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.

Students may apply for scholarship support through the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. Students should submit one (1)  general scholarship application. The International Studies Oversight Committee (ISOC) will determine the appropriate funding source and award level.  

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
  • Financial need (where applicable).

The college is fortunate to have had several donors establish awards to support study off campus; detailed information on each type of award is available using the links to the left.

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. Students should contact the Berry Center for additional information about these awards.

The deadline for scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year is March 16, 2016. Download General Scholarship Application.  Please submit application materials to the Program Coordinator in the International & Off-campus Studies office,

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

 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.