Talented Student Award - Study Abroad

For students participating in international exchange Fall 2020. Requires financial need, 2.5 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, essay, resume.

Full description:
This award is for FALL SEMESTER 2020 exchange programs ONLY

To apply for this award, you will need the ID number from your EIU study abroad application.

The Office of Study Abroad has a number of international exchange partnerships. Qualified students who plan to enroll at one of the schools listed below are eligible to receive a tuition waiver scholarship for up to 12 credits of EIU tuition.

Recipient must be planning to study abroad fall semester 2020.

Applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. This award is reserved for students that exhibit financial need (as reported on their FAFSA), and have distinguished themselves as high-achieving students.

Exchange programs include:

  • Ajou University, South Korea
  • Central Queensland University, Australia
  • Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus
  • Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
  • University of South Wales, Wales
  • Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Universität Lüneburg, Germany
  • Sogang University, South Korea
  • Universität Würzburg, Germany

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.

According to EIU’s Internal Governing Policy #73, this award is a “Tuition waiver to provide financial assistance to students with academic talent or special status; fees are not waived.” Therefore, students who already have a full tuition waiver or have no room in their financial aid package for tuition assistance are not eligible to receive this award.

Study Abroad, University - General
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you applied for a study abroad program through the Office of Study Abroad?
  2. Enter the 6-digit application ID number from your online study abroad program application. Do not enter your E#.
  3. Are you planning on a semester abroad with one of the pre-approved study abroad exchange partners?
  4. Please upload a current resume with career objectives, professional experiences, and leadership roles.
  5. 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.
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