Scholarships

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 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.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM

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 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.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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 Self-Nomination Form for Spring 2019 and Calendar Year 2019 education abroad program applicants is now available!

Application Timeline

  • Tuesday, September 25th:  DAHS Self-Nomination Form deadline (2PM) (This form can either be dropped off at the front desk of Science Library-G40, or emailed to Carmeisha Huckleby at chuckleby@albany.edu)
  • Wednesday, September 26th: Self-Nomination Forms will be reviewed.
  • Friday, September 28th: ALL applicants will receive an email notification of their application status. Three finalists will be selected, and will be emailed the DAHS application.
  • Wednesday, October 3rd: DAHS application deadline (12PM) (This application can either be dropped off at the front desk of Science Library-G40, or emailed to Carmeisha Huckleby at chuckleby@albany.edu)

*Please note: Since this is a pretty quick turnaround, and an academic reference and an essay will be required for the DAHS application, it is best to plan ahead. If you’ve already submitted a letter of recommendation for your education abroad application, there is no need to submit the SUNY DAHS academic reference form.

The DAHS Self-Nomination Form  for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Academic Year 2019-2020 applicants is forthcoming.

 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Up to $5000 offered to enrolled students with financial need.

Sean Carter Foundation-Gilman Scholarship

For students with diverse backgrounds to study abroad.

NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship

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.

Critical Language Scholarship

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

Fund for Education Abroad

Up to $5,000 for a semester and $10,000 for a year. Additional dedicated scholarships for LGBTQ students or for programs in Vietnam

Foundation for Global Scholars

Four different scholarship opportunities with different eligibility requirements and award amounts.

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship

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.

Go Overseas Scholarship

Several country and activity-specific scholarships are available. Scholarship options change frequently.

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

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

The Norman Woodberrry Scholarship

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.

Australia

Australian Education Office

Austria

Austrian Exchange (OEAD) Scholarships

Brazil

The Brazil Initiation Scholarship

A one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil.

Canada

The Killam Fellowships Program

Funds a semester or academic year study in Canada. $5000/semester plus a travel allowance.

Denmark

Rebild Scholarship for Study in Denmark

For students of Danish background or for students participating in a full semester (not summer) of study at a Danish university or college

Europe

Study abroad in Europe scholarships
GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship

Finland

Finnish Government Scholarships

Undergraduate/Graduate scholarships available

Germany

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange

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

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

For students interested in German or European Affairs studying abroad for a semester or more

Inter-American Foundation Grassrooms Development Fellowship

Undergraduate seniors or graduate students who desire to study in Germany for an academic year (10 months)

Israel

MASA Israel Universal Grant

For non-Israeli Jewish Students between the ages of 18 and 30 studying abroad in Israel and demonstrated financial need

Japan

Bridging Scholarships Grants

Awards range from $2500 to $4000.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

$3000-$7000. Open to undergraduates with little to no experience in country of travel.

Japanese Consulate in NY Scholarships

For students studying or conducting research in Japan.

Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Undergraduate/Graduate level awards available up to $10,000 depending on the award.

Monbusho Scholarships

Available to current and graduated students between 18 and 30.

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

For juniors/seniors with an interest in economics or international finance. Award of $7500.

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program

Provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan.

Norway

Norway-American Scholarships
Sons of Norway Scholarships

Sweden

Consulate General of Sweden Scholarships
Swedish Scholarships

Switzerland

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

For research study in Switzerland at the undergraduate level (sophomores and above). Awards of $1,000.

Thailand

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

$3000-$7000 awards given. Open to undergraduates with little to no experience in country of travel.

Turkey

Halide Edip Adıvar Prize

For current undergraduates who have not studied in Turkey. $1000. Open to American and Canadian citizens.

Turkish Coalition of America Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships

For African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students studying abroad in Turkey

United Kingdom

BUTEX Scholarships

$1000 awards for students accepted to study at a member Univ. of the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association.

British Council Scholarships

For study in the U.K. Amount given depends on award. Application deadline varies.

Business

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

For juniors and seniors with an interest in economics or international finance. Awards of $7500

Communications

Carlozzi Family Scholarship

For women who are residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. Must be majoring in journalism or communications.

Foreign Language

Critical Language Scholarship

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.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Awards of up to $14,000

The National Italian American Foundation For Italian Americans

Awards of $2500 – $10,000.

National Security

NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship

Awards of $8,000 to $20,000 depending on duration of study. Comes with federal government service requirement.

Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation Awards

Various international Research Experiences for Students

African American

Black Excel Scholarship Database
NAACP
Teacher Quest Scholarship

Native American

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Association on American Indian Affairs

Asian American

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic and Latino/a American

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships

For Latino/as who demonstrate financial need and active in public and/or community service activities in a variety of majors.

Hispanic Scholarship Funds

Heritage

Harriet Irsay Scholarship

Preference given to American students of Polish heritage, open to certain majors only.

The National Italian American Foundation For Italian Americans

Students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000.

Minority Scholarships

Gates Millennium Scholarship

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.

The Marion Wright Edelman Scholarship

General Diversity

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.

Mobility International USA

A resource for accessing scholarships and funding.

LGBTQ

Fund for Education Abroad

Up to $5,000 for a semester and $10,000 for a year. Additionally dedicated Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQ students.

Point Foundation

Provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

Women

American Association of University Women
Scholarships for Women

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

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.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Study Abroad Programs

Dependent and Survivor Education Benefits

Glimpse Scholarship

Provides talented writers and photographers with a $600 stipend to complete an independent journalistic work based on their experience abroad.

Go Overseas Scholarships

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.