For many, cost is becoming an increasingly important factor in the choice of whether or not to study abroad.

Cornell offers two scholarship programs to help students take advantage of the various off-campus study opportunities. The Levy Awards are given to students participating in block-long courses taught by Cornell faculty. The Class of '55 Awards are for students participating in virtually any off-campus program, whether they choose a Cornell course, a semester-long program or a year-long exchange program.  Read about Class of '55 Award winners' experiences here

Students of Biology may also apply for the Alex Strait Memorial Travel Fund and the Bob Black Award.  For further information on these awards, students may contact faculty of the Biology department directly.

Additionally, certain Cornell Off-Campus Courses with Economic, Business and/or Public Policy foci may be eligible for additional scholarships sponsored by The Berry Center.  Each scholarship has its own specific requirements, criteria and award amount.   Currently there are no additional scholarship opportunities.

The deadline for scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year is March 18, 2015

In addition, the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies can assist students in finding area- or subject-specific scholarships and grants based on their individual interests. There are also many loan providers that have special financial packages for students studying abroad.  

Financing your Study Abroad Experience: Learn about scholarships and fellowships for many levels and areas of study through Academic Affairs.

Further external funding: this directory from the Institute of International Education features hundred of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for US undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and professionals.   Institute of International Education - Study Abroad Funding Directory