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Study Abroad Scholarships

Study abroad programs are an integral part of helping students learn to value and respect cultural differences. These programs can be expensive, though. That’s why CGCC offers several scholarships to help you cover the cost of participating in a study abroad program. 

Dr. Ruth Callahan Prague Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship awards two students $500 each to be used for the summer 2020 study abroad program in Prague. In addition to having a GPA of 3.0 or higher, students applying for this scholarship “must be willing to meet with Dr. Ruth Callahan, scholarship donor, for a cup of coffee upon return to tell her about your time in Prague!”

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. Learn more about the eligibility requirements by downloading the application.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this need-based international scholarship is open to U.S. citizens currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Students studying a “critical need language” may receive an award of up to $8,000. Students not studying a critical need language will receive up to $5,000 in assistance.

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Critical Language Scholarship Program

This scholarship covers all expenses to participate in a summer language and cultural immersion program open to American students. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Critical Language Scholarship Program actively seeks students from groups that are typically underrepresented in study abroad programs, whether ethnic or racial minorities, community college students, or students studying in STEM fields at their institution.

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NSEP-David L. Boren Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study language in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and are underrepresented in study abroad programs. Boren Scholarship students travel to Africa, Asia, central and eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East to study less commonly taught languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and more.

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Arizona Rotary

Rotary is a global network of more than 1.2 million volunteers made up of professional people who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill, peace, and understanding in the world. Competitions administered by local clubs of Rotary International award scholarships for 3-month, 6-month, or multiple-year study abroad programs.

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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarships

All students attending institutions that have membership in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (as CGCC does) are eligible for HACU scholarship opportunities regardless of race or ethnicity. These need-based scholarships are open to enrolled college students who have completed at least one semester of school by the time they apply. If you have questions, contact HACU at

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