About Study Abroad Grants

Study Abroad Grants provide one-time funding of up to $1,500 to Honors students in good standing with the Honors Program to defray the costs of participating in study abroad programs. Award funds lessen travel expenses associated with travelling to and from the study abroad destination. Applicants must meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss any implications the award may have on their financial aid package. Within one month of return from studying abroad, award recipients are required to submit a brief report to the Honors Program that summarizes their study abroad experience. Study Abroad Grant report forms can be accessed on the second tab on the application form.

Deadlines & Timeline

The complete application, along with the supporting documentation is due on the following dates:

    • April 15th  for both Summer and Fall abroad programs
      • Financial aid must review your application against any potential summer and fall aid. With the volume of applications we receive, this review takes place in late April to early May.  Funding decisions will be communicated in mid May.
    • October 1st for Spring or short term winterlude abroad programs.
      • Financial aid must review your application against any potential spring semester aid. This review cannot take place until end of October, so even if you apply very early in the fall, your application cannot be reviewed and a determination of funding made until after this review is completed.  Funding decisions will be communicated in early to mid-November.

Short Term Programs

  • Applications submitted after the deadline (e.g. for short term programs) will be considered on a rolling basis, and funding may be delayed due to financial aid review requirements.


    • Applicants must be matriculated Syracuse University students, in good standing in the Honors Program and must be registered full-time during the semester that the award is granted. Read more about what 'good standing in Honors' entails here. Your application will be reviewed in consideration of your academic, civic and extracurricular engagement with the Honors Program.
    • Applicants must be accepted to a credit-bearing study abroad program.
    • Prior recipients of the Honors Study Abroad Grant are not eligible to apply.

Overview of Application and Award Process

    • Submit an application for the semester you plan to go abroad. Specify the campus and provide SU Abroad acceptance (letter, email, screen shot of application status).
    • Grant awards impact financial aid packages. If you are in good standing, Honors will confirm with the Financial Aid Office that the funding will not negatively impact your financial aid for the semester during which you are abroad.
    • Honors will also review your 'commitment' status with the SU Abroad Office. You must be 'committed' to your program before your award is finalized.
    • Finally, Honors will disburse the award of up to $1,500 directly to your student financial account to be disbursed for the semester in which you are studying abroad. This process involves different channels to process and takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the time Honors releases the funding request.
    • When you return to campus, complete your grant report. We require this step to share your narrative with donors who generously provide support, and to learn about how these opportunities benefit students. To learn about other student's experiences, read the reports in the sidebar to the right.


*Please note, you may be able to apply your study abroad experience toward fulfilling your Honors course credits. To learn more, review the Honors Good Standing Policy.

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2024 abroad funding. The application deadline was April 15th. Due to the high volume of applications, any request for abroad funding made after April 15th will be rejected.

Ready to Submit your Grant Report?

Submit your grant report at the link to the right.  The questionnaire will ask you open ended questions about your experience and your grant.   Honors will be publishing your report as a post to this website, and also sharing with our donors who provide these grants.  You can browse the posts here on the right as examples of how you will want to answer the questions in the report questionnaire.

Student Abroad Grant Experiences

Sifan Hunde

Sifan Hunde

During this study abroad opportunity, I was able to to take two courses: French for…

Gianna Frank

Gianna Frank

This experience provided me many opportunities for personal growth. Living abroad on my own as…

Nathan Bobeck

Nathan Bobeck

The experience I had was truly amazing. Not only did I learn a lot, but…

Thomas Montfort

Thomas Montfort

My time spent abroad in London was a once in a lifetime experience that has…

View of street in Florence Italy

Maya Angela Simms

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for three and a half months, and it was…

Samariah Crawford

Samirah Crawford

I found the Madrid Discovery program culturally enlightening. I was able to immerse myself in…

Jovanni Mosca in Lake Como Italy

Jovanni Mosca

As a computer science student I don’t get quite as many opportunities to explore current…

Sara Schreiber

Sara Schreiber

Through the support of the Honors Abroad Grant, I was able to travel to Florence,…

Abdalla Shamil

Abdalla Shamil

Through the Honors Abroad Grant I was able to participate in the Discovery Madrid program.…