Scholarship support is the most tangible expression of the UI’s commitment to increasing the number of students who study/conduct research abroad. Study Abroad expects to disburse more than $600,000 in scholarships this year. Different sets of merit-based scholarships and need-based grants are available to students studying abroad for a semester/academic year  and for students studying abroad during the summer/winter  sessions (or other short periods of time). We encourage you to apply for any awards for which you are eligible! Additionally, there are diversity  and other UI scholarships , and several, significant external awards  that support study abroad.