All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, TEAN offers a variety of generous scholarships – from $1,000 to $5,000 and even an annual full scholarship – to help significantly cover study abroad costs!

Check out the current scholarships below to see what’s right for you! 

TEAN Scholarships

Global Opportunity (GO) Full-Ride Scholarship

The Global Opportunity (GO) Full-Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. The scholarship can be used for any summer or fall 2022 TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees and orientation (up to $15,000 value). You can read more about the history of the TEAN full ride scholarship and previous winners here.  There is not a separate application for the GO Full Ride. All applicants who apply for one of the other TEAN scholarship by the deadline will be considered. There will be one GO Full Ride Scholarship awarded for per year.


Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is offered for summer and semester programs and is intended for students with identities historically underserved in education abroad. This can include, but is not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, LGBTQIA+, First-Generation College Students, U.S. Military Veterans, students with disabilities, and/or students at Minority-Serving Institutions. 

Semester partnership Scholarship

These merit and financial need-based scholarships assist semester students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Applicants for this scholarship must complete the  Budget and Funding Form  in order to exhibit financial need.  

Recipients of this scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which offers the recipient the chance to take photos and add content to the TEAN Blog as a Correspondent.  


Summer Pathways Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have achieved academic excellence and require extra financial assistance. Applicants for this scholarship must complete the Budget and Funding Form, in order to exhibit financial need.  


Requirements
  • Students must start and complete steps 1-3 of the online application for the TEAN program you plan to attend.
  • Students must have their study abroad office complete the Statement from University document in order to be considered for the scholarship. You can do this on your TEAN online application for the program.
  • Must meet the GPA and eligibility requirements for the individual program that they want to attend.
  • Students can only submit their application one time for scholarships per application cycle (per term), applicants should select their top program choice when applying.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Scholarship applications received after the scholarship deadline will not be considered.
Selection Criteria
  • Will be based on the overall application materials, including a personal essay and overall presentation.
  • Applications will be judged by our scholarship review committee.
  • To be considered for the scholarship you must meet the above requirements.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
  • All scholarships are for TEAN abroad programs only. Students attending faculty-led programs with their home university, hosted or organized by TEAN do not qualify. Virtual programs including the Global Remote Internship and Career Semester do not qualify.
  • You can apply for as many scholarships as you like but would only be awarded one.
  • Completing the application is not a guarantee for a scholarship award.
Deadlines

Spring Semester and Winter Programs 

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 30 

Summer Programs  

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 28 

Fall Semester Programs 

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 30 

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Scholarship application documents must be sent via email to higheredscholarships@worldstrides.org by the dates above. Scholarship application deadlines are evaluated independently of program application deadlines and will not be extended even if the program application deadline is extended. 

Award notifications will take place approximately six weeks after each scholarship deadline. 

TEAN Scholarships FAQs

TEAN Scholarship FAQs

If your question is not answered below, please contact us.

When Should I Apply for a Scholarship?

TEAN offers scholarships throughout the calendar year. It’s always a good idea for students to get started on the application sooner, rather than later. Complete (at least) steps 1-3 of your program application, assuming the deadline for the program hasn’t passed, then giving yourself at least 2-3 weeks before the scholarship deadline can help ensure you meet the deadline. 

Deadlines for scholarships are as follows: 

  • Summer Programs: February 28 
  • Fall Programs: April 30 
  • Winter/Spring Programs: October 30 
How Competitive are the Scholarships?

This depends on the number of students applying. The majority of students who travel abroad do not apply for scholarships, which increases the chances of those who do apply, and we always encourage students to take the time to apply! 

 How do I Apply?

After completing Steps 1-3 of the TEAN application process for a program, review the eligibility requirements on the Scholarship Application for further information. When you’re ready to apply, complete the scholarship application and send via email to higheredscholarships@worldstrides.org by the deadline. Scholarship applications that are incomplete or that are sent past the deadline will NOT be considered. 

What documents do I need to fill out the TEAN Budget and Funding Form?

