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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Certain off-campus study with an Economic, Business and/or Public Policy focus may be eligible for additional scholarships sponsored by the McWethy Program. Students can contact the Associate Director of the Berry Career Institute for information.
- New transfer students (who were not at Cornell in time to make the scholarship application deadline) should consult with the Coordinator of International & Off-Campus Studies) about options.
There are also many loan providers that have special financial packages for students studying abroad. Meet with Financial Assistance for guidance about loans.
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 email@example.com. You may also view this PowerPoint presentation by two Cornell students who received the Gilman scholarship.