Summer Scholarships for Duke Students
The following scholarships are available to Duke students, for Duke-In summer programs. Students may only receive one of these scholarships per summer; preference is given to those who have not previously received a scholarship. Non-Duke students are not eligible.
- For Duke undergraduates on financial aid
- Eligible students will be automatically considered.
The Stephenson Pope Babcock Scholarship was generously established by the Babcock family in memory of their son. This scholarship is administered by the Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support.
Duke undergraduate financial aid recipients accepted to Duke-administered summer programs will automatically be considered for this scholarship. In most cases, the Babcock Scholarship will replace the need-based loan portion of the summer financial aid package, after factoring in the family contribution.
Contact your financial aid counselor for more information.
- For Duke undergraduates studying on a Duke-In summer program taught in a foreign language
Duke undergraduates are eligible for a merit-based Mac Anderson Scholarship for the following Duke-In summer programs taught in a foreign language:
- Duke in the Arab World
- Duke in Aix-en-Provence
- Duke in Alicante
- Duke in Berlin*
- Duke in Bologna
- Duke in Chile
- Duke in Costa Rica
- Duke in Paris
- Duke in Russia
- Duke in Spain
- Duke Pratt in Costa Rica
*Only Duke in Berlin students who take their summer courses in German are eligible for this scholarship.
The Mac Anderson application is accepted through a general MyExperientialEd scholarship form.
- Deadline: February 1 by 11:59 p.m. EST. Even if a program extends its admission deadline, the application deadline for the scholarship is firm.
- Incomplete scholarship applications will not be processed.
- The grants will be awarded without regard to need.
Limited funding is available for Duke in China participants and for students studying language in Japan or Korea. Students may only receive one APSI scholarship per summer. Preference is given to those who have not previously received a scholarship.
Learn More: APSI Undergraduate Funding Sources
Limited funding is available to full-time Duke students who plan to go to Russia on the Duke in Russia program to study language and culture. Priority is given to students who wish to continue language study after finishing Duke University's language requirement of three semesters and are majoring or minoring in Russian.
Learn More: Contact the Duke in Russia Program Director.
The Russian Studies Scholarship application is accepted through a general MyExperientialEd scholarship form.
- For Duke undergraduates studying on a Duke-In summer program
Limited funding is available to full-time Duke students who plan to go to study away on Duke-administered programs over the summer term. Apply through the MyExperientialEd portal.
The GEO Study Away Scholarship application is accepted through a general MyExperientialEd scholarship form.
Seniors graduating in December or May (or who have already fulfilled all of their graduation requirements at Duke prior to the start of the Fall semester) are not eligible for a summer scholarship.
SUMMER RESEARCH FUNDING
Trinity Deans’ Summer Research Fellowships
The Global Education Office for Undergraduates supports Study Abroad Research Fellowship awards through the Trinity College Deans' Summer Research Fellowship competition.
The Global Education Office makes these fellowships available to highlight and strengthen opportunities for Trinity undergraduates to engage in research projects abroad, specifically, to plan and conduct summer projects inspired by and based on academic study abroad experiences.
The intention of providing support through Study Abroad Research Fellowships is to increase the numbers of humanities and social science students who pursue senior distinction projects with an international component in a country other than the U.S.
Eligibility & Criteria
Students are eligible to apply for these fellowships if they:
- Have studied abroad in the fall or spring semester, AND
- Will be returning to Duke for the subsequent academic year, AND
- Have planned a summer research project in the same country as their Study Abroad program; or have planned a project related to the international theme/s and courses of their academic program abroad in a different country.
Priority for funding will be given to students whose summer projects have a high probability of being continued as senior distinction projects in their majors.
Interested students should apply for a Deans' Summer Research Fellowship and indicate their eligibility for Study Abroad funding on the application.
EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING
Databases of Study Abroad Scholarships
Study Abroad Funding – Online directory with detailed information on hundreds of scholarships, grants, and fellowships available for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and post-doctoral research outside of the United States
International Scholarships – A free searchable database of scholarships and awards for international study
Study Abroad Scholarships
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – scholarship based on the financial aid one is already receiving (must be getting the Federal Pell Grant) and location of the Study Abroad program
- Boren Awards – 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 Grant – grant based on the location of the program and financial need of the student
- Critical Language Scholarship Program – sponsored by the U.S. Department of State; offers fully-funded summer language opportunities
- DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships – scholarships for undergraduates
- Fund for Education Abroad – several scholarships available including the Rainbow scholarship for LGBTQ students
- American Association of Teachers of Japanese – $2500 scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate students participating in Study Abroad programs in Japan
- DAAD German Academic Exchange Service – awards to highly qualified undergraduate students, graduating seniors, and graduate students for study abroad in Germany
- Project GO – provides scholarships to ROTC students for critical languages and culture study, domestically and abroad
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU) – partnered with program providers to provide study abroad scholarships for Hispanic students
- Duke Phillips Ambassador Program - $5,000 for Duke students to apply towards the cost of one of three designated UNC study abroad programs in Asia. Duke students must petition the program in order to receive academic credit.