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Scholarships

We are dedicated to making study abroad possible for all students.

Our programs are some of the most affordable ones available today. But for many students, studying abroad is still only possible with financial assistance. The ESC is operated by the CEPA Foundation, which is a non-profit organization committed to funding merit and need-based scholarships.

Students from CEPA Foundation Affiliate Partners are eligible to receive grant funds. Our Ambassador Award Program provides an additional opportunity for all students to receive financial support.

If you currently receive federal, state, and/or institutional financial aid, please talk with your college or university to find out if it can be applied toward this program.

All Students – CEPA Foundation offers semester and summer scholarships for its programs. To apply for a CEPA Foundation Scholarship, please visit our CEPA Foundation scholarship page for details.

CEPA faculty-led alumni – CEPA Foundation awards a “Go Again” Grant to alumni of CEPA faculty-led programs. To apply for a “Go Again” Grant, please visit our CEPA Foundation scholarship page for details.

Students from affiliate universities – If you are a student from one of an affiliate university, you will automatically recieve an Affiliate Grant in the amount of $300 for semester programs or $150 for summer programs.


Institutional-Based Aid

Georgia State Students – The HOPE scholarship can be used toward this program for students who qualify. GSU also has a variety of institutional scholarships, including the IEF scholarship, available for study abroad programs. Visit the GSU Study Abroad website for more details.

West Virginia Students – The PROMISE scholarship can be used toward this program for students who qualify. WVU also has a variety of institutional scholarships available for study abroad programs. Visit the WVU Study Abroad website for more details.

Mercer Students – Many scholarships are available for study abroad programs. Visit the Mercer Study Abroad website for details.


Additional Financial Support

The French government issues scholarships for semester and long-term study programs in France. Visit the France Diplomatie website for scholarship listings.

We encourage eligible students to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship provides awards for U.S. citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Award amounts are up to $5000 per semester.

There are numerous organizations and agencies that award scholarships for study abroad programs. If you are looking for additional financial support, check with with your home university, community clubs, Greek life, and on-campus organizations.