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College, Area & Discipline-Specific Scholarships

The following funding opportunities are available from the academic colleges and departments at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Scholarship application deadlines often fall before or on the same day as the program application deadline. Be sure to research and apply for scholarships as early in the process as possible.

College of ACES students participating in any University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign-approved study abroad program are eligible for the ACES Arlys Conrad Study Abroad Scholarship. The scholarship amount will depend on the duration of the program. Below are sample guidelines, but the final amounts vary based on the applicant pool and available funding each term. 

  • $250 for a study tour (one to two weeks)
  • $500 for a faculty led program (two weeks or longer)
  • $700 for a summer program or internship (four weeks or longer)
  • $1,000 for a semester abroad
  • $2,000 for an academic year abroad

The application deadline for winter break and spring semester programs is September 15. The application deadline for summer and fall semester programs is February 15. 

This scholarship also has specific requirements that must be fulfilled after it is rewarded. 


The College of AHS offers several awards and scholarships that may apply to your study abroad experience.

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The School of Architecture in the College of FAA offers several study abroad and international travel awards.

Allerton American Traveling Scholarships

The endowed Allerton American Traveling Scholarship was established by the late Robert Allerton and continued by his son, the late John Gregg Allerton. The scholarships are awarded to architecture students  and used for summer travel and the study of architecture in the United States;  and who have demonstrated superior achievement and ability in architecture history.

David Ashby Memorial Scholarship Fund In Architecture

The David Ashby Memorial Scholarship Fund In Architecture was established and endowed by David’s sister, Ms. Dianne Ashby, in accordance with his wishes, and to create a perpetual tribute to David (B. ARCH 1981, M.ARCH Hist 1984). The income from this fund supports students of the School of Architecture who have been selected to participate in the Study Abroad Program in Architecture.

William B. Bauhs Memorial Fund In Architecture

The William B. Bauhs Memorial Fund In Architecture was established by Mrs. Mary Joanne Bauhs and her children, family, colleagues, and friends to honor her husband, William B. Bauhs (B.ARCH 1965). This fund provides support for students participating in study abroad programs, with preference to the China program.

Charles Clemens Councell Memorial Scholarships

The Charles Clemens Councell Memorial Fund In Architecture was established in memory of Mr. Councell (BSAE 1922). Mr. Councell was an architectural engineer with the US Government in Washington, DC, where he designed many Federal buildings and participated in the 1949-52 renovation of the White House. After retirement, Mr. Councell spent two years touring Europe and upon return, published a book of his architectural sketches. This fund helps to underwrite the cost of study for students accepted to the Study Abroad Program in Architecture.

Frank B. And Jennie M. Long Traveling Awards

The Frank B. And Jennie M. Long Traveling Award provides stipends and funds toward travel expenses to enable architecture students to undertake studies that require two to three months of summer travel.

Benno Philippson Aia Traveling Award In Architecture

The E. Benno Philippson Aia Traveling Award In Architecture was established by Mr. Philippson (BSAS 1961, M.ARCH 1962) in 1996 to provide supplemental funding for an architecture student participating in a study abroad program to make site visits to a key building or monument which he/she would not have otherwise been able to see first hand.

Raymond A. Pigozzi Memorial Award

The Raymond A. Pigozzi Memorial Award was established by his family and the OWP/P Foundation in memory of Mr. Pigozzi. Raymond Pigozzi (B.ARCH 1951) was a founding partner of O’Donnell, Wicklund, Pigozzi & Peterson (OWP/P) in Chicago, which is now CannonDesign. Mr. Pigozzi’s professional career was devoted to educational architecture. He was appointed a Fellow in the AIA  in 1982. This award is given to students who will be participating in international studies programs.

Edward L. Ryerson Traveling Award

The Edward L. Ryerson Traveling awards in Architecture and Landscape Architecture were established at the University of Illinois in 1950. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote excellence in landscape architecture and architecture through travel and study. Such travel may be to anywhere outside of the United States.

Edward And Mary Jane Simmons Award

The family of Edward and Mary Jane Simmons continue the Edward And Mary Jane Simmons Award in memory of their father and mother. For many years, Mr. Simmons (BSAE 1934) was associated with the architectural and engineering firm Lennox, Matthews, Simmons and Ford, Inc. in Indianapolis. The award is given for demonstrated development and potential to aid costs of an architectural student during his/her junior year in the study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.


There is a single application for all scholarships managed by Gies Global. You will be matched with the scholarship for which you best qualify. Apply here:


Recognizing the academic, professional, and personal value of study abroad experiences, the College strongly encourages its students to study abroad. One of the ways in which the college supports students is offering a special scholarship opportunity based on financial need and academic standing. Depending on FAFSA reported financial need, a student may be awarded $500-$2,000 to defray the costs of a study abroad program. For each study abroad program, the CoE Scholarship application deadline is the same as the program application deadline.


