Please check back January 2021 for information about 2021 COE Study Abroad Scholarships. 2021 COE Study Abroad Scholarships will fund travel for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022.
Due to the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, some COE Study Abroad programs will not be available in Summer 2021. Please check back in January 2021 for updates on COE Study Abroad programs and the study abroad scholarship application process.
You can view eligibility requirements and application questions for all three scholarships below.
For questions regarding Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact Jennifer Dodson.
The Jepsen International Scholars Program, funded generously by Dr. Keith Jepsen and Ms. Kathy Dore, will assist College of Education students (TCH, SED, EAF) with financial need to involve themselves in a diverse culture and language in its natural setting. Study abroad programs that emphasize learning a different language and culture are the preferred focuses of the Jepsen Scholars Program. You can review eligibility requirements and application questions before you apply.
The purpose of the College of Education Student Travel Global Initiatives Award is to support study abroad opportunities for undergraduate and graduate College of Education majors. The scholarship focuses on first-time international travelers with demonstrated financial need. You can review eligibility requirements and application questions before you apply.
The Franson Anderson Endowed Memorial Scholarship is for full-time students enrolled in the College of Education, preferably elementary education, and planning a career in teaching. Candidates must intend to use the scholarship to support expenses associated with international travel for academic studies, including student teaching, preferably during their senior year. You can review eligibility requirements before you apply.
The Hoon Mok Chung Undergraduate Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are preparing to study abroad in Asia, the Middle East, or South America. Candidates must be enrolled and in good standing, be a junior or senior at the time the award is given, have earned at least 30 credits at Illinois State, have a major GPA of 3.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need. Students participating in a study abroad program during the summer must apply by March 1.
Visit Scholarships on the Illinois State Study Abroad site for more options, including the OISP Study Abroad Travel Award and University Professional Development Grant. Note that OISP offers need-based scholarships each semester. Complete the application.
In 2020, we awarded scholarships but the funding was largely not able to be used due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The following are student stories from College of Education Study Abroad scholarship recipients