Lone Star College has resources available to eligible students that help with the cost of studying abroad. Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment in the home school for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.
Study Abroad Student Financial Awards:
To help Lone Star College students pay for the LSC Study Abroad program of their choice, students may be awarded a Study Abroad Student Financial Award if they meet certain requirements. The award program is very competitive and funds are limited. Need-based and merit-based awards are offered.
Students interested in studying abroad are not required to receive a financial award to participate on a Lone Star College study abroad program.
Students are encouraged to obtain information regarding other financial assistance and scholarship resources for study abroad courses.
Study Abroad Financial Award Application Coming Soon!
Each year the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards undergraduate students who meet certain requirements and plan to participate on an eligible for-credit study abroad program during either the fall, spring or summer semesters or for a full academic year. The scholarship can be used to cover costs such as program fees, tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Additionally, beginning in 2019, the U.S. Department of State has launched the Gilman-McCain Scholarship for eligible child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.
Community college students participating on a study abroad programs of at least 14 days (not including travel days) are eligible as long as they meet the other requirements of each of the scholarships.
The following 2019-2020 LSC Study Abroad Programs meet this requirement:
A Lone Star College student has previously received a Gilman International scholarship. Martha Ocampo, who was one of the Lone Star College students with the 2010-2011 Study Abroad Program to China, was the first Lone Star student to receive the scholarship. The selection process was very competitive with less than 20 percent of the applicants being awarded.
The scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).