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Study Abroad Scholarships

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Rider Scholarships

The James P. Bush International Immersion Endowment

This fully funded scholarship for Short-Term programs 2023-2024. Please read the requirements below and email your materials before September 15th, 2023 to the Director of the Office of International Education at

Eligibility requirements:
1. Applicants must complete a 350 word essay stating your interest in the tour, what you feel you will contribute to the tour and how this will impact your learning, both in the classroom and beyond.
2. Applicants must demonstrate significant financial need, you can retrieve this information on your MyRider dashboard or ask financial aid for a printout.
3. Applicants must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in good standing.
4. Applicants must have an active application.
5. Strong preference will be given to students with a diverse background.

The Madison Miller ' 21 Study Abroad Fund

This scholarship is designed to support undergraduate students in the Norm Brodsky College of Business who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid office. Recipients of this award are required to participate in a credit-bearing short-term study abroad trip. Each fall semester, a minimum award of $500 will be granted to each recipient, with a maximum of two recipients per year. It is important to note that individuals who have received other study-abroad financial resources will not be considered for this scholarship.

To apply, candidates must submit a 350-word essay to Kim Algeo ( by November 1st following these guidelines:

i. Why are you interested in attending a short-term study abroad tour? (Please include the trip location).
ii. Why is traveling abroad important or meaningful to you?
iii. How do you believe this gift will impact your continued studies at Rider and beyond?

The Aberger Scholarship

Founded by Rider Alumni, Faculty and Staff who are dedicated and passionate about study abroad. Students who are studying abroad in a foreign language will be given first preference and is awarded to students who are studying abroad on a credit bearing program. Preference will be given to those students who are studying abroad on a semester and summer term, yet applicable to those who are studying abroad on a short term program.

Recipients of this award shall be selected in accordance with the parameters as outlined below:
A. Recipient(s) must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
B. Recipient(s) must be a sophomore, junior, or senior on the Lawrenceville campus.
C. Recipient(s) must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
D. Recipient(s) must be studying abroad through an International Travel program that is credit-bearing.
E. Preference is given to students who have studied a foreign language for the equivalent of 3 semesters, or are proficient in another language.
F. Recipient(s) will be chosen by a committee comprised of the Chair of the Foreign Language Department or their representative, the Director of the Center for International Education or their representative, and a representative from University Advancement determined by the Vice President of University Advancement.

The Doris DeYoung Scholarship

The Doris DeYoung Student Travel Award was established in memory of the long-time English Department adjunct, who was interested in student travel overseas and who generously left a bequest to the department. The fund makes available approximately $6,000 each year for student overseas travel for the purpose of study at a university. Applicants should be English majors or minors, and the prospective study should be connected to their interest in English literature or writing and/or in cinema studies.

1. Must be an English major and have completed all gateway courses (depending on their concentrations) with grades of B or
2. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
3. Have a clean disciplinary record.*
4. Email Kim Algeo with required documentation listed above to apply.

The Diana Crane Study Abroad Scholarship (WCC)

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in their junior or senior year at Westminster Choir College who will participate in a study abroad experience. Students must have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

This scholarship shall be awarded to students who study abroad during their fall or spring semesters only.  It is not available for students who are studying abroad during the summer.  

1. The annual recipient for this scholarship shall be selected by Nov. 15 of each year.   (Since all students traveling abroad confirm their arrangements for a given academic year by Nov. 1, this should not be a problem.)
2. Students must be juniors/seniors at Westminster
3. Awarded during the academic year in which study abroad experience occurs
4. Financial need
5.Financial Aid Office shall confer with recipient's faculty adviser to request endorsement of student selection

The Sylvia R. and Maurice Denbo College of Business Administration International Studies Endowed Fund

This scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Business Administration who enroll in NBCB short-term international travel courses or a study abroad program during a summer session. Applicants must be in need of financial assistance, have a GPA of 3.0 or above and must submit an essay documenting why they deserve this scholarship. Students must submit the essay to Kim Algeo by October 1st.

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External Scholarships

James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Any Rider student that is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society (they receive an invite in their freshman year if they are in the top 20% of their class) can use it toward any study abroad trip.

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External Funding: National Prestigious Scholarships


Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Awards are focused on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities for a minimum of one year.

Boren Awards



Gilman Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program strongly encourages students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Gilman Scholarship Program

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External Funding: Other Scholarships


Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarships

The Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship is open to all current or aspiring study abroad students. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.


Ireland Scholarship


External Funding: Summer Programs


Boren Scholarship for STEM Fields

The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors. The scholarships fund up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields.

Boren STEM Scholarship


External Funding: After Graduation


Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The Fulbright program offers grants to U.S. citizens who are recent undergraduates, graduate students and young professionals to pursue study, research and teaching initiatives abroad. Grants are highly competitive and are typically one academic year in length.

Fulbright Fellowships

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Office of International Education: Scholarship Workshop

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Scholarship Workshop

Every semester the Office of International Education hosts a scholarship workshop for students interested in studying abroad. Be sure to sign up at the OIE to save your seat.

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