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CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

Students who apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship are eligible for a CIEE Go Global Grant, regardless of whether they are selected as a Gilman Scholar. Students must upload proof of application submission to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and submit their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by October 15 for spring programs, or April 1 for summer and fall programs to be eligible for the grant. CIEE January programs are not eligible for CIEE Go Global Grants.

Students must apply for the Gilman Scholarship (must be a U.S. Citizen and receive a Pell grant to be eligible) and complete a second application for the Go Global Gilman Grant through CIEE.



Must be going on a CIEE program.

Award Amount:

$1,000 Summer Programs
$2,500 Semester Programs

Deadline: October 15, April 1
CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant

The Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant helps cover outbound and return airfare to all CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate financial need. Students eligible for Federal Pell Grants are guaranteed a CIEE GAIN Travel Grant. To receive this grant, students must complete and submit their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by October 15 (January and spring programs), or by April 1 (summer and fall programs). CIEE GAIN Travel Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis and offers rolling acceptances so you can find out if you receive the grant shortly after you apply.

If awarded, student would book their flight through CIEE's travel agent. 


Must be going on a CIEE program.

Award Amount:

$350 to $2,000 toward airfare; award amount depends on CIEE program location.

Deadline: October 15, April 1
CIEE Open Campus Grant

RIT study abroad partner, CIEE, is offering several $4,000-$6,000 scholarships for RIT students to study at one of their Global Institutes in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Copenhagen, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Sydney or Shanghai for a semester.

This is a great opportunity for students studying:

  • Business
  • Communications/Media
  • Public Health
  • International Relations/Political Science
  • Literature, Language & Culture

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Meet with the RIT study abroad office
  • Have a 2.5 GPA
  • Have a demonstrated financial need

Students need to be nominated by the RIT Education Abroad Office for this grant. Contact the Education Abroad office for more details and to set up an appointment with an advisor. Call 585-475-4466 or email


Students applying to study at CIEE Open Campuses located in Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Copenhagen, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Sydney, Shanghai

Award Amount:


Deadline: Late September, Late March
CIS Abroad Scholarships
CIS Abroad offers various scholarships and grants for their programs for academic excellence as well as for overcoming financial need and other social hurdles.
Must be attending a CIS Abroad program
Award Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March, April, October
Constellation - Statler

Students studying at RIT Global campuses, priority is given to hospitality students.

Contact the Education Abroad office for more information (

Deadline: Rolling
Cornell University Society for the Humanities Fellowship

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects that reflect on philosophical, aesthetic, political, ecological, religious, psychoanalytical, and cultural understandings of skin.

Award Amount:


Deadline: December
Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi Country Fellowship Program
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to offer a focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early postdoctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers.
Award Amount: $10,500
Deadline: January
Creative Impact Scholarship
The Creative Impact Scholarship seeks to attract exceptional graduates with the potential to make a creative difference in their future careers and with an interest in participating in an innovative student-led program of study.
3.0 GPA in a bachelors program, or an equivalent professional qualification
Award Amount: Full and Partial Scholarships
Deadline: December
Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. Participants study one of 13 critical languages for approximately 8-10 weeks over the summer.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad.


RIT students interested in applying for a CLS scholarship will work with the RIT Education Abroad and International Fellowships office on your application. Email

Learn more


At the time of application, applicants must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, or professional degree) level;

Award Amount:

Funds approximately 8-10 week language immersion program, including travel, room, and board.

Deadline: November
Cultural Vistas
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India.
Sophomore or junior standing; 18- 30 years old; 3.0 GPA, no prior work or study abroad experience; language of host country
Award Amount: program related travel expenses, internship
Deadline: January


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