Study Abroad Financial Aid
In an effort to keep our program as affordable as possible, we endeavor to keep our prices low to allow as many students as possible the chance to study in Paris. At this time this does not allow us to offer direct financial aid to our study abroad students. Students are encouraged to discuss options for using the financial aid they receive from their home school during a study abroad period in Paris with PICA. This aid can often include federal and private loans as well as scholarships. Contact your home school financial aid and study abroad offices to see what the process is for your school. Additionally, be sure to look at outside scholarship opportunities specifically designed for study abroad financial aid.
Study Abroad Scholarship Resources
- Black Excel: One of the largest scholarship and resource databases for minority students.
- College Board: Free online scholarship database.
- FastWeb: Free online scholarship database.
- IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding:Free online database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
Study Abroad Scholarships
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Based on financial need. Sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Level: undergrad Award: up to $5000 (plus additional bonus funds available to Gilman Scholarship recipients only)
- Fund for Education Abroad. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.
- Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships: The Rotary Club offers 3 different types of scholarship: Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 1 year of study abroad, Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 2 years of degree-oriented study abroad, and Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for 3 or 6 months of language study and cultural immersion abroad. Applicants must be a citizen of a country that has Rotary Clubs and must have completed at least 2 years of college-level coursework or equivalent professional experience before commencing their scholarship studies.
Level: undergrad or graduate Award: $13,000 – $25,000
- Glimpse Correspondents Programs: The Glimpse Foundation and The National Geographic Society seek talented writers, photographers, and filmmakers to record their experiences studying abroad.
Level: undergrad Award: $600
- Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant Program: Awards grants to emerging creative artists with funds supporting periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth.
Level: undergrad Award: varies
Other PICA pages which may interest you:
- Check out our page on Paris Student Orientation.
- Learn more about PICA Weekend Trips from Paris.
- Health and Safety Tips for your time in Paris.
- Learn about French Culture & Customs.
- Managing your Culture Shock when first arriving in Paris.
- Where to find Art & Photo Supply Shops in Paris?
- How to get ready to go back home (and avoid the worst of Reverse Culture Shock)!
- Check out our always-growing PICA Paris Restaurants Page.
- Looking for Paris Vintage Clothing Shops?
- The PICA Paris Museums Page.
- Visit the PICA Paris Cultural Activities Page.
- Learn about French Culture & Customs
- Check out the PICA Day Trips from Paris Page.
- Learn about the Different Paris Neighborhoods.
- Recommended List of Paris Cafés & Bars.
- Where to go for Paris Nightlife.
- Where to Shop in Paris.
- Paris Restaurants Page.