Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities for UIUC Undergrads
Are you an Illinois undergrad looking for some financial support to study abroad? Check out our listing to
determine which scholarship opportunities may be right for you.
Scholarships for Study Abroad: Available to Illinois Students of All Majors
Name Amount Specifications/Application Info Deadlines
I4I awards approximately 120-150 scholarships per
$500 for semester. Funds are split equally among the categories Apply for a scholarship for study during
short- of general merit, need, nontraditional destination, and any term occurring after the deadline (final
term underrepresented students. To be eligible, students deadlines are listed below).
programs must participate in an Illinois-approved program and
Illinois for pay the $5 study abroad scholarship fee during the Winter Break‟10, Spring ‟11, & Spring/Fall
Illinois (I4I) $1,000 for semester in which they apply. ‟11: September 17, 2010.
To apply, visit: http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu. Summer ‟11, Fall ‟110, & Academic Year ‟11-
$2,000 ‟12: February 4, 2011.
To be eligible to apply, students must have an Illinois
Arie & Ida Crown GPA of 3.0 or higher and be participating in an
Memorial Study Illinois-approved program during the term
Abroad in Israel immediately following the application term (e.g.,
Scholarship students applying for a scholarship in September 2010
should intend to be studying abroad during the Spring
Chad Lobdell 2011 Semester). Some IPS Scholarships are country-
Memorial specific; others are available to students studying
Scholarship for abroad in any region.
Study in England
Preference is given to high-achieving students who are
Carlene & Andy active on campus and within the community, as well as
Ziegler Study to students who demonstrate financial need. Winter Break ‟10, Spring ‟11, & Spring/Fall
Abroad Scholarship Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of ‟11: September 17, 2010.
Charles Wert India- Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, & Academic Year ‟11-
Illinois Scholarship Please note some exceptions to the general rules ‟12: February 4, 2011.
described above: no minimum GPA is required to
Lemann apply for the Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Study
Scholarship for Abroad in Israel Scholarship. U.S. citizenship is not
Brazilian Studies required to apply for the Lemann Scholarship for
Brazilian Studies. Students must be participating in
Mary B. Eddington study abroad programs during their junior or senior
Memorial year and must have a 3.5 GPA or above to be eligible
Scholarship to apply for a Mary E. Mohler International Study
Mary E. Mohler
International Study To apply, visit: https://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu.
IPS Donor-Funded Scholarships are awarded on the
Michael Aiken basis of availability. Some scholarships are not
Scholarship awarded every semester.
Suzanne & David
For support of students presenting
papers, posters, or creative work at
conferences related to issues of diversity
University of Illinois President’s Up to For professional conference
Research in Diversity Travel Award $500 travel between November 1,
2010, and Oct. 31, 2011: Oct.
This award is given to an undergrad in at
least the 2nd year of study with a GPA of
2.5 or higher who has achieved a
meritorious act or undertaken a
sustained activity impacting the
Illinois International Undergraduate international programming or mission of
Achievement Award $500 an Illinois activity, department, school, September 30, 2010.
For additional details, see:
For U.S. citizens receiving a federal Pell
Grant. Summer awards available for
study of STEM disciplines (Science, Student Deadline for Spring
Technology, Engineering, and ‟11: October 5, 2010.
Mathematics) only. Semester awards
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship* available to students of all majors. Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, &
Countries with travel warnings ineligible. Academic Year ‟11-‟12: March
To apply, students must have between 30
and 90 hours of academic credit, at least Summer „11, Fall „11, Academic
one year remaining at Illinois after the Year „11-‟12, Winter Break ‟11,
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants* term spent abroad, and at least a 3.5 & Spring „12: April 1, 2011.
Applicants can be from any major, but Winter Break ‟10 & Spring „11:
must intend to use this scholarship September 30, 2010.
John T. Petters Scholarships* Average towards a program with an international
of $5,000 business focus. Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11-‟12, &
Academic Year ‟11-„12:
http://www.johntpettersfoundation.org February 10, 2011.
While abroad, Scholars serve as goodwill
ambassadors in their host countries and
give presentations about their homelands
to local Rotary clubs and groups. Upon
returning home, Scholars share with Local club deadlines vary.
Rotarians and others the experiences
Rotary International Ambassadorial that led to a greater understanding of
Scholarships* their host country. Ambassadorial Academic Year ‟12-‟13:
Scholarships for an Academic Year are February 2011 (T.B.A.) for
available. Contact Clyde Forrest at Urbana Rotary Club.
firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in
applying through Urbana Rotary Club.
