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Scholarships and Grants

SIROCS: Scholarships for International Resume-Building Opportunties for CUNY Students 


CUNY undergraduate students planning to participate in programs or independently organzied experiences abroad may apply for SIROCS. Applicants must demonstrate a clear connection between proposed porgram or independently organied experience and her or his career objectives.

SIROCS is the successor scholarship program to STOCS (Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students) which has supported over 1,500 CUNY students' international experiences. Both programs are funded by The New York Community Trust DeWitt Wallance/Youth Travel Enrichment Fund.

Scholarship amounts vary, but will not exceed 80% of program costs. The SIROCS Awards Committee bases its decisions on two criteria: the benefit to the student's professional goals and financial need. 

  • Eligibility criteria
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a CUNY college
    • be a United States citizen or permanent resident
    • be residents of New York City
    • have a gross family income of 75,000 or less, and
    • have filed a FAFSA by March 17, 2014.

PDF application and additional information is available on the SIROCS website.


Please direct any questions to: 

International Programs/Office of Academic Affairs

535 E. 80th Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-794-5666

      Fax: 212-794-560

Queens College Education Abroad  Scholarship

$1,000 - $2,000 scholarships are available from the Education Abroad Office for Queens College students attending Queens College summer and winter intersession programs. Students must have a Queens College GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing with no holds on his or her record.

Click here for more information.

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 2014. Grants of $5,000 can be applied to tuition and other costs. For more information: QC/BG Fellowship​.

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.
www.aabgu.org/osp/​

2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently recruiting applicants for the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship.
Applications are due July 1, 2014 and can be downloaded at:
https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships​​

Study Abroad Scholarships:

Any 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 is a full and extensive list of scholarships specifically aimed towards students studying abroad. We are sure that you can find one that fits your needs! www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx

Boren Scholarships

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


Fulbright Scholarships

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.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 


The 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.

Spring 2015 application deadline: October 7, 2014 by 11:59pm (central).

Freeman-ASIA

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 2014

The Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2014, 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 2014 semester or during the 2014 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 25, 2014. 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
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5050
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​

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