Each year, we award $1.5 million in study abroad scholarships, grants, and affiliate benefits!To be eligible, you must be in the process of applying for a CAPA program. A separate scholarship application and documentation may also be required by the deadline listed. Late applications, essays or forms will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
CAPA offers need-based scholarships ranging from $500-5,000.
Scholarship applications are evaluated based on financial need, as well as the student’s reflection on identity, program goals, personal investment, and location choice. Additional consideration is given to students from CAPA Affiliate institutions.
There are two pieces to this scholarship application and both must be submitted to CAPA by the application deadline:
Scholarships are very competitive. Students are encouraged to use thoughtful, concrete examples in the essays and proofread carefully before submitting.
Students are also responsible for ensuring that the Scholarship Form is received by CAPA before the deadline.
Late essays or forms will not be accepted, and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Summer 2020: March 20, 2020
Fall 2020: May 27, 2020
Over 200 colleges and universities are affiliated with CAPA. This affiliation provides students from these institutions with a special grant. If you are from an affiliate institution, you automatically receive a grant as follows: $300 for summer programs, $400 for quarter programs and $600 for semester programs. The amount you are awarded is deducted from your program invoice so there’s is no need to submit a separate application to receive this grant.
Speak to your on-campus study abroad office and see if your institution is affiliated with CAPA.
Each term, we select a team of student bloggers, vloggers, and Instagram TV vloggers to share their study abroad experiences on the CAPA World blog. Our Fall & Spring bloggers, vloggers, and IGTV vloggers receive a grant of $550 to help generate content while abroad. Our Summer grant recipients receive a grant of $400 due to the shorter term.
The grant is distributed in two disbursements: Students receive a disbursement via direct deposit to their bank account prior to departure on their program which includes half of their grant along with an 'explorer fund' to help fund content creation. The remaining grant amount is disbursed once responsibilities as an official blogger or vlogger have been completed upon return. Failure to complete all required posts will result in partial or full forfeit of remaining grant funds.
To be eligible, you must have been accepted to study abroad on a CAPA program, and along with your application, you must complete a sample blog/vlog entry based on a prompt and submit a link to show examples of your work.
Official bloggers and vloggers submit 8 pieces of content (Spring & Fall) or 5 pieces of content (Summer) to deadlines during their study abroad program, and then wrap up their time abroad with an additional reflection post the week they return home. There are a few required topics to cover, but also plenty of room for creativity.
Disclaimer: This grant could potentially be taxable. Speak to a financial consultant for advice.
To apply for a Blogger/Vlogger Grant, fill out this form
The Summer 2020 Application will open March 1, 2020.
The deadline to apply for our Summer 2020 Grant has been extended to April 15, 2020.
The Fall 2020 Application will open June 1, 2020.
If you studied abroad before on any of our programs, you will automatically receive a $600 grant to study abroad again on a regular semester program, or a $300 grant toward a regular summer program. There’s is no need to submit a separate application to receive this grant. However, program application materials must be completed by the regular program deadlines.
Students from affiliate institutions are not eligible to receive the Affiliate Grant in addition to the Study Again with CAPA grant. Students studying on another Global Custom Program are also excluded.
Diversity is a core value of CAPA. It is reflected in the diversity of our global city locations and as a critical learning and development outcome that engages all our students. We are committed to increasing student diversity and provide all participants a framework to explore, challenge, and redefine their identities in distinct ways.
CAPA’s Diversity Advocates Scholarship Program (DAP) is an extension of this philosophy, and supports undergraduate students focused on social justice, access, inclusion, or diversity who wish to continue this focus abroad. Advocates receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 on a semester length program with CAPA to pursue diversity projects or research during their learning abroad experience.
DAP Scholars will collaborate with others and build upon their professional and personal development. They will also have the opportunity to engage in discussion groups and will be provided with tools to help them continue their advocacy efforts post-program. Lastly, DAP scholars will implement a project informed by their understanding of diversity in a local context, which will serve as their “capstone project” while abroad.
To be eligible, you must be a committed and engaged individual with a track record of successful advocacy for diversity within your communities. You will effectively demonstrate an understanding of - and obligation to - influencing your own community from your own experience abroad.
Advocates are awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000 for semester programs only.
For more information about CAPA’s initiatives to encourage diversity and inclusion in international education – including but not limited to the DAP, please click here.
CAPA is committed to facilitating a learning abroad experience for students with disabilities. We encourage the disclosure of disability and use a collaborative team approach that involves our support staff both stateside and abroad, the student's study abroad advisor and disability resources coordinator, and of course the student, to determine the best means of accommodation.
While some accommodations are cost-free, we recognize that additional expenses may be incurred. In an effort to defray such expenses, we have established the Accommodation Fund. We wish you a successful, exciting, and enriching time abroad and we are happy to support you in any way possible.
This grant provides students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with an automatic grant. If you are from an HBCU institution, you automatically receive a grant as follows: $1,000 for one of CAPA’s fall or spring semester programs or $500 for one of our summer programs.
The amount you are awarded is deducted from your program invoice.
Speak to your on-campus study abroad office or your CAPA Admission’s representative for more information.
CAPA has partnered with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) on a new scholarship opportunity to further our commitment to creating financial access to our programs abroad.
This FEA-CAPA collaboration is guided by CAPA participation on the FEA Access Advisory Board (AAB). FEA’s AAB was established to share best practices in international education and actively engage in FEA’s mission, making life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students.
Students in financial need participating on CAPA study abroad programs may apply for FEA-CAPA Access Scholarships exclusively for CAPA students of up to $5,000 at: www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants.
There are many other national study abroad scholarships you can apply for to receive extra funding. Many of these scholarships require you to apply a year in advance, so definitely do your homework ahead of time.
Financial aid may be available for you to pay for all or part of your program through your home institution. The following information details the most important facts about CAPA and your potential financial aid eligibility.
Should you decide to apply for Financial Aid, you must complete CAPA’s Financial Aid Disbursement Form and submit it to your campus Financial Aid Office immediately, no later than 120 days prior to program departure. This will give your Financial Aid Officer time to process your request.
After your form is completed, you must return it to CAPA. You may mail, fax, or send by email. It is your responsibility to return it to CAPA no later than 70 days prior to departure to be eligible for the deferred payment schedule.
How to Apply:
CAPA The Global Education Network is not considered an eligible higher education institution under the Department of Education and therefore does not issue 1098-T forms. The student’s home institution should be issuing the 1098-T form, especially if the home institution bills the program fees to the student’s institutional account. If the student pays CAPA directly, there is no guarantee that the student will be able to use the educational costs of the program to file for the Education Tax Credits, since CAPA does not report these costs to the IRS as eligible tuition costs. We are happy to provide students who paid CAPA directly and would like to consult a professional tax advisor, with a copy of their account statement showing their accounts paid in full.