Scholarships

Scholarships are available for you when you study abroad. Some require applications, some do not. You’ll be notified directly from those with no application.

MEP International Study Abroad Scholarship

Morrill Engineering Program students who are studying abroad. Scholarship amounts range from $250 - $1000. Eligibility: Actively engaged MEP student in good academic standing.

  • $200-$1000 award
  • Application required

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Engineering (IPENG) Travel Scholarship

Grainger Engineering (including ABE & ChemE) undergraduates who are participating in a University of Illinois approved program

*Dual major students must be enrolled in Engineering at time of study abroad. CS +X students are not eligible. Independent work and independent study programs must be engineering-related and a minimum of 4 weeks. Verification required.

  • $500- $1000 award
  • Application required

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Illinois for Illinois (I4I) & IIP Scholarships

All University of Illinois degree-seeking students

  • Short-Term (Winter Break, Spring Break, or Summer): $1,000-$1,500
  • Semester (Fall or Spring): $2,000-$3,000
  • Academic Year: $4,000-$6,000
  • Application required

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Enabled Abroad Scholarship

While study abroad can be challenging, the experience can help you learn more about yourself and your capabilities. Gain a strong sense of accomplishment, gain confidence and independence, and open yourself up to a new culture, all while taking courses for University of Illinois credit.

To be eligible for an Enabled Abroad Scholarship, you must be an undergraduate at the University of Illinois with a physical or sensory disability registered with Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES). This scholarship is for pre-approved study abroad programs.

  • Amount varies

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Engineering Virtual Global Learning Scholarship

Undergraduates (including ABE & ChemE) in the Grainger College of Engineering who are participating in a Virtual Global Learning Experience are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is to assist students with program costs.

*Dual major students must be enrolled in Engineering at time of study abroad. CS +X students are not eligible.

**In exchange for the scholarship, students must participate in LAS 199. Scholarship applicants will automatically be enrolled in the Moodle and LAS 199 course.

  • Amount dependent on number of participants

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Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

  • Up to $5000
  • For U.S. citizens receiving a federal Pell Grant
  • Countries with travel warnings ineligible

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Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. More than 100 volunteer reviewers read applications each cycle. In partnership with them, we consider financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide our scholarship recipients.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

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UIUC YMCA Fred S. Bailey Scholarships

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign YMCA has several scholarship programs for both undergraduates and graduates.

Please view the specific scholarship for application and eligibility details.

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William R Miller and Martha L Behr-Miller Scholarship

A graduate from the University of Illinois, Mechanical Engineering, William Miller, spent a large part of the last eight years of his career in electro-mechanical devices working overseas. As he worked with engineers and managers in various countries, Mr. Miller discovered there was much to learn from them technologically as well as culturally. Both William and Martha firmly believe that when we have friends in other nations of the world, then we are less likely to find reasons for war and the threat of war. The Miller’s strive to leave a friendlier world for future generations and feel this may be a way to help build international friendships.

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics students, who are US Citizens, studying for at least a semester in: Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

  • $1000 -$2000 award
  • 3.3 GPA
  • No application, eligible students will be notified

Wert Study Abroad Scholarship

A former faculty member of Materials Science and Engineering, Charlie Wert, was a strong proponent of not only internationalization, but also strongly encouraged students to engage in an international experience abroad during their academic studies at UIUC. While Professor Wert was very interested in South America, his interests in international activities spanned the globe.

Grainger Engineering (including ABE & ChemE) undergraduates participating in an IPENG program participating in an IPENG program to Argentina, Brazil, or Chile and Engineering freshmen IPENG Uruguay program.

  • Amount dependent on number of participants
  • No application, IPENG will notify recipients

David Opperman Study Abroad Scholarship

A former Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of general engineering, David Opperman was known for supporting his students, particularly those coming from rural communities. The David Opperman Study Abroad Scholarship was established by David’s son, Mark, in memory of his father in order to provide students with what is often a life-changing experience living and studying abroad. David Opperman and his wife, Barbara, welcomed many foreign students into their home throughout his career at the University and established lifelong friendships. “A scholarship to support study abroad seemed like the best means to make an ongoing impact on students’ lives in a way that would honor my father’s work”, related Mark.

  • 3.3 GPA
  • No application, eligible students will be notified