Grants and Scholarships


If you are currently receiving institutional and/or federal/state aid you may be eligible to apply it toward your education abroad tuition and/or your Electives Abroad/Away or International Consulting program fees. You are encouraged to meet with your Student Financial Services counselor if you receive financial aid, scholarships, or grant funding. They can help you review your eligibility before committing to an education abroad program.

If you are currently receiving institutional and/or federal/state aid you may be eligible to receive a $2,000 Babson College Education Abroad Grant (cumulative limit of $4,000) to help reduce your expenses while abroad. Please contact your Student Financial Services counselor for more information.

There are numerous additional (non-Babson) scholarship and grant opportunities to help fund your education abroad experience. It is up to you to investigate these opportunities and determine your eligibility. We have compiled a list of more commonly sought scholarship and grant opportunities. You are encouraged to do additional research for local and/or private scholarship / grant-funding sources.

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Note: The scholarships and grants are not run by Babson College. To apply for the scholarship or grant, please access their external website.

The Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The scholarship is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Eligible students may apply for the scholarship. More than 2,800 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded annually. Gilman Scholars who successfully complete their grant will receive non-competitive hiring eligibility for federal jobs after program completion.

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While information about the course will be provided, Student Financial Services also will be present to share information on tuition, scholarships, grants, and loans.

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Come to a Financing Abroad information session to learn more about ways to prepare financially for an Academic Year, Semester, Summer Abroad, or an Elective Abroad/Away and to speak with a representative from the Glavin Office and Student Financial Services.

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The Graduate Short-Term Program Grant is designed to increase access to education abroad programs for graduate students and in particular, to address the number one reason why students do not go abroad: financial need. You can apply for the grant when completing an application for a course.

Contact your Student Financial Services counselor, Short-Term Program Manager, or Education Abroad advisor for information.