Study Abroad Scholarships
The Office of International Programs administers scholarships to support study abroad and can help Binghamton students identify and apply for funding sources external to the university. The Office of International Programs has a wealth of information on program-specific and national scholarship opportunities, including, but not limited to, the following. Several Binghamton students have won these prestigious awards.
- Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Awards of up to $5,000 are available. For additional information contact Mary Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the Office of International Programs.
- Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for International Study – National Security Education Program (NSEP)
The Boren Scholarships enable U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The scholarship is intended to provide support to students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. The study of foreign language must be a major component of the program. For additional information, contact Mary Burns, email@example.com, the Office of International Programs.
- Boren Graduate Fellowship – National Security Education Program (NSEP)
The NSEP Boren Fellowship enables U.S. graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. The fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to US national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government (in exchange for the funding, Boren Fellows agree to a NSEP Service Requirement). Applicants must be registered graduate students or in the process of applying to graduate school. The fellowships are made for a minimum of one semester, to a maximum of two years (the overseas component is limited to 12 months). They can provide for oversees or domestic study or a combination of both. The fellowship does not support the general tuition costs of obtaining a degree, but rather supports study that enriches a graduate program. For additional information, contact Mary Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Office of International Programs.
- Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. Deadline depends on start date of study abroad program (check webpage).
- Critical Language Program Scholarship
A program of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master 's and Ph.D. students. Languages offered can change yearly, but can include: Arabic and Persian - Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu - Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Chinese, Japanese, and Russian -Intermediate and advanced levels. Deadline is mid November.
- Freeman-ASIA Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Interested students should apply to Freeman-ASIA in the academic term before their study abroad program begins. Please contact Mary Burns in the International Programs Office in order to apply, email@example.com.
- German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD)
Information for undergraduates on scholarships and research internships in Germany.
- Killam Undergraduate Scholarship for Americans
The program provides the opportunity for U.S. citizens at American universities to spend a semester or an academic year at a university in Canada. Fellowships provide an award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), an all expense paid three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day all expense paid seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. Application deadline is late January.
- U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship
The Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO. The fellowship is intended for a student who has not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 25 years of age who is a currently enrolled student. There is more than one application cycle; check the website for details.
Binghamton University Funding
For detailed information on these opportunities, go to http://www.binghamton.edu/oip/study-abroad/Students/scholarships.html
- The Dr. Israel J. Rosefsky Language and Culture Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is intended for students who will study abroad using a foreign language and who demonstrate a commitment to working towards peace.
- Marjorie B. Turnbull Spanish Language and Culture Scholarship Program
The scholarship provides Binghamton students with travel grants to foster learning of Spanish language and culture, with primary focus on Spain.
- Evelio Figueroa Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is for undergraduate students at Binghamton University who wish to acquire a deep understanding of another culture through study abroad but do not have the financial ability to cover the cost of the experience.
- Weigand Scholarships
The Department of German and Russian offers scholarships for students working with the German language.