The Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship fund was established to increase students' awareness of and involvement in international activities. The study abroad scholarship funds are designated in part to support Global Studies majors who study abroad on a University of Illinois-sponsored or affiliated program to fulfill the requirement for their major. Scholarships up to $1,000 are available for fall or spring semesters. Funds are credited to the student's University of Illinois account in the term that their required study abroad occurs.

Application Deadlines:

The deadline for Fall 2024 application is Monday, February 26th, 2024.  Applications are now open!

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Fall 2022 Recipients
Natalie Budzyn - France
Roxanna Efigenio - Brazil
Isa Medina - Ecuador
Kimberly Reyes-Costa Rica
Zitlalli Paez - Ecuador
William Penne - Costa Rica

Past Recipients

The recipients are all participating in study abroad programs in which they will take courses with local students or live with local families/students, and thus maximize their target language and culture learning opportunities. The recipients have also demonstrated a strong commitment to international activities on campus. Please join us in congratulating these Global Studies majors.