Class of '55 Award recipient on her travel abroad experience in Rome

The class of 1955 established the Class of ’55 Student Off-Campus Study Endowment Fund in honor of their 50th reunion. The class of 1955 understands that off-campus studies courses are increasingly valuable experiential learning opportunities. Taking a Block to study ecology in the wild provides insights that can’t be mimicked inside a classroom. Cornell graduates who have taken off-campus studies courses are situated to stand out to future employers.

Eligibility requirements

If you want to study off-campus, you might be considered for the Class of ’55 Award. The International Studies Oversight Committee (ISOC) determines if the Class of ’55 Award is the appropriate funding source and the award amount based off of your scholarship application materials.

The ISOC considers the following criteria when determining your eligibility:

  • You are a Cornell student studying off-campus domestically or internationally
  • You must not be participating in an off-campus internship sponsored by the Berry Career Institute, Dimensions, or the Cornell Fellows program
  • You cannot have already received a Class of ’55 Award

Former Class of ’55 Award recipients have been penning letters of thanks to the Class of 1955 for helping fund their amazing off-campus studies.

Get started

Make sure to review the registration process for an off-campus studies course. If you’ve already registered for an off-campus studies course, great! Now, you should apply for scholarships.