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Study Abroad Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships for study abroad. We have listed some of the most well-known scholarships. Please note that you may be eligible for more than one scholarship or grant. Click on each link below for additional information. 

Loyola Scholarships

Program Specific Scholarships

The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc. has provided Loyola with funds to use for a limited number of grants for students applying to the following Loyola summer programs:

These grants are small, $1,000 to $2,000 and will be awarded based on both need and merit.  Priority will be given to students with no prior experience abroad. For more information and the application, please check the website.

College of Music and Media

Students in the College of Music and Media applying to the Loyola Summer Program in Ireland are eligible to apply for the McCay Program scholarship.  Eligible, chosen recipients will receive a portion of, or all of the outlined program costs (excluding airfare/spending money). Please complete the scholarship questionnaire when you apply for the program by the program deadline of March 2. This scholarship application is not available after March 2.

College of Arts and Science Students

LaNasa Scholarship

Awards for students in the College of Arts and Sciences for Loyola Faculty-Led summer programs up to the cost of the program.

General Scholarships and Grants for Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Cycle 1 application deadline is 1 October; Cycle 2 application is 3 March

Awards of up to $5,000 for study abroad programs of at least 21 days, not including travel. Apply early! Eligibility: Must be on Pell Grant. Emphasis on non-traditional destinations (outside of Western Europe) and students with diverse backgrounds, but anyone on a Pell Grant can apply. Check deadlines and timelines here.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Study Abroad
Rolling application deadlines
Awards of $5,000 for study abroad programs of at least 21 days, not including travel. Eligibility: Must be an undergraduate who 1) is a child dependent of an active duty military service member, AND 2) receives any type of Title IV federal financial aid (including Pell grants, SEOG, Perkins loans, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans, etc.).

Hostel International USA Scholarships
The "Explore the World" travel scholarship is need-based, for educational or service related travel outside the U.S. between May 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 that incorporates education, volunteerism or service learning.  The next application cycle will be open in Fall 2020. 

Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Awards
Scholarship awards of up to $20,000. Eligibility: 8-week study abroad or longer. U.S. citizenship. Awarded for study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Requires service in U.S. after study abroad. Check deadlines and timelines here.

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships 
Academic-year scholarships of up to $25,000 sponsored by the Rotary Foundation. Contact the New Orleans Rotary Club to begin the Ambassadorial scholarship application. Eligibility: Year-long study abroad. Contact Rotary Club for additional requirements.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
Fall, Spring, and Summer grants up to $10,000 for study abroad . Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, undergraduate, 4-week study abroad program or longer. 

ISEP General Scholarship Information
Planning to Study Abroad through ISEP? Check this resource for potential scholarship opportunities.


Region-specific Scholarships

Asia and Japan

Freeman-ASIA awards up to $3,000 per summer, $5,000 per semester, or $7,000 per year for study abroad in Asia. Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens studying in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam for a summer, semester, or year.


Country-specific Scholarships

Bridging Scholarship for Japan 
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive $2,500 per semester of $4,000 per year for study abroad in Japan. Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens studying in Japan for a semester or year.

Morgan Stanley Scholarship for Japan 
Morgan Stanley recipients receive $7,500 per year for study abroad in Japan. Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors at U.S. universities who will be studying abroad in Japan for an academic year.

JASSO-related scholarships for Japan
The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) website consolidates a number of opportunities in one handy pamphlet. Eligibility: Requirements vary by scholarship. Check the pamphlet linked above for more details.

DAAD Scholarship for Study in Germany 
DAAD administers several scholarship programs for programs in Germany. Eligibility: Open to students studying, interning, or conducting research in Germany. 

BUTEX Scholarship for Study in the U.K. 
BUTEX awards £500 scholarships for study abroad in the U.K. Eligibility: Open to students currently registered at a U.S. university who will be studying abroad at a UK university which is affiliated with BUTEX. Please visit the BUTEX website for a list of affiliates.  

Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship
The Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship (via Fund for Education Abroad) will award money for Summer 2020 (up to $3,750), Fall 2020 (up to $5,000), and Academic Year 20-21 (up to $10,000) Study Abroad programs in the UK. Eligibility: U.S. citizen and undergraduate in credit-bearing programs of of at least 28 days in country. Application opens 11 November 2019.

ISEP Annette Kade Fund Scholarship for French and German language learners
The ISEP Scholarship committee awards scholarships between $500–$1,500. Eligibility: Open to students from U.S. ISEP member institutions (including Loyola) planning to study either French or German at ISEP member institutions in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or Reunion Island.

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