Every state maintains its own college grant programs, and they are typically only available to student residents
Federal Study Abroad Grants
- The Boren Awards for International Study offers assistance to undergraduates traveling to study language and culture. Emphasis is placed on those regions where knowledge of the local language and culture would benefit U.S. national security. The grant is part of the National Security Education Program.
- The Benjamin A Gilman Award is open to undergraduate students for study abroad. The program is open to students who have already qualified for the Federal Pell Grant. The Gilman Award is a continuing program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Most colleges and universities offer a variety of grants as a way to attract a diverse student body to their campuses
While it would be impossible to list every education grant from each state in the union in the space available here, the following examples will give students an idea of the types of programs that may be available through their own state governments. College-bound students are encouraged to visit their states higher education website for detailed information on any and all merit-based and need-based grant programs which may be available.
- The Central Alabama Community Foundation is a state based charitable organization. One of their main directives is to provide financial aid to eligible college-bound students from disadvantaged counties throughout Alabama.
- The Arizona Private Post-Secondary Education Student Financial Assistance Grant provides financial aid to resident students who have attended a community college, and wish to pursue their baccalaureate degree at a 4 year college or university within the state. The maximum award is $2000 per year. offers financial assistance to qualifying students in the form of undergraduate and graduate education grants, work study programs and various tuition assistance initiatives. These programs are open to resident students attending a participating Colorado college or university.
- The Kansas Board of Regents sponsors a number of grants and scholarships for resident students, including the Kansas Comprehensive Grant, the Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship and the Kansas teacher service Scholarship. Award amounts vary according to need and availability.
- The state of Michigan offers eligible resident students the Michigan Tuition Grant. The MTG is available to undergraduate students with the requisite financial need. Awards are restricted to the cost of tuition.
- Texas offers a large number of financial aid programs for its resident college-bound students through the College for All Texans initiative. Chief among the many grants and scholarships offered is the Texas Grant. This need-based grant offers awards ranging from $4400 to $7400 depending on need, academic status and type of college being attended.
- The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation offers a wide range of grants, scholarships and loan forgiveness programs. The most notable examples include the NYS Tuition Assistance Program, the NYS Educational Opportunity Program and the NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship.
- Delawares Department of Higher Education sponsors a number of scholarships and grants for residents students including the Scholarship Incentive Program and the Governors Education Grant for Unemployed Adults. Awards are based on need as well as merit, and are open to to all Delaware residents.
Grants may be need-based or merit-based, and often they will be dedicated to a specific course of study or career goal.
- The University of California at Santa Cruz offers many financial aid programs for student residents of California. The Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan is a full tuition grant for students with an annual income of less than $80,000. awards more than $100 million in grants, scholarships and student loans each year through its Office of Financial Aid. is a Catholic college in South Dakota. The school routinely offers a number of scholarships and grants, including the Mount pus. Annual awards are $4000 for qualifying students. sponsors a wide array of grants and scholarships through its Division of Jewish Studies . Programs are open to both undergraduates and graduate students pursuing a degree in Jewish Studies. in Iowa provides a large number of grants and scholarships for its undergraduate students. Programs include the Founders Grant, the Art Performance Grantand the Theatre Production Grant. offers the Alumni Dependent Grant. This $1000 award is available to students whose parents attended PLU for at least on academic term. sponsors the Span Plan for adult learners returning to complete their college education. The grant includes the cost of a three credit hour class, plus a stipend for books. administers the Janet Chiang Grant. This award is open to students pursuing their studies in Asian-American relations. Special consideration is given to students pursuing a course of studies in Asian-American cultural or legal issues.