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Scholarships & Grants

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CEA Scholarships & Grants

Studying or interning abroad is a life-changing opportunity that can enhance your global competence and improve your employability. CEA works to increase access to international education experiences through increased funding by committing more than $2.0 million each year to our scholarship & grant programs.

Our aim is to award funding in a timely manner that will support a student’s decision to go abroad. Upon acceptance, CEA students will automatically be considered for the scholarships and grants for which they qualify, or will be given the opportunity to apply for a scholarship if participating in an institution-sponsored custom or faculty-led program in partnership with CEA.

CEA awards Academic Scholarships, Opportunity Grants, and Custom & Faculty-Led Program Scholarships.

Academic Scholarships will be available beginning with the Summer ‘22 term, and Opportunity Grants will be available beginning with the Fall ‘22 term. Custom & Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available for all terms in 2022.

Academic Scholarships

CEA will automatically consider all summer and semester students with a GPA of 3.8 and above for a merit-based scholarship of $500.

Opportunity Grants

Beginning with Fall ‘22 programs, CEA will remove common barriers to participation by automatically considering students for the following awards:

  • Flight Voucher ($1000) for students who identify as a first-generation college student, a BIPOC student, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a student who receives post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, or if you attend an MSI (a Minority Serving Institution), you may apply for a credit that will be awarded in the form of a flight voucher with StudentUniverse to be used toward your study or intern abroad flight.
  • Passport Application Subsidy ($130) This grant is specifically for students who are applying for their first-ever U.S. passport. These funds will be awarded as a check and can be used to cover your passport application fee.
  • Work-Study Subsidy (up to $2500) To help bridge the financial gap for students who are foregoing on or off campus employment to study abroad, CEA will award funds in the form of a check made out to the student.

We ask that CEA Opportunity Grant recipients empower others by sharing their unique study or intern abroad experiences in one of the following ways:

  • Complete a project on your home campus to promote study abroad
  • Create a blog post or video for the CEA MOJO blog or our YouTube channel
  • Share your study abroad photos or participate in a social media takeover to talk about your study or intern abroad experience

For the Spring 2023 Term all applicants will be notified of their award status by November 30th 2022.

Fund for Education Abroad

CEA is now an access partner with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA). Their mission is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. This is a new, substantial source of aid students can potentially access in addition to the funds CEA gives directly.

Deadline to apply for Spring 2023 is September 15.


CEA is pleased to offer a scholarship option for students participating in a custom or faculty-led program sponsored by their home institution and facilitated by CEA. An application is required to be considered for this scholarship. Please note that students participating in a CEA Custom & Faculty-Led Program are not eligible for other CEA scholarships or grants.

Award Ranges

Summer Programs: Up to $800 (up to $100 per week in program length)
Quarter/Trimester Programs: Up to $900
Semester Programs: Up to $1,000

  • Program duration of at least 3 weeks
  • Applicants must be participating in a CEA Study Abroad program abroad
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Complete the online Scholarship Application through your MyCEA. This application includes the below required essay. This can only be submitted once.
  • Personal Essay: Outside of your course requirements, please describe how your study abroad program and location is connected to your global learning and career goals. Write an original 500 word statement of intent detailing why you personally chose to participate in your specific study abroad program and how your study abroad location and experience will impact your global learning and career goals.
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Early Spring
January - February November 15th
Late Spring
March - April February 1st
Early Summer
May March 30th
Late Summer
June - July April 30th
August - October June 30th

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