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Students participating in a study abroad program should speak with the Financial Officer to determine whether their current financial aid can be used toward a study abroad program.  In addition, students may be eligible to apply for the following:

John Jay Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to students accepted to an approved study abroad program.  Awards are up to a maximum of $1,000.  Criteria: Sophomore standing (30 plus credits) by date of program, GPA of 3.0 or above, complete a John Jay General Scholarship Application, submit program confirmation and details, estimated budget, 300-word essay describing the program, need for support, and how it will add to your studies.  For more information:  Michael Scaduto, Scholarship Coordinator,  212.237.8872,
Click here to download application.
Application Deadline, March 2015.

Student Travel Fund
Open to all John Jay students participating in a study abroad program. This program provides students with funding to cover their airfare expenses. The maximum contribution for an individual application is $1,500. Criteria: 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.
To learn more about this opportunity, please click here.

Scholarship for International Resume-Building Opportunities for CUNY Students (SIROCS)
Undergraduate students participating in short-term (summer and winter intersession) CUNY study abroad programs, or for non-CUNY programs or independently organized experiences abroad may apply for the Scholarship for International Resume-Building Opportunities for CUNY Students (SIROCS).  Applicants must demonstrate a clear connection between the proposed study abroad program or independently organized experience and her or his career objectives.  Applications are reviewed by a committee of CUNY faculty and administrators. Scholarship amounts vary, but will not exceed 80% of program costs. Judges base their selections on two main criteria: the benefit to the student’s professional goals and financial need.
 Click here for eligibility requirements.     
Application Deadline, March 2015.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Awards are available to U.S. citizen students who are receiving Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university. Any geographic location.
Application Deadline, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Travel Video Contest
The 2015 Travel Video Contest is now open! Now in it's ninth year, students once again have the chance to win the $4,000 grand prize, a Viewer's Choice Award, other runner up prizes, and worldwide fame! . 
Click here to see promotional flyer

Study Abroad Scholarships
List of  several types of study abroad scholarships available that can be use toward the expenses of the study abroad program such as travel, course credits, books and lodging. 

Boren Awards for International Study
Awards are available to U.S. citizen undergraduate students to study in most geographic regions except Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Bridging Scholarships
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. 

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

Fund for International Service Learning
Awards are available to any U.S.- based student attending an accredited service learning program outside of the United States.

This site lists numerous scholarships.

SR Education Group Study Abroad Scholarship
This is a general study abroad scholarship. It is not program specific, and there is no minimum timeframe for length of the program.

Study Abroad Funding
With hundreds of scholarship and grant listings, Study Abroad Funding features detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. These are searchable by name, field of study, continent, and country.

UK 9/11 Scholarship Fund
The UK 9/11 Scholarships Fund was established jointly by the World Trade Center Disaster Fund and the British Council. It seeks to award scholarships to children or dependants of victims of the September 11 attacks on the USA, or other subsequent terrorist tragedy, for study at higher or further education institutions in the UK.