Scholarships are available to help you afford your study abroad experience. Please schedule an advising appointment with a Tulane study abroad advisor or peer advisor if you need further assistance searching or applying for scholarships. We highly recommend that students book an appointment with a writing coach at Tulane's Academic Writing Center to gain assistance with scholarship essay writing and editing.
OSA scholarships are available for:
- Africa region/diaspora (open to all students)
- Students studying in foreign language (open to all students)
- Need-based and EDI scholarship funds (open to students of high financial need with preference for students of underrepresented groups)
Additional funding may be available through study abroad program providers, Tulane academic departments, and other external sources.
OSA Scholarship Information
Question: How do I apply for OSA Scholarships?
Students must check "yes" to the question asking if they would like to be considered for scholarships within the Tulane study abroad application. In addition, students must type a paragraph about how studying abroad will support their personal and/or professional goals. There is a box to type a paragraph in the Tulane study abroad application.
Question: What academic terms are eligible for OSA scholarships?
Answer: Students applying to study abroad during thr fall/spring semester, summer, or academic year are eligible to apply.
Q: What are the eligibility requirements to be considered for an OSA Scholarship?
A: Students who have high financial need, are in an underrepresented group in study abroad, are studying abroad in regions that are uncommonly selected by study abroad participants, or will take courses in a foreign language abroad will be prioritized to receive scholarships.
Underrepresented groups in study abroad include, but aren't limited to:
- Ethnic minority students, i.e. Black/African-American, Native American, and Latinx/Hispanic
- Disabled students, i.e. an invisible disability such as a chronic illness or a physical disability
- LGBTQ+ students
Regions that are uncommonly selected by study abroad participants:
- Latin America
- South and Southeast Asia, such as India, China, and Thailand
- the Middle East
Q: What can OSA Scholarships cover?
A: OSA scholarships can be used for housing, meals, transportation abroad, airfare, visa fees, passport fees, and cost of living expenses abroad.
Q: How much will I receive if I am awarded an OSA Scholarship?
A: Scholarship awards vary on a case by case basis, and average at $2,500.
Students should also research funding opportunities available through their program or host university abroad. Many program providers (CIEE, CET, IFSA, SIT, IES, Middlebury, Temple, DIS, etc.) may offer internal scholarships, flight grants, or Federal Pell grant matching to qualified applicants. You can research available funding options on the website of your program or host university.
External scholarships are scholarships offered by entities that are NOT AFFILIATED with Tulane University and thus, Tulane doesn't have influence nor input in selecting scholarship recipients for these awards.
Financial need-based External Scholarships:
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
- Students must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient
- Applying for a credit-bearing program in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System, or is on the list of approved Travel Advisory Level 3 countries/areas
- Application Deadlines: October 6, 2022 and March 7, 2023
- Award Amount: up to $5,000 or up to $8,000 for students studying a critical need language while abroad
- Students applying for the Gilman Scholarship are encouraged to book an appointment with the Office of Fellowship Advising, as this is a nationally competitive scholarship.
Students who are studying abroad during spring, summer, or fall semesters may apply.
Region-Specific External Scholarships:
- Boren Awards
- Eligibility: Students must be planning to study abroad in a country OUTSIDE OF Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
- Award Amount: varies, $8,000-$25,000 depending on program length
- Students applying for Boren Awards are encouraged to book an appointment with the Office of Fellowship Advising, as this is a nationally competitive scholarship.
1) Diverse International Women of Color (D.I.W.C.) Scholarship
- Eligibility: Applicants must be a woman of color, including but not limited to: Black/African-American, Native American, Hispanic/Latina and Asian; accepted into a spring 2023 study abroad program or internship, and have a 2.7+ GPA.
- Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
- Award Amount: D.I.W.C will award (2) $500 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to an In-Person Spring 2023 Study Abroad Program.
If you're applying for a summer study abroad or internship program, then visit the website again on March 1, 2023 to access D.I.W.C.'s summer study abroad application.
2) Ced in the City Scholars
- Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American/Black students who are registered for a 2023 spring program.
- Application Deadline: November 24, 2022
- Award Amount: $5,000, awarded annually.
3) beGirl.World Scholarship
- Eligibility: Applicants must be female-identifying, 18+ years-old, and accepted into a study abroad program at the time of application.
- Application Deadline: August 2022
- Check beGirl.World's website periodically for their next application cycle and follow beGirl.Word on Instagram for updates. This scholarship is awarded annually.
- Eligibility: Applicants must have applied or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by their college or university.
- Award Amount: $1,000 toward study abroad and a travel backpack
- Click here to apply for the Spring 2023 application cycle.
Tulane departments on campus may also offer grants or scholarships for study abroad programs or research abroad. This is by no means a conclusive list, but here are some ideas of departments to check with regarding potential funding for study abroad:
Newcomb-Tulane College Academic Enrichment Grants (cannot be used for tuition)