Division of International Education Global Ambassador Awards
Can be applied towards all summer international programs. UNO undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards are available in amounts ranging from $250 to $5,500, depending on specific program requirements and the applicant’s qualifications. Most awards range from $250-$1,000. All Global Ambassador Award applicants will also be considered for an Agnes Levine Memorial Award.
Agnes Levine Memorial Award
The Agnes Levine Memorial Award is made possible by a donation to the University of New Orleans (UNO) by Agnes' husband Mr. Michael Levine. A native of Uganda and of the Jewish faith, Agnes Levine passed away in the early 1990's and was survived by Michael and their three children.
To honor the wishes of the donor family, the purposes of the award are twofold:
- To honor Agnes Levine; and
- To award students whose academic and/or artistic work suggests an abiding interest in diverse or diasporic individuals or groups, communities, or individuals, such as, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Africans, Jews, Asians Americans, Armenians, Berbers, Kurds, Palestinians, Turkic peoples, etc.
All full-time UNO students (graduate or undergraduate) may apply for the awards, and must have a GPA of at least a 2.5, except for current employees of the Division of International Education (at the time of application). The awards are designed to be used towards participation in UNO's study abroad programs administered by the Division of International Education that have a duration of either a semester or an academic year, including any of the programs which take place during the summer semester. These presently include UNO programs in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey, and Spain. Any programs developed and administered by UNO's Division of International Education in the future are also included.
The application for the Agnes Levine Award is included in the Global Ambassador Award application process. Therefore, any student eligible for this award should complete a Global Ambassador Award application, and include within the Global Ambassador Award application (essays or short answer sections) information on any studies or experience with diverse or diasporic individuals or groups. No student may receive more than one Agnes Levine Award.
Department of History and Philosophy Awards
The Department of History and Philosophy may provide a supplementary monetary award to history / philosophy majors. Please contact the department head for more details.
The UNO Student Government Association (SGA) International Study Abroad Awards
Can be applied towards all programs offered by UNO's Division of International Education that have a duration of either a semester or an academic year, including any one of the programs which take place during the summer semester. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range from $250 to $2,000.
Marshall Plan Scholarships from the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Are you earning a degree in Science or Engineering? You could be the next UNO student to receive the prestigious and generous Marshall Plan Scholarship to study in Austria!
If you are studying for a degree in one of the approved fields below, you are eligible to apply for a grant of up to 10,000 Euro (approx. $14,000) to study in Austria. All Marshall Plan Scholarship applicants will be required to propose a research project of their choosing and must work under the direction of faculty members at UNO and in Austria. Knowledge of German is beneficial. Financial aid and additional awards may also apply.
To learn more about the Marshall Plan Scholarship, contact the Innsbruck office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor of Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy
Engineering and Applied Science
Deutsches Haus Study Abroad Awards for UNO Students
Deutsches Haus in New Orleans is one of the oldest cultural institutions in town with a mission to celebrate and foster German culture, language, and history. On the occasion of the Ten Year Anniversary Celebration of Center Austria at UNO, Keith Oldendorf, the President of the Board of Deutsches Haus, announced a new annual award for UNO students to study in Austria or Germany.
For over 40 years, the University of New Orleans has been nurturing a strong relationship with the University of Innsbruck and more recently with other Austrian universities. In addition, the Division of International Education has been building new partnerships with universities in Germany. Deutsches Haus wants to help UNO students study abroad and improve their German language skills utilizing these UNO networks in Austria and Germany.
Joint Study Scholarship, University of Innsbruck
This is awarded by the Austrian government to a limited number of UNO degree-seeking students each year. Students must spend one or two semesters at the University of Innsbruck, Austria to be eligible. The award currently carries a stipend in the amount of 350 Euro monthly for a 9-month period.
UNO students applying for the scholarship will need to submit the following to be considered for the scholarship.
- Application for an Austrian Scholarship - Pick up a copy in IC 128 - Must be an original.
- Copy of your High School Diploma
- Official or Unofficial UNO Transcript
- Your current resumé
- 2 Passport size photos
Please return all documents to the UNO-Innsbruck office in IC 128.
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UNO Ambassador Scholarship
Not to be confused with the Division of International Education Global Ambassador Awards.
Each semester the UNO Ambassadors host Swampball, a mud volleyball tournament, to raise money for the UNO Ambassadors Scholarship fund. Our scholarship was created to ease the financial hardship that comes with a college education. Each year in the spring semester, the Ambassadors give out multiple scholarships to UNO students.
Contact UNO Ambassadors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Financial Aid
Don't forget that your own federal financial aid package may be applied to all UNO study abroad programs. Talk to your financial aid counselor about your study abroad plans. Read how to apply for UNO Financial Aid here.
Study Abroad Veteran Benefits
The following is a summary of how veteran education benefits can be processed when a student has elected to study abroad. All students should verify their cost of attendance to include the Study Abroad costs and discuss other options regarding financial aid with Veterans Service Center Coordinator.
