TEAN is committed to giving students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience study abroad in a new and exciting culture. We recognize that in many instances, additional funding is necessary to make the study abroad experience both affordable and realistic. These supplemental scholarships were devised as an attempt to help students with the financial commitments required for an international education experience.

The scholarship awards range between $500 – $5,000 and can only be used on TEAN programs. This process is competitive considering the limited amount of awards available due to a high maximum award. Completing the application is not a guarantee for a scholarship award. Students many only apply for one TEAN Scholarship (i..e Need, Merit, Diversity) with the exception of the TEAN Photography Scholarship. We encourage students to apply for the scholarship that they feel they best qualify for.

TEAN Scholarships

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
  • The deadline for the Photography Scholarship is Dec 15 for Semester 1, and June 15 for Semester 2

Awards are generally announced on the following dates:

  • Fall Scholarships – announced in mid-June (with the exception of the Gilman Bonus which is announced in late June due to awards schedule of the actual Gilman Scholarships)
  • Spring Scholarships – announced in mid-December (with the exception of the Gilman Bonus which is announced in January due to award schedule of actual Gilman Scholarships)
  • Summer Scholarships – announced mid-April

Merit-Based Scholarship

Description

$1000 – $5000 scholarships will be granted based on the merit and leadership of the applicant.

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have not only achieved academic excellence but have served as leaders and role models within their community.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline. It can be mailed, or emailed to scholarships@teanabroad.org
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • Will be based on the overall application materials, including a personal essay and overall presentation.
  • Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Merit-Based Scholarship you must meet the above requirements.
  • Assessment will be based on the merit of the individual applicants judged by the following:
    • excellence in academics,
    • active participation in extracurricular activities,
    • achievement in leadership skills,
    • awareness of the value of international education and
    • a one-page essay addressing the following question: “Please describe a challenging intercultural interaction you have experienced and explain how you dealt with the situation. What did you learn? How can you use that experience to contribute to your learning on a TEAN program?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
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Need-Based Scholarship

Description

$1,000 – $5,000 scholarships will be granted based on the financial need of the applicant.

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have achieved academic excellence, demonstrated community involvement and require extra financial assistance.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline. It can be mailed, or emailed to scholarships@teanabroad.org
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Applicants must currently receive financial aid from a U.S. college or university or other independent source (parental loans, personal loan, etc.).
  • Applicants must show proof of financial need by completing TEAN’s Financial Aid Form. Form to be completed by a financial aid officer at your home university or college.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria:

  • Will be based on the application, essay and overall presentation.  Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Need-Based Scholarship you must meet the above requirements.
  • Assessment will be based on the level of financial need of the individual applicants by assessing the following:
    • The TEANFinancial Aid Form,
    • current financial need through parental or personal loans and
    • a one-page essay addressing the question: “What struggles have you faced in order to study abroad? Why is it worth it to you?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
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Diversity Scholarship

Description

$1,000 – $5,000 scholarships will be granted based on the overall presentation and display of diversity.

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have overcome extreme adversity due to gender, race, sexuality, religion or other underrepresented groups in study abroad (ex. first generation college students).

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline. It can be mailed, or emailed to scholarships@teanabroad.org
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Must identify as a member of or have a unique experience and special knowledge with underrepresented groups studying abroad.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • Will be based on the application, essay and overall presentation. Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Diversity Scholarship you must meet the above requirements.·Assessment will be based on the overall presentation by each applicant by and a one-page essay addressing the question: “Describe your experience with overcoming adversity and how it has inspired you to learn about another culture?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
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Photography Scholarship

Description

This scholarship is for a study abroad applicant who is also a talented photographer. There are (2) $500 scholarships available.

The winning applicant will commit to documenting their semester abroad and submitting photographs to TEAN.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Disbursement can only be applied toward total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Must submit a digital portfolio of their photography with a minimum of 10 photos to be reviewed, as part of the application process.
  • If successful, the winning applicants will be required to sign a contract that outlines the expectations for documenting the semester and deadlines for submitting photos.
  • The scholarship winner(s) will own the copyright of submitted photos. Photographs that are submitted can be used by TEAN to promote TEAN programs in any and all media.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • The winner(s) will be selected based on the application, short answers and photography portfolio. Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Photography Scholarship you must meet the above requirements. Assessment will be based on the overall application and the digital portfolio that shows the applicant’s photography skills.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Dec 15 for Semester 1, and June 15 for Semester 2
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Gilman Bonus Scholarship

Description

Any student who has received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship will have the opportunity to receive a $500 Gilman Bonus Scholarship from TEAN.

