Scholarships of $250-$1,000 are available for SUNY Buffalo State students to support participation in international service-learning or international volunteer experiences. Preference is given to students who participate in experiences in developing countries.
Read about the experiences of past scholarship recipients (thanks to the School of Education).
Must be a matriculated undergraduate or graduate student at SUNY Buffalo State.
Must be in good academic standing as defined by the Buffalo State Academic Standards Office.
Must be enrolled or accepted to participate in an acceptable international service-learning or international volunteer experience through SUNY Buffalo State, another accredited institution, or a recognized 501C-3 non-profit organization. Preference will be given to experiences directly organized through SUNY Buffalo State and those located in developing countries.
Demonstrated need for financial assistance;
Established connection of the international service experience to students’ major and/or career goals;
Complete application materials;
Successful personal interview with the selection committee.
Complete applications must include:
Completed application form
Detailed expense form
Two (2) recommendations
Complete applications must be received in the Civic and Community Engagement Office (South Wing 130) approximately three (3) months prior to the planned trip.
Review and Selection Process:
Scholarship requests will be reviewed and selected by a three-person panel made up of the Director of the Civic and Community Engagement Office (or designee), Director of the SUNY Research Foundation of Buffalo State (or designee), and the Director of the International and Exchange Programs (or designee). The panel will review the written application materials and interview final candidates. The decision on awarding scholarship funds will rest with a majority vote of the selection panel. The scholarship awardees will be recognized at the CCE Celebration of Service in May of each year.
For questions: South Wing 130, 716-878-3919, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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