Study Abroad Scholarships
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
- Global Partner Scholarships
- Independent Organization Scholarships
- Scholarship Search Engines
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
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.
*For application assistance on the scholarships below, please contact the Fellowship Office.
|The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship||
||$3,000||Fall 2015: July 1, 2015
Spring 2016: December 1, 2015
|AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship||
||£500 for the semester, £1000 for full-year||June 15 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time|
|Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship||
*Additional $3000 for critical need language study
|Spring: October 7
Summer: March 3
Fall: March 3
|Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant||
||$900 to support travel to France||March 2016 (application will be open soon)|
|Brandon Goodman Scholarship||
||$300||March 31, 2015|
|Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan||
||$2,500||Fall: April 8, 2015
Spring: October 8, 2015
|British Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship||
||£500||Fall 2015 & Spring 2016: June 15, 2015|
|Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships (4)||Four scholarships available to students who:
||varies ($500–3,000)||February 28, 2015, May 1, 2015, or May 22, 2015 for the 2015/16 year|
|Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation||
||$1,000||December 4, 2015|
|Davis-Putter Scholarship||Up to $10,000||April 1, 2015|
|DiversityAbroad.com Blogging Scholarship||
||$500||June 1, 2015|
|Diversity Network Summer Scholarship||
||$500||April 1, 2015|
|Explore the World Travel Scholarship||
|Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Scholarship||
||$500–1,500=||Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: December 31
Summer semester: April 30
|Foundation for Global Scholars||
||$2,000||Spring/Summer 2015: April 3, 2015
Fall: July 10, 2015
|Fund for Education Abroad||
||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||
||3 different awards:
||Programs beginning in July 2015: April 20, 2015|
|German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)||
||Varies||January 31, 2016|
|Global Studies Foundation||
||Varies||July 1, 2015|
|Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship||
||$500||May 1, 2015|
|Goedeker's Appliances College Book Scholarship||
||$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||
||$5,000 towards educational expenses||May 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time|
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund||
||$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||
||Up to $3,000||Late March|
||Up to $10,000||February 6, 2015|
|ItaliaRail Scholarship Program||
||$1,000||June 15, 2015|
|Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship||
|Japan-American Society Scholarship Program||
||$5,000||July 15, 2015|
|JASSO Student Exchange Support Program||
|Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship||
||$2,500||Spring 2016: September 28, 2015
Summer/Fall 2016: February 22, 2016
||$500||Awarded Each month|
|Morgan Stanley Scholarship Opportunity||
||$7,500||April 8, 2015|
|Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarships||There are two scholarships available:
Italian Language Scholarship:
|varies||February 28, 2015 for 2015/16 academic year|
|Pimsleur Approach’s 2014 Study Abroad Scholarship||
|Senator David L. Boren Scholarships||
||February 4 for the 2015–2016|
|Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship||
||$1,000||Fall 2015: May 20, 2015
Spring 2016: December 20, 2015
|Turkish Coalition of America||
||Up to $2,000||Awarded on a rolling basis|
|Unigo $10K Scholarship||
||$10,000||December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time|
|University Language Services||
||$100–500||April 8, 2015|
|Whitaker International Program||
||Up to $7,500||March 17|
Please visit the following websites for additional scholarships.