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Study Abroad Scholarships


Each year the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) at Bard College awards approximately $300,000 in need-based scholarships to 70 percent of students participating in our study abroad programs in Berlin, Budapest, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, South Africa, and the West Bank. Diversity Scholarships - NEW! $10,000 scholarships, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester per program Diversity scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to the following: --Economically disadvantaged students --African-American/Black students --Asian students --Hispanic/Latino students --Multi-racial/ethnic students --Indigenous/Native-American students --Students with disabilities --First-generation college students Heritage Scholarships - NEW! $10,000 scholarships, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester for participating programs Heritage scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are: --Students of Russian heritage applying for a semester or year of study at Smolny College --Students of Hungarian heritage applying for a semester of study at Central European University --Students of Palestinian heritage applying for a semester of study at Al-Quds Bard College --Students of Kyrgyz heritage applying for a semester or year of study at the American University of Central Asia Civic Engagement Scholarships - NEW! Up to $3,000 per scholarship, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester per program Civic engagement scholarships are awarded to students whose participation in the program will enable them to further a related civic engagement project, including but not limited to student-led initiatives, community action projects, and/or-in-depth research for a thesis or intended for publication. IILE Scholarships Typical scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000 IILE scholarships are available to students demonstrating financial need. Applications are particularly encouraged from students who meet the following criteria: --Tuition at home institution is significantly lower than Bard’s tuition rate; and/or --Financial aid and/or institutional scholarships cannot be transferred towards participation in the program. For more information on how to apply for these scholarships, please visit our individual program websites: Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program - Abu Dis, West Bank (www.alqudsbard.org/abroad) American University of Central Asia - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (auca.bard.edu) ECLA of Bard - Berlin, Germany Central European University - Budapest, Hungary (www.bard.edu/ecla) International Human Rights Exchange - Johannesburg, South Africa (www.ihre.org) Smolny College - St. Petersburg, Russia (smolny.bard.edu)

Sponsor: Bard College / Institute for International Liberal Education

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Locations of StudyPalestinian Territory, Occupied, South Africa, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary and Germany
Field Of Study ListLiberal Arts/Humanities, Languages/Linguistics, Journalism/Broadcasting, Political Science/Social Science, Philosophy & Religion, Law & Legal Studies, Cultural Studies and Arts, Visual & Performing

Host Institution: Program locations vary

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Award Specifications

Additional information about this award.

AmountVaries - up to $10,000
Number of AwardsVaries
DeadlineVariable - Same as application deadline for program

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