Financial Aid & Scholarships
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.
Center for Global Education: $1,500 (can be awarded to up to three applicants); awarded based on financial need and academic merit.
Alexandria and Gentri Taylor Study Abroad Scholarship: $1,500 for North Central College student studying abroad; 2.5 GPA; preference given to Hispanic and/or African American applicant.
Ashley's Foundation: $4,000; 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.
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation: $1,000; undergraduate or graduate Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts; all majors and minors
Explore the World Travel Scholarships: Six $2,000 scholarships; Chicago area resident; 18-30 years old; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; demonstrate financial need
Fund for Education Abroad: U.S. citizen; variety of scholarships for: all students, LGBTQI, athletes, those wanting to study in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, France, Germany and South America
Go Overseas Scholarship: a current university student enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
Margaret E. Youel Memorial Scholarship: two $2,500 scholarships; must be a full-time undergraduate student at North Central College and accepted into a North Central College study abroad program; scholarship is awarded based on financial need and designed to help support a student who otherwise might not be able to study abroad.
Rotary Foundation Cultural Scholarship: Apply through local Rotary Club chapter.
ScholarTrips: $2,500 (awarded to six individuals); 14 years and older; legal U.S. resident
Jack Shindler STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for FALL SEMESTER: $1,000; Financial Need, Full-Time Student, Recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative 2.75 Grade Point Average, Recipient must submit an essay of 500 words (minimum) outlining the reasons why they would like to study abroad.
Travel Video Scholarship: currently studying outside of your home country; 18 years or older
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
WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship: $500; student studying abroad in Europe; undergraduate student currently enrolled in studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0; U.S. citizen
University of Waikato Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Study Abroad Fees Scholarship: students enrolled at a Waikato partner institution who intend to enroll as a study abroad student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Go Overseas Study Abroad in New Zealand: $15,000; see website for eligibility requirements
Bridging Scholarship for Japan Study: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident enrolled as an undergraduate student; study in Japan for semester or year.
Freeman-ASIA: 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen or permanent residence; demonstrate financial need
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.
United Kingdom and 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.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program: summer language studies for Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic language majors/minors; must continue language studies upon return from study abroad
Applicable scholarships may also be listed on the following websites:
http://www.scholarshipportal.eu (European universities)
http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global (Australian universities)