Semester Programs, H-SC Faculty-Led Programs (May Term Abroad/Away), and the Virginia Program at Oxford: Funding from external organizations, such as those on this page, will be considered for application to your H-SC account on a case-by-case basis, up to the amount of H-SC's fees. Students are advised to consult with the Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices.

Non-H-SC-Affiliated Summer Abroad Programs: Costs are billed directly to the student by the program provider.  Scholarships from external organizations, such as those listed on this page, will not be applied to your H-SC account.  Students are advised to consult with the Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices.


Hampden-Sydney Funding

John B. and Peggy C. Schug Study Abroad Award: This $5000 award is given to selected students whose financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, would preclude them from participating in a study abroad program without the award.  Preference is given to rising juniors. Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows

H-SC Compass Grant: The H-SC Compass Grant is awarded in amounts up to $2500 to selected students whose need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, could preclude them from participating in an endorsed study abroad or study away program that includes an H-SC Compass course.  Applicants must have entered the College in Fall 2019 or later. Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows

William Lucke Garlick Memorial Award: Hampden-Sydney College awards this scholarship to selected students participating in an H-SC May Term Abroad program. Funds are limited and awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.  Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows

Department of Classics Study Abroad Scholarship: Hampden-Sydney College awards this scholarship to students in the Department of Classics to participate in programs conducted in Italy, Greece, and other countries with considerable ancient ruins.  Preference is first given to students of the Greek and/or Latin languages and then to students of English language courses on ancient topics, such as ancient history and Classical Studies. Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows

Paule Kline Scholarship for Study in France: This award reflects Madame Kline's love for the College and teaching and is meant to foster a better understanding of and appreciation for French language and culture.  Academic record, demonstrated financial need, and participation at the French Table are criteria for selection.  Part of the application will include a short essay (300 words, maximum) explaining why the applicant wishes to study in France.  First preference will be given to a French major who plans to live with a French family with children of the same age. Campus Contact: Dr. Severin or Dr. Widdows

Department of Modern Languages French Scholarship: Thanks to a generous gift from a Hampden-Sydney alumnus, French majors or minors who study abroad in France for a summer or semester may apply for funding. Campus Contact: Dr. Severin or Dr. Palmer

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the above funding opportunities:
Fall/Full-Year Programs: February 15
Spring Programs: September 15
May Term/Summer Programs: January 15
Application Link (universal application)

H-SC Passport Fee Fund: Students who apply for a passport in order to attend an endorsed semester abroad program are eligible to apply for a reimbursement of the passport application fee.  Summer abroad students may also apply, funds permitting. Applications considered on a rolling basis. Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows

H-SC Study Abroad Blogging Positions: Selected students will earn $600.00 while contributing to the TigersAbroad blog during their program. Applications due November 15 (Spring programs) or April 15 (Summer/May Term and Fall programs). Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows

External Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Applicants must be Pell Grant recipients. The Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kind of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities.
Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows
Application Due: October 1, 2019 (spring programs); March 3, 2020 (fall/full-year programs; summer programs)

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
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.
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace, Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due:  for study beginning June 1, 2020 or after, January 25, 2020 (H-SC deadline); February 5, 2020 (Boren deadline)

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is for selected students studying at overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due:  November 19, 2019 (summer programs)

DAAD Scholarship (Germany)
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due:  varies by scholarship

Freeman-Asia (most countries in East or Southeast Asia)
A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.  Awards are given for each semester. 
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace, Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due:  TBA April 2020

Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Graduating Seniors
Through a competitive application process, the Fulbright Commission offers seniors and recent alumni opportunities for an ETA (English Teaching Assistantship), or research grant.  Grants available in a variety of countries with financial coverage. 
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace, Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due: early September (H-SC deadline); October 8, 2019 (Fulbright deadline)

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers three Special Summer Program schoarships for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), who have completed no more than two years of university study, to come to the UK on a four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace, Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due:  TBA February 2020

The Fund for Education Abroad
The FEA's mission is to expand the opportunities for US students to participate in education abroad programs through scholarships and grants. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply; special consideration given to applicants who are first generation and minority college students.
Application Due:  January 17, 2020 (summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021) 
Application Opens: November 11, 2019

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
Leadership Application for a $500 award to go overseas.
Application Due: Considered on a rolling basis.
Japan Bridging Scholarship
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan.
Application Due: October 10, 2019 (2020 spring programs),  TBA April 2020 (fall/full-year programs)

Schwarzman Scholars Program in China
The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing-one of China's most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.
Campus Contact: Dr. Nace, Office of Fellowship Advising
Application Due: September 26, 2019 (2020-21 full-year programs)

St. Andrew's Society of North Carolina 
Students of Scottish heritage who are residents of North Carolina intending to study abroad in Scotland are eligible to apply.
Campus Contact: Dr. Widdows
Application Due: November 1 (paper application; priority deadline)

Sullivan Scholarship (Prague, Rome, Ralleigh programs in July or August)
Created by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and a Board of Advisors from renowned universities, the Sullivan SE Certificate develops students' entrepreneurship and leadership skills to prepare them to be change agents in their communities and professional careers. You can combine courses through Leadership exchange with courses at your home campus to complete the minor. 
Application Due: TBA (summer programs)

Scholarship Search Aids

Diversity Abroad Scholarships
List of scholarships that are designed to increase the diversity of students who study abroad. Links to many programs scholarships are included on this page.
Application Due: varies by scholarship

HealthCare Scholarships 
Information on the benefits of studying abroad to pre-health majors and links to relevant scholarships.
Application Due: varies by scholarship

IIEPassport and Study Abroad Funding
Link to scholarships that are broken down by major, region, and country.
Application Due: varies by scholarship

MoneyGeek's Guide to Paying for Your Study Abroad
In addition to providing a listing of many different scholarships, this guide will introduce you to the costs of studying abroad, factors to consider in your planning and the different financing options that may be available to students hoping to study abroad, whether it's for a summer, a semester or an entire degree program.