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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

SEAP Funding 


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

The Southeast Asia Program is able to award undergraduate funding assistance through Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships during the summer at the Southeast Asia Summer Studies Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. SEAP also maintains information on other favored funding opportunities. 


SEAP Engaged Travel Grant

SEAP is offering students up to 1,000 dollars of funding for international study or research. Eligible students will have taken an approved Southeast Asian course, or a course with more than 25% of the content pertaining to Southeast Asia. Area and language courses both count towwards this award. 


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. The program is intended for beginners; no prior instruction in or knowledge of any Southeast Asian language is necessary.

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!