Planning to study abroad but concerned that you may not be able to afford it? We understand that financial concerns may keep you from actually considering it. Now you can apply for financial support up to two years in advance of your planned study abroad experience! So ACES students should go ahead and apply for the ACES study abroad planning scholarship!
Applications for the planning scholarship are accepted on a rolling basis. The planned study abroad experience can be as far out as 3 years, but no more than 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the program abroad. For example, a student planning to study abroad in Spring 2014 can apply as early as June 2011. Another example: a student going abroad on a winter break program must apply for the scholarship by November 20 to be considered.
Applicants will be notified of the award decision in writing. The award will typically be given during the term that the student is abroad and can only be used towards an approved study abroad program, i.e., programs listed at studyabroad.illinois.edu. The cost of the program and financial need eligibility as documented through the University of Illinois’ Office of Student Financial Aid will be taken into account in awarding this scholarship. Scholarships will range between $250 - $2000, depending on program duration and overall costs. Arlys Conrad awardees usually cannot also receive any of the other ACES study abroad scholarships.
The scholarship amount will depend on financial need and on the duration of the program. Guidelines:
Please contact departments for more information for individual award amounts