There are many scholarships available for students pursuing an international experience. All have their own eligibility criteria. The University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Database offers a useful search tool with a comprehensive listing.
Here are some popular national scholarships:
- Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides awards for study abroad, for U.S. citizens who are receiving a federal Pell Grant at the time of application.
- Boren Scholarships are available for students studying less-commonly taught languages and area/international studies.
- Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships are offered up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study.
- Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship is awarded to a deserving LGBTQ student who aims to participate in an education abroad program.
- U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.
- To determine if your program offers scholarship funds, review the program’s website. You can also speak to an Education Abroad advisor for information and suggestions.
- Program-sponsored awards will be reported to Financial Aid. All outside awards will be applied to student loans. If the amount exceeds your student loan allocation, Cornell aid will be reduced.
The scholarships listed below do not require an application; they replace Cornell grant aid. Other units may have additional funding opportunities. Search for more information about scholarships and fellowships at Experience Cornell.
- Lauren Pickard Scholarship Fund: Available to undergraduates receiving Cornell grant aid and studying in the Cornell in Paris (EDUCO) program.
- Percy Scholarship Fund: Available to female undergraduates receiving Cornell grant aid and studying in Paris for the academic year. Preference is given to students studying in the Cornell in Paris program.
- Rudolph Carl Norberg Fund: Available to undergraduates studying for a semester or year at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
- Anna Schmidt Scholarship: Available to undergraduates studying in Germany for a semester or year.
- David M. Rosenberg Prize: Provides funding to two undergraduates each year. Prize covers international airfare and accommodations for students studying in Hong Kong or Beijing.
- Frank and Emily Wood Scholarship: Awarded to engineering students. Preference is given to students studying for the academic year at Imperial College London. Students must submit an essay. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Scholarships for Short-Term Programs
- Cornell University’s Off-Campus Opportunity Fund is a common application for students seeking financial support for short-term, summer, and winter programs. The fund consolidates the application and awarding process for grants offered through several units across the university.
- Visit Experience Cornell to learn about additional scholarships and fellowships.