The following scholarships and grants are available for students participating in the CAPA-Led Programs to Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai, or Sydney. These scholarships are not for students participating in non-CAPA programs to these destinations.
To be eligible, you must be in the process of applying for a CAPA program. A separate scholarship application and documentation may also be required by the deadline listed. See each individual section for more details on the application process.
CAPA NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
CAPA offers need-based scholarships ranging from $500-5,000. The amount is determined by the Financial Assessment Form, which is a required piece of the application and is due by the scholarship deadline.
There are 2 pieces to this scholarship application and both must be completed by the application deadline:
- Online personal essay questions
- Financial Assessment Form - must be filled out by your home institution's financial aid office (please allow 1-2 weeks for processing)
Spring 2016: October 15, 2015 - deadline is now passed
Summer 2016: February 15, 2016
Fall 2016: May 15, 2016
Over 200 colleges and universities are affiliated with CAPA. Affiliation provides access to a special affiliate grant. if you are from an affiliate institution you automatically receive $300 grants for Summer Programs, $400 for Quarter Programs and $600 grants for Semester Programs. This will be deducted from your program invoice. If you wish to know if your institution is an affiliate, please contact a CAPA Admissions Advisor at 800.793.0334.
STUDY AGAIN WITH CAPA
If you studied abroad on a regular or customized CAPA program, you will automatically receive a $600 scholarship to study abroad again on a regular CAPA semester program, or a $300 scholarship toward a regular CAPA summer program. Students studying on another custom program are not eligible, and Affiliate students will not receive the Regular Affiliate Grant in addition to the Study Again with CAPA Scholarship. The scholarship and program application materials must be completed by the regular program deadlines (no extensions).
CAPA is committed to facilitating a learning abroad experience for students with disabilities. We encourage the disclosure of disability and use a collaborative team approach that involves our support staff both stateside and abroad, the student's study abroad advisor and disability resources coordinator, and of course the student, to determine the best means of accommodation. While some accommodations are cost-free, we recognize that additional expenses may be incurred. In an effort to defray such expenses, we have established the Accommodation Fund. We wish you a successful, exciting, and enriching time abroad and we are happy to support you in any way possible.
Grant Application Process:
- Email to Anne McDonnell, Director of Pre-Departure Services, to request an accommodations form outlining your needs.
- An anticipated additional cost sheet. Please work both with the Pre-Departure Services team, who will liaise with onsite personnel, as well as your College or University Study Abroad Office to assess potential additional costs that may arise. These can be estimates based on average costs advised by onsite personnel.
- Permission to contact your College or University’s Office of Disability Services as well as (if applicable) State Vocational Rehabilitation Program Coordinator from whom you receive support.
CAPA will review the grant proposal and determine award amounts based on the information provided. CAPA will try to meet the financial needs of the student as they are outlined to whatever degree possible, but some awards may not completely match the amount listed by the student pending the number of grant proposals we receive.
In instances where the grant funds will cover anticipated costs overseas, the grant fund will be managed by the onsite staff and distributed as needed/requested. If the proposed costs pertain to aspects of the program prior to departure, CAPA will make direct payments on the student’s behalf to the designated payee.
The application process must be completed by the deadlines below:
Spring 2016: October 1, 2015
Summer 2016: February 15, 2016
Fall 2016: May 15, 2016
NATIONAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to CAPA Scholarships, there are many other national scholarship competitions you can apply for to receive extra funding. Many of these scholarships require you to apply a year in advance, so definitely do your homework ahead of time. Please visit each individual link below to learn more about eligibility, deadlines and how to apply:
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
Fund for Education Abroad
Critical Language Scholarship (for China)
Diversity Network Travel Scholarship
Foundation for Global Scholars
NSEP-Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Phi Kappa Phi
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
Sarah's Wish Foundation
BLOG AND VLOG GRANTS
Are you an avid writer and photographer or a natural with a video camera? Why not apply for a blog or vlog grant for your semester or summer abroad with CAPA International Education?
Every term, CAPA recruits official bloggers and vloggers to record their experience abroad through a weekly submission to the CAPA World blog (capaworld.capa.org). In exchange, you’ll receive a $600 grant at the end of the semester or $300 at the end of the summer term. Additionally you’ll have access to a $300 semester or $150 summer “explorer fund” to help you generate content for the blog while you’re abroad. Your contributions will be shared through our social media platforms.
The grants and explorer funds for bloggers and vloggers are available to incoming students on a yearly basis and are subject to annual review.
To be eligible for a CAPA blog or vlog grant, you must:
- have been accepted to study abroad on a CAPA program the coming term that is 6+ weeks during the summer or 10+ weeks during the semester
- have a previous history as a blogger or vlogger and be able to submit a copy of your blog / vlog to the grant committee for review
- submit the application form and sample blog/vlog entry as detailed below
As a grant recipient, you must commit to writing one blog post or recording one vlog per week to set deadlines during your term abroad. Missing these deadlines may result in deductions from your grant amount. The blog or vlog contributions will begin in the “preparation stage” the week before you leave home. A list of suggested blog/vlog topics will be available to trigger your creativity but you are encouraged to submit your own ideas as well. Blog posts should be between 400 – 1,000 words. Vlog entries should be 1 - 2 minutes long. Blog/vlog content must be appropriate in nature and avoid showing or writing about topics that breach CAPA’s student code of conduct.
Distribution of Grant and Explorer Fund:
Once you have completed the required number of blog posts, the grant is sent to you in the form of a check. The explorer fund is distributed by your program site resident director. If you do not comply with the set guidelines for two weeks in a row, you will lose your right to the remainder of your explorer fund.
Use of Explorer Fund:
The use of the explorer fund is strictly intended to further the content of your blog/vlog. For example: ticket entry to events or venues such as museums or galleries that you may not otherwise have experienced that are then posted about on the blog or recorded for the vlog, dinner at a restaurant that you want to review, or in any way that you feel will be beneficial to your contribution as a blogger/vlogger.
This grant could potentially be taxable. Speak to your consultant for advice.
How to Apply:
Fill out the application form below at least 4 weeks prior to departure. Applications are considered by a committee and applicants are notified of the outcome by email.