The cost to study abroad will vary by program, so be sure to select a study abroad program within your budget. Many organizations offer financial aid or scholarships to Keystone College students needing assistance paying for study abroad. Even before applying, students should set up an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss available financial aid funding and scholarships that can be used to pay for study abroad. Eligibility may be based on the program of choice, destination country, etc.
Study Abroad Financial Aid Policy
The opportunity to study abroad can be one of the most memorable and exciting times in one’s academic career, but it requires a certain level of personal responsibility to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed well in advance.
There are specific forms that must be completed for financial aid prior to departure, and others which may need to be completed while you are away from the La Plume, PA campus. Some study abroad programs cost about the same as one semester at Keystone, with the exception of transportation costs, visas (when applicable), and personal expenses. Although your Keystone College grants and scholarships cannot be applied to the cost of studying abroad, you may be able to use state and federal grants and loans for which you are eligible to cover some of these expenses.
The Office of Financial Aid is not able offer additional grants or scholarships to help cover the supplemental costs of study abroad programs. Additional student or parent loans however, may be available after making adjustments for costs associated with study abroad.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Many organizations offer financial aid or scholarships to students of Keystone College that are interested in studying abroad. If you would like to spend a semester abroad, we want to ensure that you have the ability to afford the adventure. We encourage you to search the following scholarship resources to see if you are eligible. If you are in need of assistance when applying for scholarships, visit the Office of International Studies for help and guidance through the scholarship application process.
Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate 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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a fully-funded overseas language program for American students interested in studying a foreign language.
Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Search for study abroad, intern abroad, teach abroad and other international programs through the study abroad and international exchange portal at DiversityAbroad.com. You can find international scholarships, study abroad loans and other financial aid for your study abroad.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education study abroad funding directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad funding opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.
The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.
Research Internships in Science and Engineering
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering.
Semester at Sea Presidential Scholarships
The Semester at Sea Presidential Scholarships are awarded to extremely high-achieving students wishing to enhance their global perspective and better understand their vital role as a global citizen.
Study Abroad.Com Financial Resources
The StudyAbroad.com Financial Resources website offers many financial aid and grants resources and links to explore your study abroad financing options.