Study Abroad and Exchange Programs


For Oswego Students

The Office of International Education and Programs offers six (6) scholarships to Oswego students who will be studying abroad on an Oswego program. To apply, follow the link and  click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the scholarship page's brochure.

Colleen Brunner Memorial Scholarship

This award honors the memory of Colleen Brunner, an Oswego student who perished in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in December, 1988.  The award was established by family and friends to assist students with financial need to participate in the university's study abroad program.

Daniel McCarthy Scholarship

Mr. Peter McCarthy (1982 Oswego graduate) has established the Daniel McCarthy Scholarship in honor of his brother, Daniel who was lost on December 21, 1988 in the Pan-Am Flight 103 Lockerbie Air Disaster.  Daniel will be forever remembered through this scholarship which gives Oswego students opportunities for studying abroad.

Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program  NEW!

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.

International Education and Programs Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students who need financial assistance to study abroad. Awards are made on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.  Students must be Oswego students studying overseas on an Oswego program. Preference will be given to those students who never have traveled internationally.

Jose Ramon Perez International Scholarship - CAPA Beijing or London Programs

This need-based scholarship was created and funded by the President/CEO of CAPA International Education, John J. Christian (Oswego, '87). This scholarship aims to offer students, who otherwise would not be able, the opportunity to study abroad. The scholarship covers all overseas expenses for one semester abroad, including CAPA program costs and housing. In addition, scholarship recipients will be awarded an International Education Scholarship to fully fund round-trip airfare to Beijing or London.  Please note: students will be expected to cover their own food costs, textbooks, and spending money.

Thomas Jacobsen '77 Memorial Scholarship

This award was established by friends and family to honor the memory of Thomas (Jake) Jacobsen '77 (d.2000), who died while hiking in Grenada.  Jake will always be remembered for his kindness and compassion towards others, love of travel, adventure, and Oswego.  This scholarship will give an Oswego student who demonstrates humanitarian interests and achievements the opportunity to participate in the college's Study Abroad Program.

GETGO Scholarship and Other Opportunities

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature is now offering students awards to make it easier to study/work abroad. The Global Experience Travel Grant from Oswego (GETGO) awards will be granted to students who apply and are fully qualified for an entire year, semester, summer or quarter course abroad.
For more information or to apply, please contact the Modern Languages Department in person at 245 Campus Center or at 315.312.2196

Also, some departments around campus offer scholarships to their major or minor students for study abroad. Contact your department's office for possible scholarship opportunities and application procedures.

General Scholarships (all students)

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International - This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
  • David L. Boren Scholarships - Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Grant - Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
  • Institute for International Education - This is a database of listings for study abroad funding. Students may search for opportunities by host country region, subject of student, etc.

Country-Specific (all students)

  • Delta Phi Alpha offers several scholarships to recognize high-achieving Delta Phi Alpha undergraduate students.
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - DAAD New York is the representative office for North America and we offer a wide range of funding opportunities for students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions located in the United States, Canada and their territories.
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan - The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships to US undergraduate students to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.  The Foundation aims to expand the opportunities for study abroad in Japan to help prepare America's young people to assume future global leadership roles.
New Zealand
  • TCA Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships - The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for African American, Hispanic American and Native American students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)
Multiple Countries
  • / CAPA Scholarship -, in cooperation with CAPA International Education, will offer twenty-five diversity scholarships for students participating on a CAPA study abroad or intern abroad program during the spring 2013, summer 2013 and fall 2013. will award five tuition scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for spring 2013 programs and five for fall 2013 programs. Fifteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for summer 2013. Economically disadvantaged, first-generation, community college, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholarship application must be submitted with program application. Request details on CAPA programs in BeijingBuenos AiresFlorence, London or Sydney. For more details on the scholarship, click here.