Chancellor Michael Amiridis has graciously supported the launch of a new scholarship to encourage first-generation, first-year students to study abroad. The Chancellor’s FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship is designed to award first-year students with high potential whose parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree with a scholarship to study abroad. Students will be notified during their first year at UIC if they have earned the scholarship and will have the remainder of their time at UIC to use the scholarship towards the costs of an approved UIC faculty-directed or exchange program. In addition to receiving a scholarship, FirstGen Flames Scholars will participate in a series of workshops as a cohort to learn about selecting a study abroad program, opportunities for additional funding, integrating study abroad into their academic major, and using international education to advance their career.
10 students will be selected to receive a scholarship to study abroad each year. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon the length of program the recipients choose:
Less than 3 weeks: $1,6003-6 weeks: $2,100Semester: $2,600
The deadline to apply for this year is April 15, 2021.
For more information, visit studyabroad.uic.edu/scholarships