Running Start Students:
Your high school will continue to pay for your tuition while you study abroad. You will still be responsible for paying the Study Abroad Program Fee. Note that some national level scholarships are only open to Financial Aid recipients. You will not be eligible to apply for scholarships with this requirement.
Green River College & WCCCSA Scholarships
WCCCSA stands for the Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad. Green River College (GRC) is one of 17 member colleges who jointly sponsor and offer all of the study abroad programs you see on our website.
GRC Ross Jennings Scholarship Fund
For Green River College students who have been accepted to certain programs. Currently only Japan and Australia/New Zealand qualify. You must be accepted to one of these country programs before you can apply for the Ross Jennings Scholarship.
Deadline: About 3 weeks after the program application deadline.
GRC Foundation Scholarships
The GRC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to all GRC students. Some foundation scholarships may qualify to be applied to your study abroad program. Amounts vary. To apply, submit a general scholarship application to the GRC Foundation.
Deadline: Every Fall and Winter (Next cycle opens in January 2023)
WCCCSA Consortium Scholarships
For students applying to WCCCSA programs (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Peru). WCCCSA awards two scholarships per program.
Amount: $1,000 for quarter-long programs
$500 for summer programs
Deadline: Same as program application deadline.
(not specifically for study abroad but you can apply funds toward the related costs, such as tuition and books)
Washington Women in Need Scholarship
For female students 18+ years old with established financial need. Is open to DACA recipients, refugees and asylees.
Deadline: Annually in April
Washington Opportunity Scholarship
For WA residents pursuing STEM or healthcare realted fields.
Amount: Up to $22,500 for 4 years
Deadline: Annually in February
Fred G. Zahn Scholarship Fund
For students who have graduated from a WA high school and have financial need
Deadline: Annually in July
Local Credit Unions that offer scholarships to their banking members:
Boeing Employee Credit Union (BECU)
Washingtons State Employees Credit Union (WSECU)
APIA Scholarship Program
Multiple scholarship opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
Deadline: Annually in January
APIEA To You (APTU)Scholarship
Need-based scholarship for students planning to sudy abroad in the Asia Pacific (Japan). Email email@example.com for application details.
CCID Maxwell King Founders Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to all students attending a Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) member college (GRC is a member!). Preference given to first time travellers, and/or underrepresented students in study abroad, and/or students traveling to areas outside of Europe.
Dates of Travel: May 1, 2023- February 1, 2024
Deadline: March 1
First Trip Scholarship
For students on their first study abroad trip, traveling to eligible countries (China, Costa Rica, Morocco, and others)
Deadline: Apps Accepted on Rolling Basis
Freeman ASIA Scholarship
Valid only for the Japan program. For current financial aid recipients.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Annually in March
Fund for Education Abroad
FEA was created for students who demonstrate financial need, with preference given to:
- Students of color
- First-generation college students
- Community college students
- U.S. citizen, DACA recipients, or permanent resident
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
- Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Annually in January
For federal Pell Grant aid recipients.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Bi-Annually in early October & March
For children of Active Duty Military Personnel
Deadline: Rolling (applications accepted anytime)
More Scholarships and Search Engines
While not specific to study abroad, you can still use regular scholarships to help fund your studies
Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad Recommended Scholarship Sites
Study.com Comprehensive Scholarship Guide
ScholarshipGuidance.com (includes many high school student scholarships)
Virtual Advising Appointments Now Available!
Study Abroad Staff
Megan Swanson, Assistant Director of International Education
Office Location: IVD 116
Marc Milsten, International Marketing - Regional Director
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2145
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Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.
McIntyre International Village D (IVD)
Study Abroad Programs- IP
Green River College
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA, 98092
Would you like more information about a study abroad program?
Applications are now accepted via WCCCSA.com
Study Abroad Funding Tips [PDF]
Financial Aid for Study Abroad