Study Abroad: Financial Planning | CSUDH CEIE | Carson, CA

Financial Planning

Study Abroad ► Financial Planning

Study abroad is an investment in any student’s future. With proper preparation any student can plan a great study abroad experience that fits their financial needs. Budgeting is one of the most essential steps for study abroad planning. We recommend that you begin by making your personal budget for study abroad.

Budgeting

Identifying Costs
What is the estimated budget for your prospective study abroad program? Meet with the Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisor to further discuss your program costs and the break down. Don't forget to note if it is a short-term or semester/yearlong program. Use tuition comparison table to help decide.

FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply before the March 1 deadline, if possible.

  • Confirm financial aid.
    Review your aid package and verify with your financial aid counselor what types of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad program. Investigate if aid can be increased due to additional costs associated with study abroad.
  • Assess Current Funding
    Compare program costs to your current funding resources (personal savings, parental support, Financial Aid, scholarships, etc.).
  • Plan for Shortages
    Make a plan for how you will fund your study abroad experience and explore additional funding options if your program costs more than your current resources. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor if you want to discuss budgeting and applying for additional funding, such as Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Workshops

Attend a financial workshop.
Learn more by attending one of our information meetings on Financing Your Study Abroad Experience. Helpful information from financial aid advisor.

Scholarships

Apply early for scholarships.
There are many options for scholarships available to Dominguez Hills study abroad students.

Check with your academic department to see if they offer any scholarships that may apply to your study abroad. Visit scholarship websites www.studyabroadfunding.org

View our Scholarship info below...

External Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Award: $100 to $5000 (may receive award up to $8,000 for taking Critical Need Language)

Deadline: October 6, 2020 PT (Applicants whose in-person and virtual programs starts January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021).
This is for students participating in the spring 2021, summer 2021, fall 2021 or academic year 2021-2022 programs.

For U.S. students who have high financial need. Aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security).

For more information about the scholarship, please visit the website:
https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/


Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Deadlines: October 6, 2020 PT (Applicants whose in-person and virtual programs starts January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021).
This is for students participating in the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or academic year 2021-2022 programs.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides award for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad. Must be credit-bearing programs.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit the website: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/gilman-mccain-scholarships/


Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

Award: Up to $5000 (may be applied to programs running for 28 days or more)

Deadline: September 16, 2020 12 pm EST (Spring 2021)

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA Scholarships) was established to support applicants from groups that are underrepresented in study abroad.

For more information, please visit:
http://fundforeducationabroad.org/


Boren Awards

Award: $8,000 - $20,000 for undergraduates and Up to $25,000 for graduate students
Undergraduate Award:

  • Up to $25,000 for 25 – 52 weeks
  • Up to $12,500 for 12 – 24 weeks
  • Up to $8,000 for 8 – 11 weeks (STEM majors only)


Deadlines:
Boren Scholarships:  February 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST (Undergraduate)
Boren Fellowships:  January 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST (Graduate)

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit the website:
https://www.borenawards.org/


Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

Award: $1,000; 1 Outbreaker Backpack

Deadlines: November 15, 2020 (Spring 2021)

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

For additional information and eligibility requirements, please visit the website:
https://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship


Fredrick Douglass Global Fellowship

Award: 100% of recipients’ program fees and travel costs are covered for Summer 2021

Deadline: February 14, 2021

The Fredrick Douglass Global Fellowship covers 100% of a recipients’ program fees and travel costs for an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program designed to enhance student’s leadership and intercultural skills. All qualified applicants who don’t receive a Fredrick Douglass Global Fellowship are guaranteed $1,500 grant toward Summer 2021 Study Abroad programs which is marched with another $1,500 grant from CSUDH that brings to a total of $3,000 towards Summer 2021 programs through CIEE. CIEE is an approved CSUDH study abroad program provider.

Eligibility requirements: Be a current undergraduate freshman or sophomore Be Federal Pell Grant eligible Have a minimum GPA 3.00 Reside in the U.S. with student status or be U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident Submit a complete application no later than February 14, 2021.

For additional information and eligibility requirements, please visit the website:
https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/scholarships/frederick-douglass-global-fellowship

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Study Abroad Scholarships at CSUDH

International Studies Scholarship

Award: To be determined by CEIE Scholarship Committee

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Already have been selected for the International Program by CSUDH
  • Possess a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be highly motivated in broadening their international experience (preference given to students with limited prior experience living outside the U.S.)
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance (to be screened and reviewed by Scholarship committee)
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 CSUDH residential units
  • Must be a continuing student in the 2020-2021 academic year

► https://torolink.csudh.edu/submitter/form/start/444306


Del Amo Scholarship

Award: To be determined by CEIE Scholarship Committee

For students of Spanish/Hispanic Studies. To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have no relation to any faculty member
  • Have been previously enrolled full-time for at least two (2) years as a CSUDH graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Spanish/Hispanic Studies, prior to applying for the Del Amo Scholarship
  • Have expressed a strong desire to pursue a professional career in Spanish/Hispanic Studies
  • Have proficiency in both Spanish and English languages
  • Be in good academic standing with the University
  • Must be a continuing student in the 2020-2021 academic year

► https://torolink.csudh.edu/submitter/form/start/444307


Peace Scholarship

Award: To be determined by CEIE Scholarship Committee

For International (F-1, J-1 or similar Visa) Students of outstanding achievement. To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Already have been selected for the International Program by CSUDH
  • Must be a continuing student in the 2020-2021 academic year

► https://torolink.csudh.edu/submitter/form/start/444308

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