*The following scholarships are available only to students participating in the hosting organizations’ programs.
Academic Programs International (API)
API Regional Scholarship
The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and South Pacific) provide awards for API participants that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.
API First Generation Scholarship
API is pleased to support participants on our programs who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university); show financial need.
API STEM Scholarship
The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students. In order to be be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics); show financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad.
API Student Athlete Scholarship
It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply. The API Student-Athlete Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.
API DACA Scholarship
The API DACA scholarship is designated to provide financial assistance to an API participant who is the recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The scholarship awards $575 to an eligible participant to help offset the cost of applying for Advance Parole. We will take into consideration your academic record and essay detailing your financial circumstances, background and motivation for studying abroad. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.
API Diversity Scholarship
API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support participants on our programs who hail from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to be eligible, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.
API Intern Scholarship
API is proud to award two semester and two summer scholarships for $500 each to participants on our international internship programs.
API Virtual Scholarship (through Fall 2022)
Participants in a virtual program with API in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 (including API Global Select, API Innovation Lab, API Community Engagement Lab, an API Global Virtual Internship, Virtual Short-Term Spanish Study in Spain and Costa Rica, Virtual Short-Term French Study in Grenoble, API Gap Global Select, and API Gap Virtual Global Internship) are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward any API on-site summer program, or a $3,000 scholarship toward any API on-site quarter, semester or academic year study abroad program valid until fall 2022. Virtual program participants are also eligible to apply for any API Scholarship offering according to the standard deadlines.
API-Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Award
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship 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.
Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.
Ramapo College students are eligible for scholarship opportunities from Arcadia Abroad for both semester and summer study abroad programs. Arcadia is committed to supporting students by providing scholarship awards designed to make a difference for a student deciding between participating in a study abroad program or staying home. Eligibility is based on financial need and aims to help support students with the additional costs associated with studying abroad.
Specific partner and program scholarships are also available to students based on their destination and area of interest. These awards may not be directly managed by Arcadia, but have been used to support students in previous semesters.
Any Ramapo student receiving a Gilman Scholarship is awarded a $1000 scholarship from Arcadia Abroad. Please be certain to notify Arcadia that you are a Gilman recipient.
To learn more, please visit our Scholarship Page.
CEPA Foundation Scholarships (Strasbourg, France)
Summer Intercultural Leadership Program Scholarships:
- Emerging Global Leaders Scholarship
Eligibility: Available to students enrolled in the Summer Intercultural Leadership Program. This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student who has demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm as a student leader. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship after enrolling in the Summer Intercultural Leadership Program in Strasbourg, France.
- Leadership Scholarship:
Eligibility: Available to students enrolled in the Summer Intercultural Leadership program. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their achievements as student leaders on their home campus.
- Intercultural Scholarship
Eligibility: Available to students enrolled in the Summer Intercultural Leadership Program. Applicants should be able to demonstrate how they have used their intercultural knowledge, skills, or understanding on their home campus.
Fall/Spring/Academic Year Scholarships:
- Global ESC Scholarship
Eligibility: Any student participating in a CEPA Foundation semester abroad program.
- First Generation Scholarship
Eligibility: Students participating in a CEPA Foundation semester program who are the first in their family to study at a university/college.
- Go Again Grant
Eligibility: Students who have participated in a CEPA faculty-led program or have attended another program at the ESC. Students attending for the academic year will automatically receive this grant during their second semester.
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
GAIN TRAVEL GRANT
Semester/Quarter Programs: $1,000 toward airfare
Summer Programs: $500 toward airfare
Eligibility: The Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant helps cover outbound and return airfare to all CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate financial need. All students who receive a Federal Pell Grants are guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant. To receive this grant, students upload their FAFSA Student Aid Report and submit their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by October 15 (spring programs), or by April 1 (summer and fall programs). CIEE GAIN Travel Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
GILMAN GO GLOBAL GRANT
Semester/Quarter: $500/$300 toward program costs
Summer: $250 toward program costs
QUALIFIED GILMAN APPLICANTS
Semester/Quarter: $2,500/$1,500 toward program costs
Summer: $1,000 toward program costs
All Gilman Go Global Grant recipients also automatically receive a GAIN Travel Grant!
Eligibility: Qualified applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship are eligible for a Gilman Go Global Grant, regardless of whether they are selected as a Gilman Scholar. Simply upload the first page of your FAFSA Student Aid Report and proof of application to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and submit a CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by October 15 for spring programs, or April 1 for summer and fall programs to be eligible for the grant. Students must provide CIEE proof that they were not selected as a Gilman Scholar to receive the larger grant sizes noted above.
Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.
||AMOUNT (UP TO)
|Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
||Freshman, sophomore, or junior, student of color, 3.0 GPA
||100% of program fee and travel costs
|Frederick Douglass Summer Scholars
||Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant
|McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Health
||Academic achievement and acceptance into a program focused on health sciences, nursing, or public health
|Ping Scholarship for Academic Excellence
|Ritzmann Tropical and Marine Ecology Scholarship
||Academic achievement and acceptance into a program focused on tropical or marine ecology
|Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarship
||Academic achievement and acceptance into a qualified program
|Wollitzer Merit Scholarship in Area or Comparative Studies
||Academic achievement and acceptance into a qualified program
FLY FREE WITH CIEE
Study abroad in Fall 2021 in Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Rome, or Sydney and receive up to $1,000 in round trip airfare to/from your program. Enter your information online at https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/fall-fly-free-lp to receive this free flight voucher.
DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia (Copenhagen & Stockholm)
Automatic Fee Reduction for all Ramapo College students: $5,000 per semester, $500 per 3-4 week summer session, and $1,500 per Architecture & Design summer session.
DIS offers need and merit-based awards and is committed to supporting students with limited financial resources, from diverse backgrounds, and/or underrepresented populations in study abroad. Click Here
DIS Merit-Based Awards
- DIS offers two competitive, merit-based awards: Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship and The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship. One student is selected as the recipient of the $10,000 award. Please take note of the deadlines – DIS will not accept late applications for merit-based awards.
DIS Scholarship Funds
Apply for up to $6,000 per semester. During the summer, awards range from $250-$1,500 depending on program cost and duration. International (non-U.S. citizen) students are welcome to apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and you hear back within 1-2 weeks after your scholarship application is submitted
- Need-Based Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need
- Diversity Scholarship
Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, or educational backgrounds, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, etc.
International Studies Abroad
ISA awards over $600,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year in a variety of categories, amounts and eligibility. Visit the website for more information on their scholarships, as well as scholarships available through their partner host institutions.
ISA will also offer the following guaranteed scholarships (in support of Ramapo’s Year of Asia & the Pacific – through Fall 2019):
John Cabot University
Tuition discount is extended to all Ramapo College students attending John Cabot University for fall, spring and summer terms. Please talk to your Study Abroad Office for more information. Engineering majors attending John Cabot University for summer terms are also eligible for the 500$ Engineering major scholarship. Students do not have to apply for this as it is automatically extended to all Engineering major students.
School for Field Studies
SFS awards over $650,000 in need-based scholarships and grants each year, and about 90% of students who apply for SFS aid receive it. The application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.
Semester at Sea (SAS)
1. Need-Based Grants
These grants are awarded by the Institute for Shipboard Education to help make the program a reality for all students regardless of financial status. Awards range from $250 to $10,000. Award ranges are based on EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) from FAFSA (pending verification of submitted information). The need grant is awarded on a rolling basis until approximately two weeks prior to the voyage embarkation date or until the funds have been depleted – whichever occurs first. Students should apply for this grant early if they wish to receive funding.
2. Merit Scholarship
Students may apply for merit-based aid if they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Additional consideration will be given to those students demonstrating leadership within their campus or community. Awards range from $250 to $2,500. Award ranges are based on GPA, quality of essay and demonstrated leadership experience. The merit grant is awarded on a rolling basis until approximately two weeks prior to the voyage embarkation date or until the funds have been depleted – whichever occurs first. Students should apply for this grant early if they wish to receive funding.
3. Student Assistant Grants
These esteemed positions are available for industrious students with the necessary experience to be successful in their assignment. Students will be expected to work two hours per day while at sea. There will be no work expectations while in port. Student Assistant Grants are $4,000.
4. Alumni Support Scholarships
These awards are made possible by the generosity of gifts from our alumni. Students will be expected to correspond with the donor if selected. Students must have a 3.00 GPA or have exhibited personal leadership. Awards range from $500 to $10,000.
5. Global Journalism & Integrated Communications Fellowship
The Semester at Sea Global Journalism & Integrated Communications Fellowship is an opportunity for students to hone their reporting, digital storytelling, and critical thinking skills over the course of a Semester at Sea voyage. Students will pitch and author articles for their host university newspaper. Selected fellows will need to work closely with their home campus newspaper editor- in-chief to approve and publish a series of articles during their voyage. Students currently pursuing a degree in journalism, communications, English, or similar are strongly encouraged to apply.
Selected fellows will receive a $3,500 grant towards their SAS program fees.
