Scholarships & Fellowships

UNH Scholarships and Fellowships

There are many scholarship opportunities to help finance your undergraduate foreign experience, In addition to the options below, please check the CIE Facebook page regularly for the most up to date listings.

Center for International Education (CIE) Scholarships

The Center for International Education conducts a bi-annual scholarship competition (spring and fall) and awards $500-$1,500 grants to eligible undergraduates. Please note that students going on a UNH study abroad program or UNH course with study abroad component less than one month in duration are only eligible for a smaller grant.

Approximately six to ten scholarships will be awarded each semester, including the Foley-Jackson award for $5,000 based both on financial need and academic merit.

Scholarships awarded in the spring competition (for summer, fall semester and academic year study) will be awarded on the basis of the statement of purpose and recommendation, with a strong focus on academic merit. Scholarships awarded in the fall competition (for January Term, spring semester study or spring break) will be awarded on the basis of the statement of purpose and recommendation, with a strong focus on financial need.

Applicants must be full-time degree candidates who have at least 32 hours earned credit, a declared major, and a 3.0 minimum GPA. We encourage all students who meet the criteria to apply. It is never too early to apply.

SPRING 2014 Application: for summer '14, fall '14 or academic year '14 – '15; deadline March 21, 2014

Other Scholarship Opportunities

International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) - UNH undergraduate students from all fields of study may apply in the spring of their sophomore year or the fall of their junior year for substantial grants to conduct nine-week summer research projects abroad. Following a junior year of preparation, students conduct their research during the summer preceding their senior year. Click on IROP heading above for more information.

B. Thomas Trout Scholarship - This award established in Professor Trout's honor is offered by the College of Liberal Arts (COLA). It offers financial assistance to undergraduate NH residents who are majors within COLA applying to a UNH-managed study abroad program within COLA. Click on scholarship name above for more information.

Scholarships Requiring Assistance from the UNH Fellowships Office - Contact Jeanne Sokolowski in Hood House 207, tel. (603) 862-0733(603) 862-0733, for more information and support about fellowships and scholarships, such as the ones listed below.

  • Gilman International Scholarship - The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers significant awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Five UNH students received awards in fall 2012. Deadline: March and October
  • Boren Awards for International Study - This nationally-competitive program for U.S. citizens provide grants to exceptional students who wish to study in areas of the world outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Though Boren accepts applications in all fields of study, it is especially interested in supporting students in education, the sciences, business, health, and technical fields. There is a service obligation upon students’ return that may be fulfilled in specified federal agencies with national security interests. 
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) - A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.
  • DAAD Scholarships for study in Germany - DAAD offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and higher education institutions of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to faculty, for study and research in Germany. Deadline: January
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship - Brings together international groups of university students and recent graduate to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. 4 week program in Europe. Must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student. Deadline: January
  • Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship - For projects to conduct work related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. U.S. citizen age 18-25, grant period 4-6 weeks in legnth. Deadline: February
  • Rhodes Scholarship - The Rhodes Scholarship is an international award for study at the University of Oxford in England. Deadline: first Wednesday of October
  • St. Andrew's Society Scholarship - Two scholarships of $30,000 for graduate study at any university in Scotland. Applicants must be seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, have a record of engagement in extracurricular activities, have financial need, have the potential to serve as a good ambassador of the U.S. while in Scotland, possess a clear rationale for graduate study at a specific Scottish university, be U.S. citizens with some Scottish ancestry, and reside or attend school within 250 miles of New York State. UNH can nominate ONE student per year. Deadline: December
  • Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program - Open to students studying Chinese Language or Taiwan culture. 8 week program in Taiwan. Must be U.S. citizen, fulltime student, minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadline: March
  • UK Fulbright Summer Institutes - Academic and cultural summer program for freshman and sophmores to study in the U.K. Must be U.S citizen over 18. Deadline: March
  • Post-graduation Fellowships  - Graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students planning for post-graduation study might also want to consider competing for one of the many post-baccalaureate fellowships to continue international academic work in the U.S. or abroad.  It is never to early to contact the Fellowships Office to prepare.

UNH Approved Programs Scholarships List

Alliance for Global EducationInterStudy
American Councils Study Abroad ProgramsISA
American University CairoLiving Routes
Arcadia UniversityNew England Universities in Salzburg
ASARound River Conservation Studies
Boston UniversitySFS
CETSemester at Sea
CISStudy Asia
College Year AthensStudy Australia and New Zealand
DISSyracuse University
GLSUtrecht University
IESWayne State University
IFSA ButlerSEA Semester
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (CIS) 

Other External Scholarships for Undergraduate Study Abroad

Search Engines and Resources

  • IIE (Institute of International Education) Directory - scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals
  • MIUSA (Mobility International USA) - offers a guide of resources including financial aid publications, scholarship search engines, vocational rehabilitation and SSI information and international and local organizations offering scholarships, grants, and fellowships
  • Transitions Abroad - offers a list of scholarships, fellowships, articles and funding ideas
  • Fastweb - Scholarship database search
  • - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
  • - Study Abroad Finanacial Aid and Grants Websites
  • NAFSA - Financial Aid & Study Abroad:  Basic Facts for Students
  • - Financial Aid Resource Publications from the U.S. Department of Education
  • - Information and Scholarship for Multicultural Students