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CNU Study Abroad
Spring: October 15
Fall: April 1
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Study Abroad Scholarship Information

Funding Opportunities from CNU
The "Funds for Excellence" Scholarship
This scholarship has several types of awards.  There is a limit of one award per student, so students may only receive one throughout their time at CNU.  Students may be eligible to apply for more than one type of award, but only one may be issued.  Unfortunately, this scholarship cannot be utilized for CNU Spring Break Programs.

**Applications for The "Funds for Excellence" Scholarship are available in the Office of Financial Aid, on the 1st Floor of CNU Hall.  

Captains Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship was created to assist students studying abroad who would not otherwise be able to afford the opportunity without financial assistance. The applicant must be a full-time CNU student and remain in this status throughout the study abroad program. Students who are First Generation, from underrepresented populations, or have high financial need are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have applied to a study abroad program.  Selected students will provide documentation of acceptance into their chosen study abroad program.  
Unfortunately, this scholarship cannot be utilized for CNU Spring Break Programs.  Categories for application include:
  • CNU Programs (CNU Summer, CNU Spring Break, CNU in Scotland, CNU in Barbados)

Departmental Scholarships
  • Modern & Classical Languages & Literature Department: Spanish Majors & Minors: Doris Reppen Spanish Scholarship Endowment at CNU. Classical Studies and Italian Majors and Minors (see department for details)
  • Luter School of Business Study Abroad Stipend:  Applications will be available to students who have been admitted into the Luter School (see Luter School for details)

National Funding Opportunities
  • The Gilman Scholarship:  The U.S. Department of State‚Äôs Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.  Funds for semester and summer programs are available for selected students.  The Gilman Scholarship Advisor for Christopher Newport University is Ebony Majeed.  Please contact her for information about the online application.  **Applicants must be a Federal Pell Grant Recipient.  Please meet with CNU's Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility. 
  • The Fund for Education Abroad:  This scholarship is available for semester and summer programs.  The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.
Region or Language-Specific Scholarships 

  • Boren ScholarshipBoren 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.
  • ProjectGo: Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education, Project GO provides institutional grants to U.S institutions of higher education with large ROTC student enrollments, to include the Senior Military Colleges. 
  • Fulbright Summer Institute in the UK:  The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.
  • Critical Language Scholarship: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
  • Freeman Asia ScholarshipFreeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Program-Specific Scholarships
Students who choose to utilize Non-CNU programs for their abroad experience should reach out directly to the program for potential funding opportunities.  Below is a list of some of the Non-CNU abroad organizations.

Scholarship Databases
In addition to the above funding opportunities, a helpful strategy to pursue scholarships and grants is to visit the website of study abroad scholarship Search Engines.  Similar to how a student can conduct a "Google Search", the following websites may have options for funding.  **Be mindful of the application deadlines, application requirements, and estimated dates of disbursement.  

Christopher Newport University Study Abroad Office