German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship
There are a number of generous awards available to students who choose to study in Germany at one of our partner schools. Please contact the DAAD web site directly for information on their many programs.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
NOTE: early application cycles for Summer programs are available early Fall every year!
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The Gilman-McCain Scholarship
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 aid.
One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for African American students.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Campus Representative: Jennifer Torres - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fulbright Scholarship Program
For over 50 years, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) has helped administer the Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. government's flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1947, CIES is a private organization. It is a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).
CIES maintains deep ties with the U.S. higher education community, including individual universities and colleges and major scholarly organizations. It also works with a network of binational Fulbright Commissions in 50 countries and 90 U.S. diplomatic posts around the world, as well as international universities and higher education associations.
Fulbright Program Campus Adviser: Scott Pentzer, Ph.D. - e-mail: email@example.com
Explore the World Travel Scholarships
Hostelling International USA's Explore the World Travel Scholarship program is eligible to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a demonstrated financial need.
The program is called Explore the World, and it’s administered by the nonprofit organization, Hostelling International USA (HI USA). HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships are for young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad.
The scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip. Eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at https://www.hiusa.org/travel-scholarships/explore-the-world-scholarship.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman-ASIA is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Awards range from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad.
Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for US undergraduates to participate in study abroad opportunities. The scholarships are designed to provide access to students who may otherwise study abroad, with a special emphasis on students from underrepresented groups.
Learn More About Fund for Education Abroad Here
Foundation for Global Scholars
Up to $2,000 for undergraduate & graduate students to study abroad. Three application cycles annually, with very early deadlines!
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
As part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages, the Department of State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers.
Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
Campus Representative: Jennifer Torres - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
IIE - Study Abroad Funding
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Their comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.
UA S7 Travel Scholarship
The UAS7 Consortium is an exchange partner with UNO, giving UNO students the ability to study at any of the seven member institutions in Germany.
The UAS Study and Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 campus and a semester interning.
Starting in 2013, our offerings will be expanded to include the Internship Program (IS) and Study Program (SP). IP students will intern at laboratories at UAS7 members over a period of 2-6 months. SP students will study for a semester at a UAS7 member.
Successful applicants are eligible for a UAS7 Travel Scholarship (1000€) for transatlantic travel expenses.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs
The Pickering Fellowships help highly motivated and academically excellent college juniors and graduating seniors or college graduates who want to pursue a Foreign service career in the U.S. Department of State.
The goal of the programs is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to one of the two programs. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which administers the Pickering Fellowships, identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's most critical challenges.
- $40,000 annually for academic expenses covering the last year of undergrad or first year of grad study (for Undergraduate Fellowship); or the first and second year of grad study (Graduate Fellowship)
- Two paid State Department summer internships (domestic and abroad)
- Professional development through workshops and informational seminars
- Mentoring by U.S. Foreign Service Officers
Eligibility: Undergraduate applicants must be college junior or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Graduate applicants must be entering a two-year terminal master's degree program in the fall of the Fellowship year. All applicants must have U.S. citizenship.
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Tortuga Backpacks believes young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but realize not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget. The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
More students are looking into personal fundraising. Personal fundraising can take different forms, and one of them is launching online fundraising campaigns. Fundraising helps cover the cost of study abroad and gets your friends and family involved in your study abroad plans. Some possible crowd funding online tools you might want to consider.
Diversity Abroad Scholarships & Awards
The Diversity Abroad Network “Diversity Network” will offer multiple summer scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students attending a member institution. The University of New Orleans is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network. Apply here.
INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship
INSIGHT Into Diversity is committed to improving educational equity for all students, but especially those from underrepresented backgrounds who may not traditionally be afforded the ability or opportunity to participate in a study abroad program. To assist in this effort, they are awarding a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. Please click here to read more about the scholarship and how to apply.
Diverse International Women of Color Scholarship
Diverse International Women of Color's (DIWC) mission is to inspire, encourage and promote opportunities for women of color to travel abroad, experience different cultures and broaden their horizons beyond the United States. Their charitable concern is to provide scholarships to women of color who need financial assistance to study abroad. Scholarships provide deserving students the ability to achieve success at their study abroad program.
U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarship
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The United States-Japan Bridging Foundation funds scholarships administered through AATJ to help students study abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Semester scholarship grantees are awarded a $2,500 stipend; academic-year grantees are awarded $4,500. Applications open twice a year, generally in mid-spring and mid-fall. The Foundation awards approximately 100 scholarships annually at a total value of $350,000.
Applications are handled by the Bridging Clearinghouse at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
For more information: https://www.bridgingfoundation.org/scholarships
Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship Program
Harlem Bling, a hip-hop jewelry brand, offers an annual scholarship to help students continue their education. To apply for the Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship, applicants must write a 500-800-word essay about moissanite and man-made diamonds.
The Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship doesn’t expire and is recurring each new school semester. The Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship offers 2 recipients $600 each to go towards tuition fees.
For more information: Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship