OverviewAB Abroad Scholarship offers travel scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The Aaron Bonner Foundation believes that an international experience is critically important in the educational and career development of our students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The scholarship aims to assist students with high financial need, community college students, students in remission from cancer, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray the cost of travel.
• Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
• Applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroadprogram or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
• Applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.