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Study Abroad Scholarships

A variety of study abroad scholarships are available to Loyola students. Loyola University Chicago grants and scholarships apply only to exchange programs, the Rome Center, the Beijing Center, and the Vietnam Center. Also, there are a number of scholarships that are funded by specific programs and by independent organizations with a dedicated interest in fostering international education. Past Loyola students have been recipients of such scholarships as the Freeman-Asia Scholarship and the Gilman Scholarship.

List of scholarships: (This list is not exhaustive)

Loyola Study Abroad Program Scholarships

Program Provider Scholarships

Independent Organization Scholarships

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Loyola Study Abroad Program Scholarships

Go Global Short Term Faculty Led Program Scholarship

This scholarship is worth $2,500 toward Loyola Faculty Led J-Term and Summer Programs in Aix-en-Provence, France; Belize (J-Term only), Chile;  Cordoba, Spain; Greece; Malta; and Tunisia.

Eligibility: Students must be a full time enrolled Loyola undergraduate who has applied and been accepted to Loyola's J-Term and Summer Programs.

Applicants must show demonstrated financial need as determined by the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with preference going to those students who are currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant. Apply to your program of choice ASAP before the funds run out! All recipients for J-Term programs will be notified by November 5th. Apply for a Loyola Faculty Led Summer Program here.

You do not need to send in an additional application for the scholarship, the Office for International Programs will check your financial information. We will grant funds based on completed and accepted applications only. Scholarship is applied to tuition first and then the program fee. Plane ticket and other fees still apply. For further information or any questions, contact Kelly Heath at kheath2@luc.edu, or stop by the Office of International Programs on the second floor of the Sullivan Center for Student Services.

Beijing Center Scholarship

The Beijing Center offers three $1,000 semester scholarships to U.S. students each semester. For more information, visit the scholarship page.

Belize January Term and Spring Break Scholarships

The first ten students who apply and are accepted to either the Belize January Term program and the Belize Spring Break program will automatically be given a $1,000 award. A scholarship application is not required.

John Felice Rome Center Scholarships

The Rome Center offers several awards exclusively for Rome Center students, thanks to generous Rome Center alumni benefactors. Click here for further information.

Vietnam Center Scholarship

This scholarship is now available for Loyola and visiting students. There are 10 awards of $5,000 every semester. Applicants must be Pell grant recipients, in the ACE program or ACE eligible in order to be considered. To find out more information, please refer to the Vietnam Center Cost and Financial Aid page.

Program Provider Scholarships

USAC Scholarship Award 

This scholarship is offered by the Loyola Office for International Programs. It is awarded to Loyola students participating in spring, fall, and summer USAC programs. For an application, please visit one of the following links: USAC 2014 Summer Scholarship , USAC Fall 2014 Scholarship InformationUSAC Spring 2015 Scholarship Information.

 SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT has numerous awards available for students participating in SIT programs About one-half of SIT scholarship applicants receive some sort of SIT financial assistance. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs, and $300 to $3,000 for summer programs.  For students who are federal Pell grant  recipients this includes an automatic  match of semester Pell awards for participation at many SIT sites.  For more information about SIT scholarships, click here

IES Abroad

Listing of many different types of scholarships available to a variety of students, both those going on IES Abroad programs and those who are not. For more information, visit the IES scholarship page.

Independent Organization Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. For more information, visit: www.iie.org/gilman.

Brandon Goodman Scholarship

The BG study abroad scholarship is available to both U.S. citizens and international students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. school. For more information, please visit: http://www.bgscholarship.com/scholarship.html

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project awards 20 scholarships annually for American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. For more information, click here .

British Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship

This award is open to students studying abroad at select universities in the UK. Visit www.butex.ac.uk for more details.

BrokerFish Scholarship

The BrokerFish Scholarship Program offers a $1,000 scholarship for study abroad. Applicants must write an essay. For more information, please visit: https://www.brokerfish.com/study-abroad-scholarships/

Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation

The CJS Foundation provides scholarships for Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts recipients to study abroad. For more information, please visit: http://www.cjsfoundation.org/html/travel_study.html

Diversity Abroad Scholarship

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS, will offer ten, $500 scholarships for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students studying abroad during spring 2012 and fall 2012. Five scholarships are available for the fall and five for the spring. Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. For information click here.

