Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad


Study Abroad Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships funded by our Global Centers, Global Partner programs, independent organizations, and scholarship search engines with a dedicated interest in fostering international education. The list below is not exhaustive.

John Felice Rome Center (JFRC)

The John Felice Rome Center offers several awards exclusively for Rome Center participants, thanks to generous contributions from Rome Center alumni benefectors.  Click here for further information.


Vietnam Center (LVC)

The Vietnam Center offers need-based scholarships to eligible Loyola University Chicago students.  Additional need-based scholarships are also available for students from visiting institutions. For more information, please visit the Vietnam Center cost page.


BOLD Award: Building Opportunities for Leadership through Diversity

The BOLD Award is a scholarships that aims to support students who have been historically underrepresented in study abroad, including, but not limited to first-generation college students, STEM majors, students from diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities.


Ten BOLD scholarships in the amount of $3,500 each will be granted to LUC students attending one of Loyola's Global Centers (JFRC or LVC).


Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need (application on file with FAFSA) and be eligible to apply for a Global Center Programs with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to those students who meet the criteria for under-representation in study abroad, as described above.

Saint Louis University Madrid Center (SLU)

SLU provides tuition scholarships to a select number of U.S. students from U.S. universities who have been accepted for study at the SLU Madrid center as "visiting" (i.e. study abroad) students. Please refer to SLU's financial aid website for more information regarding application deadlines, eligibility and award amounts.


This scholarship is offered by the Office for International Programs. Loyola students participating in fall, spring, and summer API programs are eligible and encouraged to apply. For Spring 2019, 100% of applicants for this scholarship won funding.  Applications for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 are now being accepted. Deadline is March 22nd!   

API also offers program-specific scholarship through their website. Check out API's scholarships page for more information.


CIS Abroad

LUC students are awarded an automatic scholarship of $150 for summer internship programs.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The 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 U.S. and other countries, CLS provides study abroad opportunities to a diverse range of students form across the U.S. 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 and professional pursuits. Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language and cultural enrichment program. Please check out more information on the CLS website.


IES Abroad

LUC students are eligible to apply for donor-funded scholarships, both those going on IES Abroad and those who are not.  For more information on the offerings, visit the IES scholarships page.



SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. All students participating on an SIT Study Abroad program, irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school are eligible to apply. SIT does not require a separate scholarship application for each fund and students who have been accepted are evaluated for all funds they qualify for. Check out SIT's scholarships page for more information.


For students who are are Pell recipients, SIT offers an automatic match of semester Pell awards for students participating on semester-long programs.



This scholarship is offered by the Office for International Programs. Loyola students participating in fall, spring, and summer USAC programs are eligible and encouraged to apply. Now accepting applications for Fall and Summer 2019 program. Deadline is March 22nd!


USAC also offers program-specific scholarships at the scholarships and discounts page of USAC's website.

Also check out these non-program specific resources

Top 10 Summer Scholarships

External Scholarships for Study Abroad: A list of scholarships and grants provided by external sources (organization, companies or groups) which can be applied to study abroad programs.

For assistance in the scholarship application process, please contact us or the Fellowship Office.