6. CY Tung Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is available to students studying Chinese/East Asian Studies and is available for any voyage that visits China. A small cohort of US and Chinese students are awarded a $25,000 scholarship. The C.Y. Tung Program on Sino-US relations underscores Semester at Sea’s commitment to global understanding and international exploration and offers a timely and integrated study of China-one of the world’s most influential global powers-and its relations with the United States. It brings together students, scholars, and prominent figures to explore the history and cultures of China and the United States, and to consider how to ensure productive economic and diplomatic relationships between the two in the future.
7. Tutu Ubuntu Scholarship
This $30,000 scholarship has been created in the legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as a means to award deserving students with the opportunity to promote his message of forgiveness, empowerment and peace.
8. Inclusive Engagement Scholarship
Semester at Sea is committed to fostering a shipboard community inclusive of all identities. We are pleased to launch the Inclusive Engagement Scholarship as a means for student leaders to get involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives during and after their voyages, and to inspire prospective students from their communities to sail with Semester at Sea in the future. Recipients will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship and flights for the program. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented identities (Race/Ethnic Minorities, Students with Disabilities, First Generation, Low-Income, LGBTQIA+, Religion, and Veterans).
9. Impact Cohort (Field program scholarship & 1-credit seminar. Top applicants also receive $3,500 toward program fees.)
The Impact Cohort (approx. ~15-25 students) will travel together on two custom overnight Field Programs to visit and support partner NGOs (which are being funded in part by Semester at Sea.) The Cohort will work together during at-sea days to learn about relevant concepts (readings required!) and to prepare for each visit and reflect and process after each program. The Cohort will be led by a SAS faculty member and on transcripts appears as IE 492 International Education Seminar (1 credit).
Upon successful completion of both Field Programs, all cohort members will have the opportunity to apply for additional funding to return to one of the program sites after the voyage in an intern / volunteer / fellowship capacity (timing and details TBD pending partner needs and student availability.)
SIT Study Abroad
SIT Study Abroad offers numerous scholarship opportunities to provide greater access to international opportunities. In addition, we would like to highlight the following: Pell-Matching and RCNJ-SIT scholarships.
Students with demonstrated need will be eligible for a New Horizons Grant of $2500 for a new semester program and $1500 for a new summer program. These grants are awarded for the first two terms that the new program is offered.
SIT – Pell Matching Scholarship Program
SIT study abroad offers a scholarship program for undergraduate Federal Pell grant recipients. SIT will automatically match a student’s Pell award used for a semester program with SIT, thereby placing high quality, field-based study abroad programs within greater financial reach of a wider range of undergraduate students.
SIT – Study Abroad Scholarship (for RCNJ Students only)
Ramapo College students have the opportunity to apply for a SIT Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship can be used towards SIT Study Abroad semester or summer programs. The maximum award for a semester program is $5000 and the maximum award for a summer program is $2000. Ramapo College students must demonstrate financial need, be in-state residents, and meet SIT admissions requirements to be eligible.
Summer/Fall Application Deadline: early March
Spring Application Deadline: early October
For more information about SIT Study Abroad programs: Click Here
For more information about the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship and to access the application: Click Here
Studio Arts Center International (SACI)
Partial tuition scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate study at SACI. All SACI scholarships are based on both artistic and academic ability and financial need. Applicants to all SACI programs that are for credit may apply for SACI scholarships. More information about scholarships and how to apply can be found on our website.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School
Summer Study Abroad Scholarships:
- Needs-based scholarship
- Diversity Abroad scholarship
- Summer 2021 Special scholarship
Undergraduate Semester Study Abroad Scholarships:
- Needs-based financial aid
- Merit scholarship
- Art Merit scholarship
- Louis Levine Merit scholarship for a student majoring in the sciences preferably genetics
- Spring in Jerusalem Merit scholarship
- Diversity Abroad scholarship
University College Dublin
Study Abroad @ the Quinn School of Business
The only study abroad scholarship currently on offer is through the Quinn School of Business. There are a limited number of €1000 scholarships for business study abroad students each semester. The full details about the scholarship and how to apply can be found here
Global Greening Scholarship Competition
As a partner of UCD, you can win a Summer Program Scholarship (2021 or 2022) + flights for one of your students by ‘going Green’ this St Patrick’s Day! You’ll find more information and application details on the link below:
Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Program:
Education in Ireland has launched their latest collaboration with Diversity Abroad, the new Inclusive Ireland Scholarships 2021 – Education in Ireland
. Beginning in Fall 2021, Education in Ireland will sponsor 5 X €3,000 scholarships for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland, including at University College Dublin. Students should apply for this Scholarship directly.
We also offer a returning study abroad scholarship, for past study abroad students who choose to pursue further studies at UCD. This scholarship is worth €4,000. Full details, here
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