Study Abroad Scholarships for Odyssey Scholars

Provides $5,000 to support study abroad experiences for Odyssey Scholars

Thanks to a generous gift from a College alumnus and his firm, a “top up” pilot program has been created to assist Odyssey Scholars who wish to participate in Study Abroad or summer internships and require additional financial support.

A limited number of $5,000 awards are available for Odyssey Scholars who will participate in a University of Chicago Study Abroad program and who can demonstrate additional financial need. These awards are designed to assist with out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. the Study Abroad administrative fee, airfare to study abroad location, meals, local transportation, living expenses) that might otherwise prohibit participation in Study Abroad. These scholarships are supported by the Goldman Sachs-Strongin Education Fund, a generous gift from a College alumni couple. Additionally, one Odyssey Scholar annually will be awarded the Lewis Fortner Study Abroad Scholarship Award.

Deadline Information

Final Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be University of Chicago Odyssey Scholars who will participate in a University of Chicago Study Abroad program in the 2018-19 academic year, which is to say any or all of the following quarters: Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019. Summer programs and 2017-18 programs are not eligible for this award. For summer funding, please see the Summer International Travel Grant page.

Application Process

Applications for 2017-18 should be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Therefore, even if you are applying for a Study Abroad program with a much later deadline, you must still apply for this funding by the above deadline.

Regarding Study Abroad Funding: please contact Elana Kranz at

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Elana Kranz