Better Because of Illinois
- Deloitte Foundation National Student Case Study Competition 2010
- PwC xACT National Case Competition Champions: 2008, 2009, 2010
- 2006, 2010 and 2011 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) National Business Case Competition Champions
Many scholarships require you to write an essay. Be sure to do your best on the essay, because for many scholarships, the quality of the essay makes a difference as to who receives the scholarships. Stay away from general ideas, such as saying that you are interested in a particular program because you think it will help you to grow as a person and be more open to other cultures. Think specifically about how a particular experience may help your career and personal goals in the particular country that you are going to.
Do take the time to apply for scholarships. Every year there are scholarships that remained unclaimed because not enough students applied. Even if you don't meet the criteria exactly, you may be the closest to it of all the people who've applied.
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) provides financial support for College of Business students participating their Global Business Certificate program. Deadlines are in April and early October for those traveling the following semester.
Univeristy of Illinois Scholarships
Students interested in obtaining scholarships should review the information online about University scholarships that are available. For some of these scholarships, you will need to sign up a year before your trip, so plan ahead. Business students should always apply for the International Business scholarships.
The I4I scholarship is for any University of Illinois student going on any program. The scholarship funds come from your student fees.
Make sure for any scholarship that you are applying for to give serious thought to the essay part of the application. In many cases, a well-thought-out essay on what you will be able to gain from your particular study abroad experience will make the difference on whether or not you receive the scholarship. Think about specifically how the study abroad experience that you have chosen can impact your future career.
Leiby S. Hall Scholarships
The College of Business offers six $2,500 scholarships that will be given out annually to students studying abroad junior or senior year who are U.S. citizens on semester study abroad programs through the College of Business International Programs.
The first preference will be given to juniors and seniors attending College of Business semester study abroad programs in the fall. Any remaining scholarships will be allotted in the spring. Students who go on study abroad programs in the fall also have a better chance of getting their first choice of destination than students who study abroad in the spring.
A separate application is not necessary for the Leiby S. Hall Scholarships. The College uses the study abroad application as a scholarship application and automatically considers all students applying for College of Business Study Abroad programs for scholarships. Students will be notified about the scholarship awards the first week of October or March at the same time they find out whether they have been accepted for a study abroad program. Apply online for a College of Business Study Abroad Program at www.studyabroad.uiuc.edu Applications are due March 1st and October 1st. Only students currently enrolled in the College of Business will be eligible to apply for College of Business semester study abroad programs.
Leiby S. Hall Scholarship Criteria:
Students going to the universities where the College of Business has sent received more students than we have sent will be eligible to be considered for the Leiby S. Hall Scholarship.
- BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, Norway
- Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Korea University Business School in Seoul, Korea
- K.U. Leuven, Vlerick Business School in Leuven, Belgium
- University College Dublin, Quinn School of Business in Dublin, Ireland
- WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany
These locations are subject to change as the balance of students going to specific programs changes. There are more programs available for semester study abroad programs through the College of Business, but students applying for the programs listed here as either their first or second choice will be given priority for the Leiby S. Hall Scholarship.
Students who receive other College of Business scholarships are not eligible for the Leiby S. Hall Scholarship.