Office of Study Abroad Grant

Types of awards:
1. Financial-need based- established by the student’s filed FAFSA.
2. Merit-based- typically the top students in the pool.

Eligibility:
1. Full-time EIU student for at least one semester before studying abroad
2. Must have a 2.5 GPA (cum) at the time of application
3. Complete a study abroad program application

Please take note that there may be more than one opportunity available to apply for. Please use the timeline below to determine if this is the correct opportunity for your program.
Spring programs will open in August-September and have an October-November deadline.
Summer programs will open in October-November and have a January-February deadline.
Fall programs will open in October-November and have a March-April deadline.

Note that guest students from other institutions are not eligible for these scholarships

Award amounts: Between $500 and $2,000 per student.

Service: Grant recipients will serve as a Study Abroad Ambassador for the semester after they return from their program abroad
The service requirement is 4 hours, which can be accomplished by a variety of projects with OSA.

Award
Varies
Department
Study Abroad, University - General
Deadline
03/04/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay on why you deserve the scholarship, discussing your professional career goals and ambitions.
  2. Please upload a current resume with career objectives, professional experiences, and leadership roles.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required. Please provide the name and email address of who you have asked to provide this information. They will receive an email request to submit their letter on your behalf.
    • Please provide the name and email address of the 1st person who is willing to provide a letter of recommendation.
    • Please provide the name and email address of the 2nd person who is willing to provide a letter of recommendation.