Scholarships and Financial Aid

Typically, the financial aid that you currently receive can be applied to any Park University Study Abroad program, with the exception of work study.  There are a few things to consider when planning on using financial aid for a study abroad experience.


  • FAFSA application in file
  • Full time status while abroad.
  • Participation in a an Park University approved study abroad program
    • 12 credits for fall and spring semesters
    • 6 credits for summer programs


The first step will be to identify a program of interest; the study abroad office will produce an estimate budget for the program you have selected. A financial aid counselor will review and estimate the financial aid package based on this estimate budget.

When you are accepted into a study abroad program, the study abroad office will produce a final cost of attendance budget and submit it to a financial aid counselor. Your financial aid package (including grants, scholarships, and loans) will be adjusted based on the cost of attendance and will be applied automatically to your tuition and program fees.

Once all applicable aid and scholarships is disbursed, the accounting office will extend a refund if and when the financial aid exceeds the balance on the student’s account.

The timing of this will vary based on program selected and departure dates.

Students who receive TR must contact the Study Abroad Office to obtain the Tuition Remission policy for study abroad programs.

Students who receive scholarships or grants from outside organizations should contact those organizations to confirm that the awards may be applied to study abroad.

Park Scholarships

John Patton Scholarship

This scholarship, sponsored by a donation from a Park University alumnus, provides scholarships of varying amounts for students with a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher. See the application form for additional eligibility requirements and application instructions.

National Scholarships

  • Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
    • The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Boren scholarship
    • Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
  • Freeman ASIA Scholarship
    • The Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Program is designed to support US-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of US citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
  • Fund for education abroad
    • The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) increases opportunities for dedicated American undergraduates to study abroad through the provision of game-changing scholarships. Applicants may participate in any study abroad program for four weeks or more that adds academic credit towards degree completions. As part of our commitment to increasing access to study abroad for Americans, first-generation college students and minority students in financial need are encouraged to apply.
  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Affiliated Program Scholarships

CCIS Affiliated Scholarships

  1. Alliance Global Assistance
    • $2500/ fall, spring, summer
    • Undergrad
  2. AllTheRooms Study Abroad Scholarship
    • $1000/fall
    • Enrolled in U.S. Institution and 2 or 4 year College or University
    • Deadline: August 1, 2017
  3. Bright! TaxGlobal Scholar Initiative Scholarship
    • $1000/ fall; spring
    • S. Citizen
  4. Council of American Overseas Research Centers
    • $10,500 / semester; year
    • PhD
  5. Diversity Abroad and CISI Planning Scholarship
    • $1500/fall
    • Undergrad
    • Community College Status
    • FAFSA
  6. Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador
    • $500/ fall; spring
    • Undergrad
    • Graduate
    • GPA 2.75
    • Deadline: June 1, 2018 for Fall 2018
  7. Foundation for Asia Specific Education
    • $500 to $1500/fall; spring; summer
    • Asia Region
    • Undergrad and U.S. Citizen
  8. Foundation for International Education Scholarship
    • $3000/semester; $1000/summer
    • London, England Region
    • CCIS Program
  9. Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
    • $10,000/year $5000/semester or $1250/summer
    • Enrolled in U.S. Institution; U.S. Citizen, DACA Status; Permanent U.S. Resident
  10. Go Overseas Study and Intern Abroad Scholarship
    • $500/fall; spring; summer
    • Enrolled In U.S. Institution
  11. Good Colleges Study Abroad Award
    • $2000
    • S. Citizen
    • Deadline: Nov 1
  12. HACU
    • $5,000/fall
    • Undergrad Status
  13. HENAAC Scholarship Application
    • $10,000/year
    • STEM; Min. GPA 3.0
    • Deadline: April 30th
  14. ItaliaRail
    • $100/ fall
    • Italy Region
    • Undergrad Status
  15. John Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship
    • $5,000/ fall
    • Specific Membership; Undergrad Status; Graduate Status; Confirmation to Study Abroad Program
  16. Monbukagakusho Scholarship
    • $1,200/month
    • Japan Region
    • Undergrad Status; Graduate Status
  17. New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Award
    • $500 to $2000/ fall
    • New Zealand Region
    • Enrolled in U.S. Institution; Min. GPA 3.0; Enrolled in Foreign Institution
    • Deadline: April 20th
  18. Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
    • $1,000 fall; spring
    • GPA 3.75; Confirmation of Study Abroad Program
    • Deadline: September 15th for Fall
  19. Prime Scholarship
    • $1,000/ fall; spring
    • 2 or 4 year College or University
    • Field of Study: Nursing
  20. Tanaka and Green Scholarships Program via the Japan-America Society of Washington DC
    • $4,000/ semester; $5,000/year
    • Japan Region
    • Undergrad or Graduate Status
  21. The Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation
    • $4,000/fall; spring
    • Open to all students
    • Deadline: Dec 1st for spring and July 1st for Fall
  22. The Asia Institute Scholarships
    • $1,000 – $2,000/ semester; full year
    • Undergrad Stat, Graduate Status, Doctoral, Specific to engineering or international business
  23. The National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Program
    • $1,000 monthly
    • Enrolled in U.S. Institution
    • Studying Healthcare or Education
  24. Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
    • $1,000 biannually
    • S. Citizen; Permanent U.S. Resident; Undergrad status
    • Deadlines: May 20, Fall; Dec 20, for Spring
  25. com Travel Lover’s Scholarship
    • $1,000/fall
    • Undergrad status; Graduate status; enrolled in U.S. Institution
    • Deadline: August 31 for Fall
  26. Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation
    • $1,000 to $3,000/fall; spring
    • Denmark Region
    • Danish background; Undergrad status
    • Deadline: April 1st for Fall, Nov. 1st for Spring
  27. US-Japan Bridging Foundation
    • $2,500/semester; $4,000/year
    • Japan Region
    • Undergrad status; U.S. Citizen
  28. Macquarie University
    • AUS $1,000/semester
    • Austrailia region
    • Undergrad status; Graduate status

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