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Study Abroad Scholarships

A variety of study abroad scholarships are available to Loyola students. Loyola University Chicago grants and scholarships apply only to exchange programs, the Rome Center, the Beijing Center, and the Vietnam Center. Also, there are a number of scholarships that are funded by specific programs and by independent organizations with a dedicated interest in fostering international education. Past Loyola students have been recipients of such scholarships as the Freeman-Asia Scholarship and the Gilman Scholarship.

List of scholarships: (This list is not exhaustive)

Loyola Study Abroad Program Scholarships

Program Provider Scholarships

Independent Organization Scholarships

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Loyola Study Abroad Program Scholarships

Loyola Faculty Led J-Term and Summer Study Abroad Programs

This scholarship is worth $2,500 toward Loyola Faculty Led J-Term and Summer Programs in Aix-en-Provence, France; Belize (J-Term only), Chile, Cordoba, Spain; China Green, Greece, Malta, Oxford, Trinidad & Tobago, and Tunisia.

Eligibility: Students must be a full time enrolled Loyola undergraduate who has applied and been accepted to Loyola's J-Term and Summer Programs (please note that Cordoba is discounted an additional $500).

Applicants must show demonstrated financial need as determined by the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with preference going to those students who are currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant. Apply ASAP before the funds run out! All recipients for J-Term programs will be notified by October 29th. Apply for a Loyola Faculty Led Summer Program here.

You do not need to send in an additional application for the scholarship, we will check your financial information. We will grant funds based on completed and accepted applications only. Scholarship is applied to tuition and program fee. Plane ticket and other fees still apply. For further information or any questions, contact Lauren Miranda at lmiranda@luc.edu, or stop by the Office of International Programs on the second floor of the Sullivan Center for Student Services.

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.

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.

Vietnam Center Scholarship

This NEW scholarship is now available for Loyola and visiting students, starting with the the spring 2013 program. There are 10 awards of $5,000 every 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.

Program Provider Scholarships

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 2014 Summer Scholarship , USAC Fall 2014 Scholarship InformationUSAC Spring 2015 Scholarship Information.

 SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT has numerous awards available for students participating in SIT programs About one-half of SIT scholarship applicants receive some sort of SIT financial assistance. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs, and $300 to $3,000 for summer programs.  For students who are federal Pell grant  recipients this includes an automatic  match of semester Pell awards for participation at many SIT sites.  For more information about SIT scholarships, click here


Loyola students are eligible to apply to the Disability and Legacy scholarships. For more information, visit the IES scholarship page.

Independent Organization Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. For more information, visit: www.iie.org/gilman.

If you have further questions and would like to speak to a former recipient of the scholarship, please contact Ryann Howard rhoward4@luc.edu . Ryann is a Gilman Scholarship Peer Advisor and a current Loyola student who used her scholarship to study abroad. She is happy to share her experience and answer any questions that prospective award applicants may have.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project awards 20 scholarships annually for American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. For more information, click here .

British Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship
This award is open to students studying abroad at select universities in the UK. Visit www.butex.ac.uk for more details.

DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS, will offer ten, $500 scholarships for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students studying abroad during spring 2012 and fall 2012. Five scholarships are available for the fall and five for the spring. Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. For information click here.

Diversity Abroad / AIFS Achievement Scholarship

Each semester, AIFS offers up to 10 semester scholarships of $1000 to outstanding students from under-represented groups. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities. For more information click here.

Freeman Award for Study in Asia

The Freeman-ASIA Program aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. For additional information, click here.

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in study abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of scholarships. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks between September 2012 and August 2013. FEA offers up tp 10 annual scholarships up to $10,000 for students studying in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs for a minimum of 4 weeks. For more information, click here. Currently, this fund is not available. Please check back for availability.

Fund for International Service Learning (FISL) Scholarship.

This is an award of $500 for students participating in a credit-bearing service learning experience in another country. Visit www.fisl.org/home.php

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Provides grants and scholarships for highly qualified students for study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. This program supports study abroad in Germany and German universities. Visit www.daad.org

Illinois St. Andrew Society (ISAS) Harper Brown Memorial Scholarship (for study in Scotland)

ISAS awards a scholarship for fall semester or yearlong students to help defray the cost of a U.S. student studying in Scotland. To be eligible, applicants (or one of their family members) should join ISAS (minimum $45 for annual individual membership.) Applicants should also preferably live in the Chicago area. Past awards have been approximately $3000. The application deadline is usually in late March. Contact the Office for International Programs for more information.

ItaliaRail Scholarship Program

ItaliaRail offers two $1,000 scholarships to students who are studying abroad in Italy. Students must submit an essay, Loyola transcripts, resume, and financial aid documents in order to be considered. Students are also able to apply for the scholarship for multiple terms. Please visit their site to for additional information and to apply. http://www.italiarail.com/scholarship.

Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship

For students interested in studying in Japan. Visit www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html

Senator David L. Boren Scholarships

This is a federal scholarship competition for study abroad through the National Security Education Program (NSEP). It provides funding (up to $20,000) for students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. For more information, visit: www.iie.org/nsep

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Please visit the following websites for additional scholarships.




Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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