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CCIS Scholarship Program

CCIS offers scholarships each term to students at member institutions. Bergen Community College is a CCIS Member so you are eligible to be nominated by your study abroad advisor for a CCIS scholarship. Please contact Prof. Codding, your study abroad advisor for further information.

Scholarships, Opportunities and Online Resources

There are a number of study abroad scholarships. In order to qualify for them, you need to have been accepted into a study abroad program or be in application process. The application deadlines are very early so it is important for you to plan accordingly. In addition, some of the study abroad programs also offer merit or heritage-based scholarships.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program believes that international experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington,DC and Puerto Rico.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

BCC Scholarship Application deadlines: January 15 for Summer and Fall study abroad programs; September 15 for Spring programs.

Boren Awards for International Study - Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. View a complete list of countries.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. View a complete list of languages.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), whichfocuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. View the Program Basics.

BCC Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15th 

Critical Language Scholarship Program for Intensive Summer Language Institutes - A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.

BCC Scholarship Application Deadline: November 1. The deadline to apply is November 15.


Go!Overseas - GO! Overseas supports international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

  • CCIS Programs Offering Study Abroad Scholarships
      • Please see Dean Codding for particulars, A-304
      • Kingston University, England
      • American University in Thessaloniki, Greece
      • University of Lugano, Switzerland (Early application required)
      • American University in Rome, Italy

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