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Scholarships for International Relations

Scholarships for International Relations

International Relations Scholarships

Getting a degree in international relations is a smart choice for anyone who wants to learn more about other countries and cultures, travel abroad, and learn different languages. Finding scholarships can be a good way to pay for the expense of getting a degree in a military-friendly college or other institutions. Here are 8 scholarships for those getting a degree in international relations.

Boren Fellowships

Multiple recipients, $12,000-$25,000

The Details: This fellowship is for those in a graduate degree program at a college or university. It is to provide unique funding opportunities for students in order to study less common languages in less common world locations. Students will need to apply with a country and language in mind, although that can be changed later. Students will receive up to $25,000 for 25-52 week programs, up to $12,500 for 12-24 week programs, with up to $12,000 for domestic language study. 

The Deadline: February

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Charleston Women in International Trade Scholarship

Multiple recipients, Varies 

The Details: This scholarship is for both four-year college students and two-year technical college students who are majoring in supply chain, logistics, or international trade. Students must be enrolled or planning to be enrolled at an accredited college or university and be South Carolina residents. The scholarship is open to both females and males. 

The Deadline: March 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Jeff Zimpleman Scholarship

Multiple recipients, Varies 

The Details: This is for students enrolled in a college or university that have been current residents of the state of Iowa for at least the last five years. The funds are for costs related to travel, flights, and in some cases housing. Students can apply if they are seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate in the areas of international business, international agriculture or related studies, international relations/culture including language, art, and music, that takes them to one of Iowa’s sister states. Students can also be traveling abroad for short courses, internships, conferences, or symposiums or working on research projects or documentaries in those same areas. Iowa’s sister states are Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan Yucatan, Mexico Hebei Province, PRC Terengganu, Malaysia Stavropol Krai, Russia Taiwan Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine Veneto Region, Italy The Republic of Kosovo.

The Deadline: Applications are on a rolling basis. 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

NCITD Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, Min of $1,000

The Details: This scholarship from NCITD, the National Council on International Trade Development, is to help promote education and careers in international trade. Winners will receive a minimum of $1,000 and a one-year NCITD membership. They will also be welcomed to monthly meetings. Students must be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate degree related to international trade studies, including international relations. Undergraduates must be at least a junior. 

The Deadline: April 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Paul S. Honda Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $1,000

The Details: This scholarship is through PAAC, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council. The late Paul S. Honda established an endowment for the scholarship fund to promote Asian studies and international studies in higher education. They will be giving out four, $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who want to pursue these fields at a post-secondary level and have been actively involved in PAAC. 

The Deadline: April 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

WIIT Scholarships

Multiple recipients, $1,500

The Details: This is a merit-based scholarship from WIIT, the Association of Women in International Trade, to support and encourage women to study all aspects of international trade. Students must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time. They also must be a junior or senior or be enrolled in graduate studies. In addition to the $1,500 award, students will also receive a full year of personal mentorship by a WIIT member and one full year of WIIT membership. 

The Deadline: April and November 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship is to enable students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. It is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university and allows them to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

The Deadline: October 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This program is a summer study abroad program for American college and university students to learn languages. It is open to students of diverse disciplines and majors. They allow for 15 different languages which are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. The program is from the U.S. Department of State. Students must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level, be at least 18 years old by May 15, 2022, and if an undergrad, will need to have completed at least one full year of study.

The Deadline: November 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

 

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