You will need both your home university award letter and your SAR. Your home university award letter is a document from your home university’s financial aid office that states what financial aid you have been awarded, and often asks if you plan to accept or decline the awards. 

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a document that can be printed directly from the FAFSA website. 

What Are Some Things That Students Overlook in Their Scholarship Applications?

Applicants wait until the last minute and then may miss the deadline. Applications MUST be received by ISA by the deadline. Late submissions will NOT be considered. This can be especially challenging if the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday as there will not be anyone available to ask last minute questions, so applicants should plan accordingly. 

Applicants do not spend time preparing materials. They should write their essays well in advance of the deadline, ask someone to proof it for them, revise and then submit.  

What Are Some Tips To Writing a Good Essay?

ADDRESS THE PROMPT – Clearly respond to the essay prompt(s) with your thoughts and experiences. 

ORGANIZATION & QUALITY OF WRITING – Organize your essay, being careful to avoid grammatical and spelling errors, so the reader can easily understand your response.  

OVERALL EFFORT – Take time to develop your ideas, providing quality details and insight into your story. 

REVIEW YOUR ESSAYS – Head to the writing center on your campus to ask for help or to request a final review. 

Do I Need to Submit a Separate Application For Each Scholarship I’m Applying For?

No. Only one scholarship application is required for scholarships, but there are separate essays depending on the scholarships you are applying for. Be sure to check off all scholarships you are applying for on the application and double-check that you have included all necessary documents. 

I’m in high school…am I eligible for TEAN Scholarships?

Yes. Rising/Graduating High School seniors who have completed Steps 1-3 of the TEAN application process are eligible to apply for any scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements. 

I’m in high school…how do I complete the Statement from University doc?

Please have your guidance counselor complete the form for you. It should be mailed to higheredscholarships@worldstrides.org.

Are there programs in which students are not eligible to apply for scholarships?

Yes, students participating in Global Remote Internships, Career Semester Summer Remote, or WorldStrides Custom Programs are not eligible to apply for these scholarships. 

How Many Different Scholarships Can a Student Be Awarded From TEAN? 

Students can apply for multiple scholarships; however, students are only eligible to be awarded one TEAN scholarship. Where host university scholarships are offered, students may also be awarded one host university scholarship. 

How are Scholarship Decisions Made?

TEAN sends all eligible applications to an outside committee comprised of university officials to review the applications according to established criteria.  

When Are Recipients Notified?

All students who have submitted a scholarship application will be notified of the decision approximately SIX WEEKS after the scholarship deadline. 

Who do I Contact If I Have Further Questions?

If you require further assistance after reading this page, please contact ISA by email at higheredscholarships@worldstrides.org. Please keep in mind that particularly around the scholarship deadline, it may take some time to respond to your inquiry. 

Photography Scholarship

Photography Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is for a study abroad applicant who is also a talented photographer. Semester scholarships are $500 and summer program scholarships are $250.  The winning applicant will commit to documenting their semester abroad and submitting photographs to TEAN.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must complete the online scholarship application (the link to apply is listed below).
  • Must submit a digital portfolio of their photography with a minimum of 10 photos to be reviewed, as part of the application process.
  • If successful, the winning applicants will be required to sign a contract that outlines the expectations for documenting the semester and deadlines for submitting photos.
  • The scholarship winner(s) will own the copyright of submitted photos. Photographs that are submitted can be used by TEAN to promote TEAN programs in any and all media.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
SELECTION CRITERIA
  • The winner(s) will be selected based on the application, short answers and photography portfolio. Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Photography Scholarship students must meet the above requirements. Assessment will be based on the overall application and the digital portfolio that shows the applicant’s photography skills.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): December 15
Summer (June/July/August): April 30
Fall (July/August – November/December): June 15

Awards are announced prior to departure.

