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Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships and Funding


A student who enrolls in a Lewis University sponsored Study Abroad program will be considered for financial aid as if they were enrolled at Lewis.  A student who enrolls in a non-sponsored Study Abroad program approved for Credit by the Academic Department will be considered for all financial aid with the exception of any Lewis Institutional financial aid.  You should visit the Financial Aid office to enquire how a study abroad program will affect your financial aid package and if you may qualify for any additional aid. For Lewis University sponsored programs, the program fees are placed onto your student account and you will be registered for Lewis courses.

Program fees are available through the Study Abroad office. In general, the program fees for the semester and summer programs include tuition, housing, some kind of a meal plan, and any excursions that might be included in the program. Airfare is not included in the program fees for these programs. For Lewis Travel Study programs, the program fees normally include airfare, accommodation, museum entrance fees, and some group meals, but not tuition.  In addition to the program fee, you will also be charged a $350 study abroad fee by Lewis University.

This fee will be placed on to your student account as well.
The Study Abroad office strongly encourages you to also seek outside sources to help in funding your study abroad experience. You should keep in mind, though, that the deadlines for funding sources vary greatly, from some requiring application only a few months in advance of the program to others requiring application at least one year before travelling abroad.
Study Abroad Scholarship List on
A funding database searchable by country, individual, and course of studies for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
A federal need-based scholarship of up to $5,000 for US undergraduate students on study abroad programs of at last six weeks. You must be receiving Pell Grant to qualify.

David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
For undergraduate and graduate students wanting to study outside of Western Europe, North America, and Oceania, with language training fellowships in Arabic, Central Asian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. Upon return, NSEP recipients work for the US federal government for one year after graduation. Dr. Serafima Gettys in Foreign Language Program is the NSEP Advisor at Lewis University.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The Fulbright Program
For graduating senior, undergraduate, and graduate students who are US citizens. Offers many different opportunities for study and research abroad in all fields of study.

Regional - Asia

Freeman-ASIA Awards for Study in Asia
Undergraduate scholarship for all program types (length or subject); students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Post-study participation on campus in a service project is required to help promote study abroad opportunities in Asia.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

This scholarship is limited to undergraduate students on semester- or academic year-long programs in Japan. The awards average between $2,500 and $4,000.

Regional - Europe

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Germany
Very informational website with information about study abroad programs, scholarships, and internships in Germany for undergraduate and graduate students of all academic areas.

CDS: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange – Germany
Scholarship program with the opportunity to study German language and culture, as well as participate in an internship.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship – Ireland
A scholarship for students between the ages of 18-30 for one year of post-graduation study in any discipline in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

The Marshall Scholarship – UK
This is a scholarship granted to graduates for 2 years of study in the UK to U.S. citizens for scholarly work in all academic areas.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship - UK (Cambridge, England)
Awarded to students post-undergraduate studies, for one-year study opportunity at Cambridge University and is applicable to all academic areas of study.

The Rhodes Trust Scholarship - UK (Oxford, England)
A two-year scholarship for study at Oxford University for all academic areas of study; students must be at least a minimum of a BA or similar degree.