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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. For more information about scholarships and help with scholarship applications, please make an appointment for scholarship advising.  

Loyola Scholarships for Summer Faculty-led programs

Raskob Foundation Grants
The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc. has provided Loyola with funds to use for a limited number of grants for Loyola students applying to Loyola faculty-led 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.

McCay Program Scholarship
Loyola students in the College of Music and Media 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). Please complete the scholarship questionnaire when you apply for the program by the program application deadline. This scholarship application is not available after the program application deadline.

LaNasa Scholarship
Awards for Loyola 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
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 for programs of at least 21 days, not including travel. 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. Check deadlines and timelines here.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Study Abroad
Rolling application deadlines
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.).

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. 

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. 

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 Scholarships


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.

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.

Boren Awards
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.

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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.

NAACP Scholarships
Offers a variety of scholarships of various award amounts. Requirements vary. 

UNCF Scholarship
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. 

Point Foundation
Scholarship awards of various amounts designated for members of the LGBTQ community. 

Scholarship Search Sites (search for "scholarships" if you have any US Military affiliation)


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