Office of International Education

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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The Study Abroad Journal Scholarship deadline is December 5th!

As part of The Study Abroad Journal commitment to the Generation Study Abroad movement, we're pleased to announce our first scholarship! (of many more to come...!)
The scholarship winner will receive a $500 award, a copy of The Study Abroad Journal (Hardback), and a copy of Andy Steves' Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget (we're working on getting more guide book companies to sponsor!)


  • Applications due December 5, 2016
  • Recipient will be announced by December 9th
  • Preference given to students going abroad Spring 2017

Check our Facebook page for #MoneyMonday for weekly scholarship/fundraising ideas and follow our Pinterest Board for more.  Also review our How to Afford Study Abroad Powerpoint

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The cost of studying abroad varies by program. Many IPFW students use some sort of financial aid to study abroad. Financial aid is defined as any source of funding for an academic program of study that comes from a source other than you or your parents. This could come in the form of Pell grants, Stafford Loans, or Parent PLUS Loans. It could also come in the form of scholarships from a private foundation or public institution. Most students will combine aid from a number of different sources to cover the costs of study abroad.

This website provides links to a number of scholarship, and fellowship resources. Please contact the Office of International Education first discuss financial resources while studying abroad and then with your financial aid advisor.

Financial Aid

Students who receive an aid package from federal and state sources may be eligible to apply this aid toward a study abroad program. Support from financial aid varies based on a number of factors such as remaining aid eligibility, program costs, length of stay and type of program. The Office of Financial Aid determines which study abroad programs are approved for financial aid. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid in Kettler 103 at (260)481-6820.


There are 3 main categories for study abroad: IPFW programs, IU, PU State University programs, and approved 3rd party provider programs (see for all options)   Note that if a student is not charged IPFW rates for any aspect of their trip, they will need to fill out a consortium agreement  by 4/15 or 11/1  

Use this Financial Aid Worksheet to determine how your aid might work for you. 


Type of Aid

IPFW & Exchange Programs

IU/Purdue/Other state programs

3rd Party programs including Direct

Federal Aid




State Aid

Yes , including Child of a veteran or Public Service Officer

Yes - Child of a veteran Aid would need to be set up at Host School


IPFW based scholarships

Yes – including 21st century



Institutional Scholarships

Yes – including Chapman, Doermer’s & Chancellor’s

only Chapman, Doermer, and Chancellor’s


Outside scholarships


Per donor

Per donor


There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad programs. We provide a short list of links to different scholarship opportunities in the scholarship tab, but we also advise that you visit The Institute of International Education for more study abroad funding information.  Follow our Pintrest Scholarship board to find more than 40 different scholarships that are updated regularly.

Need help with your scholarship essay?

For further help with competitive scholarships and advise please visit The Office of Major Scholarship Advisement (OMSA)  which is the central coordinating IPFW office providing information, advice, and support to students who wish to apply for nationally competitive major scholarships.

General Reference Websites - Use these search engines and guides to find scholarships that may apply towards you or your program of choice.  



Get Creative

You could also raise money on your own by asking family and friends to contribute to fundraising goals.  Use an online crowd funding site like Fund My Travel

Check out more creative ideas from the University of Kentucky Study Abroad such as selling photos from abroad or writing articles for a local paper.

Find more scholarships and funding advice on our Pintrest Board