Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program
Amount: Three (3) $1,000 awards - (one of these with the potential for an additional $1,000)
SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is expanding its undergraduate scholarship program to diverse students interested in participating in one of SUNY’s many study abroad programs. The Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program (DAHSP) recognizes the valuable benefit that SUNY’s international education programs provide. ODEI encourage campuses to nominate students who might not otherwise be able to study abroad for the Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship. Through this program, ODEI hopes to offset the costs of participating in an approved credit-bearing overseas academic program. DAHSP supports ODEI’s mission in striving to promote inclusive educational programs that reward academic excellence and those that expand students’ knowledge of diverse peoples throughout the world.
The Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program complements an existing statewide undergraduate scholarship program for students from a broad range of backgrounds who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in their campus or academic program. Three students who satisfy the eligibility criteria will receive a $1,000 award from the SUNY Oswego Office of International Education and Programs. In addition, one of the applicants from this group will be submitted to the SUNY ODEI for further consideration to receive an additional $1,000. Funds may be used to support a variety of international experiences, including, but not limited to:
|Global research experiences or internships;
|Short-term or semester studies;
|Mentorship/study/research in STEM disciplines;
|Summer study programs including cultural immersion; and
|Faculty-led programs, including those embedded in academic courses.
The scholarship aims to support students from traditionally underrepresented groups in their efforts to study abroad. This includes minority, first-generation, low-income, and non-traditional students. These applicants must also:
|Be enrolled in a degree program with a declared major at a sponsoring SUNY campus;
|Be a rising sophomore, junior (second-semester transfer students) or senior;
|Be a United States citizen (or permanent resident alien) and a New York State resident.
Program Report: Students receiving awards will be required to submit a summary of their experience detailing how it contributed to their career and college goals within 60 days of completing their travel to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Program Ambassador: Students must be willing to share their travel experience in a campus or conference forum following their study abroad experience, including the submission of a high-resolution facial photograph for promotional purposes.
Your application must be completed
(application completed and all supporting forms submitted) by the following scholarship deadline dates:
|Fall Semester (includes Q2)
|Spring Semester (includes Q3, Q4, and Spring Courses w/ Travel)