Requirements

  • Must be a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. For more information on the Gilman scholarship visit http://www.iie.org/gilman/.
  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline. It can be mailed, or emailed to scholarships@teanabroad.org
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • Will be based on the submission of the application and essay and judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Gilman Bonus Scholarship, students must have received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. All additional requirements above must be met.
  • Assessment will be based on proof of Benjamin A. Gilman award as well as a one-page essay addressing “How I foresee study abroad impacting my life.”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
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Sequel Scholarship

Description

$500 scholarships will be awarded to a program participant who has formerly participated in another one of TEAN’s full semester study abroad programs.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize those students who have once again made the commitment to study abroad. We realize that extra financial assistance is necessary to participate in multiple study abroad programs within a college career.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN program, including semester, summer, winter, or internship programs.  Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline. It can be mailed, or emailed to scholarships@teanabroad.org
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • Will be based on the submission of the application and essay and judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the TEAN Sequel Scholarship you must meet the above requirements.
  • Assessment will be based on a one-page essay addressing the following topic:  “How did I grow from my first study abroad experience and what is the value of studying abroad again?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirement will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
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Southeast Asia Grant Scholarship

Description

Any student who has declared his/her major or minor as Southeast Asian studies or Non-Profit Leadership/Development are eligible for a competitive $1,500 Travel Grant Scholarship through TEAN.

One award is available per semester and will be given to a student who meets all requirements.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • Will be based on the submission of the application and essay and judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Southeast Asia Grant Scholarship, students must have Southeast Asian studies or Non-Profit Leadership/Development listed as a major or minor on their official transcripts.
  • Assessment will be based on overall application as well as a one-page essay addressing the question: “How do you feel a semester in Southeast Asia will enhance your academic goals and future career path?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Application Deadlines

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
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Summer Down Under Scholarship

Description

There will be a $1,000 scholarship available to the top applicant on each of the TEAN Summer Down Under programs. Additionally, there will be one $2,500 scholarship awarded to the top applicant across both programs.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN Summer Down Under program.Must download the TEAN Scholarship Approval Form to be completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline. It can be mailed, or emailed to scholarships@teanabroad.org
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • All scholarship applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2016.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.

Selection Criteria

  • Will be based on the submission of the application and essay and judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • Assessment will be based on a one-page essay addressing the following topic: “Why were you drawn to this five-week program and how will you maximize your time in Australia?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
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Summer in Seoul Scholarships

Description

There are two scholarships provided by Korea University available for the TEAN Summer in Seoul program. One $2,000 award, that will be granted based on the merit and leadership of the applicant. One $1,400 award will be granted based on the financial need of the applicant.

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into the Korea University International Summer Campus program through TEAN. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must have a Statement from University form completed by a Study Abroad or Academic Advisor before the deadline.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Scholarship applications received after the April 15, 2016 deadline will not be considered.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.

Merit-based scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Will be based on the overall application materials, including a personal essay and overall presentation.
  • Assessment for the Merit-Based Scholarship will be based on the merit of the individual applicants judged by the following: excellence in academics, active participation in extracurricular activities, achievement in leadership skills, awareness of the value of international education and a one-page essay addressing the following question: “You need to bring 3 items that best represent you. What are those items and why did you select them?”
  • Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
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Need-Based Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Will be based on the overall application materials, including a personal essay and overall presentation.
  • Assessment for the Need-Based Scholarship will be based on the level of financial need of the individual applicants by assessing the following: The TEAN Financial Aid Form, current financial need through parental or personal loans and a one-page essay addressing the question: “What struggles have you faced in order to study abroad? Why is it worth it to you?”
  • Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
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External Scholarships

We encourage students to apply to as many external scholarships as they are eligible. Each year many scholarships go unawarded due to a lack of applicants. It is important that you also consult your Study Abroad Office and Financial Aid office to inquire about additional scholarship opportunities. Below are some resources for finding additional scholarships.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.”
  • Boren Scholarship Award for International Study
    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate 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
  • Freeman-ASIA
    Scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad in East and Southeast Asia.
  • Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
    The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

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