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FIT Global Scholar Award Program

The FIT Global Scholar Award Program
provides funds to supplement the costs of studying abroad in Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

These awards can be used for any FIT Study Abroad program for which the student receives at least 12 academic credits towards their degree per semester OR a minimum of 2 credits for summer study.

For a selection of eligible programs please visit: FIT Study Abroad, SUNY International Programs, or College Consortium for International Studies.

For Semester or Yearlong Applications:

  1. Two (2) awards up to $5,000 for students who are residents of New York City and graduates of New York City high schools.
  2. Five (5) awards up to $3,000 for all eligible students

For Summer Applications:

  1. One (1) award up to $3,000 for students who are residents of New York City and graduates of New York City high schools.
  2. Four (4) awards up to $2,000 for all eligible students

The FIT Global Scholar Award is competitive and can be granted in addition to other federally funded or FIT Foundation awards.


Students applying for this award must:

  • be enrolled full time in an FIT degree program
  • have applied for Financial Aid or are planning to have demonstrated need 
  • be US citizens or permanent residents


  • apply for a study abroad program
  • Complete the additional FIT Global Scholar Award application, including an additional statement. This application is found under the Scholarships & Awards tab of the Study Abroad application website. The award statement you provide will be a significant factor in the review of your application for this award.

    Your statement must include a response to each of the following:
    1) Tell us about past experiences that make you eager to study abroad
    2) Tell us about your experiences and values and how they would make you an effective FIT representative abroad.
    3) When you return, in what ways would you be an effective ambassador within the FIT community to promote intercultural understanding and encourage the importance of studying abroad?
For help with your GSA award statement contact the Writing Studio located at B612.

Note: Students may apply for a Global Scholar Award even if they have not yet been accepted into their chosen Study Abroad program. However, the awards shall be released with proof that the student has been accepted to an authorized Study Abroad program and confirmation that the student is actually able to participate in the program. In the event that an awardee shall withdraw from the Study Abroad Program for any reason the award will be rescinded.

Upon return from study abroad program, awardees will be expected to submit an essay about their experiences & assist with FIT Study Abroad program promotion.

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 for programs in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.

SUNY Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship per academic term (fall, spring, or summer) will be awarded to a high achieving FIT student participating in a short-term, semester, or year program during their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year.

Student must be a recipient of an FIT scholarship of at least $1,000 to be eligible for the SUNY Diversity Abroad Scholarship. (FIT scholarship includes Global Scholar Award, Presidential Scholars, Departmental Scholarships.)

Presidential Scholars

Students in the Presidential Scholars Program are eligible to apply for the following study abroad scholarships during their sophomore or junior year.

  • Jerome L. Greene Foundation International Studies Fund (up to $10,000)
  • Jodi Tilton Memorial Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad ($2000)
  • Henry Wolf Presidential Scholars Summer Abroad Scholarship (up to $5000)

Lattuada Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to students studying at Polimoda for the academic year. Please contact the Office of International Programs in room B119 for more information on how to apply.

Departmental Scholarships

International Trade & Marketing (contact the ITM Department for more information)

  • Ralph Lauren Corp.
  • New Times Group Limited
  • PVH corp.
  • Gemini Shippers Association 

Fashion Design

Other Scholarships

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Awards from FIT could be any combination of the following:

Financial Aid Office: Room A212-A, 212 217.3560     
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