International Study Financial Aid & Scholarships

International Education Scholarship Association

General Information

All students must contact the Director of Financial Aid, Long Hall 105, 321-4140, to discuss specific information about financial aid and the study abroad program selected.

Federal PELL grants and federal Stafford loans can be applied to study abroad costs. A portion of the state-sponsored grant known as PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) can be applied. Lycoming grants and scholarships are not transferrable and cannot be used for foreign study.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for undergraduate students who currently receive Federal Pell Grant funding. For more information, see: www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Lowry Guidelines and Application Form

INFORMATION REGARDING THE FRANK AND HELEN LOWRY STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR MAJORS AND MINORS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Through the generosity of Mrs. Helen Lowry, the College is able to offer the Frank and Helen Lowry Scholarship(s) for study abroad during the Fall Semester at Estudio Sampere (Ecuador and Spain) and the University of Grenoble (France). Students majoring in German may arrange for overseas study through the Foreign Language Department and scholarship aid will be awarded based on the expense levels of Tandem and Grenoble.

The primary purpose of this financial aid program is to help foreign language majors on financial aid defray some of the educational costs associated with studying abroad. First preference for awards will be given to declared majors in French, German or Spanish; declared minors in those languages will be given second preference; should funds from the scholarship still be available, non-foreign language majors may be considered for scholarships at Lancaster University (England). All recipients must show demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Aid will be based on the cost of attendance at the selected foreign university. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00. The scholarships will be awarded for study during the first semester of the Lycoming academic year. Scholarship aid is not available for the second semester or for May or Summer terms.

During the Fall Semester preceding the year they wish to study abroad, students should discuss their readiness for overseas study with their academic advisor and with other faculty in the Foreign Language Department. Students should also meet with the Study Abroad Coordinator to learn more about the overseas programs and to declare their intention to study abroad.

Students should complete the scholarship application and return it to the Office of Financial Aid, Long Hall, no later than March 15.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Form (available in the Financial Aid Office) must be completed and returned as instructed to the federal processor no later than March 15.

The scholarship award will be based only on the financial aid analysis of unmet need based on the estimated expenses of the overseas academic program.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships

If you have a cumulative GPA between 3.5 and 4.00, you are eligible to apply for a Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant in the amount of $1,000.  Annual application deadline is April 1.  For more information, see: www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Study_Abroad.html