Each year, KIIS awards more than $75,000 in student scholarships, which complement education abroad funding students may receive from their home campus. See below for the variety of KIIS scholarships and other funding sources. To contribute to the KIIS Scholarship Fund, click here.
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: September 15 (apply early & save $100 deadline)
Spring Semester programs: October 1 (apply early & save $100 deadline)
Fall Semester programs: April 1 (apply early & save $100 deadline)
1. 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.
2. As it is two weeks in length (a 3-credit program), the KIIS Spain-May program scholarship is valued at $300 (not $600).
3. $1,500 KIIS Member Scholarship
KIIS provides each full-member consortium institution with a KIIS-"Member-institution" scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to award/disburse to students on a KIIS program ($500 at affiliate-member institution). For more information, contact your KIIS Campus Representative:
4. 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:
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.