Scholarships and Grants
Opportunities for CUNY Students Only (STOCS) Grants
In September 1994, The City University of New
York (CUNY) won a grant from The New York Community Trust DeWitt Wallace/Youth
Travel Enrichment Fund to create the Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY
Students (STOCS) project. The STOCS project has the primary aim of increasing
the number of CUNY students studying overseas by providing scholarships to
STOCS grants ranging from $1000 to $1650 are offered to
undergraduate CUNY students who participate in short-term (summer and winter
intersession) CUNY study abroad programs. Recipients are selected by an awards
committee on the basis of ability and need (students with a family income of
more than $75,000 are not eligible).
Students must participate in a STOCS-eligible CUNY study abroad program.
Students must apply to a STOCS-eligible study abroad program before the STOCS application deadline.
Students must be matriculated undergraduates at the time of studying abroad.
Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Students with a household income of more than $75,000 are not eligible.
Previous STOCS scholarship recipients are not eligible.
PDF application and additional deadline information is available on the STOCS website
Please direct any questions to:
of Academic Affairs
535 E. 80th Street
New York, NY 10021
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
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.
Benjamin A. Gilman
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.
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
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.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html.
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.
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
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
Email: Education Abroad