Scholarship Opportunities

The Mansfield Center understands the importance of helping students fund a global education to help them prepare for their futures. The Mansfield Center has limited scholarships available, and also supports students in by identifying global scholarship opportunities.

Mansfield Scholarship

The Mansfield Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad for students who have identified a potential study abroad opportunity but need an additional $500 to make this exchange possible. Awardees participate in study abroad programs worldwide. 

Scholarships Currently Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Open and Rolling

Applications should include a cover letter, budget, and resume.

The cover letter should detail the study abroad opportunity and how it relates to the Mansfield Center mission. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review our website to gain a better understanding of the kind of opportunities the Mansfield Center supports. Budgets should be brief but cover the general needs of the program (ie. travel, lodging, meals, tuition, etc).

Completed applications can be emailed to Deena Mansour at with the subject "Mansfield Scholarship Application Packet."

Other Opportunities

The Association for Asian Studies offers several grant programs for research and other studies in a variety of Asian countries.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships to promote the study of East and Southeast Asian languages among students and mid-career professionals.

The David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships fund undergraduate study abroad and research by U.S. graduate students in regions critical to U.S. interests. Application includes an on-campus review process coordinated through the Global Engagement Office.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

The Davis Fellows for Peace Awards support summer study at one of Middlebury’s eleven language schools.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provide scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Republic of China (Taiwan) Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarships provide students with a stipend to support them during 2-12 months of Mandarin language study in Taiwan.

Japanese Government Scholarships through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle offer support to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens living in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska.

The Rangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Howard University.

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program provides support for individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Summer Scholarship Program supports undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study Mandarin and Taiwanese culture for a summer.

The US-China Strong Foundation maintains a list of scholarships and study abroad opportunities that support Chinese language and culture study.