Financial Aid and Scholarships
For information about the following scholarships and financing study abroad, visit Field Studies/Study Abroad in Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520.
COD scholarships: To apply to COD internal study abroad scholarships, you must complete the General Scholarship application first, and check "Yes" for I am interested in Study Abroad. You will then see a list of study abroad opportunities and can choose specific scholarships.
COD Study Abroad Scholarship Applicants must have completed 12 hours of COD credit, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater, and be enrolled in 8 or more COD credits at the time of application. Up to $2,000 may be awarded. Deadlines are Oct. 20 for spring, Feb. 20 for summer and May 1 for fall.
COD Spanish Heritage Language Learners Scholarship (Spain or Costa Rica) Exclusively for the COD Summer Language Immersion programs, preference is given to applicants who are enrolled in or have completed a COD heritage speaker course, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. Up to $1,000 will be awarded. Application is open January 1 until February 20.
COD Bordeaux Study Abroad Scholarship (France) Exclusively for study abroad on the COD Bordeaux summer language immersion program, up to $1,000 will be awarded. Applicants may be a full or part-time student at COD and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater. Application is open January 1 until February 20.
COD Dick Wood Memorial Scholarship (United Kingdom and Ireland) In memory of Dick Wood's leadership as the founder of the International Education program at COD, this fund is exclusively for study abroad in the United Kingdom and Ireland. One $600 scholarship is awarded each academic year. Applicants may be a full or part-time student at COD, a resident of District 502, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and have submitted FAFSA. Rolling application deadline.
Global Justice in the UK Scholarship Exclusively for the COD Criminal Justice summer field study, contact Professor Theo Darden for more information.
External Study Abroad Scholarships
ICISP (Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs) Scholarships are in the amount of $500 for summer and $1,000 for semester programs. Students participating in an ICISP program are eligible to apply. The deadline is Oct. 15 for Spring programs, Feb. 15 for Summer programs and May 15 for Fall programs. Apply
Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Applicants must be Pell Grant eligible. Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 depending on the length of the program. There is a $3,000 supplement for students studying "critical languages". The application deadlines are: Oct. (early decision) and March for Summer; March for Fall; and Oct. for Spring programs. (Summer programs must include in-country stays of at least 2 weeks.) Additional information
Boren Award for International Study (NSEP) funds American undergraduate students as they acquire language skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the security of our nation. (Study in the United States, Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is excluded.) Scholarships vary from $2,500 to $20,000 depending on the length of the program. An 8-week summer STEMS scholarship is also available. Deadline is early Feb. Additional information
Fund for Education Award Scholarships are up to $10,000 for study abroad. Minimum program length is 4 weeks. Non-traditional study abroad students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for all programs is early Jan. Additional information
Critical Language Scholarship aims to increase the number of Americans studying and mastering 14 critical languages through fully-funded summer language institutes. Participants are expected to continue language study beyond the CLS experience and apply the language skills to future academic and professional goals. Application deadline is early Nov. Additional Information
US-UK Summer Language Institutes (United Kingdom)
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers fully-funded summer institutes for US undergraduates in their first or second year of study. These 3-6 week academic programs in the UK explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while developing leadership, research and communication skills. Application deadlines are Feb.Additional information
BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association)
To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad in England
at an institutional member of the British Transatlantic Exchange Association. Application
deadline is May.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX, Germany) is a year-long scholarship program that involves language study, academic courses and an internship in Germany. Applicants must be 18 to 24 years old at the start of the program and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. German language proficiency is not required, but strongly recommended. The deadline is Dec. 1 for the program beginning the following summer. Additional information
Bridging Scholarships (Japan) Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for academic year programs). Summer programs are not eligible. Application deadline is April. Additional information
Freeman/Asia Scholarship Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to study in any of 15 Asian countries. Stipends of $3,000 for summer, $5,000 for a semester and $7,000 for a year-long study are available. Application deadline is March (summer) and April (Fall/year-long). Additional information
Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
2018 College of DuPage