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ACES Arlys Conrad Study Abroad Scholarship

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!

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. The application deadline for winter break and spring semester programs is September 15.  The application deadline for summer and fall semester programs is February 15.

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 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:

  • $ 250 for a study tour (1-2 weeks)
  • $ 500 for a faculty led program that is longer than 2 weeks
  • $ 700 for a summer program or internship (4 weeks or longer)
  • $1,000 for a semester abroad
  • $2,00 for an academic year abroad

Scholarship requirements in exchange for the ACES Study Abroad Scholarship

Other ACES Study Abroad Scholarships (Undergraduate students)

Please contact departments for more information for individual award amounts

  • Mumford Scholarship (ACE Students Only)
  • Crop Sciences Departmental Study Abroad Scholarship
  • James Scholar Study Abroad Scholarships (for research-based programs only) at the discretion of the honors dean

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