Financial Aid for study abroad during the academic year transfers 100% for students participating on study abroad through Pomona College. In addition, a number of national and program-specific scholarships are available for fall, spring, academic year, and summer study abroad. These awards typically reduce the family contribution to Pomona’s tuition and can provide funding in place of work study during the semester or year abroad.

For more information on your financial aid package and how outside scholarships may be applied, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.

What follows is a list of national and program-specific scholarships. For more resources, please visit the Institute of International Education Programs webpage.

National Scholarships

AATJ-Bridging Scholarship
Deadline: April (fall); October (spring)

Funding: $2,500/semester; $4,000/year
Eligibility: U.S. citizens; study in Japan for credit that will transfer to Pomona; Japanese language study is not a prerequisite

beGirl World
Deadline: April 2020

Funding: $2,000
Eligibility: Female; U.S. Citizen; proof of acceptance in study abroad program

Boren Scholarship
Deadline: February 5 (internal deadline for study during 2020-2021)

Funding: Up to $20,000/year or $10,000/semester 
Eligibility: U.S. citizens; undergraduate not graduating until after Boren funding period; plan to study in an eligible world region (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East); plan to study a foreign language
Service requirement: One year of work for the federal government after graduation in a department related to national security

BUTEX Scholarship 
Deadline: June 15 (for study during the next academic year)

Funding: £500
Eligibility: Undergraduate study in the UK for at least one semester at a BUTEX-affiliated university

Diversity Abroad Israel Scholarship (Semester)
Deadline: November 15 (Spring 2020)
Funding: $7500
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; GPA 9.0; full-time undergraduate in good standing; participate in study abroad at Hebrew University, Jerusalem; see also required diversity criteria in scholarship description

Diversity Abroad Israel Scholarship (Summer)
Deadline: May

Funding: $5,000
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate or recent graduate; participate in summer study abroad at Hebrew University; see also required diversity criteria in scholarship description

Diversity Network Scholarships

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
Deadline: Varies-April, June, November
Funding: $500-1,500
Eligibility: Varies; priority for economically disadvantaged, first generation, minority racial/ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities
Service requirement:Share abroad experiences; participate in community

Foundation for Global Scholars GRIT Program
Deadline: February (for study during the next academic year)

Funding: $2,000
Eligibility: U.S. citizens; enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree program; minimum 7.5 GPA; studying abroad for a minimum of 28 days; separate requirements for each scholarship
Other requirements: GRIT Summit prior to study abroad, community project upon return, ongoing curriculum & mentorship

French Embassy – Generation Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: Mid-March (for study during next academic year)

Funding: Up to $900
Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, seniors; French double major, or minor in French; travel grant to France for academic and professional projects (study abroad, internships, etc.)

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: January (Fall), September (Spring)

Funding: Up to $10,000
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; study abroad for Pomona credit for at least four weeks

Gilman Scholarship
Deadlines: March (fall, academic year, summer); October 1 (Spring 2020)
Funding: Up to $5,000
Eligibility: U.S. citizen; undergraduate student; Federal Pell Grant recipient (at time of application and during study abroad); receiving academic credit; country of study not restricted; minimum of four weeks
Service requirement: Upon return, recipients must create and execute a "Follow-on Service Project"

Hostelling International USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship
Deadline: March 2020

Funding: $2,000
Eligibility: Between ages of 18-30; permanent, legal U.S. resident; travel includes volunteering or service learning
Service requirement: Use social media to communicate experiences.

New Zealand Study Abroad Awards
Funding: $500-2,000
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; at least sophomore standing; 9.0 GPA; undergraduate study in New Zealand for at least one semester
Deadline: 1 December 


Program Scholarships

Individual program providers have a range of merit and need-based scholarships.  Please visit your program provider’s website to learn more.  Here is a list of our program providers that offer scholarships to Pomona students:

More resources on scholarships:

For more information on your financial aid package:
Office of Financial Aid at Pomona College
(909) 621-8205


Crowdsourcing and fundraisers can be a great way to raise additional money for study abroad, particularly for items such as immunizations, passport, books, supplies, and other personal expenses not covered by Pomona or outside scholarships. Sites like FundMyTravel and GoFundMe provide tools to build a fundraising platform and spread the word among family and friends.