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Augustana IOP Passport Grant

  • The Augustana IOP Passport Grant is a need-based scholarship of $1,000 awarded to 30 Augustana students annually to support their participation in an Augustana faculty-led study away program in January, June, or summer.
  • Grant awards are applied directly to the cost of the Augustana program, acting as a discount on the program expense. Funds cannot be used on a program that is not led by an Augustana faculty member.
  • Students must have paid a $300 deposit to a faculty-led or summer study away program before March 15, 2024, to be eligible to apply for the Passport Grant.
  • The grant application deadline is March 15, 2024.
  • Grant winners will be notified by IOP within 2 weeks of the deadline.
  • Students may combine this grant with Augie Choice if they are eligible for Augie Choice for the program selected. Preference will be given to first-time study abroad participants.
  • The Passport Grant is open to first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • While this is primarily a need-based grant, consideration of the quality of the application and the application essay will factor into the grant award process.
  • Grants are awarded to pay for program costs of the student’s first choice. Students who are awarded a grant and then opt for a different program than the one indicated may be reevaluated for grant eligibility.
  • All grants must be used toward the expenses of a faculty-led study away program or summer study away program for which the grant was awarded. Students who defer their participation beyond that year forfeit the grant and must reapply in the next grant cycle to be reconsidered.
  • Students who are awarded a grant and opt not to enroll in the program will not receive the grant funds.
  • Students may not request the grant funds as cash.  They are applied as a discount towards the Augustana fee for the study away experience.
  • In most circumstances, the Passport Grant funds will be applied to your student account within the semester that you are studying abroad.