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The Center for International Service
Financial Aid and Scholarships Information for CSI Study Abroad Students

I. Financial Aid Information for Matriculated CSI Students

If you currently receive financial aid, have filed a FAFSA application that covers your intended period of study, you may be able to use existing aid or increase aid in the form of loans or grants (such as direct loans, Pell grants, etc).

After you have applied for a specific program, you should request to receive an Overseas Expense Verification Form. This cost breakdown will allow adjustments to your educational budget that can impact your eligibility for financial aid.

If you have filed the FAFSA, and applied for a program, and received the Overseas Expense Verification Form, then you may make an appointment with the Student Financial Aid Office, by phone (718-982-2030) or in person (Bldg. 2A, Room 401). Identify yourself as a Study Abroad Student so that they schedule you to meet with the appropriate financial aid advisor at CSI.

Please know that TAP (NY State grant) is not applicable to study abroad programs based at institutions where CSI has an agreement to pay out tuition for your study abroad program. TAP is applicable for exchange programs and for most faculty-led programs where funds are not leaving the college to pay tuition at an overseas school.

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II. CUNY SIROCS Scholarship Information

CSI (and CUNY) students participating in study abroad programs may be eligible to apply for SIROCS: Scholarships for International Resume-Building Opportunities for CUNY Students. Please see eligibility requirements, application, and other information at

Application deadline:
Summer 2014 session programs – March 17, 2014

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III. CSI Program Scholarship Information

CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College students should consult with the academic advisor on your home campus about the procedures for applying for opportunities funds to be applied to study abroad program costs.

Students in CSI’s Verrazano School Honors Program should consult with the advising office of this program about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and procedures to apply for study abroad scholarships for Verrazano students that were first offered in 2011-12.

CSI students may be eligible to apply for additional scholarships for summer, winter intersession, and semester programs as below. All grants are awarded to students based on their ability to benefit from their participation in a study abroad program.  Academic merit and financial need are also taken into consideration. CSI students may pick-up a Scholarship Application in the Center for International Service in 2A-206 during afternoon study abroad open advising hours between 2-4pm.

SEMESTER PROGRAMS – Awards for Matriculated CSI Students Only:

  • Lorraine & Gordon DiPaolo Scholarship for Overseas Study (for CSI Business Majors ONLY) awards range from $1000-$4000
  • The American University of Rome Study Abroad Grants approximately $4500, or half semester program cost
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici Full Program Study Abroad Grants for Florence or Tuscania, awards range from $4500-$8000
  • CSI Culture and Commerce Study Abroad, award of $2500, for semester program for coursework in romance language
  • CSI Greece Study Abroad Grants, $1000 - $4000 grants
  • Greece ACT Merit Award (3.6 GPA and up, available to CSI, CUNY or any CCIS student), $1000 grant
  • Greece ACT Hellenic American Scholarship (Eligible Greek American students, available to CSI, CUNY or any CCIS student) $2000-$5000
  • CSI Presidential Award for Study in Nanjing, $1000-$2000 grants
  • Ricciardi Scholarship for Study Abroad in Italy, $500-$800 award
  • Exchange Ambassador Program Scholarship (IPAG/University of Canberra), $1000-$1500 awards
  • International Study Abroad Friends of CSI Scholarship, awards range

WINTER AND SUMMER PROGRAMS – Awards for Matriculated CSI Students Only:

  • Presidential Award for Study in Shanghai, $500-$1000
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici Study Abroad Grants, automatically incorporated into program costs advertised for CUNY and CSI students, range from $300-$900
Summer Sessions / Fall Semester April 15
Winter Intersession / Spring Semester October 15

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IV. Additional Outside Scholarships and Resources

You will find several other Scholarship opportunities at, under “Other Scholarships and International Programs.”  Another good site to search for potential study abroad scholarships is  This site is administered by the Institute for International Education (

If you intend to apply for an outside scholarship, please make an appointment with Michele Galati, Interim Fellowship & Scholarship Advisor, Career and Scholarship Center (1A-105,, 718-982-2301) for assistance in preparing the application.

Some important national study abroad scholarships are:

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship offers grants up to $5,000 for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue study abroad. It aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including, but not limited to, students with high financial need, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.  Students must be a U.S. Citizen, be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, be studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Applications and additional information at

Application deadlines:
Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Academic Year 2014-2015 - March 4, 2014

Bridging Scholarships for study abroad in Japan
Stipends of up to $2,500 (semester) or up to $4,000 (academic year).  Selection based on academic potential and financial need. Administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese.  Semester programs must be for at least three months duration. Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.  Applications and additional information at

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.  Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Applications and information at: Undergraduate scholarships up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad.  Graduate student Fellowships up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Application deadline:
Undergraduate Scholarship Academic Year 2014-2015 – February 5, 2014
Graduate Fellowship Academic Year 2013-2014 – January 28, 2014

For additional information about financial aid, scholarships, and study abroad programs, feel free to also consult with one of CSI’s study abroad advisors in 2A-206 during our afternoon open study abroad advising hours from 2-4pm, or schedule an appointment by calling us at 718-982-2100.

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