Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students who plan on attending one of the SLC programs abroad will be able to apply their entire financial aid package towards the cost of the program.
Students attending a non-SLC program may take only federal aid, loans and possibly external scholarships (check with the scholarship provider). SLC gift aid cannot be applied towards non-SLC programs.
If you have any questions on whether any part of your financial aid will travel with you, please stop by the financial aid office (first floor of Westlands). You may also contact the financial aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (914) 395-2570.
The section below provides resources for students who plan on attending a non-SLC program and would like access to grants and scholarships. Do not forget to ask for information on scholarships when requesting an application from a study abroad program.
Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
All Abroad: Study Abroad Scholarships
A free search engine for scholarships to support study abroad students.
Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).
CIEE Student Scholarship Programs
Each year CIEE awards scholarships and grants to students who plan to study overseas. Full details of the five different scholarships can be found here.
DAAD— German American Exchange Service
This is a flexible scholarship program which offers short-term scholarships for participation in summer study abroad, internships, senior thesis research or summer courses at German universities and long-term scholarships for semester or year study abroad.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. This program seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need, and we encourage those underrepresented in study abroad to apply. The award is up to $5,000 for semester or academic year programs.
Grant Net (a free search engine)
Funding Opportunities for Training in the Biological and Medical Sciences.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
Website provides free searches for scholarships for study abroad. Worth a look, although it appears to have fewer entries, and to give less information about each, than some of the other sites listed here. IEFA’s Director Joe Cronin has been affiliated with the IEFC (below).
FastWeb (a free search engine)
Website provides free customized scholarship search after user fills out profile. E-mail updates are then provided of scholarships based on the profile. Links with FinAid.
National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Information on NSEP scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study in less-traditional regions, as well as institutional grants. Note that NSEP grants have a service obligation. $2,500 for summer, $4,000-$10,000 per semester or $6,000-$20,000 per academic year. For study abroad in all countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Student Awards.Com (a free search engine)
At Student Awards, high school, college and university students can search from thousands of unique scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. It’s free, private and personalized.
Study Abroad Funding
A comprehensive directory of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to find funding for study outside the US at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study.
University of Minnesota, International Study and Travel Center (ISTC) Scholarships Database
An excellent, free online database of scholarships. Search categories include study, research and internships as well as location and other variables.
Tuition Discount at the University of Bristol
All students who are admitted for the full academic year to the University of Bristol in England will receive a 30% discount on cost of tuition. The University of Bristol is regarded as a leading academic institution in the United Kingdom and offers a wide curriculum. Please contact Prema Samuel, Director of International programs for further information on Bristol’s Offerings.
A range of scholarships based on need and merit may also available by specific programs. Programs that have helped support Sarah Lawrence students in the past include:
- Center for Education Abroad, Arcadia University
- College Year in Athens (CYA)
- Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE)
- IES Study Abroad
- Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
- International Honors Program (IHP)
- Lexia International
- New York University
- School for International Training (SIT)