Scholarships & Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Champlain Scholarships

  • The Connor Glasset Education AUT Scholarship ($2000-4000)
    • Available to Education Majors who demonstrate financial need
  • AUT Housing Scholarships ($1000)
    • Available to all majors
  • Montreal and Dublin Scholarships ($250-$1000)
    • Available to all majors

Due to generous donations in support of education abroad, the Champlain Abroad office has limited funds available for study abroad scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

In order to apply, you must prepare a statement of need and submit it via your TerraDotta application by your application deadline. All scholarship applicants must meet the criteria below:  

  • Be enrolled in a degree program at Champlain College
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Prepare and submit a statement of need to the Champlain Abroad office by your application deadline.  

Outside Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State offers the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to students with limited financial means who would like to study or intern abroad. Students may only receive the scholarship once and must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during their time abroad. Students who study specific languages during their time abroad may also be eligible for a higher award through the Critical Need Language Award. Students who are interested in applying should visit the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship website.

Note: Students must apply to this scholarship separately from their Federal and institutional aid packages.

Additional Opportunities and Support

Additional scholarship opportunities may be available through a variety of different organizations. Here are links to some great resources:  

  • IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding - This Institute of International Education page has links and explanations for resources to help you plan and pay for study abroad.
  • Study Abroad Scholarships - This website explains the options for financial aid when studying abroad.
  • Diversity Abroad - This website has resources available to help students plan their study abroad trip, and it offers several scholarships.
  • Fund for Education Abroad - The FEA offers scholarships with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need, first-generation college students, and minority students.
  • USA Study Abroad - This government-run website has information on government-funded scholarships students can apply for, as well as other resources to help you plan.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars - This website has tools and information about financial aid for students.
  • The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - This website has tools and information about financial aid for all students.
  • Money Geek - This is a link to a guide written by the Money Geek staff to help clarify some of the scholarships available for students studying abroad.

Students studying through third-party programs may also want to look into the scholarships and financial aid offered by their programs:

  • CEA Scholarships - CEA offers several scholarships, as well as other financial aid options.
  • The Education Abroad Network - TEAN offers scholarships and other financial aid to their students.
  • AIFS Financial Aid - AIFS offers several scholarships and grants, as well as financial aid.
  • SAI Programs - SAI offers several scholarships and other financial aid options.
  • ISA Programs - ISA admissions has a wonderful website with links to financial aid and scholarship options for their students.
  • SIT Programs - Students studying through SIT can apply for a variety of scholarships and grants through the program.

General Information on Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Champlain Students and Financial Aid

Once you are accepted to the Champlain Abroad program, you will qualify for an adjustment to your financial aid package that will meet your semester abroad costs. The adjustment will reflect the cost of participating in the Montreal or Dublin program and excludes work-study, which cannot be transferred to either international program.

For Montreal, Dublin, and Exchange programs, students receive institutional financial aid.  For 3rd-party study abroad programs, only federal aid is available and students are required to stay enrolled at Champlain College while studying abroad.  Information about 3rd-party study abroad fees is here.

Non-Champlain Students and Financial Aid

Non-Champlain students who are accepted to the Champlain Abroad Program in Montreal or Dublin and who are seeking student loans and federal or state grants while studying abroad with Champlain Abroad must visit the study abroad and financial aid offices at their home institution to ask to have a consortium agreement established with the Champlain College Office of Financial Aid. This allows the home institution to process federal aid and transfer it to Champlain Abroad for a semester or year abroad. Your home institution's financial aid office should contact the Champlain College Office of Financial Aid to process this request. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.

Note: You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the deadlines for applying for financial aid for your home institution.