Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Scholarships to Study Abroad

There are 1000's of scholarships available to study abroad. Many have only minimal requirements and are not based on GPA's or financial need. We recommend you search on the web for scholarships also offered by the government of the country where you will study. Many companies in the travel industry offer scholarships as well. Do YOUR research!

Eligibility for some scholarships is based on program length, academic performance, and the number of academic credits students will receive on their programs. Review the WIU and major National opportunities below, then initiate your scholarship applications. We provide assistance and endorsements if required for scholarships outside of WIU.

Available Funds and Program Length

Scholarship Name 

  Amounts (Max. amounts) 

Deadlines  Faculty Led  Semester or Year Long   Summer 
INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 
Rocky Studies Abroad Scholarship $600 Click Here X
Conger Scholarship $500  Click Here   X
Phi Beta Delta $500  Click Here  X X
Wehrly Scholarship $1500 Click Here    X  
Foreign Language Majors $2000 to $8000 See Department   X
Honors Scholarship  $500 See Department   
Western Commitment Scholarship n.d.
Click Here X  X  
EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS (US AND Foreign Awards)
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Up to $5000 Click Here   X X
Fund for Education Abroad $1250 to $10000 Click Here   X X
Boren Scholarship $8000 to $20000 Click Here   X X
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship $1000 Click Here X X X
Freeman Asia Award $3000 to $7000 Click Here   X X
Bridging Scholarship for study in Japan  $4000 Click Here   X
DAAD Scholarships for study in Germany  $2800 Click Here   X  
New Zealand Scholarships  $500 to $2000 Click Here    
Fulbright Summer Institute in the UK cost of entire program Click Here     X
Critical Language Scholarship cost of entire program Click Here    

Academic Requirements for Scholarships

Names of Scholarships GPA Other
   Institutional Scholarships
Rocky Studies Abroad Scholarship 2.5  Financial need and quality of application
Conger Scholarship 3.0 For students studying abroad full-time (12 hours fall or spring, 6 hours summer)
Phi Beta Delta 3.2  For any full-time WIU student
Wehrly Scholarship 3.0 For students from Education, Social Work, or other helping professions going abroad for a fall or spring semester
Foreign Language Majors n.d.  Only for Foreign Language majors and after 1 semester of course work 
Honors Scholarship n.d. Only for students in Centennial Honors College
Western Commitment Scholarship n.d. Can be used to help pay tuition and fees
    External Scholarships (US and Foreign Awards)
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship n.d.  Students who receive Pell grants
Fund for Education Abroad n.d.  Undergraduate students going abroad for at least 4 weeks
Boren Scholarship n.d.  Students participating in programs  outside of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship 3.75  Open to any undergraduate student
Freeman Asia Award
 2.8 Undergraduate students who study in Asia for at least 8 weeks
Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan n.d. Undergraduate students going to Japan for a fall or spring semester
Fulbright Summer Institute in the UK 3.5 Must have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining at time of application
Critical Language Scholarship n.d. Funds intensive summer language study in less commonly taught languages

 

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