The Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers and Rutgers administrative offices, schools, and departments offer competitive scholarship opportunities to students wishing to study abroad. Scholarship awards typically range from $500 to $5,000.

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Rutgers: Merit Scholarship ($500–$750)
Merit scholarships take into consideration your motivations and selection of their program. To compete for this scholarship, you must submit a short essay explaining how the study abraod program you’ve chosen will help advance your specific interests and goals—which can be either academic or persona. The essay should focus on the study abroad program itself, and not just the country or city of study.

Typical award amount: $500–$750 for both semester and short-term programs.


Rutgers: Financial Need Scholarship ($750–2,000)
This scholarship is for students with demonstrated financial need, as well as additional circumstances that may limit resources for your study abroad experience. You must show that you have researched funding opportunities and estimates of your total overall expenses for the program.

Typical award amount: $1,000–$2,000 for semester programs; $750–$1,500 for short-term programs.


Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor’s Scholarship: Service-Learning Abroad ($1,000–2,500)
This scholarship, initiated by the Rutgers–New Brunswick chancellor, aims to assist Rutgers students whose study abroad programs have a service-based component.

Typical award amount: $1,000-$2,500 for summer service-learning abroad programs.


Rutgers Douglass Residential College Scholarship
This study abroad scholarship is available to DRC students in good academic standing. For more information on criteria and award amounts, visit the DRC website or contact Merylou Rodriquez, director or scholarships and housing at merylou.rodriquez@echo.rutgers.edu.


Rutgers School of Biological and Environmental Sciences (SEBS) Scholarships
This study abroad scholarship is available to SEBS students only. For more information on criteria and award amounts, please visit the SEBS international programs scholarship page.


Rutgers School of Engineering (SOE) Scholarship ($500–$1,000)
This study abroad scholarship is for engineering students studying abroad in the fall or spring semesters who wish to defray travel costs. For more information, contact assistant dean Robert Ciervo at robert.ciervo@rutgers.edu.

Typical award amount: $500–$1,000 for semester programs.

Open to Specific Majors or Fields of Interest +

Rutgers in the Dominican Republic ($500)
We offer three one-time scholarships to study abroad in one of the three of our
CIEE Dominican Republic programs. Contact us at ru_abroad@global.rutgers.edu for more information or to apply.

Typical award amount: $500
 

Michele S. Hirshman Scholarship: Rutgers History Majors ($500–3,000)
This scholarship is awarded annually to full-time Rutgers undergraduate history majors for a summer, semester, or year-long study abroad program. To be eligible, you must receive some form of financial aid and must enroll in a study abroad program. For more information on criteria and award amounts, contact Department of History undergraduate administrator Anuja Riveria at
arivera@history.rutgers.edu.

Typical award amount: $500–$3,000 for summer, semester, or year-long program.
 

Rutgers Art History Scholarship: Summer Art History in Paris ($2,000)
This scholarship is available to all Rutgers students attending the six-credit summer program,
Art History in Paris. Priority is given to you if you are an art history major or minor. There is no application necessary for this award. Contact us at ru_abroad@global.rutgers.edu for more information.

Typical award amount: $2,000 for summer Art History in Paris program.
 

Rutgers Art History Scholarship: Summer Art History in Rome ($2,000)
This scholarship is available to all Rutgers students attending the summer
Art History in Rome program. Priority is given to you if you are an art history major or minor. There is no application necessary for this award. Contact us at ru_abroad@global.rutgers.edu for more information.

Typical award amount: $2,000 for summer Art History in Rome program.
 

Max Kade Foundation Scholarship ($5,000)
In coordination with the Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education, the Max Kade Foundation offers up to two scholarships per year of $5,000.00 each to undergraduate students enrolled in study abroad programs in Berlin. More information can be found
here.
 

Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship: China
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 are 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
here.
 

Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Scholarship: National Security or Intelligence Students
The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (IEPHS) offers scholarships on a competitive basis for students interested in studying abroad to advance a career in national security or intelligence. The scholarship is available to all Rutgers students studying on summer, fall, or academic year programs through the Center for Global Education. Students must be U.S. Citizens to apply. For more information on criteria and award amounts, or to apply, visit the
IEPHS website.
 

Rutgers 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.
 

Rutgers Study in Israel: Jewish Studies Majors/Minor
The Department of Jewish Studies offers scholarships to Jewish studies majors and minors who wish to study abroad at an accredited Israeli university. For more information on criteria or how to apply, visit the Study in Israel website.