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McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant

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The McGillycuddy-Logue travel grants are awarded to Boston College students through the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies. Established in 2008 with a generous gift from Kathleen McGillycuddy and Ron Logue, the Center promotes and fosters innovative international learning for undergraduate students at Boston College.

Eligibility Requirments

The McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant is available to BC undergraduate students who plan to study on BC summer or semester and year programs abroad, and are also recipients of BC institutional financial aid at the time of application, as well as for the period they are abroad (students from the Woods College of Advancing Studies are not eligible). The McGillycuddy-Logue Grant is awarded based on assessed student need and estimated program cost. In order to apply, students must have begun the application process at OIP for the program they are planning to attend. Note that summer and semester/year programs have different application requirements and procedures. Summer applicants need to have submitted a complete program application online. Students who have accepted a McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant in the past are not eligible to apply. The grant can only be awarded once; grants are non-transferrable and cannot be deferred.


Click here to access the online application. Students will be required to complete their OIP program application before proceeding to submit the McGillycuddy-Logue grant application.

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Components of the Application

A complete application will consist of a duly completed online application form, including two short essay questions. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. As part of the review process, our office will automatically generate a financial need report for each student who submits an application. By submitting a grant application, you agree to allow this information to be added to your application materials.


Students will be informed of the outcome via email approximately 3-6 weeks after the deadline. Those awarded grants will be required to accept their awards online. Grants are posted to students’ BC accounts and awards can be verified on Agora. Please note that awards are posted in December (Spring), June (Summer) and July-August (Fall and Academic Year). Summer program participants attending programs that start in May will likely receive a bill prior to awards being posted, in which case they can simply deduct the award amount referenced in their award letter from the total payment due to Boston College.

Share Your Experience

Upon return from abroad recipients of the McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant will be asked to submit a thank you letter to the benefactors, including a photo that best describes their learning experience abroad. As part of the application and re-entry process, grant recipients will also be asked to reflect on and be involved in sharing their experience with prospective students.

Program alumni are highly encouraged to share material on OIP social media platforms, including videos, blogs, photos, notes, and more. OIP reserves the right to feature McGillycuddy-Logue grant recipients on the OIP website and to share information with donors.


Questions can be directed to or Christina Hatzipetros. Students do not need to meet with a scholarships advisor at OIP in order to submit an application.


Fall/Academic Year 2019-20: March 25  

Spring 2019: November 1

Summer 2019: February 5

The McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant application for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year 2019-2020 is now open! Click here to access the online application.


“The language barrier was a struggle. I chipped away at it by talking simple French to locals at Boulangeries, markets, retail shops, and bars. The only way to improve one’s accent is to practice. Just fake the confidence until you get it." - Liam Murray

“Creating a budget and sticking to it really made me realize that [studying abroad] is very livable if you want it to be.” - Fabiola De Armas

"One of the biggest lessons I took away was the power of appreciation. I had the privilege of study abroad as well as backpacking around during breaks. Although I am from a low-income background, I have come to realize that I have many privileges that I take for granted here at Boston College and in the United States." - Devaun Bovell