IPD Scholarships and Funding

IPD 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

  • November 1 for Spring Quarter programs
  • February 10 for Fall Quarter and Full Year programs
  • March 1 for Summer Quarter programs
  • June 1 for Winter Quarter and Winter-Spring Quarter programs

Note: Grant application deadlines will be communicated to students shortly after their program confirmation deadline.

Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are available to Northwestern students applying to participate in IPD programs:

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. 

Scholarships

Students can apply for all scholarships using just one online application which is linked to their Northwestern Study Abroad Application. By completing the IPD Study Abroad Scholarship Application students will automatically be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. 

To begin the IPD Study Abroad Scholarship Application students must first begin the Northwestern Study Abroad Application. Within the Northwestern Study Abroad Application, students should be sure to complete the Program Selection section and 1.) indicate an IPD program as their 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. IPD scholarship recipients are expected to follow the Scholarship Guidelines.

Scholarship 

Term

Eligibility

Award Amount

Benedict & Donna Zobrist Scholarship

All, priority given in Summer

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate President Truman's philosophical dedication to democracy.
  2. Study disciplines such as international studies, political science, or related fields reflecting President Truman's interest and involvement in these fields.
  3. Applying to participate in an IPD program in Europe or Asia
up to $5,000
Bhogaraju Scholarship Summer Demonstated interest in global health. Preference is given to students participating in the Field Reseach in Public Health in Tanzania or the Comparative Public Health in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina programs. up to $7,500
Hill-Urbina Global Health Studies Fellowship

All

Demonstrated interest in global health. Applying to participate in any an IPD health-related study abroad program.

up to $3,000
IPD Fellowship for International Study All Applicants of any IPD study abroad program. up to $3,000
Need-based Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad Summer Currently receiving financial aid. Any IPD summer programAwards 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
Petkanics and Gerstenschlager Study Abroad Scholarship All Demonstrated financial need. Any IPD study abroad program. Preference is given to students in WCAS. up to $3,000
Querrey-Simpson Scholarship Summer Demonstrated financial need. Any IPD summer program. up to $7,500

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Grants

Grants require a separate application, submitted after students are confirmed to participate in an IPD program. Visit the grant webpages to learn more. 

Grant Term Eligibility Amount
IPD Photography Grant All Students confirmed to participate in any IPD study abroad program 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 IPD Photography Grant page to learn more and to apply.  $150
IPD Videography Grant All Students confirmed to participate in any IPD study abroad program 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 IPD Videography Grant page to learn more and to apply.  $250

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Program-Specific Funding

The following programs have special funding available.
Program Term Eligibility Amount
Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program Summer All students who are selected to participate in the Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program. The amount awarded covers the Study Abroad Administrative Fee (SAAF). Check the current SAAF amount on the Study Abroad Office's Program Cost Page
Media and Integrated Marketing Communications in China Summer All BSJ students participating in this program will receive a travel scholarship in the amount of $2,500, as long as they complete an IPD study abroad scholarship application.  $2,500
National University of Singapore Exchange Fall Quarter, Winter/Spring Quarters, Full Year Students participating in this program are eligible for a scholarship of up to $3,000, as long as they complete an IPD study abroad scholarship application.  up to $3,000

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Contact

Whitney Bennett, Study Abroad Program Assistant, at 847-467-6953