College Scholarships for Romania
Wide Open, Free Market
Romania is wide open for students of business, international and foreign affairs and the next generation of world economic market gurus. Once lorded over by an oppressive government, Romania is fresh out of the gates, a new member of the European Union, and engaging foreign companies. Romania is expected to be one of the break-out markets in the next decade, along with other Eastern European countries now getting the hang of the laissez faire game.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships provide hundreds of students with up to $5,000 to head overseas to countries like Romania. Interested in Eastern Europe, but think you could never afford the trip? The Gilman Scholarships are tailor made for underprivileged students whose financial background is challenged. In fact the first requirement for a Gilman Scholarship is Pell Grant eligibility. Applicants must also be able to compete academically and the scholarship competition is fierce. These are in seriously high demand.
The David L. Boren Scholarships are designed for students whose focus on international studies may be tracked for national security work or positions in the government. Scholars are awarded generous funding for programs in areas of high security interest, which includes Eastern European countries like Romania. Students must have the opportunity to learn the language in its common form as well as immerse themselves in the local culture and customs. The ideal situation allows students to live with a Romanian family and attend courses at a Romanian university. Boren applicants must be willing to either offer a term of service to the Department of Defense or Homeland Security after graduation or be committed to a long-term career in the government sector.
Rotary International is a worldwide provider of philanthropic funds that help humanitarian efforts and promote peaceful development all over the world. The organization is well funded to also mete out extremely generous scholarships to students interested in certain key international locations, Romania among them. The Ambassadorial Scholarships reward top academic students who are pursuing innovative programs emphasizing sustainable development or engaged in humanitarian aid. Applicants must also fill the shoes of a model student whose higher ideals are globally focused. Recipients are proudly honored on college campuses everywhere and receive generous awards of $26,000 for the yearlong programs.
Michigan State University maintains an amazing cadre of international study programs as well as many offered in partnership with other colleges. Their Democratization and Economic Transition in Eastern Europe involves curriculum in Hungary, Romania and Turkey. Students may apply for the following scholarships to help offset the high cost of travel to these destinations:
- MSU Federal Credit Union Scholarships are widely disbursed to study abroad students especially those who do not qualify for any special awards. Up to $1,000 is possible for this summer program.
- Forest Akers Scholarships are awarded to financially needy students who are also exempt from other funding.