North Central College - Naperville, IL

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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With the exception of S.I.R.O.L. programs, in general, North Central College and federal financial aid and scholarships will be applied toward the study abroad programs. Some federal financial aid may be used for S.I.R.O.L. programs. Please check with the Financial Aid Office at North Central College for more specific information.

Money and funding for your upcoming study abroad experience is always a crucial topic and this resource may help you find opportunities for scholarships, grants, assistantships, fellowships, and research opportunities. It is for all countries, majors, and a variety of programs. Most deadlines for study abroad scholarships for fall are in April and May.


Scholarships & Major Requirements

All Students

Office of International Programs: $1500 (can be awarded to up to three applicants); awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Alexandria and Gentri Taylor Study Abroad Scholarship: $1,500 for North Central College student studying abroad; 2.5 GPA; preference given to Hispanic and/or African American applicant.

Ashley's Foundation: $3,000; must have 3.0+ GPA, demonstrate financial need; must study abroad for a term or longer

Benjamin A. Gilman: Must be a US citizen; Pell Grant recipient.

Boren Scholarship:  U.S. citizen; Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation:  $1,000; undergraduate or graduate Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts; all majors and minors

Fund for Education Abroad:  U.S. citizen;  variety of scholarships for:  all students, LGBTQI, athletes, those wanting to study in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, France, Germany and South America

Global Studies Foundation Grant:  U.S. citizen; good academic standing

Go Overseas Scholarship:  a current university student enrolled at a U.S. college or university.

Rotary Foundation Cultural Scholarship:  Apply through local Rotary Club chapter.

ScholarTrips:  $2,500 (awarded to six individuals); 14 years and older; legal U.S. resident

Travel Video Scholarship: currently studying outside of your home country; 18 years or older

Tortuga Backpacks: $1,000; U.S. citizen or permanent resident or studying in the U.S. on a student visa; good academic standing; enrolled at 4-year degree-granting college/university; been accepted to a study abroad program

WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship:  $500; student studying abroad in Europe; undergraduate student currently enrolled in studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0; U.S. ctitizen

France (or Francophone country)

Walter Jenson Scholarship:  $2,000; pursuing a B.A. or B.S. in French Education; U.S. citizen or permanent resident


DAAD Scholarship:  Study abroad in Germany for 4-10 months; Junior or Senior standing; have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany

Latin America

LIVFUND:  $500; over the age of 18 years; studying, volunteering or interning in Latin America

New Zealand

Go Overseas Study Abroad in New Zealand:  $15,000; see website for eligibility requirements

Southeast Asia

Bridging Scholarship for Japan Study:  U.S. Citizen or permanent residenr enrolled as an undergraduate student; study in Japan for semester or year.

Freeman-ASIA:  2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen or permanent residence; demonstrate financial need

Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarship: Juniors and Seniors at US universities with an interest in economics, or international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan.


CIS Abroad Scholarship:  Offered to students accepted to Barcelona students.


Turkish Coalition of America Scholarship:  Grants awarded to minority students studying abroad in Turkey, Bosnia, or Herzegovina.

United Kingdom & Ireland

BUTEX Scholarship for United Kingdom (UK) Programs: UK university must be a member of BUTEX (listed posted on website).

Chicago Scots Scholarship: A student at an accredited American college or university looking for a study abroad experience in Scotland.

Study in Britain & Ireland:  Eligibility varies depending on scholarship.


 Takis Chrysanthou Honored Scholar Award:  Must be accepted for a semester-long Global Learning Program in Cyprus; GPA 3.5.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program:  summer language studies for Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic language majors/minors; must continue language studies upon return from study abroad



Applicable scholarships may also be listed on the following websites:


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Updated: 9/17/2013