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Elmhurst University Scholarships
You do not need to wait to be accepted into a study abroad program in order to submit your scholarship application, however you will not receive funds until you have committed to a program. 

Application Deadlines:
Fall/Summer/Year: March 15
J-term: September 20
Spring: October 15
Spring Break: December 15


Eligibility Details

Average Amount Awarded

Barbara Smith Scholarship Study away applicants who are Elmhurst University Honors Program members and/or history majors $100 - $2,500
Buck Alumni Award J-Term study away applicants Two students per year will receive a $1,000 award
International Education Funds Multiple study abroad scholarships in one application, eligibility varies by scholarship. $100-$1500
Swords Memorial Scholarship for English Majors/Minors English majors or minors with financial need who applied for study away $500
Swords Memorial Scholarship for Honors Program Members Study away applicants who are Elmhurst University Honors Program members $150
Tiana Rust Escarcida Passport Scholarship Study away applicants applying for a US passport for the first time $165

External Scholarships
Note: Elmhurst University provides this information as a sampling of study abroad funding available and in no way infers that this list is exhaustive. Students are encouraged to seek additional funding through any variety of sources.

Elmhurst University Affiliated Program Providers Scholarship Information:
All of these organizations have scholarships available to students participating in one of their programs
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. 

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. Click here for more information:

First Trip Scholarship
The First Trip Scholarship is for first time travelers (first time ever traveling outside of the U.S.) who are studying abroad in a  non-traditional study abroad destination. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, you are encouraged to submit your application at least three (3) months in advance of departure date. For information and list of eligible destinations, visit:

Freeman Asia
The primary goal is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need. Awardees will be expected to share their experience with their home campus to encourage study abroad by others and to spread the understanding of Asia in their home countries. Please check the Freeman-Asia website for current applications and deadlines: Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad and Internship Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Applicants do not have to be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Scholarship information

Rainbow Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aim to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Databases
DAAD Scholarship Database
International Education Financial Aid
International Scholarships
Study Abroad