Funding study away
The cost of the international and off-campus study programs at Augustana varies depending on location, program design, length of stay, and value of the dollar abroad. Each program description in the Augustana Study Away Catalog has details of the program cost and expected out-of-pocket expenses for each program.
All Augustana semester away programs allow students to use their full financial aid package towards the cost of the semester program as if they were staying on campus. Students with work-study or tuition-waiver agreements will need to seek adjusted aid packages for the semester away as neither of those options are available.
Students who participate in any Augustana study away program should check with the Office of Financial Aid to determine any potential greater eligibility for student loans or other aid options.
Augustana study away grants and scholarships
This program offers Augustana students $2,000 in funding for all approved study abroad, internship or research programs. Some domestic J-term programs also may qualify. Check the program’s entry in the study away catalog to verify eligibility if the program is domestic. Augie Choice is not competitive, and all eligible students who apply will be granted the Augie Choice fund. Students are eligible for Augie Choice after completing two years (or 60 credits) at Augustana. Transfer students are eligible after completing and year (or 30 credits) at Augustana.
Freistat Grants provide funds for research programs and language immersion programs. Students interested in the summer language programs in Ecuador or Dijon, external summer language immersion programs, or any semester program which will contain a significant language study component should consider applying for a Freistat Grant. A minimum of six weeks in country and six credits of language coursework is required for Freistat language immersion grants. Applications for the upcoming year are due during winter term.
The IOP Grant program offers $1,000 scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need who are participating in either J-term or summer study away programs. Students should apply for the IOP Passport Grant during the fall term or semester in the year prior to travel. Grants are deducted from the Augustana fee for a program, so this program is only available for Augustana-led J-terms or summer programs.
Several departments at Augustana, including World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and English and Creative Writing, have funds for students in a study away program. Interested students, particularly those with major or minor programs in these departments, should ask their faculty advisors or the department chair to find out about the application process for these grants.
Partner grants and scholarships
Augustana semester-away programs typically operate with an external provider as our partner. Many of these providers have their own internal scholarship programs. When reviewing the programs which interest you, you should also explore what grant opportunities exist through the provider. Then, when you have been accepted into the program by both Augustana and the provider, consider applying for provider-based grants. Since you will be paying Augustana, and not the provider directly, you should notify the IOP office when a grant or scholarship has been awarded by the provider and Augustana will adjust the tuition, room or board charges accordingly to match the amount reduced by the grant you have received, ensuring you receive full credit for the provider grant.
External, national and international grants
A wide array of grant and scholarship programs is available to students joining a study away program. These may be country or discipline specific, or have requirements beyond the study away experience, or they may be open to many programs in many locations. Not all potential grants are listed here, but these appear most relevant.
To search for other study away grants, try these scholarship search engines. Use these to locate grants which may be appropriate for the program you have chosen.
FastWeb provides customized scholarship search.
International Education Financial Aid provides searches for scholarships for study abroad.
StudyAbroad.com has a resource page that is very helpful, with links to several good sites.
GoOverseas.com also has an extensive list of scholarships and grants.
National and international grants to consider:
AATJP Bridging Scholarships for study in Japan
Benjamin J. Gilman Scholarships are available to students who also receive federal Pell Grants and who are enrolled in a study abroad program with at least one month in a single country. These competitive scholarships require application at least one semester (term) prior to the program. There are also designated scholarships for summer study abroad programs. Due to the competitive nature of these grants, Augustana's International & Off-Campus programs must limit its support for the Gilman Grant applications to students with a 3.50 GPA or higher.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
BRIC Global Scholarships for language study which requires an essay.
BUTEX Scholarships for study at a UK University
CJSF Scholarship associated with the Girl Scouts of America for study abroad worldwide.
DAAD German Academic Exchange Scholarships provides comprehensive information on study abroad, degree study and scholarships in Germany.
Diversity Abroad scholarships for economically disadvantaged, first-generation, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse students.
Freeman Scholarships for undergraduates with financial need to study in Asia.
Fund for Education Abroad provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship for study in Ireland.
GoEuro Scholarships for study abroad in the EU or Schengen Area nations
GoOverseas Scholarship for study abroad worldwide.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund for U.S. Citizen, DACA or eligible non-citizen students of Hispanic origin.
IIE Generation Study Abroad Grant for study worldwide.
ItaliaRail Scholarship for study in Italy.
Kahal Student Grant for any Jewish student studying abroad.
Pickering Undergraduate Scholarships for study worldwide with an international relations focus.
Rotary Global Grant for study worldwide in a Rotary Club location.
Scandinavian Study Grants will provide a limited number of $5,000 scholarships for American students to attend folk schools in the Scandinavian countries. This is a pilot project and preference will be given to family members of alumni of the Scandinavian Seminar.
The Explorer’s Club Student Grant for study away worldwide, with focus on STEM fields.