Please review the following information about how scholarships and financial aid can help your dream of studying abroad come true:
UMass Lowell - College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, World Ready Scholarships
UMass Lowell - Other College Scholarships Specific to Study Abroad
UMass Lowell - Study Abroad and International Experiences Partner-Led Program Scholarships
UMass Lowell - Study Abroad and International Experiences Partner-Led Program Discounts
All UMass Lowell students who participate in programs led by AIFS, CAPA, CIS Abroad, and Global Semesters are eligible to receive discounts toward program fees in the following amounts:
The Academic Engineer Endowed Scholarship
Students who participate in partner-led programs are eligible for additional scholarships offered directly from their program provider. Students should review the offerings directly on the website of their program:
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was developed to reduce barriers to study abroad by providing assistance to those undergraduate students in two- or four-year institutions who demonstrate financial need. This program provides awards for study abroad for US citizen or US national students who are receiving federal need-based financial aid. Please note that CIS will grant an additional $500 to the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship recipients! For additional information please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
Critical Language Scholarship:
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion Summer program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Full program costs (including housing and airfare) are covered by the scholarship.
Boren Scholarships & Fellowships:
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in the world regions critical to US interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. For additional information please visit the Boren Awards For International Study website.
The German Academic Exchange Service offers various scholarship opportunities to study in Germany. More information can be found on their scholarship search website.
The Diversityabroad.com website offers a list of a variety of scholarships for minority/low income students as well as a general list for anyone.
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding:
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need; an online directory of scholarships, fellowships, and grants designed to help students study outside the United States. For additional information please visit the IIEPassport website.
The internationalscholarships.com website provides a list of scholarships specifically for those who wish to study abroad.
The Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, serving US undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pursuing accredited study abroad programs. Through scholarships for international study, we empower globally minded college students who want to make an impact. We support global changemakers and we help our nation’s future workforce become better prepared for the fast-changing global marketplace and interdependent world. FGS awards scholarships to US citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days). Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the academic year or summer . The financial support for these scholarships up to $10,000, is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Check out the Financial Aid Worksheet.
Fall, Spring and Full Academic Year Programs
Note: Summer aid consists of any remaining federal loan eligibility that was not used during the Fall/Spring semesters. Students can apply for additional credit-based loans with a parent or co-signor. There is NO grant or scholarship aid available through the Financial Aid Office for Summer Session Programs.
Students may also apply for additional credit-based loans to cover Fall / Spring balances in most cases.
Please check your SiSAccount Summary to view your current balance due.
Please visit thefinancial aid websiteto learn more about the loan options that are available to you and your family.
In many cases the funds for summer loans would be disbursed to UMass Lowell in mid-June. This means that any anticipated refund would be issued to the student in late-June to early July. There are a few exceptions to this timeline depending on aid used during fall/spring.
If a student has remaining eligibility from fall/spring then they may receive a partial refund for expenses prior to departure. The remaining funds would come in June as noted above to cover tuition and fees charge at UMass Lowell.
If a student is only receiving a credit-based loan for summer then they would need to pay for flights, housing and expenses out of pocket and be reimbursed by their loan in June / July.
Please contact theFinancial Aid Officeif you have additional questions about your eligibility.