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Outside Scholarship Resources
Links to a few outside scholarship search engines and important information to know when applying for scholarships outside the University.
Study Abroad Scholarship Links PDF
(linked from EOU’s Study Abroad Webpage)


“… is the premier internet resource listing for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist students in their quest to study abroad.”

Gilman Scholarship Application Now Open
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience! The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 (or $8,000 including the Critical Need Language Award) for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and Federal Pell Grant recipients at two-year or four-year institutions.

March 2020 Deadline/Timeline

Gilman Scholarship Deadlines and Timeline

October 2020 Deadline/Timeline

Gilman Scholarship Deadlines and Timeline

There are lots of other places to look, but they’ll require patience and perseverance. It’ll feel a little like looking for a needle in a haystack. But few people are willing to search that haystack, so in some cases, you won’t have a lot of competition! Here are a few suggestions:

  • Research foundations by geographic and subject indexes to narrow your search.
  • Apply for regular academic scholarships in your major, college, and school-wide. Unless the scholarship has a particular requirement, you should be able to take it abroad. Check with the donor or scholarship administrator to be certain.
  • Check with the ministry/department of education in your host country, as well as your host institution. They may have scholarships available to recruit international students to come study there. The British Council, Education Ireland, and Australian Education International are a few organizations that come to mind.
  • Check with professional associations related to your career/field of study. Often, they have scholarships available for students in the discipline, but may even have specific study abroad scholarships as well!
  • There may be scholarships available for members of your ethnic group, major, gender, or ability. These scholarships may be for regular college attendance, but some of them can be used for study abroad as well.
  • Use other search engines to search for scholarships. This is a time-intensive approach, but may pay off. Many of these scholarships have specific criteria, such as “applicant must be a descendent of Pennsylvania mine workers planning to study Dutch language in the Netherlands”. Finding the right scholarship is tricky, but could really be worth it in the end.
  • www.iie.org

    Further question? Connect. Scholarship Coordinator EOU Financial Aid Office 541-962-3551 scholarships@eou.edu
    You might not realize it, but you probably qualify for a scholarship. 🥳 Find and apply for as many as you can! bit.ly/2EgYLqa

    Pierce Library Resources

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  • Ragins, Marianne. Winning Scholarships for College : An Insider’s Guide. 1st ed. New York: H. Holt, 1994. Print.
  • Paonita, Jocelyn. The Scholarship System : 6 Simple Steps on How to Win College Scholarships and Secure Financial Aid. North Charleston, South Carolina]: [CreateSpace Independent Platform], 2014. Print.
  • Tanabe, Gen S., and Tanabe, Kelly Y. How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay : Including 30 Essays That Won over $3 Million in Scholarships. Fifth ed. Belmont, CA: SuperCollege, 2014. Print.
  • Lipphardt, Debra. The Scholarship & Financial Aid Solution : How to Go to College for next to Nothing with Short Cuts, Tricks and Tips from Start to Finish. Revised Second ed. Ocala, Florida: Atlantic Group, 2015. Print.
  • Ellis, Kristina. Confessions of a Scholarship Winner : The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College : How You Can Too! Brentwood, Tenn.: Worthy, 2013. Print.
  • Richardson, Gwen. 101 Scholarship Applications : What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-free College Education. First Edition, 2017 ed. Houston, TX: Cushcity Communications, 2017. Print.
  • Scholarship Reference Guide and Resources Video

    This guide is designed to help you apply for scholarships and provide some tips when it comes to your scholarship application.

    Dates and Deadlines



    • October 1 – Online scholarship application opens for EOU Foundation, ASTEO, Diversity Achievement, and MESA Scholarships for the next academic year.


    • November 1 Early-bird admission for University Scholar/Scholarly-Need Awards.
    • OSAC scholarship application opens up for the next academic year!


    • 01/06/2020 – Application deadline for Winter term 2020 transfer awards.


    • February 1 – 11:59 pm deadline for completed, online scholarship application for Foundation and Diversity Achievement scholarships.
    • February 1 – Admission deadline for priority consideration of University Scholar/Scholarly-Need awards.
    • University Achievement Award still available after February 1st, for freshman.  Complete your admission application today!
    • February 15 – 5 pm deadline for early bird consideration of your OSAC scholarship application.


    • March 1 – Final application deadline for OSAC scholarships.
    • March 1 – 11:59 pm deadline for completed, online scholarship applications for ASTEO and MESA scholarships.
    • 03/30/2020 – Application deadline for Spring 2020 term transfer awards.


    • May 1 – Deadline for OOG Second-Year Guarantee.


    • 06/19/2020 – Application deadline for Summer 2020 term transfer awards.


    How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay (PDF)