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.
1. KIIS $4000 Summer Study Abroad - Meg & Barry Brown KIIS Summer Scholarship(excludes the Spain-May and Cuba programs)
Made possible by the generous and lifelong commitment of former KIIS Austria program directors Dr. Meg and Barry Brown, this new KIIS scholarship provides one student with $4,000 towards the cost of a KIIS Summer study abroad program. The scholarship aims to provide an education abroad opportunity to a student who otherwise may not be in a position financially to study abroad. Emphasis is placed on applicants with significant financial need. To apply, please complete the regular KIIS Summer $600 scholarship application, which represents one (optional) item in your online KIIS study abroad application. The Meg and Barry Brown KIIS Summer Scholarship recipient will be selected from among that pool of scholarship applicants.
2. KIIS $100 - Apply Early & Save $100
For Summer programs, submit the following by December 1 to be eligible for $100 savings and to be considered for early acceptance:
your online KIIS application/profile
pay your $250 application deposit (refunded if you are not accepted into KIIS program)
your supporting materials (faculty recommendation, transcript, passport photo page or passport application + receipt)
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 deposit 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)
i. 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.
ii. As they are two weeks in length (a 3-credit program), the KIIS Spain-May program and KIIS Cuba program scholarship is valued at $300 (not $600).
4. KIIS $1500 - 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:
5. 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: