Scholarships

Scholarships
How to Apply
Application instructions for each of the scholarships listed below can be found within the online program application. Scholarship awards are made at the same time as admissions decisions. 


Financial Aid
Bard staff work closely with study abroad staff at students' home institutions to ensure that, whenever possible, all or part of a student's financial aid package will transfer to the Bard-CEU semester.

Scholarship Categories

Each year the Institute for International Liberal Education at Bard College awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships to 70 percent of students participating in our study abroad programs. The following scholarships are available:

Civic Engagement Scholarships
Up to $3,000 per scholarship, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester

Civic engagement scholarships are awarded to students whose participation in the program will enable them to further a related civic engagement project, including but not limited to student-led initiatives, community action projects, and/or-in-depth research for a thesis or intended for publication.

Diversity Scholarships

Up to $10,000 per scholarship, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester

Diversity scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to the following:
  • Economically disadvantaged students
  • African-American/black students
  • Asian Students
  • Hispanic/Latino Students
  • Multi-racial/ethnic students
  • Indigenous/Native-American students
  • Students with disabilities
  • First-generation college students
Heritage Scholarships
Up to $10,000 per scholarship, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester

Heritage scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need and who are of Hungarian heritage.
IILE Scholarships
Typical scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000

IILE scholarships are available to students demonstrating financial need. Applications are particularly encouraged from students who meet the following criteria:
  • Tuition at home institution is significantly lower than Bard’s tuition rate; and/or
  • Financial aid and/or institutional scholarships cannot be transferred towards participation in the program. 
For more information on scholarships offered by Bard College and other possible scholarship opportunities, please review our scholarship guide.