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.
TnCIS 2023 - Student Travel Grants - TnCIS is pleased to announce a student travel grant for 2023 TnCIS summer study abroad programs. This program will award travel grants of approximately $1800 - $1900. Funding of all completed applications from students who qualify for the grant will be considered. The grant amount will be applied toward the program fee payment. Minimum eligibility and additional qualifications are available on the grant web page and will be updated by August 1st. This is a competitive grant for community college students and is funded through a TBR SERS grant.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - This is a federally funded scholarship through IIE. All TnCIS programs that last a minimum of 14 days 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 deadlines.
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.