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Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant Resources

Information is subject to change. Please see scholarship websites for further information.

APSU Scholarships

There are APSU scholarships that may be applicable to APSU Study-Abroad and Exchange Programs. For more information, scholarship descriptions, and deadlines go to

Global Learning Travel Grant

The Office of International Education at Austin Peay State University prepares students to be knowledgeable about the world, experienced with intercultural communication, and equipped with an international skill set necessary to support our future community needs in an increasingly international society. The Global Learning Travel Grant may be awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements

  • Full-time main-campus student who has paid the program service fee either for the spring semester or fall semester preceding the study-abroad or exchange program he/she has applied for.  Part-time main-campus students who have paid the program service fee are eligible at a pro-rated amount.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full semester at APSU, have a record of enrollment, and a G.P.A. on file
  • No history of formal student code of conduct violations.
  • Not currently on academic probation or suspension. Minimum GPA requirement: 2.5


  • Applicants for winter short-term study-abroad programs must apply by Oct. 15.
  • Applicants for spring exchange programs must apply by Oct. 15.
  • Applicants for Spring Break programs must apply by Dec. 15.
  • Applicants for summer short-term study-abroad must apply by March 1.
  • Applicants for fall exchange programs must apply by May 1.
  • Late applicants will NOT be considered for awards.

Please go to this link to apply for the Global Learning travel Grant

The QEP HIP Study Abroad Travel Grant

This travel grant is available through the Learning Opportunity Center and their support for the APSU High Impact Practices (HIP). For elegibility requirements and to apply please go to the QEP HIP Study Abroad Travel Grant application. 

Browder Family Scholarship Endowment in European Studies

The Browder Family Scholarship Endowment in European Studies was established by Dr. Dewey Browder, retired chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of History and Philosophy. For elegibility requirements and to apply please go to APSU Scholarships and choose general. 

Sue Ann Nash Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship was stablished in memory of Sue Ann Nash. The APSU Study Abroad Scholarship at APSU Study Abroad Selection Committee shall choose the recipients from the applicant pool in Academic Works in accordance with University Policy. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Veteran's Service Organization
  • GPA 3.0
  • Used for any study abroad travel except to Spain
  • Active campus community involvement
To apply please go to Scholarship.

Foreign Languages Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Students must submit the study abroad online application on or before the stablished deadline date. Scholarship recipients must be fully accepted into an APSU sponsored study abroad program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full semester at APSU, have record of enrollment, and a G.P.A on file (2.5 minimum).
  • No history of formal student code of conduct violations.
  • Not currently on academic probation or suspension. 
To apply please go to Scholarship.

Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Study-Abroad Scholarship

(Summer Programs Only)

The Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club supports The Rotary Foundation's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace by establishing a study-abroad scholarship for qualified Austin Peay State University students.

The goals of the scholarship are to:

  • Increase awareness of and respect for cultural differences by sending APSU students to study in a different country and integrate their experiences into community enrichment programs.
  • Encourage students to dedicate their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life for the people of their home community and country.
  • Develop leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community.
  • Foster a lifelong association between Rotary and its scholarship recipients.

The scholarship award is a maximum of $1,000 per year and it will only be awarded to one student.

Eligibility requirements

  • Student must have a strong academic background and have achieved at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
  • Student must submit a letter detailing his/her reasons for studying abroad and the plan to use the study-abroad experience for the betterment of local and world-wide communities.
  • Student must also present a resume listing any leadership experience, community-service activities, special recognitions, and achievements.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not already participated in a study-abroad experience.


  • Apply by March 1.

Please go to this link to apply for the Sunrise Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship and forward your application to:

Office of International Education
Box 4485
Clarksville, TN 37044
Harned Hall, Room 127

Clarksville Sunrise Rotary campus contact: 

Mike Dunn
Box 4646
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7391
Communication, MX 242 


Scholarship for Specific Programs

CCSA Storyteller Scholarship

Only students participating in a CCSA study abroad program are eligible to apply to the CCSA Storyteller Scholarship

Kyungpook National University Fellowship*

Due to the APSU student exchange agreement with KNU, students can apply for a KNU fellowship which covers housing and meal plan fees of about $1000 per semester. Contact the coordinator for the Korea Exchange Program for details and further assistance.

Korea Exchange Program Coordinator:

Dr. Kathy Lee-Heuston
Box 4446
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7554
Office: Music/Mass Communication Bldg, Room 141

Université d’Orléans Exchange Program*

This program provides a $100 scholarship for each semester you participate in the exchange program. Contact the coordinator for details and further assistance.

Université d’Orléans Exchange Program Coordinator:

Dr. Karen Sorenson
Box 4487
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-6246
Harned Hall, Room 142

National Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship*

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students studying critical-need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement program.

Eligibility requirements

  • Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates who are in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study-abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying abroad for at least 28 days in one country.
  • Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 28 consecutive days.
  • The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.
  • The applicant is studying in the fall, spring, summer, or academic year terms including winter inter-sessions.

Boren Scholarships*

Boren Scholarships American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. Scholarships, up to $20,000, are available to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.

Note: Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. Learn about this special STEM initiative.

Eligibility requirements

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • A high school graduate, or has earned a GED, and is matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • A student who has applied to a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards.
  • A student who plans to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before he/she graduates.

For more scholarship information and additional specific requirements, including lists of approved countries, languages and programs of studies, please see

Application and on-campus interview must be completed at least 10 days before scholarship deadline. Contact the Office of International Education for an interview appointment or for more information.

