Each year the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) at Bard College awards approximately $300,000 in need-based scholarships to 70 percent of students participating in our study abroad programs in Berlin, Budapest, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, South Africa, and the West Bank.
Diversity Scholarships - NEW!
$10,000 scholarships, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester per program
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
--Students with disabilities
--First-generation college students
Heritage Scholarships - NEW!
$10,000 scholarships, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester for participating programs
Heritage scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are:
--Students of Russian heritage applying for a semester or year of study at Smolny College
--Students of Hungarian heritage applying for a semester of study at Central European University
--Students of Palestinian heritage applying for a semester of study at Al-Quds Bard College
--Students of Kyrgyz heritage applying for a semester or year of study at the American University of Central Asia
Civic Engagement Scholarships - NEW!
Up to $3,000 per scholarship, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester per program
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.
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 how to apply for these scholarships, please visit our individual program websites:
Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program - Abu Dis, West Bank (www.alqudsbard.org/abroad)
American University of Central Asia - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (auca.bard.edu)
ECLA of Bard - Berlin, Germany
Central European University - Budapest, Hungary (www.bard.edu/ecla)
International Human Rights Exchange - Johannesburg, South Africa (www.ihre.org)
Smolny College - St. Petersburg, Russia (smolny.bard.edu)