Scholarships & Fellowships

There is significant funding available from UNH, the U.S. federal government, as well as private organizations and foundations to help you finance your education abroad. 

UNH Global Undergraduate Education Abroad Awards - The Global Education Center manages a variety of scholarship programs and coordinates an awards process in both fall and spring semesters. Many of the awards focus generally on financial need or academic merit. However, a few have specific eligibility requirements, such the Diversity Abroad and Foley Jackson awards, and Yale Maria for study in the Middle East. 

UNH COLA B. Thomas Trout Scholarship - This award offers financial assistance to undergraduate NH residents who are majors within COLA applying to a UNH-managed study abroad program within COLA.

UNH COLA Languages Literatures and Culture - There are several department scholarships supporting foreign language majors and minors who study abroad.

UNH COLA Fund for Study in Italy - Supports UNH COLA students with a demonstrated interest in art, art history, and Italian language who plan on studying abroad in Italy. Awards will be made to one or more selected students each spring and may range between $1,000 and $5,000 per award.

UNH CHHS Sharyn Zunz Scholarship for Social Work Majors - Provides meritorious scholarship support to students participating in an academic study and travel program through the University. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. 

UNH Hospitality Management International Student Diversity Scholarship - The scholarship funds are split to support international students enrolled in Paul’s Hospitality Management (HMGT) program and a HMGT student participating in study abroad/international internship. Interested HMGT students should complete the Paul College Scholarship application, as well as contact Anu Sukhu and Donna Stickney in the Hospitality Management Program

UNH International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) - UNH undergraduate students from all fields of study may apply in the spring of their sophomore year or the fall of their junior year for substantial grants to conduct nine-week summer research projects abroad. Following a junior year of preparation, students conduct their research during the summer preceding their senior year.

UNH Emeriti Council Student International Service Initiative Grant (EC SISI) - This grant, initiated by S. Melvin Rines '47, supports opportunities for officially recognized student service organizations to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to solve real world problems in disadvantaged areas of the world. Groups must have an advisor and raise on their own a portion of the funds needed for the project.

The UNH Office of National Fellowships helps students find and apply for prestigious external funding opportunities such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Critical Language Scholarships, Fulbright, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program), and Bridging Scholarship (Japan).

Stanley A. Hamel Traveling Fellowship – This fellowship provides approximately $3,800 for travel in Europe to graduating seniors, or recent graduates. It is coordinated by the UNH Office of National Fellowships.

UNH-Approved study abroad programs – Many providers offer their own scholarships. Be sure to check their eligibility requirements and application process.

Additional Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Study Abroad

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Undergraduate Education Abroad Awards

The purpose of these awards is to assist UNH undergraduate students cover additional costs that come with study abroad/away (NSE Canada only) or an international experience (Internship, Volunteer, Research program).

There are a variety of general undergraduate awards but a few have specific eligibility requirements, such as:

  • Diversity Abroad - supports under-represented students to study/intern/research abroad.  Preference will be given to a student doing an education abroad experience for the first time.
  • Foley-Jackson - provides $5000 in financial assistance to students at the sophomore level and above and will be studying abroad for a semester or academic year.
  • Yale Maria - supports students studying abroad in the Middle East.

There are two competitions for these awards, the Fall 2022 competition for students going abroad in January term 2023, spring break 2023 and spring 2023.

The Spring 2023 competition is for students going abroad in Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and academic year 2023-2024.

There is one application form for each competition - Make sure to submit an application for the correct competition deadline:

Fall competition, Friday September 30, 2022 at noon.  Application has closed.  Award recipients were informed by the end of November, 2022.

Spring competition, Friday March 10, 2023 at noon.  Award recipients will be informed by the end of April.

*Take note that you cannot save changes in the application and come back to it.  We recommend that for the long answer questions that you write these in a word document, copy and paste your answers into the application so that you can submit it at one time.

Education Abroad Award Application