Many schools, countries and organizations sponsor scholarships specific to graduate students. These scholarships may cover general study abroad or be focused on a particular country, language, or course of study. It is important when researching scholarships to identify whether they are geared to graduate students since many are only for undergrads.
Scholarships for Specific Institutions
The Department of Education Scholarships for Programs in China provides financial assistance of $500 to $8000 to students participating in Chinese language programs offered by three schools which are located in Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai. (see Resources)
Scholarships for Particular Languages
The Walter J. Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad awards $1,500 to a future teacher of French to study in any French speaking country. The Japanese Language Scholarship provides $3,000 for graduate students in Japanese language education to carry out a project of his choice. (see Resources)
Scholarships for Particular Countries
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship funds a year of graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The award amount is $12,000 plus tuition, housing and travel. The Kosciuszko Foundation Graduate Studies and Research in Poland Award gives scholarships for graduate students doing research at universities in Poland.(see Resources)
Miscellaneous Study Abroad Graduate Scholarships
The Rotary Club has three scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate level students ranging from $13,000 to $25,000. The David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships fund graduate studies with $30,000 scholarships to countries critical to the security of the U.S. and underrepresented in study abroad programs. Recipients must agree to seek work in the federal government for at least one year in a position related to national security. (see Resources)
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