Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships
There are a number of grants and scholarships for study abroad. We have listed some of the most well-known grants and scholarships. Please note that you may be eligible for more than one grant or scholarship. For more information about grants and scholarships and help with applications, please make an appointment for advising.
Loyola Grants and Scholarships
McCay Program Scholarship
Loyola students from the College of Music and Media and the College of Business that are applying to the Loyola Summer Program in Ireland and the Loyola Summer Program in Paris 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). Apply online at https://studyabroad.loyno.edu/?go=mccay. Application Deadline: February 1
Awards for Loyola students in the College of Arts and Sciences for Loyola Faculty-Led summer programs up to the cost of the program! Apply online at https://studyabroad.loyno.edu/?go=LaNasaScholarship. Application Deadline: February 1
Kendall Daigle Scholarship for Study Abroad
Kendall Michelle Daigle was a Loyola English major with a concentration in writing who passed away in spring 2014. Her parents, Daniel J. and Michelle C. Daigle, created the Kendall Michelle Daigle Memorial Endowment for English to inspire students with the memory of Kendall’s creative talent and vision for peace. A portion of the endowment may be used for scholarships for English majors to study abroad. Apply online at https://studyabroad.loyno.edu/?go=DaigleScholarship. Application Deadlines: March 1 for Summer, Fall and Academic Year. October 1 for J-term, Spring and Calendar Year (Spring-Fall).
BK Robertson Scholarship for Study Abroad
Scholarship currently not available. Please check back for information on future award cycles.
BK Robertson, B.A. '02, established this need-based scholarship in 2021, in gratitude for the profound effect that studying abroad had on her life and career. Eligibility: Must be a current Loyola University New Orleans undergraduate student. Must have financial need. Must have applied to a Loyola-sponsored exchange or faculty-led education abroad program for which Loyola tuition is charged. Must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. Must not have been awarded a BK Robertson Scholarship for Study Abroad previously.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
General Scholarships and Grants for Study Abroad
Fall application window is late August to 1st Tuesday in October; Spring window is late January to 1st Tuesday in March
Awards of up to $5,000. Eligibility: MUST receive a Pell Grant. The Gilman promotes diversity in Study Abroad--diversity of the applicant, diversity of the destination, and/or diversity of the subject studied. Application Deadlines: March and October. Check deadlines and timelines here.
Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Study Abroad
Awards of $5,000 flat 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.). Application Deadlines: Rolling application deadlines.
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. Application Deadlines: January and July.
The Passport Portal
The Passport Portal (TPP) foundation is offering to cover the cost and expenses associated with obtaining a U.S. passport for qualifying students. In addition, TPP will also provide vital information and scholarships when they are starting their study abroad journey. Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States; 2.5 GPA. Application Deadline: January 31.
Hostel International USA Scholarships
The "Explore the World" travel scholarship is need-based, for educational or service related travel outside the U.S. that incorporates education, volunteerism or service learning. Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, low income or Pell Grant recipient, minimum program length: 7 days.
Project GO Scholarships for ROTC Students
Project GO is a nationwide program open to all qualified ROTC students offering fully-funded opportunities in critical language education, overseas study, and cross-cultural experience. Through Project GO, future military officers develop linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership for all Services in the 21st century operational environment. Since 2007, Project GO has provided approximately 6,500 students with opportunities to study culture and 19 languages, both domestically and abroad in 33 countries around the world. Eligibility: U.S. Citizens in ROTC.
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.
ISEP General Scholarship Information
Planning to Study Abroad through ISEP? Check this resource for potential scholarship opportunities.
LewerMark Make Your Mark Scholarship
$1000 for first place and $750 for second place. Eligibility: Open to all U.S. students currently enrolled in a Study Abroad program in an institution of higher education.
Country- and Region-Specific ScholarshipsFreeman-ASIA
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.
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. Note: Students studying at Sophia University will receive an email from Sophia with more information when the scholarship opens.
MEXT Scholarship for Japanese Studies
This scholarship is only available to majors in fields related to Japanese language or Japanese culture. Students must have at least 1 year in major coursework and demonstrate a Japanese language proficiency of N2 or higher on the JLPT. Note: Students studying at Sophia University will receive an email with more information when the scholarship opens.
Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships
The Turkish Coalition of America sponsors up to 100 “Study Abroad in Turkey” scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American, Native American and some Asian American students. Eligibility: Open to African American, Hispanic American, Native American and some Asian American students studying in Turkey.
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 for Study in the U.K.
The Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship (via Fund for Education Abroad) will award money for Summer (up to $3,750), Fall (up to $5,000), and Academic Year (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.
Inclusive Ireland Scholarship
Scholarship awards of €3000 for BIPOC students studying at participating colleges and universities in Ireland. Eligibility: Identify as BIPOC, 3.0 GPA, intent to study abroad at one of the participating colleges or universities in Ireland.
Scholarships for Language Study
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.
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.
Scholarship awards of up to $25,000. Eligibility: 8-week study abroad or longer (for STEM students); 12-weeks program or longer (for non-STEM students). 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.
Explore more scholarship opportunities for language learning programs at https://studyabroad.state.gov/languages.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers a variety of scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or DACA students to apply. Award amounts and deadlines vary.
Asia Pacific Fund
Offers a variety of scholarships to students of Asian heritage. Requirements vary.
Asia and Pacific Islander American Scholarships
Offers a variety of scholarships with award amounts of up to $5,000 for Asian and/or Pacific Islander students. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Offers a variety of scholarships of various award amounts. Requirements vary.
Offers a variety of scholarships of various award amounts. Requirements vary.
National Italian American Foundation
Scholarship awards of up to $12,000 to students of Italian heritage. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Scholarship awards of various amounts designated for members of the LGBTQ community.
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the United States on a student visa; Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the United States; Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university. Apply online at https://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship.
Additional scholarship search sites:
www.military.com (search for "scholarships" if you have any US Military affiliation)