Financial Aid Resources & Scholarships

Financial Aid Resources & Scholarships

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. In addition, students may be eligible to apply for the following:

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 28 days long.

Application Deadline for Summer 2017 and Fall/Academic Year 2017-18:
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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 2017:
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Open to John Jay College students who have applied to study abroad.  Awards are up to a maximum of $1,000. Students must have 30 credits completed by the date the program begins, and a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. Students are to 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 infomation, please contact:  Michael Scaduto, Assoc. Director of Financial Aid & Scholarship Coordinator, 212.237.8872, mscaduto@jjay.cuny.eduClick here  for more information, and for an entire list of JJC-sponsored scholarships. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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:
April-June 2017 Travel: March 6th, 2017
June-July 2017 Travel: May 1st, 2017

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 Deadline for Summer 2017 & Fall 2017:
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Travel Video Contest

The 2014 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! . 

Final Submission Deadline: TBA

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

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

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

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

This site lists numerous scholarships.

This is a general study abroad scholarship. It is not program specific, and there is no minimum timeframe for length of the program.

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.

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.