Student Scholarships

EEP participant Bandith leaping in the air in front of autumn-colored treesThe Mansfield Center understands the importance of helping students fund a global education to help them prepare for their futures. The Mansfield Center makes available information on Asia or ethics-oriented scholarships to help students at the University of Montana.

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Awards of up to $20,000 are available from the National Security Education Program for undergraduate and graduate level students for studying abroad for semester, academic year, or summer programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. The scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. All scholarship recipients must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Boren Scholarships (undergraduate students):

Applications are usually due in mid to late January and are currently closed for 2015. We will provide information on 2016 application deadlines when available.

Boren Fellowships (graduate students):

Applications are usually due in mid to late January and are currently closed for 2015. We will provide information on 2016 application deadlines when available.

Visit the Boren Awards for International Study website for more information and online applications.

The Confucius China Studies Program

The Institute of International Education and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters have partnered to create the Confucius China Studies Program, which provides generous funding and support for qualified students who wish to pursue their Ph.D. research in China! Funding awards range from six months to two years. Applications are usually due in February and are closed for 2015, but we will provide information on 2016 applications when available.

Learn More About the Confucius China Studies Program

Going to the Sun Travel Grants

Going-to-the-Sun Travel Grants is dedicated to supporting young Montanans as they explore the world. An annual grant of up to $5,000 is award to an individual who is between 18 and 25 years old and who has the most compelling project or trip outline. The grant can be used for self-designed tours or for organized endeavors such as language courses, volunteer trips, or research excursions.

Application are usually due at the beginning of March and have closed for 2015. We will provide information on 2016 applications when available.

Learn More About the Going to the Sun Travel Grants

Japanese Government Scholarships

The Japanese Government offers the following scholarships annually to U.S. citizens living in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle. The majority of these scholarships offer a monthly stipend, travel expenses to and from Japan, and exemption from school fees.

Application Deadlines: Applications for 2016 will be available in April 2015.

Visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle's website for more information and applications.

Types of Japanese Government Scholarships

Specialized Training College Students Scholarship

Available to high school graduates and above

This scholarship covers a three-year period of vocational study in the following areas: civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunication, nutrition, infant education, secretarial studies, hotel management, tourism, fashion, dress making, design, photography, and other fields of study. It includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending Professional Training College. Available to high school graduates who are between 17 and 21 years of age.

Research Student Scholarship

Available to university graduates

The Research Student Scholarship covers a one-and-a-half year to two-year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be in the same field or a related field to the one the applicant studied or is now studying. Recipients may enter a Master's or Ph.D. program after passing the entrance examination given by the university concerned. The scholarship includes a half-year of Japanese language training for those who need Japanese language training. Applicants need to be less than 35 years of age and must be university graduates.

Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Available to high school graduates and above

This four- to seven-year scholarship is available to high school graduates for attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. This scholarship includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Recipients will receive a bachelor’s degree in Japan. Applicants must be between 17 and 21 years of age.

Japanese Studies Scholarship

Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring in Japan related studies

This program offers students a one-year intensive course in the Japanese language and introduction to Japanese studies. Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring or minoring in Japan-related studies at a 4-year university. Applicants need to be between 18 and 29 years of age.