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north2north Scholarship Application is now available!!

Student participating in an exchange through a north2north partner are eligible for up to $2,500 per semester! Deadlines for the scholarship are the same as that of the exchange program application (Academic Year/Fall: March 1; Spring: October 1).

UAF Financial Aid

In general, you will be able to use your current Financial Aid, such as a student loan or a Pell Grant, for an exchange or study abroad program.  You'll be able to use many UAF scholarships no matter which program you participate in, including the UA Scholars award and the Alaska Performance Scholarship.  Dependent Tuition Waivers may only be used on international or north2north exchanges and NSE programs on Plan B, not for study abroad programs nor for NSE Plan A. VA benefits may only apply to exchange or NSE programs, NOT programs through a program provider. VA will only pay for international exchange when courses are required for degree-completion, and UAF does not offer the courses needed. NSE participants must verify that courses will apply to degree-completion.

You can find UAF's Scholarship application here: Some specific scholarships you can search in this database are the following:

Erica Keiko Iseri Memorial Scholarship
The Erica Keiko Iseri Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Erica Keiko Iseri, who died unexpectedly in 2016.  Erica was born in Torrance, California, but lived in Fairbanks for 22 years. Erica worked in the study away program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has a long affiliation with the university as a teacher and a student. Ultimately, she will be remembered as the kindest and most generous of friends, who touched and inspired many lives. Minimum amount of $1000 to be awarded each semester. The International Programs & Initiatives office will send details of this scholarship to students that have been approved each semester.

UAF College of Liberal Arts International Scholarship
This scholarship is up to $5,000 for a semester or year program for students with a major within the College of Liberal Arts and have Junior or Senior standing. The application is usually due early May each year. Our office usually sends out the announcement to students who have been approved for programs regarding scholarship application materials.

UAF Scholarship for Spanish-language Study
Up to $5,000 for students with a major in Spanish from UAF that wish to study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking environment. Don't forget that you can use this scholarship to study in Puerto Rico through the National Student Exchange as well (an incredibly affordable option!). Check in with the Spanish faculty in the Foreign Languages department for more information on this scholarship.

UAF Financial Aid Office scholarship information


Other Scholarships

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The Boren focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

For a more competitive Boren application, you must work with our office for an on-campus review and interview. The UAF on-campus deadline for this scholarship is January 15, which is earlier than the deadline mentioned on the website because of the time it takes to put together a committee and review your application. Earlier applications (before winter break) are appreciated and would allow you more time to edit your scholarship application with the committee's suggested edits. You are welcome to apply after January 15, but UAF will not review your application or submit a campus evaluation for your application.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.  This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Institute for International Education
The website for the Institute for International Education contains links and information on a wide range of scholarships including Fulbright Grants, Whitaker Awards, NSEP, and many others.

American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships and Grants
The ASF offers funds to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

Freeman ASIA
The Freeman-ASIA scholarships provide funding to undergraduate US citizens and permanent residents to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Students can receive up to $3,000 for a summer program, up to $5,000 for a semester program, or up to $7,000 for an academic year program in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Bridging Scholars for Japan study
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Awards are from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on length of program.

Fund for Education Abroad
This organization gives up to $10,000 a year, $5,000 a semester, or a minimum of $1,250 for summer programs over 4 weeks in length. Priority is given to students underrepresented in study abroad or for programs to non-traditional destinations. The application period each year is from mid-November to mid-January, so plan ahead!

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master ’s and Ph.D. students.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships.

Pride Foundation/GSBA
$500,000 is available in scholarships to support education and leadership development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer students of any age; students who have an LGBT parent; and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community.

Killam Fellowships
Undergraduate scholarships for study in Canada.

Gates Millennium Scholarship
Provides funds for outstanding, well-rounded, low-income African American, American Indian/Alaska native, Hispanic American and Asian-Pacific American students. Must have 3.3 gpa and be a US citizen. Must be nominated by the university president, a dean, or a professor. For undergraduates or students applying for grad school.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
250 awards (up to $7500/year) to undergraduate science and mathematics students for their last year or two of undergraduate study. Students must be planning a career in science or mathematics. There are awards in two categories: Two-year scholarships to those who will be juniors, and one-year scholarships to those who will be seniors. Student must have at least a B average and be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national.

DAAD Scholarships for Germany
A scholarship database that offers support to students studying in Germany. Lists scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhDs.

Heidelberg University Association, HAUS Scholarship
Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) offers scholarships for U.S. students studying at University of Heidelberg in Germany. Master's students award is $5,000 for the semester, undergraduate students award is $3,000 for the semester. Opportunities for renewal of scholarship award for second semester of study may be possible. Info for 2018/2019 can be found here: HAUS Scholarship 2018-2019

Chinese Government Scholarship Program
Includes a variety of scholarships for studying in China. Applicants from the State of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Northern California can apply for these scholarship through the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco.

Other Chinese Government Scholarships for study in China

ItaliaRail Scholarship
Two awards of $1,000 each are given away each semester to students studying abroad to Italy.  To be eligible, students must have been accepted and confirmed participation in Italy study abroad program (having paid deposit to hold place), have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA, and be on financial aid.

International Student Travel Video Contest hosts a video contest each year in which the prize is a $4,000 scholarship and a blog on


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