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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.

Grants require a separate application, submitted after students are confirmed to participate in. Review grant information on the GLObal Correspondent page.

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 

You can apply for all GLO 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 deadline

To begin the GLO  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 Summer Program or Northwestern Exchange as your first choice program 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).

Scholarship Eligibility

Available to Northwestern Evanston undergraduate students only*. By completing the GLO Scholarship Application students will automatically be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. 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 as your first choice 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 as your first choice 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.