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Scholarships

Drake and other external organizations offer scholarships specifically for international education experiences.

Out office recommends that you apply to Drake’s Global Learning Scholarships, as well as outside scholarships to help fund your program abroad. Donors to Drake have been generous in offering funding specifically for international programs, and our office is happy to award more than $100,000 a year to Drake students to assist them in affording life transforming educational experiences in global settings. Additionally, there are external organizations that offer funding for international experiences, and we strongly recommend exploring these options too. Make sure to apply early, as many scholarships deadlines occur before the study abroad deadline!

Drake Global Learning Scholarships

These scholarships are designed to enable students to reach their full potential as responsible global citizens. Nearly all scholarships are financial need based but have slightly different selection criteria.

Apply for the Drake Global Learning Scholarships through your Drake International online program application!

  • Burmeister Scholarship for Uganda Summer Travel Seminars
  • David Wright Scholarship for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Majors
  • Gendron Scholarship for Non-European Programs
  • Johansen Scholarship for Pharmacy and Health Science Majors
  • Levin Scholarship for Promoting Better Understanding Between Persons of Different Faiths
  • Nelson Scholarship for International Relations, International Business, Language minors, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Global and Comparative Health
  • Olson Global Service-Learning Scholarship
  • The Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Scholarship
  • Thibodeau Scholarship for Global Citizenship
  • Zimpleman Scholarship for Global Experiential Learning

External Study Abroad Scholarships

If you are applying to an Affiliate program, you are likely eligible for their scholarships and grants. These may be need or merit-based awards and require a separate application directly with the Partner. Scholarship deadlines may be earlier than the study abroad program deadline, therefore, early planning can pay off! Check out other sources for study abroad scholarships: