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Scholarship and Grant Resources

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

APSU Scholarships

The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange 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. For more information and to apply please go to the Global Learning Travel Grant online brochure. Students will be expected to complete a re-entry workshop upon return from their study abroad program.

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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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Must have completed one year of a European foreign language  (German, Spanish, Latin, Greek, or French) as well as a 3 hour course in European history with at least a “C” in each language and history course.
  • In addition, the recipient must take at least one European history or European foreign language course during the semester the scholarship is received.

       Click here to apply. 


This scholarship was established 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
Click here to apply.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Students must submit the study abroad online application on or before the established 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 GPA on file (2.5 minimum).
  • No history of formal student code of conduct violations.
  • Not currently on academic probation or suspension. 
Click here to apply.

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.

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 an essay 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.
  • Student must also include a sealed, official transcript from the Office of the Registrar.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not already participated in a study-abroad experience.


  • Apply by March 1.

Application: Sunrise Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Students must submit the study abroad online application on or before the established deadline date. Scholarship recipients must be fully accepted into an APSU sponsored Summer study abroad program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full semester at APSU, have record of enrollment, and a GPA on file (3.0 minimum).
  • No history of formal student code of conduct violations.
  • Not currently on academic probation or suspension. 
Click here to apply.

This scholarship was established to help and encourage Honors Program Students to study abroad. The amount provided through this scholarship varies.

Please contact Dr. Tim Winters at winterst@apsu.edu or 931-221-7118 for more information.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Veteran or Military Dependent (Required)
  • Veteran or Military Dependents utilizing the Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9-11 Bill (Preferred)
  • Financial Need (Preferred)
  • Art and Design Major (Preferred)
  • 2.5 GPA (Required)


  • Completed Pre-Decision Program Application
  • Completed by deadline
  • Maximum 300 word essay

Apply here!

Scholarships for Specific Programs

This scholarship is provided through the Center for Extended & International Education. This scholarship is for students participating in the APSU Signature DEAL Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a General Education course from the APSU degree program plan
  • Be among the first 25 applicants
  • Meet the requirements for the Global Learning Travel Grant

View CCSA'S website fore more details! 


National Scholarships

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. For more information please visit their website.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona.

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial 

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

For more scholarship information and additional specific requirements, including eligibility and lists of approved countries, languages, and programs of studies, please visit their website.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. This Program is for recent graduates or Master's and doctoral candidates.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

For more information, please visit their website.

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. For more information, please visit their website.


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. For more information, please visit their website.

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. For more information please visit their website.

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.

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 or visit their website.

Sigma Delta Pi APSU adviser:

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

Scholarships by Country

Glover's Lock Service Study Abroad Argentina Scholarship

Scholarship funds will be awarded in the amount of $250 each to two Business Students and two Spanish Students who study abroad in Argentina.

Contact either of the below professors for more information:
Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison at dipaoloo@apsu.edu or 931-221-7487
Dr. Brandon Di Paolo Harrison at dipaolob@apsu.edu or 931-221-7075

Click here to apply!

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. Application dates are in January and August.

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. For more information visit the websites below.

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


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, and 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


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. For more information, please visit the website below.

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. For more information, please visit the website below.

American Women’s Club in Stockholm


More Information about Scholarships and Student Loans


CIEE and Mobility International USA offer motivated and high-achieving U.S. college students with disabilities the opportunity to study abroad!

Fundation for Global Scholars

Global Studies Foundation

Golden Key Scholarships & Awards

Go Overseas

CET Scholarships

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