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GLO Scholarships & Funding

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.

Application Deadlines

You can apply for all scholarships using just one online application which is linked to your Northwestern study abroad application. Scholarship applications are due at the same time as your program application:
Program timeframe and deadline date for applications.
Term Date
Fall, Fall-Winter, & Full-Year Programs February 10
Summer Programs February 10
Winter Programs June 10
Winter-Spring Programs September 10
Spring Programs November 10

 

Questions?

Contact Whitney Bennett.

GLO Scholarships & Funding

The below tabs outline funding opportunities available to Northwestern students applying to participate in Northwestern programs, GESI, and exchanges. The GLObal Correspondent Grant is also available for Northwestern students applying to participate in affiliated programs. (Journalism Residency programs abroad, Semester in Qatar, and unaffiliated programs are not eligible).

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.

By completing the GLO study abroad scholarship application you will automatically be considered for all awards for which they are eligible.

To begin the GLO study abroad scholarship application, you must first begin the Northwestern study abroad application. Within the Northwestern study abroad application, be sure to complete the program selection section and 1) indicate a Northwestern Program or Northwestern Exchange as your first choice and 2) be sure to answer yes to the question “Will you be applying for a scholarship?” within the scholarship selection section (at the bottom of the page).

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

Journalism Residency and Semester in Qatar programs are not eligible for GLO scholarships and grants.

GLO scholarship information
Scholarship Term Programs Eligibility Award Amount

Bonnie and Mike Daniels GESI Scholars Fund

 Summer

Global Engagement Studies Institute  (GESI) Programs

Currently receiving financial aid. Demonstrated community involvement.

full GESI tuition and program costs
Global Learning Scholarship

All

Northwestern Programs, GESI, or Exchanges

Applicants of any Northwestern Program or Exchange. 

Up to $3,000
GLO Summer Scholarship

Summer

Northwestern & GESI Summer Programs 

Currently receiving financial aid. Awards will be based primarily upon financial need, as well as the strength of application materials and availability of funds. Low-income, first generation, and minority students are encouraged to apply.

Up to $7,500

Hill-Urbina Global Health Studies Fellowship

All

Northwestern Global Health Programs

Demonstrated interest in global health. 

Up to $3,000

Mark & Ingleborg Holliday Study Abroad Fund

All Northwestern Programs or Exchanges Applicants of any Northwestern Program or Exchange. Up to $1,000
National University of Singapore Exchange Funding Fall Quarter, Winter/Spring Quarters, Full Year National University of Singapore Exchange Students participating in this Northwestern Exchange are eligible for a scholarship of up to $3,000, as long as they complete a GLO study abroad scholarship application. Up to $3,000
Petkanics and Gerstenschlager Study Abroad Scholarship All Northwestern Programs or Exchanges Demonstrated financial need and participating on any Northwestern program or Northwestern Exchange.  Preference is given to students in WCAS. Up to $3,000
Querrey-Simpson Scholarship Summer Northwestern Summer Programs Demonstrated financial need.  Up to $7,500
Wanxiang Fellowship Summer Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program All students who are selected to participate in the Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program. Students who also submit a GLO study abroad application are eligible for additional funding beyond the amount covered by the Wanxiang Fellowship.  Check the current Fellowship amount on the Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program webpage

Grants require a separate application, submitted after students are confirmed to participate in a Northwestern program, GESI, exchange, or affiliated program. Review grant application deadlines on the GLObal Correspondent page.

GLObal Correspondent Grant Information
Grant Term Eligibility Amount
GLObal Correspondent Photography Grant All Students confirmed to participate in any Northwestern program or exchange who will have full access to photography equipment during their study abroad experience. Award of $150 disbursed following study abroad experience, contingent upon the quality of work provided. Visit the GLObal Correspondent page to learn more and to apply. $150
GLObal Correspondent Videography Grant All Students confirmed to participate in any Northwestern program or exchange who will have full access to videography equipment during their study abroad experience. Award of $250 disbursed following study abroad experience, contingent upon the quality of work provided. Visit the GLObal Correspondent page to learn more and to apply. $250
GLObal Correspondent Blogging Grant All Students confirmed to participate in any GESI or affiliated program who will be able to blog throughout their time abroad. Award of $150 disbursed following study abroad experience, contingent upon the quality fo work provided. Visit the GLObal Correspondent page to learn more and to apply. $150