Foundation for Global Scholars - Scholarships for Study Abroad

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National Deadlines:

Vary depending on the study abroad program start dates.

Official Website and Application


The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) was established in 2006. FGS empowers globally minded students to gain international understanding and perspective, without regard to financial ability, and to return the investment by making an impact on their local/wider communities.

The Foundations for Global Scholars provides 200 scholarships between $1,000 and $2,500 for U.S. citizens who are studying abroad.

The Award

Students may submit one application, selecting just one scholarship. If you find that you are eligible for more than one award, please select the one for which you want to be considered.

General Scholarship
There are no additional requirements other than those listed under the eligibility.

STA Travel Scholar Award
Students majoring in Art, Film, Foreign Language, Photography, or Tourism & Travel.

Financial Need Scholarship
Awards for PELL Grant recipients.

STEM Scholarship
Students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline.

Colorado Universities Scholarship
Students enrolled in a Colorado college or university (2-year or 4-year institution). Residents of Colorado who are attending college out of state are not eligible for this award.

Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship
Students must self-identify as an ethnic minority, not ‘White, not of Hispanic Origin.’

Veterans Scholarship
Awards for US military veterans who have served in one of the five military branches. FGS reserves the right to request documentation of military service.

FGS keeps in touch with all of their award recipients both while abroad and following the completion of the study abroad program.

If awarded a scholarship, winners will have one year from the date of the email notification to provide confirmation of participation and other requested information in order to collect their FGS scholarship check. After one year, the scholarship is forfeited.


Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a US undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree program
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be studying abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks
    • The credits from the accredited academic program abroad must be transferable to the U.S. degree being earned
  • Provide a transcript proving the requirements mentioned above

The Application

Please see official website for application details.


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