Study Away


Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

Most financial aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships, can go with you when you study away as long as the following criteria are met:

  • You must be full time each semester you study away. This is a stipulation of study away whether you receive financial aid or not.
  • All classes you take at a host institution must count toward your degree—this includes CORE classes, major classes, and electives.
  • You must continue to meet any GPA requirements that apply to your financial aid at LCSC.

It is recommended that you meet with the financial aid office about any specific aid you hope to receive while away so you have a clear idea of how much, and what, financial aid you are eligible for in your situation.



Scholarships are a great way to help offset any additional costs of studying away. Below are resources to help you find scholarships for studying away.

 LCSC offers two scholarships, (amount varies), for students who plan to study a foreign language in another country. Applicants should have completed at least a year of college-level foreign language, have a 2.75 GPA, and be of sophomore standing.

Deadline to submit LCSC Scholarship Application:

  • For Spring Semester/Summer: Last business day in October of the previous year
  • For Fall Semester: Last business day in March of the same year

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 Outside Scholarships:

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program-

Recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.

Boren Scholarships

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students from the US to study abroad in areas of the world that are underrepresented in study abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Foundation for Global Scholars

FGS awards US$2,000 scholarships to US citizens for study abroad.

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad on academically rigourous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Go Overseas

Go Overseas awards one $500 scholarship to a student studying abroad through a photo essay contest.

Hispanic College Fund*

The Hispanic College Fund reaches out to Latino college students in need.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)*

The National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships and grants to outstanding Italian-American students on the basis of academic merit.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Rotary International
*Note: You will need to contact them directly. 

Ambassadorial scholarships offered through local Rotary clubs.

Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

SCSF provides need-based grants ranging from $1500 to $2500.

STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship

STA has created two $2500 scholarships for students for a study abroad program. These awards are part of STA Travel's mission to make international education accessible. 

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Tortuga Backpacks offer a $1,000 study abroad scholarship and one travel backpack. Two scholarships are offered each year, one for the spring semester and one for the fall semester. 

United Negro College Fund*

UNCF offers an array of scholarship programs from the nation's largest minority education organization.

University Language Services*

Take a photo that captures what you learned from studying abroad, write a short description of 100-200 words, and you could win a $500.00 college scholarship!

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship

Planning on studying outside the U.S.? Submit a 1,000 word essay to describing why travel is important to you. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. The chosen applicant will receive $1,000 to use towards their study abroad adventure! 

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