To be eligible, students must participate
in a study abroad program offered by a
Diversity Abroad member organization
and have at least a 2.75 GPA.
Economically disadvantaged students, Spring ‟11: October 15,
African-American, Asian-American, 2010.
Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or
DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Native-American undergraduate Summer ‟11: April 1, 2011.
Scholarship $1,000 students as well as student who study in
non-traditional locations (outside Fall ‟11 & Academic Year ‟11-
Western Europe & Australia ) are „12: May 2, 2011.
strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a good opportunity for students For study abroad programs of
who are seriously interested in pursuing at least 10 weeks between
careers in writing and/or photography. August and December: July
Correspondents work with professional 15, 2010.
The Glimpse Correspondents Program editors and are guaranteed to be
published on www.Glimpse.org. For study abroad programs of
at least 10 weeks between
http://glimpse.org/correspondents/ January and May: November
Many awards are available to students
participating in IES programs for: study
abroad program, merit, diversity (for
underrepresented minorities, first
generation college students, high-need
students, & students who have overcome Spring ‟11: October 25,
IES Abroad Scholarships adversity), legacy, & disability. 2010.
Illinois students are eligible for IES Fall ‟11: May 3, 2011.
Abroad Public University Grants of
$1,500. No separate application.
Various study abroad scholarships are Winter Break „10, Spring ‟11,
available for students participating in and Spring/Fall „11:
programs sponsored by CIEE, a Study November 1, 2010.
CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships $500- Abroad Office affiliate.
$2,000 Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, &
http://www.ciee.org/study/scholarships Academic Year ‟11-‟12: April
/#bowman 1, 2011.
A program of the U.S. Department of
State‟s Bureau of Educational & Cultural
Affairs, the CLS Program will offer
intensive summer language institutes
overseas in 13 critical need foreign
languages, including: Arabic & Persian
(Advanced beginning, intermediate or
Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)* Program advanced level); Azerbaijani, Summer „11: December
is fully Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, 2010 (T.B.A.).
funded. Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu
(Beginning, intermediate, or advanced
level); and Chinese, Japanese, & Russian
(Intermediate or advanced level).
To apply, visit:
For advanced study of foreign languages,
$5,000- with priority given to less commonly
$10,000 taught languages. Applicants must have a
for tuition 3.0 GPA or higher and be currently
& fees and studying the foreign language for which
Foreign Language and Area Studies a stipend they are applying. Available to U.S. Summer ‟11 & Academic Year
(FLAS) Fellowships for Undergraduates of citizens and permanent residents only. ‟11-12: February 2011
FEA will award study abroad
scholarships for Academic Year 2011-
2012. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent
resident. See preferences on website. NEW Scholarship!
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Unknown
http://fundforeducationabroad.org/appl Deadline T.B.A.
Scholarships for Study Abroad: Discipline-specific
Discipline Name/Where to Apply Amount Deadlines
ACES Arlys Conrad Study Abroad Planning Scholarship Applications accepted
on a rolling basis for
For ACES students. Financial need and program cost taken into account. study abroad program
up to 2 years after
http://students.aces.illinois.edu/study_abroad/scholarships submission of
Ayre Scholarship for Students in ACES
For ACES students conducting project, research, demonstration, or $300- on a rolling basis. Must
ACES course work abroad. $4,000 apply at least 2 months
Students prior to departure date.
Upson S. Garrigus Global Ambassador Grant Winter Break „10, Spring „11,
& Summer „11: October 15,
ACES Students who have demonstrated a strong interest in international 2010.
issues by creating a unique learning abroad experience related to an
$1,000 Summer „11, Fall „11, &
academic, research, or service project should apply.
Academic Year ‟11-„12:
February 15, 2011.
Career Development and Leadership Awards Fall ‟10 & Spring „11:
October 4, 2010 (1st
AHS undergrads are eligible to apply. Monday in October).
http://www.ahs.illinois.edu/Students/Undergraduate/Honors/CareerDe Spring ‟11 & Fall „11: March
velopment.aspx 7, 2011 (1st Monday in
Clyde P. Davis Study Abroad Scholarship
Fall ‟11, Academic Year ‟11-
Art & Design For University of Illinois art majors only. Available for study at an „12, & Spring „12: June 15,
Students institution in any foreign country for one year or one semester. 2011.