Diversity Abroad / AIFS Achievement Scholarship

Each semester, AIFS offers up to 10 semester scholarships of $1000 to outstanding students from under-represented groups. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities. For more information click here.

Foundation for Global Scholars

FGS provides a general scholarship for U.S. students wishing to study abroad. For more information, please visit: http://fgscholars.org/overview/

Freeman Award for Study in Asia

The Freeman-ASIA Program aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. For additional information, click here.

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in study abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of scholarships. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks between September 2015 and August 2016. FEA offers up tp 10 annual scholarships up to $10,000 for students studying in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs for a minimum of 4 weeks. For more information, click here.

Fund for International Service Learning (FISL) Scholarship.

This is an award of $500 for students participating in a credit-bearing service learning experience in another country. Visit www.fisl.org/home.php

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Provides grants and scholarships for highly qualified students for study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. This program supports study abroad in Germany and German universities. Visit www.daad.org

Global Studies Foundation 

The GSF provides a grant for student travel and study abroad. For more information, please visit: http://www.globalstudiesfoundation.org/ShowContents.cfm?CategoryID=64

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

This fund offers more than 150 scholarship to Hispanic students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For more information, please visit: http://hsf.net/en/

Illinois St. Andrew Society (ISAS) Harper Brown Memorial Scholarship (for study in Scotland)

ISAS awards a scholarship for fall semester or yearlong students to help defray the cost of a U.S. student studying in Scotland. To be eligible, applicants (or one of their family members) should join ISAS (minimum $45 for annual individual membership.) Applicants should also preferably live in the Chicago area. Past awards have been approximately $3000. The application deadline is usually in late March. Contact the Office for International Programs for more information.

Intertek Scholarships

Intertek offers internships and scholarships to students pursuing STEM degrees. For more information, please visit: http://www.intertek.com/scholarships/ 

ItaliaRail Scholarship Program

ItaliaRail offers two $1,000 scholarships to students who are studying abroad in Italy. Students must submit an essay, Loyola transcripts, resume, and financial aid documents in order to be considered. Students are also able to apply for the scholarship for multiple terms. Please visit their site to for additional information and to apply. http://www.italiarail.com/scholarship.

James K. Rathmell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Horticulture Work/Study Abroad

Open to U.S. citizens or international students studying at U.S. institutions in horticulture-related fields of study. Open to graduate students or undergraduates in their junior or senior year. For more information, visit: http://www.snre.umich.edu/node/8004.   

Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship

For students interested in studying in Japan. Visit www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html

JASSO Student Exchange Support Program

This scholarship program offers a monthly stipend for international students studying at a Japanese University. For more information, visit: http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/index_e.html

LIVFund Scholarship

The LIVFund offers scholarships to students who are interested in living, interning, or volunteering in Latin America. For more information, please visit: http://www.livfund.org/scholarship/what-is-the-livfund-scholarship/

Morgan Stanley Scholarship

The Morgan Stanley Scholarship offers assistance to students pursuing economics or finance and who want to study in Japan for the entire academic year. For more information, please visit: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad

Senator David L. Boren Scholarships

This is a federal scholarship competition for study abroad through the National Security Education Program (NSEP). It provides funding (up to $20,000) for students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. For more information, visit: www.iie.org/nsep

The Turkish Coalition for America

The TCAdvantage scholarship is offered for Turkish American students and American minority students who desire to study in Turkey. For more information, visit: http://www.tc-america.org/scholarships/

University Language Services

ULS offers a $500 scholarship for students who are currently abroad or just returned. A photo with a 100-200 word description from your time abroad is necessary for the competition. For more information, please visit: http://www.universitylanguage.com/scholarships/competition/

Whitaker International Program

This program offers scholarships for biomedical engineering students (or students studying a closely related field) to study abroad. Scholarships are offered for both summer and semester terms. For more information, please visit: http://www.whitaker.org/

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Please visit the following websites for additional scholarships.







Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
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