- FIT Study Abroad Scholarships
- FIT Departmental Scholarships & Other FIT Scholarship Opportunities
- External Study Abroad Scholarships
The FIT Study Abroad Scholarships provide funds to supplement the costs of studying abroad. FIT Study Abroad Scholarships can be used for any 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 or winter study abroad. For a selection of programs see the FIT Study Abroad website, SUNY International Programs or College Consortium for International Studies. FIT offers 35+ Study Abroad Scholarships of $1000-$6000 including the Global Scholar Award, the Gladys Marcus International Scholarship, the FIT in Italy Scholarships, the Lattuada Scholarship and Program-Specific Scholarships. Details about each award can be found below. All are competitive and can be granted in addition to other federally funded or FIT Foundation awards.
Please note that there is only one FIT scholarship application to compete for all FIT scholarships, including the Program-Specific Scholarships.
October 1, 2020 for programs in Spring 2021
February 11, 2021 for programs in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Academic Year 2021-2022
Students applying for an award must:
- be enrolled full-time in an FIT degree program;
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for most FIT Study Abroad Scholarships; and
- have applied for Financial Aid or are planning to apply and have demonstrated need OR, for international students, have demonstrated need in accordance with the guidelines established through Severe Economic Hardship Relief for F-1 students.
- Apply for a study abroad program at fitnyc.edu/studyabroad.
- Complete the additional FIT Global Scholar Award application which includes an additional
personal statement. This application is found under the Scholarships & Awards tab
of the study abroad application site. The personal 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
- Tell us about past experiences that make you eager to study abroad.
- Tell us about your experiences and values that would make you an effective FIT representative abroad.
- Tell us in what ways would you be an effective ambassador within the FIT community to promote intercultural understanding and encourage study abroad participation when you return.
For help with writing your personal statement to make it more competitive, we encourage
you to visit the Writing & Speaking Studio.
For all other questions, please contact the Office of International Programs.
Note: Students may apply for a FIT Study Abroad Scholarship even if they have not yet been accepted into their chosen Study Abroad program. However, 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, awardees will submit an essay about their experiences and assist with FIT Abroad program promotion.
FIT Study Abroad Scholarship Details
|FIT Global Scholar Award Program||
The FIT Global Scholar Award Program provides funds to supplement the costs of studying abroad.
For Winter Applications
For Spring Applications
For Summer Applications
For Fall and Academic Year Programs
|FIT in Italy Scholarships||One (1) $3,000 award per semester (Fall and Spring) will be given to FIT in Italy students who demonstrate need.|
|Gladys Marcus Scholarship||
One (1) award at $1,300 will be given to an FIT student for semester study
|SUNY Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship||
One (1) $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.
|American University of Paris (AUP)||
A $6000 scholarship is awarded to one (1) qualified applicant per semester, contingent on funding.
|American University of Rome (AUR)||
A $3000 scholarship is awarded to one (1) qualified applicant per semester, contingent on funding.
|Institut Supérieur de Communication et Publicité (ISCOM)||A $1900 scholarship will be awarded to eight (8) qualified applicants for the Spring 2021 semester only, contingent on funding.|
|Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM)||A scholarship for 50% of LdM tuition rates (a discount of ~$3,500) is awarded to qualified applicants each semester, contingent on funding. The number of LdM tuition scholarships varies from year to year.|
Fashion Design degree students interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact the FD Department for eligibility and application information.
|International Trade & Marketing||
International Trade & Marketing degree students interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact the ITM Department for eligibility and application information.
Students must be chosen as Presidential Scholars to be eligible to apply for the following study abroad scholarships during their sophomore or junior year. Students can contact the Presidential Scholars Department for information on application and eligibility information.
The Educational Skills Department is pleased to announce a $1,500 award to a student
who plans to participate in an FIT study abroad program. This scholarship is made
possible by a generous gift to the Educational Skills Department from Mildred Rothman,
founding member and Chairperson from its inception until 1991.
The scholarship will be awarded based on the following:
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Professor James Sullivan, Chairperson of the Educational Skills Department, in B602 by the April 6th deadline at 5:00pm.
|AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship||For students studying in the UK.|
|Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Joint Scholarships||See: AIB Scholarship|
|American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants||
The ASF offers fellowships and grants to outstanding American students for study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
|APIASF Scholarship Program||
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) supports low-income, underrepresented students with a variety of scholarships. Awardees are most often students that represent the AAPI’s goal for a diverse community, in addition to exhibiting a desire for communal improvement. The AAPI search committee places preference on first generation college students.
|Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship||The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who
are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university
to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Available to Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer study abroad students. Keep in mind that Winter and Spring awards have a combined deadline.
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
For students studying in the UK.
|Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)||
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
Some majors allow for their students to participate in external programs, including CCIS. Several FIT students have taken advantage of the $1,000 CCIS scholarship - you could be next!
|Diversity Abroad Scholarships||Diversity Abroad was founded on simple concept; connect a fast growing and diverse population of students and young professionals with meaningful international opportunities that will prepare them for future education and career opportunities.|
|Freeman Award - Asia||
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
|Fund for Education Abroad||
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:
As an applicant, you are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers you provide on your application online. Scholarships available include:
|Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation Scholarship||
The GAPA Foundation Scholarship provides financial assistance to API LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer) students who are attending a post-secondary institution. The purpose of the GAPA Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) students who are interested in activism in the API and LGBTQ communities.
|German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)||See: https://www.daad.org/en/about-us/|
|Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards||
Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. See:
|Global Study Awards||See: http://www.mastersportal.eu/pages/the-global-study-awards/#fflt:ISIC_GSA1|
|GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship||F.I.T. has been registered and is eligible to participate in the GoEuro European Study
Abroad Scholarship program. There are three scholarships of up to €2000 to be awarded.
GoEuro.com understands that understanding new cultures through travel can be a major
part of an international exchange. They want to make this easier and dedicating their
scholarship to students hoping to carry out a study abroad program in a European Union
and/or Schengen country.
More information about the GoEuro Scholarship can be found here: http://www.goeuro.com/travel/study-abroad
|Go Overseas Scholarship||See: http://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/study-abroad-application|
|HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship||The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is for aspiring global travelers who want to give back while they experience another culture. Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 to support a trip that includes an educational or service component.|
|Institute for International Education (IIE) Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant||FIT is a commitment partner to IIE's Generation Study Abroad making FIT students eligible to apply for an IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant.|
Institute for International Education (IIE) Study Abroad Funding
This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.
|ISIC (International students are eligible)||See: https://www.isic.org/the-global-study-awards-expand-your-horizons/
|Scholarships Portal EU (For programs in Europe)||
|Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship|
Trainline Student Travel Fund
|UCE Leadership Scholarship||
Leadership Scholarships are awarded by the UCE Scholarship Fund annually. The student must have contributed as a leader to FIT and their home community during their two years at FIT. The Leadership – Scholarship award of up to $3,000 is presented upon the start of the fall semester.