Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships
UIS has several institutional scholarships that can be used to help cover the costs of international travel related to participating in approved study abroad programs.
The Global Experience, Droegkamp, Humphrey, Burns and Lundquist scholarships
The Global Experience, Droegkamp, Humphrey, Burns and Lundquist scholarships are applied for through the yearly scholarship application process coordinated by the Office of Financial Assistance. There is one application form that is used for all five. Please note that you should fill out the UIS Institutional Scholarship and the Global Studies Experience Scholarship applications.
In order to be eligible for a study abroad scholarship students must do the following:
1) Submit a Global Experience Application to the Office of International Programs that includes the application form, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation. The link for the application is here:
In order to be eligible for the travel scholarships the deadline for the submission of the Global Experience Application is February 7th for all programs.
2) Apply for the UIS Institutional Scholarships and the Global Studies Experience Scholarships. Both of these applications are on the Financial Aid website.
3) Register for the appropriate credit-bearing course while studying abroad.
Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Application Deadlines: For fall/academic year programs – early April
For spring programs – mid-October
Prestigious and National Scholarships
Nationally Competitive Scholarships at UIS works with students on applying for a wide range of scholarships and fellowships including, Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Boren and Truman.