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

We offer the TEAN Diversity Scholarship with the goal of bringing the benefits of a global education to historically underserved student populations. This includes, but is not limited to, students identifying as underrepresented races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, as well as first generation college students and those with accessibility needs.

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

Scholarship application deadlines for our 2022 programs have passed. The 2023 scholarship application is not yet available. Please check back soon to access the 2023 Scholarship Application.

TEAN Scholarships FAQs

TEAN Scholarship FAQs

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

What do I need to submit for my financial aid? Do you need something official?
You must use the Budget and Funding Form, when required, for demonstration of need. Please submit information to higheredscholarships@worldstrides.org.

I don’t currently receive financial aid. Can I still be considered for the need-based scholarship?
Yes. You must submit the Budget and Funding Form, taking an additional page to describe your financial situation, if necessary. The more details you can share the better, because it will help the scholarship committee better evaluate your application. Please submit information to higheredscholarships@worldstrides.org.

I’m in high school…am I eligible for TEAN Scholarships?
Yes, you are eligible for TEAN Scholarships assuming you will be a recent high school graduate at the time of planned TEAN program participation and you meet the eligibility for the program you’re applying for.

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.

Do I have to apply for a program and pay the $95 application deposit to be able to apply for scholarships?
No, you can apply for a program, completing only steps 1-3 of your program application at the time you apply for a scholarship, assuming the deadline for the program hasn’t passed.

How many students receive scholarships? How likely is it that I will receive a scholarship if I apply?
We are unable to give an exact answer on this because it’s dependent on the number of applicants and strength of applications each term. We strongly encourage you to take the time to work on a thoughtful application. Typically around 30% of TEAN applicants submit a scholarship application.

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

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

One AU$1,500 award available each semester for 2022. If selected for this scholarship, recipients will be asked to submit 4 blogs and a final reflection on their experience.

University of Queensland

Two AU$5,000 awards available each semester for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

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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