CEA Scholarships

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About CEA Scholarships

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence... not to mention all of those amazing new friends, new classes, and new foods you'll discover when you take your education international. In fact, study abroad is so awesome that we think more students should experience it! That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

We're committed to increasing all students’ access to study abroad’s many benefits. To reach this goal, CEA offers scholarships in three categories:

How to Apply

Applying Is Easy! Here's How:

  1. Apply to a CEA Study Abroad Program (if you have not already)
  2. Log in to your MyCEA account and submit your scholarship application and personal essay.
  3. If you're applying for a Need-Based Scholarship, work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the Financial Need Scholarship Form
  4. Ask a reference to submit a Recommendation Form and Letter of Recommendation to CEA:
  5. Once we’ve received all of your materials, we’ll send a confirmation email to let you know your application is complete!
Keep in mind, to apply for a CEA Scholarship you do need to be going abroad on a CEA Study Abroad program. Applicants may apply to only one Merit or Diversity based scholarship, in addition to one Need-based Scholarship.

Application Deadlines

For Summer

Apply by

April 10

For Fall

Apply by

May 10

For Spring

Apply by

Nov. 15

Our Scholarships

Wondering how you'll pay for study abroad? Many companies, agencies, and organizations offer scholarship funding for international education - including CEA!

 Merit-based Scholarships

 Diversity Scholarships

 Need-based Scholarships

 Scholarships with Distinction

 Affiliate Scholarships

 Custom & Faculty-Led Program Scholarships

CEA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all of our CEA Scholarship Recipients! See past recipients here.


Looks Great on My Résumé
I learned so much of the language and had some of the best experiences of my life. It opened doors for me to evaluate who I am and what I want. It looks great on a résumé.

Tyler Clayshulte
University of New Mexico,
Fall 2015, Seville, Spain

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