Contact Robin Douglas at email@example.com.
CIBER Study Abroad Funds Spring „11: October 11,
Available to students in the Certificate in Global Business Culture with
Area Specialization program who will be participating in campus- Summer „11, Fall „11, &
approved study abroad or doing an overseas internship. Academic Year ‟11-„12: April
Students Leiby S. Hall Scholarship
Juniors and Seniors attending semester-long study abroad programs Six $2,500 Same as Business
administered by the College of Business are considered based on scholarships Program Deadlines.
program applications. available
Chancellor’s Scholars’ Travel Fund Award
Chancellor's Scholars travelling for the purpose of studying abroad, Summer „11: March 2011
CHP Students interning, or conducting research may apply. (T.B.A.).
Bastien Foreign Language Teacher Education Scholarship
Spring „11: November 15,
For FLTE students only. 2010.
http://www.sip.uiuc.edu/spanish/undergraduate/advising/honors/ Fall „11 & Academic Year ‟11-
„12: April 15, 2011.
Questions? Contact Linda Hemminger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Engineering Fellowships Up to $1,500 Winter Break ‟10 & Spring
for IPENG ‟11: November 1, 2010.
Engineering majors may receive up to 50% of airfare costs for study Program
abroad flights. Participants Spring Break ‟11: February
and up to 1, 2011.
https://wiki.engr.illinois.edu/display/ipeng/Application-Criteria- $1,100 for
Guidelines SAO Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, &
Program Academic Year ‟11-‟12: April
Participants 1, 2011.
Semester & Academic Year Living Stipend
Available to ChemE and AgE students in IPENG Programs who do not Same as IPENG Program
receive the International Engineering Scholarship. No separate $500 Deadlines.
Students Wert Scholarship
For ChemE and AgE students participating in IPENG Summer Programs dependent Same as IPENG Summer
in Argentina, Brazil, or Chile and automatically receive the Wert on number Program Deadlines.
Scholarship (no separate application). of
William R. Miller & Martha L. Behr-Miller Scholarship
For Mechanical Engineering majors with a 3.0 GPA and above studying
for a semester or academic year in Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Eligible students will be
Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, $1,000 notified of scholarship
Sweden, or Taiwan. procedures by IPENG.
Catherine A. and Bruce C. Bastian Scholarship Spring ‟11: October 2010
International Studies Majors and Global Studies Majors may apply.
Fall „10 & Academic Year ‟11-
http://www.globalstudies.illinois.edu/news/scholarships/ ‟12: March 2011 (T.B.A.).
LAS Study Abroad Scholarship
LAS students attending select LAS semester and year-long study abroad
programs are automatically considered based on program applications.
For program information, visit
http://www.las.uiuc.edu/students/international/semester/ $1,500 Program deadlines vary.
For scholarship information, visit
https://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/. Click on the “Scholarships” link
at the bottom of the page. Select the “Search for scholarship(s)” link.
LAS Students Choose “LAS Study Abroad Scholarship for Semester/AY.”
LAS Summer Course Abroad Scholarship
Available to LAS students who participate in an eligible LAS summer
course abroad. $500- Summer ‟11: February 15,
Visit http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu. Click on the “Scholarships”
link at the bottom of the page. Select the “Search for scholarship(s)” link.
Choose “LAS-Summer Courses Abroad Scholarship.”
LAS Winter Course Abroad Scholarship
LAS majors participating in LAS Winter Course Abroad Programs will be No separate deadline.
offered LAS scholarships, if available (Israel participants will be offered LAS majors applying for
Arie & Ida Crown Scholarships instead). LAS Winter Courses
Abroad are considered.
Scholarships for Study Abroad: Geographic Area-specific
Location Name/Where to apply Amount Deadlines
National Security Education Program Boren
The strongest candidates have a solid academic record, a
commitment to international education to fulfill academic Summer ‟11, Academic Year ‟11-‟12, Fall
and career goals, and language interest and aptitude. The $8,000- ‟11, & Spring ‟12: Campus deadline is
study abroad program should directly relate to both the $20,000 January 19, 2011.
applicant's career aspirations and envisioned work in the
federal government in the Departments of Defense, State,
or Homeland Security or in the Intelligence Community.
Paul W. Borgeson Scholarship
Available to undergrads with at least a 3.0 GPA studying Academic Year ‟10-‟11: March 2011
in Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South $150-$400 (T.B.A).
