Study abroad scholarships consist mainly of essays and there are enough to apply to that it can become overwhelming. When I applied for (and received) the Gilman Scholarship I worked smarter, and not harder. Below you will find an illustration of how I went about my scholarship application process. You’ll find its a lot like schoolwork where you start with the hardest task first.
Here is a link to 45 study abroad scholarships you can apply to. I hate to sound like a parent, advisor or professor, but the earlier the better. Why? Because you’ll want to revise and edit your scholarship essays until you craft the perfect story that you think will give you the best chance of receiving aid. Expenses abroad can mount quickly so you’ll want to get all the help you can get as early in the process as possible.
One thing I’ve learned since starting The Study Abroadcast is that different schools offer different scholarships that pertain specifically to them. So it might be worth talking to your study abroad advisor to discuss some viable options there. He or she may know of some specific schools where you’ll have more of a chance of being awarded some money.
4 Steps To Applying For Scholarships Specifically Designed For Study Abroad Students [INFOGRAPHIC]