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).
»See: Berea Term Abroad
In addition, external scholarships from the federal government, foundations and other organizations provide additional support for a semester 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.
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
- Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (BMW Scholarship)
- Department of Music (Scruggs Scholarship)
Contact the Education Abroad Team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.