Funding: International Scholarships & Financial Aid

Funding: International Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students participating in a study-abroad program should speak with the Financial Aid Office to determine whether their current financial aid can be used toward a study-abroad program.

Student should meet with both Study Abroad and Financial Aid offices to discuss adjustments to federal and state awards.  This can be determined by printing and filling out the JJC Financial Aid Budget Worksheet for Study Abroad (pdf).

In addition, students may be eligible to apply for the following JJC, CUNY, national, and international scholarships to help fund study abroad:

Applicants applying during the Fall 2018 semester will only submit one essay and two letters of recommendation (emailed directly to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu) to be considered for the four following scholarships.

Jeremy Travis Scholarship for Study Abroad

Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018

Jeremy Travis served as the president of John Jay College for 13 years. Under his remarkable leadership, John Jay transitioned to the dynamic senior college it is today, offering a dozen liberal arts degrees and boasting a record of academic excellence. He also oversaw the College’s growth into a strong research institution and reaffirmed the power of its mission of “educating for justice.”

The Jeremy Travis Scholarship for Study Abroad was created to honor the dedicated leadership of President Travis. Having experienced the power of studying abroad as a high school senior, he wanted to insure that more John Jay students can be enriched by other cultures and explore justice on a global scale.

The scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate students with financial need and aims to expand the number of students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to study abroad, including first-generation college students, those in law enforcement, students from underrepresented minority groups, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities.

Award Amount: Minimum $2,500 based on the cost of the study abroad program and financial need

Requirements:

  • Full-time, undergraduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Participation in an approved study abroad program (International Studies)
  • Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA

     

Applicants must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay describing the study abroad program, need for support, and how this experience will add to your studies
  • To apply for a John Jay College study abroad scholarship, please submit your essay(s) to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu.  Two letters of recommendation are also required.  The letters should be sent directly from the recommenders to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu

 

JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018

Have you been approved for a study abroad opportunity, but require further financial support? The Study Abroad Scholarship promotes student participation in international studies. If approved by the Scholarship Committee, students can receive up to a maximum of $1,000.

Interested students must meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore and above standing (30 plus credits) by date of program
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Participation in an approved study abroad program (International Studies)
     

Applicants must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay describing the study abroad program, need for support, and how this experience will add to your studies
  • To apply for a John Jay College study abroad scholarship, please submit your essay(s) toscholarships@jjay.cuny.edu.  Two letters of recommendation are also required.  The letters should be sent directly from the recommenders to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu

 

Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that applications for the Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain Scholarship are now being accepted.  One winner will secure a scholarship in the amount of $1200 to study abroad.  Your study abroad program should explore a topic and/or region related to African Diaspora studies, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, or social justice.  The scholarship will be presented to the undergraduate whose work best reflects the spirit of the teachings of Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain.

The scholarship is created in memory of and in recognition to educator Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain’ life long contribution to the field of academic scholarship and community development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

Eligibility:                 

  • Must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.

  • Must be a matriculated full-time student.

  • Must be a John Jay College of Criminal Justice student who has earned a minimum of 30 credits by the date of study abroad program.

  • Interest in pursuing a career or further studies in African Diaspora studies, or including Social Justice, English, International Criminal Justice, International Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Gender Politics, History or Anthropology.

  • Financial need, determined through filing a FAFSA.     

  • This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student’s academic career.                               

Applicants must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay describing the study abroad program, need for support, and how this experience will add to your studies
  • To apply for a John Jay College study abroad scholarship, please submit your essay(s) to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu.  Two letters of recommendation are also required.  The letters should be sent directly from the recommenders to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu
     

JJC Rising Star Fellowship

Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018

The John Jay Rising Star Fellowship is a faculty--supported initiative for aspiring undergraduate students who show great promise. The Rising Star Fellowship provides funds to support students in any of the following three activities:

  • An unpaid internship
  • Study abroad
  • Research assistantship

Each year up to three fellowships may be granted in the amount of $3,000 per fellowship.

Interested students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a minimum of 15 credits at John Jay College by date of application
  • GPA of 3.0 and above

Documented offer to participate in the relevant opportunity:

  • Unpaid internship (summer or semester-long)
  • Study abroad program (International Studies)
  • Research assistantship (summer or semester-long)
    Note: Financial need may be considered

 

Applicants must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay describing the study abroad program, need for support, and how this experience will add to your studies
  • To apply for a John Jay College study abroad scholarship, please submit your essay(s) to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu.  Two letters of recommendation are also required.  The letters should be sent directly from the recommenders to scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu
     

The Student Travel Program provides funding to John Jay College students for travel for a John Jay College and/or City University of New York Study-Abroad Program. The maximum contribution for an individual application is $1,500. Undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA who have completed at least 30 credits are eligible. Graduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA who have completed at least 12 credits are eligible. Transfer students in their first semester must submit an official transcript from their previous institution. Deadlines vary based on time of travel. 

Application Deadlines (click here):
For Winter and Spring Programs (travel between January and March): November 12, 2018 at 5 pm
For Summer 2019 Programs: April 29, 2019 at 5 pm

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). If awarded, the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship would provide partial funding to CUNY students planning a study-abroad experience. More information can be found here.

Application Deadlines:
Winter 2019 & Spring 2019 Programs: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Awards are available to U.S. citizen students who are receiving Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university. Programs must be at least 21 days long.

Application Deadlines: 
Winter 2018 and Early Decision Summer 2019 Programs: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Awards are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The scholarship is needs based. Minimum 2.8/4.0 GPA required. More information regarding eligibility can be found here.

Application Deadline for Summer 2019:
TBA

Awards are available for students from traditionally under-represented minority groups for studying abroad.

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.

In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Please review the budget guidelines for more information.

Length of Study

Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1and no later than March 1.

Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There will be a workshop for John Jay and CUNY students with a representative on Tuesday, October 9th during community hour in 1.76 in the New Building.

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, November 27 by 8 pm EST

 

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

 

FEA was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of US undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the US population. Since 2010, FEA has awarded scholarships to 167 undergraduates, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.

 

 

 

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018

 

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase the opportunities for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s 600+ Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Named in honor of Frederick Douglass—the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman—the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship seeks to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from MSIs.

 

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 cohort, who will travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in summer 2019 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs.

 

Selected Frederick Douglass Global Fellows are meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others. In the spirit of one of America’s most powerful intellectuals, communicators, and scholars, Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will commit to sharing their experiences and intercultural growth with peers and classmates before, during, and after the fellowship. 

 

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan during Spring 2019. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized credit-bearing exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded 1,870 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 81 students received scholarships for study in Japan beginning in Fall 2018.

 

Spring 2019 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2019 and continuing for at least three months. (Students planning to study in Japan beginning in Fall 2019 should apply for scholarships after January 1, 2019.)

Deadline: Thursday, October 11, 2018

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