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To view international programs scholarship opportunities, please click on the headings below.

To all students: Our goal at International Programs is to help you go abroad. That manifests in several ways, including these scholarship opportunities. We do not want financial challenges to be a reason that stops you from thinking about or applying to attend one of our programs. Please apply for any of these scholarships, and please contact us if you have any more issues. We want to do our best to serve you and assist you in studying abroad with us.

International Programs Scholarships

Apply for the International Programs Scholarship by the Priority Deadline - September 26, 2016, at NOON.  If you scholarship application and your program application are received by the Priority Deadline, you will be notified regarding both by October 21st (Regular Decision Day). After this date, scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis until all scholarship funds have been awarded.

Scholarships are primarily need-based and require one online recommendation from a Pepperdine employee (faculty or staff), which must also be completed by the Priority Deadline. Applications can be found at the following application website (https://goo.gl/forms/SAbXr5NBypQkPmUt2). Faculty/staff recommendations can be completed at the following recommendation website (https://goo.gl/forms/uzi0PNCDMOAWyiG73). Please note: If you are new to Pepperdine, feel free to use an outside professional recommender.

We have set aside scholarship money particularly for transfer students, athletes, and first-generation college students. This will be noted in your application process.

To access the scholarship application, you must first log out of your personal Google account and log in to your Google Pepperdine account. Find out more about G Suite apps and your Pepperdine Google Account by visiting Information Technology's G Suite website.

You will be notified via e-mail if you are granted a scholarship, and likewise if you are not granted a scholarship. If you are not accepted into your program of application, you will not be eligible. For students that have applied by the priority deadline, this notification will come the same day as your notification regarding your application status.

Scholarships for the semester typically range from $500 - $2500. 

Scholarships for the summer typically range from $250 - $1000.

Many factors are considered in awarding scholarships.

Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International 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. This scholarship would apply to all academic year international programs (not summer). Over 700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded. For further information, please visit the Gilman International Scholarship's official website.

Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement

Students who apply for and receive the Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad 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. This scholarship applies only to those studying Chinese in the Shanghai, China program. Students must first apply to the Gilman International Scholarship above to be considered for this scholarship.

David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarship

Founded by the National Security Education Program, this scholarship is guided by a mission that seeks to lead in development of the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security. Recipients incur a service requirement which is fulfilled by working in the federal government for one year following completion of the undergraduate degree. This scholarship applies to the following programs: Argentina (year or semester) or China. You can earn up to $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for the academic year. This application will be reviewed by a campus committee. For more information, visit the Boren Awards official website.

The German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship (DAAD)

Each year this program supports approximately 50-60 U.S. and Canadian undergraduate students. They hope to help these students reach their academic goals while building important and lasting bonds of friendship between their countries and introducing them to the benefits of the German higher education system. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany from four to ten months. The Undergraduate Scholarship Committee will not review freshman applicants unless they prove that they have sophomore standing. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The final application deadline is January 31, 2017. For detailed program information, visit the DAAD's official website.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. Winners of the Tortuga Backpacks Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad and a Tortuga Travel Backpack. Tortuga Backpacks Scholarship Website. Visit the Tortuga Backpacks official website.

The Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is committed to increasing opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. Scholarships are $5,000 per semester or $10,000 for the year and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study. FEA gives priority to underrepresented students (including but not limited to minorities, students planning to study in non-traditional destinations and community college students).

Unlike many other scholarship programs, FEA asks scholars to apply one year in advance of their academic abroad year. Therefore the current application is for students looking to study abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year or during summer 2018. For more information, visit the FEA website.

Online Scholarship Directory for Study Abroad Funding

IIE (Institute of International Education) is pleased to announce a new online directory, www.StudyAbroadFunding.org, developed in partnership with Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (EDU). This new resource will feature detailed information on hundreds of scholarships, grants, and fellowships available for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and post-doctoral research outside of the United States. The funding opportunities can be searched by host country, field of study, and sponsoring organization.

FlipKey (by TripAdvisor) Study Abroad $1,000.00 Scholarship

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