Scholarship applicants must be University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign College of Education enrolled, degree-seeking students in good academic standing who are registered for the EDUC499 course. The student must have completed EDUC499 course requirements and exhibit financial need as reported by FAFSA. Reciept of this award is not guaranteed for all applicants.

Eligible majors include:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementery Education
  • Special Education
  • Secondary Education programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics and Social Studies (History)
  • Learning and Education Studies
  • All graduate programs in all College of Education departments

This scholarship is repeatable for subsequent study abroad experiences, however, students may not receive more than one scholarship per academic year + summer (August to August).

Scholarship recipients are expected to:

  • Complete the assigned fellowship project and submit it in EDUC 499
  • Volunteer for OIP approved campus outreach events, giving presentations about your study abroad experience (expectation: 4 hours total)

Application and Award Process

  • Once you are admitted to a study abroad program, please submit the Scholarship Application.
  • Enroll in the EDUC499 study abroad course and complete all coursework.
  • If you are awarded the scholarship, the funds will be deposited directly into your student account.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Programs at
Apply Here

Grainger Engineering International Scholarship

There is a single application for all scholarships managed by International Programs in Engineering (IPENG). Review eligibility, deadlines, and scholarship projects here:


FAA Study Abroad Scholarship

FAA undergraduate students participating in any campus-approved study abroad program — with the exception of the Illinois Architecture Study Abroad Program in Barcelona–El Vallès, which has its own financial assistance — are eligible for the FAA Study Abroad Scholarship. The goal of this scholarship is to provide access to international study experiences for underserved students with financial need. Apply here:

Lorenzo de' Medici Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all students accepted into LdM for the upcoming term. Your MyStudyAbroad application and essays will be used for scholarship review. Priority will go to students with financial need. Students are notified about their scholarship status before the date to commit for fall, spring, and summer terms. Students will be sent notification to their U of I email address. This scholarship is managed by FAA International Programs.

Global Studies in the College of LAS offers multiple study abroad scholarships.

Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship

The Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship fund was established to increase students' awareness of and involvement in international activities. The study abroad scholarship funds are designated in part to support Global Studies majors who study abroad on a University of Illinois-sponsored or affiliated program to fulfill the requirement for their major. Scholarships up to $1,000 are available for fall or spring semesters. Funds are credited to the student's University of Illinois account in the term that their required study abroad occurs.


Thulin Field Work Experience Scholarship

The LAS Global Studies Thulin Scholarship Fund supports the pursuit of academic experiences abroad. The scholarship is intended to support Global Studies students who participate in an immersive experience as part of a study abroad program, including internships, research, service learning opportunities, home stay, and taking courses taught in languages other than English or who pursue another type of unpaid field work experience abroad for which the student has arranged academic credit. Preference will be given to full-semester experiences. Scholarships of $1,000 - $2,000 are available for fall, spring, or summer term. Funds are credited to the student's University of Illinois account in the term of their immersive experience. Applicants who can demonstrate financial need are given special consideration.


The Illinois International Programs (IIP) Scholarships are made possible by generous donations from alumni. All of the IIP scholarships are open to undergraduate students studying abroad on an approved program; some are also open to graduate students.

When you apply, you are automatically considered for all IIP scholarships for which you qualify.

Visit My Study Abroad for more information.

LAS Global Engagement Scholarships

At the time of application, you must be an undergraduate enrolled in the College of LAS. This includes undeclared students in LAS and DGS who intend to declare a major within LAS. Dual degree students enrolled in LAS the semester they study abroad are eligible to apply. Students who only have a minor in the College of LAS are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards are determined based on the cost and length of the study abroad program and the availability of funds.

Scholarship Application Components

  • Two short essay question responses
  • Student and program information


  • Pre-departure: Attend pre-departure course meetings, workshops, and orientation sessions. For semester and academic year students, fulfill all LAS 291 requirements.
  • While abroad: Maintain full-time study and bring back equivalent full-time credit hours. Semester and academic year students must complete all required LAS 292 requirements.
  • Create a Study Abroad Profile for LAS IP to share on our website, fliers, and other materials.

Application deadlines

  • Feb. 15 for summer short term, summer, fall or academic year programs
  • Sept. 15 for winter break, spring break, and spring semester programs

Students will be notified of scholarship awards around the same time they are notified of acceptance into a program and no later than Feb. 28 or Sept. 30.

Please contact LAS International Programs with questions.


Scholarship Process

Drafting Your Application

The National and International Scholarships Program is available to assist you in revising applications for regionally or nationally competitive study abroad scholarships.

If you are applying for a scholarship consult the Writers Workshop and/or asking a peer to review your work. For those unavailable to meet face-to-face with the Writers Workshop, consider participating in their online synchronous tutoring service.

You can also contact your college's study abroad office for additional guidance.