Scholarships

Donation Opportunities:

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Fredonia Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship awards are based on academics, talent, financial need or other criteria established by each scholarship.  Interested participants should complete the Fredonia Scholarship Application and submit it to the Office of International Education for all Fredonia scholarships. Please contact the affiliates through their particular websites to obtain specific requirements and application procedures for the awards listed below in the Other Scholarship section.

 Fredonia Scholarship Application  

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Winch Scholarship: Two awards up to $350/term

Scholarships are awarded to a Fredonia student planning to study abroad in a short-term program.

Eligibility Requirements: All students applying for short-term study abroad programs are eligible. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Application Process: Students wishing to apply should submit the following materials:

  1. The Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application from, which is available in the International Center.
  2. A copy of their most recent transcript.
  3. An essay (maximum two typed pages) clearly articulating their life goals and the expected cost of the selected study abroad program. Financial need should be mentioned if appropriate.

These materials should be submitted to the International Education Center, which will forward copies to the International Committee. Decisions will be based on academic performance, clearly articulated goals, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Recipients will be required to participate in one scheduled international event upon their return to Fredonia.

Application Deadline: Summer - April 1; J-Term - November 1

Deming International Scholarship: Two awards up to $225/semester or one up to $450/academic year.

Eligibility Requirements: All students applying for semester or academic year study abroad programs are eligible. Preference given to students enrolled in a year long program.

The Application Process: Students wishing to apply should submit the following materials:

  1. The Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application form, which is available in the International Education Center.
  2. A copy of their most recent transcript
  3. An essay (maximum two typed pages) clearly articulating their life goals and the expected cost of the selected study abroad program. Financial need should be mentioned if appropriate.

These materials should be submitted to the International Education Center, which will forward copies to the International Committee. Decisions will be based on academic performance, clearly articulated goals, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Recipients will be required to participate in one scheduled international event upon their return to Fredonia.

Application Deadline: Spring - November 1 ; Fall - April 1

The Ann Manly Scholarship: Two awards up to $1,200/semester

Eligibility Requirements: Students applying for semester or academic year study abroad programs who can demonstrate financial need and are enrolled full time in good academic standing are eligible.

The Application Process: Students wishing to apply should submit the following materials:

  1. The Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application form, which is available in the International Education Center.
  2. A copy of their most recent transcript
  3. An essay (maximum two typed pages) clearly articulating their life goals and the expected cost of the selected study abroad program. Financial need should be mentioned if appropriate.

These materials should be submitted to the International Education Center, which will forward copies to the International Committee. Decisions will be based on academic performance, clearly articulated goals, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Recipients will be required to participate in one scheduled international event upon their return to Fredonia.

Application Deadline: Spring - November 1; Fall - April 1

Debbie A. Joy Endowment:

Eligibility Requirements: Female Computer Science majors studying abroad for a semester.

Debbie Joy joined Computer Sciences Corporation as Lead Solution Architect in February 2005, serving as Solution Executive for the large global accounts. In this role, she provides leadership in determining the global strategic direction for the use of technology and architecture to enable key business initiatives for Fortune 100 companies. In her 30-year career, she has filled roles of increasing responsibility, beginning as a software engineer for a major hospitality chain, then moving into technology leadership roles for both Fortune 500 and start-up tech companies, including DEC, Unisys and Netigy. She has extensive international experience, having worked in both Asia and Europe for over 10 years. Debbie is a founder and Past President of the Phoenix Chapter of the Alliance of Technology and Women, a non-profit supporting women and men worldwide in executive roles and encouraging women and girls to enter technology fields. She earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from SUNY Fredonia and has been an IEEE Communication Society member for over 10 years. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, Jerry Abrahamson, and their dog Harley. Debbie enjoys reading, gourmet cooking and gardening. Her mother, Bernice Joy, is a 1953 alumna of the College at Fredonia.

Graham E. Andrus Memorial Scholarship:

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all majors. Students should have a strong and demonstrated interest in study abroad and international studies, with a minimum GPA of 3.00, and Junior or Senior Class status.  Students’ studies and career plans should be such that they will benefit from studying abroad. While not a requirement for eligibility, consideration will be given to awarding scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need.  The recipient must be enrolled full time during the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.  

Graham E. Andrus graduated from Fredonia in May 2010 with a degree in history, focusing on Global Studies.  In the Fall of 2010 he re-entered Fredonia as a second baccalaureate student in International Studies focusing on Developing Nations with a minor in Political Science.  Graham died on August 13, 2011 while working as a camp counselor at Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake.  His goal was to study abroad and experience life in another country. This scholarship is to help students to fulfill Graham’s dream.

