Office of Study Abroad Grant

This grant is for students who excel academically, but do not have the means to afford study abroad opportunities. Both financial need and merit will be taken to consideration, but a student’s FAFSA is not required to qualify for this scholarship.


1. Full-time EIU student for at least one semester before studying abroad

2. Must have a 2.5 GPA (cumulative) 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 amount: Between $500 and $2,000

Eastern Illinois University - General, Study Abroad
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay on why you seek the scholarship, discussing your professional career goals and ambitions related to study abroad, and addressing any financial barriers/obstacles you may face.
  2. Please upload a current resume with career objectives, professional experiences, and leadership roles.
  3. Please submit the name and email address of the person you've asked to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.