Financial Aid and Scholarships

For information about the following scholarships and financing study abroad, visit Field Studies/Study Abroad in BIC 3509.

COD Study Abroad Scholarship Applicants must have completed 12 hours of COD credit, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in 8 or more COD credits at the time of application.  Up to $1500 is awarded.  Deadlines are Oct. 20 for spring, Feb. 20 for summer and May 1 for fall. Application

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 deadline is Oct. 15 for Spring programs, Feb. 15 for Summer programs and May 15 for Fall programs. Application

National Security Education Program (NSEP/BOREN) Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources to 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. COD deadline is early February. Additional information

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". 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.) Additional information

Fund for Education Award Scholarships are up to $5,000 for study abroad. Minimum program length is 4 weeks. Non-traditional study abroad students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for all programs is early November. Additional information

Critical Language Scholarship

CLS aims to increase the number of Americans studying and mastering 13 critical languages through fully-funded summer language intitutes. 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 November.      Additional Information

Dick Wood Memorial Scholarship (United Kingdom) In memory of Dick Wood's leadership as the founder of the International Education program at COD, 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. 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 3.0 cummulative GPA and have submitted FAFSA. Application

Fulbright 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. or March.             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.
Additional information

Work Immersion Study Program (WISP, Germany) This scholarship program is for students to learn about German culture while participating in a paid summer internship in Germany. 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. Additional information

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX, Germany) CBYX 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. Additional information

Freeman/Asia Scholarship Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to study in any of 15 countries. Stipends of $3,000 for a semester and $5,000 for year-long study are available. Additional information

 

Contact Information


Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356