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New College students regularly receive prestigious national scholarships that help them fund their experience abroad. You can read about our most recent awardees and see a list of scholarships for study abroad below.  

For additional information regarding national scholarships, please contact Duane Smith, Assistant Director, Prestigious Scholarships, in the Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity ( - (941) 487-5002) and visit the scholarship-fellowship database. (TIP: You can enter "abroad" as a keyword in the filter box to yield more targeted scholarships.)

Elling Eide Center Research Library and Preserve Scholarships: Each of the two annual scholarships will provide $1,000 to defray expenses related to the study of modern Mandarin in China or Taiwan, during the 2022-2023 academic year, with one award prioritized for students enrolled at New College.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until both scholarships are awarded.  Applicants must apply directly to the Eide Center online. Contact Dr. Matthew Wells, Director of Research, Elling Eide Center ( for more information.

Fund for Education Abroad
The FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. They consider financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness.

Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.  
Gilman Scholarship
‚ÄčThe U.S. Department of State’s 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 competitiveness.  The Gilman Scholarship Program 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 to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Sierra Lamb, International and Area Studies with Psychology Secondary Field (SIT, Jordan, Spring 2021)
  • Victoria Parada, Pre-med (Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, Spring 2020)
  • Hailey Greaney-McGleam, Environmental Studies and Chinese/Economics (USAC, Shanghai, China, AY 2019-20)
  • Sean Powers, Environmental Studies (USAC, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea, AY 2019-20)
  • Amaranth Sander, Anthropology and Environmental Studies (NSE exchange at Bishop's University, Québec, Canada, Spring 2019)
  • Rain Kwan, ‚ÄčComputer Science  (NSE/UWGB exchange at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, Spring 2019)
  • Lorelei Domke, Chinese Language and Culture (CET, Capital Normal University, Beijiing, China, Spring 2018)

Freeman 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.

Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships

Critical Language Scholarship
A summer intensive overseas immersion program for American students who wish to study languages deemed essential to America's national security and engagement with the world.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. Full scholarship covers all travel, tuition, housing, and a living stipend.  One application cycle per year in the fall. 

In the last 10 years, New College students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, Russian and Turkish.  You can read about our most recent recipients here.

Additional scholarships are listed on the following websites: New College Student Research and Travel Grant: The SRTG grants funding to New College of Florida students in support of research and travel associated with their thesis work, tutorials, and independent study projects.