Each semester, awards of up to $500 are made to a small number of international students who have a severe financial need. To be eligible, students must be in F-1 or J-1 status, have been in attendance at Binghamton University at least one year (began their studies at Binghamton University in Spring 2013 or earlier), document need, have no outstanding obligations to the university, and be full-time students in good standing.
Some students may find themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of their own. Examples can include reduced support from a sponsor, or unanticipated expenses. Applicants are strongly advised to carefully document their financial situation when submitting the application form, as there are always more students seeking assistance than there are funds.
Students with outstanding balances in their student account with the University should note that based on BU policy, any scholarship award will first be applied towards the balance on their student bill.
An on-line application form is available and can be downloaded at the following link:
You must complete the fillable form, print it, and submit it (along with a typed copy of your personal statement and any other relevant supporting documentation) to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Last Updated: 3/10/14