edward abbey

Edward Abbey was a friend to many and an inspiration to all associated with Round River. Ed’s family has graciously agreed that we may use his name in this manner.

We are committed to involving dedicated and qualified students in our conservation projects and we will work with you to help facilitate your application and financial needs. Financial assistance to qualified students from Round River is available from the Edward Abbey Scholarship Fund. Grants from this fund typically range from $500 to $5,000.

If financial assistance is needed in order to participate, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your financial needs and to request a financial aid 

Federal student support funds, including Stafford Loans, can also be applied. Some universities and colleges allow the use of their institutional aid for off-campus studies. If you encounter difficulty in arranging financial aid, please ask your school’s financial aid officer to call us.

Edward Abbey Scholarship Application

Recommended deadlines for scholarship application submission are as follows:

Spring programs: September 30th

Summer programs: April 30th

Fall programs: May 30th

Special arrangements may be made for extended scholarship application deadlines; please email studyabroad@roundriver.org with any questions.

Any good poet, in our age at least, must begin with the scientific view of the world; and any scientist worth listening to must be something of a poet, must possess the ability to communicate to the rest of us his sense of love and wonder at what his work discovers.

– Edward Abbey

Other Scholarship and Funding Opportunities:

These scholarship opportunities are not associated with Round River. Please contact and apply directly to these organizations and contact them with any questions you may have.

Fund for Education Abroad 2023 offers funds to deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $5,000 for undergraduate international experiences, targeting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad and who already receive federal Pell Grants.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship to Study Abroad supports the study abroad experience of an undergraduate student who is the recipient of the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award.  Students of any major are eligible.

Diversity Abroad provides resources, including a list of scholarships and grants, available to Asian, Black, Latino and other racially diverse students, as well as first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities.

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad provides grants and scholarships for students participating in high quality, rigorous education abroad programs.

GoAbroad scholarship advice and search tool provides a traditional search option for scholarships by country and subject.

Golden Key International Honour Society offers $1 million in scholarships, including awards specifically for study abroad. Applicants must be members of the society and scholarships are posted throughout the year, each with individual deadlines and application requirements. Students of any major may apply.

International Student Loans are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are planning to study abroad through a school-sanctioned study abroad program at either the undergraduate or graduate level, while still attending an approved school within the U.S.

Institute of International Education provides a directory featuring detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant awards 50 grants of $1,000 each to undergraduate student applicants. Recipients must be attending a U.S. university that has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, but do not necessarily need to be members. Eligible students may be from any major.

UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but have no previous international experience.


Your home institution may have scholarships and grant programs available to you.  Contact your school directly to inquire.