North Central College - Naperville, IL

Financial Aid & Scholarships


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With the exception of S.I.R.O.L. programs, in general, North Central College and federal financial aid and scholarships will be applied toward the study abroad programs. Some federal financial aid may be used for S.I.R.O.L. programs. Please check with the Financial Aid Office at North Central College for more specific information.

Money and funding for your upcoming study abroad experience is always a crucial topic and this resource may help you find opportunities for scholarships, grants, assistantships, fellowships, and research opportunities. It is for all countries, majors, and a variety of programs. Most deadlines for study abroad scholarships for fall are in April and May.


Scholarships & Major Requirements

All Students

Office of International Programs: $1500 (can be awarded to up to three applicants); awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Ashley's Foundation: $3,000; must have 3.0+ GPA, demonstrate financial need; must study abroad for a term or longer

Benjamin A. Gilman: Must be a US citizen; Pell Grant recipient.

Boren Scholarship:  U.S. citizen; Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

Fund for Education Abroad:  U.S. citizen;  variety of scholarships for:  all students, LGBTQI, athletes, those wanting to study in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Go Overseas Scholarship:  a current university student enrolled at a U.S. college or university.

Rotary Foundation Cultural Scholarship:  Apply through local Rotary Club chapter.

Tortuga Backpacks: $1,000; U.S. citizen or permanent resident or studying in the U.S. on a student visa; good academic standing; enrolled at 4-year degree-granting college/university; been accepted to a study abroad program


DAAD Scholarship:  Study abroad in Germany for 4-10 months; Junior or Senior standing; have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany


Bridging Scholarship for Japan Study: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residence enrolled as an undergraduate student; study in Japan for semester or year.

Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship: Juniors and Seniors at US universities with an interest in economics, or international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan.


CIS Abroad Scholarship:  Offered to students accepted to Barcelona students.


Turkish Coalition of America Scholarship:  Grants awarded to minority students studying abroad in Turkey, Bosnia, or Herzegovina.

United Kingdom & Ireland

BUTEX Scholarship for United Kingdom (UK) Programs: UK university must be a member of BUTEX (listed posted on website).

Chicago Scots Scholarship: A student at an accredited American college or university looking for a study abroad experience in Scotland.

Study in Britain & Ireland:  Eligibility varies depending on scholarship.


 Takis Chrysanthou Honored Scholar Award:  Must be accepted for a semester-long Global Learning Program in Cyprus; GPA 3.5.


Applicable scholarships may also be listed on the following websites:


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Updated: 9/17/2013