Need-Based Grants


Funds for need-based assistance are drawn primarily from the Office of Student Financial Aid (approximately $130,000 per year) and the Ann Morse Endowment at the UI Foundation (approximately $50,000 this year and $300,000 in subsequent years).  We are extremely fortunate—and grateful—that these resources are available. 

Grants are awarded on the basis of relative need, and vary between $500 and $4,000.  Need is determined by using the FAFSA-generated figures that appear in your financial aid award summary on ISIS.  Although the equation is a bit more complicated than this, if your total financial need divided by the total cost of attendance at the UI is over 50%, there’s a strong chance you will receive need-based grant assistance. 


A common application is used for the need-based grants. You can download the Need- Based Application as a fill-in PDF form, which will allow you to type in your responses and then print the completed document to submit to the Study Abroad office.


Scholarship Amount # of Awards Deadlines
Need-Based Study Abroad Grants $500-$4000 varies

October 15 for winter & spring;
March 10 for summer, fall or academic year

Grants for UI Summer Programs to Spanish & Portuguese-Speaking Countries $500-$1000 varies