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CSU IP Scholarships

IP Scholarships: Made possible through the generosity of former CSU IP participants. Scholarships are available to students accepted into an IP program and is awarded based on scholastic merit and financial need. Applications are due February 1 for academic year programs or May 1 for Australia and South Africa calendar year programs. Award amount: $750.

CSU IP Language and Culture Scholarship: Made possible through the generosity of former CSU IP Participants. Scholarships are available to students who are going abroad to learn a language and accepted into a CSU IP “Language and Culture” program. Awards are based on scholastic merit and financial need. Award Amount $1000.

IP Ghana Scholarship: Scholarship is available to qualified students accepted to the IP Ghana Program and is award based on scholastic merit and financial need. Applications are due February 1.  Award amount: $1000.

Michelle Marriott Memorial Scholarship Award: Created in memory of Michelle Marriott who was an International Student in Aix-en-Provence, France in 1985-1986. Ms. Marriott passed away from cancer in January 2014. Scholarship is available to qualified students accepted to the IP France-Aix-en-Provence Program and is award based on scholastic merit and financial need. Applications are due February 1.  Award amount: $1,500.

Ward Wallach Memorial Scholarship: Created to recognize the achievements and to foster values of Mr. Ward Wallach. Mr. Wallach was a student in the CSU International Programs at Waseda University in 1982-1983; he perished in an airplane crash in 1985. Scholarship is available to qualified students accepted to the IP Japan Programs and is award based on scholastic merit and financial need.  Applications are due February 1. Award amount: $500.


Consideration shall be given to any California State University student who is applying to an International Programs study abroad program.

How to Apply

Log in to your International Programs Student Application Account. Click on your program application. Complete and submit a Scholarship Application located in the Applications Questionaire(s) section of the Program Application page.

Award Selection

Recipients will be selected competitively based on financial need and academic merit and other factors related to the applicant.

Outside Scholarships

Baden-Württemberg Fellowship Program: Provides a limited number of scholarships for study in Germany through the CSU International Programs. The award is 400 Euros per month and can be awarded for up to 11 months. Qualified students accepted to the IP Germany program will be notified by IP and will be provided instructions on applying for the Baden-Württemberg Fellowship. 

Boren Scholarships: Boren Scholarships, funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying a foreign language appropriate in countries that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000, and graduate students up to $30,000 for the academic year.  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. Boren Scholarships will give preference to applicants planning to study in the following CSU IP programs: Chile, China, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan. 

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship: Each scholarship is 500 British Pounds and will be paid to the award recipients once they have arrived and registered at their host university in the U.K. 

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA): FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated, undergraduate American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. 

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (DAAD): The DAAD offers undergraduate scholarships to highly qualified students to study abroad in Germany. 

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship: This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. 

Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) Scholarship: All Japan IP participants are considered based on specific eligibility requirements. The student must be in good academic standing, must have shown a personal interest in developing his or her understanding of the Japanese language and culture, and have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Japanese citizens are not eligible for this scholarship. Students do not need to apply for the JASSO Scholarship. 


Additional Tips

  • Check with your major department or faculty advisor for academic scholarships related to your major.
  • Find out if your employer or your parents' employers offer loans or scholarships.
  • Inquire about scholarships with the civic groups on your campus or in your hometown.
  • Look into scholarships offered by any organization you have ever belonged to.
  • Ask your IP Coordinator about scholarships.