Scholarship Information for TnCIS ParticipantsStudy abroad scholarships are available at many of the TnCIS member institutions. In the chart below, you will find links to scholarships available to TnCIS participants from individual member institutions. Please direct any questions about guidelines for scholarship eligibility to the campus rep at your institution. Contact information for all campus reps can be found on the TnCIS Members page.
Other Scholarship OpportunitiesIn addition to institutional scholarships, there are some community groups, websites and government agencies that also have funding for study abroad. This section will feature links to websites with scholarship information you may also want to investigate. Please direct any questions about guidelines for scholarship eligibility to the contact information on the web links listed.
New: Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant Program - Students currently enrolled at Pellissippi State Community College and Tennessee State University may be eligible for a new travel grant program offered through IIE Generation Study Abroad. Only these two member institutions are formal Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners and eligible to participate in this grant program. There are two cycles for applications. The first is in October and the second in January. Pellissippi State students should report Theresa Castillo, email@example.com as their Study Abroad Advisor and Aneshia Brown firstname.lastname@example.org as the Financial Aid Advisor. Click on the link for more details.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - This is a federally funded scholarship through IIE. All TnCIS programs qualify for a Gilman Grant for community college students. This grant is competitive and available to students who currently receive a Pell Grant. There are two award cycles for summer. Early summer applications open in mid-August of the preceding year. Regular summer applications open in mid-January. Check the scholarship website for current year dates.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program - The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. TnCIS programs do not typically qualify for this program but students looking to gain fluency in supported languages may want to explore this opportunity.
Boren Awards - Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. TnCIS programs do not typically qualify for this program but students looking for a language experience in one of the sponsored regions may want to explore this opportunity.