blog posts 4 Study Abroad Scholarships in 4 Minutes Oct 13, 2017 11:15 am by Caitlyn JohnsonScholarshipsAdvice/Resources Images “My time abroad has continued to impact me since I’ve returned to the United States. [I have] a new confidence that has allowed me to pursue post-graduate opportunities abroad that I was hesitant to pursue before.” – Gilman International Scholarship Recipient Studying abroad doesn’t just provide opportunities while you’re abroad, but long after you return home. Don’t let the cost of studying abroad deter you from a priceless experience. Although the cost of studying abroad is often comparable to studying at Illinois, applying for scholarships can help offset your expenses. Having a part of your costs covered by scholarships can allow you to have an even more fulfilling experience. 1. Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Scholarhsips are for everyone Delete Edit embedded media in the Files Tab and re-insert as needed. align image leftalign image centeralign image right You can apply for this scholarship! And you can apply for this scholarship! Everyone can apply for this scholarship! The I4I Scholarship is available to all Illinois undergraduates studying abroad during any term (Fall semester, Winter break, Spring semester, Spring break, Summer and calendar year). Scholarship awards range from $1000 to $6000 and are awarded in three different categories: General Merit, Financial Need, and Underrepresented. Deadlines to apply: Study abroad Spring semester: September 15th Studying abroad Fall semester/Summer term: February 15th APPLY HERE 2. Illinois International Programs (IIP) Scholarship could be for you You have to love our giving alumni! IIP Scholarships are made available due to the generous donations from Illinois alumni and friends. Some of the scholarships have specific requirements for particular study abroad programs, while others are open for a variety of programs. Awards range from $1000 to $4000. Visit the IIP scholarship page to learn more about the current scholarship offerings for the upcoming semester. Deadlines to apply: Study abroad Spring semester: September 15th Study abroad Fall semester/Summer term: February 15th APPLY HERE 3. IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants Delete Edit embedded media in the Files Tab and re-insert as needed. align image leftalign image centeralign image right Illini alumni aren’t the only generous donors. Due to the support of private donors, IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are available to students from all different backgrounds. The grants make it possible for students to partake in internships or learning experiences abroad. The Travel Grants can be used for travel to and from the country of study, as well as within the region, in order for students to make the most of their abroad experience. IIE will award $2000 grants to 100 students each term. Visit the IIE Travel Grant website to learn more about the application process and requirements. Deadlines to apply: Study abroad Spring semester: October 17th Study abroad Fall semester/Summer term: March 4th APPLY HERE 4. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship We could all use a little extra money, especially when it comes to an expense like studying abroad. The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that allows students to study or intern abroad. “The Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.” Visit the Gilman website to learn more about how to apply and read recipients’ stories about how The Gilman Scholarship impacted their study abroad experience. Deadlines to apply: Study abroad Spring Semester: October 3rd Study abroad Fall semester: March 7th Summer term: March 6th APPLY HERE These are just four of the scholarships available to Illinois students studying abroad. Make sure to stop by our scholarship page for even more opportunities. Also check with your academic advisor to learn about possible scholarships offered to students in your collage or major.