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Financial Aid Information


Can I use my current LaGrange College scholarship(s) and
financial aid to study away?

LaGrange College Scholarships:
LaGrange College scholarships cannot be applied to a semester or academic year abroad.  However, students who will be studying away during their sophomore or junior year are eligible to apply for the Smith Travel Grant.

Federal and State Financial Aid:
Students who have successfully completed the LaGrange College study away approval process may be eligible to continue to receive federal financial aid (grants and loans) while participating in a LaGrange College for credit, pre-approved study away program. The Office of Financial Aid determines the amount available. 

Students will complete a study away budget form with the assistance of Global Engagement and Financial Aid.  This will be used to determine the total cost of study away and the available resources to fund it.  Students will be required to complete additional forms to allow their financial aid to travel. 

National Scholarships for Study Away

Study Abroad Programs
A study abroad source for students who don't know where to begin.  It contains scholarship information as well as tips on before, during and after study abroad.

Fund for Education Abroad
FEA 's mission is to increase the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.  They offer 40 general and dedicated scholarships annually in amounts up to $5,000.

Diversity Abroad
Diversity Abroad provides information on scholarships and financial aid for students who are economically disadvantaged, first generation, ethnic and racially diverse, and students with disabilities.

All Abroad
This site contains a short list of funding opportunities as well as what questions to ask yourself, financial aid options, calculating living expenses and program costs to help give you a complete picture of costs associated with studying abroad.

Go! Study Abroad Scholarship
One of the few scholarships that can be used towards a short-term study abroad experience during Jan Term. 

A federal need-based scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students that awards up to $5,000.  Eligibility requirements are:
  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship. 
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.  
For undergraduate and graduate students wanting to study outside of Western Europe, North America, and Oceania.  The Boren Scholarship focuses on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. Security. Languages include Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. Upon return, NSEP recipients work for the US federal government for one year after graduation.
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 such as Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and Hindi. 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.
Provides funding for students ages 15-19 to study abroad for up to one year. Applications must go through the local Rotary Club. Contact the Office of Global Engagement for the LaGrange Rotary Club contact information.
For graduating seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who are US citizens. Offers many different opportunities for study and research abroad in all fields of study.

Study Abroad Scholarship Directory
This Scholarship Directory is maintained by StudyAbroad101, the first and largest study abroad review website.  It now lists over 250 financial aid opportunities with direct links to the application forms and websites.

Study Portals
A searchable database of scholarships available for study abroad.

Program Provider Support 
AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants and Financial Support
If you will be enrolling in an AIFS Study Abroad program, you may be eligible for one of their scholarships or grants.  You can view their programs on line in our Program site.

CIEE Scholarships and Grants for Study Abroad
CIEE offers over $8 million in financial assistance if you decide to enroll in one of their long term programs.  They offer need based, merit, and diversity scholarships and grants.

IES Abroad Scholarships and Aid
IES Abroad offers about $5 million is scholarships and grants if you enroll in one of their long term programs. Scholarships and grants are offered for need based, diversity based, location of study, specific interest and area of study as well as disability grants.  

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.
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.
Study abroad programs, scholarships, and internships in Germany for undergraduate and graduate students of all academic areas.
Scholarship program with the opportunity to study German language and culture, as well as participate in an internship.
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.
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.
Awarded to students post-undergraduate studies, for one-year study opportunity at Cambridge University and is applicable to all academic areas of study.
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.

Cultural Services French Embassy in the U.S. Grants and Scholarships
There are several grants and scholarships offered by the French Embassy for undergraduate students who want to study in France or
support student projects on campus that explore French and Francophone culture

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
Howard University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, invites college graduates who are interested in international affairs and careers in the State Department Foreign Service to apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.  Students must have a 3.2 GPA, must be seeking admission to enter a graduate school in the fall for a two-year program, must be a U.S. citizen, and have a desire to promote positive change in the world.  The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
The U.S. Agency for International Development, invites outstanding college graduates interested in international development and careers in the USAID Foreign Service to apply for the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship.  Students must be a U.S. citizen, must be seeking admission to enter a two-year graduate program in the fall at a U.S. university, and must have a 3.2 GPA.  The Payne Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into an exciting and rewarding career.