Skip to main content

GLO Scholarships

The Global Learning Office is committed to increasing access to study abroad for all students and offer additional funding so that financial considerations do not restrict opportunities for international study.

There are also many opportunities to apply for outside scholarships and funding to help offset the cost of your study abroad program. However, deadlines come quickly. Plan ahead and check scholarship deadlines early in the application process.

Scholarship Application 

By completing the GLO Study Abroad Application students will automatically be considered for all awards for which they are eligible.

Scholarship Eligibility

Available to Northwestern Evanston undergraduate students only*. Typically, only one scholarship is awarded per student. 

*Students with Northwestern Qatar as their home campus are only eligible for funding for the GESI program

Summer Programs

You are eligible for GLO Scholarships for Summer Programs if:

  1. You are applying to a Northwestern or GESI Summer Program
  2. You are currently receiving financial aid at Northwestern

Academic Year Programs

You are eligible for GLO Scholarships for Academic Year Programs if (Fall, Fall-Winter Quarters, Winter-Spring Quarters, Spring Quarter, and Full Year Programs):

  1. You are applying to a Northwestern Exchange Program 
  2. All students meeting criteria 1 are welcome to apply; however, students currently receiving financial aid and federal work-study are prioritized


Contact GLO at

These scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of various donors. GLO scholarship recipients are expected to follow the scholarship guidelines.

GLO scholarship information
Scholarship Term Programs Award Amount

Bonnie and Mike Daniels GESI Scholars Fund


Global Engagement Studies Institute  (GESI) Programs

full GESI tuition, room & board, and international airfare
Buffett Scholarship


Global Engagement Studies Institute  (GESI) Programs

Varies, from $1,000 up to amount of full GESI tuition, room & board, and international airfare
Global Learning Scholarship


Northwestern & GESI Summer Programs or Exchanges

Up to $3,000
GLO Summer Scholarship


Northwestern & GESI Summer Programs 

Up to $7,500

Hill-Urbina Global Health Studies Fellowship


Northwestern Global Health Programs

Up to $3,000

Mark & Ingleborg Holliday Study Abroad Fund

All Northwestern Summer Programs or Exchanges Up to $1,000
Petkanics and Gerstenschlager Study Abroad Scholarship All Northwestern Summer Programs or Exchanges Up to $3,000
Querrey-Simpson Scholarship Summer Northwestern Summer Programs Up to $7,500
Wanxiang Fellowship Summer Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program Check the current Fellowship amount on the Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program webpage

Scholarship Donors

Bonnie and Mike Daniels GESI Scholars Fund

Thanks to the generous contributions of Bonnie and Mike Daniels, the Global Learning Office is pleased to be awarding up to 15 scholarships that will cover full tuition and other program costs. These full scholarships will play a significant role in allowing for the participation of a more economically diverse community of students in the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI). One of the Buffett Institute's continuing goals is to increase access to opportunities for all students to participate in GESI's unique model for engaged learning abroad.

Bonnie and Mike Daniels are both NU alumni (Bonnie - WCAS'69 / Mike - Comm'68 WCAS'69). Bonnie is an NU trustee and chair of the Weinberg College of Arts and Science Board of Visitors. Bonnie is the Director of Management Systems International, an international management consulting firm, where she works primarily on activities sponsored by the World Bank, United Nations and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Mike is a Consultant for Science Applications International Corporation, a US company that provides government services and information technology support.