Lemann Scholarship for Brazilian Studies
Winter Break ‟10 & Spring ‟11:
Available to undergrads with at least a 3.0 GPA studying September 17, 2010.
in Brazil. Must have at least a high intermediate level of
Portuguese and attend classes held in Portuguese. Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, & Academic Year
‟11-‟12: February 4, 2011.
To apply, visit: http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu.
For study in Ecuador. The decision is based on financial Spring ‟11, Fall ‟11, and Academic Year
need and an essay describing why you deserve the award. '11-‟12: November 1, 2010.
Contact Brandon Lanners at email@example.com.
Foundation for Asia-Pacific Education
U.S. or Canadian citizens participating in credit-bearing
study abroad programs in one of these countries are
eligible to apply.
Programs that begin September 1-
Students of any major may apply for General Study General Study December 31, 2010: August 31, 2010.
Abroad Scholarships. Students majoring in Photography, Abroad
Film, Art, Travel and Tourism, International Business, Scholarships:
International Studies, or a Foreign Language may apply $500-$1,500 Programs that begin January 1-April 3,
for STA Travel Scholarships. 2011: December 31, 2010.
Students who are from underrepresented populations in STA Travel
international education are a priority (including, but not Scholarships: Programs that begin May 1-August 31,
limited to, students with high financial need, minority $1,000-$2,000 2010: April 30, 2011.
students, students with underrepresented academic
majors, students from the Rocky Mountain geographic
region, and first generation college students).
Scholarship applications are available at:
Charles Wert India-Illinois Scholarship
Available to University of Illinois students studying in Winter Break ‟10, Spring ‟11, &
India and South Asia. Preference is given to students Spring/Fall ‟11: September 17, 2010.
planning to study at Indian Institutes of Technology $500-$2,000
(IITs), particularly Kharagpur. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, & Academic Year
‟11-‟12: February 4, 2011.
To apply, visit: http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan*
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study
who are studying abroad in Japan are eligible to apply for
these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a Fall ‟11, Spring ‟12, and Academic Year
prerequisite. ‟11-‟12: April 2011 (T.B.A).
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)*
Eligible students will be contacted by
Available for qualified students accepted by Japanese the Japanese university of study.
universities under the student exchange agreement on a
short-term basis from about three months to one year. Rolling deadline of 2-3 months
prior to departure.
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship in
This scholarship offers applicants who are majoring in
Japanese language or culture the opportunity to spend a Academic Year ‟11-‟12: February 2010
year continuing their study at a Japanese university. (T.B.A.).
Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment
This scholarship provides study opportunities for
Mandarin language and Taiwan‟s culture at university- or Fall ‟11, Academic Year ‟11-‟12, Spring
college-affiliated Mandarin training centers. Applicants Approximately ‟12, & Summer „12: March 2011.
must possess record of excellent academic performance $735 per month
and be of good moral character.
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)*
Middle For students interested in advanced Arabic language study Summer ‟11 & Academic Year ‟11-‟12:
and stipend of
East in Cairo and Damascus. January 2011 (T.B.A).
$400 per month
Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship Fall ‟10 & Academic Year ‟10-‟11: May
Tuition, fees, &
For students accepted at the American University in Cairo
who have a 3.5 GPA or above. Contact Mr. Wesley Clark at Next deadline T.B.A.
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Egypt Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
For students accepted at the American University in Cairo Fall ‟11 & Academic Year ‟11-‟12: April
who study ancient Egypt. 15, 2011.
Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Study Abroad in
Spring ‟11, & Spring/Fall ‟11:
To apply, visit: http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu. September 17, 2010.
Please note: participants in the Winter LAS/SAO Course $500-$2,000 Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, & Academic Year
Abroad: Global Studies, GLBL 298, Jerusalem, Israel, ‟11-‟12: February 4, 2011.
will be offered $1,000 scholarships upon acceptance into
the program and need not apply separately.
Available to Jewish students between 18-30 participating
in semester or year-long study abroad MASA-affiliated
programs at MASA-approved universities. Varies depending on your
Search for eligible programs at:
need are eligible
Apply for funding at:
Study Abroad Turkey Scholarships for Minority $500 for
Students Programs up to 4
Applicants must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or $1,000 for Applications are accepted on a
Turkey Native American undergrads who have been accepted to Programs of 4-8 rolling basis, but students must
participate in a study abroad program at a Turkish weeks apply before departing to Turkey.
university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. $2,000 for
Semester or Year
German Academic Exchange Service*
Scholarships are available to undergrads who are 2nd &
3rd year students intending to study abroad in Germany.
