TEAN is committed to giving students a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience studying 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.

TEAN provides numerous scholarships, including an annual full ride scholarship, need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, even a photography scholarship, plus others. See below for available scholarships.

TEAN Full Ride Scholarship

TEAN Full Ride Scholarship

The Education Abroad Network Full Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. Studying abroad is a personal journey and the winning applicant will show us not only the journey they’ve been on to arrive at this point, but also the journey they envision studying abroad will entail. The scholarship can be used for any Summer or Fall 2017 TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees, orientation and housing (up to $26,000 value).

REQUIREMENTS
  • Students must complete the Statement from University document in order to be considered for the scholarship. You can either do this on your TEAN online application for the program, or use this PDF version if you haven’t applied online for the program yet.
  • Must meet the GPA and eligibility requirements for the individual program(s) that they want to attend.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the United States.
  • 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 Full Ride 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 extra-curricular activities, achievement in leadership skills, awareness of the value of international education, and a one-page essay addressing the following question: “Studying abroad is a personal journey. What would your journey look like?”
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 1, 2017

The Statement from University document must be completed and emailed (or postmarked) by March 1, 2017 to meet the deadline requirement.

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Need, Merit & Diversity Scholarships - Semester Only

Need, Merit and Diversity Scholarships

Need, Merit and Diversity scholarships range between $500 – $2,500 and can only be used on TEAN programs. Completing the application is not a guarantee for a scholarship award. Students may only apply for one scholarship (ie. Need, Merit or Diversity) so we encourage students to apply for the scholarship that they feel they best qualify for.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): November 15
Fall (July/August/September – November/December): May 15

Awards are generally announced on the following dates:
Spring Scholarships – announced in mid-December
Fall Scholarships – announced in mid-June


Merit-Based Scholarship

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 provide a letter of recommendation from a source that is familiar with the student’s academic background (professor, academic advisor, guidance counselor, etc.). Further information provided in the above Scholarship Approval Form.
  • 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 students 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
    • 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.

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Need-Based Scholarships

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 provide a letter of recommendation from a source that is familiar with the student’s academic background (professor, academic advisor, guidance counselor, etc.). Further information provided in the above Scholarship Approval Form.
  • 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 loans, 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 the student’s 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 students must meet the above requirements.
  • Assessment 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
    • 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.

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Diversity Scholarships

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 provide a letter of recommendation from a source that is familiar with the student’s academic background (professor, academic advisor, guidance counselor, etc.). Further information provided in the above Scholarship Approval Form.
  • 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 students 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.

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Gilman Bonus Scholarship

Gilman Bonus SCholarship

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 the website.
  • 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 provide a letter of recommendation from a source that is familiar with the student’s academic background (professor, academic advisor, guidance counselor, etc.). Further information provided in the above Scholarship Approval Form.
  • 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

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): November 15
Fall (July/August/September – November/December): May 15

TEAN Gilman Bonus Awards are generally announced just after the announcement of the Gilman Scholarships.

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Photography Scholarship

Photography Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is for a study abroad applicant who is also a talented photographer. Semester scholarships are $500 and Summer program (program length must be 4 weeks or more) scholarships are $250.

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 students 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

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): December 15
Summer (June/July/August): April 30
Fall (July/August – November/December): June 15

Awards are announced prior to departure.

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Sequel Scholarship

Sequel Scholarship

Sequel scholarships are $500 and are for program participants who have formerly participated in another one of TEAN’s full semester study abroad programs.

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

REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be accepted into a TEAN program (including any semester, summer, winter or internship 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 provide a letter of recommendation from a source that is familiar with the student’s academic background (professor, academic advisor, guidance counselor, etc.). Further information provided in the above Scholarship Approval Form.
  • 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 students 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

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): November 15
Semester (July/August – November/December): May 15

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Summer Scholarships

Summer Down Under Scholarship

There is a $1,000 scholarship available to the top applicant on each of the TEAN Summer Down Under programs (Wildlife and Energy). Additionally, there is 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 provide a letter of recommendation from a source that is familiar with the student’s academic background (professor, academic advisor, guidance counselor, etc.). Further information provided in the above Scholarship Approval Form.
  • 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.
  • 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

There are two scholarships provided by Korea University available for the TEAN Summer in Seoul program. One $2,000 award 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 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
    • a one-page essay addressing the following question: “You need to bring three 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
    • 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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TEAN Host University Scholarships

TEAN HOST University STUDY ABROAD Scholarships

The following universities have committed scholarship funds for 2017. Any TEAN applicants for these universities that apply for a TEAN merit, need or diversity scholarship will automatically be considered for a university specific scholarship if available.

New Zealand

Massey University – Palmerston North / Massey University – Wellington
NZ$2,000 available in scholarship funds for one student.

University of Canterbury
NZ$8,000 available in scholarship funds for Spring and Fall 2017.  Minimum of $2,000, maximum of $5,000/student.

AUT University
One NZ$1,000 scholarship available each semester.

External Scholarships

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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