U.S. Students
The Whitaker International Program, administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), is launching the Whitaker International Undergraduate Program for students enrolled in an undergraduate biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program. The application will be made available on January 15, 2012, for the first round of grants, which will be for fall/academic year 2012-13.
Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Grant Program
These new grants support innovative programs that offer international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and health profession students who are from health-disparities populations and/or who are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical, or behavioral health research career fields.
Links to organizations, resources, and scholarships that support academic advancement for underrepresented groups.
National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA's International Partnerships Office has on its site the full text of "World Arts: A Guide to International Exchange."
The Fund for International Service Learning
A non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students enrolled in or applying to international service-learning programs. FISL offers a scholarship in the amount of $500 that can be used for any aspect of the trip such as travel expenses, tuition, visas, clothing, and special equipment.
The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Student applicants design a proposal to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO: using education; natural sciences; social and human sciences; culture; and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college students who express an interest in international collaboration but have not yet been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
International Education Finance Corporation
Corporation specializes in loans for study abroad.
My Travel Bug Fellowship
My Travel Bug, Inc. is a non-profit organization promoting the educational benefits of international travel. They offer travel fellowships for U.S. citizens financially unable to travel. These fellowships provide stipends to top-quality writers for trips overseas for 1, 2, or 3 months. All U.S. citizens over the age of 16, regardless of race, gender, or religion, may apply for a Travel Bug Fellowship. Winning fellows are required to write travelogues and take pictures of their trips. These stories, pictures, and videos are published on our website for the benefit of our readers.
For graduate level research grants and fellowships, including the U.S. Fulbright Program and more, check out Post-Grad Opportunties.
College Board Scholarship Search
Use this online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.
This service provides a free customized list of financial aid sources including private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
The Financial Aid Information Page
Links to scholarship searches and comprehensive listing of financial aid information.
Michigan State University
Grants and related resources.
Petersons.com: Financing Education
Search portal for scholarship, aid, student loan, and awards information.
The Guide to Federal Student Aid
The Department of Education publishes a yearly guide to the eligibility requirements of various federal aid programs.
Database of private foundations.
GennaRose Nethercott 09F was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study theater and creative writing on Hampshire Exchange in Scotland during the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Edinburgh.
Amber Haggerty 09F received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2012 semester to study modernization and social change in Jordan while on field study through SIT Study Abroad.
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