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Syracuse Abroad Announces New Financial Aid Awards for 2021-22 Programs
These funds help to further enhance global perspectives within the Syracuse community. “We are delighted that we are able to provide students with greater access to study abroad at this time when learning, engaging, and collaborating across borders is more important than ever,” says Assistant Provost and Executive Director of Syracuse Abroad Erika Wilkens.
With generous support from the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, the $1.4 million in new funds will be awarded to undergraduate students participating in semester programs during the 2021-22 academic year.
Awards and grants will apply to both Syracuse Center and World Partner programs and are particularly designed to assist students with financial need, as well as to recognize academic achievement. Students will also remain eligible for all other existing scholarships and grants.
With the financial challenges many are facing at this time, eligible students will automatically be awarded with the amounts outlined below and the application fee for Fall 2021 semester programs will be lowered. The application deadline for Fall 2021 programs is April 1. Apply now.
New Awards for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Academic Excellence Award: Full-time semester program students with a GPA of 3.7–4.0 attending a fall or spring semester will receive an academic excellence award in the following amounts: $1,400 for fall 2021 programs and $650 for spring 2022 programs. The award is based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.
Need-Based Merit Award: Eligible full-time semester program students with a GPA of 3.0–3.69 will receive a need-based merit award in the following amounts: $1,000 for Fall 2021 programs and $400 for Spring 2022 programs. The award is based on the combination of qualifying GPA and financial need levels.
Travel Assistance Grants: Eligible full-time semester program students will receive an award of $850 for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 programs. This grant will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid. This grant will be a part of a student’s total financial aid package and students will need to cover upfront costs of purchasing the flight as these funds will not be disbursed until closer to the start of the semester.
Application Fee Reduction: The application fee has been reduced to $50 for fall 2021 semester programs for all students.
Grants and aid for Syracuse University undergraduate students are determined by financial need based on your FAFSA and CSS Profile, and various eligibility criteria apply. Students with additional questions about eligibility should contact their financial aid counselor.
Students studying with Syracuse Abroad from partner institutions must first add Syracuse University to FAFSA in order to be considered for need-based awards and can use code: 002882.
Fall 2021 Programs and COVID-19 Plans
Syracuse Abroad staff on campus and overseas are excited and optimistic about the future of study abroad. At this time, the goal of Syracuse Abroad is to reassure students and the Syracuse University community that plans are in place to move forward with Fall 2021 programming.
A dynamic set of programs has been designed for the Fall 2021 semester, which include enriching coursework and stimulating cultural activities, engaging professors, strong student support, exciting educational field trips and a myriad of experiential learning opportunities. While the goal is to move forward with fall study abroad opportunities, the highest priority is the health and safety of students, and public health and travel advisories will continue to be reviewed leading up to the Fall 2021 semester.
More details about the fall semester programming and highlights can be found on the program pages below:
- Exploring Central Europe
- Florence Center
- London Center
- Madrid Center
- Santiago Center
- Strasbourg Center
Students, parents and faculty can learn more about Syracuse Abroad’s COVID-19 center plans. These comprehensive plans have been developed in collaboration with campus experts and public health officials, in line with local regulations and resources. These health and safety precautions provide center staff and faculty with the knowledge and guidance to keep each fall program running smoothly and efficiently–with academic, health and safety, and on-the-ground support plans in place.
Students can start planning for their semester abroad and apply now. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information about fall programs, contact Syracuse Abroad’s international program advisors or make an appointment.