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Wegmann Scholarship for Chinese Studies

This scholarship supports undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Chinese and accepted to a University of Oregon-sponsored study abroad program in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan. Scholarship amounts can range from $1,000-$2,000.

The scholarship may be used to assist students with all standard educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, room and board, and travel associated with the study abroad experience.

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Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Applicants from more than 320 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Scholars are selected based on academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassador potential. Marshall scholars will gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary British society and the relationship between British and American peoples, their governments, and their institutions.

Charles B. Rangel International Graduate Fellowship

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.

DAAD Graduate Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers graduate scholarships to highly qualified graduate students, Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral researchers for study and/or research at universities or institutes in Germany. These scholarships provide funds for ten months. In general, student applicants must be US citizens enrolled full-time in a degree program. Foreign nationals may be able to apply if they have been full-time graduate students at the UO for more than one academic year at the time of application. Available for students in all fields except medicine.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) / Boren scholarships are awarded to undergraduates studying abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Preference is given to those pursuing studies of less commonly taught languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and selection is based on academic merit. The maximum award amount is $8,000 for summer, $10,000 for one semester, and $20,000 for a full academic year. Award recipients must fulfill a service requirement upon graduation, working for selected federal departments and agencies.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $5,000 for undergraduates to pursue study abroad and/or international internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible) and must be receiving (or provide proof that they will receive) a Federal Pell Grant. The Gilman seeks to fund students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad and those who choose non-traditional study abroad destinations. Additional funds (up to $3,000) may be awarded to students studying critical need languages.


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