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Other Scholarships and Options

Other Scholarships

  • CLC students may also apply for the “International Study Abroad” scholarship available through the CLC Foundation. The $500 scholarship is available for Fall or Spring study abroad participation. For more information visit www.clcillinois.edu/scholarships.
  • Students who are accepted into an ICISP semester abroad program are eligible to apply for one of two ICISP scholarships of $500 each. To obtain an ICISP scholarship application, please see the Manager for the Center for International Education.

Pell Grant/Gilman Scholarship

Students who receive Pell Grant Funding may also qualify for a Gilman Scholarship.

  • The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in one country.
    • Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
    • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship. The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.
  • Applications are typically due one year prior to study abroad.
  • For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

  • Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren scholarships are not applicable for most of the programs offered through CLC, but for students pursuing independent study abroad opportunities, it may be a viable option.
  • For more information about Boren Scholarships, visit: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

Other Options

Some third party program providers, such as CIEE, offer scholarships for which you may qualify. To explore other study abroad program and scholarships, visit: http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx