Office of International Education

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  Featured Scholarships of the Month:

  

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 early application open

Check out this video made by IPFW's Gilman scholar, Audrey Alleyne https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B91jMPXshvFvdmZXc0x4Rm9VR0E/view 

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the application for students studying or interning abroad during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms is now available online.

What is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program?

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program

Who Should Apply?

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.

Learn more about eligibility requirements

Make your application strong as possible! Register for our "Composing Competitive Essays" webinar  

Student application deadline: 

October 4, 2016 by 11:59pm (CDT)

Check our Facebook page for #MoneyMonday for weekly scholarship/fundraising ideas and follow our Pinterest Board for more.  Also review our How to Afford Study Abroad Powerpoint

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The cost of studying abroad varies by program. Many IPFW students use some sort of financial aid to study abroad. Financial aid is defined as any source of funding for an academic program of study that comes from a source other than you or your parents. This could come in the form of Pell grants, Stafford Loans, or Parent PLUS Loans. It could also come in the form of scholarships from a private foundation or public institution. Most students will combine aid from a number of different sources to cover the costs of study abroad.

This website provides links to a number of scholarship, and fellowship resources. Please contact the Office of International Education first discuss financial resources while studying abroad and then with your financial aid advisor.

Financial Aid

Students who receive an aid package from federal and state sources may be eligible to apply this aid toward a study abroad program. Support from financial aid varies based on a number of factors such as remaining aid eligibility, program costs, length of stay and type of program. The Office of Financial Aid determines which study abroad programs are approved for financial aid. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid in Kettler 103 at (260)481-6820.

 HOW TO FIND AND USE FINANCIAL AID TO STUDY ABROAD

There are 3 main categories for study abroad: IPFW programs, IU, PU State University programs, and approved 3rd party provider programs (see ipfw.edu/study-abroad for all options)   Note that if a student is not charged IPFW rates for any aspect of their trip, they will need to fill out a consortium agreement  by 4/15 or 11/1  

Use this Financial Aid Worksheet to determine how your aid might work for you. 

TYPES OF AID FOR EACH PROGRAM

Type of Aid

IPFW & Exchange Programs

IU/Purdue/Other state programs

3rd Party programs including Direct

Federal Aid

Yes

Yes

Yes

State Aid

Yes , including Child of a veteran or Public Service Officer

Yes - Child of a veteran Aid would need to be set up at Host School

No

IPFW based scholarships

Yes – including 21st century

No

No

Institutional Scholarships

Yes – including Chapman, Doermer’s & Chancellor’s

only Chapman, Doermer, and Chancellor’s

No

Outside scholarships

Yes

Per donor

Per donor

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad programs. We provide a short list of links to different scholarship opportunities in the scholarship tab, but we also advise that you visit The Institute of International Education for more study abroad funding information.  Follow our Pintrest Scholarship board to find more than 40 different scholarships that are updated regularly.

Need help with your scholarship essay?

For further help with competitive scholarships and advise please visit The Office of Major Scholarship Advisement (OMSA)  which is the central coordinating IPFW office providing information, advice, and support to students who wish to apply for nationally competitive major scholarships.

General Reference Websites - Use these search engines and guides to find scholarships that may apply towards you or your program of choice.  

 

 

Get Creative

You could also raise money on your own by asking family and friends to contribute to fundraising goals.  Use an online crowd funding site like GoAbroad.com Fund My Travel

Check out more creative ideas from the University of Kentucky Study Abroad such as selling photos from abroad or writing articles for a local paper.


Find more scholarships and funding advice on our Pintrest Board