Applicants should possess outstanding academic records
and personal integrity; have well-defined study, research,
or internship plans; and demonstrate an interest in
contemporary German and European affairs. German
language competency is not mandatory; however,
students should demonstrate language skills Approximately Fall ‟11, Academic Year ‟11-‟12, & Spring
Germany commensurate with study & research needs. „12: January 31, 2011.
$885 per month
RISE summer program available to majors of biology,
chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and
engineering. SIP (Study and Internship Program)
available to students currently enrolled as Sophomores or
Juniors in one of the following fields: engineering,
science, life sciences; business, management, economics;
architecture, art, design; journalism, social work.
Chad Lobdell Memorial Scholarship
Spring ‟11, & Spring/Fall ‟11:
Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are involved in September 17, 2010.
campus and community service and intend to study in $1,000
England for a semester or academic year should apply. Fall ‟11 & Academic Year ‟11-‟12:
February 4, 2011.
BUTEX Scholarship for North American
Fall ‟11, Academic Year ‟11-‟12, & Spring
To be eligible, you must have been offered a study abroad ‟11: May 31, 2011.
place at a BUTEX-affiliated university in the UK.
Alvaro Monserrat Llardén Scholarship
This award is available to students pursuing the study of
Catalan. To qualify, the recipient must take at least one
course per semester in which the Catalan language,
linguistics, literature, or culture is included. Applications $350-$500 Academic Year ‟11-‟12: March 2011
involving study or research abroad will be considered. (T.B.A.).
Initial study of Catalan is a prerequisite.
Anthony M. Pasquariello Award
For a student participating in the LAS-SIP Spanish Year Academic Year ‟11-‟12: March 2011
Abroad in Barcelona, Spain, Program (T.B.A.).
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships
ThinkSwiss will select 15 U.S. Students (graduate and
undergraduate) from all fields of study who apply for a
research project at a Swiss university or research lab.
Applicants must be currently enrolled students who have
completed their sophomore year by the time the research Monthly stipend Summer ‟11, Fall ‟11, Academic Year ‟11-
Switzerland stay in Switzerland begins. of $1,000 for 2 ‟12, & Spring „12: March 31, 2011.
to 3 months
Scholarship recipients must participate in a blog during
their research stay in Switzerland. After returning to the
U.S., they must also carry out at least one activity as a
student “ambassador” to promote Swiss research.
T.B.A. stands for To Be Announced.
*Contact the National and International Scholarships Program (formerly The Office of Prestigious
Scholarships) by visiting the Fifth Floor, Illini Union Bookstore, or by emailing email@example.com,
for application assistance on regionally or nationally competitive scholarships (marked with asterisks).
Hints for Scholarship Applications
• DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM TO START APPLYING FOR
• MANY APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OVER ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE OF STUDYING ABROAD—before you even apply for
your study abroad program—START EARLY!!!
• Make good use of your academic writing skills. Revise all essays and ask for feedback on your work. If possible, schedule an
appointment with a tutor in the Writers Workshop. For details, visit: http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/appointments/.
• Ask your parents if any scholarships exist at their workplace for children of employees.
• Look in your community— funding may be available through civic, ethnic, or religious groups. For example, former Girl
Scouts should look at http://www.cjsfoundation.org/.
• Some organizations that arrange study abroad programs (e.g., AIFS, Butler, CIEE, IES, Interstudy, and ISA) also offer their
own scholarships. Check with your Study Abroad Advisor.
• Many Illinois Colleges and Departments sponsor award competitions for excellence in a particular field of study, and not
always for majors only. For more information, contact college or department offices and view their web pages.
• See campus programs (e.g., Women Studies Program) or geographical area centers (e.g., Center for African Studies) for
fellowships or scholarships to do research projects or to study language and culture.
• Search for additional funding opportunities at http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/.
• Check out the links, tips, and other information available online at:
For general questions about scholarships for study abroad, contact Ms. Jessica Sheets, Study Abroad
Scholarship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back regularly as tips, deadlines, amounts, and available scholarship opportunities are subject to change.
While we list many study abroad scholarship opportunities here, we are unable to list every opportunity that may be
available to every student.