For information about the following scholarships or other sources, call (630) 942-3078.
COD Study Abroad Scholarship
Applicants must have completed 12 hours of COD credit, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be enrolled in eight or more COD credit hours at the time of application. The scholarship applies to any COD sponsored study abroad program (including Field Studies, summer programs and semester programs). The maximum award for this scholarship is $1,500. The application deadline is Oct. 20 for spring programs, Feb. 20 for summer programs, and May 1 for fall programs. Application can be downloaded or is available in the Field Studies/Study Abroad office, BIC 3509.
Dick Wood Memorial Scholarship:
In memory of Dick Wood's leadership as the founder of the International Education program at the College of DuPage, and in light of his passion for the United Kingdom as an educational destination, this fund is exclusively for study abroad in the United Kingdom. Two $300 scholarships will be awarded each academic year. Applicants may be a full or part-time student at COD, must show financial need by submitting FAFSA, must be a resident of District 502, and must have a 3.0 GPA. Application is available through the COD Financial Aid office or BIC 3509.
ICISP (Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs)
Scholarships are in the amount of $500 for semester or summer programs. Students participating in an ICISP program are eligible to apply. The COD deadline is Nov. 1 for Spring programs, Feb. 1 for Summer programs and May 1 for Fall programs. Applications are available in the Field Studies/Study Abroad office, BIC 3509.
National Security Education Program (NSEP/BOREN)
This scholarship is for language study in locations other then the United States, western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Scholarships vary in amounts from $2,500 to $20,000 depending on the length of the program. The COD deadline is early February each year.
Gilman International Scholarships
The applicant must be receiving a Pell Grant at time of application or prove that he/she will receive a Pell Grant during the study abroad term. 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" (see web site). The application deadline is March for Summer and Fall programs and October for Spring programs. (Summer programs must include in-country stays of at least 4 weeks.)
Fund for Education Award
Scholarships are up to $5,000 for study abroad. Minimum program length of 4 weeks. Non-traditional study abroad students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for all programs is early November.
WISP (Work Immersion Study Program in Germany)
This scholarship program is for students to learn about German culture while participating in a paid summer internship. Applicants must have taken at least one semester of German, be 18 to 27 years old, enrolled in a community college, and majoring in a business or technical field. The application deadline is Dec. 1 for the summer program.
CBYX (Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals)
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a year-long scholarship program that involves language study, academic courses and an internship. 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 for the program beginning the following summer is Dec. 1.
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: May.
Bridging Scholarships (for 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 students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to study in any of 15 countries. Stipends of $3,000 for semester and $5,000 for year-long study are available. Application deadlines: Fall (April), Spring (Oct.) and Summer (Feb.).
Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
Maren McKellin, Manager
Field Studies Center (West Campus):
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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