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Each year, KIIS awards more than $75,000 in student scholarships.

To contribute to the KIIS Scholarship Fund, visit our Donate page.

Dr. Meg & Barry Brown KIIS Summer Scholarship

Made possible by the generous and lifelong commitment of former KIIS Austria program directors Dr. Meg and Barry Brown, this scholarship aims to provide an education abroad opportunity to a student who otherwise may not be in a position financially to study abroad.

Award: $4,000

Deadline:

  • December 1: if applying to your KIIS Summer program by the Early Deadline
  • February 15: if applying to your KIIS Summer program by the Regular Deadline

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Dr. Meg & Barry Brown KIIS Summer Scholarship, you must:

  • Be participating on a KIIS Summer four-week or longer program
  • Applicants applying for a KIIS short-term Summer program will NOT be eligible
  • Emphasis is placed on applicants with significant financial need
  • Be a student at a university that is a full member of the KIIS Consortium
  • Have at least a 3.0 college/university GPA
  • Have a complete KIIS program application

To Apply: Complete both of the KIIS Summer Scholarship Application documents found at the bottom of your KIIS account. The recipient will be chosen from this pool of applicants.

  • Scholarship Essay
  • Scholarship Financial Need Statement

KIIS Apply Early & Save $100

Complete the KIIS application by the early application deadline and save $100 off your final program payment.

Award: $100

Deadline:

  • Summer: December 1
  • Winter: June 1
  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1

Eligibility: Any KIIS applicant who completes their application by the Early Deadline.

To Apply: Complete your KIIS application by the deadlines above. Visit our How to Apply page for information about our application requirements.

KIIS Program Scholarships

ProgramsAwardDeadlines
Summer (4 week)$600Early: Dec. 1 | Regular: Feb. 15
Summer (short-term)$300Early: Dec. 1 | Regular: Feb. 15
Winter$300Early: June 1 | Regular: Sept. 15
Fall Semester$750Early: April 1 | Regular: April 15
Spring Semester$750Early: Oct. 1 | Regular: Oct. 15

Eligibility: To be eligible for the KIIS Program Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a student at a university that is a full member of the KIIS Consortium
  • Have at least a 3.0 college/university GPA
  • Have a complete KIIS program application

To Apply: Complete both of the KIIS Scholarship Application documents found at the bottom of your KIIS account.

  • Scholarship Essay
  • Scholarship Financial Need Statement

KIIS Member Scholarships

KIIS provides each full-member consortium institution with $1,500 and affiliate-members with $500 to award to KIIS students on their campus.

Award: Varies, typically $200-$750

Eligibility: Varies

To Apply: Contact your KIIS Campus Representative.

Note: KIIS is not in control of how or when our consortium schools release these scholarships. You must contact your KIIS Campus Representative for more information.

University & Outside Scholarships

There are numerous study abroad scholarships and grants that can help fund your study abroad program. Talk to your KIIS Campus Representative and Financial Aid office to determine your eligibility for home university and outside scholarships.

Internet searches also may reveal study abroad scholarship opportunities based on your academic discipline, program destination, merit, personal characteristics and hometown:

  • David Hershberg Scholarship for Study Abroad (Louisville area residents or students)
  • Fund for Education Abroad
  • GoAbroad.com Scholarships
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that provides students who have limited financial means the chance to study or intern abroad.

Several KIIS students have been awarded this prestigious scholarship. To view the 21 Gilman-KIIS recipients from Summer 2017, click here.

Award: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: To apply for the Gilman, you must be:

  • Currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant
  • For more eligibility requirements, visit the Gilman Scholarship website.

To Apply: Visit the Gilman website.

KIIS encourages you to apply for the Gilman Scholarship by their early deadline since their regular deadline awards will not be announced until after your KIIS final payment deadline.

“For me this experience was so eye-opening, getting introduced to different cultures and just seeing how much larger the world actually is… Every little detail of each city, even the street art found there, adds to the certain character of that area.”

-Kathleen, Italy

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