Funding Your Program

To help make studying abroad easier, ISA makes a variety of scholarships and grants available to students participating in our programs. 

Scholarships and Grants

Please review the ISA Scholarship Application for scholarship eligibility and instructions on how to apply for ISA scholarships and grants.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Scholarship application deadlines are evaluated independently of program application deadlines and will not be extended even if the program application deadline is extended.


April 30th

October 30th

February 28th

Scholarship application documents, as well as completed program applications and materials, must be sent via email to by the dates above.

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See below a list of scholarships that are available through ISA.

Castañeda Partnership Scholarship – $2,000 USD

These merit and financial need-based scholarships assist semester students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Applicants for this scholarship must complete the ISA Budget and Funding Form in order to exhibit financial need.
In memory of Dr. Castañeda, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his family when he was in the sixth grade. Through immersion, he quickly gained fluency in English and excelled in school. He continued to educate himself and eventually earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. 
Recipients of this scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which offers the recipient the chance to take photos and add content to the ISA Student Blog as a Castañeda Correspondent. 

Diversity Scholarship – $2,000 USD to $5,000 USD

ISA offers the ISA Diversity Scholarship with the goal of bringing the benefits of a global education to historically underserved student populations. This includes, but is not limited to, students identifying as underrepresented races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, as well as first generation college students and those with accessibility needs. 

Live Like Ally Scholarship – $2,000 USD

These scholarships are awarded in memory of Allison Willen for semester programs. Ally had a contagious love for life, nature, community service, and adventure. Others naturally gravitated towards her kind heart, enthusiasm for learning, and the way she embraced life each day. Students who believe they Live Like Ally and share similar interests such as a passion for volunteering, a love for nature and hiking, and zest for life are encouraged to apply. 

Summer Pathways Scholarship – $1,000 USD

These merit and financial need-based summer term scholarships are dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum, a very involved Seattle University student who worked with various youth and campus organisations. 

Short Program, Big Impact Scholarship – $1,000 USD

These scholarships are available for our affordable 2-3 week programs, which are offered in some of our top study abroad destinations and are an ideal opportunity to study abroad for those with limited time or budget. 

Community Engagement Scholarship – $1,000 USD

This scholarship, exclusively for participants enrolled in an ISA Service-Learning program, is offered in memory of Kalyn Peterson who leaves behind a legacy of promoting diversity and putting others’ needs before her own. Visit the ISA Service-Learning page for more details.

Gap Scholarship – $1,000 USD

These awards aim to encourage students to study abroad before entering their freshman year of college and are available to high school graduates participating in an ISA Gap Program

Host University Scholarships

South Korea

Korea University – Seoul – $500 USD – $2,000 USD /summer term


Affiliate Partnership Awards – $200 USD – $5,000 USD

ISA is proud to have over 450 affiliate partnerships with universities around the world. Students who attend an ISA-affiliated university may be eligible to receive additional funding for their ISA program directly from ISA or through their home university’s study abroad scholarship program.

Repeat Student Grant – $350 USD – $500 USD

ISA is always happy to welcome back alumni! Eligible students only need to inform ISA of their previous enrollment, and the grant award will be applied to your account.

If the student previously participated in:Now enrolled in:Grant Amount:
ISA study abroad, Internship, Service-Learning, ISA Custom Program, EuroScholars or ISA High School program of any lengthISA summer study abroad program OR an ISA Internship or Service-Learning program from 8 weeks in length*$350USD
ISA study abroad, Internship, Service-Learning, ISA Custom Program, EuroScholars or ISA High School program of any lengthISA trimester, semester, year-long study abroad program*$500USD
*Participants enrolling in a Custom Programs or EuroScholars undergraduate research programs are not eligible to receive these grants.

Sibling Grant – $350 USD – $500 USD

Did your sibling participate in an ISA program? If so, you will qualify for the repeat student grant amounts listed above towards your ISA program. Eligible students only need to inform ISA of their sibling’s enrolment, and the grant award will be applied to your account.

Global Ambassador Grant – $450 USD – $600 USD

Active Global Ambassadors who are planning to participate with ISA again will receive $100 in addition to the corresponding Repeat Student Grant amount (as listed above).

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