Fredonia & SUNY Scholarships

Fredonia Study Abroad Scholarships

Fredonia students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Office of International Education, regardless of the study abroad program they intend to participate in.  Awards range from $350 - $2,600 and are awarded based on major, financial need, and goals for study abroad.  Students should read the eligibility requirements for each scholarship carefully, and submit the following materials to the Office of International Education:

  1. Completed Study Abroad Scholarship Application
  2. Statement of Purpose Essay
  3. Official Transcripts

Application Deadlines:   

Spring/J-Term: November 1   
Fall/Summer: April 1

Students need only submit one completed application packet, no matter how many scholarships they intend to apply for.

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.

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.

Ann James Manly Endowment

Four awards up to $2,600/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.

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 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.


SUNY Study Abroad Scholarships

Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program
One award of $1,000/semester.

Eligibility Requirements: Juniors and Seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.25 who intend to participate in long-term (semester or academic year) study abroad.  Applicants must be residents of New York State.  Students from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.  

One student will be nominated by the Office of International Education to receive the award.  Students will also receive an additional $1,000 in funding from the Office of International Education and/or Financial Aid.  Recipients are required to submit a program report and act as a Study Abroad Ambassador following their study abroad experience.

Students interested in applying must submit the following application materials to the Office of International Education:

  1. Completed DAHSP Application
  2. One Faculty Reference Form
  3. Statement of Purpose Essay
  4. Official Transcripts

Application Deadlines:  
Spring/Winter: October 1
Fall/Summer: February 28

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