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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

SEAP Funding for Undergraduates

SEAP Engaged Travel Grant

Students may apply to SEAP for up to $1,000of for international study or research, as part of a class or independently. Only students who have taken at least one semester of a Southeast Asian Language and/or a Southeast Asian Studies area course (as listed on the SEAP website) are eligible to apply. Complete the online application, describing your plans, how the experience fits in with your academic goals and pathway, and explaining your sources of funding and anticipated expenses.

For more information contact:

Application deadline: Apply at least 6 weeks before your planned travel

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Funding - academic year and summer

The Southeast Asia Program is able to award a full Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship (tuition plus $2500 stipend) for undergraduates to study a Southeast Asian language at the intermediate level or above. This intensive 8-week summer at the Southeast Asia Summer Studies Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, can earn you the equivalent of a year of language study. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Plan ahead and begin a Southeast Asian language now! Apply online starting on November 10.

 For more information contact: or see the FLAS webpage

Application deadline: Februrary 14, 2018


SEAP Funding for Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

SEAP is offering one qualified undergraduate student a chance to win a full scholarship to intensively study a Southeast Asian language for eight full weeks at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. This scholarship is intended for beginners; no prior instruction in or knowledge of any Southeast Asian language is necessary. Apply here.

SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program. Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. For more information on SEASSI, click here.

For more information contact:

Application deadline: Mar 15, 2018

Cornell Funding 


Off-Campus Opportunities Fund (OCOF)

OCOF is a common application for students seeking financial support for off-campus experiences. OCOF is predominantly for short-term programs when financial aid is less available. The fund consolidates the application awarding process of four previously distinct grants offered through: 

  • Cornell Abroad: Global Encounters Scholarship
  • Engaged Cornell: Community-Engaged Student Travel Grant Program
  • Global Cornell: Undergraduate Student Travel Grants
  • Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI): Student Individuals Funding Sponsorship

Application deadline: Oct 31, 2017 (Winter Term)

The Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowship

The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies awards financial aid to qualified undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors seeking support for summer internship opportunities.  

Application deadline: Apr 12, 2017 - awards deadlines have passed, please check again Fall 2017.

Janet Mckinley '74 Family Grant

The Janet McKinley ’74 Family Grant is open to all Cornell sophomores for the purpose of assisting students in pursuing interesting, provocative, and entrepreneurial summer projects, with the intent of having a direct and lasting impact on many generations of Cornell students.

Application deadline: Mar 6, 2017 - awards deadlines have passed, please check again Fall 2017.

Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service

Supported by the Iscol Family and the Atkinson Center, Cornell students can apply for paid internships with environmental advocacy groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund and Oceana. Internship descriptions are listed on Cornell Handshake. Application instructions and deadlines vary by position and are included in the internship descriptions.

Learning Strategies Center

The primary objective of the Learning Strategies Center (LSC) Scholarship is to enable current full-time undergraduate students to graduate on schedule by providing financial support to attend Summer or Winter Session at Cornell.  Although many students wish to attend Summer or Winter Session, funding is limited to eligible applicants who receive Cornell grant aid and demonstrate both an academic and financial need. LSC Scholarships are for Cornell courses only, and cover the cost of  tuition.

Other Funding 

Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI)

For U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents, fellowship funding is available for this program from the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad, which covers full tuition, homestays, books and other classroom materials, plus round-trip international airfare from the U.S. to Indonesia, and related ground transportation. 

Application deadline: Feb 17, 2017 - awards deadlines have passed, please check again Fall 2017.

Southeast Asian Student Organizations

SEAP provides co-sponsorship for Southeast Asian student groups. Up $200 USD can be granted for your student organization event. We also help advertise your event, connect you with local community members, and provide a meeting space. The forms that must be completed are attached. If you are currently not part of a student organization you can join one now my clicking here!