Opportunities & Funding

For information on the Santander Universities Scholars Program, visit the Santander tab.

Sara’s Wish Foundation scholarships offer financial assistance to young women, who are U.S. citizens, wishing to travel internationally. Financial contributions are awarded to help defray the cost of travel, and award recipients have journeyed to Ethiopia, Korea, the Philippines, Chile, Nepal, and South Africa. The preliminary application is available beginning October 1, and awards are given in March.

The Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship, through the Foundation for Sustainable Development, awards one-time scholarships of up to $3,000 to graduate students in support of work in the field of global health. Applicants should submit all necessary documentation in November, and candidates are selected in March. For more information, visit the website for the Katie Foundation.

SYTA’s Youth Foundation Scholarship Fund
Formed in the year 2000, The SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF) is the non-profit, philanthropic sister organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA®). The SYF established the SYF Road Scholarship program in 2002 to award funds to youth who, for various reasons, are unable to afford the cost of their group’s travel.

Funding Fellowships & More

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Fellowships will be available in late Summer 2014 with a deadline of January 27, 2015 at Fellowships. Boren Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Interested BU Students should contact the BU Representative.

Additionally, the African Languages Initiative offers Boren Fellows the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. Through the initiative, funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2014 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded program.

• Akan/Twi
• Swahili
• Wolof
• Yoruba
• Zulu

In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2014 in the following countries.

• Senegal (French)
• Tanzania (Swahili)
• Mozambique (Portuguese)

For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to www.borenawards.org and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

For more information about the Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit http://www.borenawards.org. For BU Students – contact the Boren Representative by clicking here.

Do you know of other funding opportunities for international practica? Let us know by submitting it to the GH Blast!