Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad


A variety of study abroad scholarships are available to Loyola students. Loyola University Chicago grants/scholarships apply only to Global Center programs, Global Exchange programs, and the Fordham and Casa Global Partner programs. Also, there are a number of scholarships funded by specific Global Partner programs and independent organizations with a dedicated interest in fostering international education. Past Loyola students have been recipients of such scholarships as the Gilman Scholarship.

List of scholarships: (This list is not exhaustive)

Loyola Study Abroad Program Scholarships

Go Global Short Term Faculty Led Program Scholarship

Students attending Loyola Faculty Led J-Term and Summer Programs in Aix-en-Provence, France; Belize (J-Term only), Chile;  Cordoba, Spain; Dominican Republic; Greece; Ignatian Pilgrimage (Spain); London; Tunisia; and Vietnam can receive up to $2,500 in scholarships.

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

Follow Up Requirement: At the end of the program, award recipients will be asked to write a brief evaluation of their program experience, meet with a representative from the Office for International Programs, and participate in Events to promote study abroad.

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

Limited $5,000 scholarships are available for Loyola and visiting students for the Fall 2015 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.

Global Partner Scholarships

API Study Abroad Scholarships

API awards approximately $400,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250–1,000 per student. Students may apply for multiple API scholarships (though may only be awarded one). API offers regional, first-generation, diversity, STEM, and Gilman matching scholarships. For more information, visit the API Scholarships page.

CIS Abroad

Loyola students are awarded an automatic scholarship of $250 for fall or spring semesters and $100 for summer internships.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language and cultural enrichment program.

For more information, click here.

IES Abroad

Listing of donor funded 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.

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for summer programs. SIT Study Abroad Scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. SIT does not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; accepted eligible students will be evaluated for all funds in which they are eligible.

For students who are federal Pell grant recipients this includes an automatic match of semester Pell awards for semester programs.

For information on SIT’s scholarships, please click here.

Saint Louis University Madrid Robert Tieken and Cristina Acosta Scholarship

The Robert Tieken and Cristina Acosta Scholarship Fund was established by the family of Robert Tieken in memory of Rob, a former faculty member on the SLU Madrid Campus, and his wife Cristina. Through this fund, the Madrid Campus provides tuition scholarship to a select number of U.S. students from U.S. universities who have been accepted for study on the SLU Madrid campus as "visiting" (i.e. study abroad) students. The deadline for fall semester study is April 15 and spring study is September 15. The maximum award for fall and spring semester is $500 and $300, respectively. Find the application here.

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 Scholarship Summer 2015, USAC Scholarship Fall 2015, USAC Scholarship Spring 2016.

USAC also offers program specific scholarships in Ireland, Spain, Norway, and more. Click here for more information.

Independent Organization Scholarships

*For application assistance on the scholarships below, please contact the Fellowship Office.

The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship
  • Must be planning on studying abroad for at least 1 full semester (only fall or spring semesters)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
$3,000 Fall 2015: July 1, 2015
Spring 2016: December 1, 2015
AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
  • Applies to USAC, IES, API, Fordham programs in London only
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Willingness to share experiences abroad with the AASAP/UK community in person at the beginning and through a reflective written piece at the end of their study abroad experience
£500 for the semester, £1000 for full-year June 15 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Must be studying in host country for at least 4 consecutive weeks
  • Please view this powerpoint from the Fellowship Office
*Additional $3000 for critical need language study
Spring: October 7
Summer: March 3
Fall: March 3
Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior students
  • Must be enrolled in a double major program combining a major in French and a major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students with a French minor
$900 to support travel to France March 2016 (application will be open soon)
Brandon Goodman Scholarship
  • Open to any student with a GPA of 2.00
$300 March 31, 2015
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
  • Must study abroad in Japan
  • Summer Programs do not apply
$2,500 Fall: April 8, 2015
Spring: October 8, 2015
British Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship
  • Must be a semester or academic year program in the UK
  • Must be participating on a direct-enroll program in a UK university that is affiliated with BUTEX. This list can be found here.
£500 Fall 2015 & Spring 2016: June 15, 2015
BrokerFish Scholarship
  • Must be enrolled with the University full-time
$1,000 TBD
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships (4) Four scholarships available to students who:
  • Are full-time undergraduates
  • Are Majors in the following fields: health/medicine, performing arts/theater/music, visual arts
  • Have a 2.5 or 2.75 GPA (depending on scholarship)
  • Exhibit leadership skills and are involved in community service activities
  • Preference given to African-American students
varies ($500–3,000) February 28, 2015, May 1, 2015, or May 22, 2015 for the 2015/16 year
Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation
  • Must be a Silver or Gold Girl Scout
  • Must have a 3.0. Foreign language major/minor
$1,000 December 4, 2015
Davis-Putter Scholarship Up to $10,000 April 1, 2015
DiversityAbroad.com Blogging Scholarship
  • Five scholarships available each semester
  • Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community via bi-weekly blogs, picture and videos, participate in DiversityAbroad.com travel abroad forum and do a study abroad testimonial at the end of their time abroad

