The US federal government, non-profit organizations and foundations provide scholarship programs to support student studying and interning abroad. UT Austin students are very successful in receiving these awards! It is worth your time and energy to apply. You can also visit the Office of Distinguished & Postgraduate Scholarships for a list of other awards.

Gilman Scholarship

Open to Pell Grant recipients, the Gilman scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the regions/countries where they go. UT students are #2 in the nation in terms of receiving the Gilman.

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships for minority/low-income students.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA seeks to expand access for underrepresented groups to study abroad and students who are interested in non-traditional locations.

Boren Scholarships

This scholarship aims to equip students with skills and experiences in countries deemed critical in terms of national security (max award of $20,000). Please contact the Office of Distinguished & Postgraduate Scholarships for more info.