Cost is becoming an increasingly important factor for many students when deciding whether or not to study abroad. Cornell College offers scholarship awards to help offset the cost of participation on off-campus courses and programs. Awards typically range between $200-$1250.

A number of generous donors have established these awards to support study off campus:

  • Detailed information on each type of award is available using the links to the left.
  • The International Studies Oversight Committee (ISOC) will determine the appropriate funding source and award level. 

The deadline for scholarship applications is March 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm for the 2017-18 Academic Year and Summer 2017 off-campus study programs.

  • Download Scholarship Application. 
  • Please submit application materials to the Coordinator in the International & Off-Campus Studies office. 2nd Floor Old Sem by the deadline:

Awards are determined based on the following criteria:

  •  Academic standing
  • Cost of the off-campus course/program
  • Personal statement (advice for writing a personal statement can be found here)
  • Faculty recommendation letter (contact your professor early, so he/she can e-mail it directly to Off-Campus Studies in time)
  • Financial need (where applicable)
  • Quality of writing of the personal statement

The Office of International & Off-Campus Studies can assist students in finding area- or subject-specific scholarships and grants based on their individual interests. Students are encouraged to search for additional scholarship options.

There are also many loan providers that have special financial packages for students studying abroad. Meet with Financial Assistance for guidance about loans.

Financing your Study Abroad Experience: Learn about scholarships and fellowships through Academic Affairs and by meeting with Laura FarmerWriting Studio Director and Fellowship Coordinator.

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

 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: For more information about this Department of State scholarship, contact  You may also view this PowerPoint presentation by two Cornell students who received the Gilman scholarship.