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Scholarships and Grants

Study/Travel 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 deserving students. 


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).

  • Eligibility criteria

    • 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: 

International Programs/Office of Academic Affairs

535 E. 80th Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-794-5666

Fax: 212-794-5607 

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.

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.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html.

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.

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 
718-997-5050
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​

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