Center for International Education

Scholarships and Grants


Berea College offers a variety of education abroad scholarships and grants that have been made possible by the generous donations of alumni and friends of the college who value international education. Many of these endowed scholarships and grants are administered by the Center for International Education, while qualified foreign language majors and minors are eligible for funding from the Department of Foreign Languages.

Berea Term Abroad (Fall/Spring)

Financial support from Berea College is available for any major in the form of the Global Education Opportunity (GEO) Scholarship, which covers up to 75% of the cost of a semester abroad (maximum of $11,000).*
Berea Term Abroad

*The percentages and cap amounts on these scholarships are subject to change at any time. Funds are finite, and may be arranged to provide for as many scholarships as possible.

Summer Abroad

The New Horizons Grant and John B. Stephenson Scholarship for Non-Western Study provide financial support for any major to cover a portion of the cost of a summer abroad. Funding is especially generous for those with great financial need who are studying abroad for the first time.
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Travel Grants

Two travel grants provide funding for visits to cultural and historical sites beyond the scope of a formal education abroad program:

Department of Foreign Languages

Qualified French, German, Spanish and Classics majors and minors may apply for funding from the Department of Foreign Languages for selected education abroad programs. For further information, including eligibility requirements and application materials, contact the Department of Foreign Languages.

Other Academic Departments

In addition, other academic departments also award scholarships to majors for international study or travel, including

External Scholarships

In addition, external scholarships from the federal government, foundations and other organizations provide additional support for a semester abroad.
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Contact the Education Abroad Team at or (859) 985-3453, or drop by Woods-Penniman 205.

*Students participating in summer programs lasting 8 weeks or longer may also be considered for an Emilie Strong Smith Travel Grant, if funds are available.