Dr. William V. Weber Study Abroad Scholarship
For students with financial need who wish to Study Abroad. Preference given to first-generation and underrepresented students.
This award is intended to benefit EIU students who are interested in EIU’s Study Abroad Program, but are unable to afford it. Preference will be given to students belonging to traditionally underrepresented groups (e.g. minority, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender students) and/or first-generation students enrolled in good standing at EIU who qualify for financial aid.
To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application.
There may be more than one opportunity open at a time. Please review the following timeline to make sure you are applying for the correct opportunity.
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.
The following criteria must be met:
1. The recipient must be enrolled in good standing at EIU and qualify for financial aid
2. Preference will be given to students belonging to a traditionally underrepresented group
3. Scholarship may be spent on tuition, fees, travel expenses, study materials, and other expenditures directly related to travelling abroad
4. A past recipient may apply for and receive the award more than once as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria
To begin applying for this scholarship, you do not need to be finished with your online study abroad program application. Your study abroad application ID number – that is required as part of this scholarship application – is automatically generated as soon as you start your online program application. Do not wait until you are admitted to a study abroad program to submit this scholarship application. Eventually, you do need to be officially admitted to a study abroad program in order to be considered for this award. Review of scholarship applications begins immediately after the application submission deadline. Award notifications are emailed to students one week before the study abroad program’s down payment (commitment deposit) deadline. Study abroad scholarship funds cannot be used to pay for program commitment deposits. Scholarship award money is disbursed to student accounts at the start of the study abroad program and is applied to any outstanding account balance first. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit through Student Accounts prior to program departure.