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Making Learning Abroad financially possible

Each year, Learning Abroad awards over $250,000 in funding.

Cost is often a key concern for students who want to pursue international experiences and Learning Abroad is dedicated to supporting students with financial need so they can achieve their goals.

Each year, Learning Abroad awards over $250,000 in funding. In addition, U students receive almost the same amount from departmental, national and international funding sources. One of the biggest awards available to students with high financial need is the Gilman Scholarship. One in three applicants from the U has traditionally received this award, which can be up to $8,000.

As part of their commitment to increase access to international opportunities, the Office for Global Engagement and Learning Abroad are excited to announce the new Financial Need and Passport Caravan Scholarships. Thanks to the support of student leaders from ASUU and campus partners, Learning Abroad has approved $70,000 in funding each year for students with high financial need as they plan for Learning Abroad and Hinckley Global Internship Programs. Knowing about funding up to a year in advance can make a big difference. Students will apply once each year and recipients will have one year to use the funds. Additionally, Learning Abroad recently received a one-time grant from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to provide free passports this year to 100 U students who will be first-time passport holders.

More information on these scholarships is currently available on the Learning Abroad website. Applications are now open and the deadline to submit an application for all three scholarships is Oct. 1, 2019.