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Freeman-ASIA Supplemental Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA Supplemental Scholarship

TEAN awards this $500 supplemental scholarship to recipients who are participating in a TEAN semester program in China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Vietnam. The Freeman-ASIA Scholarship is designed to support U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in Asia. Submission of your Freeman-ASIA Scholarship award letter is required to receive this award.

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Give (GI Veterans Excellence) Scholarship

Give (GI Veterans Excellence) Scholarship

TEAN provides this 5% supplemental scholarship to GI-Bill recipients who are participating in a study abroad or internship program. This award will apply to all active and veteran benefit recipients, regardless of whether the GI-Bill funding will transfer to their term abroad. Once you’ve applied, let your TEAN Program Manager know you are eligible. Submission of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter or other proof of VA documentation is required to receive this award.

Students participating in virtual programs including the Global Remote Internship are not eligible for this scholarship.

TEAN Grants

Sibling Discount

Receive a grant to help pay for your TEAN program if your sibling has already attended a TEAN, ISA or WorldStrides program of any length: $350 for summer programs or $500 for semester programs.

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Global Ambassador Grant

Active Global Ambassadors who are planning to participate with TEAN again will receive $100 in addition to the corresponding TEAN Repeat Grant amount (as listed below).


TEAN Repeat Grant

If you have already been abroad on a TEAN, ISA or a WorldStrides program of any length and choose to do a second TEAN program (must be a different program and/or location), you can receive a $500 grant for a semester abroad program or a $350 grant for a summer or internship abroad program. Please complete this form to let us know.

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Full Academic Year Abroad

Want to spend an entire year abroad? You can receive a grant to go toward your program fees if you complete two semesters of the same program back to back.  The grant amount varies by program, so please reach out to your Program Manager for more information.

Please note that this grant excludes Vietnam and Singapore options. Students also don’t participate on the program orientation or excursions for their second term, but can attend TEAN catch-ups and the farewell dinner.

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Participants enrolling in Remote Learning, Global Remote Internships, Career Semester Remote Programs or WorldStrides Custom Programs are not eligible to receive these grants.

TEAN Host University Scholarships

TEAN Host University Scholarships

The following universities have committed scholarship funds. Any TEAN applicants for these universities that apply for one of the other  TEAN scholarships will automatically be considered for a university specific scholarship if available.

Australia

International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

AU$1,500 scholarship awarded to all students applying to ICMS Spring 2023 Semester Program and Spring 2023 Semester + Summer Internship program. No application necessary!

International College of Management (ICMS)

AU$1,500 scholarship awarded to all students applying to ICMS Spring 2023 program. No application necessary!

University of Queensland

Four AU$5,000 awards available for Spring 2023 TEAN students. Submit a TEAN scholarship application to apply.

New Zealand

University of Auckland
One Merit based scholarship available each semester.

People & Place scholarships available each semester. The applicant must be majoring in a field related to indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, or history and enroll in two classes at the University of Auckland relating to Maori or Pacific Island studies or New Zealand history and culture.

Choose Earth scholarships available each semester.. The applicant must be majoring in a field related to environmental science/management or sustainability and enroll in two classes at the University of Auckland relating to the environment or sustainability.

Victoria University of Wellington
One award available each semester.

Partner Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad Access Partner

The Fund for Education Abroad’s (FEA) mission is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. As an FEA Access Partner, WorldStrides has joined in the shared commitment to increase the number of underrepresented American college students studying abroad through the provision of scholarships. FEA scholarship applicants participating on a TEAN program may be eligible for financial support of up to $5,000. Visit the  FEA website  for more details and an application. 

External Scholarships

External Scholarships

We encourage students to apply to as many external scholarships as they are eligible. Each year many scholarships go unawarded due to a lack of applicants. It is important that you also consult your Study Abroad Office and Financial Aid office to inquire about additional scholarship opportunities. Below are some resources for finding additional scholarships.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.”
  • Boren Scholarship Award for International Study
    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate 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
  • Freeman-ASIA
    Scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad in East and Southeast Asia.
  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship
    The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

OTHER RESOURCES

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