How to Fund Your Study Abroad Workshop
Wednesday February 26th at 4:00pm in the Multicultural Center.
Come learn what scholarships are available, budgeting, and how to best use your financial aid to make your goal happen! Guest speakers from OCC Financial Aid and Financial Wellness will show you how you can strategically apply/plan to use your financial aid in the best way to maximize your award. Financial wellness will teach us smart budgeting. Paula, the AIFS Study Abroad representative will be there to present creative ideas students have used in the past to fund their study abroad program and side trips! The OCC study abroad advisor will be there to discuss scholarships and answer questions. You won't want to miss this one!
OCC Study Abroad Scholarship
OCC sets aside up to $10,000 for OCC study abroad scholarships each year. Students may apply after they have completed an application for the OCC study abroad program of their choice.
OCC Study Abroad Scholarship Application 2020.pdf
Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship offers up to $5,000 towards study abroad programs for Pell Grant eligible students. This scholarship also provides students with non-competitive eligibility (NCE) for jobs with the U.S. Federal Government! so don't let this one pass you by! OCC was named a Top Producing School by Gilman in 2018. Read the
Coast Report article.
Gilman McCain Scholarship offers up to $5000.00 towards study abroad programs for dependents of active Military service members who are receiving federal financial aid. If you qualify for this you may still apply for the Gilman scholarship also.
The Gilman application also requires a follow on service project.
View the videos for more information on the program, application process and tips on writing competitive essays.
ACCENT Community College Scholarship
Up to $2000.00 scholarships provided by OCC's Study Abroad Provider in partnership with Frosch Student Travel.
Visit their website to view requirements and apply. No residency requirement!
Diversity Abroad Scholarship
IES Abroad is committed to fostering and supporting a diverse student body. Their Diversity Scholarships support and encourage students from under-represented populations on an IES Abroad study abroad program. Under-represented students include students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low income families and students with a history of overcoming adversity.
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. For more information visit
many scholarships including a guaranteed Minority Serving Institution (MSI) grant. OCC is a MSI!
Frederick Douglass Global Fellow Scholarship
FDGF, A four-week intensive summer study abroad program (ALL costs covered) focused on leadership and intercultural skills in London, England. Eligibility Requirements: 1st or 2nd year student at a MSI (OCC is a MSI), Evidence of financial need, Minimum GPA of 3.0
The Freeman-Asia Scholarship is for undergraduates ($5,000). Available for students studying in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. 2.8 GPA minimum. Must show verifiable need for financial assistance. Permanent Residents are eligible!
Fund for Education Abroad
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.
Rainbow Scholarship Fund
Rainbow Scholarship Fund is for LGBTQI+ students, US Citizen, permanent resident, or DACA students.
Tortuga Scholarship is up to $1,000 and a travel backpack. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa.
There are many more scholarships available... Google for more...