SIT Scholarships

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"I [studied] with the SIT Jordan Modernization and Social Change program, and I would not have been able to go if it wasn't for SIT Study Abroad scholarships, Benjamin Gilman scholarships, or Pell Grants. You are giving an amazing opportunity to many undergraduate students who may not be able to study abroad because of finances."

—Danielle Cole, University of Kentucky

Each year, SIT awards more than $1 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students.

  • April 1 for summer programs
  • May 15 for fall programs
  • November 1 for spring programs
Applying for an SIT scholarship is easy!
  1. When submitting your program application to SIT, be sure to indicate that you wish to apply for SIT scholarships and include the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution.
  2. Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form.
  3. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad financial aid coordinator ( or 802 258-3503).
There is no separate SIT scholarship application to complete.

SIT Study Abroad supports international opportunities for a wide range of students through its scholarship and grant programs. SIT scholarships are awarded to highly qualified students who demonstrate financial need.

SIT Study Abroad scholarships –  see full list below

Many SIT scholarships and grants are available for both terms of study: semester and summer. Individual awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

Every SIT Study Abroad applicant who completes the SIT scholarship and grant application process prior to their program application deadline will be considered for the following awards. There is no separate scholarship application.

  • The Compton Fund — For students enrolled in SIT programs with environmental, post-conflict transformation, or sustainable development themes.
  • SIT Engineering Scholarship — For students enrolled in undergraduate engineering programs who have demonstrated financial need.
  • The Experiment in International Living (EIL) Alumni Study Abroad Scholarship — To recognize and support alumni of EIL summer high school programs.
  • The Houston International Scholarship — For undergraduate students in any field or major from Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas.
  • HBCU Scholarships — For students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • IHP Grant — Need-based grant assistance for students participating on an IHP /Comparative program.
  • The Middle East and Islamic Studies Scholarship — For students participating in programs with significant Middle Eastern and/or Islamic studies content.
  • The Richard & Dale Levy India Scholarship — For a student participating on a semester program in India.
  • Sally Bragg Baker Scholarship — For a female participant in any semester program who demonstrates international awareness and a desire to create a more peaceful world through international exchange.
  • SIT Bonner Scholar Award — For students participating in this community service program.
  • SIT Fund — For students with demonstrated financial need who enroll in any SIT Study Abroad program, to help promote study abroad opportunities worldwide.
  • The Workum Fund — For SIT Study Abroad students studying on programs in the Indian subcontinent (India and Nepal), including the Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples program.

      Questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact the SIT Study Abroad financial aid coordinator( or 888 272-7881) or your SIT Study Abroad admissions counselor with any questions related to SIT scholarship opportunities.