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State*

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. See website for more information.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant, but will not have a doctorate degree as of application date.

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA is committed to increasing the 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.

Phi Kappa Phi Society Study-Abroad Grant*

This grant is designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Applications should be submitted online on or before the deadlines. To obtain and submit a Study Abroad Application Packet, go to and complete the application. Late materials will NOT be considered.

Eligibility requirements and deadlines at

  • Grant is open to all (members and non-members) undergraduates in all fields of study.
  • Applicant should have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.75.
  • Applicant must participate in a study-abroad program.
  • Applicant must have two semesters remaining at APSU.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to apply.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship*

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. See Web site for further details and to apply.

Sigma Delta Pi Scholarship Pi Nu Members to Study-Abroad in Spanish-Speaking Countries*

Sigma Delta Pi – Pi Nu, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society, provides scholarships for its members to study in Spanish-speaking countries. Contact the Sigma Delta Pi advisers for details and further assistance.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an active (elected) member of Sigma Delta Pi.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student as a Spanish major or minor, at least junior standing, and with a superior academic record.
  • Must have earned grades in at least 12 semester hours of Spanish courses.
  • Must be nominated in writing by the chapter adviser.

Sigma Delta Pi adviser:

Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Aviles
P.O. Box 4487
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7855
Harned Hall, Room 104

Sigma Delta Pi

Scholarship by Country


Embassy of France Teaching Assistantship Program*

The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the Embassy of France offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools as well as in various French teaching colleges –the "Instituts universitaires de formation des maîtres (IUFM)". This is a truly unique opportunity for young American citizens to not only gain valuable teaching experience but also spend between 6-9 months in France or in one of its overseas departments ("DOM"). It thus facilitates the mastery of the French language through linguistic immersion while allowing, at the same time, for a privileged insight into contemporary France.

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Chateaubriand Fellowship*

Scholarships for research in France on French literature, cinema, the humanities, the arts, history, philosophy, political sciences. It also offers scholarships for research in science and technology to conduct research in a French laboratory.

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture*

$10,000 Fellowship for the study of French language, literature and culture. Requires a six-month visit to France for research purposes.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship*

The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternatively in the fields of Greek and French. The $20,000 award is to be used to support the scholar over the course of one year.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society


Korean Government Support Program for Foreign Exchange Students*

Sponsored by the National Institute for International Education Development, about 500 scholarships are offered for either six or twelve months. Scholarships include funds for the following; living expenses, reserve fund, roundtrip airfares and medical insurance premium. Applications dates are in January and August.

Eligibility requirements

  • Open to all the fields of study with exchange students having a 80% or higher GPA in the previous term.

Global Korea Scholarship, National Institute for International Education

TaLK, Teach and Learn in Korea – Exchange Student Program*

Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and affiliated with the National Institute for International Education Development, the TaLK program offers a wonderful and rewarding opportunity for students from English-speaking countries. Participating students will be given the prospect to explore the rich, vibrant culture and dynamism of Korea, while at the same time offering their knowledge of English to Korean provincial areas where exposure to the English language is not taken for granted.

Eligibility requirements

  • Student must be a citizen of a country where the primary language is English. (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.K., U.S.A., Ireland and South Africa) * Ethnic Koreans with legal residencies in the above countries are eligible also.
  • Student must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses during whole contract term. *Must be able to maintain status as a full-time student in the home university during whole contract term (six months or one year). *Ethnic Koreans with F-4 or F-2 visa are eligible regardless of number of years completed in university. *An exchange student who is already in Korea is eligible also.
  • Student must be able to attend one of the Korean universities offering the TaLK Exchange Student Program.
  • Student must be mentally and physically capable of performing the specified responsibilities and duties.
  • Student must have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean life style and culture.
  • Student must be able to communicate in English fluently with clear and distinct pronunciation.
  • Student must meet the criteria of eligibility for D-2 visa set forth by the Korean Immigration Authority (*F-4 or F-2 visa in the case of ethnic Koreans).

TaLK Office, National Institute for International Education

Freeman-ASIA Scholarships*

Designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.

Institute of International Education


SASS Swedish Travel Grant*

Travel grant is up to $1000 for study of or research in Swedish language, literature, cultural studies or social sciences.
Eligibility requirements: Open to the general public of the United States, with priority given to members of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) and, in particular, to graduate students and untenured faculty. Grants may be used for projects in either Sweden or North America.

Consulate General of Sweden

Fellowships and Grants from the American-Scandinavian Foundation*

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their projects in Scandinavia.
  • Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.
  • First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

American Women’s Club in Stockholm Scholarship*

Founded in 1982 by former AWC President Jessie Lokrantz, the AWC Scholarship Foundation has been making it possible for American women to study in Sweden, allowing the AWC to share their adopted country with  fellow countrywomen. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and commitment to improving humankind, is awarded in the form of a stipend. The purpose of the stipend is to assist in covering expenses incurred while studying in Sweden.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicant must be female.
  • Applicant must be an American citizen.
  • Applicant must be 18 years old or older.
  • Applicant must be accepted to an accredited university or institute.
  • Applicant must attend the university or institute for a minimum of one academic year.

American Women’s Club in Stockholm

More Information about Scholarships and Student Loans


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Fundation for Global Scholars

Global Studies Foundation

Golden Key Scholarships & Awards

Go Overseas

Diversity Abroad

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