Scholarships

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As a full-time student you may apply in the fall of your freshman year for one of the Alumni Association's more than 180 scholarships. For details visit www.SouthernCT.edu/alumni/scholarshipprogram.


Destination Specific Scholarships (*these may have other qualifiers as well):

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Association of Commonwealth Universities
Provides lists of scholarships and fellowships to and from over 480 universities drawn from the Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta.

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British Council
Scholarships are offered for students studying in the United Kingdom.

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BUTEX scholarship
The Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) offer scholarships of £500 (pounds sterling) to students studying at a member university in the UK. Scholarships are available for a semester or a year.

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Critical Language Scholarship Program(*Subject Specific)
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. Government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to tenweeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.

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DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service(*Merit based)
Scholarships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and Canada for short and long term study in Germany. Students are eligible for participation in summer study abroad, internships, senior thesis research or summer courses at German universities. Long term scholarships are available for semester or year study abroad.

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Embassy of the Peoples' Republic of China Scholarship award
We are pleased to announce that the Embassy of the Peoples' Republic of Chinain Washington, DC has approved 25 Chinese Government Scholarship awards exclusively for American undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities.

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Work Immersion Study Program (WISP)(Summer Fellowship Program)
The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for Vocationally Qualified People "Work Immersion Study Program" (WISP) is a summer fellowship program offered exclusively to college students in vocational fields.  It includes funding for one month of intensive German language study, a two-month internship with a German company, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a €300 monthly stipend.

Please note that the eligibility criteria for WISP have recently changed. New criteria is listed on the programs website.

The application deadline for WISP is December 1, 2012.

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FutureUnlimited-Australia(*Merit based)
A variety of scholarships are offered by public and private organizations to students wishing to study abroad in Australia. An easy to navigate database is provided to help find the right program.

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LIVFund (*Merit based)
Learn, Intern & Volunteer in Latin America. LIVFund has been designed for anyone interested in studying, interning and volunteering in Latin America and who would like to offset program or living abroad costs. LIVFund awards 24 scholarships annually and accepts applications from candidates coming to Latin America to work, intern or volunteer independently or through an organized program for any length of time. We believe that the exchange of cultures makes the world a better place, and we have created LIVFund to help with that mission!

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Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies (*Merit based, student specific, subject specific)
Selected students will receive a full scholarship to be immersed in intensive Arabic language classes as well as other cultural programs such as cooking, calligraphy, and trips to venues of cultural interest and significance throughout Morocco. The scholarship covers all costs of tuition and housing for the duration of the semester dates indicated on the attached flyer. Students will study at our state of the art facility with full amenities.

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Shandong partner region scholarship program (Connecticut & Shandong, China Sister-State relationship)
The Shandong Provincial Government is sponsoring a scholarship for a Connecticut student to study abroad in China.  Applicants will be selected to study at any one of the 17 participating Chinese universities seen on the programs website.

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Swedish Women's Educational Association, New Jersey Chapter (*Merit based, student specific)
The purpose of the SWEA New Jersey Scholarship is to support a person in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, history, or society. We are primarily looking for a student from New Jersey or its near surrounding states or someone who studies in New Jersey or its near surrounding states. The applicant must commit to providing a report on how the scholarship was used by giving a presentation to SWEA New Jersey or by writing an article; the preferable option is to give a presentation to the members of

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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships(*Subject specific, student specific)
Fellowships are awarded to students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Students apply through their home university.

Merit-based only scholarships

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FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Micheal Schindel is the new Fulbright Program Advisor in the OIE. You can reach him via email, or stop by the office.

Rotari

Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Students can apply by contacting their local Rotary Club.

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The World Affairs Forum
Up to $5000.  Applicants must: be a resident of or studying in Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY, attending a four-year university or college. Funds to be used for study abroad (e.g. semester or longer) at an accredited academic institution Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Scholarship Committee. High achiever (top 25% of class and/or minimum B average). Contributor to school and community life. Minimum 2 recommendations (2 professors or 1 professor/1 academic advisor) Commitment by the scholarship recipient to provide the World Affairs Forum with an end-of-program report and to speak before a World Affairs Forum audience on a minimum of 1 occasion following completion of the program.  Applicants must be available for a personal interview.  Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and finalists will be invited for an interview.

Minority/Ethnicity Based Study Abroad Scholarships:

AIFS

AIFS Minority Scholarships
The purpose of the Minority Scholarship is to help increase the participation of ethnic minority college students in study abroad programs. Recipients are expected to be ambassadors of international understanding within their communities upon return. Two Minority Scholarships for full tuition, room, board and transportation are awarded, one per semester. In addition, three runner-up Minority Scholarships worth $2,000 each are awarded per semester. These minority scholarships can be used only on AIFS programs.

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CEA Diversity and Needs Based Scholarships
Looking for help on financing your study abroad program? CEA offers several unique scholarship opportunities available to CEA Global Education students. These scholarships are open to all CEA program participants who meet the eligibility requirements in order to aid you in subsidizing the cost of your study abroad program.

Applying is easy! Just review the application procedure and fill out our Scholarship Application form for the study abroad scholarship or scholarships best suited to your qualifications.

NIAF

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$10,000. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years. Please see website for more information concerning the scholarship and eligibility.

CIEE

CIEE Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Awards range from $500 (summer programs) to $1500 (semester and yearlong programs).

These awards are named in honor of Robert B. Bailey III, former member of CIEE's Board of Directors and Professor of Sociology and Director of Study Abroad at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Selection Criteria:
In addition to the scholarship form and essay, applications are reviewed based upon the information provided in the program application, including the personal statement, academic information, transcripts, and evaluations. As part of the scholarship essay, students should indicate if, or how, their membership in an underrepresented group was a factor in the choice of their program, and how they plan to integrate this international experience into academic, community, professional, and extracurricular activities. Financial need and academic excellence are strongly considered.

SEA

Scholarships at SEA for SEA Semester
SEA's offers a number of different scholarships, including the Dean's Award, Trimester Scholarships, Endowed Scholarships, and Tuition Awards. While each scholarship has its own qualifications, all aid with the cost of SEA participation. Please see website for individual information concerning each scholarship.

SIT

School for International Training (SIT) - Scholarships
SIT offers a different kinds of scholarships so the best thing to do is check their  website and see, whether one of them is applying to you. About one-third of those who seek scholarships from SIT Study Abroad receive financial assistance to participate in our programs. Awards generally range from $500 to $4,000. Awards are made on consideration of both merit and need. In addition, scholarship funds are used to ensure that a diverse group of students, from all regions in the U.S. and from a variety of colleges and universities can participate. Information is available online about individual scholarships and SIT programs.

Hawkinson

Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Scholarship Award
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded $27,000 in scholarships to 28 students, enabling them to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies here and around the world. These students are inspired by the same ideals that Pastor Hawkinson, the inspiration for this scholarship, embodied. The scholarship is funded by donations from friends and members of the Foundation and by endowment earnings. Past scholarship recipients have come from many faiths, including Christianity, Buddhism and Islam. Please see the website for more information about the Hawkinson Foundation and the further details about the scholarship.

 

 

 

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