Need-Based Scholarships

The Alliance is pleased to offer need-based scholarships for fall, spring, and summer programs in China and India. All award decisions are based on financial need. To be eligible for a need-based scholarship, you must have applied for financial aid through your home school. The maximum award amount is $4,500 per student for the fall and spring terms and $2,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

In order to apply for a need-based scholarship, you must first begin an application to the Alliance program of your choice via our online portal.

The scholarship application contains two pieces: your Scholarship Essay submitted via our online application system, and the Scholarship Financial Release Form to be completed by the Financial Aid Administrator on your home campus. Both pieces must be submitted by the same deadline as your Alliance program applications:

Summer Term – March 1 / Fall Term – April 15 / Spring Term – November 1

Note: Need-based scholarships are only awarded to students who attend Alliance programs in China or India. Unfortunately, we do not award scholarships to students attending non-Alliance programs.

Students seeking financial aid should also speak with the study abroad and financial aid offices at their home institutions about taking scholarships and federal aid with them while studying overseas. Additional funding opportunities can be found here.

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