  • Applicable to to IES, USAC, API, and CIS programs only
$500 June 1, 2015
Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
  • Have a GPA of a 2.75
  • Be able to share experience via social media
  • Summer Program
$500 April 1, 2015
Explore the World Travel Scholarship
  • Must live in one of the following metropolitan areas: Chicago (Loyola temporary address okay), Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin or Houston
  • Plan on travelling abroad within the next 6 months that incorporates volunteerism or service learning
Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Scholarship
  • U.S./Canadian citizen
  • Must be studying abroad in Asia-Pacific or Oceania country (check list for details)
$500–1,500= Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: December 31
Summer semester: April 30
Foundation for Global Scholars
  • Enrolled at University
  • Check the site to determine if your study abroad program falls within the range of periods
  • 2.5 GPA
$2,000 Spring/Summer 2015: April 3, 2015
Fall: July 10, 2015
Fund for Education Abroad
  • Varies; Check website
  • Application opens in November 2015
Up to $10,000 Application will open mid-November for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017
Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Excellence and Travel Awards
  • Must study in one of New Zealand's universities
  • 3.0 GPA
3 different awards:
  • Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offer $2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.
  • Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offer $500 for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities.
  • Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA) offer $500 for study at participating institutes of technology and polytechnics.
Programs beginning in July 2015: April 20, 2015
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Must be planning to study in Germany for a year and engage in research or local internships
  • Must have a research proposal
Varies January 31, 2016
Global Studies Foundation
  • Awarded to students who are already in the process of studying abroad
Varies July 1, 2015
Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship
  • Must be planning on studying or interning abroad
  • Must submit a photo essay
$500 May 1, 2015
Goedeker's Appliances College Book Scholarship
  • Must write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you
  • Any major or field of study is acceptable
$500 towards cost of textbooks
Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries
July 31, 2015 at midnight CDT
GotChosen Social Network Scholarship
  • Open to US and international students and anyone with outstanding student loans
  • Must create an original post on any channel. The post must be on topic within its channel.
$5,000 towards educational expenses May 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • 2.5 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)
$500–5,000 Scholarship opens January 1, 2015
Illinois St. Andrew Society (ISAS) Harper Brown Memorial Scholarship (for study in Scotland)—Contact the Office of International Programs for more information
  • Fall semester or yearlong students planning to study in Scotland
  • Must gain membership with the organization
Up to $3,000 Late March
Intertek Scholarships
  • Must be studying in a field that is related to engineering
  • 3.2 GPA
  • Must participate in Interek's internship program afterwards
Up to $10,000 February 6, 2015
ItaliaRail Scholarship Program
  • Must be studying abroad in Italy
$1,000 June 15, 2015
Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship
  • For students interested in studying in Japan
  • Check in April 2015
Varies Varies
Japan-American Society Scholarship Program
    • Proof of acceptance at a college or university in Japan as a full-time foreign exchange student for either one semester or one academic year
    • Proof that the program in Japan is an approved student exchange program of the applicant's home college or university in the US
    • May be majors in any subject, but must demonstrate that they have taken or plan to take academic courses related to Japan, whether in the US or at the Japan college or university
    • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
$5,000 July 15, 2015
JASSO Student Exchange Support Program
  • For students interested in studying in Japan
Varies Varies
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship $2,500 Spring 2016: September 28, 2015
Summer/Fall 2016: February 22, 2016
LIVFund Scholarship
  • Must going to volunteer or study in a Latin American country
  • Applicants can apply any time beginning 6 months to their program start date
$500 Awarded Each month
Morgan Stanley Scholarship Opportunity
  • Must study abroad in Japan for the academic year
  • Student must be interested in Economics and Finance
$7,500 April 8, 2015
Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarships There are two scholarships available:
Italian Language Scholarship:
  • U.S. citizen of Italian descent
  • Junior or senior standing-majoring or minoring in Italian language studies
General Study Scholarship:
  • U.S. citizen of Italian descent
varies February 28, 2015 for 2015/16 academic year
Pimsleur Approach’s 2014 Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Currently enrolled college student
  • $1,000 & Pimsleur Approach System
  • $500 & Pimsleur Approach System
  • Pimsleur Approach System
Senator David L. Boren Scholarships
  • Must be applying to a program outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Summer Sessions are limited to Engineering and Science Majors
  • Must agree to the NSEP service agreement
  • Up to $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • Up to $10,000 for a semester
  • Up to $20,000 for a full academic year
February 4 for the 2015–2016
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
  • Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university
$1,000 Fall 2015: May 20, 2015
Spring 2016: December 20, 2015
Turkish Coalition of America
  • Must be a minority
  • Must be planning to study abroad in Turkey
  • Awarded to African American, Bosnian American, Filipino American, Hispanic American, Macedonian American, or Native American heritage
Up to $2,000 Awarded on a rolling basis
Unigo $10K Scholarship
  • Must be a legal resident of USA/District of Columbia
$10,000 December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
University Language Services
  • Must have or be in the process of studying abroad
$100–500 April 8, 2015
Whitaker International Program
  • Must be a student who is studying in the engineering field
Up to $7,500 March 17

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