There are opportunities to assist in covering the costs to study abroad. 

Katherine Disbrow Johnson (RSC '29)

Katherine Disbrow Johnson ('29) Fund Scholarship

(For Semester or Year Long Study Programs)

Katherine Disbrow Johnson graduated from Russell Sage College in 1929 with a degree in secretarial sciences. She was a very active alumna, receiving RSC Alumnae Association's highest honor, the Crockett Medal. She was a generous donor of both time and money to the college. Kay was very active with volunteer work for charitable organizations while working full time.

Later in life she became more politically involved and assisted with local political campaigns. Kay was able to travel extensively and worked in the travel industry. She believed that traveling to other countries would open up traveler's viewpoints and help to bring about world peace. It was her intent that this endowed fund assist all Sage students in having the opportunity to study and travel abroad. Download the application.  

Student Government Association Foreign Study Fund

(For Semester, Year, and Short Term Study Abroad Opportunities)

This scholarship was given as a gift by the Student Government Association to be used to provide an annual scholarship(s) for study abroad by a Sage College student.  This scholarship can be used to assist in the cost of all study abroad, including short term travel programs.  Download the application. 

Scrimshaw-Stern Student Travel Fund

(For Short Term Travel Opportunities)

The Susan C. Scrimshaw’s Student Travel Fund is awarded to students who will be traveling to volunteer, present at a national or regional conference, or pursue experiential learning as a full time Sage College undergraduate or graduate student. Download the application. 

Cynthia Crocco Spector (’74) and Sherman David Spector Fellowship Fund

Cynthia Crocco Spector (RSC '74) established the Cynthia Crocco Spector (’74) and Sherman David Spector Fellowship Fund in recognition of her education at Russell Sage College and Dr. Sherman David Spector's tenure as Professor of History at Russell Sage College.  This fund is intended for RSC female students who are current U.S. citizens who wish to travel, study, intern, or conduct research abroad.  First preference will be given to students who are majoring in History, Political Science, or International Studies.  Second preference will be given to students studying in an international oriented major.  If no one meets these two major criteria, then the fellowship will be offered to any other RSC female student with U.S. Citizenship.   Download the application

Nancy Parker Neumann Memorial Travel Award

Family and friends established the Nancy Parker Neumann (RSC 06), Memorial Travel Award with the intent to recognize Nancy’s commitment to correct social injustices and to support other Russell Sage College students’ efforts to study, travel and experience firsthand these issues in an effort to eradicate them. Download the application.

Guy Torre Nutrition Travel Award

Russell Sage College students enrolled in the Nutrition program have a new opportunity to extend their education by studying abroad. Former Nutrition Associate Professor Millie Estes has established the Guy Torre Travel Award in memory of her brother; Estes hopes his award will allow Nutrition students to learn about and participate in different lifestyles and cultures. The award will be granted to two Nutrition students annually; the money will be used to offset travel expenses related to a Sage-sanctioned Study Abroad program. Students who win this award are required to present about their travel experience. This professional presentation using Power Point slides will take place during the annual Nutrition Networking Night.  For additional information and applications, please contact Nutrition Chair Dr. Nina Marinello. 

Doris Adams Ferguson ('53) Memorial Fund for Sociology

The Doris Adams Ferguson ’53 Memorial Fund for Sociology has been endowed by James T. Ferguson, Sr., in honor of his wife, Doris Adams Ferguson, RSC ’53. The award provides funding to support travel, field study, or related expenses for one or more Sociology majors who are engaged in a baccalaureate thesis, senior project, internship, or advanced study. Upon project completion, the recipient of this award will publish a written report of her findings/observations. She will also present her findings in a public forum. Applications can be obtained from Dr. Napierski-Prancl, Director of Sociology (Hart Hall 215).


National Scholarships 


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

(For Semester, Full Summer or Year Long Study Programs)

Students receiving a Pell Grant may be eligible for this scholarship which provides up to $5,000 for any semester or year abroad. The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.



Boren Awards for International Study

(For Semester, Full Summer or Year Long Study Programs)

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. 

Learn more about the Boren Scholarships.


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Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Programs

(For Year Long Student Study Programs and Semester Scholar Programs)

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships, to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. Intended for graduating seniors,  Graduate-level candidates, or Young professionals. 

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sends American scholars, professionals, and artists abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year.

Learn more about the Fulbright Student and Scholars Programs


Freeman Asia 

Freeman-Asia Scholarships

(For Semester, Full Summer or Year Long Study Programs)

The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need.

Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

Learn more about the Freeman Scholarship.

For more information regarding financial planning to study abroad, speak with a representative of the Financial Aid Office, 244-2201.