Diversity Scholarships

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
UConn Experiential Global Learning has listed a variety of categories of identities students may view as a barrier to participating in a program. Each category provides tips for getting started, resources and scholarship opportunities.

Black Excel 
A collection of scholarships for minority representing students.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Diversity Abroad’s mission is to create equitable access to the benefits of global education by empowering educators, engaging stakeholders, and connecting diverse students to resources and opportunity. Search the database for a variety of scholarships.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA offers grants and scholarships to dedicated American students who want to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. They target underrepresented groups, including first generation college students, those with limited experience travelling abroad, students who have attended community colleges, and those who represent racial and ethnic minority identities. There are also LGBTQ+ and regional awards (BASAA, New England). For additional information, contact Valerie Jenkelunas.

Joanne Pransky Celebration of Women in Robotics
Any female-identifying high school or two or four0year undergraduate student who is interested in working in robotics. Deadline: February 29. 2024

Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel works to make it as easy as possible for Jewish young adults to come to Israel. We offer grants and/or scholarships to help make the experience more affordable, and collect information about other grants and scholarships available for long-term Israel programs from third party organizations. We provide every eligible participant a grant towards participating in a program in Israel. Grant amounts are determined by factors such as age, home country, length of program, etc. In addition, need-based scholarships are available.

Orchard’s Scholarship for Women of Color in STEM
Available to women of color currently pursuing an undergrad STEM degree.
Deadline: December 31, 2024

University HQ Disability Scholarship Opportunities
A collection of applicable scholarships for students who have a variety of disabilities.

American Association of University Women Fellowships & Grants (women)
Visit the above site for information about a variety of funding sources for women

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Scholarships (women)
This award deadline occurs in May annually and the student must be a Girl Scout silver or gold awardee.

The Test Prep Insight Scholarship (students with a medically recognized physical or mental disability)
This award requires students to write a short essay (no longer than 1,000 words) or create a short video (no longer than five minutes) that addresses several specific prompts, in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria.

Student spotlight of Gabriela Rodriguez. Double major in Economics and Psychology. Quote “Consider exploring possible scholarships for exchange students offered through the host university. I was able to cover important program costs such as housing, textbooks for the semester, and afford other necessities (i.e. meals, transportation) during my stay. I was also able to comfortably travel across South Korea to learn more about the culture without experiencing a big financial burden.”