Scholarships and Grants
As part of CUNY’s commitment to “[widen] the pipeline of
language training, study abroad, and cross-cultural learning and collaboration
for all students” (The Connected University, CUNY Master Plan
2016-2020), the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship provides partial funding on a
competitive basis to CUNY students planning a study abroad experience.
For study abroad in:
Summer 2018 or Fall Semester 2018 – Deadline: March 28, 2018
Winter 2019 or Spring Semester 2019 – Deadline: October
- Honors and Schoalrship Office
- Queens College Ben-Gurion University of Negev Semester Abroad Fellowship
The QC/BGU Semester Abroad Fellowship will be awarded to 1 outstanding Queens College student for Fall Semester. Grants of $5,000 can be applied to tuition and other costs. For more information: QC/BG Fellowship.
External Study Abroad
Study Abroad Scholarships:
hesitation about studying abroad is typically related to the cost.
However, what most students don’t know is that they can actually apply
their current on-campus financial aid package to their study abroad trip
in addition to scholarships. Here are two useful sites which provide a listing of scholarships specifically aimed towards students studying abroad. But remember -- it is important to plan early as many scholarships have deadlines that are earlier than study abroad application deadlines!
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify and expand participation
in international study by supporting students who have been
traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including—but not
limited to—students with high financial need, community college
students, those in underrepresented fields of study, students from
diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of
nontraditional age. For more information and eligibility details, visit
the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
Ben-Gurion University of Negev Undergraduate Research Travel Grants
BGU will be offering two new Undergraduate Research Travel Grants for semester and year-long participants on the Overseas Student Program (OSP) in Israel. The application for the scholarship must be submitted along the regular application; the deadline for Fall 2014 is April 1st.
Rotary Peace Fellowship
The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently recruiting applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship.
National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Scholarships are available for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.www.borenawards.org
The Fulbright Program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Its primary source of funding is an annual appropriation made by the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Program offers various scholarships. For details, visit the Fulbright website at http://www.iie.org/fulbright.
The Fulbright application opens in March and closes in October.
The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities. More information is available at http://www.iie.org/en/programs/freeman-asia
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. To learn more, go to the website at http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.
Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2017
The Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2017, authorized by the Ministry of Education of China, is available to Queens College students interested in studying chinese language at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in China during the Fall 2017 semester or during the 2017 academic year. The scholarship program will offer a waiver of tuition fee and dormitory fee, and rountrip airfare will be provided. The application deadline is April 2017. For more information about how to apply, please contact the Queens College study abroad office. For information about GDUFS: http://english.gdufs.edu.cn/ For information on GDUFS programs in international education: http://www2.gdufs.edu.cn/dwhy/Default.aspx
China Government Scholarship for Students Attending AASCU Colleges and Universities
The Education Office, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C. has approved 10 Chinese Government Scholarship awards specifically for American undergraduate students attending American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) member colleges and universities who wish to study at a Chinese university for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each scholarship is valued at approximately $10,000.00 U.S. dollars. The scholarships will be distributed to the host universities in China, not directly to the American students. International round-trip airfare is the responsibility of individual students. For further information, please follow this link: http://www.aascu.org/programs/internationaleducation/chinascholarship/
Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)
In 2010, TCA designated another scholarship program for Armenian American students to encourage exchanges between Turks and Armenians, while enabling the shared history of both cultures to resurface through mutual dialouge and understanding. Up to 100 scholarships per year are earmarked for eligible Armenian American undergraduate and graduate level students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Since the program's inception, TCA has awarded 6 scholarships to eligible American students of Armenian heritage. More information on this program can be found at http://www.tc-america.org/scholarships/study-abroad-in-turkey-for-armenian-american-students-17.htm
Private Organizations and Civic Groups
Private organizations and civic groups are additional sources of aid for study abroad. Private organizations and associations related to your area of study or destination are worth consulting, as are ethnic and service organizations.
Finding funding sources requires creativity and perseverance. Many college and university study abroad offices maintain libraries that offer information on funding for study abroad. Information can also be obtained through the Internet.
For additional funding opportunities please visit the Office of Honors and Scholarships located on the Queens College campus, Honors Center Room 129
Education Abroad Office
King Hall, Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad
Queens Summer 2017 Education Abroad Scholarship Application.pdf