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There are a variety of scholarship competitions open to study abroad students. Check out the list below for some places to start your scholarship search.

Scholarship Highlights

OIP-Administered Scholarships

API and USAC Scholarships: for Loyola students studying on API or USAC programs approved by Loyola.  You'll apply for these scholarships on the Loyola Study Abroad site, click here for the API Scholarship Application.  This scholarship competition for USAC programs is currently on hiatus due to the pandemic. For any questions about these scholarships, please contact

External Scholarships

Organizations outside of Loyola also administer scholarships that may fund your study abroad!  Visit each website below for deadlines, eligibility, and application instructions.  If you have questions, contact the scholarship granting organization directly.

Identity-Based External Scholarships

  • APIQWTC Scholarship supports queer Asian and Pacific Islander women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education.
  • Colin Higgins Foundation awards individual grants to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer and Questioning youth activists who have transformed their experiences with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship aids people active in movements for social and economic justice.
  • Diversity Abroad administers scholarships as well as offers a scholarships search engine.
  • Fund for Education Abroad gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented.
  • Gamma Nu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. 
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards scholarships and provides programs and support services for students.  
  • Hostelling International created the Explore the World Travel Scholarship for applicants with demonstrated financial need.
  • Inclusive Ireland Scholarship is for BIPOC students studying at select programs in Ireland.
  • Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship assists students interested in studying at Japanese universities.
  • League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships are open to self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer <Questioning>, + students.
  • LIVE OUT LOUD Young Trailblazers Scholarship was created to provide financial support to LGBTQ+ identifying youth with financial need who are pursuing a college degree.
  • NAFSA Rainbow SIG Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. 
  • Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarships are for U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent).
  • POINT Foundation awards monies with the National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund.
  • R. Harper Brown Scholarship is for study abroad in Scotland and gives preference to members of CHICAGO SCOTS, their children and grandchildren.  
  • Shillings Foundation supports undergraduate college/university Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to study abroad, irrespective of major/minor.
  • Stonewall Foundation has scholarships that provide unique opportunities and access to education.  
  • Turkish Coalition of America provides up to 100 scholarships per year for students of the following backgrounds: African American, Armenian American, Bosnian American, Filipino American, Hispanic American, Macedonian American, or Native American.

What resources are available at Loyola?

For assistance in the completing the applications, please contact the Loyola Fellowships Office.