Named Scholarships

Friends of the University have made generous contributions which enable us to award scholarships, described below, for specific study abroad experiences for Syracuse University 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 (at 5 p.m. EST) for study abroad during the spring semester
  • May 2 (at 5 p.m. EST) for study abroad during the fall semester

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?  Essays should not exceed 500 words.

Log in to your OrangeAbroad portal to complete and submit the Named Scholarship and Travel Grants Application.

The scholarship award amounts range from $500 – $2,500. All applicants will receive notification regarding the results of their application once selections have been made.


Available Named Scholarships and Travel Grants

Please read the descriptions of each scholarship carefully. If you do not meet the criteria for a scholarship you apply for, you will not be considered.

The list below will be updated twice a year in October and April based on the availability of funds.

  • The Muriel S. Alper Memorial Award: This endowment provides scholarships based on financial need and academic excellence to Syracuse University undergraduates enrolled in a study abroad program in Europe. This will support two students, one in the fall and one in the spring. (One award)
  • The James Capolongo Engineering Scholarship: Awarded to a student enrolled in a program of engineering/computer science. Full-year students can be awarded twice. Note: All ECS students are welcome to apply; preference is given to London students. (Award number varies year-to-year)
  • Margaret A. Charters Education Abroad Scholarship: Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Education. All SoE students can apply, but 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)
  • Esposito International Business Scholarship Fund: Awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing. All students can apply, but preference is given to students enrolled in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in International Business. (One award)
  • Kristina Hahn Scholarship for SU Abroad: Awarded on the basis of financial need. All students can apply, but preference is given to a student enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School. (Up to two awards)
  • 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. Students applying for this award will need to sign a release and upload it to their MySlice account. An additional email will be sent to students from Syracuse Abroad with the relevant form and instructions after the application deadline has passed. (Up to four awards)
  • 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)
  • The Alvin S. Meltzer Endowed Scholarship Fund: Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. All students can apply, but preference is given to a student enrolled in a program of study related to marine ecology or Mediterranean culture. (One award)
  • Arthur T. and Jane M. Murphy Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund: This endowment provides scholarship and financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in a program of study abroad, with preference to students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (One award).
  • Arthur T. and Jane M. Murphy Endowed Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund: Awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of academic merit and financial need. All students can apply, but preference is given to a student enrolled in VPA. (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)
  • Susan Bender-Scheer and Perry J. Scheer Endowed Scholarship: Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student who will be studying in Florence, Italy (One Award).
  • The Anthony Yeh Beijing Scholarship: Scholarships available for students studying on a World Partner Program in Beijing. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of combined academic achievement and financial need. (Up to two awards)
  • The Anthony Yeh Hong Kong Scholarship: Scholarships available for students studying on a World Partner Program in Hong Kong. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of combined academic achievement and financial need. (Up to three awards)
  • 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)