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In addition to financial aid, below are several ways to help students reduce the cost of their KIIS study abroad program:

1. Apply Early & Save $100

For Summer programs, submit the following by January 20 to be eligible for $100 savings and to be considered for early acceptance:

  your online KIIS application/profile
  pay your $250 application fee (refunded if you are not accepted into KIIS program)
  your supporting materials (faculty recommendation, transcript, passport photo page or passport application + receipt)

Please note: The $100 savings will be deducted from the student's final April 15 program payment (Summer programs).
(meaning all students are required to pay the $250 application fee and, if accepted, the March 15 $2000 program payment)

Winter programs: October 1 (apply early & save $100 deadline)
Spring Semester programs: October 1 (apply early & save $100 deadline)
Fall Semester programs: April 15 (apply early & save $100 deadline)

2. KIIS Scholarships
  Summer programs: One $600 scholarship is available for each KIIS program.

  Winter programs: One $300 scholarship for each KIIS program.

  Fall Semester programs: One $750 scholarship for each KIIS program.

  Spring Semester programs: One $750 scholarship for each KIIS program.

Please note:
1. As it is two weeks in length (a 3-credit program), the KIIS Spain-May program scholarship is valued at $300 (not $600).
2. KIIS Ecuador applicants: Kentucky Ecuador Partners (KEP) offers an additional $500 scholarship to one KIIS Ecuador student.
    Click here to apply for the KEP scholarship. KIIS Ecuador students may apply for both the KIIS and KEP scholarships.

3. Your College or University Study Abroad Scholarships
Many colleges and universities offer their students generous study abroad scholarships that can be applied towards a KIIS summer or semester program. These range from a few hundred dollars to over $1000.
For more information, click on your (consortium) school link below or contact your KIIS Campus Representative:

Ball State Bellarmine Berea Campbellsville Centre EKU
Georgetown KSU MTSU Morehead Murray State NKU
Pikeville St. Catharine Transy UK UoL WKU / SGA / OSD

4. Honors Scholarships
Many Honors Colleges or Programs offer their honors students generous study abroad scholarships.
Contact the Honors Director at your home institution.

5. Outside Scholarships (click below)
  American-Scandanavian Foundation (Denmark)
  Boren Scholarship ('critical languages' scholarship)
  Chinese Government Scholarship
  DAAD Study Abroad in Germany (Semester program)
  David Hershberg Scholarship (for students enrolled at any college or university in Metro Louisville and contiguous counties in KY/IN)
  Foundation for Global Scholars
  Fund for Education Abroad
  Gilman International Scholarship (Semester and Summer programs)
  Global Studies Grant
  Golden Key International Honor Society
  Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
  Study Abroad Scholarship in Turkey (for African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American students)

Scholarship Success Stories
   In Summer 2014, 12 KIIS students received Gilman scholarships: 1 for Barcelona (Murray State), 2 for China (Ball State),
     1 for Italy (Murray State), 1 for Japan (Murray State), 1 for Salzburg (Murray State) and 6 for Tanzania (Berea, Marshall,
     NKU, Transylvania, and 2 at WKU)
   In Summer 2013, eight KIIS students received Gilman scholarships: 1 for Austria-Bregenz (Berea), 1 for Chile (Berea),
     1 for Japan (Berea), and 5 for Tanzania (Marshall, 3 NKU, WKU)
   In Summer 2012, a KCTCS student from Elizabethtown received a Gilman for the Argentina program
   Talk to your KIIS Campus Rep before submitting an outside scholarship application. At several universities, there are faculty or staff      members who will assist students by reviewing their scholarship applications.

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