Scholarships and Funding

Studying abroad is an investment in your future. It requires planning, creativity, perseverance and commitment, but the rewards will last a lifetime! Read below for tips and resources, but don’t forget to search the internet to see if other scholarships exist that are applicable to your background, focus of study, or destination country.

Top Tips to help with Cost:

  • Start early! By researching your options early, you are in the best position to find financial aid for studying abroad. You will discover that most scholarships require that you apply up to a year in advance of your departure date. It is never too early to start searching.
  • Carefully review the program costs. Make sure you understand what is included and what additional costs you might encounter in country.
  • Get creative. Think of ways that you can actively fundraise, seek assistance, or save to meet your goal.
  • Set priorities. Try to save each month and set it aside specifically for study abroad. Consider working longer hours or getting a part-time job for additional funds towards study abroad.  Postpone the purchase of that big ticket item you were considering and use funds for your study abroad program instead.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask. Family and friends may be very willing to contribute to your study abroad fund. For upcoming birthdays and holidays, think about asking for experiences instead of things.


Scholarships for CPCC Programs

To be eligible for scholarships, you must be a full-time CPCC student.  However, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to participate on any study abroad program.  *Please note that while you may apply to all scholarships that you are eligible for, each student may only receive ONE CPCC sponsored study abroad scholarship. Scholarships you obtain from any other outside sources may be applied in coordination with our CPCC scholarships.

  • Germany - The German Language & Culture Foundation Immersion Scholarship will provide recipients with up to $2000 for CPCC's German Immersion program.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a CPCC German Course.  Applications due by December 15th.
  • France - Boye French Immersion Scholarship provides a recipient with up to $800 for a CPCC program to a French speaking country.  Applicants must be currently enrolled or have completed in a CPCC French course.  Applications due by December 15th.
  • Global Learning Scholarship - The Global Learning Office provides scholarships for use on any CPCC program.  Interested students should apply NOW through December 15th.  Applications will be reviewed and top candidates will be contacted for interviews.  The criteria for selection are as follows: 1) Full time CPCC student, 2) Ability to demonstrate in interview how this program will impact them personally and professionally, 3) Demonstrate financial need

*To be considered for the Global Learning Scholarship:


      Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits

      Alternative/Private Loans may be a possible funding source in covering the expenses associated with study abroad trips.  For student who have served, some VA benefits might be applicable. Interested students should go to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs office for more information on Alternative/Private loan information.

      External Scholarships

      CPCC's Global Learning Office will support your application to any of the below scholarships for which you are qualified.

      • Gilman International Scholarship Program - This scholarship provides study abroad scholarships 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 and intern abroad programs worldwide.
      • Diversity Abroad Scholarships - Get access to exclusive study abroad scholarships and grants.  Minority, low income and first generation students are encouraged to apply.
      • EF Beyond the Classroom Scholarship - Eligible for students enrolled on an EF College Study Tour Program at CPCC
      • Study Abroad Scholarships - search this comprehensive listing to see if any of these scholarships are applicable to you.


      External Programs and Fellowships

      Students interested can pursue external programs through independent study.  Contact the Global Learning Office to learn how.

      • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - CBYX provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to live, study, and intern in Germany on a full-year, funded fellowship.  CBYX is sponsored by the US and German governments for applicants in all career fields between the ages of 18-24, and does not require any prior German language knowledge!  Applicants in business, vocational, technical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.
      • US State Department Exchanges - Use this tool to find programs on cultural, research, teaching, business development and musical & artistic exchanges.