National Scholarships

Nationally competitive scholarships can also be used to fund your travel abroad during or after your time at UNL. These awards include opportunities for language learning, research, and teaching abroad.

Be a part of the growing number of UNL students who have won Gilman, BorenCritical Language, and Fulbright scholarships to go abroad! For more information on these opportunities and to learn about the campus process for each, please carefully review the descriptions found on the UNL Fellowships website and then contact Dr. Laura Damuth, Director of National and International Fellowships at

The Gilman Scholarship gives special preference to study abroad students who are Pell Grant eligible. To register your intent to apply for a Gilman, visit the Gilman brochure in MyWorld. The Education Abroad Office and the Office of Fellowships can advise you during the application process.
Spring 2018 and Summer [Early] 2018 deadlines: September 26 (campus) and October 3 (national/official). Summer [Regular] 2018 deadlines: February 27 (campus) and March 6 (national/official)

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarships allows applicants to apply for several external scholarships within one application. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and students participating in programs in non-traditional destinations are given preference. Funding amounts are up to $10,000 for the Academic Year, up to $5,000 for semester-long programs, and a minimum of $1,250 for the summer term. The FEA application cycle typically opens in November each year and closes in mid-January. Check the FEA applicants page on their website for the most up-to-date information regarding deadlines!

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To search a wide variety of other scholarship opportunities, visit IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding,, and/or sites.