Loyola University Chicago

Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola

Fellowships and Study Abroad

A variety of scholarships are available to Loyola students. Please note that underrepresented students can, and are strongly encouraged, to apply for virtually any award we list.  Most fellowship agencies are actively looking for as diverse an applicant pool as possible, and the Fellowship Office is happy to work with you. Also, see the article Diversity and the Scholarship Process by Loyola Fellowship Coordinator Lisa Knepshield.

For more information on scholarships, visit the the Fellowship Office’s list of awards for under-represented students and do not hesitate to visit James Calcagano or Lisa Knepshield in the Fellowship Office.

Post Graduation Prestigious Fellowships

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program


Ford Foundation Fellowships


NASA Jenkins Fellowship for Women and Minorities in STEM


Asian American Journalists Association Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships


American Indian Graduate Center


The National Congress of American Indians


Diversity Abroad and CISI are proud to award 5 planning scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds at Diversity Network Member institutions. Planning scholarships are an opportunity to provide students with scholarship funds that will help them make the decision to study abroad. The awards, for $2,000 each, will be awarded to students to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2016 and may be used to cover expenses for which financial aid is not readily available such as passports and visas, flights, program deposits, etc. The students do not need to have selected a study abroad program at the time of receiving this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must demonstrate financial need (as demonstrated by your FAFSA)
  • Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior at the time of application
  • Preference given to students who have not studied abroad before
  • Students of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Please see the Diversity Abroad and CISI Planning Scholarship website for more information.

Each semester, AIFS offers up to 2 semester scholarships of $5000 to outstanding students from under-represented groups. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities. Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarships can only be used for AIFS programs.

Please visit the Diversity Abroad AIFS Achievement Scholarship website to view a complete list of program options.

  • Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked by April 15 for Academic Year/Fall Semester or October 1 for Spring Semester.

The USAC scholarship is offered by Loyola's Office for International Programs, and it is awarded to Loyola students participating in spring, fall, and summer USAC programs. 

  • USAC also offers program-specific scholarships through their website. Click here for more information.

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. Please visit SIT’s scholarship website for additional information.

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

Study Abroad