Several Suffolk County Community College scholarships (value to be determined based
on funds availability) will be awarded to support study abroad program students' participation.
Applications will be accepted beginning February 3rd, 2020 until April 1st by 5pm.
All scholarship decisions will be made by April 20th.
To qualify for the scholarship, one must be a full time Suffolk student with a GPA
of 3.0 or higher at a time of application, and be enrolled into one of the study abroad
programs offered at Suffolk County Community College. Non-matriculated students are
not eligible to apply.
Submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office by email or send a hard
1. An Essay addressing the following questions:
Why did you decide to study abroad and what factors led you to this decision?
What do you hope to gain and what do you anticipate will be the impact of your experience
What impact will your choice of country have on your experience abroad?
What initially inspired you to want to study abroad in this particular country or
learn this language?
What factors led to your choice of country to study?
How will this study abroad program and the coursework you take abroad impact your
academic and future professional goals?
Are there any distinctive components to this program, beyond coursework, that will
impact your overall learning experience abroad? NOTE: Your essay should not simply answer all of the above questions - they should rather
guide you in your thought process when explaining in your essay why you decided to
study abroad and what you expect to gain from the experience.
2.Two letters of recommendation from your instructors, advisors or
mentors who can speak of your:
Competence in major or specialization
Academic interest and motivation
Capacity for independent study
Level of maturity
Ability to adapt to unstructured circumstances
Self-confidence and self-esteem
Ability to relate well to others
Integrity NOTE: Recommendation Letters MUST include full name, email, phone number, position of
the recommending individual and must be signed and include date.
3. Cover sheet, including the following information:
"Study Abroad Program"
Date of Application
Mailing Address: Suffolk County Community College Attn: Study Abroad Office Ammerman Campus, Riverhead Rm 301 533 College Rd. Selden, NY 11784
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Awards of up to $5,000 to support U.S. citizen undergraduates receiving federal Pell
Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities in study
abroad. Students studying a Critical Need Language may receive a $3,000 supplement
for a total possible award of $8,000. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department
of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.