Scholarships & Fellowships

UNH Scholarships and Fellowships

There are many 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 postings.  There is significant funding available from sources both internal (UNH) and external (money offered by the U.S. government or private foundations).


Center for International Education (CIE) Scholarships

The Center for International Education conducts a bi-annual scholarship competition (spring and fall) and awards $500-$5,000 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.  The majority of our grant awards are $1,000.

We encourage all students who meet the criteria to apply. It is never too early!

Spring 2016 Application for study abroad in summer '16, fall '16 or academic year '16-'17
          *** Application deadline March 11, 2016 ***
Fall 2016 Application for study abroad in January term '17, spring break '17 or spring semester '17
          *** Application deadline September 30, 2016 ***

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.

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.

Stanley A. Hamel Traveling Fellowship – Stanley A. Hamel has donated money to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for the purpose of establishing a Traveling Fellowship, which will be coordinated by the UNH Office of National Fellowships.  The fellowship provides approximately $3,800 for travel in Europe to graduating seniors, or recent graduates.

UNH Emeriti Council Student International Service Initiative Grant (EC SISI) - This grant, initiated by S. Melvin Rines '47, supports opportunities for officially recognized student service organizations to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to solve real world problems in disadvantaged areas of the world. Groups must have an advisor and raise on their own a portion of the funds needed for the project.


The UNH Office of National Fellowships can help students find and apply for EXTERNAL funding.
See this document for detailed information.


More Scholarships and Fellowships for Undergraduate Study Abroad:

Search Engines and Resources


Scholarship database search

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

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)

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


Finding Ways to Finance Study Abroad

Financial Aid Resource Publications from the U.S. Department of Education

Study Abroad Financial Aid and Grants Website

Information and Scholarship for Multicultural Students

Transitions Abroad

A list of scholarships, fellowships, articles, and funding ideas

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 too early to contact the UNH Office of National Fellowships to prepare.