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Travel Scholarships and Funding Resources

Travel Scholarships and Funding Resources

Shibani Chakrabarty

Shibani Chakrabarty (‘18), President Elect of PanHellenic, Hess Fellow, studied abroad in spring 2016 in London, England through the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

“Studying abroad was one of the most meaningful experiences that I have ever had. I almost didn’t take the opportunity that was given to me because I thought I would have to choose between studying abroad and embracing leadership opportunities at the College. However, with hard work and determination, I was able to do both. Choosing to study abroad was the best decision I have made. My advice is this: if you have the slightest inclination to study abroad, the tiniest amount of wanderlust in you, then do not let anything hold you back.”

The Sklenar Center for International Programs supports students in budgeting and funding overseas study and travel.  The costs associated with travel, living abroad for a semester or funding an E-Term travel project can seem daunting.   BSC believes that overseas opportunities are a significant part of a students’ education and personal development; therefore, meeting a student’s financial needs is important.  Below are helpful resources for funding and scholarship options to pursue in support of your overseas travel.

Requirements:

  1. Must meet the minimum requirements for study abroad and E-Term travel-projects or contracts
  2. Merit and need-based awards are available. Award amounts depend upon Federal financial need.
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BSC Travel Scholarship/Award Deadlines

Month

Day

Year

BSC Awards

October

6

2017

Dickerson Scholarship (Spring 2018)  DELAYED

October

17

2017

Generation Study Abroad Grant (Spring 2018, Summer 2018or Fall 2018)

February 

15

2018

GO Grants (Summer 2018)

February

15

2018

Sklenar Center Scholarships (Summer 2018)

February

15

2018

Sklenar Center Scholarships (Fall 2018 & Academic Year 2018-19)

March

15

2018

Dickerson Scholarship (Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Academic Year 2017-18)

April

12

2018

SGA Summer Travel Funding (Summer 2017)

September

14

2018

Sklenar Center Scholarships ( Spring 2019)


Dickerson Award
honors the memory of Mr. Shanon Dickerson (BSC’96), a member of the first class of Leadership Studies graduates who inspired others with his passion for international experiences and commitment to service.  The Dickerson Award is a competitive scholarship that supports students at BSC who have a strong desire to study abroad.  The application can be found here.

Generation Study Abroad Grants Through generous donations, the IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience. https://www.iie.org/Programs/Generation-Study-Abroad/UtilityNav/Funding/Travel-Grants

GO Grants BSC was one of 10 colleges and universities around the U.S. chosen for the IIE Generation Study Abroad incentive grant program through Institute of International Education (IIE).  The grant has provided 6 credit or non-credit rise3 scholarships designated for students interested in pursuing study, internship, research, service, experience in the following groups or majors to be used during Summer 2018: Student of Color, LGBTQ students, Spanish in the Workplace majors, students studying Arabic or Chinese overseas, students involved in service, Pre-Health majors and Athletes.  Contact Anne Ledvina in the Sklenar Center for International Programs for more information, aledvina@bsc.edu .

Sklenar Travel Scholarship are available to students pursuing overseas study during the semester, summer or academic year through BSC affiliated programs.  Travel funds are awarded based upon need and/or merit. The deadline for the scholarship coincides with the application for study abroad. The application can be found here.

E-Term January Travel Awards:  Click here for more information.

SGA Applications for Funding (summer): Click here for more information.