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Scholarship Programs

You may also apply for any of the following scholarship programs. Find additional information and applications through the online link on each program’s site.

Lisa K. Ola London Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Lisa K. Ola London Memorial Scholarship provides limited support for students participating in the Marymount University London program. Contact the Center for Global Education for additional information.

Scholarship for Global Engagement
Students who apply for designated programs can apply for the Scholarship for Global Engagement. The award winner will have his/her tuition costs covered for the semester of study abroad. Please contact the Center for Global Education for more information and an application.

Scholarship Award Sites:
Spring 2012 – Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama)
Fall 2012 – Asia (China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program
Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, this program aims to diversify and expand participation in international study by supporting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Upon their return from abroad, Gilman Scholars are expected to carry out a Follow-on Project that helps to promote international education and understanding at their home campus or in their community. The award is up to $5,000 per semester or academic year. The competition is open to students who are U.S. citizens currently receiving federal Pell Grants at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
NSEP was designed to provide U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. It was especially designed to support students who will make a commitment to federal service. Awards are for a minimum of one academic term, including a summer term of six weeks or longer. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing study abroad for a full academic year. Funds available are $2,500 for summer, $4,000-$10,000 per semester, or $6,000-$20,000 per academic year. Awards may be used for study abroad in all areas, except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. 

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Awardees are rewarded with a full waiver of tuition for one term and dormitory housing at the university on a shared-room basis. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at Marymount University and be in good academic standing. Applicants should show interest in being exposed to Middle Eastern and Islamic culture for the first time. Awardees are expected to share their experiences with their home campus to encourage study abroad by others and to spread understanding of the Middle East in their home communities.

Past scholarship winners from Marymount University:
Seth Van den Bergh (Interior Design, American University in Dubai, summer '07)
Ada Cuadrado-Medina (Graphic Design, American University in Dubai, spring '08) 

The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Scholarship program
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project accepts applications from students to assist with travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (semester) or $4,000 (academic year). Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Each scholarship recipient will be expected to submit a brief report about his or her study in Japan upon their return. 

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. Candidates must be flexible in their study institution assignments. Scholars will not be assigned to study in a city, state, or province where they have previously lived or studied for more than six months. 

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service
The “Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst” is a private, publicly funded, self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD offers scholarships to highly qualified undergraduate students for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and to explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future study, research, or professional goals. 

The National Italian American Foundation’s Gift of Discovery
This travel program is open to students of Italian heritage (one ancestor must have emigrated from Italy). The purpose of the program is to strengthen participants’ Italian-American identity by bonding them to the country, culture, and heritage of Italy; to help them gain an understanding of their heritage and a pride in preserving that heritage for the next generation; and to understand the historical significance of Italy and the current contribution Italy is making to the U.S. and the world. This all-expenses paid trip covers round-trip airfare between Italy and America and 10 days of programming. The trip itinerary includes educational lectures; meetings with government officials and business leaders; and visits to government offices, international businesses, museums and other cultural attractions. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 at the time of travel.