Thomas Andrus and Karen Andrus, parents of Graham, created this legacy in their beloved son’s name, with the hope that his life focus on fostering world peace through building strong international relationships and collaboration among countries and their peoples would be achieved by students of his Alma Mater for generations to come.

Application Deadline: Spring - November 1; Fall - April 1

Other Scholarships:

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BUTEX UK Scholarships: This scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada.  To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated (i.e. Northumbria University).  Your study abroad or exchange place must be for the academic year 2010/11 and your place must be for a minimum of one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. The deadline for applications is late May.

For more information: http://www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/12


Bridging Scholarship: Japan-US Friendship Commission, an independent federal agency promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan, in an effort to highlight public/ private partnerships and to promote study abroad in Japan by American undergraduates, initiated the Bridging Project scholarship program and established the US-Japan Bridging Foundation to accept contributions.

For more information:http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html

The Levin Institute:To improve educational cooperation and exchanges between the United States and the People’s Republic of China and to expand knowledge of China and the Chinese language among New Yorkers, the Ministry of Education of China has offered 10 full scholarships per year between 2009 and 2012 for selected SUNY undergraduate students who wish to study the Chinese language or related disciplines in China. 

For more information: http://www.albany.edu/intled/china_scholarship.shtml

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Whitaker Program supports biomedical engineers (and bioengineers), from graduating seniors through post-doctorates, in conducting high-quality research or study overseas.

For more information: www.whitaker.org  Deadline: Late January   

CIEE Bowman Travel Grants: Applicants for CIEE Bowman Travel Grants must be undergraduate students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only) matriculated at an American college or university who will be participating in a study abroad program in one of the designated countries. Awards are issued as vouchers to Council Travel, to be exchanged for round-trip airline tickets to the program destination.

For more information: http://ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx

Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships for American Minority Students:  The Turkish Coalition of America is pleased to award up to 100 scholarships per year for American minority students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible U.S. citizens of African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American ethnic origin. Undergraduate and graduate level students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) are welcome to apply. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per student.

For more information: www.turkishcoalition.org/scholarships/minority.htm

The National Italian American Foundation: National Italian American Foundation

The National Italian American Foundation offers study abroad scholarships that range from $2,500 to $5,000 to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must have a GPA of 3.25, be enrolled in an accredited university, and come from an Italian American background to be eligible for the NIAF scholarship.

For more information: https://www.niaf.org/scholarships/index.asp

Summer Scholarships to Study Spanish in Spain at the University of Málaga (2 Awards)

Two scholarships are being awarded, each for a one-month Spanish summer course at the University of Málaga (20 lessons per week). The awards include the full course cost as well as accommodation in a shared student apartment (single room). Airfare and personal spending are not included in the award. The value of each award is of 800 Euros (approximately $1,000).

The application deadlines is November 30, 2013. Award recipients will be announced on December 15.

How do I apply? To apply for one of the two scholarships offered, please send us a minimum 500-word essay explaining why you want to learn Spanish, why you wish to visit Spain, and why you think you're the ideal candidate for the award. Please also mention any academic and non-academic facts about yourself relevant to the scholarship. Finally, don't forget to include your personal contact information. The email for the application is info@unispain.com.

For more information: www.unispain.com

Institute of International Education Scholarships:

Gilman International Scholarship program is administered by the Institute of International Education and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be U.S. citizens, receive Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and not study in a county that is under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. The applicant should be an undergraduate student at a two or four year institution and enroll in an overseas study abroad program. Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program will award up to $5000 to students approved.

For more information: http://www.iie.org//programs/gilman/

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Boren Awardsprogram offers scholarships to students interested in international academic areas as well as language study. This program supports study of languages and cultures that may not have been emphasized in the past but are deemed crucial to national security. U.S. citizens that are enrolled in an academic institution at the time of application and are planning on finishing their study abroad before they graduate are eligible.

For more information: http://www.borenawards.org/

Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E³) Global E³ is a study abroad exchange opportunity for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to be exchanged between top U.S. and international engineering programs.

For more information http://www.iie.org/programs/GlobalE3/

Deadlines : First Monday in October (for Spring), first Monday in March (for Fall/Academic year)  

The Language Flagship Fellowships

The Language Flagship, an NSEP initiative, is designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in certain critical languages. The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two years for post-BA students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas.

For more information : http://borenawards.org/the_language_flagship Deadline: Early January

 

Websites to Search:

http://www.studyabroad.com/forum/financial_aid.html

http://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.iefa.org/


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