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Great news! All of your Federal and State financial aid can be used to study at Rome with Purpose! Be sure you make all necessary arrangements with the Financial Aid Office and Study Abroad Office at your university.

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Encourage a friend to come with you to study at Rome with Purpose–and you can take advantage of our BRING A FRIEND scholarship! You will BOTH receive $500 when you arrive in Rome to use for your travel weeks! Please enter the promo code [FRIEND+your friend’s last name] in your application.

Scholarship moneyIn addition to Fast Web, FAFSA, and College Board financial aid, here are a few other scholarships you can apply for. Some are specifically geared for study abroad or for Italy. Many of them have declines for applying, so it’s best to plan ahead–and check all the details: 

  • Rome with Purpose Mission Trip Scholarship – for any undergraduate student considering mission work in Italy or Europe
  • Reward Expert Scholarship – One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to deserving undergraduate students who are attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college within the United States of America. The scholarship is designed for students pursuing study abroad opportunities.
  • Travel Visa Pro Scholarship – $1000 scholarship open to students of all education levels. Students must complete an essay of 1000 words that details a memorable travel experience, discusses travel tips, or expresses a personal viewpoint related to travel.
  • Owner Direct Vacation Rentals Study Away Scholarship – for any full-time student over 18 enrolled at an accredited university. Eligible students should submit an original 600-800 word essay describing why travel is important to them. Essays will be judged based on the following: content, creativity and style.
  • Annual CGTrader Scholarship This scholarship is not specifically for study abroad students, but might interest those who interested in technology. Your 500-1000 word essay should be about “Using games for social good and playful learning”. Top scholarship is $2000, two runners-up will receive $500 each.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at their college or university to study abroad
  • National Italian American Foundation – Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. (You can join today!)
  • Sons of Italy Scholarship – U.S. citizens of Italian descent in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study,, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic institution.
  • “Define Yourself” Scholarship – Who are you as a student? An athlete, a history ace, a star on the drums, class treasurer, a student volunteer, or something completely different? GoEnnounce wants to reward you with a $500 scholarship for being YOU! The $500 Scholarship is an ongoing, monthly scholarship open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores & juniors.
  • American Foundation of Savoy Orders – undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the Humanities and Fine Arts or International Studies
  • ScholarTrips – ScholarTrips is a national scholarship contest designed to reward creativity and the desire to learn through international travel. This year we will give away six $2,500 scholarships to students who want to study or volunteer abroad. Applicants can enter by answering the question: “How Can International Travel Impact Your Life?” in a short video or 500-word essay and submitting a form in our website. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 14 years of age at the time of application, and are students at a state-accredited high school or trade school, or an accredited university or college at time of entry. Please see website for more details.
  • Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships – US citizens currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks
  • The Global Study Awards – StudyPortals offers students the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand their horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage young people to study abroad as part of their tertiary studies in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages. The Global Study Awards recognizes studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students, opening their minds to alternative ways of personal life and professional career, as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Please see website for more information.
  • Golden Key Scholarships – a wide variety of scholarships for study abroad
  • Study Abroad Europe Scholarship – Study Abroad Europe scholarship offers awards that range from $250 to $1,000 per session. Fall, Spring, Academic Year and Summer students are eligible to apply. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher. All applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions 3-5 weeks after the scholarship application deadline.
  • Global Studies Foundation – supports foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution.
  • Bulk Office Supply Scholarship – offers more than school supplies we are there to help students pursue their goals. We have implemented a program to help students express their educational goals and future plans. At Bulk Office Supply we want to help students throughout the U.S.A. have an opportunity to get a scholarship. If you have an interest in teaching, Art or owning your own business you are eligible to apply for our $1000 scholarship program. The program is open to all high school students as well as College Freshmen and Sophomores. Please see website for more details.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants – This scholarship is designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
  • Dumbo Moving’s Moving Forward Scholarship They are looking for students who have extraordinary talents or grades. They will be rewarding one person of extraordinary talent with $3,000. The decision will be made by company management based on the following criteria: awards on different state, national or international competitions, GPA, or talents. They are looking for something interesting or out of the ordinary.
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships –  3 different types of scholarship available: Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 1 year of study abroad, Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 2 years of degree-oriented study abroad, and Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for 3 or 6 months of language study and cultural immersion abroad.
  • Critical Language Scholarships – The CLS Program is a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Iron Security College Scholarship – Iron Security Inc. is offering a $500 scholarship that will be given to the student who writes the most engaging blog post about this year’s topic: “When was the last time you were put in a situation where you had only a few moments to react and what was the outcome?”. Iron Security College Scholarship Blog Contest is sponsored by Iron Security and is open to all high school seniors and full-time college students in the United States that maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship – Ideal for our Independent Travel Weeks! Part of Tortuga Backpack’s mission “is to help people take amazing trips” — which is why they dedicate part of their proceeds towards a study abroad scholarship for full time students who have been accepted to study abroad trips. It’s only open to U.S. citizens. To apply just complete an online application and 500-word essay.
  • The GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship – GotChosen is offering a recurring monthly scholarship to help college students. The GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship is easy and free to enter. A new winner is selected every month by a random drawing.
  • Iron Security College Scholarship – Iron Security Inc. is offering a $500 scholarship that will be given to the student who writes the most engaging blog post about this year’s topic: “When was the last time you were put in a situation where you had only a few moments to react and what was the outcome?”. Iron Security College Scholarship Blog Contest is sponsored by Iron Security and is open to all high school seniors and full-time college students in the United States that maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Community Scholarship – As part of our core value of “community,” we want to encourage students to think about their financial futures long before they graduate. Our essay topic is designed around a concept that’s easy to understand but difficult to execute: being responsible with your money. Please submit a 700-1,400 word essay on the prompt: “You just won a $10 million lottery jackpot! Outline your plan to be a savvy investor”, including a works-cited page with at least 3 sources. Must be a student enrolled in a U.S. College to enter.
  • Special Delivery Scholarship – If you have ever been personally impacted in a profound way by a piece of mail that you have received, enter the – Special Delivery Scholarship and you might receive an award of $1000. To apply, write an interesting and original essay on the following topic: Recount a time when you received a piece of mail that changed your life, and outline how it effected your future. The Special Delivery Scholarship is currently open to undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary college or university in the United States. Must have 3.0 GPA and be a US citizen or legal resident.
  • BrokerFish Scholarship for University Students – The BrokerFish $1,000 University Scholarship is available in spring 2015 to students who are currently pursuing any university course. Applicants must be full-time students of any nationality who are pursuing an undergraduate “degree”, “diploma” or equivalent program by an accredited institution of higher education.

Have you considered crowdfunding? Here are some options:

  • Fund My Travel Fund meaningful travel
  • Go Ennounce Create a mission. Share it. Accomplish it.
  • Go Fund Me People like yourself have raised more money at Go Fund Me than anywhere else.