Multi-Country Scholarships

Five scholarship options are listed on this page:



  • Program Overview:

Sponsored by the US. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education, this program enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide.

  • Eligibility:

To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

  • Award:

The program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue semester or academic-year long study abroad opportunities in other countries.

For more information, application deadlines and the online application please access the Gilman Program website at



  • Program Overview:

The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need. Awardees will be expected to share their experiences with their home campus, to encourage study abroad by others, and to spread understanding of Asia in their home communities.

The Freeman-Asia Scholarship supports U.S. undergraduates to study in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • Eligibility:

Students must be participating in a study abroad program that is a minimum of three weeks in length. Freeman Asia award benefits are determined by the length of the program. See: for further details on eligibility.

  • Award:

Awards will be paid to the study abroad program sponsor, according to the following fixed amounts:

Summer Program: $3,000
Semester Program: $5,000
Academic Year Program: $7,000

See:http:// for scholarship information and an application.


  • Program Overview:

NSEP was designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. NSEP was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which created the National Security Education Board, the National Security Education Program, and a trust fund in the U.S. Treasury to provide resources for scholarships, fellowships and grants.

NSEP Boren scholarships can be applied to study abroad in all countries, except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Preference will be given to applications for study in areas deemed critical to national security.

Each year, NSEP publishes a list of geographic areas, languages, and fields of study identified as critical to U.S. national security.

  • Eligibility:

As a U.S. undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply for an NSEP Boren scholarship if you meet the following conditions:

  1. U.S. citizenship at the time of application.
  2. Matriculated as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges, and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A high school graduate or have earned a GED.
  3. Applying to engage in a study abroad experience that meets home institution standards.
  4. Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad: NSEP undergraduate scholarships are not for study in the United States.
  5. Your study abroad program ends before you graduate.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply for the NSEP scholarship, please visit

  • Award:

The amount of an NSEP Boren scholarship award is based on financial need, as certified by your institution's financial aid office. The amount will vary from the cost of participation in a proposed study abroad program, to partial support. The maximum scholarship award for any one academic term in a study abroad program will be about $10,000 or $20,000 for an academic year. The minimum award will be $2,500 for summer, $4,000 for one semester or $6,000 for an academic year.

For students participating in individually-arranged programs, the amount of the award will be based on host country cost of living, tuition (if any), travel, books, settling-in costs, and appropriate insurance. These costs will be determined by IIE/NSEP. When you select your study abroad program, you should be realistic about your ability to fund part of your program should you receive an award which does not cover full program expenses.

CCSF Faculty member Sue Light assists students with the NSEP application process. If you are interested in applying, please call Sue Light at 415/239-3792 or email: Brochures and applications are available on the Phelan Campus (50 Phelan Avenue) in A301 or C212.

NOTE: This is a national competition, so you need at least a 3.4 GPA and you must be a U.S. citizen.

Additionally, you can visit: to learn about The Language Flagship Fellowships, which offer a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the Flagship Programs in Arabic, Central Asian Turkic languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian.



  • Program Overview:

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships Program is currently the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. 
The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program supports the mission of The Rotary Foundation to further international understanding and world peace.

  • Eligibility:

Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work (or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years) when the scholarship begins. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary club.

  • Award:

Currently three types of scholarships are offered:

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships: These scholarships provide funding for one regular academic year abroad. Generally awards range from $13,00 to $25,000.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship: These scholarships are for two or three-years of full-time degree oriented study at an institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation. A flat grant of $12,500 or its equivalent is provided for each year of study.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship: These scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language training and cultural immersion at language school selected by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. Funding will not exceed approximately $12,000 or its equivalent for a three-month scholarship or $19,000 or its equivalent for a six-month scholarship.

Visit: for more detailed information and a downloadable application.


  • Program Overview:

The Yvonne Z. Stoupe Scholarship was established in 1997 by a bequest from Yvonne Stoupe, a member of the original City College faculty. She began her tenure at CCSF in 1936 teaching French and business courses and continued to teach Business English until her retirement in 1973.

  • Eligibility:

CCSF students who are enrolled in a program that leads to a bachelor's degree from an accredited baccalaureate institution.

  • Requirements:

Be currently enrolled at CCSF in 12 units transferable to an accredited baccalaureate institution.

Have completed at CCSF 12 units transferable to a baccalaureate institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Be continuing at CCSF the following semester in 12 transferable units.

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Plan to transfer to an accredited baccalaureate institution to earn a bachelor's degree in one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, engineering (but not computer and information science), English, journalism, romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latin), mathematics, music, theatre arts, visual arts (art, art history, sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, or film), physics, astronomy, earth sciences, philosophy, architecture or history

  • Award:

One renewable scholarship of $5,000 per semester, depending upon available funds. Renewability contingent upon completion of additional 12 transferable units per semester with a 3.0 GPA,  satisfactory pursuit of declared educational plan, continuing enrollment at CCSF in 12 transferable units. See: