ADditional Funding Opportunities
Scholarships are a great way to support the cost of your education abroad experience. Please note that this is not a conclusive list but it will help you start your search process. The Education Abroad office encourages you to apply and take advantage of as many relevant scholarship opportunities as possible. We have prepared a list of scholarships and financial resources to start you on your way to identifying scholarship opportunities. Please note that this is not a conclusive list but it will help you start your search process.
Bridge the GAP Scholarship
The Bridge the GAP scholarship recognizes UAlbany students with a strong academic record who are participating in a qualifying SUNY study abroad program. Applicants should demonstrate both academic merit and financial need, as well as be prepared to promote education abroad opportunities in meaningful ways upon return. Creative thinking on all levels is strongly encouraged in your application. Scholarship award allocations are determined by the duration of your program, your essay, and your financial need. The application is available when you begin your online UAlbany education abroad application. UAlbany students applying to other SUNY study abroad programs must still register in UAlbany’s Education Abroad application system for the Bridge the GAP scholarship.
The Bridge the GAP Scholarship funds, regardless of the recipient(s), are to be used for non-tuition education abroad expenses (e.g.: Education Abroad Differential, Education Abroad Program Charge, mandatory fees, housing, meals, living expenses, books, travel expenses).
The Education Abroad office reserves the right to reduce the scholarship amount if you receive other external scholarships, and the total of your financial aid and scholarships is well above the actual cost of the program.
Joan N. Savitt Scholarship for Study Abroad
Joan N. Savitt, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor Emerita, taught at UAlbany for almost 40 years, specializing in French, Linguistics, and Folk Dance. She served as Associate Director for Study Abroad from 1990 until her retirement in 2013. She and others who believe in the benefits of study abroad for all students have provided funding for this scholarship. Students who apply for the Bridge the GAP Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Joan N. Savitt Scholarship. No additional documentation is necessary.
Applicants who meet the following criteria will be eligible for the Joan N. Savitt Scholarship:
- Applying for a study abroad program which is a minimum of a semester in length
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Participating in an intensive language program or studying a language as part of your program
- Linguistics, French, and Anthropology majors AND French minors
- Students participating in a homestay, where available
Diversity Scholarship for Global Leadership Experience in the Netherlands (March 2019)
The Center for Leadership and Service has been awarded a one-time grant of $5000 to support our institutional commitment to expanding the diversity of students who participate in the Global Leadership Experience (a short-term, educational abroad experience) that will be held during spring break (March 15 – 26, 2019) in Netherlands. Specifically, this funding is to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in experiences related to study abroad (such as first generation college students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, first time to study abroad, etc…).
To be considered for the Diversity Scholarship, student must:
- Submit a completed application for the educational abroad experience by November 12, 2018.
- Be from a traditionally underrepresented study abroad group.
- Be a degree seeking student at the University at Albany in good standing.
- Attend and participate in the program in Netherlands, March 15 – 26, 2019. Should a selected recipient withdraw from the program before departure, they will not receive the scholarship funds.
- Submit a 250 word essay following the guidelines below to: Dr. Martha Asselin at email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018
- Submit a 250 word essay that answers the question: “How do you envision this experience broadening your personal, academic and career goals?” Please limit your essay to 250 words, double-spaced with 12 point font.
- The essay should include:
- A header to the essay that reads: DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IN NETHERLANDS (MARCH 2019)
- Information about the underrepresented group/s to which you identify with along with your 1) full name, 2) UAlbany ID number, 3) UAlbany email address, 4) major and class year.
- Please feel free to include anything else you believe will make your essay stronger.
- Submit the essay electronically to: Dr. Martha Asselin, firstname.lastname@example.org, before 5 p.m. on November 12, 2018
Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program (SUNY)
This scholarship supports diverse candidates with exceptional academic merit. For the purposes of this scholarship, diversity includes all aspects of human difference, including but not limited to, age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression and identity, language heritage, learning style, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, status as a veteran and world-view. It also includes first generation college students, students studying within STEM disciplines, and students with disabilities.
- UAlbany student applying for a summer, semester, academic year, or calendar year SUNY Education Abroad Program
- Transfer students must complete at least one semester at UAlbany
- 3.3 cumulative GPA or above (no exceptions)
- Rising sophomore, junior, or senior
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, as well as a New York State resident
The DAHS Self-Nomination Form for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Academic Year 2019-2020 applicants is forthcoming.
Up to $5000 offered to enrolled students with financial need.
For students with diverse backgrounds to study abroad.
Pays for undergraduate students to study in understudied areas of interest to national security. $8,000 to $20,000 depending on duration of study. Comes with federal government service requirement.
For U.S. students enrolled in any degree program (grad or undergraduate) and are interested in learning a critical language while abroad. Priority languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu
Up to $5,000 for a semester and $10,000 for a year. Additional dedicated scholarships for LGBTQ students or for programs in Vietnam
Four different scholarship opportunities with different eligibility requirements and award amounts.
Golden Key offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards each year, including those for both undergrad and graduate students. Several scholarships are designated specifically for education abroad.
Several country and activity-specific scholarships are available. Scholarship options change frequently.
A cohort of exceptional undergraduate students will be selected, with consideration given to the following factors: financial need; status as first-generation college students; status as members of underrepresented racial/ethnic/gender groups; disabilities; and the lack of experience with travel abroad.
Residents of NY or CT
Awards up to $5000 to a resident of Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY studying abroad for a semester or more at an accredited academic institution.
A one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil.
Funds a semester or academic year study in Canada. $5000/semester plus a travel allowance.
For students of Danish background or for students participating in a full semester (not summer) of study at a Danish university or college
Undergraduate/Graduate scholarships available
Undergraduate/Graduate levels. More than $500/month December
DAAD Fellowship Study and research grants
For summer or school-year study in Berlin. Awards up to $10,000
For students interested in German or European Affairs studying abroad for a semester or more
Undergraduate seniors or graduate students who desire to study in Germany for an academic year (10 months)
For non-Israeli Jewish Students between the ages of 18 and 30 studying abroad in Israel and demonstrated financial need
Bridging Scholarships Grants
Awards range from $2500 to $4000.
$3000-$7000. Open to undergraduates with little to no experience in country of travel.
For students studying or conducting research in Japan.
Undergraduate/Graduate level awards available up to $10,000 depending on the award.
Available to current and graduated students between 18 and 30.
For juniors/seniors with an interest in economics or international finance. Award of $7500.
Provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan.
For research study in Switzerland at the undergraduate level (sophomores and above). Awards of $1,000.
$3000-$7000 awards given. Open to undergraduates with little to no experience in country of travel.
For current undergraduates who have not studied in Turkey. $1000. Open to American and Canadian citizens.
For African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students studying abroad in Turkey
$1000 awards for students accepted to study at a member Univ. of the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association.
For study in the U.K. Amount given depends on award. Application deadline varies.
For juniors and seniors with an interest in economics or international finance. Awards of $7500
For women who are residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. Must be majoring in journalism or communications.
For U.S. students enrolled in any degree program (grad or undergraduate) and are interested in learning a critical language while abroad. Priority languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
Awards of up to $14,000
Awards of $2500 – $10,000.
Awards of $8,000 to $20,000 depending on duration of study. Comes with federal government service requirement.
Science and Engineering
Various international Research Experiences for Students
Hispanic and Latino/a American
For Latino/as who demonstrate financial need and active in public and/or community service activities in a variety of majors.
Preference given to American students of Polish heritage, open to certain majors only.
Students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000.
Open to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American who are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States and receive the Pell Grant.
SUNY Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program
This scholarship supports diverse candidates with exceptional academic merit. The DAHS application is available when you begin your online UAlbany education abroad application.
Up to $5,000 for a semester and $10,000 for a year. Additionally dedicated Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQ students.
Provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
This program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.
Provides talented writers and photographers with a $600 stipend to complete an independent journalistic work based on their experience abroad.
Several scholarships for both undergrad and master’s degree students. Scholarships are both for general study abroad and for specific countries and can be applied to either summer, semester or year-long study abroad programs.
- Cohen Center for Student Life Scholarships for Study Abroad & Graduate Programs
- Financial Aid for Study Abroad
- Guide to Funding, Financial Aid, and Fellowships
- International Scholarships.com
- IEFA International Financial Aid & College Scholarships An international financial aid and college scholarship search engine
- Michigan State University Libraries: International and Foreign Grantmakers
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Study Abroad Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants—IIE Passport
- U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List