Scholarships for England
A Top Destination
England may well be one of the top picks for study abroad locations. There are a couple of factors involved: England has a couple of the most prestigious universities in the English-speaking world, you can speak English, and you can easily access many other European countries.
As the global realm becomes more accessible, study abroad programs everywhere are on the rise for all types of students. So it is no surprise that you can find almost any type of program in England. If you are fortunate enough to be among the elite walking the hallowed halls of Oxford or Cambridge you should take full advantage of all these world famous institutions have to offer.
Study Abroad Organizations
The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) is up there among the top study abroad providers. AIFS only offers about a dozen countries in which it runs its programs, and England is one. Scholarships include:
- Talk about an underrepresented population, Hispanics have traditionally been excluded from study abroad programs for economic and social reasons. Now scholarships like the AIFS-HACU Scholarship is exclusively designed for Hispanic students attending a Hispanic Association of College and Universities who wish to pursue an internship in England. There are certain fields of interest that are preferred and depending on financial need; candidates may be awarded half of their required program fees.
- Study Again with AIFS Scholarships are awarded to students who are alumni of an AIFS program. Up to $1,500 may be earned for a return program.
- The AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to a wide range of students applying for their programs. Candidates must write an essay and prove high academic scores.
The Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (IFSA) is another top provider of high-quality study abroad programs. They offer scholarships for students heading off to one of their programs at a number of universities in England:
- Marcus Ames-Lewis Memorial Scholarships are provided to students enrolling for a program at the University of London. Up to $2,000 awarded.
- Qualified students who enroll in a yearlong program at the University of East Anglia may earn $2,000 in scholarship money.
The Winston Churchill Foundation is committed to providing educational funding to graduate students who are qualified for the rigors of Churchill College at Cambridge University. Named in honor of Churchill who pushed the urgency of technology, science, math and engineering, eligible applicants must be pursuing one of these fields of study. Only the best and the brightest here. Pretty much all expenses are paid for a year of study.
We certainly cannot leave out one of the most prestigious scholarship/fellowship programs for study in England. The world-renowned Rhodes Scholarships recognize the top minds and exemplary character of America’s academic elite. Rhodes Scholars study at Oxford University for an average of two years. Scholarships cover almost everything, including an expense stipend.
Here’s an offbeat program in England: Michigan State University’s Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification. Intended for students in anthropology or criminal justice programs participants are able to experience skeletal forensics first-hand at the world-renowned Duckworth Laboratory of Physical Anthropology. Scholarships are available for MSU students:
- Students should check with the Department of Anthropology for any applicable scholarship dollars.
- MSU Federal Credit Union has generously contributed to a scholarship fund that provides some of the most generous and plentiful study abroad scholarships. Awarded on the basis of academics and financial need combined.
- Forest Akers Scholarships are for very financially needy students who have no other funding available to them.
University of Illinois students who wish to study abroad in England may qualify for the Chad Lobdell Memorial Scholarship for Study in England. Applicants must write a compelling essay besides have top academic scores. Awards vary based on program goals and length.