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BCA Scholarships

Semester Program Scholarships

The BCA Semester Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship toward the cost of a BCA semester program. Students who are applying to study abroad for a year are eligible to apply again in the second semester. The scholarships are open to all BCA applicants who meet the requirements and apply by the deadlines with the appropriate documentation.

To be considered, you must:

  • Be enrolled at a U.S. college or university
  • Complete the BCA application for the program to which you are applying by the deadline (you do not need to be accepted into the program when you apply for the scholarship)
  • Complete and submit the BCA Scholarship Application by the deadline*
    • To be eligible, you must submit the most recent copy of your Financial Aid Award letter from your college or university with the scholarship application
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 (Award Notification: April 1)
    • Spring Semester Abroad: October 15 (Award Notification: Nov 1)

 

Summer Program Scholarship

The BCA Summer Scholarship is a $500 scholarship toward the cost of a BCA summer program. The scholarships are open to all BCA applicants who meet the requirements and apply by the deadline with the appropriate documentation.

To be considered, you must:

  • Complete the BCA application for the program to which you are applying by the deadline (you do not need to be accepted into the program when you apply for the scholarship)
  • Complete the BCA Summer Scholarship Application by the deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    Summer Abroad: March 1 (Award Notification: March 15)

How do you select students?

Eligible students are evaluated based on demonstrated financial need and the quality of the BCA program application submitted.

How will I be notified?

If you are awarded a BCA scholarship, you will receive an award letter within two weeks of the application deadline. You will be required to sign the letter and return it to BCA by the stated deadline. By accepting the scholarship and signing the letter, you will also be committing to participate in the program.

Bonner Scholars Award

Students who are Bonner Scholars can apply for the BCA’s Bonner Scholarship to receive a $500 scholarship. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in one of our semester or year programs that offers multiple opportunities for volunteer placements. Our commitment to Bonner Scholars will ensure that students can fulfill 140 hours of service work during their semester or year abroad with BCA.

To be considered, you must:

  • Complete the BCA application for the program to which you are applying by the deadline (you do not need to be accepted into the program when you apply for the scholarship)
  • Complete the Bonner Scholars Scholarship Application by the deadline*
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 (Award Notification: April 1)
    • Spring Semester Abroad: October 15 (Award Notification: Nov 1)

Program Opportunities:

  • Chennai, India
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Valladolid, Spain
  • Xalapa, Mexico

BCA Storyteller Scholarship

Share your experience in real time! BCA is seeking students who are savvy social media storytellers. We want to partner with you to share images from your daily life abroad. As a semester and year BCA Storyteller, you will receive $100 to provide BCA’s Central Office with 5 quality images and/or videos a month for the BCA social media platforms outlined below. As a summer BCA Storyteller, you will receive $50 to provide BCA’s Central Office with 5 quality images and/or videos a week for the following BCA social media platforms:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Up to 10 students will be selected each term for this opportunity. Interested students should apply by submitting the BCA Storyteller Scholarship application.

To be considered, you must:

  • Complete the BCA application for the program to which you are applying by the deadline (you do not need to be accepted into the program when you apply for the scholarship)
  • Complete the Storyteller Scholarship Application by the deadline*
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 (Award Notification: April 1)
    • Spring Semester Abroad: October 15 (Award Notification: November 1)
    • Summer Abroad: March 1 (Award Notification: March 15)