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Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

Scholarship Opportunities

Off-Campus Study & Exchanges encourages students to pursue external scholarship opportunities to help fund their off-campus study. If you currently receive financial aid, you should make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to review the use of your financial aid package. You should do this as soon as possible after acceptance to your chosen study abroad program.

Although scholarships for off-campus study are limited, there are a number of scholarships available for students through national scholarship funds, approved program providers, and local and community organizations. The following information highlights national scholarships, scholarships provided by our approved program providers, and additional resources to search for scholarships. Any students awarded an external scholarship must report the scholarship to Skidmore's Office of Financial Aid.

The following list of scholarships is not an exhaustive list. Most of the scholarships are not are not affiliated with Skidmore College except for the scholarships listed under OCSE affiliate scholarships


OCSE Affiliate Scholarships

Off-Campus Study & Exchanges is excited to announce affiliate scholarships. 

These scholarships are available to students studying off-campus on an API or CIEE program.  The awards will range from $250 - $1,000 and will be credited directly to a student’s account at Skidmore College. 

Applying to the affiliate scholarships does not preclude students from applying directly to API or CIEE for scholarships. To be eligible to apply for the API or CIEE affiliate scholarship, you must:

To apply for the API or CIEE scholarship, you must submit an essay to OCSE directly; essays should be no more than 1-page and should addresses the following:

The deadlines to submit your scholarship essay are as follows:

You can submit your essay to Lisa Hobbs, Associate Director of Operations at Off-Campus Study & Exchanges in Starbuck 202 or by email ( as an attachment.  The subject line must read “API Scholarship Application” or “CIEE Scholarship Application”.

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National Scholarships - General

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National Scholarships - Specific to Region or Country   

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Approved Program Provider Scholarships

Many of the Skidmore approved program providers offer merit or need-based scholarships for the participants of the particular programs they sponsor. Please be sure to contact the program provider about scholarship eligibility and application process.

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Additional Resources - General

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Additional Resources - Specific to Diversity

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