Study Abroad Scholarships & Funding Information

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.

Amount: $500-$1,000

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 (but not all) 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 (check website for dates)

WCCCSA Consortium Scholarships

For students applying to WCCCSA programs (France, London, Germany, Barcelona, Costa Rica, China). WCCCSA awards two scholarships per program.

Amount: $1,000 for quarter-long programs

                 $500 for summer programs

Deadline: Same as program application deadline.

Washington Scholarships

(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.

Amount: $5,000

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

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 15, 2021

Local Credit Unions that offer scholarships to their banking members:

Boeing Employee Credit Union (BECU) 

Gesa Credit Union

Washingtons State Employees Credit Union (WSECU)

National Scholarships

APIA Scholarship Program

Multiple scholarship opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Deadline: January 14, 2021

APIEA To You (APTU)Scholarship 

Need-based scholarship for students planning to sudy abroad in the Asia Pacific (Japan). Email for application details. 

First Trip Scholarship

For students on their first study abroad trip, traveling to eligible countries (China, Costa Rica, Morocco, and others)

Amount: $750-1,500

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

For minority or first-generation college students. Must be a US citizen to apply.

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Annually in January

Gilman Scholarship

For federal Pell Grant aid recipients.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: October 5, 2021, March 1, 2022 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

For children of Active Duty Military Personnel

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Rolling (applications accepted anytime) 


More Scholarships and search engines

Located on the WCCCSA website.


General College Scholarships 

While not specific to study abroad, you can still use regular scholarships to help fund your studies

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Study Abroad Staff

photo of Megan Swanson
Megan Swanson, Program Manager
Office Location: IVD 114
Phone: 253-293-0129


Green River College Study Abroad staff member Marc Milsten
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) 115

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Green River College
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA, 98092


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Application Form

Study Abroad Application 2021-2022

Funding Information

Study Abroad Funding Tips [PDF]

Scholarships for Study Abroad

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