Scholarships, Internships and Opportunities
The Academic Advisement and Information Center (AAIC), has a compiled list of opportunities for scholarships and fellowships to help aid in paying for your international experience. Here you will also find information on how to apply for the Fulbright and/or Gilman programs.
Farmingdale State College Scholarships
Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship
A $2,000 Scholarship from the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is available specifically for students who have applied or been approved for Study Abroad during Summer or Fall 2019 through FSC or another SUNY college.
Winter or Spring 2019 scholarship application deadline: March 1st, 2019
GPA requirement: 2.5
The following should be submitted to the Office of International Education and Programs:
- 1-2 page essay describing the purpose of the study abroad experience and what he/she hopes to achieve (examples include language acquisition, cultural immersion, cultural competencies in a global setting, STEM research project, etc.).
- Obtain one (1) recommendation: the recommender must complete a Reference Form.
- The recommender must be a Department Chair or Faculty Advisor
- Official transcript
Awardees will agree to complete the following:
- Program Report: Students receiving awards will be required to submit a summary of their experience detailing how it contributed to their career and college goals within 60 days of completing their travel to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Program Ambassador: Students must be willing to share their travel experience in a college or conference forum following their study abroad experience, including the submission of a high-resolution facial photograph for promotional purposes.
Eligibility requirements vary per scholarship. To qualify for a scholarship the student may need to enroll at an affiliated university which may not be Farmingdale State College.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
APIA Scholars offers a range of scholarships to support APIA students.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
British Council Ed UK
Find financial support options available to help fund your studies in the UK. This includes scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans.
BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)
BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.
DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany.
FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship
FlipKey awards one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad.
Foundation for Intercultural Exchange
The Foundation for Intercultural Exchange offers scholarships to students who are committed to Service-Learning and desire to participate in study abroad programs that integrate community engagement into their academic curriculum, as part of a cultural full-immersion. Currently, available scholarships are in amounts of up to $2,000 USD to be used to cover a portion of program costs.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.
Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad.
Good Colleges Study Abroad Award
Study abroad essay contest for a chance to win $2,000 to study abroad.
Go Overseas awards a swag bag and $500 to participate in a study abroad program.
Winners are selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts.
NAFSA Funding Resources for Students
This database has information and resources on multiple scholarships and grants.
National Organization of Italian American Women
NOIAW's scholarship program is open to female undergraduate or graduate students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US academic institution. Undergraduate students must be enrolled at a four-year college or university. High school students are not eligible. Applicants must have at least one parent of Italian descent.
The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.
Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant's choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.
Turkish Coalition of America
TCA's scholarship program encourages students to choose Turkey as a study abroad destination. TCA scholarship recipients build people-to-people bridges between the U.S. and Turkey, and the program has served to engage a new generation of young Americans who have cultivated an interest in Turkey and Turkish culture, thus fulfilling TCA's mission.