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Field Studies/Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships

For information about the following scholarships and financing study abroad, email fssa@cod.edu or visit Field Studies/Study Abroad in Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520.

COD Scholarships

To apply to COD study abroad scholarships, you must complete the General Scholarship application first, and check "Yes" for I am interested in Study Abroad. You cannot be awarded a study abroad scholarship if you have not also applied for the actual study abroad program. Please complete the two application concurrently.

COD Study Abroad Scholarship Applicants must have completed 9 hours of COD credits and be enrolled in 6 or more COD credits at the time of application. Up to $1,500 may be awarded. Application deadlines are Oct. 20 for spring, Feb. 20 for summer and May 1 for fall. General Scholarship application

COD Dr. Jaco Scholarship for Spanish Heritage Language Learners (Spain or Costa Rica) Exclusively for the COD summer language immersion programs to Costa Rica or Spain. 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 deadline is February 20. General Scholarship application

COD Bordeaux Study Abroad Scholarship (France) Exclusively for the COD summer language immersion program to Bordeaux, France. Up to $1,000 will be awarded. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater. Application deadline is February 20. General Scholarship application

COD Mirta Pagnucci Study Abroad Scholarship (Italy) Exclusively for the COD summer language immersion program to Sienna, Italy. Up to $500 will be awarded. Application deadline is February 20. General Scholarship application

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. Exclusively for study abroad in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Applicants must be a resident of District 502 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Application deadlines are Oct. 20 for spring, Feb. 20 for summer and May 1 for fall. One $600 scholarship is awarded each academic year. General Scholarship application

Global Justice in the UK Scholarship Exclusively for the COD Justice Studies summer field study. Contact Professor Theo Darden for more information. General Scholarship application

External Study Abroad Scholarships

ICISP (Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs) $500 for summer and $1,000 for semester programs. Students participating in an ICISP program are eligible to apply. Application deadline is Oct. 15 for spring programs, Feb. 15 for summer programs and May 15 for fall programs. Apply to ICISP Scholarships.

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." Application deadlines are in Oct. and MarchAdditional Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship 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 and US-based Flagship language study programs for African, Indonesian, South Asian and Turkish languages are available. Application deadline is early Feb. Additional Boren Award for International Study  information.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships are up to $10,000 for study abroad. Minimum program length is 4 weeks. Non-traditional study abroad students are encouraged to apply. Application deadlines are in Sept and Jan. Additional Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships 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 Critical Language Scholarship 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 deadline is Feb. Additional US-UK Summer Language Institutes 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 July. Additional BUTEX information.

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 Nov. for the program beginning the following summer. Additional Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals 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 Bridging Scholarships 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. Additional Freeman/Asia Scholarship information.

Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
Email: fssa@cod.edu
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