For Students

Getting There - Funding and Scholarships


We are now accepting study abroad applications for the Spring and Summer 2016 study abroad programs. Student Life Study Abroad Grants are available for all Santa Fe study abroad programs. Students may be awarded up to 1/3 the cost of the program they plan to participate in. You must be a Santa Fe student to apply.

Scholarship applications for spring and summer 2017 are due OCTOBER 27, 2017.

How To Apply

Step 1:

  • Before you apply to a study abroad scholarship, please ensure that you have applied to a study abroad program. You must meet with the Faculty Leader who leads the trip AND your application must be approved by them.

Step 2:

  • After being accepted into the program, you can apply for the scholarship using the application system. (This is the same system in which you have completed your study abroad application).
  • Make sure that you complete the essay AND the statement of financial need. Please note that you will need to upload all the required supporting documentation.

Step 3:

  • A Faculty Member who is not leading the program must fill out the online recommendation form, which may be found in the application system.  Please provide their contact information and send them a request within the system. His/her input will be part of the application system.

Please note that the maximum scholarship amount that can be awarded is 1/3 the cost of your trip or up to $1,200. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be asked to volunteer at the International Education Office. During that time you may be asked to speak about your experience abroad to other students, help publicize current programs, or perform other needs of the International Education Office.

Additional Scholarships for China

If you are participating in the Study Abroad programs in China you may be eligible for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship in addition to the Santa Fe Scholarships. This scholarship will cover up to $5,000. You can apply here.

Other funding opportunities

Beginning Your Search

NAFSA - Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource
NAFSA: Association of International Educators offers advice on how to begin your search for funding support for your study abroad experience.

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding is one of the most comprehensive study abroad funding websites. It allows you to search by Country, Subject or Background/Demographics.


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
Recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad. A $3000 supplement is also available..

Boren Scholarships
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students from the US to study abroad in areas of the world that are underrepresented in study abroad.

British Council
The British Council lists funding and scholarship information for study in the United Kingdom.

BUTEX North American Scholarships
Eight $1000 scholarships are awarded each year to currently registered students at US universities who will study abroad at a BUTEX member institution in the UK.

Foundation for Global Scholars
Multiple scholarship types.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. (ISA China, India & South Korea programs only)

Fund for Education Abroad
Multiple scholarship types. Up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Rotary International
Ambassadorial scholarships are offered through local Rotary clubs for study abroad experiences.

United Negro College Fund
UNCF offers an array of scholarship programs from the nation's largest minority education organization. Some are applicable to study abroad.

CIEE Scholarships
CIEE offers a number of different types of scholarships for students that will be studying through their programs.