Named Scholarships

Friends of the University have made generous contributions which enable us to award scholarships, described below, for specific study abroad experiences for SU undergraduate students who are participating in semester programs. Awards will be a part of your financial aid package and will be disbursed  to your bursar’s account before the start of classes.

Application deadlines:

November 1 for study abroad during the spring semester.

May 1 for study abroad during the fall semester.
(NOTE: Application for the fall 2017 semester will be ready March 15, 2017)

Instructions to apply:

You may apply for up to four (4) scholarships but only need to submit ONE essay. Please review the scholarship qualifications below and list your preferences on your application.

Write an essay stating your academic, personal and career goals. How will your study overseas prepare you to reach those goals? Length of essay: approximately 750 words (one page single-spaced maximum.)

Log in to your existing online application to complete and submit the Named Scholarship and Travel Grants Application.
(NOTE: Application for the fall 2017 semester will be ready March 15, 2017)

Based on the Spring 2017 award cycle, approximately 26% of the applicants received an award.  The scholarship amounts ranged from $490 – $1,550; the average award was $804. All applicants will receive notification regarding the results of their application once selections have been made.


All Programs

  • The Alvin S. Meltzer Endowed Scholarship Fund. Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to a student enrolled in a program of study related to marine ecology or Mediterranean culture. (One award)
  • The JoAnn Heffernan Heisen Scholarship. Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Award is restricted to SU students who come from single parent households. (Up to four awards)
  • Margaret A. Charters Education Abroad Scholarship. Awarded to an undergrad student enrolled in the School of Education. Preference is given to a minority students enrolled in Inclusive, Early Childhood or English Education program, or an outstanding student in K-12 Literacy. (One award)
  • The Christopher and Jennifer Jones Memorial Scholarship. Award is given to a student on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Designed to enhance the study abroad experience, the award may be applied to course fees or other billed expenses. (One award)
  • Niemczycki Endowed Scholarship Fund. Award is given to a student on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Award is restricted to a student enrolled in The College of Arts and Sciences and/or the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. (One award)
  • Esposito International Business Scholarship Fund. Awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing. Preference given to students enrolled in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in International Business. (One award)
  • The James Capolongo Engineering Scholarship. Awarded to a student enrolled in a program of engineering/computer science. Full-year students are awarded twice. Note: All ECS students are welcome to apply; preference is given to London students. (Award number varies year-to-year)
  • Arthur T. and Jane M. Murphy Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund. Open to all majors, but preference given to College of Engineering and Computer Science students. (One award)
  • Kristina Hahn Scholarship for SU Abroad. Awarded on the basis of financial need. Preference is given to a student enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School. (One award)
  • Travel Grants. Friends of the University have made generous contributions which provides access to the University’s SU Abroad Program for financially needy students who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate. Award will be part of the overall financial aid package and available approximately 10 days before the start of classes. (Up to 20 awards)

All European Programs

  • The Muriel S. Alper Memorial Award. Awarded to an undergraduate student studying in Madrid, Florence, Strasbourg, or London on basis of academic merit and financial need. (One award)

China: Hong Kong & Beijing

  • The Anthony Yeh Hong Kong Scholarship. Scholarships available for students studying in Hong Kong. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of combined academic achievement and financial need. (Up to three awards)
  • The Anthony Yeh Beijing Scholarship. Scholarships available for students studying in Beijing. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of combined academic achievement and financial need. (Up to three awards)
  • Connie So Heung Chiu and Eddie Sin Po Chiu Scholarship. Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student who is enrolled in The College of Arts and Sciences and will be studying abroad in China. (One award)

Florence

  • The Susan Bender-Scheer and Perry J. Scheer Scholarship. Awarded to a student studying in Florence on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Preference given to student whose major is Italian or other foreign language or art history. (One award)

London

  •  The James Capolongo Engineering Scholarship. Awarded to a student enrolled in a program of engineering/computer science. Full-year students are awarded twice. Note: All ECS students are welcome to apply; preference is given to London students. (Number of awards varies year-to-year)