Scholarships and Financial Aid

These listings are provided for information and research purposes only. North Park University does not endorse any of these organizations. Not all scholarships will work with all study abroad programs. Please talk to the Assistant Director of the Office of International Affairs or the Director of Financial Aid before applying for any scholarship to make sure that it is applicable to your program.

General Programs

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
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.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is especially interested in supporting students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, as well as students who are studying abroad in non-traditional locations.

Institute for International Education
This website allows you to search by region, specialty, undergraduate or postgraduate support, duration, and amount of stipend. Most links are program or school specific, but some fellowships, such as Fulbright and Rotary, are also available to applicants without university affiliation.

International Education Financial Aid Scholarship Search
IEFA provides comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.  

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants who are preparing academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

Rotary International
Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Application deadlines vary by club but may be as much as 18 months in advance of the period of study abroad.

Sara's Wish
The mission of the Sara's Wish Scholarship Fund is to perpetuate Sara's ideals by providing financial support for travel experiences for students who share Sara's zest for life, love of adventure, and zeal to excel. Sara's Wish Foundation scholarships are awarded to extraordinary young women committed to making the world a better place by fully participating in it.

Site Specific Programs

American Women's Club (AWC) Scholarship Foundation

The AWC scholarship foundation makes awards to female US citizens who plan to study in Sweden. 

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need. Applicants must currently receive financial aid or have verifiable need for financial assistance to study. 

Boren Award
The Boren Award provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Study Abroad Program at North Park University.