Give to UIC Study Abroad

Nationally, only about 10% of U.S. college students participate in study abroad. Financing a study abroad opportunity is the number one obstacle most students face. The UIC Study Abroad Office is fortunate to have a number of scholarship funds that have been established to help increase access for our diverse student body. We invite you to consider contributing to any one of the below funds or starting a new scholarship fund to help us in our mission of sending more UIC students abroad on transformative education abroad programming. Please contact SAO Executive Director, Dr. Kyle Rausch, if you would like to discuss creating a new study abroad scholarship fund, otherwise, you can donate to any of the below funds.

Help More UIC Students Study Abroad

UIC Study Abroad Accessible Frontiers Fund

To provide unrestricted support for study abroad students and events to raise awareness about international education opportunities in the Study Abroad Office.

UIC Nina T. Shepherd Scholarship Fund

To support scholarships in memory of Nina T. Shepherd, the inaugural director of the UIC Study Abroad Office.

Gravenhorst International Study Fund

The Gravenhorst International Study Grant rotates between the three UI universities and is meant to help students defray the costs of participating in international study experiences.

UIC Stanley O. Ikenberry Award SAUIC Fund

To provide support to a student pursuing a study abroad program offered by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

UIC Judy Curry Endowed Award SAUIC Fund

For UIC upper-division undergraduate or graduate student with strong academic performance. Award is to be applied to the cost of an overseas academic project or study. Projects related to China/US studies preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability desired and preference made for students with financial need.