The CLI Scholarship
CLI awards several $250 and $500 scholarships each year in an effort to enable students with financial need to attend our various programs. Applicants are selected to receive this scholarship based on two factors: financial need and academic merit. As CLI will not ask you to provide personal financial statements proving your financial need, please only apply for this scholarship if it is necessary for your enrollment in CLI's College Study Abroad program. To apply, please firstname.lastname@example.org(subject line “CLI Scholarship – College Study Abroad”) with a 200 to 400 word essay answering the following two questions:
What are the three main reasons you wish to learn the Chinese language? How does Chinese language proficiency fit into your short- and long-term personal, professional and academic goals?
External Financial Aid In addition to scholarships awarded directly by CLI, there are countless online resources available to students seeking study abroad financial aid. Please visit the sites below to explore some available options:
Study Abroad Scholarship Sites www.foundationforglobalscholars.org - The Foundation for Global Scholars is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience. *A 2011 CLI student received a scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars.
www.borenawards.org - US-based undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for full scholarships at CLI through the National Security Education Program’s (NSEP) Boren Awards, which provides fellowships and scholarships to US citizens studying in critical regions.
www.gmsp.org- The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program was created by Bill and Melinda Gates to aid underrepresented minorities (Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans) in achieving an undergraduate education.
www.clascholars.org- This scholarship is open to any student who is presently attending a College Language Association (CLA) member college or university and wishes to study abroad.
www.rotary.org - Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships make up one of the world's largest privately funded international scholarship programs, and are open to citizens of countries all over the world.
www.jkcf.org- Scholarships are provided through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad who demonstrate high achievement and financial need.
www.iie.org/gilman - The Gilman Scholarship Program offers study abroad awards for undergraduate students who are receiving the U.S. Federal Pell Grant at a two-year or four-year college or university.
General Financial Aid/Resources www.finaid.org- Offers a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
www.iefa.org- Provides a college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information promoting study abroad.
www.fafsa.ed.gov- The U.S. Federal Student Aid office provides money for college to eligible students and families, including grants, loans, and work-study.
www.studyabroadfunding.org- Features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and working professionals.