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What scholarships are available for the UIUC study abroad program?

I am an outgoing student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who would like to get a scholarship for a UIUC study abroad program. The idea of traveling to other parts of the world while learning very much appeals to me.

However, summer study abroad programs are very expensive. Thus, my quest is in finding suitable scholarships for these programs. The money will help me cater to my program costs, transportation and housing.

Please provide any scholarship information. It will help me achieve my dream of pursuing educational programs abroad.

Curtis Rhodes

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Tara Andrews on March 6, 2018

International education plays an important role in transforming your view of the world. This is by providing a broader scope of your field and new insights. Moreover, it helps you in sharpening your skills through hands on practice.

As part of the wonderful staff at the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange office, I am going to respond to your question to my best.

The following are some of the scholarships for UUIC studies abroad available for outgoing students:

Illinois Scholarships (141)

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students at Illinois currently pursuing a recommended summer study abroad program. The 141 scholarship gets its financing from student initiated fees. Go to Illinois International site to know more about this scholarship.

Illinois scholarships for International Programs

The IIP scholarship is made possible through charitable contributions from the alumni of the Illinois University.  Other donors are friends and supporters of the program abroad initiative.

Some of IIP scholarships are specific i.e. you have to meet certain program and applicant criteria to be awarded. Others are open to all programs and applicants.

Both undergraduates and graduates are eligible for IIP scholarships. Scholarships are only available for pre-approved programs.

For more information, click on the Illinois International site.

Enabled-Abroad Scholarships

This is a perfect example of a scholarship with a difference. Why do I say this? Well, this scholarship is tailored to students with sensory and physical disabilities currently enrolled at the Illinois University for undergraduate studies.

It gives students with special needs an opportunity to study abroad therefore testing the true reach of their capabilities.

Go to Illinois International site for a more detailed look.

Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Institute for International Education.

Kindly note that the Gilman scholarship is for undergraduate students. It is dedicated to helping students facing financial constraints to intern or study abroad.

It awards up to $5000.

This scholarship is also available to United States citizens who have applied for or received the Pell Grant for their internship or study abroad programs.

To be eligible, you must be applying for a pre-approved Illinois program.

Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations

This scholarship is awarded to exemplary graduates from the University of Illinois. It finances graduate research in the international relations.

Bear in mind that although preference is given to those pursuing international relations, those pursuing other courses with an international aspect can apply.

Olive Wilsona year ago

The following are additional scholarships that can help you pursue programs abroad.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

Is a scholarship for well-performing students who are in need of financial assistance in their quest to study abroad. The applicants must meet the requirements of the FEA.

Students are free to pursue any course abroad as long as it meets their academic intents.

Note that, applications for programs starting in the summer of 2018 are now open. The window is open through December and closes on January 10, 2018.

Scholarships for the spring of 2018 are not available now.

Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarships

This is a scholarship for American students who wish to intern or study abroad. You have to be admitted to an American institution to be considered.


  • Fill an application and
  • Submit a photo and essay on why you want to study/intern abroad. (at most 300 words)

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